Covid19 DT GOP DENIAL

“A coordinated response from the CDC, the FDA, and the White House would have been important in containing the virus in the early stages,” Thomas Tsai, a health policy researcher at the Harvard School of Public Health, told Business Insider. “And we missed that opportunity.”

THREAD — A timeline of Trump’s coronavirus statements:

Jan. 22: “It’s going to be just fine. We have it totally under control.”

Jan. 24: “It will all work out well.”

Jan. 30: “We think we have it very well under control.”

Geoff Bennett on Twitter

Intelligence reports warned about a pandemic in January. Trump reportedly ignored them.

As Trump reportedly received intelligence reports about the seriousness of the coronavirus threat, he continued to downplay its severity in public. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/3/21/21189179/coronavirus-trump-intelligence-reports-warned-pandemic

Sam bee covid warning Premiered Jan 29, 2020

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/video-emerges-showing-trump-talking-about-cutting-pandemic-team-in-2018-despite-saying-last-week-i-didnt-know-about-it/ar-BB11h7QR

Before virus outbreak, a cascade of warnings went unheeded — The New York Times

The lost six weeks when US failed to contain virus

McConnell admits he was wrong to say Obama administration failed to leave a pandemic playbook — CNN Politics

Trump Said He Could Kill Someone On 5th Ave. But How About 50,000 Across America? — HuffPost

Fox and Limbaugh lies and downplay virus

George W. Bush in 2005: ‘If we wait for a pandemic to appear, it will be too late to prepare’

https://www.businessinsider.com/leaked-emails-show-experts-alarm-over-trump-admin-coronavirus-response-2020-4

Throngs of travelers arriving back in the US are jam-packed in airports after Trump’s coronavirus travel ban https://flip.it/1n9p1D

Before virus outbreak, a cascade of warnings went unheeded — The New York Times

Pressure mounts for Trump to actually use Defense Production Act — CNN Politics

Trump administration ended pandemic early-warning program to detect coronaviruses — Los Angeles Times

Obama Warned The U.S. To Prepare For A Pandemic Back In 2014 | NowThis

Trump is breaking every rule in the CDC’s 450-page playbook for health crisis — The Washington Post

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/white-house-coronavirus-task-force-briefing

Fact check: Hilton CEO shatters Trump’s testing conspiracy theory while sitting beside him — CNN Politics

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-struggles-explain-why-he-disbanded-his-global-health-team-n1153221

Trump’s WHO cuts ignite furious blowback — The Hill

Hey Donald Trump, who’s blameless enough to blame WHO on coronavirus response? Not you. — USA TODAY

America’s told-you-so moment: How we botched the reopening https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/01/coronavirus-reopening-347465?cid=apn

Trump Is Donating Ventilators to Countries That Don’t Need or Can’t Use Them. Nearly 8,000 ventilators are destined for foreign countries as part of Trump’s plan to make the U.S. “king of ventilators.” But public health experts worry the machines are crowding out more urgently needed aid. https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-is-donating-ventilators-to-countries-that-dont-need-or-cant-use-them

President Trump is not the only Republican who has no idea how to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Equally incompetent and confused is the Republican Senate, which has had months to consider the Heroes Act but still is paralyzed. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/22/trumps-not-only-incompetent-republican/

Hospital data on coronavirus patients will no longer be controlled by the CDC https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/14/politics/trump-administration-coronavirus-hospital-data-cdc/index.html

‘None of us lie’: Coronavirus testing czar rejects Trump’s attacks on health officials The president has repeatedly questioned his own administration’s experts as the pandemic threatens his reelection effort. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/14/coronavirus-testing-czar-trump-health-officials-360684?cid=apn

Trump Tells Employers Not To Worry About Recording COVID-19 Cases — HuffPost

Trumps Chernobyl Brian Klaas on Twitter

The U.S. was beset by denial and dysfunction as the coronavirus raged

America Is Trapped in a Pandemic Spiral As the U.S. heads toward the winter, the country is going round in circles, making the same conceptual errors that have plagued it since spring. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/09/pandemic-intuition-nightmare-spiral-winter/616204/

Furor erupts over Trump deliberately downplaying the coronavirus 

Trump’s refusal to warn Americans about COVID-19 went beyond his public comments. In the month after telling Woodward he understood the danger of exposure to the coronavirus, he held five campaign rallies, putting tens of thousands of people at potential risk. https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-09-09/furor-erupts-over-trump-telling-woodward-on-coronavirus

Woodward book: Trump says he knew coronavirus was ‘deadly’ and worse than the flu while intentionally misleading Americans  Woodward book: Trump says he knew coronavirus was ‘deadly’ and worse than the flu while intentionally misleading Americans

Sturgis rally may have caused more than 250,000 new coronavirus cases, study finds Economists researching the cost of a “superspreading event” estimate that the public health price tag of Sturgis could be more than $12.2 billion. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/sturgis-rally-may-have-caused-250-000-new-coronavirus-cases-n1239577

Emails show HHS official trying to muzzle Fauci Emails obtained by POLITICO show a top aide at the department dictating what the nation’s top infections disease expert should say during media interviews. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/09/emails-show-hhs-muzzle-fauci-410861?cid=apn