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Thu Mar 19, 2020, 02:35 PM

"Crimson Contagion"

The NYT is out with a long story on how lower level Trump administration officials, working with various state officials, did last year a comprehensive simulation of what a flu pandemic would look like

The outbreak of the respiratory virus began in China and was quickly spread around the world by air travelers, who ran high fevers. In the United States, it was first detected in Chicago, and 47 days later the World Health Organization declared a pandemic. By then it was too late: 110 million Americans were expected to become ill, leading to 7.7 million hospitalized and 586,000 dead.

That scenario, code-named “Crimson Contagion,” was simulated by the Trump administration’s Department of Health and Human Services in a series of exercises that ran from last January to August.

The simulation correctly predicted how unprepared the US would be for such a pandemic. What actions were taken in response to these dire warning? Nothing.



https://politicalwire.com/2020/03/19/government-exercise-warned-of-pandemic-last-year/
firewall, sorry:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/19/us/politics/trump-coronavirus-outbreak.html

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SamKnause Mar 2020 #3
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 02:37 PM

1. A complete failure of government. And where does the buck stop?

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Thu Mar 19, 2020, 02:39 PM

2. This should be called The Orange Plague.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 02:43 PM

3. WTF ???

Are they intentionally trying to kill us ???

August of 2019 and they did NOTHING !!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 02:46 PM

4. Too like Poe's Masque of the Red Death

Walls don't stop it

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Thu Mar 19, 2020, 05:20 PM

5. It's the 'Trump Virus' #Trumpvirus.

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