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Mon Mar 23, 2020, 09:35 AM

How would President Clinton have handles C-19 differently

Although she is not president, despite winning more votes we can take an educated guess on how she would respond.

1/ she would not have fired the pandemic response team. Because of that the US would be ahead of the curve instead of "flattening the curve"

2/ She would not have eliminated the USA infectious disease specialist position embedded in the China CDC.

As a result of NOT doing those 2 things, we would have been watching when this started. We would have had a whole team of CDC specialists working on this last year. <- this is important. Because the US was caught flat footed; conspiracy theories abound and disinformation runs rampant, creating a panic.

3/ she would have accepted the WHO test kits ASAP. As a stop-gap until we could create our own. if we hadn't already.

By doing this the infection rate would be lower. Asymptomatic carriers would have been found and quarantined. Symptomatic people would be found and treated before their symptoms became severe, saving lives.

4/ She would not been on TV everyday inciting panic, with lie after lie.

5/As for needed supplies? She would have known the comfort ships were in dry dock for maintenance. She would have either not promised their delivery until ready or hastened their preparedness.

6/ She would have given updates based on facts and science. Calls for unity and strength. Asking Americans to stand up to meet the common goals, while consoling those who are affected.

7/ While you can't prove a negative, I suspect the stock market would not be in total collapse as they are now. Strong leadership and a proactive instead of a reactive government creates calm, not chaos.

In the absence of a strong leadership, you get what we have today. 4 months in and still no test kits, shutdowns across the USA, free-fall on Wall St. People holding their breath for 10 seconds as a self test, people ignoring quarantine guidelines, white supremacists planning to infect the police and responders, and so on. We have become a 3rd world country in 3 years.

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Response to mercuryblues (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 09:38 AM

1. She would have taken the warnings from the WHO and CDC in January seriously

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Mon Mar 23, 2020, 09:39 AM

2. It doesnt really matter now

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Mon Mar 23, 2020, 09:39 AM

3. All true

but she'd be fighting with the gop no stop, along with the media, russian bots, etc.

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Response to mercuryblues (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 09:41 AM

4. She wouldn't have been forced by that nasty

Obama to dismantle the Pandemic Task Force. If Obama hadn't created it then Trump wouldn't have had to dismantle it and could have created a PERFECT Pandemic Task Force.

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 10:12 AM

6. a PERFECT, BEAUTIFUL Pandemic Task Force.

One which the world has never seen, weeping bikers and constructions workers will tell him, "Sir, that is the most perfect Pandemic Task Force EVER."

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Response to mercuryblues (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 09:54 AM

5. Get thee to the greatest page!

K&R

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