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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:16 PM

Remember? Dec 31, 2019: WHO says mysterious pneumonia sickening dozens in China

Health authorities in China confirm that dozens of people in Wuhan, China, are being treated for pneumonia from an unknown source. Many of those sickened had visited a live animal market in Wuhan

Almost three months to prepare. What is the death count in the US today?

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Reply Remember? Dec 31, 2019: WHO says mysterious pneumonia sickening dozens in China (Original post)
efhmc Mar 26 OP
ansible Mar 26 #1
efhmc Mar 26 #2
efhmc Mar 26 #4
efhmc Mar 26 #6
Crunchy Frog Mar 26 #7
efhmc Mar 26 #9
efhmc Mar 26 #11
malaise Mar 27 #21
pat_k Mar 26 #3
efhmc Mar 26 #5
pat_k Mar 26 #8
efhmc Mar 26 #10
pat_k Mar 26 #12
efhmc Mar 26 #17
pat_k Mar 26 #19
efhmc Mar 27 #20
efhmc Mar 26 #18
Brainfodder Mar 26 #13
efhmc Mar 26 #16
Marrah_Goodman Mar 26 #14
efhmc Mar 26 #15

Response to efhmc (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:24 PM

1. The chinese already knew about it since November and lied about it to the rest of the world

By the time they started quarantining Wuhan, it already spread way beyond China.

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Response to ansible (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:34 PM

2. We still had months to prepare instead of denial, dismantling the government assistance we needed

and not taking WHO tests. How many of the deaths today would not have occurred if we had something besides an evil idiot as our president?

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Response to efhmc (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:42 PM

4. In the United States, at least 81,321 people are known to have been infected with the corona virus,

including more than 1,000 deaths more cases than China, Italy or any other country has seen, according to data gathered by The New York Times. These are the latest stats but I read earlier today that we are actually closer to 2000. Sorry but I cannot find that source.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:52 PM

6. 1,067 funerals to be attended by no loved ones and 1,067 death with no loved one around.

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Response to ansible (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:53 PM

7. Wasn't it convenient that Trump fired the CDC person in China

In charge of monitoring China for emerging diseases. And then spent months in denial after finding out about it.

I won't blame China for our nation's current catastrophe.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:18 PM

9. He wanted to "keep the numbers down". Sure wish he would have taken steps to do that.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:33 PM

11. The US passed Italy and China all at once with 1939 new cases at 4:30PM EDT

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Response to ansible (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 08:42 AM

21. No one lied more than your president n/t

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:40 PM

3. 1/13 test developed at Berlin's Charit university hospital with experts from London, China...

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Response to pat_k (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:46 PM

5. Thanks for that work. I wish we could have this info presented daily instead of DJT pressers.

Lots more helpful. And definitely more truth contained in that time line.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:25 PM

8. We are at a distinct disadvantage.

The "story" of the colossally damaging actions that predate the first case, as well as the resistance, incompetence, and utter failures to coordinate or take any meaningful action that followed the warnings of the outbreak is a series of actions, some of which require a good bit of explaining.

The truth is far less straightforward than the simple lie -- the "story" that Trump kept the Chinese virus out with the China travel ban and the assertion that if he had not done that as quickly as he had, the situation would be far worse.

His "story" is so easy to "get." If you don't know any better, it sounds quite plausible.

Of course, the ban was doomed because the virus had already been circulating, undetected, for weeks. His administration's obstruction and incompetence allowed it to silently spread. No testing. No tracing. No containment efforts.

The ban was also doomed because it was implemented so badly. (They didn't test -- didn't have a functional test at the time the ban was declared. They just screened for symptoms and told the symptomatic to go home and self-quarantine. Any of the undetected positives coming in, had, of course, already exposed all the passengers on the plane.)

But you know all this.

It all makes me so angry, I find myself raging, ranting, and "preaching to the choir."

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Response to pat_k (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:25 PM

10. Even those who know about this seem too overwhelmed to take their rage to

social media. I love that new ad that DJT is suing to shut down."The Trump campaign just released a cease and desist letter demanding that TV stations immediately pull this ad. https://assets.donaldjtrump.com/2017/web/hero_"

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Response to efhmc (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:29 PM

12. Darn. The link is not working for me. It's just loading an XML snippet. (nt)

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Response to pat_k (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:29 PM

17. Try this. Although I did see it on DU earlier.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:58 PM

19. It works. His threats have backfired. I'm seeing other coverage of this...

Airtime as a news story is just free advertising. It might have gone viral anyway, but the guaranteed it!

Ha!

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Response to pat_k (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 08:40 AM

20. Just knowing that Fox won't air it is very telling.

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Response to pat_k (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:33 PM

18. Fox refused to air it. So surprising.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:31 PM

13. 1209 deaths now at this time stamp per JHU global cases map.

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Response to Brainfodder (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:27 PM

16. If we had been testing all this time, I think we would be at the half way point now with

less deaths.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:34 PM

14. If I knew back then that it was coming here....

.... so did the WHO and CDC. Trump and company just didn't want to listen. Once Wuhan was quarantined I know the epidemiologists were screaming bloody murder, and still Trump and Company put their fingers in their ears like 4 year-olds.

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Response to Marrah_Goodman (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:25 PM

15. Our poor country. Thank heavens there are governors who are working to protect their people.

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