HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » David Furnish on Obama an...

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 02:43 AM

David Furnish on Obama and Trump

(Please share this with everybody you know,and even tweet it to Faux news journos.)

https://www.facebook.com/david.furnish/posts/10221822441167061

For those complaining about Trump being blamed for the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic numbers in America: a little history lesson for everyone on both sides of the political divide. I think it’s important that we understand the truth, especially come November when it’s time to vote. Forgive the length, but it’s really important to understand all the facts.

In December 2013, an 18-month-old boy in Guinea was bitten by a bat and died a brutal death a day later. After that, there were five more fatal cases. When Ebola spread out of the Guinea borders into neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone in July 2014, President Obama activated the Emergency Operations Center at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. The CDC immediately deployed CDC personnel to West Africa to coordinate a response that included vector tracing, testing, education, logistics, and communication.

Altogether, the CDC, under President Obama, trained 24,655 medical workers in West Africa, educating them on how to prevent and control the disease before a single case left Africa or reached the U.S.

Working with the U.N. and the World Health Organization President Obama ordered the re-routing of travelers heading to the U.S. through certain specific airports equipped to handle mass testing.

Back home in America, more than 6,500 people were trained through mock outbreaks and practice scenarios. That was done before a single case hit America.

Three months after President Obama activated this unprecedented response, on September 30, 2014, we detected our first case in the U.S.A. A man had traveled from West Africa to Dallas and somehow slipped through the testing protocol. He was immediately detected and isolated. He died a week later. Two nurses who tended to him contracted Ebola but later recovered. All the protocols had worked. It was contained.
The Ebola epidemic could have easily become a pandemic, but thanks to the actions of our government under President Obama, it never did. Those THREE EBOLA CONFIRMED CASES were the ONLY cases of Ebola in the U.S.A. because Obama did what needed to be done THREE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE FIRST CASE.

Ebola is even more contagious than COVID-19. Had Obama not acted swiftly, millions of Americans would have died horrible, painful, deaths like something out of a horror movie (if you’ve never seen how Ebola kills, it’s horrific).

It is ironic because since President Obama acted decisively we forget about his actions since the disease never reached our shores.

Now the story of COVID-19 and Trump’s response that we know about thus far:

Before anyone even knew about the disease (even in China) Trump disbanded the pandemic response team that Obama had put in place. He cut funding to the CDC, and he cut our contribution to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Trump fired Rear Admiral Timothy Ziemer, the person on the National Security Council in charge of stopping the spread of infectious diseases before they reach our country - a position created by the Obama administration.

When the outbreak started in China, Trump assumed it was China’s problem and sent no research, supplies or help of any kind. We were in a trade war, why should he help them?

In January he received a briefing from our intelligence organizations that the outbreak was much worse than China was admitting and that it would definitely hit our country if something wasn’t done to prevent it. He ignored the report, not trusting our own intelligence.

When the disease spread to Europe, the World Health Organization offered a plethora of tests to the United States. Trump turned them down, saying private companies here would make the tests “better” if we needed them. However, he never ordered U.S. companies to make tests and they had no profit motive to do so on their own.

According to scientists at Yale and several public university medical schools, when they asked for permission to start working on our own testing protocol and potential treatments or vaccines, they were denied by Trump’s FDA.

When Trump knew about the first case in the United States he did nothing. It was just one case and the patient was isolated. When doctors and scientists started screaming in the media that this was a mistake, Trump claimed it was a “liberal hoax” conjured up to try to make him “look bad after impeachment failed.”

The next time Trump spoke of COVID-19, we had SIXTY-FOUR CONFIRMED CASES but Trump went before microphones and told the American public that we only had FIFTEEN cases “and pretty soon that number will be close to zero.” All while the disease was spreading, he took no action to get more tests.

What Trump did was to stop flights from China from coming here. This was too late and accomplished nothing according to scientists and doctors. By then the disease was worldwide and was already spreading exponentially in the U.S. by Americans, not Chinese people as Trump would like you to believe.

As of the moment, I am posting this, the evening of April 17, 2020, we have 706,309 COVID-19 CONFIRMED CASES and 37,000 COVID-19 DEATHS in the U.S.A. The actual number is undoubtedly more than triple that amount given ongoing limited availability of testing.

If you are as outraged as I am by all of this, the most important thing my friends in America can do is get out and vote in November.

9 replies, 2374 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 9 replies Author Time Post
Reply David Furnish on Obama and Trump (Original post)
brettdale Apr 2020 OP
DFW Apr 2020 #1
Haggis for Breakfast Apr 2020 #9
mr_lebowski Apr 2020 #2
SheltieLover Apr 2020 #3
rooboy Apr 2020 #4
Blue Owl Apr 2020 #5
Blue Owl Apr 2020 #6
Blue Owl Apr 2020 #7
Hermit-The-Prog Apr 2020 #8

Response to brettdale (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 02:51 AM

1. Republicans will deny and lie and cover up because the truth devastates and exposes them

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DFW (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 09:00 PM

9. You had one job, trump.

Protect the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

You are an abject, abysmal failure. A fraud. And now a murderer.

Resign. Immediately. Get out of the way and allow the adults to take care of what you failed to do.

And what you failed to do was protect the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to brettdale (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 03:01 AM

2. Elton John's hubby, if memory serves ...

Shared on the FB ... very pertinent information. Though I'm not sure that Ebola is more contagious than CV, it's certainly FAR more deadly, and results in an even more horrific death (the other name, 'hemorrhagic fever' clues one in to how nasty it is). So there's that.
This is the DU member formerly known as mr_lebowski.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to brettdale (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 03:59 AM

3. K&R

TY!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to brettdale (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 05:25 AM

4. "...was already spreading exponentially in the U.S. by Americans..."

and was being spread around the world by people flying from the USA to other parts of the world.

Australia's major source of COVID-19 infections, apart from cruise ships, was the United States, not China.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to brettdale (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 08:32 PM

5. Double K&R



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to brettdale (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 08:32 PM

6. Triple K&R





Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to brettdale (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 08:33 PM

7. QUADRIPLE K&R







Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to brettdale (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 08:42 PM

8. Deadly Donald and his minions in GOP have killed tens of thousands of people.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread