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Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:09 AM

Surgeon general says coming week will 'be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment'

Source: Washington Post

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Sunday that the coming week could be a national catastrophe comparable to Pearl Harbor or the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

ďThis is going to be the hardest and saddest week of most Americansí lives, quite frankly,Ē Adams said in an appearance on Fox News. ďThis is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only itís not going to be localized. Itís going to be happening all over the country."

He added that the next 30 days would be critical for slowing the coronavirusís spread, noting that some early hot spots are actually starting to contain the virus.

Roughly 90 percent of the country has been implementing stay-at-home orders, Adams said, despite the absence of a federal order. Among the nine states without any formal stay-at-home orders in place are several in the Midwest, including Nebraska, North and South Dakota, and Iowa, which account for a large portion of Americaís agriculture.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/05/coronavirus-latest-news/#link-RRAGNYAYVFG6BJRG65NPA63EPM

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Reply Surgeon general says coming week will 'be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment' (Original post)
Zorro Apr 5 OP
underpants Apr 5 #1
stillcool Apr 5 #5
Jedi Guy Apr 5 #24
Squinch Apr 5 #2
unblock Apr 5 #3
gibraltar72 Apr 5 #4
turbinetree Apr 5 #6
Hugin Apr 5 #7
Roy Rolling Apr 5 #8
sanatanadharma Apr 5 #9
spinbaby Apr 5 #10
BlueIdaho Apr 5 #11
CountAllVotes Apr 5 #21
Cozmo Apr 5 #12
EarthFirst Apr 5 #13
Canoe52 Apr 5 #14
Marthe48 Apr 5 #15
jb5150 Apr 5 #18
dalton99a Apr 5 #16
Haggis for Breakfast Apr 6 #36
Blues Heron Apr 5 #17
CountAllVotes Apr 5 #22
Botany Apr 5 #19
yaesu Apr 5 #20
Wuddles440 Apr 5 #23
Ad Infinitum Apr 5 #33
elocs Apr 5 #25
Igel Apr 5 #35
msongs Apr 5 #26
brewens Apr 5 #27
RandySF Apr 5 #28
MurrayDelph Apr 5 #29
RobinA Apr 5 #30
geralmar Apr 5 #31
EllieBC Apr 5 #32
jeffreyi Apr 5 #34

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:11 AM

1. Someone better get Trump working on his crocodile tears

Or at least show some compassion and empathy. The rest of his public life is going to depend on it.

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:17 AM

5. he just needs a sharpie.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 01:59 PM

24. Yeah, he can draw little Sharpie tears on his cheeks.

And if he deigns to meet with grieving families, he can hold an index card with questions like, "How do you feel?" You know, the same empathy and compassion he showed to the survivors of the Parkland shooting.

Obama cried real tears of grief and anger after the Newtown shooting, and quite a few people on the right mocked him for it. Then they turned around and gave us Dolt 45, who has probably only cried real tears in private, and only over the stock market and his personal fortunes. I imagine the only human being he'd genuinely mourn would be his darling daughter. The older one, that is. He wouldn't care about Tiffany.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:14 AM

2. Well, yeah. It'll be the saddest week ever. Till next week.

This is only hitting it's stride in a few places in the US. It's going to get to all of them before its done. Many places are 3 weeks, a month away from their "saddest week."

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:15 AM

3. Except we've already had the equivalent of about three 9/11s or 3 pearl harbors

And we're headed for a lot more.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:16 AM

4. How is this sumbitch helping?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:19 AM

6. Do they know what happened on 12/7/41..............

I think someone else took the history test final for them...................

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:22 AM

7. And how did the GOP Senate and worthless WH respond?

By preemptively handing their cronies at least $2 Trillion (with a "T" ) tax dollars in an emergency legislative session and appointing a couple of unqualified far right wing ideologues as judges.


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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:24 AM

8. No Credibility

Thatís the problem. I wouldnít believe any of Trumpís team even if their tongues were notarized.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:27 AM

9. "Roughly 90 percent of the country has been implementing stay-at-home orders, Adams said..."

So, 10% of USAmericans (sic) are still pissing in the pool. Sick! Fools!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:35 AM

10. 677 deaths so far today

And more to come.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:44 AM

11. Zero Confidence

In that quack. He puts party in front of public health.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 01:37 PM

21. +1

This idiot needs to go and needs to go now!

What a fool he is.

What else can you possibly expect from a dump appointee?

Death death death death death!!!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:48 AM

12. Wait a minute

Do we even care what this bobbled head idiot of a Surgeon General has to say? Where did he come from, a Cracker Jacks box?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:51 AM

13. Vote of No Confidence here...

Youíre wasting your breath when action should have occurred.

We lost.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 12:03 PM

14. Two sneak attacks vs something we knew was coming for months...

Nice try doctor...but you are full of shit.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 12:05 PM

15. I will never go to those states

actions, or lack thereof, have consequences.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #15)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 12:26 PM

18. I blame the Governors, and mayors ... and religious leaders.

What's so sad is, that they had an opportunity to get on top of it early, they saw what was happening in other states Ö

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 12:23 PM

16. Jerome Adams is as useless as they come

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 12:17 AM

36. My template for THE surgeon general was

C. Everett Koop, MD. Anyone remember Koop ? He was a pediatric surgeon and a public health administrator. Known for being a gruff, no-nonsence, take no prisoners, kind of guy, He didn't tolerate tiptoeing around the numbers, the facts, or what he felt the American people needed to know. He was the first MD/SG to stand up to Big Tobacco and put then on notice.

WE get Dr. Ronny ("Feelgood" Jackson and Dr. Jerome ("It's Pearl Harbor". Bring Back Dr. Vivec Murtha or Dr. Antonia Novella, or anyone who doesn't believe that they have to fellate the orange pustule to be able to keep/perform their jobs.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 12:26 PM

17. Coronavirus determined to strike within the United States

So do something fool - lock down the country for starters, close the churches, get some tests and masks and ventilators, get a fucking plan you loser!

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #17)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 01:39 PM

22. +1,000+++++

God damned useless idiot!

This damn fool must go and must go NOW!



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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 12:36 PM

19. Trump 1/22/20 "And -- we're -- we have it totally under control. It's going to be just fine."

Fact check: Trump tries to erase the memory of him downplaying the coronavirus

Facts First: From January until last week, Trump consistently minimized the risk the coronavirus posed to the country. He claimed to have the virus under "control," that the number of US cases would go "down, not up," that the virus might "disappear" through a "miracle" or something of the sort, that the virus might well vanish by April with the warmer weather, that the media and Democrats were overhyping the situation, and that "this is their new hoax," leaving it unclear whether he was calling the virus itself a hoax. (He later said he was talking about Democrats' coronavirus-related criticism, not the virus.)
Fact check: Trump tries to erase the memory of him downplaying the coronavirus

On Monday, Trump acknowledged that the situation is "bad," that the virus is not under control, that the country might well be heading into a recession, and that American life would not get back to normal for months. He had not made such statements before.
Trump has pointed to his late-January decision to restrict travel from China as evidence that he had always considered the situation "urgent." But he certainly had not clearly communicated that he felt such urgency.

Prior to the World Health Organization's official pandemic declaration on March 11, Trump had never told Americans that he viewed the situation as a potential pandemic. When he was asked by CNBC in an interview that aired January 22 if there were worries about a pandemic, he responded, "No. Not at all. And -- we're -- we have it totally under control. It's one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It's going to be just fine."

On March 9, Trump tweeted, "So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!" On March 10, the day before the WHO's pandemic declaration, Trump said, "And we're prepared, and we're doing a great job with it. And it will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away."

He added: "It's really working out. And a lot of good things are going to happen."

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/17/politics/fact-check-trump-always-knew-pandemic-coronavirus/index.html

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 12:41 PM

20. I dusted off my digital police scanner & started listening. Normally, in my area, its just cats in

a tree type of stuff so I only listen mainly during long Holiday weekends. We have the only hospital in the county. Its the first time I have heard real fear in the voices of emergency service personnel. The calls are starting to come in with people showing covid symptoms, even as young as 3 years old having a hard time breathing. They have set up covid tents outside the hospital. They had one problem earlier with a fox news QAnon conspiracy guy(yes, they called for people to do this) trying to take pictures to prove its all a hoax. The number of domestic disputes have skyrocketed do to everyone trapped together.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 01:50 PM

23. Actually..

our "Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment" occurred November 2016 and we've been battling this pestilence ever since. It's literally been a life and death struggle for humanity from then until now.

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Response to Wuddles440 (Reply #23)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 06:51 PM

33. Donny Dip shit

 








Agree.



This is deliberate.



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Response to elocs (Reply #25)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 10:04 PM

35. There are LIHOPers for both. n/t

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 02:47 PM

26. the point of this statement is to make trump look like a nation saving hero nt

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 02:51 PM

27. Pearl Harbor? That was a sneak attack. What if our government had known the Japanese were

coming and still let them whack us like that? I don't think we would have won the war with people that stupid in charge. I hope this is different.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 02:52 PM

28. That was Jan. 20, 2017

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 03:49 PM

29. 9/11? Wasn't that the incident

where the Republican was told in advance that it was coming but ignored the warnings, when it happened sat on his ass doing nothing, and came out of hiding later trying to pretend to have been strong from the beginning?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 04:26 PM

30. This Kind Of Talk

is so not helpful. The lack of leadership is appalling. Iíd suggest a book about the war years of a Churchill or an FDR, but Iím sure it would sail right over their heads. And their analogies are horrible.

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Response to geralmar (Reply #31)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 05:09 PM

32. Yes he told everyone not to wear a mask.

They would do no good.

3 weeks later, Ooops we lied. Wear a mask.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 09:54 PM

34. George Takei's take on this:

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