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Sun Apr 12, 2020, 02:42 PM

How Much Better would things be if a Democrat were now President of the U.S.?

Total Cases
550,301


Deaths:
21,656


Recovered

31,000

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 02:45 PM

1. I cannot tell you how frequently I pine for the Presidency of HRC

We would have been prepared. Thousands of lives saved. We would be leading the world with our handling of this virus and other nations would be looking to us for assistance and guidance.

Instead.........

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 02:47 PM

4. Yes, I agree. If Hillary were President, everything would be totally different.

Hillary cares about people and all of us., Trump cares only about himself.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 02:47 PM

2. Turn those dreams into action!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 02:47 PM

3. I firmly believe that if the CDC weren't dismantled by tRump and his petty motives

We would not be in this situation at all -- it would be business as usual.

But NOOOO... all because Diaper Donnie had to undo every goddamn thing Obama did, to prove whatever petty, idiot point he was trying to make, here we are...

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 02:59 PM

5. We still would have had a republican senate.

And there still would have been millions of idiots bent on spreading it. But COVID-19 deaths would have likely been between 1/2 (Germany 35 per million) and 1/16 (S Korea 4 per million).

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 03:10 PM

6. Yes, I do believe we would have at least one half the cases, and maybe 1/3 of the deaths..

Maybe far less then the sentence above.. ...Perhaps, if this were a life or death announcement by the Democratic President, there would have been 25% or even less... (something like a " category 5 hurricane warning" which is what Trump should have said, instead, he made it sound like it was gong to be a
....... ..".short drizzle and then the sun would come out within an hour".....................................

Depending how this was handled. But by ignoring it, and
even making fun of the problem Trump made it a whole lot worse. Trump is a horrific person, and what he did by making fun of a very, serious deadly problem, made it much worse, and proves how horrific a person Trump really is.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 03:17 PM

7. We would still have COVID-19 cases. No countries, even those

with competent governments and well-managed health care systems, have been able to avoid the disease. However, we would have had stockpiles of equipment and supplies available to states as needed; we would have received accurate briefings about the status of the pandemic; we would have had national guidelines about isolation and quarantine practices; we wouldn't have states bidding against each other for supplies; we wouldn't have the states whose governors flattered the president getting supplies that other states were refused, and adequate financial aid would be available to individuals and businesses harmed by stay-at-home orders - just to name a few things.

You might be able to extrapolate from the data from other countries that have managed the outbreak competently. The US has had 21,667 deaths, or 65 per million population. For example, Norway, one of the better managers, has had 23 deaths per million population, and its curve is already flattening. If the US had the same death rate that would be 7,544 deaths - and 14,123 people who might still be alive. I don't know if this is a valid analysis but maybe it's something to consider.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 03:28 PM

8. Thank You for your analysis..And I think your analysis is valid...and analytically correct.

What you have written is outstanding and insightful . Thanks again..

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