President Trump Establishes Coronavirus Response Task Force – Headed by HHS Secretary Alex Azar…

In response to potential health risks; and anticipating multiple agency aspects of the U.S. government would need a unified approach; President Trump has assembled a unified task force to coordinate all response efforts across the totality of government.

[White House] – President Donald J. Trump announced the formation of the President’s Coronavirus Task Force. Members of the Task Force have been meeting on a daily basis since Monday. At today’s meeting, which the President chaired, he charged the Task Force with leading the United States Government response to the novel 2019 coronavirus and with keeping him apprised of developments.

The Task Force is led by Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, and is coordinated through the National Security Council. It is composed of subject matter experts from the White House and several United States Government agencies, and it includes some of the Nation’s foremost experts on infectious diseases.

The Task Force will lead the Administration’s efforts to monitor, contain, and mitigate the spread of the virus, while ensuring that the American people have the most accurate and up-to-date health and travel information.

The President’s top priority is the health and welfare of the American people. That is why, in 2018, President Trump signed the National Biodefense Strategy (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/National-Biodefense-Strategy.pdf) , which improves speed of action in situations such as this. The Administration, led by the President’s Task Force, will continue to work to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

The risk of infection for Americans remains low, and all agencies are working aggressively to monitor this continuously evolving situation and to keep the public informed. For more information, please visit CDC.gov ( https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html ) .

Members of the President’s Coronavirus Task Force:

  • Secretary Alex Azar, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Robert O’Brien, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs
  • Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health
  • Deputy Secretary Stephen Biegun, Department of State
  • Ken Cuccinelli, Acting Deputy Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
  • Joel Szabat, Acting Under Secretary for Policy, Department of Transportation
  • Matthew Pottinger, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor
  • Rob Blair, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the Chief of Staff
  • Joseph Grogan, Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council
  • Christopher Liddell, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination
  • Derek Kan, Executive Associate Director, Office of Management and Budget

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260 Responses to President Trump Establishes Coronavirus Response Task Force – Headed by HHS Secretary Alex Azar…

  1. umr_engnr says:

    Hopefully we get better information in the coming weeks from areas outside of China. Ebola mortality rate was high in Africa but it was quickly discovered that in a developed country it appeared to be easily survivable.

    The things that strike me is how far and wide this has travelled. To me it seems like there are way more infected than previously claimed and it is very contagious. All the comparisons to the flu death rates or comments like, “well it’s only 100 people out of 1.2 billion” are foolish. I don’t think it makes sense to compare deaths to total active cases, but rather deaths to recoveries. If you look at this map put out by John’s Hopkins, you can see that the deaths outnumber recoveries 2:1. That is a ~60% mortality rate. This wouldn’t include people that weren’t sick enough to be diagnosed.
    https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

    Either way there are plenty of indicators that this should be taken seriously. I am not Mormon but have friends who are and we have had good luck getting supplies from the Mormon canneries. You don’t need to be Mormon. They carry basic foods (beans, rice, wheat, etc), canned in big #10 cans and ready for storage. Good for 30 years. For a hundred bucks buy a few cases of rice and beans and you’ll be set for weeks. Work it into your normal food supply and no money is lost. Good insurance. Make sure you have a backup way to cook it.
    https://providentliving.churchofjesuschrist.org/self-reliance/home-storage-centers?lang=eng

    Hoping this turns out to be nothing, but practicing some prudence.

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    • Snow Chieftain says:

      The Mormon Church has been preparing for a major cataclysmic event ever since I can remember. When I was a kid, the Church recommended members have enough food stored to last 2 years as that is how long they believe it will take to recover from the catastrophe. At this point, the Church to have enough food stored to sustain the population for those 2 years. They also own trucking lines and grocery stores in order to distribute the food. Last I heard, members were encouraged to have enough supplies to last for 3 months as that is how long it may take to get supplies to the more rural areas. A lot of changes were recently announces at the last conference that signify the Church is expecting a large influx of new members. The fact that they are also emphasizing the Statement “If ye are prepared ye shall not fear” tells me that time is almost upon us.

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    • Alligator Gar says:

      Most of my stored food is Provident Pantry. Great company. Great products. I’ve had LDS and Reformed LDS neighbors most of my life. They shared some super tips for prepping. Never were they “woo-woo” EOTWAWKI, but just sober-minded, thoughtful, and PREPARED!

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    • Linda says:

      Jon Rappoport has some very good stats and info on epidemics, I found his thinking to be on the same page as mine. I don’t believe any of this, how many epidemics have not been true in the past?I’m just not trusting anything that comes out of our holier than thou institutions. Sorry can’t link to his blog.

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      • umr_engnr says:

        I certainly hope it turns out to be nothing. Based on what was known about Ebola when the whole thing started, I was very concerned about that one, and about the flippant nature with which the US government seemed to be handling it. I still think it was handled poorly. That being said, ultimately the whole world didn’t turn into zombies. The Ebola war still rages in Africa, but no one talks about it anymore.

        I’m curious what the transmission rates and mortality rates are outside of China. As well, I am curious to hear if it is true that 1/3 of those infected require respirator assistance. I don’t believe much coming out of China or on the internet about this. Either way we’ll know a whole lot more in a few weeks.

        I think that being at least minimally prepared for an emergency with food, water, heat source, cooking source, and some basic medical gear is just part of being a responsible citizen. I should also add defensive gear (i.e. firearm or whatever is best for your locale) to that list.

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    • zekness says:

      I think you reasoning here is flawed.

      right now the total number of deaths is 213
      right now the total number of “recoveries” is 187

      right now the total number of confirmed cases is 9776

      I don’t know how you arrived at the 2:1 math….(deaths to recoveries)…there is nothing at all that comes close to that ratio.

      are you sure you are not trying to make some other argument? Maybe a typo? (I know ..I’m the world’s worst at goofing up some of my typing, spelling, grammar, context…it’s a long story. But what I try to do is get the central facts and math right.)

      If we use the data directly from the source you cited, and the same numbers that I just copied from it above, you get the following ratios:

      2.17 percent deaths (per total confirmed)
      1.91 percent “recoveries” (per total confirmed)…special notes apply

      special notes about recoveries: I assume what this means is the number of persons who were very very very sick, but did not die, and recovered. But..and this is important…since the data for the total number of people who were very very sick is not provided, we cannot really use the total confirmed as a basis for this ratio. In fact without it, recoveries is just a standalone number….and if you think about it…as you have suggested also…the total deaths doesn’t really provide a grandular view since it would also be appropriate to compare that to the total number of those who were very very sick…If it’s implied, then that means that 100 percent of those that were sick also died. This obviously can’t be true. Otherwise we would not have a recovery number.

      so..long wind here…sorry…we need more data to form a logical ratio.

      hope this helps.

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  2. Ludo says:

    This is great! So, why did Elizabeth Warren tweet “Trump’s approach to keeping us safe from disease outbreaks is a mess. When he’s gone, we must fix the damage he’s done”. Is she really that ill informed, or is she just dense? If the latter, why is she a professor and a presidential candidate, etc? So confused.

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    • Super Elite says:

      Lying always confuses until you learn to consider the source.

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    • Bendix says:

      She’s a Senator, right? Why didn’t she say something about our approach (i.e. all our government agencies involved) under the Obama administration?
      What she’s doing is expecting President Trump to reinvent the wheel from the status quo under the last Democrat president.
      Notice at the same time, when he decides to change anything, they get so up in arms they want to remove him from office.
      They can’t really have it both ways.

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    • Dee says:

      You must remember the dems want us poor and easily led to their new utopia.They already think the population must be lowered for climate change etc etc. They want you dead or nearly so as long as you can donate to the cause. They were thrilled with Obama’s economy, people were miserable, broke and the this is the new normal folks, Trump proved otherwise and raised the bar for what we will now accept for a leader.

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      This is the same type of attack launched against Trump ceaselessly now in the Bloomberg (& Steyer) ads I have seen. Outright blaming Trump for natural disasters, implying he’s too dumb and incompetent to fix the natural disasters he’s caused but that mimi Mike Bloomberg will fix it.

      It is a scare tactic strategy that works with low IQ voters. Just look at the similarities and you will see what I am talking about.

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  3. Bendix says:

    Picking one’s nose in public is a very common behavior in China.
    In fact, the Chinese government even tells tourists not to do that when they visit other places.
    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/Dont-pick-nose-in-public-China-tells-its-travellers/articleshow/23435114.cms

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  4. CRITICAL: POTUS needs to ADD an ECONOMIC Response Task Force
    … Led by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross!

    Response IMPERATIVES:
    • Re-Shoring Critical Industries for ESSENTIAL Materials, Products and Services
    • Reconstituting Critical Supply-Chain Breaks
    • Preventing Compromised Logistics due to Disruptions and Contamination
    • Accelerating Wall Construction for 2020 COMPLETION
    • Eliminating Financial-System Exposure to China Economic Implosion (Defaults & Bankruptcies)
    • Removing China Listings from our Stock Markets
    • Requiring Investor notifications of Corporate and Mutual Fund Exposure to China Risks
    • Eliminating Retirement System investments in China and other high-exposure Countries

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    • Zippy says:

      Enthusiastically agree with all of those. Unfortunately, I see them as things which MIGHT be done in a second Trump term, not this one with its intensive UniParty resistance. In his last term, Trump will not need to go easy on them, no longer needing to worry about being reelected. This is why he must be reelected, so he can kick ass with abandon.

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      • Agree that Congress would thwart any funding requirement … which is PERFECT during this Election Year, and why I’m advocating starting NOW to begin to influence (expose) globalists who resist and politicians who are undermining Personal, Economic and National Security. (Notice recent apprehensions of Chinese crossing the Mexican Border?)🤫

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      • “Economic Security is National Security”

        “Let no Crisis go to waste”

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  5. Strelnikov says:

    Although a “blue ribbon” panel like this is practically designed to do nothing, Trump needs to get some publicity on the fact that he is doing something. Once impeachment is no longer obsessing the MSM, they’ll turn their Trump hating eyes to this – and declare he is doing nothing.

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    • Bec74 says:

      Hugh Hewitt was already on line of thinking that this morning on his radio show. He asked Chuck Todd if this virus and the response to it “could be President Trump’s Catrina”. It was a ridiculous question. So, I expect the attacks by the media and Democrats to start heating up on Trump about this virus within the next day or so.

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    • Eileen McRae says:

      You are being rather cynical about this Task Force, especially in stating that Trump is doing this for the “publicity”! You also lack empathy for the thousands of people who are afflicted or may become afflicted.

      Whatever assistance this panel can provide to those suffering, however small, is a step in the right direction! Proactive rather than reactive!

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  6. Newhere says:

    “Subject matter experts” funneled through the NSC. What could possibly go wrong.

    I would NOT assume we’re getting accurate information, nor frankly that the President is.

    If ever there were a time to seek out primary information and data, and properly educated independent analysis, now would be that time. Just like all things FISA, understanding events as they unfold probably requires close and careful tracking.

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    • Alligator Gar says:

      I’ve found reasoned, scientifically based information on YouTube channel Peak Prosperity. Sorry, but I am not able to link from my present device.

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  7. nCoV Initial Assessment as of January 29:
    • 3500 confirmed in Hubei with 125 deaths (~3% so far with 94% still ill)
    • 2500 confirmed in Rest-of-China with 8 deaths
    🤔 (low but maybe 2nd stage outside Hubei just beginning)

    50-50 Death-Recovery rate so far 😬
    • 14-day Cycle from Infection-to-Symptoms
    • NO stats on Cycle from Symptoms-to-Death
    • NO stats on Cycle from Symptoms-to-Recovery

    Zero deaths outside China … but only 95 Total Confirmed Deaths to date.

    China Stats for CONFIRMED INFECTIONS will FALSELY FLAT-LINE
    • Hospitals are FULL: Zero capacity for NEW ADMISSIONS
    • Total Quarantine in Chinese Cities forces ALL to SHELTER-in-PLACE
    • Test Kits are CONSUMED: INFECTION ID delayed using 14-day Symptoms
    • Testing now to ID the HEALTHY: The INFECTED will die/survive at home

    SPECULATION: China’s Strategy has shifted to SEGREGATE-PROTECT the HEALTHY!
    • They’ve decided that sharing True Stats will convert China to PARIAH NATION
    • They’ve decided that DISTRUST-in-China is better than EXIT-from-China

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    • lolli says:

      BlackKnightRides 🇺🇸
      👍

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    • Zippy says:

      “nCoV Initial Assessment as of January 29:
      • 3500 confirmed in Hubei with 125 deaths (~3% so far with 94% still ill)”

      Whose assessment? It is totally incorrect to just divide deaths by current confirmed cases to make any kind of death percent estimate. Since the average infection to death time period is seven days, you need to take the number of cases seven days ago and divide the deaths by THAT figure.

      Anyway, I posted this before, but here it is again. Latest study of 99 patients from 1 through 20 Jan 2020. Deaths mostly of older males (median 55 yrs), 50% with pre-existing chronic medical conditions. Death rate is 11% of infected:

      Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of 99 cases of 2019 novel coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan, China: a descriptive study
      January 29, 2020

      https://marlin-prod.literatumonline.com/pb-assets/Lancet/pdfs/S0140673620302117.pdf

      Excerpts:

      Methods
      Study design and participants

      For this retrospective, single-centre study, we recruited patients from Jan 1 to Jan 20, 2020, at Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan, China. Jinyintan Hospital is a hospital for adults (ie, aged ≥14 years) specialising in infectious diseases.

      ………

      Discussion

      This is an extended descriptive study on the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of the 2019-nCoV, including data on 99 patients who were transferred to Jinyintan Hospital from other hospitals across Wuhan. It presents the latest status of the 2019-nCoV infection in China and adds details on combined bacterial and fungal infections.

      ………

      The mortality of SARS-CoV has been reported as more than 10% and MERS-CoV at more than 35%. At data cutoff for this study, mortality of the 99 included patients infected by 2019-nCoV was 11%, resembling that in a previous study. However, additional deaths might occur in those still hospitalised.

      We observed a greater number of men than women in the 99 cases of 2019-nCoV infection. MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV have also been found to infect more males than females. The reduced susceptibility of females to viral infections could be attributed to the protection from X chromosome and sex hormones, which play an important role in innate and adaptive immunity. Additionally, about half of patients infected by 2019-nCoV had chronic underlying diseases, mainly cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases and diabetes; this is similar to MERS-CoV.19 Our results suggest that 2019-nCoV is more likely to infect older adult males with chronic comorbidities as a result of the weaker immune functions of these patients.

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      • Zippy says:

        “you need to take the number of cases seven days ago and divide the deaths by THAT figure.”

        And even that is not accurate enough, but it avoids ridiculously low figures… like 3%

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      • Zippy, I had read the same “study”.

        I did not use the word “estimate”.

        I calculated the reported STATISTICS so far.

        Note the explicit description of “cycles” that we can calculate and those for which there are NO DATA.

        Please cite your source, as I’ve seen none so far, for 7 days from Infection to Death. Seems to conflict with the announced 14 days from Infection to Symptoms … which come before Death.

        The “study” cited 99 patients “who were transferred” to the hospital. No evidence of whether it’s representative, but more importantly, the hospitals are jammed and they are clueless as to how many of the remaining 11 million city residents … who are forced to “shelter in place” at home … are infected or dead.

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      • By the way, I appreciate your sharing the above … my complete DISTRUST of anything from China is bleeding through!

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  8. rcogburn says:

    This is the CBS News Asia correspondent. Great source of information.

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    • MVW says:

      Those infected with the Wuhan Corona virus, based on symptoms, is doubling every 30 hours, so the virus is highly infectious, and person to person infections are taking place even during the early stages before symptoms manifest. Since symptoms on average don’t show for 7 to 14 days, and if known cases are 10,000 at this point, then actual number of infections are roughly 100 times that figure, or 100,000.

      Even with draconian quarantine action by the Chinese Communist government, the exponential infection rate has not been slowed, and given this rate it will overtake China, optimistically in less than a month.

      Nothing I have seen says anything different than pandemic in China. Trump established his commission on the Corona virus last Monday yet announced it only yesterday… I surmise this indicates he knows the issue. Optimism and downplay of the virus infectiousness has followed the normal public health officials’ attempts to avert panic.

      The hope likely is that the virus will mutate into a less virulent form by the time we face it here and become more benign. Mutating into a more benign form happened with the West African Ebola and was the cause of stopping its exponential infection from becoming a an African or even a world pandemic.

      With luck that will happen with this virus. Also, it is likely Americans living with less air pollution will fare better.

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  9. Chuck says:

    This is how you can tell the impeachment scam is almost over. They have rolled out a new crisis.

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  10. Vince says:

    I would only buy masks if my work required me do be around people. In my case, though, I can work from home on a computer. Parents should think about how they will handle the schools closing. And everyone should have a full pantry stocked enough so your family can eat at home for several weeks.

    I also think there should be a parallel task force to look at economic impacts. Businesses that rely on the public and are discretionary like restaurants and travel will be severely impacted. Low interest loans to keep businesses viable might be appropriate.

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    • janie says:

      That’s what I would think, significant economic impacts… I have found that the stock market typically reflects what might be coming down the the pike economically – DS and other insiders either seem to create the events or be tapped into them. We had that big down day recently, and significantly down today, and a little in between. What do others think, that are knowledgeable about which markets would most be affected- how concerned do those sectors seem to be in relation to what we know about this virus? I suppose I can look on the internet at the business news channel sites too…

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  11. Xi will NOT ALLOW the CoronaVirus Crisis to go to WASTE!

    China has a YUGE problem: Unsupportable scale of ELDERLY POPULATION
    • Forced SHELTER-in-PLACE will ENSURE INFECTION of Elderly Generation
    … because Multi-Generational FAMILIES LIVE TOGETHER
    • WEAK ELDERS will DIE OFF

    Rinse & Repeat for CONCENTRATION CAMPS of Muslims & Dissidents …

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    • MfM says:

      Black Knight, add to that mix that China has a high proportion of smokers. Combine elderly with lungs that have been ingesting smoke for 50+ years and the government can’t prevent the elderly from dying.

      That is part of the reason I think the death toll is so high. It would be interesting to know what percent of those who died were smokers. I’m not saying in any way that non-smokers will be fine, but statistically it would be interesting to know outcomes.

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      • lolli says:

        MFM,
        From these stats, only 7% of all patients were smokers. But this was an early and small test group. Due to that, take with a grain of salt.

        https://www.idsociety.org/globalassets/lancet-jan-24-2020-today-1st-42-patients-ncov.pdf

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        • MfM says:

          Thanks Lolli, that was very interesting. As you said, it was a small and early test group from early January. Things have exploded since then.

          I have several thoughts. The info matrix said ‘Currently Smoking’. That could be interpreted several ways, never smoked, not smoking recently, or maybe even, I’m in the hospital coughing up a storm and the last thing I want is a smoke. They may feel that they might get better care if they said they weren’t a smoker.

          Since it was an early study, many elderly may not have been exposed or sought treatment yet. I know many over 65 people who sometimes don’t leave their house for days, but will have family visit. With a 10-14 incubation period, the elderly weren’t as much a part of the first wave.

          The other possibility has been raised several times. That the Chinese are under-reporting illness and deaths.

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          • lolli says:

            MFM,🇺🇸

            I think we can safely assume China is hiding data.
            How can we really know stats from death, or true numbers?
            I guess soon the other countries infected will have some information.

            I just remember when I saw that first analysis, i noted the curve in the stats was interesting, especially the smokers.
            If you see any more stats please post them.

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      • Agree.

        I believe that this is Xi’s version of PANDEMIC EUTHANASIA to solve China’s demographic imbalance caused by … CCP’s policy to multiply Male Children and abort/kill off multiple and female children. [Great details from a family member who brought back a Chinese wife who survived it by being hidden as a child]

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        • John Bosley says:

          I don’t think this was deliberate on Xi’s part simply because it seems like they are panicking with reaction and not proactive.
          This caught them off guard.
          More likely it was a incompetent worker at that BioLab in Wuhan and the worker didn’t want to end up in front of a firing squad or donating his organs.
          So they kept quiet.

          Probably a monumental f’up.

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          • Jimmy Jack says:

            Last night I read a report that Harvard’s Chair of Chemistry & Biochemistry was questioned by the FBI regarding his connections in Wuhan and to the Chinese military.

            Then we have the Chinese scientist who apparently lifted bioweapons from a lab in Canada and returned to Wuhan.

            We have every reason to believe this is lab created and not something that randomly evolved from eating bat soup or from their filthy animal markets. China has always had this kind of habit of eating animals killed live at point of purchase (including pangolin, koala, tiger etc etc). We are supposed to believe that in a few short months following a documentary called Pandemic about a hypothetical coronavirus in China shown on NetOBAMAflix featuring left wing eugenicist (and friend of eugenicist pervert Clinton buddy Jeffrey Epstein) Bill Gates a random outbreak of Coronavirus in China happens? No. I was not born yesterday.

            I don’t care how filthy and disease ridden the food markets in Wuhan (and China in general) are, that is not the cause of this. The fact it is being repeated relentlessly on MSM should be enough to tell you that is total bs propaganda.

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          • I agree … at the outset.

            Xi … like Obummer … will never let a crisis go to waste.

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    • McGuffin says:

      I watched the documentary One Child Nation last night about what happened to the people during the decades of law only allowing one child per family.

      The government warnings, fines and penalty for anyone pregnant with a second child were so severe ( I won’t go into it’s so disturbing) but at the end of the documentary they showed how the government is now touting propaganda of all the benefits to a family that have two children. Because of the one child law there are not enough people to care for the elderly.

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  12. ZurichMike says:

    1. Close the borders to everyone. EVERYONE.
    2. See #1

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  13. Christian says:

    Obvious democrat senators sent their questions in advance to the house managers; it’s not fair.

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  14. Maquis says:

    “A grab bag of legal privileges. ” -Schitt, on the Constitution

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  15. Mist'ears Mom says:

    I don’t believe anything the media hypes about health issues esp if it involves the CDC.
    People don’t die from the flu, they die from other complications. Sepsis kills 1 out of 5 and they relate that to a flu death when its not, same with any upper respiratory illness, a death becomes due to the flu. The statistics are flawed.
    IMO it is an excellent excuse for more of our tax dollars to be used to come up with another flu vaccine to inject into millions of people that really has no effect.
    Its wealth redistribution ponzi scheme. Tax payer dollars to the CDC & big pharma is rewarded.
    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/01/29/sepsis-death-rate.aspx?cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1HL&cid=20200129Z1&et_cid=DM446076&et_rid=799986093

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  16. Maquis says:

    Now Schiff is claiming PDJT will use all the Intelligence Agencies against his political rivals, just as he and his excreciable ilk have and are doing. Next we’ll learn of his role in easing Epstein’s departure from this world…

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  17. Maquis says:

    Schitt is so transparently mendacious that his 180-degree reversals of reality no longer provokes anything more than mild amusement.

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  18. MaineCoon says:

    Here is a timeline for the Wuhan China novel coronavirus outbreak. Most don’t realize the first case was December 8th. This gives case data and a graph.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_2019%E2%80%9320_Wuhan_coronavirus_outbreak

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    • MfM says:

      So that’s a sixth case. I hope that that person was under a watch so that we have more information on their contacts. Also when they were exposed and what kind of level of contact. This could be a pile of information that we have only been guessing at.

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      An anon posted a few nights ago he worked in a hospital in the Chicago area and they had 4 cases but were being forced to sign NDAs by CDC officials there. I screenshot it. I don’t take much there seriously but it seems to be confirmed by this report now. I expect to see other cases being admitted in the Chicago area shortly.

      His take was there was a lot of urgency from the CDC on this. Take it for what you will. I personally am not panicked about it. I got caught up in NYC in the Swine Flu hype and it was a whole lot of nothing. I don’t think this is any different.

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  19. lfhbrave says:

    Checked with two local cvs and walgreens in Maryland, masks were sold out. Got some sanddust/painting n95 masks from Home Depot.

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  20. MfM says:

    Why am I not surprised? One of the people returned to the US by our government from China tried to leave. Public health officer issued a quarantine order. I hope they are extending the stay for everyone to the full incubation period. Three days is silly.

    Here is the PR statement:

    Public Health Officer issues quarantine order Riverside County health officials have issued a quarantine order for one of the passengers from the Wuhan, China flight who attempted to leave March Air Reserve Base (MARB).Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser issued the order requiring the person to stay for the entire incubation period or until otherwise cleared. This action was taken as a result of the unknown risk to the public should someone leave MARB early without undergoing a full health evaluation.The individual will remain at MARB until their health status is confirmed. All other passengers from the flight also remain at MARB and continue to be evaluated

    https://www.rivcoph.org/Portals/0/Coronavirus%20update%201.30.20.pdf?ver=2020-01-30-111343-893

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  21. Chuck says:

    This will surely take billions of US taxpayer dollars to fix. Will there be a way to track which circuitous route this money takes to get back to the congressmen who approve it? I’m pretty sure the CDC and WHO are part of the money laundering schemes.

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  22. 1herder says:

    Here is a very interesting discussion with Dr Steve Pieczenik whom has some experience and advice regarding the corona virus infection and some suggestions for the future to save lives … https://youtu.be/BO5ErJcvfDc

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  23. MaineCoon says:

    Emory School of Medicine is having a Facebook live Q&A on the coronavirus outbreak tomorrow.

    Facebook: Tomorrow at 9:30 am EST: Tune in for a live coronavirus Q&A with Emory infectious diseases expert Dr. Carlos del Rio. He’ll be answering questions via a Facebook Live here (Emory University School of Medicine). Ready your questions and share with friends and colleagues! See you then!

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      He’ll be feeding you the official government propaganda. Take anything said there with a grain of salt.

      Btw, the Emory & CDC infectious disease laboratories in greater Atlanta are left largely unsecured. I don’t think they are trustworthy at all.

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  24. Jimmy Jack says:

    I keep seeing posts from both leftists, centrists and Never Trump crowd about stopping all flights from China. I respond to that with this – CLOSE ALL BORDERS first. There is already some degree of oversight at the point of entry on flights. However there is nothing protecting the borders.

    We have WIDE OPEN borders on both the south and the north which have allowed all manner of infected people from all over the world in. The government has known this since the terror attacks in 2001 and did nothing until Trump to stop it and even that has been a one man Herculean effort. The government does not care one bit about diseases entering the US – they care about money. This open border is a major, major risk for pandemics of all sorts into the US on both our human and animal populations.

    Furthermore, illegal Chinese come into the US daily aboard container ships (often inside containers) at every port on both coasts of the country. We have walking biohazards entering out busiest cities daily. I’m sure if you google this with NYC you will see it. And from NYC they enter into a densely populated pedestrian city where they are on subways and buses with populations who travel out of 3 huge airports all over the world. Once it hits NYC it is a risk everywhere. I’d imagine the same is true in San Francisco but SFO isn’t as densely populated.

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    • MfM says:

      If illegals were coming in a container on a ship. They are likely to incubate the virus in transit. That could be a major biohazard when they arrive.

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  25. A2 says:

    The Daily Mail has, daily updates and recaps. A one stop shop for information in English.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7949157/Hospital-waiting-room-evacuated-amid-suspicions-patient-coronavirus.html

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  26. A2 says:

    There will be no foreigners left in the PRC.

    Brits board the last flight out of Wuhan: Passengers share eerie videos of facemask wearing airport staff as they are evacuated from coronavirus ground-zero and head for two weeks of quarantine – but others are left behind

    Flight was due to leave at 11pm (7am local time) but passengers were only given two hours to get to airport
    It is expected to be carrying 150 British passengers and 50 others, mainly from the EU and 20 from Spain
    The British passengers will be dropped off at RAF Brize Norton tomorrow morning, Friday
    They are expected to be taken to accommodation at Arrowe Park Hospital in Wirral, Merseyside
    The plane will then continue on to Spain, where the other 50 passengers will disembark to be processed
    The US and Japan have already repatriated hundreds of citizens and are planning to go back for more
    The coronavirus death toll has now hit 170 and more than 8,200 people around the world have been infected
    Nobody has been diagnosed in the UK yet – 161 people have been tested and come back negative
    World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared an international public health emergency over the outbreak

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7947275/Operation-coronavirus-airlift-Army-rescue-200-trapped-Brits-China-tomorrow.html

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  27. Sentient says:

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  28. Ross Newland says:

    Am finding that this website always seems to have updated, current “official” numbers:
    https://bnonews.com/index.php/2020/01/the-latest-coronavirus-cases/

    The site saves me time when quickly wanting up-to-date info. Certainly not perfect due to bad reporting, but the pattern will be obvious. Also has a chart with each Chinese province & territory listed, as well as all other countries where cases have been confirmed.

    Doing some prepping probably is a good idea, just in case.

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  29. Texian says:

    Response time.. way too late..
    Effectiveness.. ineffective..

    wide open airports..
    wide open borders..

    It’s too late..
    I give them an “F”..

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