President Trump and COVID-19 Taskforce Press Conference on Coronavirus – 6:30pm Livestream…

President Trump and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force are scheduled to hold a press conference today at 6:30pm Eastern.  The COVID-19 taskforce was established on January 29th.  A quarantine and travel entry ban was announced January 30th, and ongoing proactive efforts to mitigate U.S. risk from the coronavirus outbreak are ongoing.

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The task force is being led by HHS Secretary Alex Azar and includes: 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; Ken Cuccinelli, Acting Deputy Secretary, Department of Homeland Security; Matthew Pottinger, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor.

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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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453 Responses to President Trump and COVID-19 Taskforce Press Conference on Coronavirus – 6:30pm Livestream…

  1. booger71 says:

    President Trump is right….common sense

    Liked by 17 people

    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      That’s right. The Common Sense President is the best president ever.
      That was a great Presser President Trump and his Team did.
      He handled the Fake Media beautifully.
      My heart feels very good tonight, thanks to President Trump.

      Liked by 11 people

    • bertdilbert says:

      We were lucky getting the COVID-19 rather than the COVID-17 virus. The COVID-17, not only does it affect the respiratory system but impairs brain function as well.

      Way down here…
      /s

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  2. MaineCoon says:

    ‘Nice to talk to you without the helicopter”!! [someone clapping loudly]

    My up thread comment…have they learned a lesson?

    They are acting better! Better questions, noT much screaming….Where’s Acosta?

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  3. President just kicked Ebola-boy …BIGLY!

    Liked by 21 people

  4. jnr2d2 says:

    From the CDC, on their web site:This 2019/2020 Flu season — 29 M infected, 280000 hospitalized, and 14000 dead. So about 9% of US population infected, 0.08% of population hospitalized (almost 1% of those infected), and 0.004% of population died ( 0.05 % died of those infected, 5% of those
    hospitalized).
    Just for comparison we lose about 40,000 dead to traffic accidents per year. (1.25 M in the world annually)
    About 70,000 drug overdose deaths a year.
    Unintended annual accidents children 1-19 is 12000.
    We haven’t had even a death yet!

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    • Landslide says:

      Thanks for these stats. FACTS are a wonderful thing.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Mr Lawson says:

      Please allow me to explain how mortality rates calculation works.

      I will use an example of baseball

      Let’s say you have a batter who is practicing to hit home runs one day.

      That is all he cares about….hit the ball out of park….got it so far?

      He has a bin full of balls and a tee to hit them off of. We do not know how many balls he has in the bin, we just know there are a lot of them and we know he will not quit for the day until he hits them all….good so far?…good!

      After a few minutes of hitting, he has hit 10 out of the park and 90 of them NOT out of the park.

      You count them up (10+90=100 balls hit)

      Now, to find his “out of the park” rate you divide 10 by 100 and get a rate of 10% So far, so good?

      We still do not know how many balls are left in the bin but we can say, however many balls are left, there is a pretty good chance that he will hit 10% of them out of the park.

      In other words, however many balls that are still left in the bin does not change his average “out of the park” hit rate.

      The only two numbers that DO matter is the numbers of balls hit “out of the park” and the number of balls that did not go “out of the park”

      So…The global average death rate for this virus is like this: Did an infected person die or did an infected person NOT die?

      Dead vs recovered.

      Total cases are NOT used for mortality rates. Only deaths and recovered.

      Right now, via this site : https://multimedia.scmp.com/widgets/china/wuhanvirus/

      Dead=2,769 Recovered=30,002

      So to figure out of the park (mortality) rate= 2769+30002=32,771

      and then 2,769/32,771= 0.084 (times it by 100 to get the percentage)=8.4% average global mortality rate.

      Now with that percentage you can calculate how many deaths we can expect…on average…..by multiplying it by the total world wide cases.

      *extreme note though This rate is for the worldwide average….individual countries mortality rate will be different because of different levels of healthcare!!!!!

      I do not expect this rate in the US…i expect a MUCH lower rate.
      Current US rate is 0%

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      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        Good post.

        “Recovered” data is hard to get – as I noted in an earlier post on the coronavirus topic.

        A person may be infected, and not know it: symptoms may be mild, or he may just suffer through. He may think, “gee, I was sick these past few days,” but may not realize he has Coronavirus. Or, he does. Either way: if his “infected” status does not get added to the denominator, then we do not have full data for the denominator.

        For the most part, in most of the world, individuals do not line up to inform Health Authorities that they had a passing flu. The Public Health entities of the world are just not that great at this. They barely can address rotavirus, a very predictable and controllable infectious-disease threat that kills almost no one in the U.S – because we are civilized – but that kills many in other countries.

        “The proportion of deaths in children <5 years of age attributable to diarrhea demonstrated a declining trend with increasing income level (Figure 1A); the median proportion for low-income countries was 21%; for low-middle income countries, 17%; for high-middle income countries, 9%; and for high-income countries, 1%."
        https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2972763/

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      • MfM says:

        Not just health care but levels of cleanliness, cultural practices, density of people, food sanitation and habits like smoking.

        All reasons why the U.S. hopefully will do better.

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      • David A says:

        Also exactly zero of the drugs deaths, flu deaths car accidental deaths are Inan exoitential growth phase.

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      • walt39 says:

        Your methods are of course correct. The problem is that the Chinese are thought to be fudging the numbers by 5-10 fold. We don’t know if all numbers are fudged in proportion or ??? Clearly they’re doing whatever they think works best for China.

        Right now, China is trying to get workers back at their benches in order to prevent economic collapse.

        I don’t think any calculation based on the Chinese numbers is worth anything.

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        • jbrickley says:

          I do believe China has been fudging the numbers of dead. That affects the mortality rate. While simultaneously increasing cremations on a massive scale. They now have portable cremation ovens being delivered to many locations so they can safely dispose of the dead as the bodies are contagious. Those indications as well as media leaks from crematoriums makes me believe the mortality rate could be very bad.

          But at the same time those people didn’t receive any advanced ICU treatment nor anti-HIV drugs nor anti-Viral drugs that are showing promise. They also were not getting IV fluids. Many people just went home, sick and spread it to family and neighbors. People on that cruise ship were spreading it despite being mostly confined to their rooms. The staff were delivering food and the staff shared cramped living quarters. Passengers were leaning over railings talking with other passengers none of them with even masks. Passengers were allowed to walk on decks now and then.

          It is not time to panic, but stay alert and watch for more details. The virus is not spreading within the US yet. It would be smart to stockpile emergency supplies before everyone else starts to do it. If domestic travel restrictions are imposed and deliveries are not possible, store shelves will empty in a day or two. So having food and potable water to last a considerable time period would be smart.

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          • icndark says:

            I would surmise that, due to our(on average) better hygiene, better sanitation and more effective medical care, we should(and will) be less affected than most countries of the world. As VSGPDJT put it, “We are #1”. Panic and hype are the tools of the trade for the psychotic Dimms. After repeated beatings of the head suffered by the low-fo, low-brows of the anti-… crowd, it’s all they have left(haha). From tonight’s presser, my opinion is that once again…wait for it…He’s got this(take that however you might [God/VSGPDJT]).

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    • Right to reply says:

      Thing is, is there’s a flu shot, and accidents can be avoided.
      I know Trump is on the ball, but as Faux news showed the other night. People ARE still coming in from China. They were filming them coming straight through the airport in Dulles.
      Now of course, you have the Dems demanding money for it, and only because spending in their sanctuaries has been hit!

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    • ATheoK says:

      “jnr2d2 says: February 26, 2020 at 7:26 pm
      From the CDC, on their web site:This 2019/2020 Flu season — 29 M infected, 280000 hospitalized, and 14000 dead.”

      What’s your point?

      Unlike the current versions of influenza which are not highly contagious or deadly, COVID-19 is highly contagious and deadly.
      COVID-19 is especially dangerous when patients believe they are almost recovered, late in the disease progression cycle. That is when patients lapse into pneumonia type symptoms.

      The COVID-19 categories are not rigidly defined or carefully medically defined.
      • Confirmed is meaningless. Insufficient test kits and unwillingness to use scarce tests keeps that number low.
      • Deaths – China is a country ruled by dictators who value honor and appearance paramount. Not pure numbers or statistics. When numbers hurt honor, than honor overrides accurate reporting.
      • Recovered – details on who and how people are “Recovered” is sparse.

      Right now in America, Internal Care Units are not stressed and are able to devote full attention to individuals.
      That is not the case in China, South Korea and Iran.
      There are numerous pockets of infection worldwide that are poorly controlled and not quarantined.

      As more and more countries suffer higher levels of infection, they will have problems caring for the sickest patients. It is a lack of space, doctors, and materials. Currently, there are not any known remedies, vaccines, inoculants, cure alls.

      Our Southern border is extremely porous, thanks to democrat efforts. Our Northern border is even more porous, just less used illegally.
      Both borders are infection pathways. When patients get refused entrance legally, they are likely to try illegal entry.

      At present, Americans can breathe comfortably. That situation can change within weeks.

      I suggest you read carefully, Mr Lawson’s post just below.

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    • Jus wundrin says:

      True, but there are some things to think about:

      Known viruses don’t need additional mortality competition.

      When was the last time there was a quarantine for the flu, or when has it affected the markets and tourism?

      What is really going on in China as far a deaths vs those that are ill…where an honest assessment could be made? How is this affecting needed pharmaceutical and medical supplies that they have a majority control over?

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    • old codger says:

      Leading un-intended cause of death for children = 5 gallon plastic buckets! (Into which they may fall and drown!) You can look it up!

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    • Fools Gold says:

      What’s the annual counts on abortions?

      Liked by 2 people

      • icndark says:

        Of course, that’s a distinctly domestic disease. Which is not to say that extraordinary efforts(somewhat successful) haven’t been made to export it. I’m simply indicating that(IMHO), the US still owns that one.

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  5. All Too Much says:

    President Trump owns the reporters today, as usual.
    As good as has been, he keeps getting better.
    Reagan could communicate; Trump’s taken it to another level.

    Liked by 12 people

  6. booger71 says:

    The black lady with her question about why put Mike Pence in charge seems quite angry.

    Liked by 9 people

    • Hans says:

      That’s April… yes she is a work of art.

      Liked by 5 people

    • cjzak says:

      I think that was the angry lady from CNN. April somebody? A never Trumper from way back.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Reserved55 says:

      Demonrats are always angry. however I remember her from Sarah’s dailies, she’s a witch. Oops misspelling.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Les D says:

        Best thing PT did for the WH Press Staff was can the daily briefing thing, which was the sound bite or 60 sec TV news clip for April, Acosta, etc. Was his decision to do helicopter pressers instead. Now they get him one on one 2x a week rather then Sarah who took a ton of cheap shots yet handled it with distinct poise earning my admiration. Haven’t seen Acosta’s mug since that change, surprised he maneuvered for the chance to get humiliated again on TV at the presser in New Delhi, Int’l TV at that.

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      • G. Alistar says:

        One thing for sure, Bernie Sanders is certainly angry, mean and crabby. No one wants to work with someone who is mean and crabby……nor vote for them.

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    • MfM says:

      Like how Azar nipped that in the bud. He said he’s happy to have Mike be on board.

      Liked by 7 people

    • Niagara Frontier says:

      It was a dumb question from a dumb person. She’s lucky President didn’t say he wasn’t surprised such a dumb question would come from her since she’s never managed a major project or business in her life.

      Pence is not serving as a subject matter expert. He is standing in for the President, and will run the politics between the White and Capitol Hill. The HHS Secretary has a thousand other things just as important on his place. The work will be performed by the subject matter experts, not the VP.

      She was just trying to make trouble.

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  7. j'accuse says:

    I feel like we are in good hands with Secretary of HHS Alex Azar – he has a great deal of experience in health related issues, serving as HHS General Counsel from 2001 – 2005 and then ads Deputy Secretary from 2005 – 2007. In his younger days he clerked for the great Justice Antonin Scalia.

    But Azar opposed the ACA and is anti-abortion so expect him to be target of the MSM. I’m sure every action he takes and word he speaks henceforth will be scrutinized and criticized with typical disingenuity, and any compliments will be backhanded or prefaced with some criticism.

    His Wikipedia page has ALREADY been updated criticizing his briefing of Congress yesterday, citing Politico & WaPo articles.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Azar

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  8. sunnyflower5 says:

    True— mask prices went way up on Amazon.

    Liked by 1 person

    • booger71 says:

      I got an ad in my email an hour go trying to sell nano mask for 40 bucks a piece.

      Liked by 1 person

    • MfM says:

      The prices may just not be on sale. Full list cost for a lot of things is very high. Also that maybe the price it takes to get them from another country right now.

      There was a story out of Florida during one of the hurricanes were people were upset about Home Depot charging $100 a sheet for plywood. It turned out that it wasn’t just plywood, it was premium veneer sheets for furniture/cabinet building and that was the price.

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  9. Mary Van Deusen says:

    The cameras won’t turn off, so Trump is being brilliant in informing the audience of the success of his administration that isn’t normally communicated to them by the msm WHILE he calmly describes what he’s doing.

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  10. j'accuse says:

    Reporter to the president as he walks away: “Are you going to do this more often.” 😂

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    • Steve Herman says:

      reporters don’t like those Marine One pressers with sleet and 45mph winds of the river. Still believe reporters should blow the tube daily for White House access and have weekly drug testing.

      Liked by 5 people

      • WeeWeed says:

        I do, too, and I like seeing them sweat to death in the summer as well. Nasty partisans.

        Liked by 8 people

        • JC says:

          D.C. isn’t known for its great weather. Add chopper racket to the mix… ‘tis a glorious thing, really.

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          • Greg1 says:

            In all seriousness it’s impressive that Trump handles the heat and humidity, in a suit, while energetically taking their questions and swatting them down as need be.

            They wilt, he appears much stronger by his performance.

            It’s the same effect with opposite temperatures when The Great Ronald Reagan refused to wear an overcoat in the cold when he met Gorbachev in Geneva. Reagan and Trump exude strength and confidence.

            Gorbachev and the media……not so much. And ironically, Gorbachev and the main stream media have much in common with their support of socialism and communism. Funny how that works.

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  11. sunnyflower5 says:

    Thank you for putting travel restrictions on so early, PresidentTrump.

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  12. rashomon says:

    Good grief, our president has the patience of Job.

    Liked by 18 people

  13. akearn says:

    I loved his saying “Hey, maybe people should just stay home and travel around here … we have some of the best places to travel in the world” or words to that effect. Hilarious and great. Love our POTUS.

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  14. Co says:

    3-2-1 Lucifer has a new conference stating the President did not ask for enough money again…Then again he and Pelosi are at the bar using ETOH as their personal vaccine.

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  15. Roger Duroid says:

    Interesting that rosensteins sister from cdc who painted such turmoil isnt on the team.

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  16. Linda says:

    Sanjay Gupta there…..but CNN not even covering this! A supposedly pandemic on their doorstep and CNN is doing a Bloomberg townhall! 😂 Just unbelievable!

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    • Reserved55 says:

      Maybe change their name to NNO, Not a News Organization.

      Liked by 5 people

    • MaineCoon says:

      He’s there to throw out questions to make POTUS look bad. I liked how POTUS corrected him. Did you notice the body language when his eye narrowed, a reflexive reaction to POTUS. He really dislikes POTUS. Has from the very start.

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    • republicanvet91 says:

      That should tell everyone that they have been hyping this for the past couple days, including what Nancy Rosenweasel said.

      If they say anything about this, it will be the absolute worst spin they can come up with.

      It is interesting though the media has been sniveling so much about not having press briefings, then when there is one on a very important topic, they don’t want to report on it.

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  17. Seldonbc@gmail.com says:

    I went to the store today, wipes and face masks were non existent. Yesterday I went on Amazon for face masks, what a joke. Most vendors were out of stock, other few vendors were charging $20 for 3 masks . others vendors were charging $21 for 15 paper masks. One vendor wanted to charge 52 dollars in shipping and handling for a $11.00 purchase which would still take weeks. I live in Hawaii where things are expensive but the price gouging is ridiculous

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    • Went to church today and saw no one wearing any masks.

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    • InAz says:

      @ Seldonbc

      I live in a small town in SE Arizona.
      Send me a list of things you would like. I can check to see if my town has those items. I will be in Tucson on March 31 for doctor appointment, and can see what is available there. I’m going to be shopping anyway.

      If you would like, send me the money and I will purchase the items and ship to you. I don’t know how much shipping is to Hawaii.

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      • Sara c says:

        InAz, that is one of the kindest responses I have ever received. Thank you so very much, many prayers for you. I have relatives in Texas which I can call on. Thank you again

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    • JC1974 says:

      Sorry, you missed the boat. It was like that two weeks ago. I wouldn’t worry too much about masks. You would need at least an N95 and training on how to use it for it to be truly effective. You’d also need eye protection, goggles or full face shield being best. Unless you are in a public healthcare setting or in a private setting caring for a confirmed infection, it probably isn’t going to make a difference. Wash your hands, don’t touch your face, keep distance from people that are presenting illness. The surgical type masks do about as much to keep germs in than keep germs out.

      You may want to actually think about gloves. If you can take them off and on right, and diligently wash your hands, it might help cut down on transference. Hand sanitizer is also good to have.

      I’m not a virologist, but I work in an administrative capacity in a clinical environment. I’m more worried about people panicking than the actual virus.

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      • Guessed says:

        You are correct about the N95 masks being the only way to prevent inhaling the virus. The cheap masks you see made out of blue cardboard really are just meant to keep you from coughing and spewing large droplets out into the atmosphere where they dry out and become small particles that go right through all but the N95 masks. Unless you have a mask that seals tight against the skin you are wasting your time.

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    • fuzzi says:

      Walmart here in NC has a 5 pack of basic face masks for 97 cents, in the pharmacy section.

      I don’t think our local people are panicking.

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  18. MVW says:

    Stellar, simply stellar. POTUS shines in his performance but when faced with a Cat 5, or health pandemic threat he gleams. Not to be too hyperbolic, worse thing for the Dems is POTUS facing a nuclear asteroid.

    No wonder Biden is losing his marbles and Bernie is eulogizing the butcher Castro.

    Expect a retrace in stock prices tomorrow. So sad, too bad to Dems & Dem-media.

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  19. MaineCoon says:

    President Trump presents the proper tone by reassuring the public, reassuring to Wall Street, yet agreeing with CDC recommendation that schools prepare for the worst and hope for the best. He quietly states the proper protocols of washing hands, staying at home if sick, doing the same one does regarding flu prevention — UNLIKE DR. MCCABE-MESSONNIERS scare-tactic approach. I bet we’ve seen the last of her. No more public appearances.

    It’s not what you say but how you say it.

    A vaccine will be forthcoming soon but not probably for this season per Dr. Fauci.

    Excellent presser.

    As he was leaving someone asked if he was going to do more presser like this…he turned, looking back, and said: “yes, if you’d like”.

    He’s good. MSMers behaved tonight. They spent the winter out in the cold by the ‘copter. They have learned their lesson. Let’s hope they don’t forget or back to the copter they go!.

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  20. peace says:

    Fabulous President – Great talk to the American people – Very Presidential! Thank God for President Trump. He’s one of a kind.

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    • republicanvet91 says:

      It should make the press wonder if their hype is backfiring. Hype an issue, and give POTUS a good opportunity to look Presidential.

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      • icndark says:

        Unfortunately, they’ve lost all perspective and can’t recognize their own hubris, nor their idiocy. May they rot among their own stench.

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  21. Raffaella says:

    I was really impressed with the way President Trump handled this press conference perfect for the gravity of the current situation. He is getting even better every day. WHAT A GIANT FIGURE THIS PRESIDENT HAS BECOME ON THE WORLD STAGE. We are very lucky.

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  22. Troublemaker10 says:

    Excellent press conference. VSG POTUS struck the proper balance between seriousness of concern and keeping public calm and reassured.

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    • Janie says:

      Yes, just the right balance in all aspects. Even down to the tie choice it occured to me, in color, design, etc. Colors and patterns have more impact than people realize.

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  23. soozword says:

    I was driving into a Starbucks parking lot today here in SW Utah and there were two SamHO tour buses parked there. All of the passengers who were getting out of the buses appeared to be Asian tourists. Dozens were filing into the restaurant and several had masks on. Now you can’t tell if they were U.S. citizens/residents but I tend to doubt it. I decided to forego a Starbucks coffee — I know, we aren’t supposed to give them our business as an anti-Trump organization but when in Mormonland there aren’t very many choices when it comes to coffee houses.

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    • jrapdx says:

      Not sure how to make of the mask-wearing tourists. I see that a lot out here in Oregon among individuals from the large community of Asian immigrants. I don’t what the reasons are for it, but AFAIK it’s not associated with increased risks of disease for the general population. BTW this observation goes back many years, long before the present coronavirus issues became prominent.

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      • felipe says:

        jrapdx: Where there are sizable asian populations, there are asian-trained doctors and clinics. In most/all asian medicine doctors routinely prescribe the cheap drugstore masks for many, many ailments and people also wear them as a prophylactic especially when in crowds. I’m sure A2 could weigh in if they’re lurking on here.

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        • jrapdx says:

          Thanks for the info. I figured it was in part a cultural thing. Of course I’m acquainted with many Asian Americans, 1st and 2nd generation folks. Must be in a different social stratum because I’ve not seen them with masks (outside of medical staff in clinical settings).

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    • In Logan Utah there is a great coffee place called “Cache Coffee And More”. They support Veterans, inexpensive, and sells Black Rifle coffee.

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    • ATheoK says:

      “soozword says: February 26, 2020 at 7:53 pm

      but when in Mormonland there aren’t very many choices when it comes to coffee houses.”

      There is a plant throughout Utah commonly called Mormon tea. It is quite efficacious.
      The proper name is Ephedraceae Ephedra viridis; and yes, if you have heart problems do not use.

      The plant is quite common, but you may have to stroll some yards away from the road to find a decent plant.
      I’ve noticed that plants near the road and especially those near towns are heavily pruned/culled. Away from quick easy access, they tend to be fuller large plants.

      I’ve never seen one in flower, so look for a plant with fleshy segmented stems. A stark contrast to tumbleweed or sagebrush.
      Start small when making the Mormon tea.

      I also carry packets of freeze dried coffee while camping or rock collecting in the west. If hot water isn’t available, not a problem, it isn’t necessary.

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      • soozword says:

        We have lots of Mormon tea growing wild on our property (along with edible horehound) but haven’t tried it yet. Recently bought a book on edible plants and trees here. Still miss having choices in coffee houses!

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  24. realeyecandy1 says:

    keep sniffing the glue … you have lost your mind

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  25. booger71 says:

    I thought President Trump came off concerned but calm…just like he should have.

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  26. Peoria Jones says:

    I listened to it live. I went from feeling hopeful (when PDJT started) to feeling uncomfortable (when VP Pence, et al spoke) to feeling better when PTrump finally took the mic again.

    President Trump is a MASTER. He put in a few things we all needed to hear, but didn’t make it political. He was superb.

    I’m going to wash my hands as much as possible – and if I had any money to invest, I’d do it now.

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  27. Raffaella says:

    You are an idiot. Just go back to dailyKos. And practice your English more so you don’t write like a paid hack from a democrat competing campaign.

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  28. Tl Howard says:

    LOL. If anything, I think we have a population that is cavalier, much too cavalier, about this. It’s the media that was in a panic, as always, of course.

    Methinks you are a pretty bad troll, too transparent in your *trollolity.* (Yes, I made up a word.)

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  29. rustybritches says:

    There is just no one like him and he has raised the Bar for President now so that not many can reach it, I pray for him, and how sad that Polosi and schmore is such dick heads Guess that they thought this was another thing that would bring the President down and guess What>. NOT happening He is always out in front of everything and does not let any grass grow under his feet and he finally has the best people around him..
    Thank YOU lord for our president He is one of a kind.. love him and his family.;.

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  30. Piper77 says:

    umm.. maybe he doesn’t want people to panic?

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  31. sundance says:

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  32. John55 says:

    Thanks for your concern, troll. “Let’s see what happens” is the best advice which can be given at this point, because so far this simply does not seem all that serious.

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  33. RobInPA says:

    There’s something about that room that turns the presstitutes into an uncontrolled swarm of moronic blithering idiots.

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    • John55 says:

      You’re giving them too much credit ….. they actually always have been moronic blithering idiots, and the Trump press room has merely exposed that fact for all to see.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Tl Howard says:

        Actually, intellectually speaking, the field of reporters these days is drawn from God knows where, primarily “communication” majors in “colleges.” The scare quotes are just that–to scare us about the lack of intelligence of these people.

        These people didn’t go to schools that demanded any academic rigor from them.

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  34. realeyecandy1 says:

    Did you hear them ask him if he is going to do “more of these” …he has given them more access to a President than anyone in HISTORY and they have to get in a snide remark like that. I wish he would have turned and said “you mean you haven’t been at all my press conferences” They make me wanna puke

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  35. Raffaella says:

    I have extensive healthcare background in Pharmaceuticals/diagnostics, and infectious diseases. Just my opinion that if you follow these common practices, you can avoid most virus infections:

    1. Wash your hands often.
    2. NEVER EVER TOUCH YOUR FACE (nose, eyes, mouth) except immediately after washing your hands very well.
    3. Stay 6-10 feet away from any one who is sneezing.
    4. Change your clothes as soon as you get home.

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  36. Anon says:

    I thought it was good. The only mistake was when Gupta compared the fatality rates of Flu and Coronavirus, Trump said “the flu is worse”. Yes, the number of flu deaths is higher, the number of people sick of flu is higher, but the case fatality rate is lower for flu.

    Otherwise, it seemed flawless to me. I can’t think of any improvements. He was even open to closing flights from Italy and South Korea, a likely wise next step.

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  37. Raffaella says:

    I have extensive healthcare background in Pharmaceuticals/diagnostics companies. Just my opinion that if you follow these common practices, you can avoid most virus infections:

    1. Wash your hands often.
    2. NEVER EVER TOUCH YOUR FACE (nose, eyes, mouth) except immediately after washing your hands very well.
    3. Stay 6-10 feet away from any one who is sneezing.
    4. Change your clothes as soon as you get home.

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    • oldersoul says:

      This is the best advice to give. Thanks.

      By the end of winter, my hands are literally bleeding from constantly washing them in our cold, dry climate here in the Northeast. More than 15 times on some days. Just regular hand soap (not the antibacterial type), and plenty of water.

      And I’m happy to say I rarely get a winter cold, have never needed a flu shot … and never get the flu. And that’s over a lot of years.

      You can never go wrong washing your hands too much this time of year.

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    • WSB says:

      Keeping a folded tissue up your sleeve comes in handy if you ever need to scratch an eye lid or other area of the face.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Jus wundrin says:

      Good, no, great points. I taught 7th and 8th grade science at a coop school, and stressed these points with my students.

      An itchy ear? Leave it go, or wash first!

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  38. oldersoul says:

    After this press conference, Tucker Carlson should be absolutely ashamed of himself.

    He again led off tonight with the rogue ‘inevitable’ fear hysteria statement maliciously peddled by Rod Rosenstein’s sister. And ratcheted it up from there.

    This is disgusting fear porn at this point. Shame!

    Liked by 5 people

    • WeeWeed says:

      I’m disgusted with Tucker and no longer watch him.

      Liked by 6 people

    • sundance says:

      Tucker is totally off the rails on this issue.

      Completely wrong. Ridiculous fear mongering.

      Liked by 9 people

      • stella says:

        Plenty of fear mongering on Twitter by people who should know better, like Jack Posobiec.

        Liked by 2 people

      • WSB says:

        This could be a Fox script. I do not believe Tucker has such a great contract.

        Liked by 1 person

      • oldersoul says:

        He must be getting pressure from above on this. He is too intelligent to not discern the realities. Or … life inside the Beltway bubble has finally obscured his view.

        Even the head of the CDC pushed back today on that rogue (and likely unapproved) ‘inevitable’ statement. And PDJT could not be more clear in detailing the realities in the field.

        The US has held steady at 15 confirmed domestic cases, for nearly 2 weeks. And most are recovering well. I guarantee that more Americans have died from the regular flu during that same time.

        This President moved extraordinarily quickly, and deflected the nation from the worst case.

        This is indeed reckless fear mongering, pure and simple. And they do it for ratings, and to scuff this President … no matter how many innocents it harms.

        Driving the public into mass panic upon falsehoods really bothers me.

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      • James F says:

        Good for ratings. Doom sells.

        “Agenda Free” Lookner who used to be with RSBN drones on for hours and and hours every single day. He practically has an orgasm when new numbers are announced each day.

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    • Parrot says:

      Alas, Tucker is 100% correct about the inevitable spread of the virus. It’s unstoppable.
      But so what?
      It kills <2% in Western countries, no biggie unless you're immune deficient, we accept far higher death rates from well assimilated causes every day.

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  39. tuskyou says:

    I’m glad POTUS reminded state and local officials to refresh their preparedness plans. Good reminder for the public that your local government is responsible too not just Trump!

    If you have kids ask the school what they’re doing. My employer sent out an email a week ago with simple guidelines and a link to the CDC. How hard is it to use your head! If you’re sick stay home, wash your hands. Don’t wad up your kleenex and stuff them in your pocket. Practically everywhere you go there are hand sanitizer dispensers and clorox wipes. I just can’t get excited about this. If I had a compromised immune system I’d already be extra vigilant. Pres Trump is not going to run around with his hair on fire. One of the questions was a thinly veiled probe about martial law. Gimme a break. Maybe some people will get sick but people get sick every day. It’s life.

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  40. sundance says:

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  41. simplewins says:

    You are a fraud. Get lost skippy.

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  42. Better? They seemed rude and loud to me. Students in school wouldn’t be allowed to act that way. Hope President Trump goes back to helicopter press

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  43. sundance says:

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  44. piper77 says:

    And like clockwork.. first community spread Coronavirus case in northern California just reported.

    https://breaking911.com/breaking-a-first-in-u-s-cdc-confirms-community-spread-coronavirus-case/

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  45. freepetta says:

    Great information!! Now if only Nutty Nancy P would clean up her drug, homeless, doo doo and chrona infested district maybe someone would believe her potty smut lies.

    Liked by 2 people

  46. Tiffthis says:

    The presentation was great and informative 👍🏼. I didn’t watch the question part because I read the comments first. Lol. Mayhaps with type of situation the President should let the Dr’s answer those questions about “other cdc reports” and such. Since we had a cdc senior there already…. just a thought. Press are nicer to Dr’s 🤣😇

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  47. robert van brunt says:

    What’s Ratsteins sister have to say?

    Liked by 1 person

  48. MaineCoon says:

    Breaking news. Not good at all. No known source.

    UPDATE: The patient with coronavirus is a resident of Solano County and is receiving medical care in Sacramento County; had no known exposure through travel or contact with known infected person https://t.co/qmWxB0RNpX https://t.co/uzoayzwq56— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) February 27, 2020

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  49. Anon says:

    If you have an hour to spare, here’s an interesting documentary from 1998 about the 1918 Influenza epidemic in the United States. Worth finding out what a 2% fatality rate did back then. It *is* serious.

    PBS American Experience – Influenza 1918

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    • Parrot says:

      The 1918 Spanish flu in Australia had approx 15% death rate.
      The bodies were wrapped in sheets and left out on the nature strip for collection.

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