President Trump Considering “Defense Production Act” to Expand Domestic Production of U.S. Medical Needs…

The media is attempting to initiate panic about the Coronavirus in 2020 the same way the media attempted to manufacture panic about an upcoming U.S. recession in 2019.

First things first.  Earlier today Vice-President Pence announced Dr. Debbie Birx will serve as the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator. [CDC COVID-19 Resource HERE]

Dr./Ambassador Birx is about as bureaucratically deep state as you can get.

Coming from the State Department Dr. Birx has led the U.S. effort to eradicate HIV/AIDS effort and has a strong pedigree as a 30-year global health official, scientist and physician:

[…] Ambassador Birx is a scientist, physician, and mom, with three decades of public health expertise, including virulent diseases, their vaccines, and interagency coordination. She has been utilizing the best science to change the course of the HIV pandemic and bring the pandemic under control, community by community and country by country.

Her focus over three decades has been on HIV/AIDS immunology, vaccine research, and global health. She has developed and patented vaccines, including leading one of the most influential HIV vaccine trials in history. Three different Administrations across both political parties have relied on her knowledge and judgement. (link)

Additionally Vice President Pence added Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury; Dr. Jerome Adams, Surgeon General of the United States; and Larry Kudlow, Director of the National Economic Council to the Coronavirus Task Force.

Members of the President’s Coronavirus Task Force:

  • Vice President Mike Pence
  • Secretary Alex Azar, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Ambassador Debbie Birx, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator
  • 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
  • Dr. Jerome Adams, Surgeon General of the United States
  • Deputy Secretary Stephen Biegun, Department of State
  • Ken Cuccinelli, Acting Deputy Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
  • Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury
  • Larry Kudlow, Director of the National Economic Council
  • 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

It was also reported today that President Trump is considering industrial mandates to medical manufacturers as a stop-gap measure to force them into production of medical equipment needed in the supply chain:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration is considering invoking special powers through a law called the Defense Production Act to rapidly expand domestic manufacturing of protective masks and clothing to combat the coronavirus in the United States, two U.S. officials told Reuters.

The use of the law, passed by Congress in 1950 at the outset of the Korean War, would mark an escalation of the administration’s response to the outbreak. The virus first surfaced in China and has since spread to other countries including the United States.

U.S. health officials have told Americans to begin preparing for the spread of the virus in the United States.

The law grants the president the power to expand industrial production of key materials or products for national security and other reasons. The biggest producers of face masks in the United States include 3M Corp and Honeywell International Inc.

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar told lawmakers this week that the United States needs a stockpile of about 300 million N95 face masks – respiratory protective devices – for medical workers to combat the spread of the virus. The United States currently has only a fraction of that number available for immediate use, Azar testified.

[…] “Let’s say ‘Company A’ makes a multitude of respiratory masks but they spend 80% of their assembly lines on masks that painters wear and only 20% on the N95,” the White House official said. “We will have the ability to tell corporations, ‘No, you change your production line so it is now 80% of the N95 masks and 20% of the other.’”

“It allows you to basically direct things happening that need to get done,” the official added.

HHS declined to comment. DHS did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (read more)

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253 Responses to President Trump Considering “Defense Production Act” to Expand Domestic Production of U.S. Medical Needs…

  1. So Rat-Stain’s sister sprung the Trump-Hurting virus panic and the President says “OK then, let’s Make America Medically Great Again.”
    This Guy doesn’t know how to lose!

    Liked by 38 people

    • WSB says:

      So, President Trump can also use the Defense Production Act to mandate medicine production back in the US!

      Touché!

      Liked by 35 people

      • TarsTarkas says:

        Oh No! He’s finally showing his true colors! Dictating industrial policy! Mr. H alert!

        But phone and a pen was not fascistic. Got it.

        Liked by 4 people

        • WSB says:

          Well, if national defense is not paramount to bring our manufacturing back against the globalists who have decimated it, I do not know what is?

          If the Congress was complicit with our enemies to hollow out the US, we obviously cannot work with them to correct the attempted murder; so a game of Chess is ordered.

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      • Linda K. says:

        A blessing in disguise. I never knew all our medicine was made abroad. Now, we will fix that issue before catastrophe strikes and make more jobs while we do it.

        Liked by 11 people

      • old deplorable owl says:

        Do we even have the necessary infrastructure here? Many companies, but how much of their product is US made? Where do the raw ingredients come from?
        I’d like to see it happen, but can it?

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        • zekness says:

          ideally, the US will “re-shore” for national security reasons and for health care disruption mitigation strategies…but what we don’t want to do is create the same kind of situation that is playing out in the sole source china crisis. (we can apply this same lesson to any manufacturing and production anecdote, for a variety of risks that can occur.

          think of it this way: the internet is stable because it is a decentralized system that does not depend on single points of failure (thanks former genius level thinkers back in the 70’s!..arpanet)

          the same ideal global market benefit from the same decentralized model. It isn’t the most efficient, but it is the most stable…and creates by design a multitude of benefits that go well beyond just solving emerging disease threats to global markets. Global trade and cooperations in international trade is a good feature that prevents nations by regulation and competition to abandon isolationism and such dictatorships from emerging such as North Korea. The gloabal trade and trade policies are not efficient but it makes everyone 0bserve (in theory) a set of standards that are acceptable and stabilizes the global economy (as a whole) against all kinds of different threats (disease, war, trade action, anti-competition, natural disasters,etc)..

          the current CHINA ONE model, where nearly 90 percent of the world’s medicine, food supply and products, and other consumer goods exposes the lack of decentralization necessary. In fact, this crisis was always prone to failure from a variety of threats that can happen at any one time. Imagine if china had a 100 year flood….or a large tsunami/earthquake at or near any of the major shipping ports. replace that threat with the current covid-19 threat. same result. major disruption happens.

          from a free market, competition is good, pov, CHINA ONE realizes a sort of “captive market” condundrum and it rewards a terrible fascist state that threatens the world as the anti-super power on many levels. It’s not a credible style of government, only have cheap labor and non-existent regulatory or environmental limits that makes it the go to for labor and manufacturing.

          I’m not a greeny in the sense that industry bad. But I am just pointing out the hypocrisy of some of these left socialist commie prog DIMS, who are largely supported by corporations who prefer to do business in china….that slays this nonsense they are truly honest about environmental concerns. at scale, the highest emitter of pollution exists in china, unchecked and also happily to do so with the direct profit assistance of many US companies who prefer that not be discussed. It’s all BS.

          Voters on the left are starting to smell this contradiction and hypocrisy….The COVID-10 exposes this truth.

          if there is one silver lining…this is as good of one than any ….the dependence on china was never based on some smart model to be competitive. It was sheer greed and is whol inadequte to withstand any medium level threat.

          I hope we can make the effort to change that lack of risk adversity in our global market structuring moving forward…

          but it would not be wise to re-shore all of it. making new partners world-wide is obviously in the best interests in the long term.

          jmho

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      • Fools Gold says:

        Smart. Very Smart is Our President!!!

        Liked by 1 person

    • Child of Morning says:

      At some point the resistance will suffer defectors to Trump. All that work, all that coordination, and what will result? Chairman Xi sittin on yet another nail.

      No matter how strong the brotherhood – always losing just plain sucks a$$.

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    • Child of Morning says:

      At some point the resistance will suffer defectors to Trump. All that work, all that coordination, and what will result? Chairman Xi sittin on yet another nail.

      No matter how strong the brotherhood – always losing just plain sucks a$$.

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    • Child of Morning says:

      At some point the resistance will suffer defectors to Trump. All that work, all that coordination, and what will result? Chairman Xi sittin on yet another nail.

      No matter how strong the brotherhood – always losing just plain sucks a$$.

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    • Child of Morning says:

      At some point the resistance will suffer defectors to Trump. All that work, all that coordination, and what will result? Chairman Xi sittin on yet another nail.

      No matter how strong the brotherhood – always losing just plain sucks a$$.

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  2. sundance says:

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    • GB Bari says:

      Brief but Great interview!

      Liked by 2 people

    • calbear84 says:

      Fantastic interview.

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    • H.R. says:

      Lou Dobbs: “…by appointing an incredibly competent task force.”

      Oops! No matter how badly any of these people want President Trump to fail, THEY have been appointed to solve problems and address issues associated with COVID-19.

      Whatcha gonna do now? Whine “Orange Man Bad” when he gave you the mandate and authority to find solutions?

      These Swampers probably do have some decently, maybe highly respectable chops to get COVID-19 under control. So now they are ‘stuck’ with fixing things instead of whining about Trump.

      That is one way to shut up all those “Trump won’t do this,” or Trump can’t do that,” or “Trump is doing all the wrong things,” Resistance/apparatchiks. AND… get them working on solutions.

      President Trump: “Stop telling me what I’m not doing. You’re the experts, you’re in charge of solving it now. YOU start doing what needs to be done.”

      That is the President’s job; asking the right questions and then kicking the right azzes.

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      • suejeanne1 says:

        God bless him!

        (My Mom and I have pretty much a routine of turning off the TV and saying dear God, please help President Trump, be with him, have good people help him, surround him with good people who want our country to be safe and well and strong, protect our country from all of these people who just seem to want to take it all apart – thank You dear God)

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  3. Kimmy K says:

    Just wondering if anyone saved Gunny’s list of Mike Pence’s accomplishments on what PDJT has delegated to him thus far?

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    • nimrodman says:

      I didn’t
      But I think Pence is capable. He looks pretty relaxed here:

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    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      I got it….did not want to be a wet blanket but……Pence is not….one to complete things…

      I do hope he gets this virus under control….but….here goes…..please excuse the length

      Pence:

      1. Put in charge of the transition team…almost all he recommended are gone.
      2. Put in charge of pushing bills through Congress. How did that work out?
      3. Put in charge of eliminating voter fraud. This was during the Georgia special election. How did that work out?
      4. Pence was in South America waving happily behind Tom Donahue…Donahue gave a blistering speech against the President. Pence said Nothing.

      5. During the taped Bush/pu88y gate tape scandal, Pence said nothing to defend the President .
      6. Pence fired Gen Flynn for supposed lying to him. And the Flynn events started off with a LIE supported by Pence. It was Pence who told the press that General Flynn didn’t talk about sanctions on Russia and that discrepancy was the reason Flynn was fired, for “lying” to the VP.
      7. During the Impeachment circus….Pence said “Nothing” to defend the President.

      Gen. Flynn:
      The entire issue was caused by Pence for not being prepared for a MSM interview, insinuating Flynn was guilty on national TV.
      Flynn covered for Pence. But before those facts could come out, Pence immediately condemned Flynn.
      As someone who might excuse Pence for being “careful” he was not careful when condemning Flynn.
      Flynn took one for the team. And still will not say Pence was wrong. Even though Pence’s stupidly got Flynn in this mess in the first place.

      8 Now he is in charge of Space Exploration….has he said anything about that?
      9. Pence was placed as Vice President by the RNC.. This is a tradition for decades, like the DNC picks the VP.
      Then Preibus is picked as Chief of Staff. How did that work out?

      10. Pence’s personal physician ravaged the Presidents nominee, Jackson, forcing him to drop out. Pence said nothing about it.

      Pence was to spend most of his time in the Senate…pushing the Presidents agenda thru Congress…..Can we say:. How far behind are the Presidents appointments from approval in the Senate….

      Pence has pushed nothing.

      11. Pence visited the Border during the Caravan arrival at the border. He spoke to the press saying: “Don’t worry, we will let them all in.”

      12. In the Page and Strzok text messages, the duo state that:

      Mike Pence has been briefed, and they are discussing that briefing. This briefing which Pence received is so important to what Page and Strzok were engaged in, because Pence was the lynch pin in the preliminaries of what they were doing in this spying operation.

      Those involved have to know that the right hand was stroking Pence while the left hand was doing the same, and a redacted name is being alerted to this reality.

      Add to that the fact that Pence’s chief of staff was mentioned as a possible contact by the scheme team Strzok/Page, to possibly make some inroads in connections after President Trump was first elected.
      Then for the real zinger—Pence’s chief of staff is married to a female working for Peter Strzok… I mean you couldn’t make this shit up in spy novel.

      Pence’s (former) chief of staff, Joshua Pitcock, resigned in June 2017 after he was accused of being a spy for the FBI.

      Pitcock’s wife worked for Peter Strzok, and the Page/Strozk texts showed that Strzok had a significant contact within the White House – Joshua Pitcock.
      Pitcock had worked for Pence more than twelve years in various capacities, well before Pence became VP.

      Congressional Closed Door Hearings Transcripts on Impeaching President Trump,

      The first transcript is from career foreign service officer and Vice President Pence staffer Jennifer Williams. The House did not need to subpoena Williams who was willing to deliver testimony to the impeachment committee with support from the Vice-President.

      Ms. Williams was among the officials actually on the July 25th call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
      She is also one of the only witnesses who has testified with firsthand knowledge of the exchange.
      Interestingly Ms. Williams, a senior staffer for Vice-President Pence, delivered testimony that later had to be modified.

      Why did Karen Pence have one of those envelopes at Bush funeral?
      The one that had something in it that caused that sick look on Jeb’s face?

      Pence is supposed to be our President’s “Hammer”….
      The President’s Executive Officer. Defending him…..Supporting him…..Has he supported him in this Impeachment clown show?…..
      Did he announce any support in the Ukraine issues……Did he announce any support in the Louisiana election?

      And one more point…

      Do you know what “the most important” function of Executive Officers and Sgt. Majors is?
      Covering their Commanding Officers “ Backs”…….

      Pence has done none of that………

      I guess we will see……

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    • Jan says:

      While a governor in Indiana, Pence handled a MARs virus case which involved quarantines and dealt with an AIDs crisis from dirty needles in a community. So he has experience working with health professionals, state legislatures, mayors, governors and was in the House for 12 yrs. He doesn’t need to be a doctor to interface with state and local governments & Congress. He met with House and Senate Democrats and Republicans last night.

      What’s really unreal is Congress has been getting updates regularly from the Task Force since at least January 31, 2020, if not before.

      Chuck Schumer tweeted on February 5 that Pres. Trump’s blocking foreign nationals from China from coming to the US (on 1/31/2020) was part of his “war on immigrants.” That tweet has since been deleted.

      Thank you, President Trump. You gave us 2-3 weeks extra to gear up & saved lives, despite the impeachment, the deep state & Congress.

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  4. sunnyflower5 says:

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  5. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  6. Cocoon says:

    I think like vital metals, US citizens are SHOCKED at the reliance on the Chinese for basic drugs.
    It is a national security issue and should have been addressed under previous Administrations.

    Liked by 28 people

  7. California Joe says:

    Massachusetts Biotech Company developed vaccine for Corona Virus-19 already being tested.

    https://time.com/5790545/first-covid-19-vaccine/

    Liked by 9 people

  8. Bigbadmike says:

    I live in Illinois. The AccuWeather forecast is for a mild March and for an early Spring. God will provide us the cure for the Coronavirus. It’s called Sunlight. When Easter Sunday arrives, we will look back at this Panic in the Streets Dem strategy as just another failed hoax.

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  9. chojun says:

    I’m glad that skepticism is on the rise.

    It’s about time.

    Did you know that during the 2019-2020 flu season (still on-going) there were:
    * 29MM flu illnesses;
    * 280,000 flu-related Hospitalizations; and
    * 16,000 flu-related deaths?

    And yet this barely gets a word in the media.

    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm

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    • California Joe says:

      I read the 2016 Flush season had 69,000 deaths in the United States alone! This is a manufactured panic.

      Liked by 5 people

      • calbear84 says:

        I guess folks shouldn’t stand so close to the commode Joe! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • David A says:

        Please stop the it’s just a flu line.

        A mortality rate of 3 percent, a likely minimum for the coronavirus, as mortality is correctly calculated only after all infected are either cured or dead.

        In the last ten years the US has had an average of about 36,000 per year die from the flu, and an average of about 36 million flu cases, so ballpark is .1 percent mortality for the flu vs total cases AFTER all cases are cured or fatal.
        ( 36,000,000 x .001 is 36,000 fatality.)

        Therefore, for now, when computing a coronavirus mortality please compare only deaths to cured. China’s sketchy numbers show about 9 percent mortality.

        The R naught of the Coronavirus has been placed at from 3 to 7. ( By disparate creditable medical science organizations.).

        It is reasonable to take a middle of the road R naught of 4.25, more then double the flu, and a death rate ( total cured by total fatal) of 4.5 percent ( pretty much a minimum when hospital emergency rooms are overwhelmed)

        So, in time in the US, the coronavirus could grow to 82 million annual patients x .045 fatal of 3,690,000 dead. ( Not a worse case scenario).

        Note, this would mean a likely hospitalization of about 15 million people over the flu season. Call it 13 million just to underestimate. Total hospital beds generally available during the 13 week virus flu season is about 200,000. ( WAG ) 65 percent general ocupancy and higher during the flu season. So 13 million divided by 13 weeks is 1 million per week. A tremendous overburden on all medical, forcing drastic triage decisions in hospitals, increasing the mortality of all serious disease.

        Now you know why China quarantined almost 10 percent of the global population and destroyed their economy at a critical time, (with only 1000 people dead in a 7 week period). Now you know why borders are closed into and out of Iran over only 30 infected. Now you know why all public events are being cancelled in numerous nations!

        Watch how nations act, not what the say.

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        • Judith says:

          I’m with you that caution is warranted, coming out of CHINA ( of all places) AND in an election year, to boot! AND right after their shampeachment imploded! What are the odds of that?

          Wouldn’t be a crazy assumption that Globalists are screwing with our economy/elections. Blaming Trump is just the cherry on top.. but I am certain they have long planned a worldwide catastrophe to cull the herd.

          Would’ve happened anyway, I’m sure. At least now, though, we have President Trump to take names, and repair our crumbling medical (and military) supplies and infrastructure before it’s too late!

          In fact this is all the more reason to KEEP Donald John Trump right where he is for four more years: The War on Globalism. Talk about a backfire!

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    • nuthinmuffin says:

      the problem is, nearly 20% of the patients require hospitalization to combat the virus, according to Chinese numbers. the flu has never produced such stress on our hospital system.

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      • trialbytruth says:

        The numbers are skewed no one knows how many Chinese stayed home and got over it or when to work coughing and sneezing.

        The numbers we see are related to those sick enough to go to non traditional doctors ( traditional herbal doctors are usually the first choice would in China) once sick enough to be in the Chinese medical system treatments will be based on social scores and granny used up her social points getting coal for the winter.

        Her son on the other hand is a liner and goes to work every day so in this family it is a 50 percent death rate. As the seniors are filled the survival rates will go up as the data base be ones younger healthier and a better representation of the populationas a whole.

        Happens every flu season the early cases are older with multiple health illnesses and the first into the medical pool. no meaningful stats on fatality rates for at least a couple months.

        Keep it in mind we are all gonna be dead in 11 years and 3 months from global warming. Eat desert first always.

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        • trialbytruth says:

          Can I get an edit

          Her son on the other hand is a MINER and goes to work every day so in this family it is a 50 percent death rate. As the seniors are CULLED the survival rates will go up as the data base BECOMES younger healthier and a better representation of the populationas a whole.

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        • David A says:

          “The numbers are skewed no one knows how many Chinese stayed home and got over it or when to work coughing and sneezing.”

          And nobody knows how many never got to a hospital and died. Nobody knows how many are dying in quarantine camps that are far worse incubators then the Princess cruise ship.

          So both statements are true, one raises the number infected, the TO, the other raises the mortality.

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      • I had a kidney removed last year and there was 75% vacant rooms on my floor with a brand new hospital going up 5 miles away.
        we got this… too bad for the very old/young there is always going to be this new threat.

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        • seekingthetruth2 says:

          Renal Cell Cancer? I am 11+ years post Nephrectomy & just restaged to CKD II.

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        • David A says:

          My daughter worked in an ER in Vegas for 5 years, they regularly had patients on Gurney’s due to lack of rooms.

          We have about 900,000 hospital beds, with a yearly occupancy rate of about 65 percent. Considerably less in the peak of the flu season. This virus could easily over run our hospital system.

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          • Judith says:

            Same in NY. Hospitals overcrowded already. And unsanitary. So many patients pick up staph infections it’s not even funny.

            Lots of recuperating patients are aspirating too! Here.. take this potassium pill big enough to choke a horse.. AAACK. I’m not even joking. Make sure they grind up those tablets!

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  10. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • Kimmy K says:

      This^^^
      Went to my Dr yesterday to get a prescription refilled, (Due Friday), got a call today from the pharmacy that it’s out of stock. Hopefully, they will have more tomorrow, they will call and let me know.
      Also, my Dr and I talked about a CV vaccine…both said we refuse to be guinea pigs…
      Say what you will, and to each his own, but from our family experience, I think most in my family will wait until more trials have been done.

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  11. visage13 says:

    The vultures are circling. This whole thing makes me sick, pun intended. It never stops all they want to do it ruin Pres Trump, take him out by any means necessary. I believe he has handled every aspect of this the correct way but no matter what he does Schumer and Co get their soundbites on the evening news to downplay all this administration has done. Thank goodness Pres Trump took the step immediately to stop travel from China and now some other places. They squawked about it but he was right, again. I am so over it. Wait until he shuts down the Southern border all hell will break loose with the hypocrites.

    My opinion on the stock market, once I got educated about it, is when the market is bad that is the time to buy. But the fearmongers want to blame the markets on Pres Trump when it has zero to do with him and every thing to do with the fearmongers. They want the market to tank, for the economy to explode, don’t let them. Go about your life and do what you do unfazed by the idiocy coming out of DC & NYC.

    Rod’s sister is the only CDC sound bite they even care about by design of course. Oh and did you hear there is a new whistle blower, something about not having protective gear when checking patients…..

    Until Barr gets off his a** and does something, stuff like this will never change.

    My cold anger is starting turn hot.

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    • J says:

      The stock market has been weaponized. They have an army of like minded short sellers tanking the market purposefully in a similar manner to what they did in 2008 before the usurper was elected.

      Im buying. There are a ton of undervalued stocks out there right now and even in worst case scenarios this overwrought panic will pass with the spring. By the time we are all watching “The Ten Commandments” for the 40th time we all will be saying Trump wins again. Id expect the rebound to surpass the downswing.

      I grieve the hardships placed on the people around the world but there is a silver lining in all this. It further shines the light on the egregious actions taken by our governement in hollowing out our economy for the last 40+ years.

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  12. sunnyflower5 says:

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  13. JohnCasper says:

    “President Trump Considering “Defense Production Act” to Expand Domestic Production of U.S. Medical Needs…”

    Our President is such a kind man.

    With all he has had to put up with from them, he is still concerned enough about Nancy, Chuck, Adam, Joe, Elizabeth and Bernie and their dire need for medicines and procedures to treat their various acute and chronic mental illnesses.

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  14. keeler says:

    Twitter pushed #Trumpvirus today; every tweet I scanned parroted the talking points rolled out during the Q&A from yesterday’s press conference.

    I was wondering why the US media, which typically revels in disaster-porn, held back on covid-19 coverage. I thought they might have been trying to shield the PRC government, or letting the Big Club get their money positioned before the stock market responded. Probably was both of these reasons, but it’s becoming clearer they were also trying to line this up for political messaging as well.

    As always, it looks like the Trump Administration is a step ahead of such games…

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  15. Troublemaker10 says:

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  16. California Joe says:

    According to the CDC their were 80,000 deaths in the United States last year due to the Flu. WTF is going on with the panic? Even China had only 2,800 deaths so far almost all victims elderly and I’ll already.

    https://www.statnews.com/2018/09/26/cdc-us-flu-deaths-winter/

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    • walt39 says:

      Epidemiologists modeling the outbreak in China think their numbers are understated by a factor of five to ten. If anything in that range is correct I think we’d be right to assume they also are NOT getting control of the thing just yet, that is, the number of new infections may not be falling as they claim.

      I think we need to wait a bit before deciding this is really no big deal just because the numbers reported by the Chinese don’t seem that bad.

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    • bluecat57 says:

      Those are NOT “flu deaths”, they are more accurately” deaths related to the flu”. Children need to be educated on how to put on latex gloves, not latex condoms.

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  17. Rj says:

    So many prestigious bio scientists in this country and they’ve missed the last three vaccines for flu season.

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  18. noswamp says:

    Keeler,
    You are correct! Trump was ahead of the game. No one expected him to seal off China so quick.

    The plan was to move to Corona anti Trump messaging after thousands were infected here in the USA. But with only 15 or so infected they had nothing to complain about.

    This was why Rosenstein’s sister wrote the news release calling the devastation to the USA “inevitable” and all hell broke loose. The timing of the vitriol was not coincidental. Trump knows the dem attack was planned from jump street.

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  19. Jim S. says:

    I read an article recently. A company in the Dallas area (I think) makes masks. He said he won’t ramp up production because he doesn’t want to hire a bunch of new employees only to have to lay them off months from now. He said he did that in ~2008 (as I recall) when we had the last crisis.

    He said that the US needs to come up with a policy whereby we buy more masks annually to prepare for such issues. This will give him steady production so that he doesn’t have to hire and fire (~150 people) during surges. He also mentioned that Mexico undercuts him in price.

    This is off the top of my head. I will try to find the article and link to it.

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  20. noswamp says:

    Good stuff Jim S. Thanks for the 411!

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  21. Jus wundrin says:

    I’ve read that some dems have gotten on board too. Unfortunately Nanzi is pouting angrily in the corner. I do believe she would love to have many Americans die so she can politicize it in hopes of getting rid of the President

    That creature is pure evil.

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  22. this should be a wake up call to all americans that we have been screwed by past admins that sold us out to the low bidder.we need to bring pharma manu back too.

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  23. Parrot says:

    Well, they should be able to talk coronavirus to death.
    What exactly is all this for?
    It’s a flu, 98%+ will get over it, for the ones that develop viral pneumonia, there is no treatment except for symptom relief.
    The experimental anti viral drug Remdesivir works but is in tiny supply.
    You will not stop it’s spread.

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    • TreeClimber says:

      Oh thank goodness you’re here to tell us these things. Now I can go crouch in the corner and shiver in fear while sucking my thumb in peace, knowing there’s nothing else I could’ve done.

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      • Deb says:

        Do you so that over the flu every year? That’s the point.

        We should always be prepared for catastrophe. That’s the smart way to live. Worrying is not smart.

        Prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

        I don’t see how this turns into a worst case scenario. It simply isn’t that deadly at this point in time.

        I will say, the one place I do worry about is California. They have a huge homeless population creating a sanitation crisis, and really bad leadership at every level.

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        • Judith says:

          Amen. We need to build another wall: Now that the courts have cleared the way for PDJT to withhold Federal funding for sanctuary cities, the sh!t’s about to hit the fan!

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  24. Don McAro says:

    Just thank god Elizabeth Warren is not President we would have a 9 year old trans kid as the Corona virus Czar

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  25. WSB says:

    Do we know who the other players are in this posse? Will do some looking.

    Liked by 1 person

    • another face in the crowd says:

      keep the dollars in the USA, even if it is California. – see below from a Feb. 11th report

      Dr. Trevor Smith, who is the director of research and development at Inovio, said, “It’s something we are trained to do, and the infrastructure is here and the expertise is in house.”

      When Chinese scientists released the genetic sequence on Jan. 9, Inovio researchers got to work immediately and within 3 hours they had a vaccine for coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it is now being referred to.

      “We have an algorithm which we designed, and we put the DNA sequence into our algorithm and came up with the vaccine in that short amount of time,” said Dr. Smith.

      Tens of thousands in China have been quarantined and continue to suffer from the virus. That’s why scientists at Inovio Pharmaceuticals say they feel the sense of urgency to get the vaccine out.

      The vaccine has been tested on mice and guinea pigs. It will next be tried on a group of human patients.

      Scientists hope the vaccine will work like a piece of biological software. In other words, the vaccine will give the human body instructions to create the proper attack in the form of T-cells and antibodies against COVID-19.

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      • WSB says:

        What happened this time that scientists were not able to engineer a year or a few ago?

        If so many people died of the flu before Donald Trump became President Trump or during last year’s flu season, what the Hell has been going on?

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    • WSB says:

      They have money!

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  26. dammit_janet says:

    Sir, we’re already on it. This DIY has been all over my social media.

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  27. Suzy Jules says:

    Will DefenseProduction Act push for manufacture of antibiotics, cardiac, blood pressure and antidepressants. There are 100 top drugs that need to be made in the US for citizens use. The cheap production that manufacturers turned over to China must end.

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  28. ezgoer says:

    By late April this virus, which is just a very strong strain of flu, will dissipate with the warm weather and increased sunlight. Just as the flu does every year. Then the Democrats will look foolish again when the world doesn’t end and POTUS will be seen as having done an effective job of the situation.

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  29. WSB says:

    This should be easy!

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  30. Ono says:

    Nitrel gloves
    Silk banadana
    Use clean wipes before using shopping carts and public hand grabs on doors.

    Dont go to China or Iran

    Wasn’t this the same Ebola routine?

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    • WSB says:

      Why do we suddenly have scientists popping up, saying they have figured this out so immediately? Where were they last year with the flu vaccine?

      My tin foil hat is securely on, and my spidey senses are up! Where is Suspicious Cat?

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      • Kimmy K says:

        This^^^ WSB

        Where’s Bill and Melinda in this?
        Read a few weeks ago they were knee deep in the vaccine and/or patent part. Sorry, didn’t save the link.

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      • Ono says:

        Excellent observation!

        Government cant do anything in less than 90 days.

        Work backward from there.

        Until recently…not having a TV and only getting my news from referenced material I was told what a tin foil hat was …

        I had to laugh because in my surf travels in Centro we used to make Alumin foil hats to keep the sun off of us .

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        • WSB says:

          Ha! But I bet the ‘hat’ wasnn’t POINTED!

          We may be correct about the timing of these so called break-throughs. Who are bound to make money in a vaccine against a staged virus?

          Cripes, I have a creative mind to be able think up things like this…but never did I expect they might be REAL!!!!!!

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        • WSB says:

          PS Ono

          If you look at the Creative Lab? Or it is another name…at MIT, all of the usual suspects are board members there.
          interesting,

          Maybe the President is using ‘board’ members spelling for a reason…

          Whoa! Light bulb! Maybe this is what he means!

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        • WSB says:

          Bill and Melinda Gates! Indeed!

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      • meow4me2 says:

        Because we have better tools now for gene editing, better knowledge of cellular biology and better tools with which to mimic and edit proteins in a reliable way. We’ve also worked on scalability issues as biologic medicines have become more prevalent over the last 10 years or so.

        The rapid discovery of vaccines is an output of the years of scientific advances. Now that there’s a real crisis and need where these technologies can have a significant impact, you suddenly hear about it. But the scientific work leading to these capabilities has been going on for a long time.

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    • Deb says:

      Ebola has a much higher mortality rate, and yet we were told by the left it was paranoia to want to close the borders to Ebola infected countries.

      PDJT actually does shut down travel, and they complain it’s not enough.

      Haven’t they ever read the Boy who Cried Wolf?

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      • Judith says:

        Absolutely! Even Democrats are weary of the incessant gloom and doom. Enemedia has definitely jumped the shark. The world will not end from farting cows in 12 years.

        Ain’t happening, you “maroons.” Now, I wouldn’t rule out an earthquake in Westchester, should Hellary ever stumble off her fainting couch.

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  31. TradeBait says:

    It’s another planned money grab. Market goes down as panic sellers lose their minds. The fundamentals of the economy and markets have never been better. Bears and globalists make a bundle on scare tactics from people who refuse to learn.

    Warm weather, washing hands, using Lysol/bleach on commonly touched surfaces, limiting contact with large crowds of people for a couple months, etc. will knock it out for the most part. If a vaccine comes out, take it like you would a flu shot to increase the odds of not catching it. But the freak out is getting ridiculous. Compare the real numbers to the recent flu outbreaks – not even in the ballpark.

    That PDT is taking advantage of it to move medical back to America is awesome. MAGA.

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  32. Why are my comments being blocked?

    Liked by 1 person

  33. That’s the first one that wasn’t.

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  34. Brant says:

    Hmmm. This situation is probably the absolute perfect place for the deepest of deep staters……as long as he really plays their bonifides up. “Such and such has been part of disease study for decades working with both parties. He/she has the best credentials and background to tackle this situation.”

    So then if they mess up, it’s them. If they get it correct, Trump wins big. I don’t think they would sabotage something like this to get him, especially if they basically have flashing neon arrows pointing that they are the best.

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  35. Medicine Man says:

    There are 18 vaccines in development as of the moment for Coronovirus. Will take 12-18 months to get it to the general public.
    Antivirals plus HIV meds in clinical trials (that have shown promise). Those will be available sooner.
    Just like that…not so chic to be an ant-vaxxer I notice 😉

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    • Medicine Man says:

      We are developing a vaccine by the way just in case it cycles back/assumption is it will burn itself out by the time the vaccines are ready. Not as deadly as MERS or SARS but seems to be a bit more infectious. FLU is 0.5, Similar with
      MERS/SARS, Coronavirus is estimated at 1.5-2.4 and measles is 18. This means one infected Coronavirus person can infect up to 1.5-2.4 people.
      Good news is that it seems not to be contagious when patients are asymptomatic. This is big.

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      • another face in the crowd says:

        ive seen several reports of just the opposite, that covid19 is transmittable with out the carrier having noticable symptoms and up to a 27+ day incubation period also.

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        • Medicine Man says:

          I got this from a WHO source:
          “ The main driver of transmission, based on currently available data, are symptomatic cases. Previous NEJM articles reporting transmission of the virus from an asymptomatic Chinese visitor to a German coworker proved to be inaccurate. So far no conclusive evidence supporting the transmission from asymptomatic people.
          • Asymptomatic infection may be rare, and transmission from an asymptomatic person is very rare with other coronaviruses, as we have seen with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus. Thus, transmission from asymptomatic cases is likely
          not a major driver of transmission. Persons who are symptomatic will spread the virus more readily through coughing and sneezing”

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          • meow4me2 says:

            This makes more sense to me. You need to be shedding virus to be infectious. I find it hard to believe you can be shedding virus in significant enough quantities and not have noticeable symptoms.

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          • another face in the crowd says:

            Hope they are right but China has been reporting them.
            /jama/fullarticle/2759815

            an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
            what is an ounce of prevention then worth if there is no cure…

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  36. Simon Says says:

    Where’s Dr. Ben Carson???????

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  37. Simon Says says:

    Where’s Dr Ben Carson??????

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  38. Kimmy K says:

    I never knew most of our medicines were made in China. Wasn’t pet food/treats made there killing dogs and cats a few years ago? And we trust them to make our medicines? Unbelievable ! I remember lead in kids jewelry years ago as well.

    Was PDJT ever right when he said our politicians are STUPID!

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  39. Retired IG says:

    What a bunch of political movers and shakers. ALL OF A SUDDEN CONCERNED ABOUT US citizens. That they might get sick from a virus!
    I understand that President Trump needs to calm fears about a virus. But just like the rest of all of hoaxes that have been foisted on me since 9/11/2001, I’ve about HAD IT with yet another “crisis.”
    Seeding our minds with FEAR of yet another BOOGEY MAN hiding under the bed.
    Highly recommend the movie ” The Farewell, based on an Actual Lie.”
    Sowing FEAR is a VERY POTENT WEAPON.!

    I am ready to shelter in place for a month or more. if in my judgment that
    is something that is right for me. I will be studying ANTIDOTES for FEAR MONGERING.

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  40. BREAKTHROUGH: POTUS has played the Demo☭rats PERFECTLY.

    Now that they’ve idiotically announced he’s not doing enough,

    There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING they can refuse to give him
    … without OWNING every CRISIS DOWNSIDE THEMSELVES!
    … just in time for the November Elections!

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  41. sunnyflower5 says:

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  42. Julia Adams says:

    Amazing. Before the advent of Twitter, FB, CNN, MSNBC, NYT, etc., I never knew that so many Kremlinology experts were also Virology experts on pandemic diseases. Who knew?

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  43. rustybritches says:

    LOOKS like Mexico just allowed a ship to dock that other countries have turned away because they have sick people on board Pray that they shut our border down before any sick people get across that border

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  44. A2 says:

    There is a reason Dr Birx was brought onboard.

    Coronavirus far more likely than Sars to bond to human cells due to HIV-like mutation, scientists say
    Research by team from Nankai University shows new virus has mutated gene similar to those found in HIV and Ebola
    Finding may help scientists understand how the infection spreads and where it came from

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3052495/coronavirus-far-more-likely-sars-bond-human-cells-scientists-say

    Indian researchers and Thailand were the first to identify the link. The Indian paper was rushed out before peer review, then withdrawn. Now Nankai researchers have found similar evidence as have French researchers (their HIV research is top in the world next to the US). Published in ‘ Antiviral Research’ on 10 February.

    China starts clinical trials for new antiviral drug to treat coronavirus
    Remdesivir, developed by Gilead Sciences, was last week given to US patient whose condition appeared to improve within a day
    Tests are being carried out at multiple hospitals in Wuhan, ground zero of the outbreak

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3048732/china-starts-clinical-trials-new-antiviral-drug-treat

    Coronavirus: Gilead to widen testing of antiviral drug in Hong Kong, South Korea, other Asian markets
    The accelerated pace and scope of Gilead’s remdesivir clinical studies reflect the pressing need for Covid-19 treatment options

    https://www.scmp.com/tech/science-research/article/3052712/coronavirus-gilead-widen-testing-antiviral-drug-hong-kong

    Gilead is a US company.

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  45. Rich Gorman says:

    A DPAS rating issued to any manufacturer by POTUS is a Golden priority pass “.
    DPAS IS FROM the 1950s — — Defense Priority Allocation System Law. In plain
    English , the DPAS rating from the President is recorded directly on any pertinent contract / subcontract / or purchase order . The ” power” of such rating is IMMENSE ! . Such a Defense Priority rating authorizes any contractor to receive unchallenged priority to acquire ANY material , machine usage , labor etc.
    to produce and deliver the contracted emergency materials. ( face masks , protective clothing , syringes , etc.). The rating even directs any lower level suppliers to allow the ” rated order ” to jump in front of , and superceded some other previous order that might require the same materials. ( but have not been declared EMERGENCY ).
    The Emergency Defense Priority rating is ” Carte blanche authority ” in order to get the essential emergency items delivered.
    It is the ultimate procurement ” Trump Card ” !

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  46. MistyLynn says:

    I guarantee the Covid-19 will spread throughout Europe. The Zurich train station serves about 3,000 trains a day. Most EU trains pass through Switzerland to other countries of destination. If Switzerland shut down their borders these trains would come to a halt as well as the Rhine River would shut down. The Swiss government has stated shutting down boarders is not conducive to the free movement of people or a free market. The EU has no formal formal control on medical treaties.

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  47. Mike Lee DelMarcelle says:

    I know this isn’t quite the same but President Trump always seems to be ahead of the game when it comes to emergency situations. Remember all the hurricanes we’ve had. Things were getting moving and put in place well before they hit. The MSM during these times sat back and ridiculed Trump, tried to create a panic and were literally rooting for the storms to be as fierce as possible. Compare that with whats going on now.

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    • meow4me2 says:

      The thing is we know we have some sort of disaster every year. So you plan for generic disasters of different scales in different regions. Stock pile what’s needed, then move supplies as called for to keep stock piles from getting old. It’s really good risk management to me.

      As the head of a large successful corporation, the President certainly understands this. And it shows.

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  48. zekness says:

    we are in a very special place folks….

    this disease could not have happened at a more opportune time….

    we have a president, a non-political leader of super skills, who has the business mind and the moral authority to stage an absolute resolve to get this disease contained.

    think about it….his level of focus and getting resources is spectacular…

    he understands the risk…..he understands the threat…

    he is a winner…he is not going to allow some serious disease to stand in the way that will allow the insufferable disease known as democratosis cause any more pain and suffering on the US citizen..and he certainly isn’t going to allow COVID-19 to upset a future re-election that he not only deserves, but is most qualified to win!!!

    we are in a very special moment in history.

    what other person in the US …and at what other moment in history of emerging diseases can we honestly say, is comparable to the “stars lining up” than right now.

    we are truly blessed…in this rare opportunity, is very likely we are not only going to see this disease defeated and a larger threat averted…but we are likely to see Trump THE PRESIDENT stake out a strategy to commit the resources needed to motivate the proper research and development of so many other disease control…and possible vaccinne development that was never achieved for SARS and MERS before !

    If we don’t understand the opportunity here to get a much higher win…a victory so uniquely possible to achieve….I can tell you, Donald Trump knows what he would appreciate having his legacy in a second term look like

    the president who tackled some of the more serious kinds of virus and made the world safer..

    because he can do that…..he has the leadership to make that happen.

    it’s not impossible.

    Going to the moon is great….sure…but imagine the legacy that actually saves human life?

    we have a rare opportunity here.

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