Transcript of President Trump Address to The Nation on Coronavirus…

Tonight President Trump delivered an address to the nation on the issues surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. [Transcript and video below]

[Transcript] – THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans: Tonight, I want to speak with you about our nation’s unprecedented response to the coronavirus outbreak that started in China and is now spreading throughout the world.

Today, the World Health Organization officially announced that this is a global pandemic.

We have been in frequent contact with our allies, and we are marshaling the full power of the federal government and the private sector to protect the American people.

This is the most aggressive and comprehensive effort to confront a foreign virus in modern history. I am confident that by counting and continuing to take these tough measures, we will significantly reduce the threat to our citizens, and we will ultimately and expeditiously defeat this virus.

From the beginning of time, nations and people have faced unforeseen challenges, including large-scale and very dangerous health threats. This is the way it always was and always will be. It only matters how you respond, and we are responding with great speed and professionalism.

Our team is the best anywhere in the world. At the very start of the outbreak, we instituted sweeping travel restrictions on China and put in place the first federally mandated quarantine in over 50 years. We declared a public health emergency and issued the highest level of travel warning on other countries as the virus spread its horrible infection.

And taking early intense action, we have seen dramatically fewer cases of the virus in the United States than are now present in Europe.

The European Union failed to take the same precautions and restrict travel from China and other hot-spots. As a result, a large number of new clusters in the United States were seeded by travelers from Europe.

After consulting with our top government health professionals, I have decided to take several strong but necessary actions to protect the health and well-being of all Americans.

To keep new cases from entering our shores, we will be suspending all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days. The new rules will go into effect Friday at midnight. These restrictions will be adjusted subject to conditions on the ground.

There will be exemptions for Americans who have undergone appropriate screenings, and these prohibitions will not only apply to the tremendous amount of trade and cargo, but various other things as we get approval. Anything coming from Europe to the United States is what we are discussing. These restrictions will also not apply to the United Kingdom.

At the same time, we are monitoring the situation in China and in South Korea. And, as their situation improves, we will reevaluate the restrictions and warnings that are currently in place for a possible early opening.

Earlier this week, I met with the leaders of health insurance industry who have agreed to waive all co payments for coronavirus treatments, extend insurance coverage to these treatments, and to prevent surprise medical billing.

We are cutting massive amounts of red tape to make antiviral therapies available in record time. These treatments will significantly reduce the impact and reach of the virus.

Additionally, last week, I signed into law an $8.3 billion funding bill to help CDC and other government agencies fight the virus and support vaccines, treatments, and distribution of medical supplies. Testing and testing capabilities are expanding rapidly, day by day. We are moving very quickly.

The vast majority of Americans: The risk is very, very low. Young and healthy people can expect to recover fully and quickly if they should get the virus. The highest risk is for elderly population with underlying health conditions. The elderly population must be very, very careful.

In particular, we are strongly advising that nursing homes for the elderly suspend all medically unnecessary visits. In general, older Americans should also avoid nonessential travel in crowded areas.

My administration is coordinating directly with communities with the largest outbreaks, and we have issued guidance on school closures, social distancing, and reducing large gatherings.

Smart action today will prevent the spread of the virus tomorrow.

Every community faces different risks and it is critical for you to follow the guidelines of your local officials who are working closely with our federal health experts — and they are the best.

For all Americans, it is essential that everyone take extra precautions and practice good hygiene. Each of us has a role to play in defeating this virus. Wash your hands, clean often-used surfaces, cover your face and mouth if you sneeze or cough, and most of all, if you are sick or not feeling well, stay home.

To ensure that working Americans impacted by the virus can stay home without fear of financial hardship, I will soon be taking emergency action, which is unprecedented, to provide financial relief. This will be targeted for workers who are ill, quarantined, or caring for others due to coronavirus.

I will be asking Congress to take legislative action to extend this relief.

Because of the economic policies that we have put into place over the last three years, we have the greatest economy anywhere in the world, by far.

Our banks and financial institutions are fully capitalized and incredibly strong. Our unemployment is at a historic low. This vast economic prosperity gives us flexibility, reserves, and resources to handle any threat that comes our way.

This is not a financial crisis, this is just a temporary moment of time that we will overcome together as a nation and as a world.

However, to provide extra support for American workers, families, and businesses, tonight I am announcing the following additional actions: I am instructing the Small Business Administration to exercise available authority to provide capital and liquidity to firms affected by the coronavirus.

Effective immediately, the SBA will begin providing economic loans in affected states and territories. These low-interest loans will help small businesses overcome temporary economic disruptions caused by the virus. To this end, I am asking Congress to increase funding for this program by an additional $50 billion.

Using emergency authority, I will be instructing the Treasury Department to defer tax payments, without interest or penalties, for certain individuals and businesses negatively impacted. This action will provide more than $200 billion of additional liquidity to the economy.

Finally, I am calling on Congress to provide Americans with immediate payroll tax relief. Hopefully they will consider this very strongly.

We are at a critical time in the fight against the virus. We made a life-saving move with early action on China. Now we must take the same action with Europe. We will not delay. I will never hesitate to take any necessary steps to protect the lives, health, and safety of the American people. I will always put the well-being of America first.

If we are vigilant — and we can reduce the chance of infection, which we will — we will significantly impede the transmission of the virus. The virus will not have a chance against us.

No nation is more prepared or more resilient than the United States. We have the best economy, the most advanced healthcare, and the most talented doctors, scientists, and researchers anywhere in the world.

We are all in this together. We must put politics aside, stop the partisanship, and unify together as one nation and one family.

As history has proven time and time again, Americans always rise to the challenge and overcome adversity.

Our future remains brighter than anyone can imagine. Acting with compassion and love, we will heal the sick, care for those in need, help our fellow citizens, and emerge from this challenge stronger and more unified than ever before.

God bless you, and God bless America. Thank you.

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134 Responses to Transcript of President Trump Address to The Nation on Coronavirus…

  1. chuck lowe says:

    If there was any real justice in the world, there would be 13,743 miles worth of crime scene tape strung around the ongoing criminal enterprise known as Communist China. Forensics experts would be busy gathering information of the malfeasance, obstruction and cover up of the ongoing World Wide tsunami of Involuntary Manslaughter that began in Wuhan and is at this very minute, killing citizens throughout most every nation on earth.

    The repeating palimpsest for this latest atrocity is only 6 months old. We are no better than pigs to the Chinese, who represent an economic potential that is apparently, as far as our politicians, captains of industry and media believe, is worth far more than your dead grandparents. The African swine flu, which killed off 25% of the world’s pigs, spun wildly out of control when the Communist government at first ignored, then suppressed information which would have allowed the containment of the plague. Sound familiar?

    Repeated verification equals, at some point, to even the most obtuse, “porcine” observers, verifiable belief. China is a giant, reeking, mephitic, diseased and necrotic Petri dish, where unimaginable horrors are, even now, growing, nascent and ready to strike once again into the heart of the Occident. We didn’t change the Chinese with Capitalism and they didn’t change us with Communism, they just bought us out. Now, literally hooked on Chinese drugs, Oxycontin, cheap labor and unfulfilled promises of future wealth, we will, once again, look the other way as our neighbors and families sicken and die in order to maintain the “status quo” that allows politicians to drop by and pick up a quick billion for a few winks and nods.

    Where is the contagion of blame to match the literal contagion? The 4th estate, in their Pavlovian, dog-like IQ response, predictably rolls out the usual Trump Tacitus Trap and assigns responsibility to the president for the economic tectonic shifts over the last 30 years which were authored by the very Globalists he seeks to thwart. The Deep State Politicians who make bank on that same status quo are rubbing their hands together gleefully and hoping against hope for a deep recession. The febrile minds running Big Tech are as sickened and fevered as your gravely ill relatives and seek to bend us all to the will of the Progressive Narrative and “Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste”. Their efforts to stifle and eliminate information that reveals the honest efforts of the administration to fight the outbreak, while emphasizing and highlighting every real and perceived failure are counterproductive and as misleading as the propaganda you would expect in China.

    Trump did not commit these millions of crimes. China committed these crimes and China should be in the dock and if not remanded into custody, then at least reprimanded, fined and punished for their crimes.

    Liked by 56 people

    • WSB says:

      Epic (rant), chuck!

      Liked by 16 people

    • walt39 says:

      I don’t see the need for the judges of this world to deal with China. A higher power seems to have taken things in hand.

      China is now departing the world economic map and won’t be back for a decade or more.

      Liked by 11 people

    • Perfect: “palimpsest”

      Liked by 6 people

      • MelH says:

        . A manuscript, typically of papyrus or parchment, that has been written on more than once, with the earlier writing incompletely scraped off or erased and often legible.

        Liked by 9 people

        • namberak says:

          You caused me to recall that Pissarro, Degas, van Gogh and others in their era completed paintings, then scrapped the paint off to reuse the canvas. Microscopic examination reveals that several existing works are the third or fourth on the canvas.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Hear, here!

      Liked by 4 people

    • David Vicknair says:

      Mephitic… Awesome!

      Liked by 2 people

    • John Bosley says:

      Dare I say that General McArthur was right.
      Should have nuked ’em when we had the chance.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Zippy says:

      As I’ve said, the entire WORLD needs to remember where this plague originated and DEMAND that their governments FORCE their businesses to move OUT of China AND make certain that in the future we DO NOT rely on SOLE SOURCE suppliers for ANYTHING, like medicines and medical supplies for instance, that could put us in jeopardy or vulnerable to blackmail.

      HOPEFULLY, due to the headlines resulting from this plague more people will get involved and DEMAND this actually happens than have come out to demand that the perps involved in SpyGate and everything before and after are prosecuted. Otherwise, this won’t happen either.

      And it’s not the people of China who are our enemy, it’s the CCP.

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      • Dutchman says:

        There is, rightfully a lot of focus on medicines, and precursors.
        But, its NOT like we didn’t have plenty of warnings; contaminated drywall, dog food, etc. has been shipped into this country from China for many years.

        Its not just viruses; a Conmunist system has certain hallmarks, consistently.
        And an encouragement to corruption is endemic; plant managers who cut corners, and use aldulterated raw materials are rewarded, in the Conmunist system.

        Its guaranteed.

        They can not innovate, as innovative thought is ruthlessly stamped out, as it is seen as a threat to the State.

        And, it is, INHERENTLY an inefficient system, so can NOT compete, on an equal footing, with Capitalism.

        Hence, flooding the market (dumping) to put domestic producers out of business.

        And, of coarse it is inherently corrupt, and has spread its corruption worldwide, infiltrating governments, political parties, media, and virtually all elements of civil society.

        Ironic that PDJT already litigated, to affirm his absolute authority to ban anyone entry to the U.S., for any reason or no reason, with his so called “Muslim travel ban”.

        Otherwise, when he banned individuals from China, we would have seen a rush to court, and a nationwide injunction, alleging his ban of those from China was “Xenophobic”, and by the time the courts affirmed, it would have been too late to do any good.

        This is a clear demonstration of WHY the POTUS has such authority.

        Yes, its NOT the Chinese people, it is the CCP. It is EVIL. They have exceeded the Nazis, in using the people in camps as organ donors, how ,…words are inadequate.

        EVIL, CORRUPT, INHUMANE.

        The face of CONmunism, EVERY time.

        Expose. Discredit. Overcome.
        A recipe for winning, that literally can’t be beat!

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        • American Heritage says:

          Our compromised politicians have been lying to us for decades about the inherently barbaric nature of Communist and Muslim countries, equating them falsely with American and Western culture and values. The “all cultures are equal” propaganda campaign has been the basis for forcing us to accept massive immigration from these degenerate, authoritarian countries, to deadly effect on our own cultural stability.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Indeed. This propoganda is also promulgated from Hollywood, which I am convinced is financed, ultimately by China.

            All pushing the starry eyed notion of their anthem, J. Lennons “Imagine”.

            All part of the anti-whiteness campaign, all bullshirt. Divide and conquer, and they came SO close!

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    • T2020 says:

      Tell us how you REALLY feel, chuck! 😱

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    • j'accuse says:

      Behind the gleam of China’s modern cityscapes are 1.4 billion people, most of whom live in very modest circumstances at best with most in poverty with few opportunities in life, and no protections against a police state that very frequently kicks down doors and drags people to prison for any reason (or for no reason other than to terrify). We shouldn’t forget about the freedoms we take for granted and the brutality and injustice that is considered a part of ordinary life in an authoritarian state like Communist China. The Chinese people will revolt at some point. It is a certitude of history and the regime surely knows that the masses are becoming far too educated and health..

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    • dutzie60 says:

      Chuck writes like I think Stephen Miller would talk. I need a pocket dictionary. 😂

      Awesome rant.

      Liked by 3 people

    • trump20162024 says:

      The Chicoms, Russians, and ayatollaholes are quietly taking notes at how easy it is to manipulate the Ameri-coms, dhimmis and RINOs alike, into destroying our Republic from within.

      Liked by 3 people

    • tucker7518 says:

      Great reply, and the local news is now saying the Chinese have been quarantined in their homes in Wuhan for 2 months. Chinese have known for a long time how bad this coronavirus was, and said nothing. Fox News is also saying that the Chinese sent infected people to the United States to spread this virus.

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    • Zippy says:

      Tom Hanks and wife have CCP-Virus.

      tomhanks
      Verified

      Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.

      Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?

      We’ll keep the world posted and updated.

      Take care of yourselves!
      Hanx!

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    • InAz says:

      @ Chuck Lowe

      👏👏👏👏

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    • Kaco says:

      I totally agree, Chuck, and the globalists can go to you know what. Their love of cheap labor and/or power is putting our lives at risk. It’s bad enough we’ve had poisonous pet food, toothpaste, what not. China is a nation that is lusting for ultimate power over the world. I would not put it past them to become more evil in their quest. We need to get our country in order to protect not only our livelihoods, but our very lives. Enough is enough. And we need to be more aggressive with the “open border” crowd because we have seen a resurgence of diseases over the years that had been previously eradicated but now erupting here and there, because of border crossers bringing them. I don’t know if I was ever really nice about it, but I am so done being nice at all. The PC restricting plain common sense has got to go, starting with trading with a totalitarian communist nation that does not have our health and safety in mind and continue to build a wall on our southern border.

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  2. bkrg2 says:

    expect a total stock market collapse tommorow, thankfully trading is automatically stopped for the day if market drops 20%

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    • FrankieZee says:

      The futures is already saying it will be bad. Well, that is the plan by the Deep State and the Chicoms. I feel sorry for the senior citizens who depend on their stocks to get by financially.

      Liked by 3 people

      • MelH says:

        I am living among about 200 of those Seniors depending on their stocks. Anti-Trumpers, all of them. Every day i begin the day by switching the TV in the library from MSNBC to FOXNEWS, then sit and read the newspaper while waiting to see how long it takes for someone to change the channel. NOT LONG. Democrats are DEDICATED to staying uninformed ,lest their Apple carts get jiggled the least bit! It is both maddening and sad to be living among them, like watching a patient bleed out while refusing the plasma hanging, ready for infusion.

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    • The sooner the better.

      Soon they’ll be shooting with blanks.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Todd says:

    “What difference does it make?”

    Hillary’s going to be Biden’s VP.

    Just a hunch.

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    • No way, Todd…everybody’s tired of Hillary..she is old, fat, doddering, can’t walk in a straight line and has to hold a cup in one hand so she can balance the other side ….not happening because the No. 1 reason:
      No One Likes Hillary!
      Next…….

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      • delighteddeplorable says:

        All that and she’s a two-time loser.

        Liked by 3 people

      • Doug Amos says:

        Graham should be Biden’s running mate; 1 incapable of counting to 10 the other the most useless wasteland on the planet other than filling dead time for Headbanger Hannity.

        Liked by 2 people

      • j'accuse says:

        She still plans on running the show through her ‘friends and family’ network. I saw a list of possible Biden appointees and there were too many of the old Obama crew including Sally Yates, who should be disbarred and prosecuted for the Carter Page fraudulent FISA application and her role in trying to frame Gen. Flynn..

        We have seen that HRC can exert a great deal of influence over people in her orbit. I think it’s time to revisit the Uranium 1 deal and all money her foundation sucked in from Russians, Ukraine, Saudis and other foreign actors. She will claim it was all *legal* of course because she doesn’t think ethical rules apply to he and that appearances don’t matter because she is so patriotic, etc. The Clinton Foundation was corrupt because it created the appearance to wealthy foreigners that if they donated to her ‘charity,’ good things will happen. Accepting the donation created the expectation in the minds of foreign donors that favorable actions by the US government would be forthcoming. That fact was obvious to everyone at the time

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      • Vince says:

        I don’t know. I think the democrats have resigned themselves to losing this November. In many sports the team will put the bench warmers into the game when it is late and the game is already lost. Biden is a bench warmer, so why not put in Hillary for one last humiliation? At least they can save the younger generation candidates for next time.

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        • sat0422 says:

          OK, so I don’t really understand the “brokered convention” that will take place by the Socialists Democrats (Communist Party) but I don’t believe they will ever allow Biden to be the candidate. I could be wrong and those who choose to side with criminals and vote for their candidate may be choosing a VP for the long haul. Biden may even be in a nursing home by election time. Who knows and who cares?

          Well, recently I was in the company of several weak minded women who think Trump is not so good. They only listen to the Socialists/Communist channels on TV and I don’t think any of them have ever studied economics or much history. Yes, I am a conservative woman and I am beginning to be more selective in the women I associate with.

          One older lady this week whispered to another, “if he chooses Kamala Harris as his running mate” I will just not vote.!” I say it would be better for her not to vote if she can’t support TRUMP!
          This idiot thinking is what we have to look forward to in 2024 if we live that long.

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      • 1nikao says:

        Democrats going to need to pay to get a couple big, strong chucking crews and a couple vans with bench seats for the rest of this campaign.
        They’re going be busy takin’ turns chuckin’ ’em two in sideways!

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    • p'odwats says:

      The Obamas are calling the shots for the Biden campaign. Didn’t Dementia Joe say he would add Obama Administration officials like John Kerry, Sally Yates and Valerie Jarrett to his cabinet if elected? Those are certainly not Clintonoids. The entire Democrat Party has CFS- Clinton Fatigue Syndrome. They’ve been covering up and cleaning up Clinton scandals for nearly thirty years.

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    • trump20162024 says:

      No, it will be Mooooooooooochelle.

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  4. To all the skeptics out there:
    You have been harping on “Presidential” this and “Presidential” that; well, tonight you have now witnessed: President Donald J. Trump at a critical moment in time.
    I’m biased since I’ve been watching this New York mogul since the 70’s and this is what he does when he has to make a serious decision, own the downside and move forward.
    I am not shocked at all.
    Nor do I believe he sounds tired, stressed, allergic, sick, or any other blah-blah-blah.
    President Trump is doing what we elected him to do and everyone should rejoice and be thankful that we live in this great Constitutional Republic with our Democratically elected President taking charge and making decisions that must be made for the safety and welfare of 327 million Americans in the United States of America.
    We will get through this very quickly; no worries.

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    • WSB says:

      Amen, abigail!

      Liked by 15 people

    • I agree Abagail, and there’s no one I’d rather see leading the country during this.

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    • walt39 says:

      I don’t think we’ll get through this quickly. The best we’ve got now is ‘distancing’ — various sorts of quarantine — which will take time to work even imperfectly. Warmer weather MAY help; it’ll be a month or so before we can tell and even if it does, COVID-19 will be back in the fall.

      Really licking this thing will take a vaccine; the price will be reduced if/when we find treatments that reduce the severity and shorten the illness — the sickest people now spend weeks in the hospital.

      But yes — we’ll get through it. This is the sort of disease America can deal with: Beating it will depend mostly on individual common sense action.

      Hang tough, folks, stay home if you can, and wash hands regularly!

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      • MelH says:

        I’ve not before heard the sickest spend weeks in the hospital. Are you sure? If that’s the case, we’re in for an epic financial disaster.

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        • Dutchman says:

          “Sickest” being those with compromised immune systems, and/or chronic respiratory conditions, to begin with.

          THEY takes weeks, and some succumb.
          Same,with standard influenza.

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          • seabrznsun says:

            No one has yet mentioned the people who are on medications that weaken immunity, and their are many. You’ve probably seen the caveats at the end of commercials on television where, after telling people how great the medication is to heal all their illnesses, they briefly mention some side effects, to include immunosuppressive response. There’s a high likelihood you know someone who takes these medications. I wish we would hear that mentioned

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            • jeffsn4 says:

              “Briefly”? lol Usually 70% of the commercial is listing off the side-effects. Big Pharma is a serious problem.

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            • J says:

              seabrznsun I agree the rapid increase in the use of biologics for psoriasis and crohns/ibs et al. creates a particularly vulnerable segment of the population that hasnt entered the national conversation. These drugs degrade the immune systems ability to respond to infection.

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        • 1nikao says:

          People with flu, who are the sickest (with other underlying conditions) spend many days, even weeks in the hospital. This isn’t just a cold for older people with underlying conditions. It is stubborn pneumonia, sometimes sepsis. Sepsis is a syndrome that causes organ failure. It requires a long hospital stay. THAT is why elderly people need to be PROTECTED from exposure. They should practice social distancing. There is a ton of information out there about the appropriate behaviors people should be taking.
          Know this. In IL, if you travel to Chicago where there have been cases, you will be quarantined in your home for 14 days. This will be mandated by the Health Department. They will call you daily to ensure you are not venturing outside the home and potentially spreading a viral pathogen. It is, in fact, a dangerous infection to those over 60 who have diabetes, hypertension, heart and vascular disease, kidney disease, liver disease, copd. The older the patient, the more serious the threat becomes.
          Protect the grandmas & grandpas. Protect the loved ones of any age who are on chemo or have autoimmune disease.
          Our President and this task force are taking monumental actions to slow the spread and protect not only people, but our healthcare system!
          I am a nurse. I work at a great hospital. But, even my private suburban hospital has a difficult time meeting the staffing demands of the flu season. Our patient census has been full capacity for three months. When staff is sick, we work short. When people are quarantined for 14 days, we work short for 2 weeks. For every short staff member short we work, the load must go to another nurse or aid. If floor census is 30 and 5 nurses are scheduled, one calls off sick (or is quarentined for 14 days), That leaves 4 nurses to care for 30 patients. The other nurses on her/his shift must take care of 7-8 patients each. Consider the level of illness for each patient has. Some with flu, some with a hot gall bladder, some with gastrointestinal upset (vomiting & diarrhea), and usually a few confused and combative people with infections.
          Nursing is already a labor intensive profession. Working short, it becomes a much more complicated and dangerous place for all involved.
          I’m so thankful that they have taken these extreme measures, but I do believe it is 100% necessary because some people think they know more than the experts.
          There is a reason why they’re encouraging people to stay home, wash your hands, wipe your surfaces. Don’t travel to areas where there are known positive patients.
          This isn’t time for melting down. It’s time for Americans to prove their mettle. There need not be any financial crisis. People spend money. They’re not going to stop.

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          • Bromdale says:

            A valuable contribution from a front-line worker. There seems to be consensus among the available mathematical models that social distancing is the single most effective measure for containing the spread of infection, but that will only work if enough people make the commitment.

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          • seabrznsun says:

            I am a nurse also. Your points are very valid. On a good day with full staffing there is still not enough hour in a shift to cover all the aspects of good nursing as we would desire. Seldom have I left feeling like I did my best for my patients. There’s just not enough hours in a shift to do the things we know should/could have been done.
            My nursing cap is off to you for all the work you do. Keep the Florence Nightingale lamp burning.

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        • steph_gray says:

          The “sickest” – those who will mostly likely die – are looking to be a fraction of 1%. If I recall correctly that is similar to the stat for other flus? And we don’t stop this nation dead for the flu.

          Just saying. The numbers are everything in this infodemic battle, and yesterday’s Dan Bongino show had some good number information. I was out in the car or I would have written the stats down. He was referencing a study (I think it was from Columbia) of the Princess Cruise ship which was an entirely closed environment with universal testing. I hope to get a chance to listen again and take more careful notes; that was the evidence for a more likely lower-than-1% stat as opposed to the more than 5% that the yellowstream media has been blaring.

          As for the Wuhan virus lessening with warm weather, I had a lefty friend yesterday practically scream at me when I suggested it might happen “That’s not true!” But evidently the spread in warm-weather South America is much much smaller. It wont be long before we get empirical evidence on that one.

          Final point that I find encouraging is the emergence of this blood plasma treatment. It was discussed on the Dobbs show (I finally found a working stream) last night by a doctor who was also from Columbia. He said that one patient who has kicked Wuhan (of which there appear to be a huge number, since the weaker strain barely affects healthy people) can supply plasma to 3 others. That’s the best stat I have heard so far.

          And best of all, we know the White House keeps up with the Dobbs show!

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      • sat0422 says:

        Well, I was in elementary school (we used to call it grammar school) when the polio vaccine was developed. They lined us up in the school cafeteria and gave us a sugar cube that contained the vaccine. My friend who had contracted polio wore a metal brace on her leg to help her walk. There were stories of iron lung machines to help you breath. There was not an orchestrated media back then to analyze and report misinformation to us. Common sense helped everyone know that eating that little sugar cube a couple of times was far less dangerous than risking getting polio.
        I haven’t head much from the anti-vaccination folks on this issue. I understand that we get pumped up with a lot of anti drugs, but I still believe it is worth the risk.
        I think kids are more prone to be harmed by the drugs that their parents take than anything related to vaccinations.
        PS. I’m sure my post will be hit hard for my position, but…….

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      • J says:

        I think by fall, with or without a vaccine, people will have come to terms with a disease thats probably a bit more contagious than flu but probably not noticeably more lethal. The panic feature of an emerging virus and fear of the unknown, pushed to the extreme by a MSM and Dem tyrant party intent on destroying PDJT at all costs, will be virtually nonexistent.

        Perhaps not in the first year but most probably in subsequent years, vaccination patterns will mimic the flu. Older people and people with risk factors will get a vaccine which the younger, less vulnerable people will eschew.

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    • suicdeclutch63 says:

      I think we are probably in for three long, tough months, maybe a bit more, maybe a bit less. The economy was strong before this happened and that will help but we are just now starting to see the spike in infections that hit Italy and South Korea very hard. We will get through this, I believe that as many have pointed out we don’t have a denominator yet so the death rate for this is probably lower than we are seeing here in the US. By Independence day we will be on the mend and hopefully the economy and the stock market is starting to show signs of booming back into action. Stay safe, stay informed and stay prepared to help you and yours. I am locked and loaded here in the Seattle Area and will stay tuned to the Treehouse to get my daily dose of news, analysis and wisdom from my fellow Treepers.

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      • vikingmom says:

        “I am locked and loaded here in the Seattle Area and will stay tuned to the Treehouse to get my daily dose of news, analysis and wisdom from my fellow Treepers.”

        Right here with you…guess we’ll have plenty of time to stay tuned to the Treehouse since our Governor just basically shut down the entire economic engine of the state in a massive overreaction to a nursing home that clearly didn’t follow proper infection protocols! Would really LOVE to know more about exactly who it was that brought this disease into our state from China and why no one seems to want to release that info!!

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        • LafnH20 says:

          Just delivered 47,000 lbs. of various “Adult beverages” to your area, vikingmom.

          Hope that helps.

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        • suicdeclutch63 says:

          vikingmom, where are you in the area? I am in West Seattle.

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        • sat0422 says:

          I run into idiots daily who think they can use toilet paper to keep from getting the virus. (snark).
          I run into idiots who believe that if they have the virus, they will die. I am waiting for a medical report from authorities to verify that Hanks and his wife have the virus. I don’t trust liberals much at all. I would like to know how they are being treated, wouldn’t you?

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      • Dennis Leonard says:

        Then maybe you start by telling us about Patty Murry running around tonight claiming president Trump would not let the UW test for covid in Nov when they wanted to,that women is bat **** crazy.

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        • vikingmom says:

          Patty Murray is a first class useful idiot who repeats whatever info she has been given, always in that same “scoldy” tone…she is an embarrassment to the state of Washington to be sure!

          (And, on a purely snarky note, WHY she doesn’t get something done with her teeth is beyond me! Does Congress not have a dental plan?)

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    • delighteddeplorable says:

      Excellent post, Abigail. 👍🇺🇸

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    • Abby, very positive and nicely said. I was living n NY during the Trump revitalization and Giuliani cleanup. What a team! And they barely knew each other at the time.

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    • lotbusyexec says:

      ^^^^LIKE^^^^ –

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  5. John Carifidy says:

    Our President caught with a hot mike before his address. Makes me like him all the more!

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    • seabrznsun says:

      OMG! He’s human. 🤣

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    • steph_gray says:

      I also occasionally use that word (for example when I’m home alone and my cat starts falling off my lap and sinks her claw into me!). Human indeed.

      What it takes is the self-control and awareness not to use it in the wrong (public) circumstances. So far he has that in spades.

      Love my President!

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  6. RJ says:

    President Trump’s speech was very good. I believe his immediate goal is to keep hospitals from becoming swamped and thus the European travel and cargo ban. The media dumps fuel on the fire – we all know they’re scum and will never change. Treatment protocols are forthcoming and we’ll see normalization soon. There’s pain in the short-term with the market – maybe a 40% drop to an 18,000 Dow, but the upside rebound will be blistering. We have to hang tough – he’s my President and he’s in this fight for my life and our Country.

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    • Nigella says:

      Well said….

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    • suicdeclutch63 says:

      I believe, from what I have heard from friends who are doctors, that what the administration and the CDC and the NIH are most concerned about in the short term is hospitals getting overwhelmed with patients. I think they are trying to slow the spread as much as possible to buy time so that they can build in contingency plans. If you need emergency medical assistance in the next few months the system could be overwhelmed.

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      • hawkins6 says:

        Crowded hospitals are definitely a major potential problem and it is already a reality in Europe where doctors are choosing who to treat and who not to like a wartime triage.

        On Italy–(Politico) “Save scarce resources for those patients who have the greatest chance of survival. That means prioritizing younger, otherwise healthy patients over older patients or those with pre-existing conditions…..In an interview that went viral after it was published in the Italian daily Corriere della Sera Monday, Christian Salaroli, an anesthesiologist from a hospital in Bergamo, recounted scenes of wartime triage, where old patients have to be left by the wayside.”

        Daily Mail also reports on similar decision making in other parts of Europe. They are out of control in many places but their PC is intact.

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      • Guessed says:

        NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda is closed as of today, except for patients in house and urgent medical issues (no routine care or visits).

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      • bertdilbert says:

        I was admitted to the hospital during peak flu season in January with a corona virus. The urgent care and emergency room was packed. Hospital staff were commenting on how busy it was. They said their wait time for a bed was 4 hours and in the county it was up to 8 hours.

        So even if you went to the ER anywhere, you were going to be waiting a long time. So I can see where if something like the Coronavirus suddenly overloads the system, it is going to affect admissions and bed availability for everything.

        So you could end up being affected by the virus, even if your medical condition is not virus related. If the virus throws a lot of people on ventilators, those are all going to be ICU beds. Those are all ICU beds not available for other medical conditions.

        Trump is right to restrict travel. We have to protect our medical system from becoming overloaded. Any time we can buy and prepare through temporary travel restrictions is warranted.

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  7. hawkins6 says:

    It’s unfortunate that P Trumps speechwriter made 2 mistakes. POTUS corrected the trade misstatement via Twitter an hour ago and made it clear trade goods are not included in the ban. The other is that Ireland is also exempt but is not part of the UK. He didn’t mention Ireland.

    The corrupt media jackals will feast themselves on these corrections rather than contribute to the solution of the Covid-19 problem as usual.

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    • Cathie says:

      Good to know Hawkins…I have a trip to Ireland end of this month.

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    • Lady in Red says:

      I thought he said mainland Europe, meaning Ireland is exempt. People can infer even though he did not name Ireland outright. And, jackals will be jackals.

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      • hawkins6 says:

        It is a minor point as you say but the Irish might not think so. P T stated, “Anything coming from Europe to the United States is what we are discussing. These restrictions will also not apply to the United Kingdom.” Most will infer that Ireland was also exempt.

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  8. SHV says:

    “Dow, but the upside rebound will be blistering. ”
    ******
    Held what I had and bought a lot more after the ’87 crash….did very well in the long term. Think about doing the same thing after this market settles down. Looks promising since the “crash” is psychological and not based on a “structural” defect with the economy.

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    • JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

      Dont kid yourself. There will be some fallout. My business has stopped cold, as has my wifes. Talking to construction suppliers, their yards are pretty dead so the yardmen are painting the place in lieu of pulling product.
      Having said that, I’m scrambling to find cash to buy index funds…when the dust settles the ride up will be fast.
      Heck, most of what Obama crows about was just the market and economy snapping back from a panic.

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    • billrla says:

      SHV: The structural defects will be revealed. Excess capacity (oil & gas). Excessive debt (energy and other industries). Bubble valuations not supported by financial performance (certain areas of tech, web and mobile businesses, etc.) Industries and companies out of step with technological and demographic shifts (e.g., some areas of retail). I could go on. In my view, the virus and its impact on global supplies chains has been the catalyst that set a chain reaction in motion. Now, all the structural weaknesses (not necessarily demand-related; demand seems to have been real) in the economy will be revealed (except for the biggest weakness of all–governments and central banks–which we all know cause huge misallocations of resources, when not just stealing wealth), but will be ignored, and, in fact, treated as our saviors.

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      • Juliek says:

        Billrla, So would you say to just be selective if/when you do make purchases in the market, or not to purchase for the next while at all?

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  9. A2 says:

    Right on cue.

    Hu Xijin editor in chief of the CCP mouthpiece, the Global Slimes tweets out this:

    Perfect analogy to the old saw, if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

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    • No problem; good ole USA will make our own face masks and other necessary medical gear; did it before and will continue to do it again.
      We are the B.E.S.T.!

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      • Dutchman says:

        Ha! Its kind of like ‘dumping’ in reverse!
        China dumped product, at below cost, to put domestic producers out of business, and corner the market.

        Now, China RESTRICTS export of essential product, which actually ENCOURAGES domestic production to fill demand.

        Hence, they are excellerating the decoupling process! THANK YOU, Chairman Xi, for helping your good friend PDJT, to decouple from your f*cked up country, with your cheap, poorly made, crappy products.

        While I pray for those affected, and take no joy from the medical aspects of the virus, the economic aspects, long term are actually encouraging for the U.S.

        This demonstrates clearly that “Economic Security is National Security” is about more than just National defence.

        A strong, vibrant economy is like a,strong, vibrant immune system.
        It enables you to survive and recover more quickly from any assault, whether trauma (car accident/military or terrorist attack) or other (contagious disease/ pandemic, worldwide economic slowdown, natural disaster).

        IMHO, further evidence that PDJT is acting with Gods guidance; PDJT could not have seen this virus coming, yet everything he has done, both to strengthen our economy, assert and clarify his authority over immigration,
        has prepared us to weather this storm with minimal harm, and maximum responce.

        Coincidence, or Gods plan?

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      • Trump2020 says:

        Absolutely! And why would we trust face masks and medicine from China when they may have sent people here to infect us (Fox news?)?

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        • steph_gray says:

          I haven’t seen that report because I don’t have cable.

          But I do keep wondering about that Harvard-connected person who was arrested for some sort of espionage with China – forgot his name – it was reported on CTH at the time, couple of months ago maybe?

          Harvard and China (MIT too I think) are best buds. I think this is may be why blue MA has so many more cases than its neighbor states according to the CDC map.

          Interesting that many of my musician friends are moonbats but none of them have curtailed playing music out in the world. The one thing we did do is cancel a performance at a nursing home. That makes perfect sense to me; they have to be extra careful.

          I also thankfully have practically no reason to visit the city of Cambridge where the TDS infection is worse than Wuhan. One of my music moonbat friends actually said at a jam Monday night that he is trying to move out of Cambridge because “it’s getting so crazy with people not from there.” I know this guy is utterly TDS so I didn’t press the issue. But it’s fascinating that what he probably means, whether he will admit it to himself or not, is the growing number of illegals there. The last time I was out on the Cambridge streets was maybe 7 years ago and it was becoming evident then.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      so? ban and watch American Companies produce better masks within a week!

      Price is the key…

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    • iswhatitis says:

      Global Times tweet: “China could ban the export of face masks and other medical gear to America

      Oh?

      So, President Trump was right (AGAIN) that we don’t want all of our “eggs” in China’s “basket” (for a variety of reasons – including this one – China holding us hostage to their production chains).

      Hmm, who would’a thought?

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    • bertdilbert says:

      Not a problem. China has to buy agricultural products from the US. We simply reprice our ag. Instead of USD per bushel, it becomes facemasks per bushel.

      We can convert old T shirts and socks into masks. The Chinese can try eating old socks and T shirts to fill the void.

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  10. A2 says:

    Very good article on the virus and statistics. Worth a read👇

    “How dangerous is the coronavirus?”
    https://www.quora.com/How-dangerous-is-the-coronavirus-6/answer/Glenn-Luk

    For the short version a thread.

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  11. JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

    “””Using emergency authority, I will be instructing the Treasury Department to defer tax payments, without interest or penalties, for certain individuals and businesses negatively impacted.”””

    Tell me more! I was fixing to write a check for 5 figures next month…I’d love to hang on to it a bit longer. The next couple of months are gonna be rough for me.

    https://laughingsquid.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Face-Cone.jpg?resize=563,750

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  12. Don McAro says:

    Remember the good ole days when The President stopped travel from China…And the Media and all the elected leftists said it was a distraction from Impeachment?

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  13. MostlyRight says:

    So my 17 year old returns from Kenya via Switzerland this weekend…

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    • Julia Adams says:

      The Europe travel ban goes into effect Friday at midnight. Can you get your child out sooner, re-route through another country like Australia or is it better not to travel and stay in Kenya for a month? I will pray for you and your child’s safe return. Peace.

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    • dutzie60 says:

      Just saw this tweet. Maybe this helps?

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      • Dutchman says:

        Reiterates yet another flaw in the EU; the ‘open border’ agreement between 14 nations was one of the selling points to the citisens. An enticement, to get them to willingly accept enslavement to unelected Buerocrats in Brussels.

        Hmmmm,…not looking so great, now!

        And the 4, Hungary, Poland, darn brainfog, can’t recall that heve rejected the EU demand to accept migrants,…
        Looking pretty smart about now!

        Speaking of EU, there economy was tanking before this, so, like a patient with a compromised immune system, this is going to hit them, economically VERY hard!

        Given I view EU as CCP-Europe, I can’t shed any tears. Perhaps this will be the nail in the coffin, for EU.
        Which would be a good thing in my view, as its only a matter of time, for Conmunism lite of EU to collapse, anyway.

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  14. lfhbrave says:

    As if it were not enough that he won the historic election, exposed and defeated the deep state while making this country proud and great again, all being accomplished against all odds, POTUS is given what could be a once-in-a-century pandemic. We are extremely lucky to have him in the White House in this moment. I have absolutely no doubt POTUS will rise to the occasion and finally cliche the title of the greatest ever.

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    • rharkonen says:

      Once in a century? Maybe the hysteria.

      At work, the geniuses in charge say we will shut down (5000 emplyees) if there is a single case diagnosed, thereby forcing everyone to participate in the hysteria.

      Compare this to flu season when the cafeteria check-out people are hacking and coughing all over the place for weeks with eyes watering as a few thousand people stream past exchanging money.

      It’s not even remarked on.

      But if there are enough news stories to spin things up, its balls-to-the-wall over something they have only ever read stories about, written by people they don’t know.

      People are acting as if this is Ebola. It like “The news stories are so scary, let’s shoot ourselves in the head so we don’t get sick!”

      Ultimately, this hysteria is levels of management and government over-reacting to a pathetic, degenerate population that expects other people to take care of them, that somehow has come to expect a utopian world-without disease be provided to them.

      Those in leadership feel they MUST do something because if they don’t they will be blamed … because the pathetic population WILL blame them! Sets a vicious loop in motion.

      Conversely, there is way too much optimism about the stock market bouncing back. The financial system is so precariously convoluted (the term is “non-linear”), weeks of uncertainty are not supportable, lots of financial systems can’t survive and they tend to be interlocked with surprising dependencies on other systems.

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      • lfhbrave says:

        It’s not hysteria. It is more of the unknown that we take precaution against – there is no need to take the risk that this thing could become another Spanish flu pandemic.

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        • rharkonen says:

          This is a strongly warped understanding of reality: let’s shoot ourselves in the head so we don’t get sick.

          There are so many unknowns in the world, choosing to behave this way with regard to this one is not prudent or cautious. It is a massively destructive over-reaction thatc comes from listening to people who are trying to “cover” themselves.

          The fear-of-the-unknown reaction is very obviously orders of magnitude worse than what could come from the actual thing.

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  15. Pokey says:

    Get the damn wall built! Never let a crisis go to waste. Most folks want a wall now, Mr President.

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  16. vikingmom says:

    The one thing that I wish the President had said was that effective IMMEDIATELY all medicines, medical supplies, and vaccines sold and distributed in the US will be MADE in the US! WE have outsourced our healthcare products for far too long and we need to reverse that trend!

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  17. Charlie says:

    President Trump’s address was excellent, but I fear he has not been getting the best advice from the beginning of this on the severity of this situation. He has seen how some long time government officials and employees are part of the problem with their loyalties lying in preserving the status quo and not making needed changes. We might be a little late in implementing travel restrictions. As the number of cases in our state has begun to rise, some in very small towns far away from cities, I wonder if more domestic travel should be stopped for now. More government control over our lives worries me, because it never goes away once implemented, but travel needs to be curtailed unless absolutely necessary. I wonder if the long time government people he has advising him have steered him as well as they should have regarding the severity of this. I trust President Trump, bu he needs a very conservative, broad based team advising him on this, either publicly or privately. As one of those in the high risk category, older and with health problems, I wonder how long I can self isolate even with online ordering and grocery pickup. What about all those seniors who do not have anyone to help them or are handicapped and sick. I sincerely hope pressure is put on pharmaceutical companies to move their production to the United States. It is a travesty that we have been forced to be as reliant on China or any other country for our medicines. More needs to be done to get companies to move back to the United States immediately. Our borders need to secure. Just think how much better off we would be on border security and our economy and conservative judicial appointments if the House and the Senate had backed President Trump’s proposals early on when both houses were Republican majority.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Charlie,
      PLEASE take a moment to reading the Guidelines for Posting Comments, on the home page.

      It instructs that, particularly when posting a long comment, you put frequent spacing, which makes your comment far easier to read, particularly for those of us on smartphones.

      See, like this. Also, A2 posted a link to an excellent Quora article, on the virus, well worth the read.

      I do NOT think PDJT was getting ‘bad’ advice early on, except from those experts who urged against the initial travel ban,…and they have since recanted on that and are praising him.

      The article explains how and why key questions, like “how deadly is it” are frankly unknowable, in the early stages of the disease.

      In the area of the outbreak, Wuhan, the health system was quickly overwhelmed, so only the sickest (mostly those with pre-existing conditions and the elderly) were admitted, with milder cases sent home.

      Hence, the death rate is ‘scewed’ because they didn’t keep track of those sent away, most of whom recovered.

      Well worth the short read.

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  18. Zippy says:

    This should be called the CCP-Virus from now on.

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    • Kaco says:

      I just read yesterday somewhere that they are calling people RACIST for saying Wuhan virus. Are you freaking kidding me?

      Will there be any investigation into China being responsible for this world wide pandemic? What about their bio lab? They really need to pay for this, if they are evil enough to release this onto the world.

      It would be nice to know how fast they can get production up for medicines and other supplies. I read earlier today that Puerto Rico used to do all our medicines, but they also had some kind of tax break and Clinton phased out that tax break and that’s how all the medicine eventually migrated to Chinese production.

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      • billrla says:

        Kaco: Racist? Well, alrighty, then. Guess we will have to rename all the other well known, longstanding, well studied viruses and infectious diseases named for their places of origin. I always thought that Lyme Disease was terribly racist toward the good people of Lyme, Connecticut.

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        • Kaco says:

          Yes, and apparently, they are still saying implying that stating its origin is “xenophobic”.

          These people are nuts! I’d like to kick the teeth out of this guy, and I’m a woman!

          So my husband and I were in the car and turned on AM radio to catch the rest of the President’s announcement tonight. Apparently, it was CBS radio and that jackass went on to say how monotone and low our President was in his speaking, which was not a reassuring or calming tone to the American people, and went on and on. Can you believe it? I am just fed up and furious right now with the absolute bullcrap. I am sure, if he was more light hearted they would condemn him for not being serious enough. These people are seriously deranged.

          And Obama gets by with 6 months and a 1000 deaths before calling Swine Flu a pandemic.

          I think our President has done a pretty darn good job for this novel virus and has acted quickly, and compared to other countries. I saw people blaming him for not using the WHO test kits but I find out it is because of our strict FDA standards so they developed a test kit as soon as possible.

          I know the media is nonstop with their anti-Trump but it just really p-d me off tonight in the midst of this. And still pulling their race cards just really takes the cake. Kiss my A__!

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        • Dutchman says:

          Rascist, sexist, transphobic, etc. the Dems are always focusing on differences.

          So does the junk science of polling, with its demographic breakdown.

          Funny thing, tho.
          As I read the comments, and sometimes engage in long dialougues with my fellow treepers, I notice;
          Unless it is clear from their screen name, or they make it clear in their comment, I have absolutely NO idea the race, gender, orientation, or religion of the poster.

          As an example, I recently had a long, spirited discussion with a fellow treeper with ‘jarhead’ his (?) Screen name. Assumed it meant marine, and military service was confirmed.

          But while I ASSUME male (a few goid MEN) I believe their are SOME women in the marines, (or is that wrong) and in any case, their was nothing in the nature, or flavor of the comments to confirm gender, one way or the other.

          Nothing to give me any clue as to race, either. Black, white, pink or purple, have no idea.

          And this is true, across the board.
          You would think if these differences they are so focused on, were so important, it would be easy to spot, from someone expressing whats in their MIND, but its virtually indescernable.

          And POLLING? They take the answers of 10, 20 or 100 of a certain group, say “white males, 25-35, with college educations making X $/year, and ASSUME that THEIR answers mirror answers of ALL in that demographic group?
          Horsepucky junk science, as made up as Climate change.

          It is, as has iften be noted THEY who are focused on Race, Gender, Orientation, etc.

          Funny, that whole projection thing!

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          • Maquis says:

            I believe the handle you’re looking for is “jumpingjarhead” You guys had a good run yesterday!

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            • Dutchman says:

              Yup, was just making the point. Could have been anyone.
              Is gunny black, hispanic or white?
              How about Grandmacofeve?
              BKR, or you?

              I have been caught several times, thinking a poster with a gender nuetral handle was one gender, only to be surprised.

              You really can’t tell. Point being, these differences they make such a big deal about, as if blacks or women inherently THINK or are fundamentally different, you would expect it to show, in comments on a forum, ANY forum, but it DOESN’T.

              You CAN’T tell. And that, my friend is VERY telling.

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    • Dutchman says:

      CCP IS a virus, a worldwide pandemic, spreading corruption and degeneracy throughout the rest of the World, and unrecognised and unchecked for 30 years.

      Hellow, they run over their own people with TANKS, and use political prisoners as human organ donors!

      This Coronavirus is nothing, by comparison!

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    • Dennis Leonard says:

      You too Doc,what is this link about?

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      • Dutchman says:

        Again, with forgetting, or failing to read the posting guidelines, on the home page.

        Sundance posts, as an article, every so often and it hasn’t been that long since the last time. But, of coarse its not enough for him to post, we treepers need to READ it.

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    • CountryDoc says:

      My apologies. The website I copied from the link had the graph (which is self explanatory) visible as the link. This article explains how, even though COVID-19 is asymptomatic in most, minimally in a good portion, causes high morbidity in a few, and kills even fewer, the reason for social isolization is to flatten the curve of the incidence of disease so that the U.S. health care system is not overwhelmed like Italy’s was.

      Thanks for the reminder Dutch. I read the guidelines, but forgot to make some comments in my haste.

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  19. Frank says:

    I still say it’s a bunch of BS. New viruses like this one pop up and sweep around the world all the time. I’d even say there are other viruses out there right now. But the media is hyping the plague narrative to the point that it drowns-out all other messaging. Ask yourself why that is. You already know the MSM is a propaganda machine for a handful of “elite” interests. What are they trying to distract us from? Oh, yeah… the global economy is crashing. Just like Sundance mentioned months ago when talking about Trump decoupling the US from the parasitic globalist economic model. If those elites – the politicians, the central bankers – took responsibility for their actions, they might get lynched (and rightfully so). So they’re hyping some virus and using manufactured fear as an excuse for the failure of their parasitic enterprise.

    The US is going to be okay. Covid isn’t going to wipe us out. You are no more at-risk today than you were before the Covid hype began. If there is any action to take, I would suggest you invest only in US stocks for the foreseeable future. Otherwise, you’re going to lose a lot of dough. I know a guy who lost $4000 in one week because some of his money was tied-up in multinationals. Keep your money in the US and you’ll do fine.

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  20. Trump2020 says:

    Now take a moment and imagine Joe Biden handling this issue and addressing the nation.

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  21. howardrichman says:

    An Israeli research center had just spent about 5 years successfully developing an oral coronavirus for chickens. When they examined the genetic sequence of the COVID-19 virus, they realized that they could easily adapt it to humans. They believe that they have done so, and the Israeli government is about to conduct clinical and safety trials to test their vaccine with people. It could pass these tests in as little as three months! It’s hard not to see God’s hand in this! Here’s the latest:

    https://www.eureporter.co/frontpage/2020/03/11/exciting-scientific-breakthrough-israeli-vaccine-against-covid-19-ready-within-three-months/

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  22. namberak says:

    “No nation is more prepared or more resilient than the United States.” But, we’re out of toilet paper. All TP is domestically sourced and made. What in the world is the run on TP all about!?

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