President Trump Invokes Defense Production Act – Initiates Executive Order For Health And Medical Resources…

Earlier today President Trump announced he was invoking sections of the Defense Product Act to help mitigate COVID-19 (Chinese Coronavirus) in the U.S.  The act empowers the government with greater authority to control specific sectors of the U.S. economy, and specific industries, needed to respond to national emergency needs.

The three main components of the Defense Production Act include:

♦ Companies are required to accept and prioritize contracts from the government and to prioritize “materials, services, and facilities to promote the national defense or to maximize domestic energy supplies.” While this provision has historically been used to ramp up military production, in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic the act will be used for medical supplies.

♦ The second provision in the act provides financial measures, such as loans, loan guarantees, purchases, and purchase commitments, to speed up the production of materials “needed to support national defense and homeland security procurement requirements.”

♦ The act also addresses voluntary agreements – or what the government says is “an association of private interests, approved by the Government to plan and coordinate actions in support of the national defense.” The proviso permits business competitors to work together to plan and coordinate measures to increase the supply of materials as directed by the U.S. government.

Immediately after invoking the act, President Trump signed an executive order to prioritize Health and Medical resources (masks, respirators, medical equipment).

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. 4501 et seq.) (the “Act”), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Policy and Findings. On March 13, 2020, I declared a national emergency recognizing the threat that the novel (new) coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 poses to our national security. In recognizing the public health risk, I noted that on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that the outbreak of COVID-19 (the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2) can be characterized as a pandemic. I also noted that while the Federal Government, along with State and local governments, have taken preventive and proactive measures to slow the spread of the virus and to treat those affected, the spread of COVID-19 within our Nation’s communities threatens to strain our Nation’s healthcare system.

To ensure that our healthcare system is able to surge capacity and capability to respond to the spread of COVID-19, it is critical that all health and medical resources needed to respond to the spread of COVID-19 are properly distributed to the Nation’s healthcare system and others that need them most at this time.

Accordingly, I find that health and medical resources needed to respond to the spread of COVID-19, including personal protective equipment and ventilators, meet the criteria specified in section 101(b) of the Act (50 U.S.C. 4511(b)). Under the delegation of authority provided in this order, the Secretary of Health and Human Services may identify additional specific health and medical resources that meet the criteria of section 101(b).

Sec. 2. Priorities and Allocation of Medical Resources.

(a) Notwithstanding Executive Order 13603 of March 16, 2012 (National Defense Resource Preparedness), the authority of the President conferred by section 101 of the Act to require performance of contracts or orders (other than contracts of employment) to promote the national defense over performance of any other contracts or orders, to allocate materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense, and to implement the Act in subchapter III of chapter 55 of title 50, United States Code, is delegated to the Secretary of Health and Human Services with respect to all health and medical resources needed to respond to the spread of COVID-19 within the United States.

(b) The Secretary of Health and Human Services may use the authority under section 101 of the Act to determine, in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce and the heads of other executive departments and agencies as appropriate, the proper nationwide priorities and allocation of all health and medical resources, including controlling the distribution of such materials (including applicable services) in the civilian market, for responding to the spread of COVID-19 within the United States.

(c) The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall issue such orders and adopt and revise appropriate rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement this order.

Sec. 3. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

DONALD J. TRUMP

THE WHITE HOUSE,
March 18, 2020.

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245 Responses to President Trump Invokes Defense Production Act – Initiates Executive Order For Health And Medical Resources…

  1. Robert E Gutsche says:

    A well planned move. my question is WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THIS PASSES? Will we drift back to our lackadaisical ways or will we make positive changes? I am sure if DJT gets re-elected we will see positive movement. Can’t say the same if the pter guy gets elected.

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    • bertdilbert says:

      Trump is now officially a war time president.

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      • California Joe says:

        A war without an enemy! The CDC quietly just DROPPED the death toll from 121 to 97. People were misdiagnosed with the Coronavirus:

        March 18, 2019
        COVID-19: U.S. at a Glance*
        Total cases: 7,038
        Total deaths: 97

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        • CNN_sucks says:

          Unintended consequence. War time president indeed. He will be hail as a hero.

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        • wee2low says:

          “Total cases: 7,038” is incorrect and to say so only hyper-inflates the severity of this. That number includes presumptive positives. There are only 545 confirmed cases in the US as of today. Please correct your information.

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          • vikingmom says:

            The numbers coming out initially are inciting panic, but like everything else the media does, the numbers are always “revised” later…up if it will protect the President, as happened in the last Administration, or down it will benefit the President, as is happening now. Either way, the revisions NEVER get the same amount of publicity as the original numbers because then people would start seeing how unreliable the media really is!!

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            • Dutchman says:

              Vikinmom;
              What you say IS no doubt being done, and it USED to work.
              IMHO, not anymore, as we are onto them.

              More broadly, the elites view us as dumb sheep, easily led, lo’fo, etc.

              Its the same elitist view of the Amercan people, that led to failed plan after failed plan, to take down PDJT.

              It is Lindsey Graham, going the talk show circuit, months ago and promising hearings he knew we wanted, that he never had any intention of ever having.

              He (and they) are running into a problem;
              ITS NOT WORKING, ANY MORE!

              They have no other play in their playbook, that does not RELY, implicitly on US being so distracted with our daily lives, that we don’t follow up.

              And the flop sweat that breaks out on Lindsey, anytime someone says “Marie Baritomo” is a clear indication they KNOW its not working.

              But, they got NOTHING else, which is why EVERY nefarious plot they hatch, FAILS miserably.
              IMHO,…

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              • Dutchman, this may help some of President Trump’s policies and things he has been trying to get done. More people are going to want border protection and a wall, plus, there will for sure be lots of TDS idiots who will be demanding that our medicine and medical equipment be made in the USA instead of China. Also I believe that people will be more concerned about what is made in China and other countries and shipped here.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  I agree, those are additional benefits. Personally, that they use political prisoners as a human donor bank was more than enough for me, and should be for anyone,….

                  But, for those ignoring that, its hard to ignore them threatening to cut off our supply of medicines, and supplies.

                  What would REALLY do it, tho,…..is if they threatened to cut off our supply of TOILET PAPER, though! LOL.

                  Yes, this just shows how right he has been, for YEARS, to advocate disengagement, secure borders, and America First.

                  Increases his credibility, and simultaneously decreases theirs.

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        • wee2low says:

          My apologies. Correction – “Total cases: 7,038” is misleading.

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        • Dwayne Diesel says:

          Joe, this whole thing is over the top. I keep sharing information about the H1N1 from two perspectives: one is from that exact point in 2009 as it is now in this outbreak and the second is the first year summary. Here is the abstract to a report regarding H1N1. The report summarizes April 2009 (first U.S. case) through April 2010. Here’s the abstract (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21342903/):

          To calculate the burden of 2009 pandemic influenza A (pH1N1) in the United States, we extrapolated from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Emerging Infections Program laboratory-confirmed hospitalizations across the entire United States, and then corrected for under reporting. From 12 April 2009 to 10 April 2010, we estimate that approximately 60.8 million cases (range: 43.3-89.3 million), 274,304 hospitalizations (195,086-402,719), and 12,469 deaths (8868-18,306) occurred in the United States due to pH1N1. Eighty-seven percent of deaths occurred in those under 65 years of age with children and working adults having risks of hospitalization and death 4 to 7 times and 8 to 12 times greater, respectively, than estimates of impact due to seasonal influenza covering the years 1976-2001. In our study, adults 65 years of age or older were found to have rates of hospitalization and death that were up to 75% and 81%, respectively, lower than seasonal influenza. These results confirm the necessity of a concerted public health response to pH1N1.

          Now put that into context what we are being told now. The question should be are we seeing an increase in the total (total being the key word) number of people dying from lower respiratory viral diseases at this time of year? This may be a seasonal norm with a spike in coronavirus related illnesses iin comparison to normal flu.

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          • positron1352 says:

            Dwayne, This is different than the H1N1. I have read a great deal of statistical data, trying to get comparisons from Ebola to SARS to the “normal” flu. The potential for spread is ten times greater than the flu and can remain in droplets in the air for at least three hours. The nuclei of a droplet of a sneeze can travel more than 160 feet. It’s a dismal picture if this Covid19 progresses and sadly it will. But them measures that have been taken will help to eliminate some deaths and perhaps not burden the health system to it’s breaking point. We’ll see. Just watch the bell shaped curve as things progress. You obviously know your math. 🙂 God bless you and everyone.

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            • positron1352 says:

              Correction: But the, not them.

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            • paulinco says:

              “Droplets in the air” means drops of water and gravity will pull those droplets down to the first surface they hit in short order. No way are they suspended for hours in the air. Stop spreading misinformation

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            • paulinco says:

              Also, 160 feet is over half the length of a football field. There’s no way a sneeze will propel droplets that far except, possibly, with a very strong tailwind. People catch diseases more often in the winter because we are more often clustered together indoors… where the wind isn’t blowing at all. Again, stop spreading misinformation.

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            • Dwayne Diesel says:

              It’s no different. If you have done statistical analysis then you would see that. Look at the numbers.
              Ten times greater than the flu? Where did you see that number? If it was that much more contagious why were the infection numbers on the cruise ship such a fraction of the total people on board? Only 712, half of the ship came down with the disease. This was on a ship- closed space with everyone traversing through the same areas.

              Then why didn’t we see the numbers skyrocket in Dec? Jan? Sorry it doesn’t make sense.

              Yes, watch the bell shaped curve as it progresses? If you know stats then you would know this would be a bell shaped curve regardless. Go ahead and map out the bell shaped curve with the numbers from H1N1: 60 million cases. 60 million. And the breakdown by month is still available on the CDC site. At this point in time with H1n1- 21500 cases there are less than 10,000 and not even a 1/4 million world wide yet.

              And more importantly, this is more than likely something that we see every year. I want to see what the total deaths for lower respiratory illnesses looks like for 2020 in comparison to all other years- they typically lump them in with flu deaths. I bet we don’t even see an anomaly out side of the normal range world wide.

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        • frances says:

          I am waiting for the announcement of a mandatory vaccine, you know, to protect us….

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          • jonhabart says:

            Vaccine is still likely more than 1 year away from being available to the public after all of the testing and trials.

            If early testing is successful its main benefit will be to calm down some of the fear knowing that there is a cure coming in the near future.

            I highly doubt a mandatory requirement will be made by the federal government.

            Can’t speak for states like California however.

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        • KSD says:

          Where are you seeing that information? Do you have a link. Thanks!

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        • The enemy is China since the 70s. Nixon and Kissinger made a wrong long-term strategic decision when they tried to contain the Soviet Union, and in the end, we got China. China is more cunning and powerful than Russia because they focused and leveraged on the economics “warfare,” instead of traditional military buildup. China didn’t have to send one missile, just their version of a human suicide bomb. Hopefully, Americans and the greedy corporations realize the destruction of our manufacturing-based is coming home to roost.

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        • Kokanee says:

          Death rate 1.38%… confirmed

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      • mopar2016 says:

        A war time president should be able to close our Southern border.

        Maybe it’s not that important, I guess we’ll see.

        https://www.judicialwatch.org/corruption-chronicles/another-illegal-immigrant-caravan-leaves-honduras-for-u-s/

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        • Your Tour Guide says:

          Hadn’t thought of it, but wouldn’t he be able to
          over ride any stupid court decisions on this because
          of “time of crisis” and all?

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      • vikingmom says:

        And against an enemy we have never seen before…our own Government and their willing accomplices in the media!

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        • Your Tour Guide says:

          Everyone keep reporting back with ground level reports.

          Since the general public has the attention span of a gnat,
          by the end of the week, I think perceptions will be beginning
          to change. I’m already hearing begrudging support of Trump’s
          policies from black co workers. Already hearing grumpling
          about how “stupid” shutting down everything is from my waitress
          working, Trump hating daughter. The dam is starting to have
          some cracks.

          People are being separated from their facetime propagandists.
          Especially gen x ers and millenials. No bitching about Trump with
          their friends at Starbucks. It’s drive through only. No indoctrination
          at the middle school, high school, and college by their instructors
          and professors. They are all closed.

          That overbearing kid at the dorm who controls the discussion,
          pushes Bernie and socialism 24/7? Back home with his parents.

          That Trump hating feminist that ties every and all things evil to
          men and Trump? Back home.

          I hate all that is happening with businesses closing, people not
          congregating. But we have an opportunity here.

          If the bubble isn’t occupied, and air isn’t being pumped into it
          it collapses. The narrative bubble relies on mighty support from
          the MSM, the education crowd, the SJW crowd. Among the non
          and underemployed ( college kids, service industry millenials)
          the education crowd and SJW crowd are being removed from
          their midst.

          And, they don’t watch TV. They don’t watch CNN, MSNBC.
          Or even network sitcoms. A 46 inch tv sits in the family room,
          gathering dust. My millenial kids only use it to game on. No
          networks shows. No cable shows. A little Netflix. Some anime.

          The millenials have time on their hands. Time to think. Without
          anybody around them telling them what is good and bad.
          I’m praying REAL hard about this time, and hoping they’ll use
          it wisely.

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          • paulinco says:

            What these “kids” will be doing is chatting with their friends on social media, a veritable fever swamp of conspiracy and bad ideas. I certainly agree that some will find time to reflect on things but many won’t miss a lick.

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      • JohnCasper says:

        That he is and it’s the last thing he wanted, but the hysteria tidal wave is too strong for even him to resist.

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        • bertdilbert says:

          This is Trump’s 911. I distinctly remember people saying Bush got reelected for his second term because he was a wartime President. If you cannot win on the economy, win on the war! Trump has that ability to quickly shift as needed.

          Now the democrats will say he is being a dictator by using the powers granted to him by congress.

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      • Mncpo(ret) says:

        He is using this to set up the big ugly. Surely, almost everybody here can see this. It’snot rocket science.

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    • After this passes……..we should all now be fully aware of the importance of NEVER AGAIN allowing a foreign power to control our medical supplies and drug manufacturing! Those jobs can all come back home – and the jobs created to build facilites, etc., will also come along with this. Flow on can include new communities springing up or rejuvenating around facilities that employ all the new peeps needed for production, etc., etc.
      It doesn’t end, once the virus is subdued for this round.

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      • starfcker says:

        He really is going for Rushmore. That’s what we hoped for when we elected him.

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        • Christopher Johnson says:

          Mt. Rushmore was declared completed, I believe in the 1980’s, specifically to keep other presidents *cough* Reagan *cough* from being added to it.

          So we’ll just have to build a new President Trump exclusive monument.

          Given his starting of the Space Force, I propose we put in on the Moon and make it large enough that leftists and totalitarians can see it with the naked eye every time they look up into the night sky.

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      • Martin says:

        This seems to be the first real evidence of the upside. Globalists have stepped in it this time, but have been so busy gloating over the effects of the panic they’ve created, they are just beginning to realize it. Phase II of the China trade agreement, if not derailed by PDJT’s response to this, will likely be pretty nasty.

        As SD pointed out in his excellent post on distribution, the JIT models will have to be reevaluated, since that’s where the rubber hits the road.

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      • peace says:

        Who (name names) is responsible for letting foreign powers control our medical supplies and drug mfg. ?

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        • Somebody's Gramma says:

          Send a note over to Diane Feinstein and ask…

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        • peace, obamacare made it nearly impossible to do R&D and actually manufacture medical equip because of taxes to help fund obamacare. But big pharma took to producing drugs in China because of cheap labor material 40+ years ago. President Trump is the 1st to try hard to get all that back into the USA.

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    • Robert Schecter says:

      Sadly it is the government’s war on the American people and our economy

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    • This multiplies pathways, power and resources to Repatriate Essential Industries.

      POTUS will never dither.

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    • Niagara Frontier says:

      It pains me to say this but regardless of what actions the President takes, he still has to rely on the Senior Executive Service and thousands of other career federal senior staff (GS-14 and GS-15) in scores of agencies to implement them all efficiently.

      We already know how most of them feel about this President. I pray agency leadership is reading each and every one of them the riot act right now. Any internal sabotage, any funny business whatsoever, will result in immediate discipline and/or dismissal, and we’ll deal with the consequences later. There’s too much else at stake to do otherwise.

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      • rashomon says:

        So true; our president is surrounded by those who wish him gone, gone, gone. He’s become a major pain in the tail for the globalists.

        Perhaps now is the time to deluge our congresscritters with any type of communications available to us to state support for Pres. Trump. what a good use of time while we are all under quarantine? Non? Perhaps a note via snail mail on a TP square? (Brother, can you spare me a square?)

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      • Somebody's Gramma says:

        100% agree. I thought to myself, “And let the money laundering commence!”, then started praying that Trump had enough good people in key positions to prevent the “special interests” from being the funnel for the funds.

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    • @Robert E Gutsche: While I agree mission essential items/materials need be produced here is this not letting yet another camel get his nose under the tent?
      We lost a huge % of our freedom after 9/1/1 and it looks to me like history again repeats.

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      • Johnny says:

        Good Lord, you have not lost a damn thing.

        Give it a rest.

        You don’t like our President Donald J Trump destroying the globalist.

        There are several of you commenters crying about losing your freedoms. Maybe you are the problem and you realize the end is near for you and your misdeeds. If I was a liberal, well that forget that, I can not possibly imagine being a snowflake

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    • The Devilbat says:

      Durhhhh what do you mean IF he is re-elected? Of course he is going to be re-elected.

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  2. Drogers says:

    Stop and ask yourself what kind of goat rope this would be if Obama / Biden / Sanders and the Dem’s were in charge of this.

    *a nation prays for you Mr. President

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    • jedi757 says:

      “Stop and ask yourself what kind of goat rope this would be if Obama / Biden / Sanders and the Dem’s were in charge of this.”

      Gun grab, that’s what

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    • thedoc00 says:

      We already saw it with the earlier disease outbreaks. There would be no panic, with the media calling for calm and both political parties sitting around the Amish Fireplace in congress singing campfire songs. That is exactly what happened. There was market blip and all was well.

      That is what makes this a major hoax on the American people. Yes, take precautions and we need to care of people but the destruction being wrought for political gain is the hoax.

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      • If we’re spending say $2 Trillion for 200 deaths,
        And those people average age 80 with chronic illnesses and 5 years to live,
        That runs $10 Billion per death or $2 Billion per “person-year in decline”.

        That’s before accounting for the $10s of Trillions in Investment Losses.

        That’s before accounting for the $Trillions in Personal & Business Income Losses.

        A bargain, doncha know, for the M$M-driven Fearmongering that’s shut down the USA.

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      • disgusted citizen says:

        The last Hoax (Russia Russia Russia) was never dealt with properly, so why not keeping hoaxing the country until its destroyed? They would think twice about their hoaxes if the last hoaxers were sitting in prison. There is no accountability for anything anymore, Barr None.

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        • Dutchman says:

          dc,
          I know its hard to keep up, as there,are so MANY hoaxes, but I THINK the “Last one” was AFTER “Russia, russia”, and was SOMETHING about a phone call?

          Biden, Burisma, Ukraine, Impeachment,….remember?

          So yeah, this one to will be exposed, for the hoax it is, and PDJT will turn it to his advantage and their detriment, just as he has all the others.

          Perhaps “Phase 2 China Trade Agreement? ,….I don’t THINK so!
          Not after you cause this mess, blame it on me/us, and threaten to with hold medicines!

          Take BACK our medical manufacturing, no new trade agreements, and ramp up the 25% tariffs on $250 Billion, to %35 Billion, to help compensate us for this mess you wrought.

          Perhaps additional tariffs on goods not currently tariffed?

          Ca-Ching!

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          • The Devilbat says:

            Well said. You seem to have far more insight into this than most of us who are commenting.

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            • Dutchman says:

              It really IS hard to keep track, of ALL the hoaxes, and the cast of chrachters of each hoax..

              SOME are ‘in common’, but some are new, each time.

              The goal is the same, and this,damnpanic seems the first that isn’t aimed at somehow accusing PDJT of Obstruction of Justice.

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    • California Joe says:

      You wouldn’t even know that Coronavirus existed if Obama/Hillary or Biden was President. It’s sickening what President Trump is doing to the greatest economy we have ever seen for an overblown common cold. Only 97 Americans died from the Coronavirus in over a month and we’re destroying the economy?

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      • Sentient says:

        Right. China locking 100 million people in their apartments, shutting down factories and prohibiting export of medicines and medical equipment would have gone completely unnoticed. Next please regale us with your flat earth theories.

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        • California Joe says:

          Russia has no deaths! Japan has no deaths. India has 3. Mexico has 1. Hong Kong has none. Singapore has none. Canada has 9. South Korea has 66. UK has 118. The US has 97 all after the Coronavirus has been raging in China for three months and you think this is a pandemic? It’s a freaking overblown hoax. Countries like Russia and Singapore would have raging cases and deaths. Hong Kong too! ZERO!!!

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      • kaste668 says:

        You would not have had the economy with Hillary, and more people would have probably died. Especially in the fly over stares.

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      • slowcobra says:

        The media are doing it. President Trump is the one who made this ‘greatest economy’. Your comment is contradictory.

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      • peace says:

        It’s not what President Trump is doing. You’re barking up the wrong tree. It’s the radical left and the MSM. Get a grip and chill out.

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      • The Devilbat says:

        If Hillary were president I would be asking people to breath on me so I would die quickly.

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      • Somebody's Gramma says:

        Hey Joe,
        Something I’ve noticed about us regular Treepers: We take turns going into meltdown. Totally understandable. My head is spinning at what is happening to this glorious economy. But, I do agree with the President, hit it with all you’ve got to save lives, and the economy will all come roaring back to life once we’re through this. I encourage you to hang tough and hang on. WWG1WGA. We’re in this together.
        God Bless

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        • California Joe says:

          If President Trump doesn’t shut down this hoax down in the next week he’s finished and so is the country. I’m the last person in the world who wants to criticize him but even Sidney Powell came out and said Coronavirus is a horrible hoax in a long line of hoaxes designed to take him down and this one is doing it!

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          • ms doodlebug says:

            Quite the contrary. This is a shining moment showcasing his leadership. The media has people convinced they will die if a stranger breathes within six feet of them. When this passes, as it surely will, and they realize they are still alive, they will see PDJT as their savior.

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          • Jan says:

            At this point, I think Italy totally disagrees with you about the hoax part as will the EU. Personally, I won’t be surprised if this “disease” was tried out as a bio weapon by China.

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      • john says:

        Step away from the bong, Joe, for just a few days, ok?

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  3. jello333 says:

    Just looking at the danger of the virus itself, I don’t think this is all necessary. But it’s gone way beyond that. Now it’s the over-reaction (in my opinion) to the danger of this particular virus that’s the real problem. And so now, looking at all the disruption (economic and societal) going on?… Yep, this was probably a good move by Trump.

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    • bertdilbert says:

      This is going to get interesting. In order to save people on SS and Medicare, we have to lay off the people paying into the SS and Medicare system.

      There is no SS and Medicare trust fund because the government borrowed that money. At the rate we are going we are headed to depression level unemployment. In the absence of paying into the systems from employment taxes, the government will need to dip in somewhere to come up with the shortfall.

      I am really starting not to like this plan.

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      • Relax. There’s a nearly endless supply of paper and ink available to the US Mint. /s

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        • Dutchman says:

          Keystokes.
          Paper and ink is SOOoooo “Old School”.
          The mint doesn’t create money any more, the FED does. And they do it with KEYSTROKES.

          Imagine you go online, to check your bank balance, and its getting a little low.

          So, you hit hour cursor, in the “balance” and change $332, to $3,332 or for that matter $3,000,332.

          THATS,what the US Govt does, to create $.

          One plus, for sure; PDJT has been on the FED, to lower interest to ZERO, and they,wouldn’t do it. But, he’s got em doing it, now as I understand it.

          So, he can ‘refinance’ existing
          Govt debt at no interest, and aquire new debt, also at zero interest?

          Oy Vay! SUCH a deal! As we come out of this, hope he gets infrastructure bill passed, under same -0- interest.

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      • Somebody's Gramma says:

        I gotta chime in here. The government borrowing our trust fund that we paid in to for 40-50 years and blowing it out their collective arses, is NOT my problem. They can cut out the Welfare checks before they ever touch Social Security or Medicare (which, by the way, sucks out loud). They can cut aid to the entire world before they touch Social Security. They can stop bailing out their buddies before they touch our Social Security. Just sayin. There’s lots and lots of places they can dig up cash before robbing us again of our very hard earned cash.

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  4. Bogeyfree says:

    CDC US Updated Stats:

    COVID-19: U.S. at a Glance*
    Total cases: 7,038
    Total deaths: 97
    Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    * Data include both confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 reported to CDC or tested at CDC since January 21, 2020, with the exception of testing results for persons repatriated to the United States from Wuhan, China and Japan. State and local public health departments are now testing and publicly reporting their cases. In the event of a discrepancy between CDC cases and cases reported by state and local public health officials, data reported by states should be considered the most up to date.

    Death rate yesterday was 1.87% today down to 1.37%

    My guess is by end of the week down below 1%

    Still don’t understand why presumptive cases are counted in total cases.

    Maybe they should break those out from actual confirmed cases?

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  5. CredibilityStreet says:

    Are we at war with China?

    The President said he is a wartime president in a way against an invisible enemy. (Paraphrasing, but close.)

    Today’s CDC data, under 8,000 diagnosed with 97 deaths.

    Does the President mean we are at war literally with a human enemy (China) or a figurative war with a virus? Both?

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    • TreeClimber says:

      He’s been using the phrase “an invisible war.” I’ve been wondering awhile if there’s something else besides COVID-19, that they’re not telling us about…

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    • abdiesus says:

      This is indeed a war, since we have been attacked using a Bio Weapon created for this purpose by the Chinese Military, and this war does have an American body count. So the answer is both, but to those two must be added all the Lib-Globalist-Dem-Media-anti-Trump-China-loving-America-hating-elites. Together with China, these are the enemy of America, and of all true Americans and they will stop at nothing to crush America and all true Americans. They have, together, and purposely, attacked and killed not just our people physically, but also attacked us psychologically, emotionally, & economically as well as interfering with our democratic electoral process. The sooner we admit and start acting like we have been attacked with a Bio Weapon, the quicker we can start making proper reasonable defensive and, eventually, offensive maneuvers.

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    • trialbytruth says:

      One.hand can feed two months or.in this case sometimes 3

      Those who believe the unseen virus as the enemy

      Those who believes this was weaponised by the Chinese to secretly deploy on the world.

      Those who believe the deep state and media are weaponizing through the media a late arriving flu strain to destroy Trump.

      That is why Trump is Trump he will not show his cards amd.hedges his bets until he is sure In the mean time he stirs the pot and tells.his supporters I got this, wait and see what comes of it. In the end he turns out quite the stew.

      He is now assisting in capitalizing the move of all drugs and disposable medical.gear from China back to the US. Ventilator are coming From more.tech savy areas but manufactures will be looking for opportunities.to retool for production here.

      If this was a deep state play they have lost. I have notice some food f.the references to Trump by media are repeated.referring to him as Mr Trump or President Trump. Can’t tell if it’s scripted and a new memo was sent out or if it is subconscious because they need to beleive as Milo would say (Daddies in charge)

      Trump 2024

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  6. WIVoter says:

    The ghost of FDR has been called from the grave. We’ve heard this song before. “I had to destroy capitalism to save it” – President George W. Bush. It isn’t different because Donald J. Trump is the one initiating these actions.

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  7. Tiffthis says:

    Bogey, I agree about the presumptive cases- maybe those are the ones that are being processed now in labs that can do like 10,000 a day as Dr Brix stated in today’s briefing. Hopefully we get clear numbers by Friday or Monday 👍🏼

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  8. scrap1ron says:

    Good.Direct the leftist media mandarins to put their microphones down and do something productive instead of spreading Chicom propaganda.

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  9. cdnintx says:

    Are the test kits being manufactured here or in China?

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  10. ecmarsh says:

    There is more to it than the Chinese flu. America is being prepared for war.

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  11. youme says:

    Caution…this is from the New York Times…they do not even refer to an anonymous source…they provide a link to the entire plan!

    A federal government plan to combat the coronavirus warned policymakers last week that a pandemic “will last 18 months or longer” and could include “multiple waves,” resulting in widespread shortages that would strain consumers and the nation’s health care system.

    The 100-page plan, dated Friday, the same day President Trump declared a national emergency, laid out a grim prognosis for the spread of the virus and outlined a response that would activate agencies across the government and potentially employ special presidential powers to mobilize the private sector.

    The plan: https://int.nyt.com/data/documenthelper/6819-covid-19-response-plan/d367f758bec47cad361f/optimized/full.pdf#page=1

    “will last 18 months or longer” Page 4

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  12. Johnny Boost says:

    Medical equipment companies have probably been scrambling to make medical devices in the past couple of weeks or so, seeing as how they have been in high demand as of late.

    I see this more as symbolic than anything else.

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  13. AnotherView says:

    Mr. President, please order the CDC to post sex, age, race of victims and deaths. We have a right to know. The CDC has lied several times, along with the NIH and we want the facts. After all, it’s OUR money funding their billion dollar websites so it’s the least they can do for us.

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    • rashomon says:

      This site may provide you with more detail until the CDC gets its act together. It’s updated continuously. That far right column on cases/M is interesting.

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

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      • CheetoGuido says:

        am i reading this correctly that only 64 of the 8,737 active cases are serious? like serious enough that requires hospitalization – and the other 8,673 are just having regular cold like symptoms taking Tylenol cold & flu at home watching vines on youtube?

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  14. THINK PEEPS……
    After this passes……..we should all now be fully aware of the importance of NEVER AGAIN allowing a foreign power to control our medical supplies and drug manufacturing! Those jobs can all come back home – and the jobs created to build facilities, etc., will also come along with this. Flow on can include new communities springing up or rejuvenating around facilities that employ all the new peeps needed for production, etc., etc.
    It doesn’t end, once the virus is subdued for this round.

    Now think again…..Hospitals and other facilities are shitting bricks over the fact they will ALL have to be transparent in their pricing soon. Doesn’t this seem like a coming death blow to the blatant graft and corruption in the Insurance and Medical industries?

    Trump never only does one thing for a single reason…..most of what he has done has paved the way for very very far-reaching consequences….many are just too distracted by the hysteria to realize.

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  15. dufrst says:

    Time to finish that Wall. We need to double it up. Maybe even institute the draft to get these millennials into the action and earn their student loan deferrals…I’m only kidding

    This is the only president I would trust with these powers at this time. He only invoked it so that the Dems wouldn’t say he wasn’t doing everything he could. I think the president would prefer to partner with industry and not nationalize anything for this cause. We will see it through, methinks our VSG has this thing mapped out.

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    • Carly says:

      Dufrst, I agree. But Trump must absolutely be reelected. How many opponents are now salivating over the exercise of these powers and seek to seize them in 2021? Pray for our President.

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  16. Bogeyfree says:

    Has anyone modeled the daily death rate increase to the daily total case rate increase and Projected it out say 5 days, 10 days or 20 days if those rates were to stay fairly constant?

    For example, from yesterday to today the total cases increased by approx. 53% (7038 vs 4600) while death rate went from 85 yesterday to 97 today a 14% increase.

    So in 10 days or 20 days if these ratios stay fairly constant what would the death rate be at those end dates?

    Might be something to keep up on.

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    • California Joe says:

      COVID-19: U.S. at a Glance*
      Total cases: 7,038
      Total deaths: 97

      The CDC reported 121 deaths yesterday and 97 today so in another week the deaths will be ZERO! Obviously misdiagnosed patients! If President Trump doesn’t see this is an overblown hoax then were screwed. The cure for this is a thousand times worse than the disease.

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    • trialbytruth says:

      Yes the death rate will continue to plumit as more tests are done pre-humously. We are already be in nv told that if we have a mild case that might.be corrona we don’t need a test. So fewer and fewer cases will be reported and death rates.will be based on those seem ng medical assistance. Those numbers though driven by fear as opposed.to illness will still drive.the case numbers up while at the same Time drive the death ratio down.

      In any case the numbers.coming out of this will be skewed all over the place.making it impossible to draw any comparisons to any other outbreaks.

      By the way popular comparison good through the media right now is the Spanish Flu. The Spanish Flu arrived I. The final gasps.of world war one. Millions of people homeless, millions of people starving,.and millions of.men who had been exposed.to mustard gas. Wrong century, wrong baseline, just wrong. Shame on them.

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    • Joebkonobi says:

      That means fatality rate went from 1.8% to 1.4%. As testing increases I believe the fatality rate will continue to drop.

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    • Jlwary says:

      Like one of the docs said, the increase in numbers is the back log. Its too early to know anything.

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  17. sunnyflower5 says:

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  18. Richie says:

    The Chicom regime utilized biological warfare (virus) because Trump/American people were winning. Chinese casualties in the process are insignificant. The Chinese people are expected to die for the emperor whether they want to or not.

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  19. Dances with Wolverines says:

    Maybe with this, the President doesn’t have to rely as much on a uncooperative congress.

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  20. Here’s how it works in the local NY-CT press. Headline is “First Connecticut resident to die from Covid 19”. Then you read the article and find out he was 80 years old and had “other complications.
    https://dailyvoice.com/new-york/putnam/news/fairfield-county-man-is-first-connecticut-resident-to-die-from-covid-19/785219/

    I agree with whoever wrote that we need to know the age and circumstances of EVERYONE who dies from this damn Wuhan Chinese flu virus.

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    • Dr. Birx announced they’d be posting everything soon on a website.

      Now that the Feds had delegated authority to enable and run testing at state level, it naturally will now take a little time to wrangle the states and localities into compliance with a newly-invented and soon-to-be-piloted reporting regime.

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    • amanda4321 says:

      @seneca- Yes, here in NJ- the MSM has local breaking news to tell is that a 69 year old man supposedly died of corona. Yet this man was in extremely poor health–he had high BP, atrial fibrilation, diabetes, emphysema, and a GI condition that caused internal bleeding, yet I’m supposed to believe that it was a virus that took him out? Sorry I’m not buying it. I do NOT trust anything from the MSM and I do NOT trust the medical establishment. And sorry, but I do not trust the govt.

      I saw a tweet about a 21 year old Spanish football/soccer coach who supposedly died of corona, yet buried in the article, it said he had leukemia.

      I’m sorry but I do not buy any of this. They are enacting policies that are deliberately destroying the economy.

      People are not going to like what I say next, but I am going to say it anyway. Even though the talking heads have been telling is that the “economy is booming” this is NOT what I have been hearing from other financial experts online (Gregory Mannirino, Lynnette Zang, Peter Schiff, Mike Maloney). Long before this supposed virus showed up, there were talking about the economy being in free fall, that the stock market was an inflated bubble (because of the Federal Reserve printing free money), and that we were headed for a crash and collapse. All of the people I listen to have been saying that the virus is being used as the cover story for the collapse. Instead of the central bankers and politicians taking the blame for what was done to the country, everyone will blame the virus.

      Lynnette Zang has studied currencies and their life cycles, and she (long before the virus) has been warning that the central bankers (at the Fed) know that this system (petro dollar) is dying and they have been busy setting up the next monetary system for us (here: https://steemit.com/money/@sgtreport/breaking-bankers-new-sdr-crypto-blockchain-will-enslave-humanity-lynette-zang

      For those that do not understand the evils of central banking (and the fact that they control both parties and have owned this nation since 1913), watch James Corbett’s Century of Enslavement- The History of the Federal Reserve: https://www.corbettreport.com/federalreserve/ (we have given private central bankers the power to create our currency out of thin air and loan it to us at interest–they “loan” us money that never existed). Also see docs: Bill Still’s The Money Masters and Money as Debt.

      Please see Mike Maloney Hidden Secrets of Money here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE88E9ICdipidHkTehs1VbFzgwrq1jkUJ This is from 2013, and he talks about how we are going to see the greatest transfer of wealth in the history of the world in this decade. Part 7 addresses what could happen with all of the printing–now that they are bailing everyone out and promising unlimited liquidity, we are being set up for hyperinflation in the future.

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      • Amanda- thanks very much for your post. This is an amazing amount of material that I will probably spend this evening reading.
        I too am EXTREMELY suspicious of everything and anything that is done by “The Government”- on ever level, including village, town, county, state and Fed.
        They are all in on it or so it seems.

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        • noswamp says:

          Seneca I have your same suspicion. I would monitor this very closely to see how its implemented. Is this a snatch and grab by government, or are they saying we will give you 1 billion dollars, now get off your ass and make more antibiotics in our country. If the later is the case I have no problem with this at all. If you want to nationalize the airlines, I have serious problems.

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  21. Merle Marks says:

    by the way everybody…Greatest President Ever!!!!

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  22. minnesotamike55 says:

    When this virus comes under control, the MSM will start blathering about “things you can do at home to prevent boredom”. Little do they realize, only the crying liberals will need that. Conservatives will make it an opportunity and have little time for boredumb.
    There will be things Trump pushes out the liberals will simply sh*t their pants over concerning sanitation. That isn’t something many of the shower every third day soymilk drinking filthy reuseable bag using anti paper straw anti clean plastic bag never pick up their trash weird sex having D-rats will just sit by idly for. But think about what it says about them when Trump issues executive orders that cities can’t ban plastic straws or bags because of sanitation issues! Think about how they will resist an order for cities to pick up the trash and clean the streets. It will be the absolute destruction of the D-Rat party.

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  23. Kaco says:

    Any more word on pharmaceutical production moved back to the States? I only see supplies and equipment. Will the manufacturers get the hell out of China now, please?

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  24. Darth Hobbit says:

    This is a positive first step to addressing the Coronavirus “panic” (I have yet to see data conclusively proving the Coronavirus Flu is actually on par with the common flu, much less anything close to the Spanish Flu of 1918).

    But what we have yet to see is what will be done for small businesses. I own a law firm that has a total number of 1 employee – me. My practice is entirely focused on elder law and estate planning. Right now my business is drying up. I am working on existing cases, but most clients have cancelled upcoming appointments and my seminars – even though schedule for April 9th and 23rd – are most likely going to be cancelled because the vendor I am renting space from has stated they are closed and may stay closed through April.

    I am not alone. There are thousands of small businesses all across the country that will be heavily impacted. A $1,000.00 check to my wife and/or I – for which I may not even be eligible since my last year of reported income was for a year in which I spent nearly 10 months working for a firm and my income exceeded the limits they are discussing – will not alleviate the long-term implications of a 2 month quarantine period; which likely may last even longer as senior citizens are truly freaked out.

    We need tax reform that eliminates payroll taxes for businesses with annual gross income less than $1,000,000 for the next year or 2. That will put money back into the pockets of both business owners and their employees.

    Sadly, I expect that: (1) the airlines and automotive industry will be bailed out because they employee thousands of voters and have millions of stockholders, all of whom politicians want feeling “taken care of” for purely political reasons; and (2) employees of most businesses will receive checks while the business owner they work for languishes with trying to keep the business afloat without any stimulus from the government.

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    • frances says:

      What impact will a halt on Payroll Taxes have on social security? How about an increase in the income ceiling to $250,000 to cover the temporary and future short falls?

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    • icthematrix says:

      I am very sorry to hear this, yet you are among many many thousands of small businesses and workers who are getting hammered right now. I run a business and spoke to multiple customers today. All contractors in construction. While there is work, it is slowing. If projects aren’t already in building phase, they have been deep frozen/halted/postponed and facing evaporation. All are making contingency plans for layoffs and survival modes.

      Replicate this across the entire nation, then witness the disaster when everyone has no work. There’s not enough federal assistance to support this much displacement so suddenly.

      Must get businesses and people back to work by the end of this month.

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  25. JohnCasper says:

    It is often said that protein builds strong muscles and calcium builds strong bone, well ‘national security threats’, including even stupid wars in the middle east war way overblown viruses like the Wuflu, even more so, builds even bigger and more powerful government.

    No protracted war (including one on WuFlu / C19) can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country. War (including one on WuFlu / C19) does not always give over democratic communities to military government, but it must invariably and immeasurably increase the powers of civil government; it must almost compulsorily concentrate the direction of all men and the management of all things in the hands of the (“Deep State”) administration. If it does not lead to despotism by sudden violence, it prepares men for it more gently by their habits (which become the habits of mice and sheep). All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war (including one on WuFlu / C19) is the surest and the shortest means to accomplish it. This is the first axiom of the science.
    .- Alexis de Tocqueville

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    • Johnny says:

      Yep it ought wipe out a democratic country.

      But Alas this is a Republic.

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      • JohnCasper says:

        Alexis de Tocqueville was speaking broadly. We are a democratic (we have elections) constitutional republic and are just as governed by his first axiom of the science as a “straight” democracy, perhaps even more so.. In any case, it is certainly happening and that’s with not even 1% as many dead as from the normal flu. Think of what it will be like if we hit normal flu levels.

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  26. SHV says:

    Who better to be President at this time? IIRC, DJT filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy four time, survived adversity and came out better than ever. For most politicians, dealing with adversity is “spinning” a DUI or getting caught scr*wing their legislative assistant.

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  27. TradeBait says:

    Sometimes I just have to shake my head in disbelief about what people post and say. Critical thinking is lost in this era of “tell me or show me now” type living. The wise may not be able to come up with answers, but at least they know who to seek out for them as well as how to test what they learn.

    The lock down helps PDT use emergency powers to achieve more MAGA and KAG. Promises made, promises kept. As sundance keeps posting – Main Street versus Wall Street. The old Cabal NWO style globalism is going down the tubes. China and their lackeys will pay dearly for this hiccup they caused in our economy and lifestyles. Like must stupid commies, they actually caused the opposite of what they intended. More people will now vote for PDT than ever as he has exhibited strong leadership and generated bi-partisanship support. It makes the Biden/Bernie China link even more obvious as well as all of their past comments of support. Less will show up to vote from the communist supporting Dims because they know it will be futile.

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  28. SHV says:

    There is sunshine behind every dark cloud: (my wife texted me this)

    View this post on Instagram

    #coronavirus #glutenfree

    A post shared by GomerBlog (@gomerblog) on

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  29. Joyce M says:

    And with the stroke of a pen, didn’t this just make us a Socialist nation?

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    • Johnny says:

      No this just the restart of the manufacturing industry in the United States. This is the big ultimate back hand to the globalization traitors in our country.

      Manufacturing products here in the United States because of national security. Either make the products here or get the hell out the United States.

      We have a President trying to save this country while the globalization traitors have almost sold us down the river.

      Socialism NO! PATRIOTISM YES!

      This is a War.

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    • boomerbeth says:

      Dd the same in WWII .Relax.
      .Be grateful,TRUMP,HAS AN OBJECTIVE BRAIN; and HAS ALWAYS DEMANDED THE BEST!

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    • THAT is your takeaway from the President taking steps to mobilize our resources to combat this hysteria? Really?

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    • Carly says:

      No, not in the least. Before companies with national interests manufacture abroad, there are extensive government approvals and clearances–and prior administrations just signed off on without proper concern or merit. This is a necessary move to undo decades of exporting sensitive production abroad. Ask yourself why we don’t know the names of those individuals who sold out our country’s interests? But note the rash of individuals recently indicted for getting cozy with the Communists and handing over intellectual property and trade secrets (professors and executives alike). Yes, it’s happening – Trump is turning this around, and he won’t let this crisis go to waste either. Also note that Trump is pushing to suspend the payroll tax, and if the Democrats don’t bite, he will push suspending income tax, which will force their hand. Wouldn’t that be a big turnaround? Stay tuned.

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  30. Miya says:

    Thank you, God, for sending us such a president at a time like this.

    I shudder to think what this would be under Obama….or Hitlery.

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  31. TexSwede says:

    One of the questions/thoughts running through my mind is whether there is a case for holding the MSM liable for trying to manipulate markets When Elon Musk made comments designed to influence his stock price, the SEC took “exception (well they stomped their foot and said boo)”. Even if there is not a true legal case for doing so, I would love to see some stockholders start suing CNN, MSDNC, MSM, etc. for intent to crash the markets. Would really like to know Soros efforts to crash the market and short everything to bring Trump down and get rich doing so. I am betting there some actionable efforts our there.

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    • Resolute says:

      I suggest that all financial organizations with fiduciary responsibilities for retirement investments file class action suits against the MSM.

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  32. Dances with Wolverines says:

    Those younguns that defied the President’s orders and went to Cancun and other places to party on spring break are going to be sad when they have to go into at least two weeks of quarantine when they try to re-enter America.

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    • disgusted citizen says:

      Mexico goes on nationwide lock-down tomorrow morning at 8 am.

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    • Johnny says:

      Time for an abject lesson in reality.

      Actions have consequences. Those idiots need to learn the hard way. Do not let them back in the United States until they have a medical certification of clean bill of health, then go into a mandatory 30 quarantine

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  33. China’s now reawakened that SLEEPING GIANT.
    Xi will rue the day.

    Mark Levin: “After we were attacked at Pearl Harbor, Admiral Yamamoto of Japan, had said, ‘I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.’ ”

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  34. Ploni says:

    I’m all for this at this time.

    However . . . a reminder that Mussolini stated that fascism is ”a merger of state and corporate power.”

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    • JohnCasper says:

      Against individualism, the progressive conception is for the state; and it is for the individual only in so far as he coincides with the state. Progressivism conceives of the state as an absolute, in comparison with which all individuals or groups are relative, only to be conceived in their relation to the state. The Progressive conception of the state is all embracing; outside of it no human nor spiritual values can exist, much less have value.
      – Benito Mussolini

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    • Johnny says:

      PUHLEASE…

      Quoting dictators, with your obvious slight against the President of the United States Donald J Trump.

      Woodwork is infested with trolls.
      Time to smoke them out

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    • Kulak69 says:

      IMHO, the concern over VSGPDJT as a latent dictator with these Presidential powers is overblown. Watch him in action with the Tourism industry leaders (real captains of industry, not politically aligned ‘donors’): He focused on learning what they needed, including solicitation of details and their ideas for ways the government could help. Absolutely the opposite of a government-crafted, industry takeover. Think: Obamacare.

      This virus-thrash might be viewed as a somewhat less expensive training session for a much more serious potential national scenario of this type, to include the need for leadership to transcend the endless sea of media (expletive) & professional ChiCom disinformation. Lots of great Lessons-Learned happening already.

      Example: Given the apparent shortage of mass-casualty hospital bed capacity, might the hotel industry get future tax breaks for building-in discrete accommodations for future mass casualties (logistical features, HVAC systems, etc)…? This is sorta how the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) works, with aircraft design.

      My 2 cents.

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  35. boomerbeth says:

    Leaked doc HHS: 18 mo or LONGER
    Highest casualties : Doctors & Nurses

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  36. Roger Duroid says:

    I love how he is taking his power to the enemy (the media and dems) and overwhelming them with the response. The SOBs intentionally tanked the economy with this hoax and he is going to make sure they regret it. I’m waiting for the southern border to close just like canada with any illegals immediately returned to mexico(after bio identifying them) Any of them returning go immediately to a prison offshore US, like Gitmo or some other isolated spot with tents, etc. Let all their ALCU lawyers pay to go visit them there. Keep them there until the “war’ is over and then repatriate to home country. No hawaiian judge is going to try to undo something justified by a national emergency and if they do, he tells them to take a hike.

    PDJT is fearless now.

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  37. Annie says:

    have a relative who is with JPMorgan Chase..doing something with global markets..anyway they said they were advised to stock up in January..they said , they were told it was going to hit fast…

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  38. anothermikeh says:

    As I’ve seen floating around the twitterverse the last few days (and with which I agree):
    “I voted for/elected President Trump to fight the Chinese Coronavirus.”

    P.S. A few months ago, it was “I voted for/elected President Trump to fire people like Ambassador Yovanovitch.” Same idea – who else would you rather have in the Oval Office in times like these?

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  39. upstate909 says:

    Section 1. Policy and Findings. On March 13, 2020, I declared a national emergency recognizing the threat that the novel (new) coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 poses to our national security. In recognizing the public health risk, I noted that on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that the outbreak of COVID-19 (the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2) can be characterized as a pandemic.

    Can someone clarify this part for me? Is the Covid 19 a mutation of the Sars cov-2 from the early 2000’s, and thus the cause of this outbreak….or are they both new? I am now confused.

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    • another face in the crowd says:

      SARS-CoV-2 is the seventh coronavirus known to infect humans; SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 can cause severe disease, whereas HKU1, NL63, OC43 and 229E are associated with mild symptoms.

      So SARS-CoV was the one from the early 2000s.

      SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) is the virus that causes the human disease COVID-19 (coronavirus disease from 2019)

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      • upstate909 says:

        Thank you…but why all of the different labels for a viral mutation (possibly) similar in orientation, yet so variable in how it affects a population. I am just trying to understand.

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        • another face in the crowd says:

          The following comes from the WHO website and is how they explain it.

          “…Viruses, and the diseases they cause, often have different names. For example, HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. People often know the name of a disease, such as measles, but not the name of the virus that causes it (rubeola).

          There are different processes, and purposes, for naming viruses and diseases.

          Viruses are named based on their genetic structure to facilitate the development of diagnostic tests, vaccines and medicines. Virologists and the wider scientific community do this work, so viruses are named by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV).

          Diseases are named to enable discussion on disease prevention, spread, transmissibility, severity and treatment. Human disease preparedness and response is WHO’s role, so diseases are officially named by WHO in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).

          ICTV announced “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)” as the name of the new virus on 11 February 2020. This name was chosen because the virus is genetically related to the coronavirus responsible for the SARS outbreak of 2003. While related, the two viruses are different.

          WHO announced “COVID-19” as the name of this new disease on 11 February 2020, following guidelines previously developed with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)….”

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  40. T2020 says:

    “…COVID-19 (Chinese Coronavirus)…” TRUTH!!!!!

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  41. Co says:

    We have Friends:

    The pharmaceutical industry in India was valued at US$33 billion in 2017 and generic drugs account for 20 per cent of global exports in terms of volume, making the country the largest provider of generic medicines globally.[1] According to the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, domestic pharmaceutical market turnover reached Rs 129,015 crore (US$18.12 billion) in 2018, growing 9.4 per cent year-on-year and exports revenue was US$17.28 billion in FY18 and US$19.14 billion in FY19. Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Ankleshwar and Sikkim are the major pharmaceutical hubs of India.

    The Government started to encourage the growth of drug manufacturing by Indian companies in the early 1960s, and with the Patents Act in 1970.[2]

    Indian companies carved a niche in both the Indian and world markets with their expertise in reverse-engineering new processes for manufacturing drugs at low costs which became the advantage for industry.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharmaceutical_industry_in_India

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  42. TrustyHaste says:

    A great You Tube Channel with health, wellness and more for freedom lovers like Treepers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZd8KIHmCx4

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  43. Co says:

    ANTIRETROVIAL Drugs:

    India is the largest provider of generic drugs globally. Indian pharmaceutical sector industry supplies over 50 per cent of global demand for various vaccines, 40 per cent of generic demand in the US and 25 per cent of all medicine in UK.

    India enjoys an important position in the global pharmaceuticals sector. The country also has a large pool of scientists and engineers who have the potential to steer the industry ahead to an even higher level. Presently over 80 per cent of the antiretroviral drugs used globally to combat AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) are supplied by Indian pharmaceutical firms.

    https://www.ibef.org/industry/pharmaceutical-india.aspx

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    • SHV says:

      The whole generic drug business is sketchy. Best I can tell most generics that are sold retail come from Indian companies. Where it goes down the rabbit hole is where the “raw” chemicals/drugs are produced, which seems to be China. An example of this was the recall of the blood pressure medicine Valsartan. It was “funny” that all of the drug was recalled from most/all of the Indian companies and also from several European companies; all with the same contamination. Turns out all were buying the drug from one sketchy Chinese company and reselling it. (From personal experience I have had major issues off and on with quality control of Indian generics)

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  44. 4EDouglas says:

    Aye,Aye, Cap’n Trump steady as she goes. The Globalists and Dems are going to rue the day the tried this..

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  45. Todd says:

    The most important thing most Americans have learned in this past week is how America’s medical supply chain is way too dependent on China. I think President Trump’s Executive Order paves the way for a new medical supply chain linked to the United States, not China. This is critical to National Security. America is ‘at war against an invisible enemy.’

    Spending $1 trillion today to build the world’s largest medical supply chain in America would be like purchasing Alaska from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million.

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    • SHV says:

      “Spending $1 trillion today to build the world’s largest medical supply chain in America ”
      ****
      If there is a program to move pharmaceutical production back to the US, the Indian government will go bat sh*t!! The drug industry is a huge export business for that country.

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  46. Porpaganda communiist china coronavirus,

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    • ltravisjr says:

      I was just going to bring that up. Trump is also supposedly going to mention it tomorrow?

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    • Jan says:

      Tucker & Laura Ingrahm have been all over this. These 2 drugs are giving good results so far. One of them can keep you from catching the Corona virus if you take it starting 6 days before your exposure. There also trying HIV and ebola drugs.

      China has apparently ordered its medical people to be the first in the world to come up with a vaccine. Like the world is going to trust China after what they did???

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    • Kaco says:

      It is not without bad side effects.

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  47. It would not hurt anyone for everyone to realize that “[My_Country] First!” is the only smart thing to do. Adversity does happen, natural events such as tsunamis and contagion are part of our life on this planet, and for these reasons we must never neglect ourselves in the name of profit.

    “Redundancy is good. Sole-sourcing is not.” No country on this planet is ever truly going to put your country’s interests first: only you can do that. The accountants might tell you that the most profitable thing to do is to shut down your own country’s capacities because “you can buy it cheaper elsewhere,” but that’s just a reminder that you should never allow an accountant to tell you how to run your business … or, your lives.

    America in particular has been like a farmer, possessed of vast fields, who let the whole thing go to thistles because he could just eat out every night. This is called, “pure stupidity.” It was always stupid. And it took an actual businessman, who literally wrote (very good!) books on the subject of negotiation and many other business topics, to step up to the steering-wheel and say the obvious, before grabbing the wheel and giving it a hard turn away from the rocks. (The globalists were selling us tents to set up on those rocks after our ship “inevitably” crashed into them …)

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