White House Coronavirus Task Force Briefing – 11:45am ET Livestream…

The White House coronavirus task force briefing is being held today at 11:45am ET.

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591 Responses to White House Coronavirus Task Force Briefing – 11:45am ET Livestream…

  1. Troublemaker10 says:

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  2. Ivehadit says:

    Terrific press conference today! Actually every day’s conference has been terrific.
    We love you, Donald, with all our hearts and souls! Our best president ever! Thank you for all you and your staff and administration are doing to defeat this invisible enemy as well as all the other things managing a 320 million country requires! You are fighting for us and we are eternally grateful.
    xxxooo

    p.s. Every American should receive a check of some sort and the ones who don’t need it can buy gift certificates and give tip money to the people/businesses that need it(Issuu.com has a program to do this online). Order flowers to send to shut in’s…Give tips to the garbage men…Send money to you hairdresser…Send money to Meals On Wheels…Or send it back to the government.

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  3. Bogeyfree says:

    Mr. President,

    Before dozens of states declare martial law in their state, thus destroying millions of jobs, the economy and people’s retirement savings, please start requiring at your daily briefings and on on the CDC website and others that they also post…..

    1) how many of the people who have been infected with Corona, have been hospitalized? Is it 10%, 5% 1% or more like 1/2% which today would equate to 70 people nationwide if 1/2%.

    2) And of the people hospitalized, how many have been admitted into ICU?

    It’s important information for Americans to fully understand and see if the true severity of this virus is tracking in line with the so called experts predictions.

    And finally please inform and remind the American people that if they are infected they can choose…….

    1) To follow their doctors orders and allow their immune system to fight it at home, similarly like they do the flu today

    Or

    2) They may talk with their own doctor about possibly using hydroxychloroquine as an OFF LABEL prescription option but of course this is something only they and their doctor can and should decide on their own but it is an option as I understand it today.

    South Korea has credited hydroxychloroquine as one reason their mortality rate has remained low.

    I applaud you for your quick action on the border and inbound international flight restrictions coupled with your 15 day social distancing effort until we can better assess this virus.

    But does the data really justify the destruction of the US economy, the loss of millions upon millions of jobs and small businesses along with everyday Americans retirement savings?

    It is good that you have taken these early precautions but by the end of your 15 day period and if the data is showing that this virus is not the severe pandemic killer as propagated by many, that you move quickly to expose the truth and options to the American people.

    We are at least 45 days into this pandemic and have a total of 210 deaths and around a 99% recovery rate, coupled with a known and readily available drug that thousands of Americans have taken over the years to prevent Malaria, which has been used today by many other countries to help people recover from this virus.

    So please don’t allow the panic and over reach to destroy this country and millions of small businesses because they simply hate you.

    If this was truly about saving lives because they cared so much, where is the demand to shut our country down every year during flu season or to outlaw automobiles?

    It’s time to take back control of our country, economy and jobs Mr. President.

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    • … and I have utter and complete faith that this very remarkable Officeholder knows this.

      This is definitely a “The Buck Stops Here™” moment. And he is facing it square-on, surrounded by expert advisors.

      “That chair” … in “that office” … is the loneliest “chair” on earth. 😱 Please, be seated.

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    • vikingmom says:

      Thank you! With your permission, every single one of us ought to copy and paste your comment into an email and send it to the White House!! You are asking all the same questions that so many people I know are asking and no one in the media is looking for the answers. This current crisis is hurting “orange man bad” and they are so consumed with hatred they do not care that the lives that are ruined may be their own, or those of have people they know and love!

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    • Super elite covfefe999 loves her President! says:

      Left unchecked, SARS-CoV-2 would easily kill more than a million people in the US alone.

      The restrictions being implemented now are to prevent such a disaster. This is like war, except that the war will be over in months rather than years. it’s a small sacrifice. After the peak (in July, maybe) we’ll start to get back to normal.

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      • Lady in Red says:

        Honestly, I don’t know how I can live like this until July.

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      • WIVoter says:

        Shut the country down until JULY! Wow that’ll kill the economy but we will all be on welfare the rest of our lives. Nationalizing the businesses of Amerika sound great too. Stop being afraid and let us be brave enough to save our country from economic destruction.

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      • jimmy2times2 says:

        1.million? So in 4 months we have 210 deaths…probably few hundred thousand to a .killion had or have it now. At least 100k have it now I bet or have in last month and are either getting tested or riding it out or no symptoms and dont even know they have ot
        And still 210 dead from it
        Wow 1 million…you’d wait an awful long time to see 10k let alone 100k let alone 1.million? No way ….swine flu killed 18500 in a yr
        We wont get that many in a year at this rate. And nothing changed In our loves back then. Heck we could have 20k on a yr and it is less then flu. I’ve said it for a few weeks now
        The mortality rate should remain low and if it does everyone will say hey wait
        This isn’t even as bad as the flu
        Let’s get back to work!!and life

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      • vikingmom says:

        I have to assume that you have a government job or work for a large enough company that you are receiving full pay AND benefits during this shutdown AND have a generous guaranteed pension that is not affected by the stock market in any way? And all of your family members are in the same position?

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        • vikingmom says:

          My comment was in reply to Super elite covfefe999 loves her President!

          WIVoter – I agree with you completely! Shutting down the entire economy until July will make the Great Depression look like a cakewalk!

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      • coldanger says:

        Talk to the millions of small business owners who employ millions of others and ask if that’s a small sacrifice. They will be sacrificing everything. They won’t survive another 4 months of closures…

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      • TRUTH says:

        Here’s some “News” – even those with a double digit IQ are seeing the numbers don’t match the hysteria. 9800 deaths ACROSS the globe, compared to 36 MILLION cases and 25,000 deaths in the U.S. due to the flu this year. Where was the HYSTERIA.

        July? Watch what happens by the end of next week.

        The Beltway is surrounded by MILLIONS who don’t work for the Federal government who are armed. How long are 11 million New Yorkers going to put up with it? Remember Richmond?

        Liberals are learning REAL FAST the totalitarian nightmare they want for everyone else isn’t what they were sold.

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      • Outerlimitsfan says:

        You do realize millions died in the Great Depression correct? Including many children of malnutrition and starvation.

        The country shutting down for months could result in years long economic collapse. That could easily kill way more than this virus. While kids seem to be rather resistant to this virus, they definitely would be impacted by economic ruin.

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      • boogywstew says:

        The disaster is in some folk’s mind. Left unchecked it would kill less than any seasonal flu. Maybe people need to feel like they’re a part of some grand, unifying, death defying adventure where they can compare “war” stories to make up for a deficiency in their lives. Sometimes a flu is just a flu.

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      • California Joe says:

        Well, there you go again, Super Elite with you scare nonsense. Only a few thousand Americans died in total from EBOLA, SARS, MERS and H1N1. Stop trolling people here! Are you Hillary Clinton?

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      • The Dark Lord says:

        no it couldn’t … that is based on bad models and worse assumptions …

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      • Bec74 says:

        With a kill rate of 1%, if all of the population got it because no controls were implemented, then we’re looking at 3.3 million deaths. That is a lot of people to die from just 1 illness.

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        • 2062w says:

          I tried to explain this to a call screener on a well-known radio talk show this very night. One percent mortality is whopping high for any infectious disease. One percent of 350 million is …… 3.5 million. Are we willing to suffer the loss of 3.5 million people? Why don’t people get this?
          Here is another way to think this: 500,000 is a number in the right ballpark for annual worldwide deaths due to ordinary flu that has a mortality rate of 0.1 percent. If the mortality rate is tenfold, that is, 1.0 percent, that would mean 5 million deaths.
          500,000 times 10 is 5 million.
          Not. The. Same. Disease.
          Oh, and I was angrily rejected from being on the show by the call screener, and he kept asking me if people not understanding this was the reason they were staying home. I tried to say that if they understood it, they would more readily stay home.

          People are not thinking straight.

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          • jimmy2times2 says:

            Nobody’s scoffing at 3.
            5 million if it were possible!
            What they are scoffing at is where the heck are u getting the 1 or 3 percent
            ??? Do u see the numbers now in the USA? Do u realize the flu and get tested always have symptoms. But those who dont and ride it out also have symptoms. Many hit hospitals later a d many die. Cv19 patients ts most have little to no symptoms. So basically way more people are getting this then the flu. I get that now
            Didnt think it was more contagious than the flu. It is it seems
            But that also shows that it’s far less deadly than the flu. Fact. Way more people than the reported number have this or had it recently. And yet here we are at 250 or less deaths.

            This and other factors I’m reading point to the fact that the flu is far more deadly than carona
            And I believe by a lot….I think I’ll be proven correct. Cv19 been here for 3 months with just over 220 to 250 deaths…flu in same period would kill more. Fact. Stop fear mongering. Facts are in ..this sites smarter than that
            2 weeks ago I was ok with caution to a degree. Knowing it was overreaction of media and dems to get trump I still thought ok fine let’s see it through.

            Let’s focus on mortality rates. That’s the only thing we can take from it with testing being delayed as it’s a new virus. So now we have enough results to prove this is less deadly than the flu. We do. Time to go back to work people. I’ll give some of my government money to trump. The church. And maybe buy some weapons for the next time this happens as it maybe the last

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    • Guffman says:

      The thing that worries me is that this will become the new “normal” for dealing with future disease and pandemics… Shutting almost EVERYTHING down, with terrible repercussions to 99% of the country to save the 1% who may die. Sounds callous, I know, but there is a tipping/balancing point where it’s fine to ask everyone to take precautions and offer free treatment to those afflicted, BUT, asking everyone else in the entire country to stop their lives, ruin the economy, and dramatically deplete their savings, may not be the right way to go in the future.

      Sure the market will probably come back stronger than ever (especially with president Trump at the helm), but some people may need that investment money before that occurs. Mass panic will almost certainly have severe and possibly long term consequences.

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      • vikingmom says:

        Gruff an, my thoughts exactly!! We have a problem in this country that we are unable to discuss the eventuality of death and are therefore unable to have any conversations about the financial cost of attempting to stsve off that which is inevitable!

        I’m not a heartless person by any means but having family members who work in emergency services means that I am willing to confront reality in ways that sometimes make people uncomfortable because it forces conversations they may not want to have.

        I think in prior generations the brevity of life was more of a given but we have made so many advances in medical technology in the last hundred years that people seem to think they are owed immortality. Ironically, it is often only when facing death that some people actually start thinking about eternity and seeking the God they have avoided their whole lives. I know that has been the case for several family members of mine…

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        • gda53 says:

          As I understand it, it’s not a matter of whether we get it, but whether we all get it gradually, or all at once.

          PDJT has bought some time for us to get it gradually – 2 weeks (15 days).

          The numbers we get from that should tell us if we have to extend further to avoid triage in many places or just in a few places. And if the former, how much longer to achieve the latter.

          Drug therapies available almost immediately (and being used in hospitals right now!) may well allow resumption of normal business (with continued hand-washing etc.) with a degree of confidence by next month.

          I cannot see PDJT keeping the economy on shutdown much beyond then, assuming we can restrict triage (and then throw all efforts to the few areas necessary).

          A timetable of action will come next week. And with it will come confidence. And hope.

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          • Jenevive says:

            I think that is why POTUS is so hesitant to declare a national
            lockdown..although they really want him to..He said not all states
            have the same amount/rate of infection like the midwest so why
            punish them..

            California and NY can remain on lockdown, if necessary or any other particular
            state that needs to but not necessary for whole country..

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          • jimmy2times2 says:

            Dont agree. If no cure and around for 3 to.5 years whatever maybe
            Why assume this. Way more people already had it than people think. I’m in minority on that however this idea that everyone will get it if its 1 or 2 yr virus is not real. Swin flu killed 18500ish…60 million got it. 260 million did not. Did not..so ? Dont ever assume
            Sorry tired of this assumption being tossed out so readily

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  4. Bill Dumanch says:

    Been on Plaquenil for 6-plus years, Lupus, which powered 5 cancers.
    STILL had the 1st iteration early Novem 2019
    And, 3rd echo/submutation
    It hopefully works for any and all, sure looks as the foreign groups have had a great response.

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  5. noswamp says:

    Great press conference today. Was it only me that was a bit stressed out due to all the Press trying to gang up on Trump because he was “lashing out”. Terrible people in the media. They should not even be at the White House. I can’t believe the folks that hate the President have that much access to the President. They are starting up with the cult of personality again I see which was why Trump relegated them to the tarmac. Now he has no choice. But he may soon put them back out to pasture. I am sure his team is thinking of a way to get them back on the tarmac.

    Peter was and those that supported him 3 in total, were quite reprehensible. Shows me that they are not afraid of showing the President where they stand. Of course they are too full of themselves to understand that POTUS is taking notes. And America as well. Politically and economically, the media will continue to suffer.

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    • Patience says:

      No, you are not alone.
      >They are tarring and feathering themselves; however.

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      • CountryClassVulgarian says:

        They labor under the impression that they speak for “the American” people. The real American people sees them for the lying, china propagandists they are.

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    • Father of 3 Gen Zers says:

      Agree. The transparent 5 sentence setup of BS, to ask the “Gotcha” question assuming the 5 sentence BS is true, deserves no answer (Pompeo) or a verbal beatdown (President Trump). 55% approval in the face of FakeNews 95% negative in biased polls tells you POTUS is rockin it. The people want hope, not false blame on someone working day and night leading people working day and night to to help all of us. The FakeNews is hated by most and ignored by many and supported by few. They are despicable.

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  6. RJ says:

    Word is our despicable Gov. Wolfe in Pennsylvania is mobilizing the National Guard for a statewide lockdown this weekend.

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  7. stats_guy says:

    Illinois is the latest state to announce ‘shelter in place’ rules…just go out for essential reasons.

    This whole thing isn’t sustainable for very long. This country has had decades of poor, misguided, leadership. The Left has been an integral part of this trend, and they are now ramping up for the 2020 take out of the R party.

    Byron York

    The Burr hysteria is based on ProPublica work…i.e. Soros. They desperately want to flip the Senate…obviously take out PT.

    and this from Pelosi’s home turf

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    • stats_guy says:

      click to see the video

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      • ann says:

        Thanks for posting Byron Yorke Stats. . Yorke is one of a select few I respect .
        Re Burr GOP stock trading.
        I did not realise the the sorts connection Senate flipping backstage machinations.

        Good to know.

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        • not2worryluv says:

          I am sure the Swamp has been doing inside trading for decades.

          How can we possibly defend Burr and others, regardless of Party, when they take advantage of their positions in Government?

          That’s how it became the Swamp in the first place.

          The question I ask is why would we, as a Country, overlook such a blatant act misuse of power – it’s no different, in my opinion, than Joe Biden squeezing cash out of foreign allies and enemies for their personal use..

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          • ann says:

            Accurate eloquent and conciselly said.
            Not 2 worry
            you ask The Question
            “How can we, as a country, continue to overlook such blatant corruption…..? “

            We tolerate and deny the increasing rot that built over decades because humans are social and conform to dominant groups. conformity
            Yes, it’s cowardly, intellectually dishonest and profligate,
            ,
            I believe fear of risk has prevented Americans from confrontation & conflict.

            History teaches Power is not given up,even for legal niceties, power is taken, by coercion it’s primal. IMO .

            Our ruling class failed the ultimate tests of viable semi free states:
            1. the orderly peaceful transition of power.
            2. Responsive governance

            I speculate this enmeshed immune closed caste is revealed to thinking Americans across socioeconomic, racial boundaries.

            Bernie & Trump are outliers. He attracts alienated younger people who clearly see the system failed, (not that I support Bernie). His followers do not understand socialism is statism.
            Anyway, if both blocks focused on broad shared concerns: mass surveillance, graft, foreign meddling, abuse of power as you describe, we could overcome the stranglehold on candidates,

            But that’s long term,

            Short term, I do not know how to lead an uprising. Don’t have the savvy, experience or skills.
            Its enraging to watch legal intimidation and open corruption be flaunted before us. .

            My perspective is
            Resist/Uniparty Modus operandi degenerated into clan like destructive codes .

            Their pathological behavior mirrors the pathological state of a closed, enmeshed family system
            . Denial, rigidity and rejection of outside input. Frozen, unwilling to adapt.

            Privledged dominant individuals & privledged sub groups choose control over restoring functiional health.

            As far as power holders, inc. institutions, top down control by exclusive caste of legal untouchables is just way it is.
            deviance, antisocial behavior are normalised .
            Its only us that see it as a problem.
            Sorry for long winded reply.

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    • Loeffler too. Though that could help Collins.

      PDJT blasts reporter who names Burr and Loeffler and does not mention Feinstein. End of discussion.

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    • Tl Howard says:

      Burr is not up for re-election this cycle.

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  8. Propagandist attacks will continue until the truth come out.

    PDJT takes not shiff (or prisoners) from the propagandists.

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  9. CredibilityStreet says:

    If the State can destroy private business, premised upon an impending catastrophe, while eviscerating our civil liberties, they can silence and crush its only real opposition, take oligarchic powers into its hands and rule through local police action.

    Being a Texan, I am most shocked, not by the actions of Cuomo and Newsom, but by Governor Abbott, who has always held himself out to be a constitutional conservative. Now he has prohibited all social gatherings over 10 people, even in the home (!). If he has panicked, what then stands between the State and total control?

    The data on rate of infection and morbidity seems to improve everyday, with current and vaccines in the offing. How are blanket orders at this time justified, legally, scientifically or morally?

    And the certainty the local authorities have chosen, over the risk of uncertainty of the spread of illness, is that private businesses like mine have been dealt a terrible blow and may never recover. We will have been smashed utterly. We need to get back to work now!

    I want to hear the President speak out about the sanctity of our civil liberties and to insist that California and New York do not have the authority to issue blanket, near-house arrest orders!

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    • vikingmom says:

      I am also far more worried about the erosion of our civil liberties than I am about the effects of this virus, which is becoming less and less threatening every day as more information is made available.

      As a student of history, I have always wondered HOW Totalitarian regimes were able to gain control of the people so quickly . Now, seeing MANY of my friends and family members simply rolling in acquiescence with each new “order” I suddenly understand how easy it is to “turn up the water” on all the little frogs!!

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    • noswamp says:

      I too am surprised by Abbott. This Texan trusts Abbott more than Cuomo though and that crackpot PA governor. Abbott is spooked by the situation in Italy, remember, they did NOTHING until it was too late. Maybe Abbott is trying to head this off at the pass. (A Texan expression no less).

      I think that after 15 days Abbott will open things up again a bit if it looks good, or maybe leave it the same for another week at a time, if it is still spreading.

      All indications are that this thing is going to increase as more people get tested. The media will hype more and more panic.(The media can jump into a ring of fire for all I care). Might as well take actions now rather than wait until everyone is falling down and passing out in the streets of Texas and we HAVE TO shelter at home for a month.

      No Texan would want that, and some would not go for that.

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      • not2worryluv says:

        I wonder how many of these Governors are playing a game of one up-man-ship?
        For many it’s a career to get their names and faces in front of the American Public, thinking it increases their political capital, puts them in what they think is the bully pulpit, and paves the way to bigger aspirations in DC.
        Another case of follow the money.

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      • vikingmom says:

        Has anyone heard a specific plan as to what is going to happen at the end of this magical 15-day pause? And is it 15 days from when the president declared a national emergency, on March 13th? I keep trying to get information about how much the curve has to flatten before we will consider this a success and Society can return to normal but no one seems to know the answer to that!

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  10. gingergal says:

    I’m glad he addressed the sensationalism. The only thing driving the panic buying and over-reaction by governors and other leaders is the sensationalism, not the actual virus.

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  11. Sharon says:

    Just for the record, as an elderly, immune-compromised person, I wish to leave this planet as I came into it – a sovereign being with God-given rights – who can accept the risks of sharing this planet with many and diverse peoples.

    The idea that entire economies are being destroyed so that the cabal – the permanent government sociopaths who run each country on this planet – can implement their totalitarian system of governing the globe … is anathema to me. Unthinkable. Unacceptable.

    It’s time to reign in this nonsense, this targeted destruction using people’s fear of death as a weapon against us. We all fear death. It is what makes us human. But we can also choose to have this world run by those who see past the immediate – and choose a different path for our progeny.

    The virus is real. Let it play itself out and thank you, President Trump, for caring. But please don’t throw it all away. If we do that, it was literally for naught.

    Icke – we run on fear

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  12. rustybritches says:

    Thank You
    Mr President for closing the southern border We states near the border thank you for all you do for us please just put out the medice to help those people who are sick and lets see if it helps being the kind of drug that it is you know its not going to do anything more than go threw their systems if it does not work so give it to the sickest and see how much they improve
    YOUR right What the hell do we have to lose WE could all get this country back on its feet before it finally goes into the ditch jsut the way the Dems want

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  13. Jason Ross says:

    POTUS needs to assemble a team from the private sector to step up and challenge these DEM governors with their anti-constitutional hysterics.

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  14. Bonitabaycane says:

    The Chinese Virus has a Public Information Officer.

    It is the Very Fake News Media that is just as despicable and deadly as the Virus.

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  15. Patience says:

    Pert near peed muh pantaloons when President Trump noted “Feinstein” –twice!

    Keep asking –try to ‘gotcha’ questions, (ahem) j o u r n a l I s t s. ROTFLing

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  16. Zorro says:

    In watching the press conference I noticed at how young the “reporters” skew. These are exactly the types that Propaganda Minister, for Obama, Ben Rhodes bragged about duping.

    Rhodes said, “The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns… They literally know nothing.” Thus they will believe what he tells them. He also tells friendly non-governmental organizations and think tanks what he is telling the journalists. Those outlets produce “experts” whose expert opinion is just what Rhodes wants it to be. These ignorant young journalists thus have quotes that look like independent confirmation of the White House’s lies.

    https://thefederalist.com/2016/05/09/ben-rhodes-reveals-how-obama-duped-america-into-the-dangerous-iran-deal/

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  17. Bogeyfree says:

    If this is such a severe and massive potential killer virus as the pundits say then surely there are hundreds if not thousands of people being admitted into hospitals all around this country right?

    So where is the data and reporting on this, if it were the case?

    There isn’t any, because the truth is maybe at best today there is a 1/2% -1% admittance rate.

    And as of today that translates into 70-140 people out of the 14,000 reported cases.

    Plus I have been told that one of the country’s best hospitals who has set up a entire corona virus wing/center has only admitted 2 patients to date?

    With a 99%+ recovery rate and a known commonly used drug readily available to use off label if necessary, is shutting down our economy, destroying millions of small businesses worth martial law and all of this!

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    • vikingmom says:

      “And as of today that translates into 70-140 people out of the 14,000 reported cases.”

      And THOSE are the numbers that the President and the White House need to be posting and discussing!! Facts, NOT fear!! And the facts simply do NOT justify the current hysteria, the destruction of our economy, or the loss of our civil liberties!

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    • coldanger says:

      I know this is really going to sound like a conspiracy theory, but I’m wondering if soros has any ties to China? We know several politicians do…js

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    • Tl Howard says:

      I trust Cochran. (He’s been a co-author with renowned evolutionary biologist Paul Ewald.

      REad the post of Mar 20, entitled “John Ioanniddes” https://westhunt.wordpress.com/

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      • Tl Howard says:

        * regarding r0: hat do R0 values mean?
        Three possibilities exist for the potential spread or decline of a disease, depending on its R0 value:

        If R0 is less than 1, each existing infection causes less than one new infection. In this case, the disease will decline and eventually die out.
        If R0 equals 1, each existing infection causes one new infection. The disease will stay alive and stable, but there won’t be an outbreak or an epidemic.
        If R0 is more than 1, each existing infection causes more than one new infection. The disease will spread between people, and there may be an outbreak or epidemic.
        Importantly, a disease’s R0 value only applies when everyone in a population is completely vulnerable to the disease. This means:

        no one has been vaccinated
        no one has had the disease before
        there’s no way to control the spread of the disease

        For more on the infectiousness of a pathogen:
        https://www.healthline.com/health/r-nought-reproduction-number#calculation

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  18. dbobway says:

    The graph for new infections in the US is starting to flatten out.
    This seems to good to be so early.
    Europe is still spiking.
    The press sucks.
    We have 11 days for the 2 week shut down to end?.
    It’s starting to warm up in the South East.
    The socialist loving college kids have failed their test to do what the collective tells them to do.
    Bernie must be sad. Yeah right.
    The left is failing to destroy our President by killing people.
    What’s next? Isn’t this plan X.
    Plan Y tomorrow, Illinois, New York and California declare Marshall law.
    That will put those states in play for the November election.
    Some day someone will write a book,
    President Donald J Trump took on this battle, to save our Constitutional Republic.A virus born from an adversary, purposely covered it up, to inflict the most damage. And take out our President.
    President DJ Trump, #1 enemy to Globalist tyranny.

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    • sabreman30 says:

      Unfortunately 11 days will turn into 25 days if Fauci and his ilk get their way. Even after 11 days many small businesses will be destroyed.

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      • Alex50 says:

        I couldn’t believe that Fauci said he did not have much confidence in treating patients with chloroquin during the presser. Why in the world when there is a bit of encouraging news would he thrown a wet blanket on it. Maybe because such an inexpensive and commonly available drug is anathema to both the CDC and big pharm?

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      • Alex50 says:

        I couldn’t believe that Fauci said he did not have much confidence in treating patients with chloroquin during the presser. Why in the world when there is a bit of encouraging news would he thrown a wet blanket on it. Maybe because such an inexpensive and commonly available drug is anathema to both the CDC and big pharm?

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      • dbobway says:

        Some were destroyed the day we shut down.

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  19. datagooroo says:

    The “Life Care Center” was devastated by the Chinese Virus, AKA the Kung Flu.

    “Last month, there were 120 residents at Life Care. As of Wednesday, at least 81 have tested positive for the coronavirus and of those, 34 have died, as well as a visitor. About a fourth of the coronavirus fatalities in the U.S. have been linked to the nursing home, according to state and federal data.” (https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/times-watchdog/coronavirus-spread-in-a-kirkland-nursing-home-for-weeks-while-response-stalled/)

    I assume some of those 120 residents have Arthritis and possibly could be prescribed Chloroquine or one of the alternatives for treatment. I would like to know if anyone was taking it in that nursing home and if so, did they get the virus? did they recover quickly? did they die?

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      With 34 out of 120 maybe they should consider conducting autopsies on each person just to truly verify the cause of death.

      15.7% of the entire countries death coming from one center. Might want to think about conducting a deeper dive with those stats IMO.

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    • sabreman30 says:

      Where is all the detailed data? It’s been weeks.

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      • vikingmom says:

        Life Care Center is well known to be understaffed and much of their workforce is low paid, foreign help, just as it is on cruise ships, which is the other places that outbreaks often occur, just as happened in Kirkland. The facts regarding these deaths are very vague and it is clear that proper infection protocols were not followed, which is why it went through the whole facility so rapidly. But most of the people who died were elderly and had significant health issues which is most likely what caused their death. But the MSM and the Left can’t use that information to tank the economy, which is the President’s greatest accomplishment and, prior to this outbreak, guaranteed his re-elction in a landslide!

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        • sabreman30 says:

          President Trump has the power to get this information. He mentions this place all the time but no good information is available. Someone is dropping the ball.

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  20. Bogeyfree says:

    So it appears PA is joining the ranks of martial law with a whopping 268 total statewide cases and 1 death to date.

    And you realize that of these 268 confirmed cases most likely only 2-3 STATEWIDE people may have even been hospitalized and 266 of these people will most likely fully recover!

    So, you tell me if that justifies destroying thousands of small business owners, killing millions of statewide jobs and the PA economy?

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  21. Ackman419 says:

    If the MSM hadn’t been so dishonest and damaging for the past 3 years, it wouldn’t be getting such push back. At this point, I’d guess roughly half of America doesn’t believe a thing it comes up with.
    The disdain for the press is totally self-inflicted.

    And now, with viewership on the rise because of China virus, there will be a total exposure of the MSM lies and propaganda efforts.

    The MSM press deserves every bit of smh that comes it’s way. The events of the PDJT era are paradigm shifting, in regards to the MSM.

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  22. Bogeyfree says:

    There are around 6,200 hospitals in the US.

    Since there is zero in depth reporting on corona in terms of the number of hospitalizations……

    I wonder if 100 CTH readers split up the list and called 62 hospitals each on behalf of CTH News Network and asked how many patients have been admitted for corona virus to date without asking any patient info, just simply a raw admitted count, just how many people have truly been admitted?

    My guess is less than 150 nationally.

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  23. destashjan says:

    New Hampshire data (https://www.wmur.com/article/covid-19-coronavirus-new-hampshire-information/31193750)
    Number of positive COVID-19 tests: 44
    Number of pending COVID-19 tests: 631
    Number of negative COVID-19 tests: 745
    Number of people tested: At least 1,420
    Number of people being monitored: 575 (approximate number)

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    • coldanger says:

      Coronavirus test results in Oklahoma

      * as of 11 a.m., March 20

      Positive (in state) 49
      Positive (out-of-state) 2
      Negative 538
      Pending 374
      Hospitalizations 8
      Deaths 1

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  24. destashjan says:

    New Hampshire data (https://www.wmur.com/article/covid-19-coronavirus-new-hampshire-information/31193750)
    Number of positive COVID-19 tests: 44
    Number of pending COVID-19 tests: 631
    Number of negative COVID-19 tests: 745
    Number of people tested: At least 1,420
    Number of people being monitored: 575 (approximate number)

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  25. sabreman30 says:

    Important question!

    How long has the Chinese Virus been in the United States?

    Why isn’t this questioned asked? There were massive amounts of Chinese visiting America up to 01/31/20. I know they were screening people from Wuhan earlier but not back to early January.

    I don’t see anyway that the Chinese Virus wasn’t here much earlier. I would like to see Fauci side step this one.

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    • oldersoul says:

      We are now into month FOUR in the US.

      This Wuhan Flu has been around for a while now.

      That’s why the numbers have increasing statistical significance. This is not a day zero outbreak.

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      • sabreman30 says:

        So where all the deaths? Were they labeled Flu or something else? Why are Flu numbers not out of control? Sorry but I see massive over reaction by WHO and down the line. It’s all about the New World Order.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I’ve been following the virus feeds in Chinese news since November and I’d mentioned before the virus hit it was a threat, we’d just seen a major group do a pandemic tabletop a few months before.

      The medical intel folks blew it, if those of us retired could see the virus tearing through Hubei then why didn’t the various DoD and Federal agencies paid to do so miss it? That’s their job, and if past is prologue I wonder if they’ll learn from this? Maybe like the various intel and LEA after 911 they’ll ‘form a committee’ and ‘have a study’ to see how they can form yet another Federal agency to do the jobs of those agencies now under or part of the new agency didn’t do. You know, like Homeland Security who is sorta, kinda pointing their fingers at other agencies saying it was their fault.

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      • sabreman30 says:

        How long do you think the virus has been in America? Just asking.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          I’m thinking possibly earliest late October or early November. The Chinese were not very forthcoming about the origins of the virus and were pressuring the WHO/UN heavily early on to downplay the virus.

          The Chinese have been very closed-mouth about the viruses origins and there have been rumors of it emerging but not being recognized as such as early as late September. It was well underway by December and the Chinese government was in full spin mode by then, hinting they already had an idea of the problem at hand. Chinese health officials paint a very different picture of the outbreak, suggesting it was weeks earlier than the government said,
          but the Chinese government has cracked down on the discussion and is dictating the official narrative.
          Of interest to me was the Chinese holding the International Military Games in Wuhan from 18 to 27 October 2019, Soldiers and their team staffs from about 140 nations were in Wuhan for over a week right on the cusp of the infection, another reason for the Cinese to try and shift the timeline forward into late November or December.

          You had younger, very healthy soldiers there from 140+ countries and some could have been exposed to the virus. Their demographic would be more likely not to suffer the more serious symptoms but still pass it on, plus we don’t know if any were treated for any respiratory conditions after they came back, it would be looked at then like the flu at worst.

          Those military games would help explain why the SEATAC area is so infected as well as California and the NYC corridor – lotta military bases in those areas. I just wonder how many of those bases had members who were in Wuhan in October???? That goes a long way to me to explaining the worldwide explosion of infections so quickly to so many countries. There’d be followup infections by travelers later on but that first influx of game participants would have started the ball rolling.

          Just my paranoia and Chinese-based racism, ask Whoopie.

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  26. Mo says:

    This interview on Laura’s show last night needs to be blasted. Patients in New York hospitals are already being treated with Chloroquine and the results have been good.

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  27. czarowniczy says:

    New Orleans mayor is about to hold a press conference on the state of the infection in the city. Previous pressers have occurred on the ground, this one’s being held on a balcony high above the thronging masses of the potentially infected she is supposed to represent. Can’t reign as Gauleiter of The Big Sleazy if you’s sick.

    New Orleans will recover from the virus but I wonder who the voters will hold responsible for the mess the economy will be in when the infection ebbs?

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  28. FappaD says:

    There must be data collected by CDC re: corona hospitalizations. Where is it?

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  29. The Dark Lord says:

    A question … really looking for an answer that doesn’t involve a conspiracy 🙂

    If you were trying to deal with a disease like this (you, me, the President, a Governor, a Mayor, a hospital administrator) would need data and here are the data points I would think are needed:

    1) People who tested positive (negatives would be nice too)
    2) People admitted to the hospital
    3) People in the ICU
    4) People requiring a ventilator
    5) Open available hospital beds
    6) Available ventilators
    7) Total dead and their average age

    all of that data is obviously available … the hospitals can manage to report the positive tests and dead every day … the other data must be right there and available …

    Here is the question:

    Why is it we are never (or seldom/spotty) given data for:
    2) People admitted to the hospital
    3) People in the ICU
    4) People requiring a ventilator
    5) Open available hospital beds
    6) Available ventilators

    knowing #2 and # 3 would give us some idea of severity … same with # 4 about really severe …
    # 5 would tell us we are or are not being overwhelmed for beds
    # 6 would tell us we are or are not being overwhelmed for ventilators

    all sounds like good data no matter what your opinion as to the severity of this disease …

    So why aren’t we seeing that data ?

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  30. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Hmmmm.

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  31. Publius2016 says:

    Dr FaucIII…Mr. Me Me Me is the Globalist Deep State Insider!

    45 knows…1 month of this Garbage will lead to America First EVERYWHERE!!!

    Call me when The Chinese Virus hits H1N1, then we can look to more quarantine…otherwise, lets get back to Business on April 2!!!

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  32. realeyecandy1 says:

    Fauci is a back stabber…he just has that vibe about him

    Athough, he did have to suppress a “snicker” right there at the POTUS.

    I have to wonder that the people who stand up there everyday with the POTUS and work with him just HAVE to leave there every day realizing just HOW much the media hate him and try to tear him down

    All the while the POTUS is working his arse off … he needs some rest

    PRAY for the POTUS

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  33. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Jerk.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Anyone who watches Biden in one of these shadow briefings – please report back on how tough the Demedia* is in their questions.

      *Demedia = DemonRat Media

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    • yadent says:

      Maybe such a test could tell us why Japan and South Korea have not experienced the expected exponential growth of infections and rates have apparently stabilized. In spite of the fact that both countries , especially Japan, have NOT utilized the draconian ‘martial law’ tactics that the West has. Could it possibly be that the virus has been in both Japan and Korea since at least November, and that the virus has reached it’s peak (R0=3 to an R0<1) and is now in decline? Considering that 80-90% of those infected display either NO symptoms or mild ones.

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      • Tl Howard says:

        The Japanese always use face masks during flu and cold seasons. They are polite and use them to protect others from being infected. Learned behavior and a cohesive, high trust society lead to such behavior. They had masks and they used them from the moment they first heard of the Chinese virus.

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      • The Dark Lord says:

        because the virus is not as infectious as they claim … the virus had a free run in Wuhan, a city of 11 million people from late Nov until they locked the city down 2 MONTHS later on 23 Jan … and only 80,000 infections …
        we are being led astray by bad statistics and bad science … the mortality rate, the infection rate … both have been hyped with bad math and worse medical advice ..
        we are being stampeded by ignorant fools more worried about virtue signaling that solving the non problem …

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  34. Here on Spotslvania Co Va school is out till April 18
    .
    I’m out a job but luckily I get SS, but a lot of people are going to be hurting.
    This is total BS

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  35. Tiffthis says:

    Trump was en fuego 🔥 today.

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  36. The Dark Lord says:

    if this virus spreads so quickly then how did it only infect 80,000 Chinese in Wuhan when it started in Nov 2019 and they didn’t lock down the city until 23 Jan 2020 … it had a free run for a good 2 months in a heavily populated city (11 million) taking no social distancing measures …

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  37. The Dark Lord says:

    heh I have an idea that would save 30,000 plus people a year … no more cars 🙂
    or 60,000 per year … close all hospitals 🙂 (infection deaths)

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  38. yadent says:

    A letter to the Florida governor– https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=238568

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  39. ledygrey says:

    Anybody know why Ivanka was standing off to the side during the entire briefing?

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  40. noswamp says:

    Fauci,
    Keep him away from the President during briefings. Let him sit on an island. And eventually get fired for his big mouth.

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