President Trump Delivers Remarks During USNS Comfort Send-Off, Norfolk Virginia – Video and Transcript…

Earlier today President Trump traveled to Norfolk, Virginia, to thank support personnel and military crews who resupplied, refitted & launched U.S. hospital ship USNS Comfort.  Comfort is heading to New York harbor to support local medical personnel overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic.  [Video and Transcript Below]

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[Transcript] – THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, Mark. And you’re doing a fantastic job, and our country appreciates it very much.

And thank you, everybody, for being here. Today, I’m deeply honored to be at Naval Station Norfolk — the largest naval base anywhere in the world, and the home to the most powerful fleet that has ever sailed the seas. I just passed some of the most beautiful and, frankly, the most highly lethal ships that I have ever seen in my life, and there are a lot of them. And they’re in better shape now than they have been for many, many decades, with what we’re doing.

We’re grateful to be joined by Commander of the U.S. Fleet Forces, Admiral Christopher Grady, and Commander of the U.S. Second Fleet, Vice Admiral Woody Lewis. Thank you both for being here. We appreciate it very much.

As we gather today, our country is at war with an invisible enemy. We are marshalling the full power of the American nation — economic, scientific, medical, and military — to vanquish the virus. And we will do that.

Today, I’m here to express my profound gratitude to the dedicated service members who will soon be on the frontlines of this fight. In a few moments, the crew of the Navy Hospital Ship USNS Comfort — which is really something — will embark for New York City, where they will join the ranks of tens of thousands of amazing doctors, nurses, and medical professionals who are battling to save American lives.

This great ship behind me is a 70,000-ton message of hope and solidarity to the incredible people of New York — a place I know very well, a place I love. We’re here for you, we’re fighting for you, and we are with you all the way, and we always will be. You have the unwavering support of the entire nation, the entire government, and the entire American people.

After being rushed out of maintenance with historic speed — it was supposed to be here for four weeks, and they did it in four days — the Comfort will arrive at Pier 90 in Manhattan on Monday, three weeks ahead of schedule. Its crew will begin treating patients on Tuesday. It will be met in New York Harbor by Governor Cuomo, who I just spoke with; he’s very excited — and they need the help.

The skilled sailors and civilian mariners aboard this ship will provide a critical surge capacity for the New York metropolitan area. Their mission will be to care for New Yorkers who do not have the virus but who require urgent care. In other words, they’ll be using this — people will be coming out of hospitals who don’t have the virus, and they’ll be on the ship where they have great operating rooms and great facilities. And the places inbound, on land, will be where people that have the virus will be. So the people with the virus will not be on ship. The ship will be used for people having operations and other things other than that.

By serving these emergency patients away from the hospitals, beds will be opened up all over the city for those who are infected. This ship can handle a lot of people, so it will open capacity all over the city. And it will be ready to address any life-threatening medical emergency. It is stocked. It’s stocked to the brim with equipment and medicines and everything you can think of. Importantly, by treating non-infected patients remotely on the ship, it will help to halt, very strongly, the transmission of the virus.

The Comfort’s sister ship on the West Coast, the USNS Mercy, arrived ahead of schedule, substantially, in port yesterday. Governor Gavin Newsom was very thankful for it. They’re working very hard in California. It’s performing a similar mission for the people of Los Angeles and the people of California.

As the USNS Comfort gets underway, it is fully loaded with 12 operating rooms — and they are fully equipped — 1,000 hospital beds, a medical laboratory, a pharmacy, an optometry lab, digital radiology, a CAT scan, two oxygen-producing plants, and a helicopter deck, which will be used very actively.

It also bears our military’s greatest weapon of all: a crew of nearly 1,200 outstanding members of the United States Navy. And I thank them very much. Among the sailors departing today are some of the finest doctors, nurses, technicians, orderlies, and medical staff anywhere in the world. These are true professionals. And no one performs better under pressure when lives are on the line. These are incredible people.

We will stop at nothing to protect the health of New Yorkers and the health of the people of our country in their hour of need. I also want to remind everyone about the CDC’s latest guidance: If you are from the New York metropolitan area and you travel elsewhere, we need you to
self-quarantine for 14 days to help us contain the spread of the virus.

And I am now considering — we’ll make a decision very quickly, very shortly — a quarantine, because it’s such a hot area, of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. We’ll be announcing that, one way or the other, fairly soon. This does not apply to people such as truckers from outside the New York area who are making deliveries or simply transiting through. It won’t affect trade in any way.

The Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA are racing to build temporary hospitals — which are now completed, by the way, in record time — four hospitals, four medical centers. And in speaking with the governor this morning, we’re giving them an additional four large tents, which they need very badly. And the emergency medical stations in New York are top of the line. You have them in not only New York, but in California and Illinois. We’ll be adding some to other states also.

I’ve empowered our nation’s governors with the resources to call up the National Guard and authorized the activation of Ready Reserves. Two big words: Ready Reserves. FEMA has shipped or delivered 11.6 million N95 respirators, 26 million surgical masks, 5.2 million face shields — and a lot are being made of all of the things I just named right now; we have millions and millions of new medical items being made as we speak, and purchased — 4.3 million surgical gowns, 22 million gloves, and 8,100 ventilators.

We have moved rapidly to mobilize every instrument of American power. This week, I invoked the Defense Production Act to compel General Motors to carry out federal contracts for ventilators. And I think they’re going to do a great job; I have to say that.

We’re also working with the major ventilator companies in the United States — all big name companies, all companies that do ventilators, so they won’t need extra time, and they’re gearing up and they’ll be working 24 hours around the clock, and they have been; they’ve been doing a fantastic job — to accomplish a historic ramp-up, and a ramp-up in the kind of numbers that we’re talking about.

And if we make too many, that’s going to be okay, because I spoke with the Prime Minister of the UK yesterday, Boris Johnson. He tested, as you know, positive. And before I even was able to get a word out of him, he said — I said, “How are you doing?” He said, “We need ventilators.” The UK needs ventilators. A lot of countries need ventilators badly. It’s a tough thing to make. It’s a very complicated and expensive piece of equipment. I would say more so than a car. You’re talking about expensive, complicated equipment. So I hope we, soon, will have enough that we can help other countries with ventilators. A lot of countries need them.

In the next 100 days, America will make or acquire three times more ventilators than we do in an entire year.  We are so geared up. At Boeing, Ford, Honeywell, 3M, Hanes, and other great American companies, factory floors and manufacturing lines are being converted to produce the respirators, protective masks, face shields, and other vital equipment. And those companies have been amazing. And Boeing is giving us their cargo-moving planes. They’re the biggest cargo movers anywhere in the world, and we’re going to be using them to ship certain types of equipment to various states.

Hundreds of millions of Americans are also making tremendous sacrifices on the home front. In a historic drive to support our great workers and businesses, I signed into law the single-largest economic relief package in American history. You saw that yesterday.

The $2.2 trillion — and think of that: $2.2 trillion, but it goes to $6.2 trillion, depending on what we decide. This legislation delivers job retention loans for small businesses to help them keep workers on payroll, expanded unemployment benefits, and direct cash payments to American citizens. And these are very substantial payments. A family of four will be getting approximately $3,400.

This legislation also provides massive increases in funding for hospitals who need it, for Disaster Relief Fund, and critical life-saving medical supplies. We’re spending a tremendous amount of money on medical supplies. We’re trying to get it to the point needed directly, as opposed to our supply lines, so it can go directly to where they need it without having to go through a long process. I don’t want to say “bureaucratic,” but we have not — this group of people has worked so incredibly hard, and the energy and the speed with which they’re delivering everything has been really admired by everybody. Everybody is talking about it — the job they’re doing.

My administration has also taken action to dispend [sic] — and suspend federal student loan payments. So we’re suspending — and that means suspending, in every sense of the word — student loan payments so that the students that are not able to take advantage of what’s going on, obviously — for obvious reasons — they will be — the payment suspended.

We’ve temporarily stopped federal evictions and foreclosures. We’ve postponed Tax Day until July, which is a big thing; first time that’s happened. And waived regulations to speed new treatments to the market. And we have new treatments coming on rapidly. We’re doing very well, we think, with the vaccines, and we’re doing very, very well with, hopefully, or potentially, cures. We’re looking at a lot of different alternatives, a lot of different medicines. That would be game changer.

The battle in which we’re now engaged has inflicted many hardships on our nation and our families — tremendous hardship on some families — and much death. Much death. But through it all, the world has witnessed the unyielding resolve of our incredible American people. We are not only a country of vast resources; we’re a nation of colossal strength, towering spirit, soaring patriotism, and exceptional character. And you’re showing it to the entire world.

At this moment, there are 151 countries throughout the world that are under attack by this horrible, invisible enemy. One hundred and fifty-one countries. And we’re in touch with a lot of them. Our professionals are the best in the world. But who would ever think 151 countries are under attack?

We are one family, bound together by love and loyalty — the eternal traits so perfectly embodied by the extraordinary men and women aboard this ship, and the men and women at this beautiful, scenic, but really tough base. This base is something. Thank you very much. This base is something very, very special.

With the courage of our doctors and nurses, with the skill of our scientists and innovators, with the determination of the American people, and with the grace of God, we will win this war and we will win this war quickly with as little death as possible.

And when we achieve our victory — this victory, your victory — we will emerge stronger and more united than ever before. We are going to be at a level of preparedness in case something like this should ever happen again — and, God willing, it won’t. But we are prepared. What we’ve done in building systems, we’re now the number one tester anywhere in the world, by far. We’re testing more in one day than other countries are testing in weeks, in months.

We’ve learned a lot. And I cannot be more thankful to the American people. And I can say this, and I can say this from the bottom of my heart: I am very proud to be your President.

Thank you very much, and God bless you all.

Thank you. Thank you very much. (Applause.)

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110 Responses to President Trump Delivers Remarks During USNS Comfort Send-Off, Norfolk Virginia – Video and Transcript…

  1. FofBW says:

    We are in a war, silent or shooting, still a war.

    I would not want any other man in charge of our country and armed forces than President Trump.

    We salute you Sir!!

    Liked by 40 people

    • Bill Durham says:

      Trump beat FBI CIA doj Comey McCabe Brennan clapper Mueller SC Russia Ukraine impeachment. I doubt anyone is conning or fooling him. They are either honest or lying. He knows either way. So I assume he is calculating his moves. He knows that we can survive a 4 week shutdown. Scam or no scam. But we can’t survive much more. New York and California may have hosed themselves. Trump owns the downside. One of them could be in the Trump column in November. I have a strong feeling Trump has lots of allies in the Intel community now. He knows who did what. 2 days ago we had 1000 deaths. Today it’s 2000. 120,000 cases. But only 2667 in critical/serious condition. Serious cases would be on respirators. That death rate is 1.67 but is it seniors and sick people. Would they be dying of pneumonia or other health reasons???

      Liked by 20 people

      • FofBW says:

        Indeed Bill!! Indeed!!

        Liked by 1 person

      • FrankieZee says:

        That is one big awesome ship. How many people can it hold? Now we will see if crazy Cuomo keeps saying the hospitals will be overwhelmed. Someone had said, we will know find out how many people actually have the virus and are in the hospital in NYC. Will we find out they were lying?

        Liked by 2 people

        • amjean says:

          The obvious answer is “Of course!”

          Liked by 1 person

        • bertdilbert says:

          If anyone cares to know, most ships are painted white where people are housed. The area of the ship that contains the bridge and crew quarters is called…. the house! The reason it is painted white is to reflect the heat from the sun and keep cooling cost low.

          This is the reason the hospital ship is white, as are most cruise ships. The downside of using white on a steel ship is it is hard to maintain free of unsightly rust streaks.

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      • wlbeattie says:

        FWIW: I live in *Victoria (2nd largest population), Australia.
        Please bear in mind our total population is 30M (10% of the USA’s).
        The USU also appears to have tested a greater proportion of their population.

        From Bill’s stats it shows that
        𝗗𝗶𝗮𝗴𝗻𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗱: 120000
        𝐇𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝: 2667 (2.2% of diagosed)
        𝐈𝐂𝐔: ???
        𝐃𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐬: 2000 (1.67?)

        It’s hard to get statistics here in Aus – but occasionally our local MSM lets some slip.
        I use a number of websites to correlate between.

        We see (latest Mar 28, 2020):
        𝗗𝗶𝗮𝗴𝗻𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗱 (home quarantine): 574
        𝐇𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝 (on oxygen): 21 (3.7% of diagosed)
        𝐈𝐂𝐔 (On ventilators): 3 ( 0.5% of diagosed)
        𝐃𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐬: 3 (0.5% of diagnosed)
        All patients were in their 70’s, 2x were already in Oncology (cancer) wards.

        𝐋𝐢𝐧𝐤𝐬 𝐈’𝐯𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐟𝐮𝐥
        https://corona.help/ (About a day behind)

        https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

        https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

        * only local stats that are reliable
        https://www.theage.com.au

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    • sharon goodson says:

      my brother (MD) recommends
      Azithromycin is given with a Loading dose of Two tabs on day one.
      He would also use Hydroxychloroquine for 10 full days.
      cid:231068D8-06C7-4681-AC7D-FB6C741630C8
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      Dr.r Vladimir (Zev) Zelenko used the following recipe for over 200 patients in Monroe, NY with 100% cure rate.
      1. Hydroxychloroquine 200 mg twice a day for 5 days
      2. Azithromycin 500 mg once a day for 5 days
      3. Zinc sulfate 220 mg once a day for 5 days

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    • Paprika says:

      Ya know, that’s been my morning regiment for quite awhile now. I spend 5-10 minutes in bed stretching and getting my joints and muscles working and ready again. Then I say a prayer. Then get out of bed, stand as straight as I can, and snap off as crisp of a salute as I can towards the direction of the White House and our beloved and best President!

      Lets rock and roll and maintain discipline of body, mind, emotion, and spirit as we help our President to keep America strong! Keep the faith and keep your resolve–battle on, my fellow Treepers and all patriots, battle on!

      Liked by 18 people

    • ms doodlebug says:

      He says he’s proud to be our President. We can be and should all be proud of our President. He is the most presidential president of my lifetime.

      Liked by 5 people

  2. Mary Ann says:

    May God protect you PDJT, the workers and citizens.
    ~Psalm 91~

    Liked by 16 people

  3. boomerbeth says:

    POTUS wants a 2 wk quarantine for TRI state travelers…..AFTER TALKING WITH GOV DESANTIS this afternoon.

    Liked by 10 people

  4. Dekester says:

    A truly beautiful,powerful and patriotic speech

    Only fools and tyrants would oppose this man.

    PDJT was born for this

    Liked by 17 people

  5. boogywstew says:

    If you want to self medicate for the coronavirus using tonic water: The FDA limits tonic water to 83 mg of quinine per liter. The malarial prevention dose would be 10 mg quinine/ kg bodyweight. Example: 70 kg (154.3 lbs) adult requires 2,100 mg quinine = 25+ liters daily. (6.6 gal)

    Liked by 3 people

    • emet says:

      That’s a lot of gin

      Liked by 7 people

    • buzzybee says:

      Quinine makes me sick. Got a migraine and other horrible symptoms years ago. No alchohol, just tonic water with lime. Will never drink that stuff again. My relatives did fine with it, but it’s like poison for me.

      I can increase my vitamins or add a dose of zinc though. Currently I do not have the virus and hope to keep it that way for myself and my husband. So we are just trying to stay safe and practice common sense measures.

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      • boogywstew says:

        My little bit of research shows that tonic water previously had far greater amounts of quinine in it than it does nowadays. Olden tonic water would have been great for taking smug satisfied looks off the faces of libtards. Good luck to you and yours!

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        • buzzybee says:

          Thank you!

          Liked by 1 person

        • wondering999 says:

          So… would it be possible to manufacture such Extra-Strength Tonic Water for These Days of Modern Times? For mom&pop groceries, even Kroger? Hmm

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

          “In the United States, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) limits the quinine content in tonic water to 83 ppm (83 mg per liter if calculated by mass), while the daily therapeutic dose of quinine is in the range of 500–1000 mg, and 10 mg/kg every eight hours for effective malaria prevention (2100 mg daily for a 70 kg adult). It is often recommended as a relief for leg cramps, but medical research suggests some care is needed in monitoring doses. Because of quinine’s risks, the FDA cautions consumers against using “off-label” quinine drugs to treat leg cramps.”

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  6. goddessoftheclassroom (@goddesofthecl1) says:

    President Trump gives credit to others and takes responsibility for the difficult decisions he has to make. He only uses “I” to speak of his personal observations, interactions, and thanks on behalf of us all (I did a search analysis).

    Liked by 18 people

  7. Waters says:

    IMO it won’t be needed or used.
    Trump is overreacting for political reasons.
    This virus is a contagious flu.
    Treat with Zithromax , Zinc and Zithromax dose pack if positive and symptomatic.
    French infectious disease studies show a 100% response therefore no need to wait for controlled studies to use a safe old drug .
    I treat my patients accordingly since I don’t practice in Nevada or Michigan

    Liked by 8 people

    • goddessoftheclassroom (@goddesofthecl1) says:

      I disagree with you that the president is overreacting; he is being proactive to supply what is likely to be needed and what would be devastating if not provided.

      Liked by 10 people

      • Yy4u says:

        Both of you are right. He was in a box. He had to go with what doctor bureaucrats were telling him. Had he not, each death would have been hung around his neck like one of Winnie Mandela’s flaming car tires. Whether he was set up by the establishment bureaucrat docs remains to be seen. He did the only thing he COULD do under the circumstances. Truth is, all he has done is help individual states…most of the worst hit run by Democrats

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        • CountryDoc says:

          yes, but when he is done reacting to their manipulations, saving the people, and exposing their manipulations, they will have very little power left — he will hold much more, and more importantly, the awakened public will have much more protection against the parasitizing enemy

          Liked by 3 people

    • FofBW says:

      IMO, the Demmings and Globalists did not anticipate PT reacting in the way he has.

      PT will win the war and when the real facts do come out……BOOM!!

      Liked by 13 people

      • JC says:

        Absolutely, FofBW.

        Also, the President’s incredibly appropriate and generous response to liberal-junk states CA and NY will make them, especially the dopey governors, look even more ridiculous and vile with each passing day. Pretty hard to yammer on against the Boss who dispatches gigantic hospital ships, loaded to the gills with supplies and personnel, saving countless lives in CA and NY every day. Oh, they’ll try, but it won’t stick; millions of Americans are confined to home… and their TV’s.

        Liked by 7 people

        • FofBW says:

          Indeed JC

          Liked by 1 person

        • CountryDoc says:

          The big democratic cities are screaming for money and saying he’s not responding. He sends a literal ARMY of health care personnel, system analysts, and take charge people who are going to be helping much more effectively than those sick cities have ever seen, impress the people, change the votes, and be looking under all the rocks and nooks and crannies of the deep state putrification in their cities. They will wish they had never uttered a peep to POTUS.

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    • Waters says:

      Hydroxychloroquine

      Liked by 2 people

    • farmerren says:

      If I understood POTUS correctly, the non China Virus medical cases/operations and procedures will be on the Comfort. I found myself imagining a young kid getting to have an operation on that mighty ship. Memory of a lifetime.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Yadent says:

      Are you RX’ing patients with hydroxychloroquine, ZPAK, and zinc sulfate upon first sign of symptoms?

      Liked by 1 person

    • James says:

      I will believe that when we see your medical license.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. pucecatt says:

    Chris Murphy of CT is touting “ Michigan is the new Ukraine “ what exactly is he implying ? I think we all know what that means .. grrr 😡 #TRUMP2020🇺🇸

    Liked by 4 people

  9. Ackman419 says:

    While I respect deeply the men/women and mission, a hospital ship is one of the last places I’d want to be right now. Those are very brave sailors, doctors and nurses.
    God Bless the Comfort and the Mercy.

    Liked by 6 people

  10. Bendix says:

    No I’m hearing we might be required to wear face masks in public, in return for permission to move about freely?
    How about sick people and at risk people stay home?
    I am fed up with everybody in government except the president, and he’s starting to work my last nerve as well.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. emet says:

    Watch: As soon as Comfort berths in New York, Admiral Deblasio will claim he ordered it there. And the NY Times will back his story.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. CoffeeBreak says:

    I enjoyed this clip very much. It’s moving to see that great ship and hear our President speak. And, the birds just flying around being birds. They’re beautiful and added to my enjoyment.

    Liked by 6 people

  13. Deplorable Canuck says:

    Your president is emerging from this ordeal as a hero. He was not kidding when he said over three years ago that as your President, you would be so proud of him. Well you should be. The left keeps forgetting that he is a man who rises to a challenge!

    Liked by 12 people

    • buzzybee says:

      I am very proud of him and so glad/relieved we have him as our POTUS. I’ve said before on other threads that I don’t think there is anyone who could walk the road he’s walked or fill his shoes and do what he’s accomplished. The journey he’s been on with our country has not been an easy stroll.

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  14. Emailed Gov Cooper last night after my wife saw many NY plates in the hotel parking lots was good to hear this morning that we are doing quarantine from those states.
    If you need to shut something down you do it from infected area.

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  15. paper doll says:

    To me, everything the blue states are doing has been scripted….from telling New Yorkers to go to the Chinatown parade last month to this very day. They are reading from a script. imo

    Liked by 2 people

    • buzzybee says:

      Looks to me like the Chinatown parade was a stupid thing for them to do. But maybe they didn’t have all the facts and realize what they were truly dealing with. Still, with any virus, gravitating toward crowds of people is not the wisest behavior.

      Liked by 2 people

      • paper doll says:

        And in Chinatown…..that’s the kicker. They knew about Wuhan situation back then….wth?

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      • wondering999 says:

        NYC is an EXTREMELY international city, just like San Francisco. What kind of bozo leadership doesn’t pay attention to what is going on around us? In San Francisco in January 2020, the local Chinese were paying close attention to what was happening in China. Chinese bus drivers and cable car operators were wearing face masks.

        Was in San Francisco in January 2020. Overheard on the #1 bus, rerouted for a miniscule New Year Chinatown celebration: woman next to him, asked a seated elderly Chinese man if he would be going to the parade. He laughed and said “No, too many people!”

        The Chinese population in their city knew. If the city administration did NOT know it was because they were not listening, not paying attention. (Just siphoning money for doing nothing useful, as usual)

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    • sickconservative says:

      Really after three plus years of the D’s trying to bring down our President would you be surprised that they would be willing to put there own constituents at risk to further the goal.
      My opinion that has always been low is at this point digging a hole to go lower than dirt.

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  16. bmwjac says:

    Thank God for allowing
    President Donald J Trump to be at the helm . There is no other President that could handle this disaster with decisive action .
    Thank you and God bless you .
    You are truly amazing President

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  17. All Florida beaches were closed. A couple of days ago, the mayor of Mexico Beach opened up this portion of the beach which is in Bay County, Mexico Beach proper. Of course, this town was decimated by Hurricane Michael. It is barely limping by and recovery is slow. We have very few resources. No gas stations or stores other than a single Dollar General.

    We presume the reason for this is that this little beach community is struggling and the tourist revenue is much needed. However…. Locals are livid. A friend had posted that there were some 60 cars, several of them with New York tags a few days ago.

    We are on the far Eastern edge of Bay County. Gulf County, which picks up at the county line and goes East for several miles to Port St. Joe, are not playing. Law enforcement out there. I really don’t know what else to say….

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  18. scrap1ron says:

    I can’t say I blame these people. They’re scared, the only news they get is “no hope, you’re going to die”from the media, and the political leadership in the State and NYC “was never great”. We must not lump them all into that monolithic stereotype of the obnoxious NYer. They’re fellow Americans and they need our help too. They’re pawns in a political game and the leftists don’t care how many they have to harm to get what they want.

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    • buzzybee says:

      Yes, scrap1ron, I think you’re right. When people are scared, it’s a natural gut reaction to want to run. I don’t think we should blame them for behaving like scared humans.

      If any finger pointing is to be done, it should be at the leftist officials who made bad decisions that adversely affected their people. Especially the commie hard left officials.

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    • But they are being irresponsible and terribly self-centered to be traveling and spreading this virus. Very unfair to the states they are infecting.

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      • scrap1ron says:

        Have you ever experienced a riot, a stampede from a perceived danger like a fire that is life threatening? That fight or flight adrenaline rush of a mob in panic for their lives is anything but reasonable, and the leftists know this. It’s a very common and natural survival reaction. I blame the people in charge of the media and political leadership who are nurturing and fanning the flames of this fear. And they’re doing it as a political scheme to cause chaos in an attempt to bring down our President. These people don’t have the information that we have in the Tree House. They don’t know they’re being played. I don’t want them to spread this virus either, but I’m not going to hate them for being used.

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        • buzzybee says:

          scrap1ron, I echo your comments. The general public is being played and it’s sad to see the panicked reactions. The media is certainly part of the problem with their fear mongering. People don’t think straight when they’re scared. But I don’t fault the Floridians or other states either for being upset.

          However, could this division between states’ citizens be by design? Now WHO would want to divide our country and create chaos and ruin us?

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    • Lady in Red says:

      Thank you. I am in NYC. I’m not sick, and no one I know is sick. I feel trapped and nervous. I fear the Stasi is going to knock at my door if I sneeze or walk my dog for too long. The city is empty and if you are out after dusk it’s downright scary. If I could leave, I would.

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      • scrap1ron says:

        You’re welcome. Many people are afraid. I’m afraid for my elderly mother. Those in the hotspot areas such as yourself are frightened along with others who are outside those danger zones who fear those that flee will bring this contagion to their door. Being brave isn’t the absence of fear, it’s not allowing fear to stop you from doing what needs to be done. We are all in this together and we need to support our fellow Americans. President Trump is the right man for the job. Keep the faith and we will get through this, together.

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      • Kay123 says:

        Lady…..all I can say to you is….. get
        right with God……take care of business
        and don’t panic. Be positive, hopeful
        and strong. And remember being
        a nervous nelly won’t change anything
        except make you more miserable.

        There are some very bad actors on this planet.
        Worrying won’t change that.
        “The Lords Prayer ” helps me…..find what helps you.

        And walking at night is not safe where you are but
        that is your business….not mine.

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      • buzzybee says:

        Lady in Red, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Our country will get through this. Take heart. Things will look up soon when the USS Comfort arrives along with other help.

        Please don’t walk your dog at night. Stay safe, read a book that brings you comfort and cheer. Remember that you are not alone. I will be praying for you and your city.

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  19. Patience says:

    I am so very proud of –and for– our President.

    For this capable, competent, thoughtful, compassionate, intelligent….. man
    >thank You, Lord.

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  20. Kay says:

    I’m proud of President Trump. He’s doing absolutely everything he can regarding this virus at the same time he’s making sure we’re also safe from the daily stuff – like keeping the electricity and water on for those sheltering at home & the healthcare system:

    90% of IT experts believe we’re in a current/permanent state of CyberWar. This year, 90% of cybersecurity pros said the near constant cyberattacks by militaries (NATION STATES) now left them concerned that digital infrastructure will suffer the most damage as a result. Another 60% of respondents said utilities like power, water and transportation, as well as healthcare, were particularly vulnerable to attack, with 19% telling Venafi researchers that power was the most vulnerable. Healthcare, transportation and water were all tied at 5%.

    https://www.techrepublic.com/article/88-of-it-pros-say-world-is-in-permanent-state-of-cyberwar/

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    • wondering999 says:

      ^^^ THIS ^^^ is the underlying reason why so many people have stampeded to the groceries to stockpile. There is an intuitive sense that we are under attack by hostile actors, and we don’t even know who/where they are. We don’t know what to expect, next. not normal.

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  21. CarolynH says:

    Something interesting this morning on Fox – Eric Shawn said a doctor told him to drink quinine water [you know the kind they use in a vodka tonic – I had a bottle on hand and it does say contains quinine – and quinine is an old malaria remedy. Said the doctor said it is very important those of us not infected stay well hydrated and as quinine water is a good source of hydration..

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  22. buzzybee says:

    I think our nation is in a cold civil war (globally also, but certainly felt nationally) between hard left and patriots who love freedom. The pandemic has, to some degree, thrown a monkey wrench into the mess we already had, while at the same time shines a light on the true colors of the left.

    I pray the lamps in the room get brighter and ever more of our citizenry sees the cockroaches for what they are before they have time to hide in the corners and under things.

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    • Kay says:

      There certainly is a schism between those people actually begging their government for “lock down” vs those that see it as an unconstitutional 24/7 house arrest. It’s playing out in each city and state. Then those on “lock down” want the government to stop the rent, car, phone, heat, payments due because they have no money. Also they want the gov’t to pay them to stay home. And if 1 would suggest they go back to work in any function, even with cdc guidelines, they organize and refuse with the tag line “not 1 life for capitalism”.

      It will come to a head when the $1200 checks are used up in May, the local gov’ts tell the owners of the properties they can’t throw anyone out who hasn’t paid rent, the repo/tow truck drivers aren’t making money b/c they can’t be sent out, then the owners can’t make their payments to the banks and what happens then? A bottom up problem if nobody wants to go back to work and it fits right in with the socialist agenda to get rid of capitalism.

      “Get back to work” are the 4 words in which the civil war will be about imo.

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  23. George Mason says:

    Meanwhile, in Michigan, Governor Whitmer is threatening prescribers and dispensers with loss of license if they give a patient with COVID-19 any hydroxychloroquine. Here is the actual notice…

    LARA; Professional Licensing
    Reminder of Appropriate Prescribing and Dispensing
    Dear Licensed Prescribers and Dispensers:

    The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has received multiple allegations of Michigan physicians inappropriately prescribing hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine to themselves, family, friends, and/or coworkers without a legitimate medical purpose.

    Prescribing hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine without further proof of efficacy for treating COVID-19 or with the intent to stockpile the drug may create a shortage for patients with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or other ailments for which chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are proven treatments. Reports of this conduct will be evaluated and may be further investigated for administrative action. Prescribing any kind of prescription must also be associated with medical documentation showing proof of the medical necessity and medical condition for which the patient is being treated. Again, these are drugs that have not been proven scientifically or medically to treat COVID-19.

    Michigan pharmacists may see an increased volume of prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine and should take special care to evaluate the prescriptions’ legitimacy. Pursuant to Michigan Administrative Code, R 338.490(2), a pharmacist shall not fill a prescription if the pharmacist believes the prescription will be used for other than legitimate medical purposes or if the prescription could cause harm to a patient.

    It is also important to be mindful that licensed health professionals are required to report inappropriate prescribing practices. LARA appreciates all licensed health professionals for their service and cooperation in assuring compliance in acting responsibly while continuing to provide the best possible care for Michigan’s citizens during this unprecedented and very challenging time.

    To stay up to date on the latest information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic please go to http://www.michigan.gov/Coronavirus and the CDC site at http://www.CDC.gov.

    Sincerely,

    Deb Gagliardi, Director

    Bureau of Professional Licensing

    Forrest Pasanski, Director

    Enforcement Division

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    • SHV says:

      “Prescribing hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine without further proof of efficacy for treating COVID-19 or with the intent to stockpile the drug may create a shortage for patients with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or other ailments for which chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are proven treatments.”
      *****
      That is a potential problem and I have read some posts from (FL?) about people who have been on these meds for years now having difficulty getting re-fills.

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      • CountryDoc says:

        Patients with Lupus and rheumatoid have other means of treatment. This period will be temporary, and if effective, these drugs will save lives.

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        • wondering999 says:

          By the way, anecdotal info: Young friend of one of my daughters has suffered from Juvenile Arthritis since she was 12.

          At some point this young woman decided to go “vegan” because of her sympathy for animal rights. She told me that (a) her juvenile arthritis went away and she is pain-free; (b) she also lost 15 lbs. within a few weeks. She was never heavy, but she looks great, the way I remember people from the 1960s and 50s, slim and trim.

          Vegan is not for everybody, and the nurse who taught my Nutrition class was dead-set against vegan diets and railed against vegans at every opportunity. But — if you want to experiment, have at it; why not? There are some great inexpensive beans&greens recipes out there — it’s an art form to cultivate. Why not give it a couple of weeks and see how you feel?

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    • CountryDoc says:

      Tennessee Governor warned doctors here about hoarding or inappropriately prescribing, and that the uses were not FDA approved, “but use your discretion” – and he is an R (and i believe not a RINO)– but new and not hasn’t really had chances yet to demonstrate his real stances.

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  24. scrap1ron says:

    “Removing the tumor of politics from our healthcare system”. This is THE cancer treatment center in my area. They helped save my sister’s life a few years ago. What a vile, pathetic creature.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/top-executive-at-nationally-recognized-cancer-treatment-center-fired-over-disgusting-anti-trump-comments/

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  25. T2020 says:

    Thank you, Lord, for President Trump…and CTH.😇🙏😁🇺🇸❤️

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  26. no-nonsence-nancy says:

    I love this beautiful ship and our beautiful president. When I was finishing up nursing school, many years ago, my dream was to join the hospital ship HOPE that goes all over the world. I think it still exists. Instead I got married and started a family but I have never forgotten that dream.

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    • Kay says:

      I heard that the military has just “re-activated” medics. I guess that means at the age of 53 (55 is cut off) I’m about to be called to duty again as in a former life I was at Bethesda duty station back in the 90’s. Hope they have BenGay arthritis on hand. Crazy times.

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  27. Troublemaker10 says:

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  28. CountryDoc says:

    Awesome. Government workers are going to be cut back, prioritized, asked to prove their worth. We’re going to be short of cash for the the government because the POTUS is letting us keep it a while longer. More excuse to put sunlight on every penny of spending. Parade the past spending and results in front of the people.

    Healthcare workers will step up. You will hear a little whining, but they will step up. They will be there. All of the inefficiencies created by the medical/industrial complex designed to be divert money will come to light, and there will be opportunity to reset, restructure, and rebuild.

    And the Physicians, nurses, and front line soldiers will be in no position, after laying down their lives for the people in their communities, to give that power back. For 50 years, we have slowly watched our ability to serve patients with good care be stripped away.

    Military efficiency and oversight will come to town and find local health care workers willing and able and quit capable, freed of the chains of the insurance companies and large health care system administrators. The money changers will have to go to the periphery while we do our work unimpeded.

    That is my prayer

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  29. buzzybee says:

    Dear wonderful Lord God, our Dear Father in Heaven, I pray for your loving hand on all of the medical workers, military, and those who are sick and afraid. I ask that the healing and recovery begin in earnest and continue each and every day on behalf of our country. I ask for your tender mercies for our people. I ask that you would lift up those who are downtrodden.

    Please protect, Lord, our dear President Trump and his team. Keep them all safe I pray. Please bring a special comfort and hope to those who are alone and afraid. I ask that You would defeat our common enemy of sickness and fear.

    Please bring victory to our country, forgive us for our wrongs, and help us all to do better. Thank you for President Trump and his team, and thank you for the help that You give to us. In Jesus mighty name.
    Amen.

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