White House Coronavirus Task Force Briefing – 5:00pm ET Livestream…

The White House holds a COVID-19 task force briefing today to provide updates and take questions from the media pool at 5:00pm ET.  [Livestream Links Below]

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846 Responses to White House Coronavirus Task Force Briefing – 5:00pm ET Livestream…

  1. mtg50 says:

    1. The number two million deaths never should have been stated by Fauci or repeated by President Trump today. It has no basis in reality and even Fauci says this is what the number might be if we did nothing. Which is still garbage because not even Imperial College of London stands behind their early nonsense modeling.
    2. This was not made clear but the current estimates of number of deaths by the CDC modeling and by Dr Cristopher Murray predicts a likely 80,000 deaths with a lower estimate of 40,000 and an upper estimate of 160,000. This seems to be the estimate recommend to President Trump and the basis for his decision to continue the restrictions until the end of April.
    3. This is clearly an overestimate as the effect of successful treatment is not taken into account and the current estimates used in the model are still too high.
    4. With Fauci and Birch supporting this, it would be counterproductive for President Trump to go against their recommendation. I have said we need data to get this irrational response ended. I think President Trump feels he does not yet have that data to end this nonsense.
    5. Although this was not a good decision today overall for our country, I think President Trump’s instincts told him it was necessary. It does prevent the media from attributing every additional death to President Trump. He has checkmated the media.
    6. When this ends with far less deaths it will be time to assess why the public health officials and experts were so off in the predictions. We already know why the media has been alarmists.

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    • Skippy says:

      UW model says social distancing is starting to work — but still projects 1,400 coronavirus deaths in the state. By Sandi Doughton. The Seattle Times Mar 27, 2020. https://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/coronavirus/uw-model-says-social-distancing-is-starting-to-work-/article_00f2e7a0-702d-11ea-96f9-57e6b63d0ca2.html

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    • Beau Geste says:

      With less than 2.2 million deaths, PDJT can assert that HE saved the difference.
      He can shove an ‘extra’ ventilator up the XXX of pelosi, and each crazy, hateful journalist.

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    • yadent says:

      Obviously the the ‘experts’ are still relying on the FLAWED Imperial College epidemiology projections. A model whose code has never been released thus can not be replicated. This is absolutely insane. We are setting policy on theory, maybe’s, and essentially a guess. I can’t recall instituting such policies for ANY similar circumstances including world wars, on flawed premises. A SINGULAR one at that. I sincerely hope they are correct and the future economic, emotional, and physical health damage that is rendered via these polices is worth it.

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    • Mist'ears Mom says:

      “In case you haven’t noticed, major media have been shoving the devastating economic effects of the global lockdowns into the background. They aren’t leading their daily coverage with people’s lives being destroyed. They’re pushing case numbers and new COVID horror stories. This is not an accident. This is conscious policy. Network bosses have sent down the word. Don’t emphasize the economic human wreckage. Instead, it’s: we’ll all get through this, we’re all in this together. Here are seven steps you can take when you’re washing your hands. It’s robot city.

      After a hurricane or an earthquake, the news shows you the rubble and the families with their belongings in sacks wandering through torn roads. Reporters interview mothers who are sitting on curbs in a daze…

      But this time, not so. They don’t want people to grasp viscerally what loss of jobs and businesses and money actually means. They want passive acceptance.

      Don’t let them get away with it.

      Wake people up out of their trance.

      TURN THE ECONOMY BACK ON NOW. LET’S GO BACK TO WORK.”
      Jon Rappoport

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    • Burnt Toast says:

      Missed the conference…
      Anybody bother to tell us what the break even point for the nation wide lockdown would be yet?

      I would think it would be on order / excess of 10,000 per day for everyday of lockdown.
      (10,000 – This is after some hasty simplistic calcs, hence ‘order of magnitude’)

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    • lettruthspeak says:

      Like the polling said Hillary had a 98% chance of winning. Every thing is a lie, everything.

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    • lemontree says:

      He does a lot of that. Fauci opens his mouth with some statistic and the media uses it to peddle their fear porn, then he comes out 6 hours later and walks it back.

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    • Santiago 1314 says:

      Trump “Outfoxxed” the Docs, Dems and Media again.!!!… Peak will be in 14 days… NO Way 2.2 Million people are going to Die between Now and then… (That would be 157k a day) … even end of April… would be 44k a day… So, at the Campaign Rallies, Trump can Claim to have saved MILLIONS OF LIVES.!!! #MAGA

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  2. skeinster says:

    Watched Texas Gov. Abbott’s C-19 press conference this afternoon. Looks like we are well- prepared for more cases. The Nat’l Guard general did a good job explaining what, if anything, they would be helping with in various areas. She acknowledged that uniforms in a community could be stressful for the populace, who might not understand why they are there.

    Take-away from the press questions: the people of Texas are PISSED at the work shut downs across the state. Half the counties in TX (we have 156) have no positive test cases of COVID-19. Many have no large urban areas. We feel like we are being held hostage by the big cities.

    Gov. Abbot emphasized that they were continually studying the numbers and are waiting for the Tuesday results.

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    • TheWanderingStar says:

      Did we (Texas) lose some counties? Last I knew we had 254.

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    • Blue Wildflower says:

      In El Paso county the number is around 20 to 25, who knows I looked on the local stations and couldn’t find anything. Some of these people got it a week to 2 weeks ago. Maybe they are out jogging 3 miles a day, now. No information if any are hospitalized, what medication are they taking. One thing is for sure if anyone had died we would all know about it. I pray that they are okay and recovered or on the way to recovering. It seems from what I did read is that everyone got it from outside the city on a trip and so far I have not heard of any person to person transmission.

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  3. plumnelly1 says:

    An East Alabama hospital just had a 6th person to die. I ask a friend if the hospital was using venilators and she said yes but she believes and what they are not saying (in certain cases) is virus causes heart arrhythmia and possible sudden heart stop. Virus must be monitored very closely. She is a nurse but not with this facility.

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    • Beau Geste says:

      Heart, circulatory, gastrointestinal, lung and and brain tissue are of epithelial origin with surface Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), which the china virus attacks via an ACE2 entry mechanism into the cells. So, in addition to lung damage, there is also heart and neurological damage.

      ACE2 entry inhibitors, such as hydroxychloroquinine, block china virus cell ACE2 entry, to prevent this damage.

      So treatment, and prophylaxis with hydroxychloroquinine can prevent and mitigate heart, lung, and brain damage (as well as death).

      But the governors of nevada and michigan threatening doctors with loss of medical license for prescribing this well-known, generally safe drug, despite lack of other treatment drugs.

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      • plumnelly1 says:

        Thank you for that excellent analysis.

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      • James says:

        Adam Milstein
        @AdamMilstein
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        #coronavirus News Alert: Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, a board-certified family practitioner in NY, has now treated 699 Covid-19 patients with 100% success using Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate, Zinc and Z-Pak. All symptoms of shortness of breath resolved within 4-6 hr https://techstartups.com/2020/03/28/dr-

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        • Beau Geste says:

          Dr. Falsie might claim any such success in merely ‘anecdotal’. “Anecdotal” means that any evidence of usefulness must be ignored, until there has been a double-blind test of hundredasof thousands of people over several years. /s

          Ordinarily, a drug that has been approved and used for over 50 years, can be prescribed by doctors for other uses. Such as the chinese virus. Use of a cheap, plentiful, well-studied drug that could be distributed to prevent infection, and cure those infected, would quickly end the crisis and re-open the economy, end quarantine, and return to work.

          But if a useful drug is denied and criminalized,, people must remain in their homes, and suffer and die. Doctors in Michigan and Nevada must have their licenses to practice medicine revoked if they prescribe this useful regimen.

          The chinese virus crisis must be kept going by the government ‘resistance’, the ‘media’ and Dems, to damage the economy, with the goal of removing PDJT. A simple, cheap, effective drug that can limit infection, and moderate the disease, would make the problem less difficult than the annual flu. So, it must be forbidden to keep the crisis going.

          If the passive citizens and GOP of Michigan and Nevada do not seek and work hard to recall their governors who deny them the advice and care of their personal doctors, and condemn them to quarantine, suffering and death, the potential success of this unnecessary ‘crisis’ will be significantly increased.

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      • Ray Runge says:

        Your cell biology is less than adequate as you mix medications to explain cellular function

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      • theasdgamer says:

        Here’s a paper about all that…tl/dr first…

        “Since SARS-CoV-2 was found a few days ago to utilise the same cell surface receptor ACE2 (expressed in lung, heart, kidney and intestine) as SARS-CoV-1 [85,86] (Table 1), it may be hypothesised that chloroquine also interferes with ACE2 receptor glycosylation thus preventing SARS-CoV-2 binding to target cells.”

        https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924857920300881

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    • SHV says:

      The death rate so far isn’t that high but I think what has the “deciders” spooked is that isn’t the flu, which is a known entity and “predictable”. This virus is some bad “sh*t”, so far mostly in the elderly with pre-existings but what if this virus mutates again and becomes more virulent. We are not far enough into the pandemic to have a true sense of where this is headed.

      As you mention, from Chinese experience(??) ~25% of patients who died, died because of heart involvement by the virus,(which, BTW, can increase the chance that Hydro-chloroquin will cause lethal heart rhythms). There is also a pattern of patients doing OK for about a week then over a few hours go down hill and die from cytokine storm syndrome. This is real badness.

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      • Mist'ears Mom says:

        LET’S GO BACK TO WORK
        (To read about Jon’s mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, click here.)
        If I could reach through my screen and physically shake people with this news, I would.

        Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US front man for managing the “pandemic,” has just written an article that ought to be titled: I WAS WRONG AND THIS IS MY CONFESSION.

        Fauci, New England Journal of Medicine, March 26, “Covid-19 — Navigating the Uncharted”:

        “If one assumes that the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968)…”

        In case there is any doubt, those “pandemic influenza seasons” of 1957 and 1968 did NOT result in any lockdowns. People went outdoors. They mingled. They sat in stadiums. They went to their jobs.

        SO TURN THE ECONOMY BACK ON NOW. End the insanity.

        Unfortunately, no surprise, the major media are still highlighting fear, so it’s up to people to spread this message in any and every way they can: TIME TO GO BACK TO WORK. TURN ON THE ECONOMY.

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      • yadent says:

        The serology says this virus is quite stable RNA-wise. It is extremely unlikely that it will mutate. Not impossible, but not likely. As to how far we are into the pandemic, no one really knows. Until we have an actual denominator of ALL who have been infected, not just known but all, everything is a guess. We need antibody testing for a true picture.

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        • SHV says:

          Thanks for that update…A few weeks ago, virologists were worried that the virus was “slippery” now seems that, unlike the flu, it is a stable RNA virus so that naturally acquired or vaccine immunity should be long lasting, ie. measles.

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        • Blue Wildflower says:

          So how do you get tested to see if you have already had it?

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      • plumnelly1 says:

        Thanks

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      • Beau Geste says:

        Hydro-chloroquin (sic, hydroxychloroquine – it is hydroxylated, not hydrogenated) limits IL6, ameliorating the cytokine storm. Blocking heart and circulatory attack via ACE2-facilitated entry (the virus attack ultimately makes arteries and capillaries permeable and ‘leak’), which hydroxychloroquine does, is important, is is not? There is also brain damage to those who survive the chinese virus, without having been treatd with hydroxychloroquine. Another reason to use a drug which blocks ACE2 entry mechanism.

        HCQ has been used safely for decades, all over the world, even for long term use. Its contraindications are very well known.

        What evidence do you have that very short-term use of hydroxychloroquine causes lethal heart arrhythmia (rather than viral nerve attack on the heart electrical system)? Thanks !!

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        • Beau Geste says:

          This was for Ray Runge, but somehow got misplaced.
          I knew a german scientist-engineer named Runge, who was a very competent guy…

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    • theasdgamer says:

      If a doc won’t order Plaquenil, you have to lean on him or get another doc.

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  4. Randy Blain says:

    Folks..The President has this. He is backfiring the attack. The Corona stimulus bill puts the FedRes under the US Treasury and the printing press back in the hands of US and not the foreign bankers. Currently the drug and human trafficking cells and cartels and their bankers are locked down and cannot move cargo. The fly-by-night local vendors of these soul killing crooks of the Cult of Death can no longer fly-by-night with eyes of law enforcement on them. The Euro/4th Reichsmark is being broken to the pieces it was assembled from further destroying the funding of the cabal. The ChiComs are hobbled badly and exposed before the world. Cheer up.

    College and University campuses are shut down and leftist professors squealing like stuck pigs that they have to stream their lectures and will be under scrutiny and not flinging propaganda and political lies based on partisanship or traitorism. Many families, under stress of school and jobs can now have some time to get to know each other better and bond more deeply. Once the teleschooling is in place it will make homeschooling easier and parents can monitor subject matter if doing the public school cirriculum via teleschooling. This breaks the back of the teachers unions but will allow the best teachers to rise to the top via their actual abilities in the manner of Jordan Peterson. Cheer up.

    Supply chains and critical goods are returning to the US no doubt. Just the making of the precursors of pharmaceuticals will spring up a new cottage industry of smaller labs that make one or two hard to process critical ingredients as well as allow the US oil producers a market for their oil for making the chemical precursors, solvents and parts for laboratory equipment. Big city snobs are getting a dose back of eff you when they try to flee to the countryside amongst those danged hicks and stupid hillbilies. It is now apparent just who is critical and who is not.. Ain’t no lesbian basket weaving grads deploying their vaunted knowledge and lifting a finger in this crisis. The US is on a paid sabbatical where they now must endure living with themselves. They will mediate on the meaning of life and death. Many will find God and get personal with Jesus. Cheer up.

    So, ya’all bitching about money. Look at, I think it is Montana or one of the Dakotas which has a State bank and how good it is doing whilst loaning to that states businesses. This is what will happen now that the US Treasury controls the printing press. So purists..stop it and stop dialoguing like yer fellow citizens ain’t worth it because yer bitching sounds selfish. You want a return to The Constitution..yer getting it. You think it would be some negotiation in a bank boardroom or a shooting revolution? Nope..It is Trump and the Crowns..just like prophecy foretold. The cascade of new trolls/unfamiliar names griping and moaning about lockdown and doom..Pay them no mind..they are dealing with the smoke of the beast arising from the bottomless pots of the theatre of their own mind. They oughta cheer up.

    Above all..don’t forget.. Jesus LOVES You. He’s got this. So cheer up.

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  6. Snellvillebob says:

    In 2017 NYC shut down 2 of their 5 morgues. I don’t know who was mayor then but I suspect it is the current villian.

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  7. Jimmy R says:

    I missed this in the presser today. 1,100 people have been administered the hydroxychloroquine-azythromycin cocktail in the NYC drug trials. Fantastic! Trial started two days ago, Trump said.

    Please, God, let this lead to a big, positive announcement in a few days.

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    • TPW says:

      Cuomo was suppose start trails last tuesday….WTH

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      Should know quickly as according to Zelenko his cocktail and Patients showed results after 5 days.

      Although I didn’t see if these 1,100 also got zinc sulphate as Zelenko adds to make his 3 ingredient cocktail

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    • Somebody says:

      We have a friend that was in hospital, never put on vent but 02 kept dropping, high fevers, kept getting worse. They put her on the chloroquine-z-pack, within 8 hours she said she was feeling better, but vitals didn’t show it. A few hours later fever broke, then 02 started coming up. Major improvement in 24 hours time. She had to maintain normal vitals for 24 hours before they would discharge, she was discharged last night.

      If the cocktail is working on a large scale in NY, we should see a big spike in discharges within 48 hours.

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      • Beau Geste says:

        No, the ‘resistance’ and ‘media liars’ who want to prolong the crisis and see people needlessly suffer and die to try to remove PDJT, would claim that your hospitalized friend’s improvement and pending discharge is merely ‘anecdotal’, and MUST be ignored.

        But I’d bet a dollar the same ‘resistance’ and ‘media liars’ have taken HCQ on the sly !

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  8. Grant says:

    PT is losing some support because of the extends social-distancing guidelines through April 30. That is no good. I hope he changes his mind. Otherwise… he’ll lose the election.

    I’m sorry to sound like a concern troll, I do support our president, but this plan is not good enough. Sorry.

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    • not2worryluv says:

      I think President Trump is handling this like a President should. I think it was a big leap for him to accept the advice of the medical professionals on his Team.
      I might go out on a limb here, but I think his extending the social distancing will bring more Independents, Democrats and undecided into our Basket of Deplorables.
      God Speed.

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      • Grant says:

        Well, I don’t know if he’ll get enough support from Democratic voters, they hate him no matter what he does. But most of the Trump Supporters are not pleased with these guidelines through April 30. It could hurt small businesses and cause more unemployment. That’s my concern.

        But I don’t know… Let’s just see what happens in a few weeks or so. I could be wrong, so again… we’ll see what happens. And let’s keep praying for our President.

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        • meow4me2 says:

          1). I trust the President to make the right call. He’s getting info I’m not. And Dr. Birx said he likes to look at the data, so I believe he’s really trying to determine what the data means.

          2). Small businesses won’t do well if their cutstomers either are too scared to go out or end up dying off from a mass pandemic.

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    • Rj says:

      Would it make a difference if half of your family succumbed to this (bat meat) or bio weapon virus ?

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    • Garavaglia says:

      What would you do differently if you were in his position?

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      • Grant says:

        I would tell PT: “Fired Dr. Fauci and your backstabbing advisers.”

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        • Rileytrips says:

          Grant, that would truly set him up for more Impeachment charges/hearings. In case you didn’t realize, this is an election year, and the Democrats in Congress are still trying to find ways to successfully harm the President, driven by their intense, personal hatred.
          Your idea would give them ammo.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      Losing support to whom?

      Where are you going to go?

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      • logicforoneandall says:

        What usually happens is they don’t vote. They get sick and tired of politics. It would be a vote for Trumps opponent.

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    • Strangely Accurate says:

      Sleepy is in the same boat and he is not doing well at all.

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  9. Dan Dan says:

    ICYMI

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    • Shacklesandchains says:

      To all the uninformed, public private partnerships are actually fascism. Government owned but, supposedly, privately run. You might want to ask how that usually turns out. I’d declare bankruptcy before I’d take a dollar of Trump/Mnuchin/Pelosi/MeConnell money.

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      • Rileytrips says:

        Shacklesandchains, you are uninformed. THESE current public/private partnerships, between the federal government and our privately owned supply chain companies – are WORKING partnerships. They are “partnerships” in the sense that both entities are working together for a common goal…..ONLY.
        The federal government does not OWN or have any “ownership” of these supply chain companies.
        I know this – my husband is in management in one of them.

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  10. Liberty Forge says:

    I so wish I knew how to post photos.

    I have found photos of both Dr. Fauci & Dr. Birx posing with Hillary Clinton, Bill Gates & Nancy Pelosi.

    Maybe these photos would put a different “spin” on things.

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  11. Richie5Angels says:

    I am going to say this one last time…..this is the wrong approach…I would love if all of you enlightened and intelligent CTH readers would take a few moments to read why this is such an asinine approach….the 1918 pandemic taught us many things….

    Here are the facts:

    “Put simply, medics found that severely ill flu patients nursed outdoors recovered better than those treated indoors. A combination of fresh air and sunlight seems to have prevented deaths among patients; and infections among medical staff. There is scientific support for this. Research shows that outdoor air is a natural disinfectant. Fresh air can kill the flu virus and other harmful germs. Equally, sunlight is germicidal and there is now evidence it can kill the flu virus” THIS CANNOT HAPPEN IN A LOCKDOWN SITUATION…

    “During the First World War, military surgeons routinely used sunlight to heal infected wounds.[9] They knew it was a disinfectant. What they didn’t know is that one advantage of placing patients outside in the sun is they can synthesise vitamin D in their skin if sunlight is strong enough. This was not discovered until the 1920s. Low vitamin D levels are now linked to respiratory infections and may increase susceptibility to influenza.[10] Also, our body’s biological rhythms appear to influence how we resist infections.[11] New research suggests they can alter our inflammatory response to the flu virus.[12] As with vitamin D, at the time of the 1918 pandemic, the important part played by sunlight in synchronizing these rhythms was not known” WE MUST BE OUT IN THE SUN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE TO EFFECTIVELY ERADICATE THIS VIRUS…THIS CANNOT HAPPEN IN A LOCKDOWN SITUATION..

    THE PLACE WE SHOULD BE IS HOLED UP IN OUR HOMES EVERY DAY

    If anyone on this thread wants to challenge me on any of this, I welcome the debate…

    View at Medium.com

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    • Richie5Angels says:

      meant to say, the LAST place we should all be is holed up in our homes every single day, for weeks and weeks and weeks

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      • FPCHmom says:

        It’s starting to seem like you are spamming the thread with this same comment and the ridiculous 50% unemployment comment posted numerous times on every page.

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      • Somebody's Gramma says:

        I think most of America, geographically speaking, is outside, except for the very tightly packed urban areas with tiny apartments and no balconies. Where I live, it’s still snowing (above 45 degrees latitude), so being outside is a hit and miss. I hear what you’re saying. It’s just not feasible for everyone in the country.

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      • JAS says:

        Do you have windows that open? Do you have a balcony? Do you have a window that faces the Sun? Do you live in a single family home? Can you go out in the Sun in a courtyard?

        I agree with the Sun helping. Lots of UV. UV kills everything (including us in high enough doses). But you comment shows a tremendous lack of validity.

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        • Richie5Angels says:

          We need to be outdoors, the countries using this approach are faring better…you cannot develop immunity to it doing it this way anyway…

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          • Rileytrips says:

            Richie, did you read the latest “stimulus/relief” Bill passed by Congress and signed by the President? If so, didn’t you find it funny that there was an entire block of legislation dedicated to Sunscreen and Sunblock….monies, new FDA and CDC and Congressional regulations, etc…?
            Don’t you think that the President ( and Congress/federal govt.) is aware of the need for sunlight and vitamin D for increased immunity to corona viruses?

            The President is aware and knowledgeable of far more than most people give him credit for.

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  12. Betty says:

    I find it disturbing that there are very few details given regarding testing results other than the amount of people tested. How many of those tested were positive? How many were negative? No patient profiles?

    Lso, with regards to President Trump. Very little is being discussed about what are his plans regarding the economy? Reporters don’t ask questions about it and very little to nothing is being discussed on the economy. I can’t help but think the economy is done for and that is why it is not being discussed. I hope I am wrong. But I’m starting to wonder

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    • Richie5Angels says:

      You don’t come back from 40-50% unemployment

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      • gda53 says:

        That’s just fear porn.

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        • Richie5Angels says:

          I am in banking, so I understand a little about the world monetary system, the capital markets and the fact that absent the Fed pumping trillions in to maintain liquidity, the financial system would have crashed already 2.2 trillion doesn’t buy our way out of anything, it gives us a bit more time is all…,,what is your area of expertise?

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      • Beau Geste says:

        There will be a lot of pent-up-demand. People will want cars, travel, restaurants, ball games, annual checkups,college and other classes, houses, repairs, manufactured goods…

        It is easy to restart with the same organization as before the ‘crisis’. People know where to go, all records and training is in place, there is financial assistance, business interruption insurance, federal coverage for salaries, etc. Things will BOOM upon restart.

        Especially if only there were cheap, long-known, safe, already-approved drugs such as HCQ used around the world, listed on the WHO list of required drugs, to treat people that catch the china virus, and prevent people from getting it……And if only those governors who keep doctors from prescribing hydroxychloroquinine were recalled by irate citizens as an example to others who would want the crisis and economic destruction to continue…

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      • Somebody says:

        What about Iceland, they came back. We came back from the great depression here in the US.

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    • MfM says:

      Go to the website covidtracking.com for positive and negative total by state.

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    • The information is easily available. Info is not given to you, you need to take a little initiative and use a search engine.
      https://www.politico.com/interactives/2020/coronavirus-testing-by-state-chart-of-new-cases/

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  13. sickconservative says:

    Just thinking but shouldn’t we prepare for the worst outcome at this point.
    I don’t see it happening but is the best way to prepare.
    I’m a really small business that so far is considered essential but have thought nothing more than keeping my customers employees and myself and wife safe at this point.
    Yes the msm and D’s are trying every thing to put it on our President and we have to realize that they have only one objective at this point.

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  14. gingergal says:

    I would prefer he isolate the hot spots and opened the rest of the country. One more month is too long. I’m kind of surprised at this.

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    • Richie5Angels says:

      ginger, AND with the instant testing, it would be much easier to manage…

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    • lemontree says:

      It’s actually 2 weeks. POTUS wanted to open up the country by Easter. The 15 days to slow the spread was a date they would re-evaluate how it’s going.

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      • meow4me2 says:

        It seems to me the flatten the curve is working. Instead of a sharp quick peak, we seem to be experiencing a longer, slower rise of cases. I’d love to see some models of the “before” distancing projection against the “current” projection. Have we really flattened it a bit?

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  15. Yy4u says:

    For some reason the sound did not work here so I sm left with reading your comnents to know whhat was said. From what I read the media were their usual obnoxoous selves . Idea. Since they represent the Democrat Party why doesn’t POTUS have Pelosi and Schumer alternate with questions and their media scribes record the questions and answers. It eoujd achieve two purposes
    1) show their us no difference between media and Drm Party and 2) give the president the oportunity to ask these knowitalls what they woukd do different. Let the country see that all the media and Dems are doing is playing politics wirh their lives and the economy

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  16. Yy4u says:

    The sound doesnt work on my tablet so sm going by comments.

    We are on almost police state lockdown because of this virus. Nobody is talking about the FBI coup. Nobody is talking about Durham’s report. The economy is staggering on the brink of depression. The primaries are on hold.

    But through ut all I thank God Trump is president because if Hillary or Obama were president we would never get our rights and liberty back once it is over

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  17. dufrst says:

    Slippery slop folks. Watch April 31st like a hawk! We can’t go so much longer than this!

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    • Richie5Angels says:

      I’ve kinda been saying the same things as Speryy but I am getting beaten up here…we are perilously close to the end of the country as we know it….

      Liked by 2 people

    • TheWanderingStar says:

      “Watch April 31st like a hawk!” – Yeah, that day will never come.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Rileytrips says:

      Each state (and large city) has a hospital bed capacity and an ICU bed capacity. You treepers need to do a little research in your state and figure that out. Look at covid19.healthdata.org.

      As far as supply chain distribution centers – the one in my state for medical supply distribution that serves all the hospitals – there are NO labor shortages as of yet. The feeling is they LIKE having somewhere to go every day and some structure in their life amidst all this craziness.

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    • Liberty Forge says:

      I most certainly will be watching April 31st like a hawk!

      April 31st doesn’t exist. 30 days has September, April, June & November!

      Sorry. I just had to do that. And humor really is the best medicine.

      No harm. I have seen others also post April 31st.

      Carry on.

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  18. Raffaella says:

    I am shocked at lack of data / details presented to the American people and these corrupt media don’t even ask once from Fauci. I need to know:

    1. Number of Covid 19 new hospital admissions per day.
    2. Number of Covid 19 new hospital admission that end up in ICU per day.
    3. Number of Covid 19 hospital discharges per day.
    4. Patient composition: male, female, age, underlying condition.

    What are they not telling us? Why are they so vague?

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    • TheWanderingStar says:

      And what is the magical hospital utilization number that we are all managing to?

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    • Burnt Toast says:

      >>>What are they not telling us? Why are they so vague?

      Information is on a need to know basis.
      And you do not need to know.

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      • Beau Geste says:

        lies, damn lies, and statistics…

        Math is hard, and statistics filtered through an ignorant ‘journalist’ (is there ny other kind?) is propaganda.
        The numbers, their accuracy, and their sources and derivation need to be explained.

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    • icthematrix says:

      Agree and have been asking this for weeks now. Everything is being postulated around the panic of worst case scenarios…which drives policy to “flatten the curve” so our hospitals are not overrun. I get it…to a point. NYC and some other large urban facilities are feeling the strain, but the majority of the crush seems to be at the ER level. Too many people coming with mild symptoms due to the hysteria, clogging up the system and exhausting health pros. I have yet to hear any hospital say their ICU beds are full/exceeding supply.

      Get us facts.

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    • Ordinaryman says:

      Number 1: You are not admitted to Hospital unless you are screened by Local Health COVID departments and must present that you arrived from a infected country, have a cough, have a fever over 100.5 and most important have shortness of breath. If you do not have shortness of breath you are told to self quarantine and call back if you get shortness of breath. My wife got all points and was admitted to an almost empty hospital emergency room and showed stable pneumonia and she was tested. After one day she was released since her pneumonia was stable and called in another day and told she was positive for the virus. She was told that after 3 days with no fever that she was OK to continue her life. Today was the fourth no fever day. I had all the symptoms but only a fever for one day and no cough. Minor diarrhea a symptom we all had for 1 to 3 days. The other couple that went to France with us had similar outcomes with one hospitalized and the other didn’t pass the quiz. We did not get the virus in France we are all sure of we got the Virus in the Crowed screening area of Dullas airport when we returned. All reported data shows those screened and confirmed. The data tables don’t show those that have recovered. They don’t even call you to see if you have recovered.

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    • gabytango says:

      Well, my daughter in Atlanta has it and went to the ER last night in Buckhead. SHe’s 26, fit and having all the symptoms: heart racing, shortness of breath exhaustion, lung pain, chest cramping, low grade temperature, etc. Doctor said they could not test at the hospital for Covid, and he thought she did have it. He said they had no medicine to give her because they’re waiting for the CDC guidelines to come out. He labeled it a “respiratory Infection” on her discharge papers, gave her nothing and told her to go home and “isolate and hydrate.” He told her to keep her appointment to get tested that was made last week on the required Atlanta Covid Hotline for April 1st. Doctor told her that she will probably test positive, yet they will NOT be able to give her treatments for the same reason he cannot. Mind boggling.

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      • Beau Geste says:

        Apparently the sdo-called Dr. doesn’t care about your daughter’s health with those symptoms and his admission of likely chinese virus. If she is not recovering, could she demand hydroxychloroquinine, or chloroquinine plus an antibiotic is there is a bacterial lung infection?
        We’re pulling for you and her.

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        • gabytango says:

          Thanks Buckeye Mom and Beau – we happened to have a Zpack, 500mg to FedEx her and she is now on day 3. Doctor asked where she got it and when she said “my parents” he looked very annoyed and told her that the “Zpack does NOT work on this virus.” Coincidentally, we sent her everything (except for the Hydroxychloroquine) Dr. Zelenko is using successfully on his patients: ZPack 500 mg, Zinc Sulfate, EmergenC, and additionally, hot tea made of boiled bay leaves with Manuka honey and good old Chicken Soup. Today is Day 3. Zpack should be kicking in soon.

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      • BuckeyeMom says:

        Can she go somewhere else?

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        • gabytango says:

          It appears the protocol (at least in Atlanta) is the same. (and by the way, this Hospital in their best area, was EMPTY!!) They can give no medication. Nightmare. But this particular doctor did not sound very competent dismissing the Zpack. His nurse even told my daughter to take Ibuprofen for the pain in her lungs – and everyone knows Tylenol is the only thing to take with this virus! Frightening, the incompetence!

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      • Blue Wildflower says:

        Please send the information to President Trump on the White House email.

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    • NYC does give out enough info that you can work out the data you seem to be after. It is one day at a time so you’d need to keep save each day before it is overlaid.

      Click to access covid-19-daily-data-summary-hospitalizations.pdf

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      • This page always loads instead of showing the link.
        I added spaces to break it up since the link would be useful to people who want to follow daily. Just remove all the spaces
        https: //www1.nyc.
        gov /assets/doh/
        downloads/pdf /imm/covid-19-
        daily-data-summary-hospitalizations. pdf

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  19. Mist'ears Mom says:

    President Trump-LET’S GO BACK TO WORK
    If I could reach through my screen and physically shake people with this news, I would.

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US front man for managing the “pandemic,” has just written an article that ought to be titled: I WAS WRONG AND THIS IS MY CONFESSION.

    Fauci, New England Journal of Medicine, March 26, “Covid-19 — Navigating the Uncharted”:

    “If one assumes that the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968)…”

    In case there is any doubt, those “pandemic influenza seasons” of 1957 and 1968 did NOT result in any lockdowns. People went outdoors. They mingled. They sat in stadiums. They went to their jobs.

    SO TURN THE ECONOMY BACK ON NOW. End the insanity.

    Unfortunately, no surprise, the major media are still highlighting fear, so it’s up to people to spread this message in any and every way they can: TIME TO GO BACK TO WORK. TURN ON THE ECONOMY.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Richie5Angels says:

      You are going to get pilloried for saying that…but I agree

      Liked by 2 people

    • mimbler says:

      I have yet to hear a single journalist ask Fauci about that article, although we have known about it since it came out on Thursday. There is no way that the medical advisors on the networks don’t know what is published in the NEJM, so they are deliberately suppressing that information IMO.

      Liked by 7 people

      • mimbler says:

        Also, I read there have been essentially zero flu deaths since mid January. IMO, that can only mean they are labeling every flu death as a coronavirus one.

        Liked by 7 people

        • Richie5Angels says:

          You had better believe they are, these numbers make no sense…I was told the NY Department of Health attributes ANY respiratory death (e,g, pneumonia) coronavirus, even it is not..can’t remember where I read it…

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    • yadent says:

      We need a quick, easily available to everyone, antibodies test kit.
      For at-risk Americans seropositive status isn’t about getting other people sick — it’s about their personal life. Just because you’re at high risk it doesn’t mean you didn’t have an asymptomatic infection. You might have. For example it’s implausible that the older couple on Diamond Princess who were quarantined in their cabin resulted in one infected and one not unless the individual who didn’t get the virus seroconverted and was thus immune.

      For everyone else, if you know you’re seroconverted then giving the raspberry immediately to the Federal government, your Mayor, your Governor and everyone else in terms of your personal activity is not only appropriate — it’s a matter of civil and personal rights. If you have seroconverted (that is, you were infected and are now immune) then there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to abide any restrictions or constraints — not ethically, morally or legally.

      Of course this is why nobody wants you to be able to go and buy one of these tests at the local store. If you learn your seroconversion status then it renders all this “community” nonsense flat-out false since anyone can choose otherwise with absolute safety both on a personal and public basis.

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  20. sunnyflower5 says:

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      I agree.

      Everyone should remind themselves that Trump NEVER committed to opening everything up after 15 days….he said he HOPED he could START relaxing things IF conditions warranted it.

      I’m confident that people he trusts have outlined to him that a couple/three more weeks of data are needed to be able to have enough confidence in the trends.

      The last thing any Trump supporter should want is for him to prematurely reopen things only to have a surge of deaths then pop up in some Dem run city.

      I think that by end of April we will know a whole lot more about whose getting infected; whose getting a serious infection; whose dying; and what is or is not working to step the tide.

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  21. Brant says:

    Trump will end it 1 second after a liberal mayor/governor or 2 succumbs to the pressure in their own little fiefdom and ends it their little sandbox. Trump doesn’t want to be branded ending too soon. We know media will not tell the truth. He will force them to end it and then he will call it off.

    Besides, who’s to say the extra time is from businesses telling him they need time to gear up US manufacturing. And the factories are making health products, but is that all they are making? Maybe they are preparing to restock shelves with US made products…….Trump turns economy back on with US manufacturing at full speed.

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  22. PDJT is a builder by profession – not a scientist. Imho, he’s done a great job as president and I trust him to handle this COVID-19 and am sure he’s evaluating all the data given to him. I’ll go with his judgement.

    A couple things to ponder. Many moons ago when I was drafted, I vaguely recall the US Army had something like a Biological-Chemical Warfare Hazard unit – – all super secret stuff that everyone knew was there but nobody acknowledged. I would venture the other military branches may have the same. I firmly believe this COVID-19 was released – inadvertently or not – from that Wuhan military bio-lab in China. Add in PDJT just signed the paperwork to call up if needed ONE MILLION Army reservists – medical, transportation and military police.

    Do you think the Boss is getting data, info, projections, possibilities from the military that we don’t know about……….and probably don’t want to? Just wondering.

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    • Skippy says:

      I am of the same mind regarding that Wuhan Bio-Lab with a caveat that it may have been an accidental release into the labs drain/sewage or air vent system. Weeks ago (late Jan?) already I read a report indicating that one of the scientists working on Corolla viruses got bit by one of the bats when trying to draw its blood for virus study, thus self inoculation occurred. The cut from the bat bite apparently bleed into a lab sink drain. Vaguely remember also the same report spoke of one other protocol breach in the same Corolla lab at the Bio-Lab. The Wuhan Open Market is ~4 miles South East so if the drainage system links up, it would be conceivable the Market gets infected. XI had the Market raised and destroyed shortly after revelation of the virus, so WHO nor CDC were able to study this possible scenario.

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    • Richie5Angels says:

      Maybe, but the WW stats don’t bear that out….at least not now

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    • BuckeyeMom says:

      I agree. If this was just a “virus” the lockdown on this country would have never happened. Plus, he keeps saying this is a war. He knows, and I wish people would stop second guessing him. I’m thankful he doesn’t want loads of deaths just to keep the record economy forefront. We are a small business in Central Ohio, but are flush for now. I’m not a fan of Dr. Amy, but I do think President Trump and Mike DeWine have been working together on this. With DeWine shutting everything down right away, it made our favorite coastal states follow suit immediately before things really spiraled out of control. Can you imagine if nobody did anything until now?

      We don’t qualify for the stimulus, but our 3 daughters do.

      Also, I will still vote for President Trump.

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  23. sunnyflower5 says:

    Those People. Lapdog Media unable to comprehend…..

    Liked by 2 people

  24. Bluejay says:

    How about a trade off; 35 mph on all interstates will save about 3000 lives per month and I don’t want to here about the low speed limit will cripple the economy. I don’t think it will cripple it as much as the lockdown is doing.

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    • Beau Geste says:

      10 mph is still faster than walking. speed regulators on all cars set at 10 MPH. Except for congresscritters and SES government employees, who have no speed limit.
      And if even a single life is saved, it is worth it !! /s

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  25. InAz says:

    Now the Commie Dem governor of Louisiana is blaming President Trump for not cancelling Mardi Gras!

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  26. Troublemaker10 says:

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  28. CountryDoc says:

    I need to go back and read when the transcript comes available. I think I heard him say Cigna and Humana just waived copays (?and deductibles). That’s the only immediate money we in health care get at the door, The rest we have to bill, cross all the t’s and dot the i’s, meet criteria and fight for. I hope what that means is they are going Give us what they pay us (largely discounted) AND our copay that we usually collect. volumes are down, but we spend a lot of time retooling our practice. We are seeing most patients by TeleMedicine (which pays much less, we have had to pay IT support and spend time to get set up, and patients aren’t yet ready for it.). If we don’t see them by video, the reimbursement is even less. Anyone have more information?

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    • disgustedwithjulison says:

      They better be paying claims ASAP. If anyone is making out like bandits right now it is the health insurance companies. Still collecting premiums, but everyone is sitting home on their butts. No healthy care visits, no non-essential surgeries. They are making bank.

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  29. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • Beau Geste says:

      what is wrong with the other 40-45%? Are they brain dead?

      How about a question:
      What else would you expect?
      Are you an idiot? (for example, a CNN or MSNBC viewer?)

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      • disgustedwithjulison says:

        Based on my lefty facebook friends…those 40-45% are posting Trump hate 24/7 on Facebook. Geez…the country is in the midst of one of the most seriouse crisises in its history and these folks just can’t dial it back. They are unredeemable and will always be the 40-45% that hate America.

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  30. CountryDoc says:

    I am trying to find a transcript.

    I thought I heard him say that Cigna and Humana were going to wave co-pays (and may be he said deductibles as well) and that the government is not going to repay them but they are offering to do this.

    As a private primary care practice, the co-pays are money that I collect upfront. If the insurance company waves that is that not my money? Or is the insurance company going to reimburse me the whole amount including the co-pay?

    Will there be a transcript of this

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    • Beau Geste says:

      Country Doc,
      The 2$Trillion (ecch…) bill may have reimbursement for business losses.
      Also, a Dr. I know is keeping all his staff (at considerable expense) so they do not lose their medical coverage, counting on taking loan under the program, which will subsequently be forgiven if he keeps them employed. I don’t know the details, but you should look into the small business provisions.

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      • CountryDoc says:

        We are all looking. While we are staying open and taking care of those in front of us. If I close, 2500 people lose medical care. 20 people lose their jobs

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    • bkrg2 says:

      Transcripts are posted at whitehouse.gov.
      Go to top left corner (4 horizontal lines)- pick NEWS – then BRIEFINGS.
      Transcripts are usually posted within a few hours, however these evening conferences are usually posted next day around mid-morning.

      Therefore, todays conference is not posted yet.

      Yes, he said Humana & Cigna are waiving co-pays and paying 100% for treatments. Not sure how they are doing it, but i expect a big bailout coming for them in a few weeks.

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  31. Deplorable CheckIN says:

    April 30th. Heres hoping i don’t lose my job and many are able to keep their jobs or business.

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  32. dufrst says:

    I have to say, what a partner and friend the president has in Mike Pence. I am all in for Pence 2024. He’s show great steadiness, intelligence, eloquence and steadfast ability to coordinate and lead the task force. He’s a man of respect and strength. I would not underestimate him! He’s no George W. Bush. He can speak and he knows his stuff. I like Mike!

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  33. Peter says:

    Imagine if Joe Biden had to remember all those names!

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