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. Marcia says:

    Retired Magistrate here: I too am disappointed in the April 30 date. However, I think that what President Trump doesn’t want to happen is to have people go back to work and then have the numbers spike again. Also, I think that doctors are seeing symptoms that they did not see before as in cardiac problems because the lungs are getting filled up and the heart has to work harder.

    President Trump is being very conservative in what he is doing. He knows that this economy can’t be shut down that long and still survive. I think that the drug trials will be successful because they have been in other countries. That should help by keeping people off of ventilators because once you are on one it is difficult to get off of it.

    He is a great businessman and has compassion for the American public. He is walking a fine line. I can’t think of anyone else that would have handled this was well as he has. So, I am going to cut him a lot of slack. Just think how difficult it has been for him to see this economy he has worked on so hard be destroyed in about a month. He didn’t want this, but he doesn’t want to be responsible for possibly thousands of death either.

    Continue to pray for President Trump in this very difficult situation.

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    • Harry Caray says:

      Quit posting the same shit over and over. We get it. Your a retired Magistrate.

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    • Landslide says:

      Thank you for your post. Agree 100%.

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    • kallibella says:

      Yes! Please let’s pray for our president. He is under great pressure to get America going without causing unnecessary health hardship to America.
      We see the push for the destruction of the ideals of America. POTUS Trump loves the ideals of our Founding and is doing his best to enable us to survive this attack.

      May the Lord thwart the plans of the enemy. May He give wisdom and perseverance to our President to keep focused on what is right.

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    • Skippy says:

      Agree.

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    • texannie says:

      I just don’t see people being locked in their homes for months and businesses that are barely surviving existing until May or since we can’t trust any deadline…until who knows when!

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      • Ellis says:

        It’s a guideline. Dome areas will come back faster than others. We are reopening our office next Monday. Businesses in a place like NYC will probably go until the end of April.

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      • The Devilbat says:

        Would you prefer to risk death? You are safe at home but the virus has now mutated into about a dozen different forms. A beautiful little 21 year old girl who was previously in good health died last night as did an infant who was less than a year old. The pandemic is worsening and all we hear is from confounded idiots who are being inconvenienced.

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      • Blue Wildflower says:

        I have written 2 emails to the White House in the last 15 minutes. As I see it we are being forced to live in our house as if it is a prison because the hospitals will not give the Malaria cocktail to save lives. Give it to everyone that is sick with the virus. Don’t anyone tell me we don’t have enough of it, several counties have said they will send it, Bauer said they have it.

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      • CM-TX says:

        Past the deadline, & way over budget.

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      • They aren’t locked in their houses here..out hiking and sadly ignoring the guidelines. Dems are jerks.

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      • FPCHmom says:

        If people who have been at home for a full two weeks on April 1st (which was the original 15 day guidance from the PDJT administration) remain home until April 30th, it is 6 weeks. One month and two weeks.

        No one is “locked in their homes for months.”

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      • 1stgoblyn says:

        If people had done what was first asked of them and stayed home, only venturing out for NECESSITIES, that April 12 date probably would have been doable. However, when you have all these people thinking that ‘stay at home’ order doesn’t apply to them, we are never going to get these case numbers to decline. A friend of mine went out last night to pick up dinner from Olive Garden curb service. On her trip from her home to the restaurant she said there were unbelievable numbers of people out ‘socializing’ in groups. At the car wash, at bus stops, in parking lots, etc. A relative works retail in a fabric store that was kept open to keep up with the demand for the supplies for sewing masks. They had people (families even) coming in and browsing b/c they were ‘bored’ staying at home. The county shutdown the store today and one customer got irate b/c they locked the door on her and wouldn’t let her in. She was screaming b/c she needed a doormat. These people are stupid!

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        • oldumb says:

          Once you venture out for NECESSITIES, the lockdown is useless, So stay home for a week and then go to a store where sick people touch stuff and then go back home. That makes the lock down a farce.

          Are Wal-Mart workers dropping dead?

          The lockdown is useless when it is “part time”.

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      • Your Royal Highness says:

        I feel like everytime I start to get my hope up the goal post keeps getting moved. I really don’t know what to think at this point. We have a mom and pop business which is going to get decimated…we aren’t eligible for any of the unemployment or business loans. So we are sol let’s see how far the 2400 will go. I am getting very discouraged, I can’t even go to Mass because it is illegal. What the hell happened to this country?????

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    • Robert Smith says:

      I agree with your assessment.

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    • alliwantissometruth says:

      Hey Harry, no need to be classless

      Marcia wrote a very good post, and your ugly comment adds nothing

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    • Mary Van Deusen says:

      I must not have the memory of small details in these immense threads like some others, but I really appreciate knowing that you WERE a magistrate because I forget that and it helps me put your comments in context. I would really like it if more people reminded us of the background they bring to their comments because I’m never going to remember the occasional background mention. And some backgrounds – like doctors and nurses and people in financial fields – bring more expertise that makes me give more weight to their comments. Thank all of you who bring those expertises to our understanding of the many problems discussed here.

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    • Ali says:

      Yes I agree. The example of that happening is South Korea. They went back to business as usual and the virus reared its ugly head again.

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    • Joey Bagadonuts says:

      Succinctly stated Marcia….i am frustrated by this set back….but agree with you.

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    • peace says:

      @Marcia – great comment Marcia – served as an antidote to the many trolls here today

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    • Yadent says:

      The economy and the healthcare system are in a symbiotic relationship with the healthcare system the more (by a lot) dependent. You tank the economy and your healthcare system follows. How many deaths follow that, virus or no virus? Additionally, our response to this virus is still based on a flawed epidemiology model. A model that has NEVER been verified and can’t be because it’s FLAWED.

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    • Janie says:

      Marcia just ignore that rude poster Harry. And everybody, now is a time to give extra patience and grace to each other, and that includes online community- it’s going to get more stressful before it get’s less, and now more than ever is a time to “Be Best” as a wise person we know of says.

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  2. FPCHmom says:

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  3. nimrodman says:

    Ha! The keep trying this ambush $hit and PresTrump knocks their knees out from under them

    Never, ever, ever has their been a President who fights back like this guy
    We’re blessed

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  4. Co says:

    Charging people that are spreading the virus on purpose = Domestic Terrorism.

    This is not a coincidence!! Something else is going on and The President of the United States can not tell us yet. We will get solid numbers March 31st based on 4 months of historical data.

    We The People will survive and the evil people that made this happen will pay. President Trump has to complete this task first. IMO

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    • logicforoneandall says:

      Please don’t get your hopes up for someone being accountable. Remember the coup and ongoing coup attempt. But we can always hope and pray.

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    • Snellvillebob says:

      Like Nancy Pelosi urging everyone to go the the Chinese New Year Parades during an pandemic? Like forcing the San Francisco homeless into empty schools knowing that there is a 19 x greater chance of catching the disease indoors than outdoors.

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  5. sunnyflower5 says:

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  6. Lion2017 says:

    These low life’s are disgusting arguing with President Trump!

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    • Dekester says:

      CNN and their ilk are just looking like the fools and ingrates that they are.

      The world is seeing them for the scum that they are.

      God bless PDJT

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  7. Ausonius says:

    WOW! CNN just had their clocks, timers, pocket watches, and even wrist watches cleaned!

    DON’T use partial quotations or quotations out of context!

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    • bessie2003 says:

      As the President was responding to this CNN person realized that I was holding my breath waiting for the uppercut! Wham Bang Wowza!

      Love this man, Best President Ever!!!

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    • Anybody stock up on butt salve? CNN will pay a premium for it by the case. I understand they set up a sliding board just off camera that they grease down with the stuff so the anchors can just climb up, drop em, slide down an go to their safe space with Play Doh and support weasel.

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  8. When the models are wrong in two weeks, our PRESIDENT will start the country back up. We have all freaked out at some point about something our PRESIDENT TRUMP said/did/inferred, only to go Ohhhh I see.

    We are witnessing right this second by the behavior of these reporters, there is NOTHING he can do right.

    I WILL NOT BE A PART OF THAT GROUP.

    TRUMP 2020

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    • Blue Wildflower says:

      I have never freaked out until now! They tell us they have a Malaria cocktail that will work and has worked from the stories of doctors and recovered people. Why hasn’t it been used all over the US? I didn’t hear him say anything about it today. We have a real fear this country is being taken over by the Deep State as we sit locked in our house.

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      • 1stgoblyn says:

        He did mention it. Said they have 1,100 patients taking it. I thought they were supposed to start giving it Tuesday but he said they’d been taking it 2 days, “…so we’ll see.” That was why I remember it, b/c by now it should be at least 4 days. Guess they got delayed in the start time.

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        • Blue Wildflower says:

          Thank you so much. I got distracted talking to my husband. If it works like we hope maybe it will save lives and change the date.

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    • convert says:

      Ditto 😊

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  9. When the models are wrong in two weeks, our PRESIDENT will start the country back up. We have all freaked out at some point about something our PRESIDENT TRUMP said/did/inferred, only to go Ohhhh I see.

    We are witnessing right this second by the behavior of these reporters, there is NOTHING he can do right.

    I WILL NOT BE A PART OF THAT GROUP.

    TRUMP 2020

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  10. convert says:

    The President explained that the task force created its own “model” based on real data we have right now and projects we won’t ‘peak” until Easter. I had expected that would be the case.
    Also. The 2.2 million figure from the old model was if we did NOTHING. But we are doing a lot and numbers won’t be anywhere near that.
    I trust the President, his team, and Dr. Birx in particular to do the best job possible to keep as many people alive as possible. They explained last week that they would be drawing up guidelines to begin to “open up” the country in rural and small town areas very soon, and I am sure that will happen.So the economy will begin to heat up slowly soon and we will work toward restoration slowly.
    Our grandparents lived thru World Wars, pandemics, and the great Depression. We can do this. I have faith in a mighty God 😇 and good people– a few anyway— in DC and millions of really great amazing Americans from coast to coast! Be strong, dear people!

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    • Jason says:

      I’m guessing the people fleeing the hot-spots effed us. Instead of peaking and flattening by remaining in place, they new start a new seed that will take another 2 weeks of distancing to reach the peak. Rinse and repeat.

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      • Strangely Accurate says:

        I am not sure Jason that the New Yorkers who fled for their second homes in Florida collectively planned their shameful act, but what they did was about the rudest thing fellow countrymen have done to each other in my 60 year life time.

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    • FrankieZee says:

      So the 20,000 up to 60,000 people who die each year from the regular flu, what do we tell their survivors, tough shit. Does the CDC do everything possible to keep those people alive? Did the CDC do everything to keep the 17,000 people who died during the Swine Flu alive?

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      • CountryDoc says:

        Many of those deaths are unnecessary because we allow American citizens to exercise their rights and refuse vaccines, even though physicians quality measures (and in many cases pay) is affected by compliance of patients.

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        • Vaccines, please! Vaccines are 40% effective in good years and they leave people more vulnerable to other strains of virus particularly coronaviruses. Flu vaccines are for big pharmy. They are incredibly profitable.
          What we should have been doing was working on drug therapies & prophylaxis. The hydroxychloroquine action against cornonaviruses was noted in 2009, perhaps even earlier because I did not do a full literature search. Investigations were abandoned, there was no money in that cure, using a generic that had been common since the ’50’s and first used in 1934.
          What we should have been doing was not shrugging our shoulders at 22-55k deaths in America every year from flu. We should have been instituting common sense measures like handwashing, taking temperatures at the doors of places of employment & school during flu season and sending the sick home with paid leave & lesson packets so the lost school time was made up instead of getting kids held back. Contacts should have been traced so that we gradually built an understanding of the patterns of transmission and could arrest spread, maybe prophylaxis for exposed contacts. But then the CDC wouldn’t have time for all the studies on drunk monkeys etc.
          The effect of this pandemic on America is this severe because the CDC has not been doing it’s job and was not given instruction & supervision. There were several pandemiics: avian flu, swine flu, that were ignored by earlier administrations who were asleep at the wheel. Now POTUS is cleaning up their mess & America is paying the price.

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          • CountryDoc says:

            Sources please, for the sake of transparency, for us all to learn.

            To add to your distrust, some preliminary data showing flu vaccination may make people more covid susceptible.

            Together we can find more truth than we can alone, or in divided factions. Follow POTUS lead. Hold everyone accountable, but be willing to be part of the solution, and not just be divisive to win.

            What are your solutions for flu? Who else with credibility agrees with you (and I assume you have credibility until proven otherwise)

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            • I am not being divisive. None of what I have said is controversial. I listed my suggestions for decreasing the morbidity & mortally of yearly influenza in my comment above.

              The ~40% effectiveness of the yearly vaccines is well known. Flu vaccine effectiveness for the 2018-2019 flu season was estimated to be 61% against all flu types in children aged between 6 months and 17 years, and 24% for all flu types in adult patients 50 years and older.
              https://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/supplements/2019/July2019/influenza-vaccine-efficacy-through-the-years.
              In general, a vaccine effectiveness of ~30-60% has been estimated for the three different influenza A (H1N1, H3N2) and B strains (Victoria or Yamagata lineages).
              https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/seasonal-influenza/prevention-and-control/vaccine-effectiveness.

              Study: Getting flu shot 2 years in a row may lower protection By: Robert Roos | Mar 01, 2013 Mar 1, 2013 (CIDRAP News) – Experts are puzzled by a new study in which influenza vaccination seemed to provide little or no protection against flu in the 2010-11 season—and in which the only participants who seemed to benefit from the vaccine were those who hadn’t been vaccinated the season before.
              http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2013/03/study-getting-flu-shot-2-years-row-may-lower-protection

              Even Fauci noted the possibility of vaccines increasing vulnerability in a recent briefing. . I suggest you search on susceptibility to coronaviruses after influenza vaccine. That correlation is also very well known.

              Flu Vaccine Increases Coronavirus Risk 36% Says Military Study VA Healthcare / By Benjamin Krause A recent military study shows military personnel evaluated who received the flu vaccine were at 36 percent increased risk for coronavirus with varied benefit in preventing some strains of the flu.

              “Examining noninfluenza viruses specifically, the odds of both coronavirus and human metapneumovirus in vaccinated individuals were significantly higher when compared to unvaccinated individuals (OR = 1.36 and 1.51, respectively) (Table 5).”

              The flu vaccine studied demonstrated varied benefit in flu prevention – – some strains showed significant benefit while others did not.
              https://www.disabledveterans.org/2020/03/11/flu-vaccine-increases-coronavirus-risk/

              https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed
              Vaccine derived virus interference was significantly associated with coronavirus and human metapneumovirus; however, significant protection with vaccination was associated not only with most influenza viruses, but also parainfluenza, RSV, and non-influenza virus coinfections./31607599

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              • CountryDoc says:

                Thank you. Did not mean to accuse you (have minimal reading time and less writing time due to overwhelmed role). So many things need to be improved aboutthe medical system, information system, and the way we work together.

                Thank you for your thorough response. I don’t trust anyone anymore. Trust but verify.

                I hope when this is over, we make major changes in our system and society, without giving away money and power to entities who have no care for the citizens of this country.

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            • As a physician I have never been so furious as I was when I looked into CDC’s contribution to the unpreparedness of America for this pandemic, especially with Asian Bird flu & Swine flu so recently past.
              Then when I found out they don’t even have real numbers for flu deaths, or illnesses but only models I became incandescent. There is no excuse for treating 22k-55k deaths from influenza yearly as business as usual. Death certificates are required for all deaths, how much trouble would it have been to get the raw numbers sent from the county or state coroners? How much trouble would it have been to make announcements about flu season & cleanliness, isolation of families with a sick member and monitoring of temperatures when a target penetration of influenza was triggered? Why not work to have paid sick time for parents cchildaring for a sick or persons with fever & flu sx during flu season?
              How many people died because promising agents both novel and additional uses for existing off patent drugs were not explored while money & energy was directed to less vital areas like drunken monkeys.

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              • cchildaring = parents caring for a sick child or persons with fever & flu symptoms…

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              • CountryDoc says:

                Death certificates are not a very comprehensive document for contributions to death. We are not even paid for the time to fill them out.

                Although I am primarily a PCP, as a hospice doc I sign 10 a week. I’m not the PCP in most cases. Labs and tests are not done in hospice. I haven’t even seen most of the patients-

                I fight to stay relevent to my patients, but the paying jobs are working for the Dark side, under the employment of large hospital systems, insurance companies, or putting your MD signature where others are doing most of the bedside work.

                True medical care by a physician is almost non viable economically. Innovation is squashed. new ideas not allowed.

                We HAVE to change the system. Insurance companies have migrated from risk brokers, to providers of medical care without a license. They get the money first. Their profit depends on not spending it, or now — buying signature whores willing to sign off on care that doesn’t really happen, and divert money intended for medical care into the Medical care bucket.

                Insurance companies are buying pharmacies, “Patient education teams”, palliative care companies, hospices, but not allowing medical care to really happen.

                We have allowed this to happen.

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                • We live in troubled times with much that has evolved in ways that work to the benefit of conglomerates with no loyalty or sense of duty to the average citizen. President Trump is putting the individual back on the playing field. I believe he is turning the tide but he is one mortal man. The more he is able to accomplish the more we will be able to participate in resetting the system. As Sundance says. Trillions at stake.

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            • I find it problematic that you look for someone with credibility to stand behind. I was always taught to do a literature search, evaluate the credibility of the studies, look for controversies, possible design flaws and resolve the relative merits & weight of the evidence. Science is evidence not personality.

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              • CountryDoc says:

                I was taught that too. I am working 60-80 hrs a week trying to keep my practice open. My income is less than a McDonalds worker from my practice, and I am not ignorant in business.

                We cannot do what we were taught and work in a sustainable way.

                That’s why I asked for and appreciate the documented answers you gave.

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                • I spend the time on these boards to learn & to teach which is how we were both taught. I am always happy to give sources I was just stung a bit at the phrasing. It is not possible to always understand how things are meant in distance communication & misunderstandings occur.

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                • CountryDoc says:

                  Thanks for the grace. I probably over reacted because I see so many unbacked claims. Hard to tell friend from foe, truth from misinformation from intentional lies.

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                • We are all in this together, searching for the truth.

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              • CountryDoc says:

                Why are rural docs leaving primary care in droves. Why, though they were trained in continutity of care, hospital medicine, ER medicine — are they not in the rural hosptials anymore, so that all continuity is lost.

                Now hospitals are staffd with hospital MDs, and NPs, see 5x as many “providers” and the care is fragmented so bad that it is difficult for anyone to have a total picture.

                The ERs are staffed with hospital employed MDs. Or worse yet by contracted companies whose contracts depend on doing the Hospital’s bidding.

                reference the ER doc who complained about the hospitals protection policies. He did not get anymore shifts at that hospital, and the contracting company had to reassign him.

                We were trained to be advocates for the patient. Now we will lose our jobs or not be given any opporutinity to work.

                We have 12 – 15 years of training before we are allowed to “Practice independently and think freely” only to graduate and find we are directed by high school grads enforcing “protocols” written by business administrators.

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                • Medicine has been turned into a commodity & is being managed by business school grads who believe medical care is equivalent to any other service from hotels to grocery stores. They completely misunderstand the model as it existed and the model they create in the name of efficiency does not work. More and more physician extenders are entering the marketplace, they perform a very useful services but in the eyes of the hospital administrators they are even better than doctors because they have less knowledge about how to care for patients and they are easier to control when the hospital sets up practices that benefit the hospital but reduce the efficacy of patient care.
                  I blame Hillary. It was her attempts to institute Government health care that got business executives to notice medical care and to transform it into profit centers. The only promising trend is the number of physicians that are using the concierge model and making sure they can practice good medicine tailored to the patient. Urgent care centers are an outgrowth of the same process, of the open market.
                  Medicine will most likely develop into a more consumer driven model which will help in some ways. I trained at the old city hospitals where everyone was treated, some at clinics, some through private doctors but no one was turned away and all were given the same care. The death & closure of all of those hospitals because of Hillary’s pencil pushers changed the face of medicine in America & there is no going back. We will need to find a new paradigm.

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                • CountryDoc says:

                  And as you stated, we were grilled ruthlessly to doubt everything, know what we knew, and more importantly, know what we didn’t know. I fear for the safety of the medical system, and the value of my 13 years of hard education.

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    • 1stgoblyn says:

      Our VSPGPDJT said he WOULD LIKE to open up by Easter. He also said they will discuss and decide by this coming Tuesday, Mar 31. Evidently they have gotten together and talked about the Easter deadline b/c today he said it may be April 30th before they can do that. They do not want to open things up too soon. Pay attention when he and the Task Force gives us the guidelines Tuesday. In addition to social distancing, washing hands, etc., he may have some new guidelines, b/c people have not been doing what they have asked us to do.

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  11. mtk says:

    I am a sterile processing tech and a surgical technologist(assist surgeons) by training.

    So I write this with first hand experiences and observations, made over the last 13 years

    The medical community is a community as a whole that operates on ‘a very high level’ of risk management constraints. Unlike anything the general population is able to relate to in every day experiences.

    Those in Medical Profession do things governed by ‘Standard and Universal Precautions. Look it up. Read it.

    It is not that hard to understand and will provide more background on the methodologies of the medical profession than anything you will ever come across.

    It is approximately about a one hour read through. AND EXPLAINS much of why, “When the medical community is presented with an unknown, the tendency is for the medical professionals to react with extreme contingencies.

    In my experience, “If the general population of all ER/OR medical professionals is compared to the non-medical population as a whole. IT IS THAT, “We in medical profession operate in the 95% percentile consistently. That is, the professional traits employed and applied are being performed at a level of professiinal athletes.

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  12. FPCHmom says:

    Trump was right that the masks are going out the back doot –

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  13. Reserved55 says:

    Total fake number. Please tweeters, let him know.

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  14. Debunking CNN Propaganda Home of the Barking Moonbats

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  15. islandpalmtrees says:

    Why is this Hoax continuing?

    This was Dr. Raoult’s second successful treatment against the coronavirus.


    France Sanctions Chloroquine After 78 Of 80 Patients COMPLETELY Recover From COVID-19 Within Five Days

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  16. nuwildcat1977 says:

    Listening to these media pukes ask their loaded questions makes my blood pressure skyrocket. Journalism is dead and these “journalists” find it more important to attack President Trump than to get to facts that will inform the American people. Their priorities are totally out of whack and this is why the media is so despised. Thank you President Trump for fighting for us. We are lucky to have you in charge.

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  17. booger71 says:

    They won’t let us take the test if we feel the need or had mild symptoms.

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  18. Reserved55 says:

    The Governor of La. held Mardi Gras and Mayor Wilhelm had the parade, that is THE cause.

    More from fake news Fauci.

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    • lumoc1 says:

      Did Dr Fauci hold the Governor of La. to hold the Mardi Gras and Mayor Wilhelm to have the parade?

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    • 1stgoblyn says:

      And b/c President Trump never called her and said, btw, don’t hold the Mardi Gras parade, she blamed him for her decision. These leftists are stupid and evil.

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      • There were 14 cases in the USA at the point Mardi Gras started. The mayor wasn’t wrong to hold Mardi Gras but she is afraid of being blamed so she is getting ahead of the finger pointing by using POTUS for a fall guy.

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  19. King Arthur says:

    Glad we didn’t have Fauci and Birx running the country during WWII. Our grandparents would be lampshades. This is pathetic…..

    Not sure how the economy comes back from this in all honesty. Many small and medium businesses are gone for good now, large corporations will sweep in and pick up the market share but will lay off millions in the meantime. This is going to get ugly.

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    • Shacklesandchains says:

      Keep telling the truth because most people won’t tell the truth. Birx and Fauci wouldn’t have let us crawl out of a cave thousands of years ago. it would be TOO DANGEROUS.

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      • Richie5Angels says:

        there is NO way we would have hit 2.2MM dead in ANY scenario…this is insanity…we need to be outdoors actually…this piece shows lessons learned from 1918

        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.[1] 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

        View at Medium.com

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        • Mist'ears Mom says:

          FINAL RESULTS of a little poll I participated in:
          *Using very conservative numbers of relatives, neighbors, friends, co-workers, personal and online acquaintances etc.
          (Level 1 = 30 Contacts / Level 2 = 25 Contacts) –
          March 28 – March 29 / Final
          A – Number of Survey Respondents: 1,257
          B – Est. of acquaintances (1,257 x 30): 37,710
          C -Number of Deaths Personally Known: 3
          D -2nd Level Contacts (37,710 x 25): 942,750
          E- Deaths believed by 3rd Party Hearsay: 15
          * Final Tally (B+D):
          Out of 980,460 estimated extended contacts, only 18 (15 of which reported to us as hearsay!) — know of (or think they know of ) a CV-related death — with most comments indicating the deceased had other health problems or was over 70 years of age.
          Our country is shut down bcz …why?

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        • TPW says:

          My Grandmother would sun Mattresses and pillows every year…..I know now we have throw away pillows …..but back then they could not afford to throw away anything. She saved things that we joke about now and she was religious about it….rubber bands that came on newspapers…..plus the plastic bag it came in. Reused tin foil. Here is the kicker which we could not change her mind….she rinsed off ice cubes and stored back in freezer….Bless her soul I really miss her. She was as thrifty as anyone could get. That generation would totally think it nuts to redo your countertops in the kitchen when the old ones still served their purpose. I imagine many of us here benefited greatly from their conserve and save way of life.

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    • gda53 says:

      If “many” small and medium businesses are gone perhaps they were never strong to start with and be assured that many others will leap in to take their place.

      Did you not understand (or accept?) the part of the $2.2T package that was specifically designed to assist the vast majority of those small and medium businesses to survive?

      I hate to pull stoopid “voice of authority” here, but I’m speaking as a CFA, a CPA, a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a former small business owner. I retired 13 years ago at age 55.

      Perhaps you’re better able than I to judge, but if not, then it hardly helps to spread uninformed doom and gloom.

      No offence meant.

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      • Chip Doctor says:

        I have a small business that uses sub contractors. It appears that I will be shut out of any gov’t assistance. But I will survive and rebuild whatever part doesn’t.

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    • Scrapiron says:

      We are being lied to. I’m a retired healthcare worker. I never took a flu shot in my work career. I retired when it became mandatory 2 years ago. I rarely get sick, am in good health and take vitamins and supplements daily. I am getting anxious about all this self quarantine, distancing b.s. I live in rural Tennessee. Generally I stay away from crowds, wash my hands often, especially after shopping and using public facilities. My hope is that President Trump is listening to the right people. Right now I don’t trust the doctors on his team. This is all a plan to bring down this great economy. The dems and rinos want this at any price. They have enough cash to,see this through. They know that getting between the people and,their wallets they will choose their wallets. I pray we get through this and are wiser and stronger.

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  20. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • booger71 says:

      Of course they do….they don’t care if auto body repairmen breath in paint fumes or grinding dust. They don’t care if vets go out of business or possibly infect out pets if they need surgery.

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    • frankmystery says:

      I didn’t even see this until now and it affects me in Minnesota. How was I expected to be notified of this request? Well I’m going to continue spray painting the ceiling in this airplane hanger with my respiratory on unless he wants me on a hospital bed with cancer inside if a week. These private hospitals and state/ local governments should have been prepared rather than spending every moment trying to legislate the last pennies out of our fingers!

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  21. I’d hope for easing .. but I don’t know what POTUS knows .. and neither does anyone posting on the blogs.

    Trust in Trump

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    • IGiveUp says:

      “I’d hope for easing .. but I don’t know what POTUS knows .. and neither does anyone posting on the blogs.”

      Why not? Americans being treated like imbeciles again? Only the gov’t can protect us? American ingenuity wasn’t about the gov’t. Or if it was, it was about how little gov’t there was to get in our way.

      that being said, I trust Trump is doing the best he can.But hiding info? No way!

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    • Dan Dan says:

      …Trust In GOD he will guide President Trump and move mountains…

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    • Wisc says:

      It’s better to overestimate the time it will take to overcome the virus, and then reevaluate in light of better-than-expected numbers. I’d say we are showing huge respect/deference to the vulnerable in our society. The President, all of us, should get credit for this sacrifice. At times I wondered what our capitalist society actually valued besides the almighty dollar–I’m starting to see evidence, through our actions and not just lip service, that we cherish the lives of our fellow Americans.

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  22. islandpalmtrees says:

    Whoever is willing to keep this Hoax going must be willing to let people die without proper treatment. Who are they?

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  23. Jimmy R says:

    If you look here:

    https://infection2020.com/

    Scroll down to the graph on the right. Click on “log” for logarithmic graph. Click on “case” and “new cases” to get rid of them. Also, click on “new deaths” to get rid of it. Now you see the logarithmic graph of deaths alone. It is a straight line, meaning exponential growth. It shows deaths going up tenfold about every nine days. So, if that trend holds, and it’s been rock steady for almost four weeks, then the straight line heads upwards to about 21,000 deaths nine days from now, and to 210,000 nine days after that. Now, something could cause it to level off and go close to flat (no more deaths), such as the effects of social distancing or drug therapies. In fact, it must level off a bit very soon, given that we see the number of reported cases tapering off now, probably due to social distancing and hand washing, and deaths will lag behind that. But we don’t know exactly when the line will level off to close to horizontal. It will do so, but we don’t know when. The experts (epidemiologists) don’t know because the system is too complex.

    We’re in a bad situation. We’re destroying the economy, and we don’t know how bad the aftermath of that will be, again because the system is too complex. The experts (economists) don’t know. A five-year deep depression? A V-shaped recession with bounce back is not likely given the permanent closure of many businesses that must result with six weeks of no business. But no one has a clue exactly how bad.

    Like Birx said the other day, Trump understands this stuff. He has to manage risk with two very bad outcome possibilities and probability estimates that are murky at best. It’s a balancing act.

    I’m glad he’s in there. He’s perfect for the job.

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    • King Arthur says:

      Well, what I don’t understand is that all viruses follow an epidemiological bell curve and this one seems to peak at 5-8 weeks from logarithmic growth. If it didn’t we’d have never gotten this far as a species and been wiped out by the first virus down the hatch. What bothers me, is what is so special about this one (it’s worse than flu but it’s not measles and we’ve seen Coronaviruses before) that the President is willing to throw it all away over?? Something is up.

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      • Jimmy R says:

        I think it’s because the virus is very weird:

        1. Horrific to 20% (or possibly somewhat less, but still a large percentage) of those who get it.
        2. Nothing at all to mild to the other 80% (or possibly somewhat larger percentage).
        3. Very contageous (not like measles, but bad)

        Right now, the virus is tearing through us going after that 20% who do not do well with it. We are in a bad situation.

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      • Rick says:

        Maybe Trump and the team know that this is a militarised virus?
        That would explain alot.

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    • Richie5Angels says:

      care to wager on that???

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    • TPW says:

      Six weeks of no business doom and gloom…aren’t they being reimbursed for that if they open for business at the end of april they are getting 8 weeks of operating cost cutting it close but they will have another package if business is not back…..wells fargo is giving a 90 day extension on paying your mortgage

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  24. TheWanderingStar says:

    Models, models. The Climate change hoax is based on models and NASA/NOAA fiddle with the data sets to match their warming narrative. In the CORVID model analysis there should be outside experts validating the data for the same reason that clinical trials are performed with randomized double blind studies – to eliminate the bias.

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  25. thebigharry says:

    Starts talking about ratings and FOX ending their broadcast.

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  26. Guyski says:

    Question (since I don’t have a clue) is there a crucial economic date in the spring? Like a switch over to a summer economy? Tourism, stuff like that. Do factories usually slow down in the summer? 🤔

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    • TheWanderingStar says:

      In the next 2-3 weeks we will have a number of companies reporting Q1 results and giving guidance for the coming quarters and probably year given the current circumstances. Memorial Day generally is seen as the kickoff for summer – others may have another opinion about that though.

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      • Guyski says:

        Thanks. Just wondering if it is economically better to stay shut, then to open up and having to shut down again.

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        • Shacklesandchains says:

          The resort industry in Wisconsin will be murdered by Fauci, Birx , Evers and yes, President Trump if he doesn’t open this country up by late April. I guess President Trump and his mad scientists don’t care if you die as long as you don’t die from COVID-19.

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          • Guyski says:

            Originally from Wisconsin. I would think the summer economy has to be on the mind of President Trump. Along with tourism, there is real estate and construction.

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      • FrankieZee says:

        The stock market will drop like a lead balloon Monday.

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  27. maggiemoowho says:

    Mardi Gras needs to be cancelled, why is the Governor allowing this. If we want to move on from this virus, then crap like that needs to stop.

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  28. Reserved55 says:

    Private doctor not included in the “models”

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    • DiogeneseVindicated says:

      This is phenomenal and us not getting traction at a time traction is needed. We should be seeing the results of 1k trial pretty quickly. Crossing fingers for putting the pedal to the metal on this.

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    • Landslide says:

      Please send to the President. It’s unthinkable that we are not using these meds in every hospital and clinic!

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    • alliwantissometruth says:

      Yeah, I’m not getting this. The combo of Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate, Zinc and Z-Pak keeps working over and over again in tests. Most tests have a 100% success rate

      Those drugs have been used for decades already, so a lot of data is known, but it seems mysteriously missing from much of the chatter

      Why?

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      • paper doll says:

        Because it’s 3.00 dollars for a box of 20 pills?

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      • DiogeneseVindicated says:

        I think President Trump is letting the medical community stir it by their cookbook but will push the pedal to the floor in about 3 days when results start coming in. I like to know about the 1k trial. Zelenko claims that it works best before the patient suffers lung damage. Hope it’s being spread to all stages. From what I’ve read haven’t been able to confirm if zinc supplement is being used in conjunction as Zelenko does.

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    • gabytango says:

      Dr. Zelenko’s exact recommendation (Zpack, Zinc, EmergenC) worked perfectly for my daughter in NYC how has recovered and now my daughter in Atlanta is on the same protocol.

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  29. Brant says:

    OK, so when the deep state realizes, “hey folks, this isn’t working either.”, how do they extricate themselves from this global boondoggle they have created? In fact, it’s working in the opposite direction. Trading Places comes to mind. “His poll numbers aren’t going down, they’re going up. How can that be? Hey, what are they doing there? Unless!!! They know something we don’t know. Mortimer, we have to get down there.”

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  30. Amy1212 says:

    POTUS made the wrong decision to extend the shutdown. I am utterly ticked off that he would do this based on “models”. More people have died of the flu. Heck, medical errors are 3rd leading cause of death in the USA. He just fu*k*d over so many deplorable business owners.

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    • logicforoneandall says:

      Yes, I agree. The fake news is now saying his poll numbers are going up.? I do not believe this. I commented on a post a week ago about going to Main Street or ask some of the deplorable‘s what they think. Many of his voters are pissed. I for one.

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    • Liberty Forge says:

      I too am disappointed — well, really stunned — with the April 30th date.

      That said, I completely trust President Trump.

      How can one measure an unknown? How can predictive models factor in unknown variables?

      It is not possible.

      He is going on instinct. He has more information than we have. The economy is important to him, as are the American people.

      I most definitely do not like this decision, yet I have to believe that there will be good & positive things that result from this experience.

      So, I do not believe that President Trump made the “wrong” decision. Instead, he made a very painful decision.

      And that statement is coming from someone who believes this ‘crisis’ is over-blown & manufactured.

      The virus is real. The reaction to it is not.

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      • Amy1212 says:

        Yes, all viruses are real. The overreaction to this virus by this President is just unfu*king believable and WRNG. I knew he was a germaphobe, but he has taken it to a whole new level. Next, should be avoid driving because we “MIGHT” get into an accident? I am so disappointed that he is listening to Fauci. I represent a lot of doctors. They are NOT smart business people! I am so pissed at POTUS for going along with this BS! I called the White House and told the operator to convey my message. I invite others to do the same.

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    • Chip Doctor says:

      You think?

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    • Richie5Angels says:

      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.[1] 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……WE ARE TAKING THE WRONG APPROACH…THIS MAKES IT WORSE….

      View at Medium.com

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    • FrankieZee says:

      And his talk of Gov taking over businesses if they get the money.

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  31. sunnyflower5 says:

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  32. SarahB says:

    So, if you’re laid off and your health insurance expires at the end of the month, and you go back to work in two months and regain insurance, I assume your deductable for the year will reset and have to be paid once again?

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    • FPCHmom says:

      If you are laid off, you have the right to extend your existing insurance via cobra.

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      • California Joe says:

        Wrong! If the company goes bankrupt COBRA ends! Even if the employer survives the laid off employee must pay 110% of the full health insurance premium meaning both the employer and employee portion. You’re looking at $1,100 a month for family coverage!

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        • Mist'ears Mom says:

          That’s what mine costs now – actually its more – for 1 person. This is my obongocare Blue Cross silver plan…with a $4,500 deductible.
          The gov will just give everyone a healthcare subsidy to pay for those premiums in stimulus package #2, 3 & 4.

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        • FPCHmom says:

          I understand that it might be expensive to continue existing healthcare under COBRA, but it is an option in the scenario described by SarahB that I was replying to.

          No need to yell at me with all the exclamation points.

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        • Yep mine is 1118 per month cobra

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      • CM-TX says:

        … But you’ll have to pay the entire premium yourself.

        Just want to recognize that’ll be hard for those with limited to no income + existing bills that may already consume much of their budget.

        These ahole “experts” [ie. FRAUDS] looking to destroy “average” people’s financial futures– have NO CLUE what that’s like… not to say the hurt isn’t very much intended, they just don’t give a shite. They likely have actual *working* models for that part.

        Chances are, you support/ed Trump– for that you must pay. That’s what this is ALL about.
        I just can’t figure why they (Dems/Left/Commies) think they’ll ever be seen as the saviors. Nobody is going to forget, much less forgive what they did!

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    • FPCHmom says:

      For 18 months.

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  33. Jimmy R says:

    If the NYC drug trials do not start Tuesday as promised, one week late after the last announced date of last Tuesday, I will begin to think that something’s up. How many New Yorkers died in the last week due to the postponed drug trials? Plenty, if the cocktails is proven to work by the large trial. Plenty.

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    • IGiveUp says:

      I posted this earlier on another thread:

      IGiveUp says:
      March 29, 2020 at 4:43 pm

      I want to be very clear here: PATIENTS IN NY ARE RECEIVING HYDROCHLORQUINE.

      My friend and former neighbor, 58 year old female, was admitted to the hospital yesterday afternoon on Long Island after 7 days of fever and flu like symptoms. She was beginning to have shortness of breath too. By midnight or so last night, she was put on Hydroxychloroquine and Zithromax. Her husband isn’t permitted to visit her but he gets something like 2x daily updates from a nurse. So tonight will be the first 24 hours. I am praying for her recovery and should know more about her condition tomorrow.

      This is the 3rd person I personally know from my former state of NY who has tested positive. Two others had mild symptoms and recovered unaided at home. One was a 25 year old relative and the other is the husband of the lady above. Husband and wife–both sick, she seriously, he not. Weird.

      Finally, where I currently live in FL, a doctor at our local hospital aged 67 I believe just died from CV. I didn’t know him personally but I did recognize him. This death made the news.

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    • Co says:

      The trials have already started. Maybe listen to the presser again, I can not remember at what time into it President Trump said that. Tuesday is the day they will share actual historical data for the United States.

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    • rich33y says:

      I believe POTUS said those trials started two days ago

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    • CM-TX says:

      Look for the countless videos by independent journalists & concerned citizens. Findings do NOT reflect what’s being reported.

      I’m also seeing reports of people having to correct reports of their family member’s deaths being falsely attributed to COVID. A FL man was alarmed to read in a paper, that COVID killed HIM!

      Others are saying regardless of any existing ailments/hospitalizations- deaths are being chalked up to (positive or not).

      When you have Fake News running score-cards, with major outlets celebrating each loss of life on death-counters… it kind of adds to the possibility that numbers are being fabricated.

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  34. The Devilbat says:

    Donald J Trump, the best president since George Washington.

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  35. Reserved55 says:

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  36. dondeg says:

    Everyone should settle down. Most of you probably don’t know, but the epidemiological models they use are old and well established. Almost as good as the models that put the Mars Rover on Mars. The empirical data is used to estimate the parameters of the model. Knowing these parameters is the entire purpose of the empirical data. The data does not exist on its own. Data by itself is meaningless without a model. And again I stress, these are reliable models (as opposed to say, climate change models).

    Ok, that said, there is enough data now that they have narrowed down the model parameters enough to make relatively reliable forecasts. These were stated where the amount of death is between about 80,000 – 200,000, with a peak in the next couple weeks.

    Trump said it several times: if we back out now, we can use the updated models to see what would happen, and what would happen is there would be more death.

    Hence, keep all this going about another 30 days.

    If we don’t do it, things will be worse than if we do it. That is why Trump is making this decision.

    Yes, it will be difficult for everyone. This is why Trump is calling it a war against an invisible enemy. We all have to hunker down and just deal with this. The alternative is lots more dead people.

    So, no, Trump is not being hypnotized by Fauci and such. He is, exactly as he said, making the responsible decision to minimize the loss of life.

    Like others have said: our grandparents got on ships and went and fought the Nazis. We can at least deal with this situation.

    Hunker in, don’t panic, and, like any natural disaster, this will pass. We’ll rebuilt and, like our glorious Leader says, we’ll be bigger, better, and stronger than ever before.

    BTW, I am a scientist and that’s why I can talk about the technical stuff with some confidence…because I do it for a living.

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    • cboldt says:

      Great post. Also, Trump is not relying on just Fauci. Fauci and Birx are in agreement, and there is an independent model that delivers similar results.
      I think there is still considerable uncertainty in the data, maybe over-reporting of COVID; and there is a treatment wildcard. The FDA is going to have to answer for whatever HCQ/Z-pack protocol is adopted in the next days.
      Finally, doctors kill a lot of people. Sometimes though honest error, sometimes through negligence, sometimes just simple ignorance, and sometimes to satisfy their bureaucrat overlords.

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      • Mist'ears Mom says:

        Yep-approx. 200,000 people a year die from being prescribed or given the wrong medication.
        200,000 and we shut down our nation because of 2,500 deaths….

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      • dondeg says:

        Thanks, cboldt. No, Trump is not relying only on Fauci. Trump has proven again and again, as he did again today, that he thinks for himself. He takes in all the views, then makes a decision. He is a real role model in that regard.

        Re data uncertainty, I agree. That is why the death estimate goes from 80-200k. That is the uncertainty of the data. But I am guessing the data is good enough to have narrowed the parameter space to where they can make the estimates we heard today. Actually, as you point out, the problem is the data, not the models. Birx seems to me to really know what she’s doing. She said a few things that, if you know modeling and data fitting, give me a lot of confidence in her. She is realistic about the limits of both the models and the data, which is great. She is not dogmatic about either of them. And even Fauci, for all the comments here on CTH, is still highly competent. In fact, in his position of director of NIAID he has exerted inordinate influence on this area for decades now. Anyway, stay safe!

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    • Co says:

      Thank you for you eloquently written post. I personally think this coming Tuesday the President will announce that the FDA has officially approved, the drug combination that are being trialed right now, to treat COVID-19. All practitioners will have the official green light to prescribe and I suspect we are stock piling these medications as I type.

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      • dondeg says:

        Thanks for the nice comment. I really hope that’s what happens! No matter what happens on Tuesday, this whole situation is like an extended storm. It will pass. As Pence keeps pointing out.

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    • jimmy2times2 says:

      Sorry dont see death rates topping anywhere close to 200k
      1st off we know in New York they call any death cv19 if person had cv19
      Italy this proved fo mean only 10 percent actually died of cv19. Even if it were half died or would have died. Its only half of numbers reported. Do even if we have what 2k to 2500k deaths bow
      Its half that at most I am getting
      So 1400 deaths in 3 months and I’m supposed to believe we will have 200k from this? What am I missing. I’m not a scientist but I can read!!!hoax!!

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    • Bigbadmike says:

      The models of the Spanish, Asian, Hong Kong, and Swine Flu shows that if people return too soon after the Spike, there is another one. I want this over with once and for all and if it means another 4 weeks, so be it. In the meantime, our workers will get paid until the economy gets back to normal. Laying employees off is the worst thing a company can do. It’s a sign of surrender and defeat. In 2009 we had to lay people off because Obama’s economy was a disaster and there was no hope. There was no help for small business because we were providing US jobs that were supposed to be Chinese. US Manufacturers were considered non-essential. BTW, we did have a rough week in sales, but it beat an average month of sales under Obama.

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      • dondeg says:

        You make an important point. During Oblahblahma, the economy was super weak. This is all happening in the context of a strong economy. I don’t think Trump is using wishful thinking when he talks about the rebound. The fundamentals are in place and I, like him, think there will be a super strong rebound after this storm passes.

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      • Chip Doctor says:

        My son was laid off from his job as a server. His boss was nice enough to urge him to file for unemployment ASAP. Not in the restaurant’s best interest. Without it, he would be completely screwed. This is very ugly for everyone. Nobody will escape this.

        However, as fast as things changed today, they can turn back the other way just as quickly. The meds are a big deal and the deep state medical community cannot hide the positive results past another 7 days. They will have to acknowledge that it works. As PT said last week…..it can be a game changer.

        IMO, PT is being blackmailed by the Fauci’s of the world. He is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. PT is the smartest guy in the room. He will lead us out of this.

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    • Richie5Angels says:

      if you were a scientist, you would KNOW this… I am going to keep posting this until everyone understands … THIS IS THE WRONG APPROACH

      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.[1] 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.

      View at Medium.com

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      • Mist'ears Mom says:

        It is not just the fresh air it is also access to Vitamin D. Vit D is critically important to health.
        People get sicker in the winter months bcz more time spent indoors and lack of sunlight—less Vitamin D.
        Americans have chronically low Vit D levels.

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        • vicschick says:

          I lived in Texas all my life. Sunshine galore. And, my level was at an 11 when tested 3 years ago. Now in Michigan where the sun rarely shines and I take 10,000 units a day. I am now never sick!

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    • logicforoneandall says:

      I’m an American and don’t want to sit in my home. Did the congress vote to add amendments to the constitution? If not, my civil liberties are being trampled! I could care less what scientist are saying to justify these actions. I will listen when my civil liberties are restored.

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      • dondeg says:

        I feel for you and agree with you. You and I and everyone else are of course still free to do what we want. If you want to risk the virus, all the power to you, I say. Me, I’m older and sitting at home isn’t such a bad thing and so I am okay with the situation. But by all means, be free, my friend!

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    • Skippy says:

      Thanks for your post!

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    • CM-TX says:

      You must have missed this…

      | Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson, who created the highly-cited Imperial College London coronavirus model, which has been cited by organizations like The New York Times and has been instrumental in governmental policy decision-making, offered a massive revision to his model on Wednesday. Ferguson’s model projected 2.2 million dead people in the United States and 500,000 in the U.K. from COVID-19 if no action were taken to slow the virus and blunt its curve. Ferguson thus dropped his prediction from 500,000 dead to 20,000. |

      https://www.dailywire.com/news/epidemiologist-behind-highly-cited-coronavirus-model-admits-he-was-wrong-drastically-revises-model

      Read elsewhere he also admitted to using a 13 year old model that was flawed. Whoops! 🤨

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  37. Deplore Able says:

    The thirty-something MSM reporters tried over and over to embarrass the President. It was like a Little League pitchers trying to strike out Babe Ruth. When will they learn?

    “It’s a long fly ball to deep center field…you can kiss that one goodbye!!!”

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  38. CTH Fan says:

    Nasty comment there sir, we Treepers try to keep things congenial with each other (at least the majority) and I know when I see “retired magistrate here” it is Marcia and will find Marcia’s comments interesting and informative.

    Thank you Marcia, your viewpoints are enjoyed by many of us.

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  39. bessie2003 says:

    The President said that the models the Task Force has used to determine this decision to extend will be released this Tuesday so we will get to see the numbers this decision was made from. Looking forward to those who are statistical analysts by trade to explain to us regular folk what they see as to why the decision to keep the restrictions in place make sense.

    Also, found myself smiling when the President talked about making business lunches deductible. When that deduction was taken away a lot of restaurants were hurt bigly. Will be nice to see that rectified, definitely will help spur people going to restaurants again once this is over. Love that President Trump is always looking ahead and considering the personal aspects of how these decisions affect people’s private lives.

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    • booger71 says:

      Although I don’t think nancy would allow it in a house bill, getting business deductibles back would be a good start. I would also like to see credit card interest rates deductible again for the people who must rely on them until someday they actually might get to go back to work again.

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      • paper doll says:

        “credit card interest rates deductible again for the people who must rely on them”

        Yes, because that debt will become as onerous as the huge student loans😕

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  40. islandpalmtrees says:

    The people who created this Hoax going must be willing to let people die without proper treatment. and willing to destroy a large portion of the economy.

    Who or what fits both of these criteria? Because what we are looking at is the result of a plan.

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  41. Grant says:

    He is now a former Trump Supporter:

    Sad.

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  42. gabytango says:

    Hello everyone, we’ve been having a major battle with this Coronavirus in that incredibly, two of my very fit, healthy daughters, one in Atlanta (26yo) and one in NYC (28yo) have it. They had ALL the symptoms. Before even hearing about the Zpack being a possible solution, we immediately FedEx’d 500mg ZPack, Zinc Picolinate, EmergenC and they’ve had hot tea with Manuka honey and chicken soup.

    NYC daughter is now recovering after 3 weeks, the Atlanta daughter was so anxious in isolation alone with low-grade temperature/lung pain/chest cramping/respiratory issues, she went last night to a Buckhead ER (it was EMPTY!!!). After chest X-ray, EKG for racing heart and other exams, Doctor said she had the Coronavirus, but could NOT give her any treatment because the CDC still has NOT given guidelines for treatment! Doctor told her even if she gets officially tested positive, (she was given an April 1st appointment last week for Covid Testing by the Atlanta Hotline she was required to call), they STILL will NOT be able to provide any medicine! He sent her home within 5 hours with the advice to “isolate and hydrate!!!”

    She had told him she was taking a 500mg Zpack and he asked where she got it. When she told him her parents, he looked annoyed. He told her the Zpack would NOT work. Then the nurse told her to take Ibuprofen for the lung pain! – it is now common knowledge you can only take Tylenol for the Covid issues! Sheesh!!!! What is wrong with our healthcare system??

    Thank God, by His mercy and grace, we “happened” to have the exact 500mg strong dosage of the Pack to give our daughters! Usually here, it is only 250mg! In combination with the above I listed, this is what the world doctors who have been successfully treating patients are saying to try! The ZPAK works! My NYC daughter is now recovered after 3 weeks and today is the Atlanta daughter’s third day of the Zpack. Praying she, too, will begin feeling better soon.

    The horror of all this is what if we didn’t have the medicine?? And what is the point of Covid Testing if they have NO medicine to give you?? For recording numbers and create panic? This bureaucratic red tape will kill people. They think they should do months of “clinical trials??” What do dying people have to lose? And both the hydroxychloroquine and the Zpack have been used for many reasons without consequences for many years! We are aghast. So disappointed.

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    • Mist'ears Mom says:

      How do the Dr’s know your daughters have this without the unreliable test? How do you know it isn’t just the regular seasonal flu they have?

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      • gabytango says:

        They did an X-ray due to her lung pain and chest cramping, did an EKG for her heart racing, platelet test, blood work, D-Dimer test (for blood clots)….everything came back fine. Doctor said the heart racing and cramping chest and lung pain were “just” symptoms of the Covid. Definitely not a seasonal flu.

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        • Mist'ears Mom says:

          a doctor said they were just “symptoms” yea right…

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        • Mist'ears Mom says:

          Sound more like an anxiety attack. None of those symptoms are cold/flu symptoms which is what CV-19 is.
          They can’t tell the difference btwn flu strands without actually getting tests that confirm there are millions of the virus in the system. Unfortunately they don’t have those tests.

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    • Thank God you were there for your daughter.

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      • gabytango says:

        We were desperate for her because we live in Miami and couldn’t even fly or drive there because she is contagious. Thanking God we had the Zpack from relatives in South America to FedEx her, along with all the other items.

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  43. disgustedwithjulison says:

    I think Trump knew all along that he would have to extend out to April 30th. He can always shorten…but by trolling the Easter date out there he got every Democrat on record that the country shouldn’t open up that early. Will be hard to make commercials saying Trump devastated the economy by keeping the country closed when every single Democrat is now officially on record.

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      Easter, though, is not a holiday to be trolled, if that is what he did. As a Christian, it is revered. The hope of many, including myself, was increased when he spoke about opening back up the country by Easter. I am to wager that a lot of people took him seriously and not as trolling. In addition, people believed it when he and Pence said 15 days to “flatten the curve.” I would not be surprised if the White House receives an abundance of messages from people who are not happy about the new extension.

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  44. JRD says:

    Why doesn’t the obnoxious media have to stay home?

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  45. Bendix says:

    People have had their doctor appointments cancelled. We can’t wait.
    Wash your hands, don’t touch your face, life goes on.

    You can’t get the virus from a sick person if they don’t cough or sneeze on you.
    This is why Romney say right next to Rand Paul and doesn’t have it.

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  46. Paul says:

    I disagree with trump on this one. Those that want to go back to work, should. They know the risks. Those that don’t want to chance being infected, should stay at home. It really is that simple. My business is 100%internet based. I don’t have to deal with any of this. My packages are disinfected before we ship them. We are booming. n Think outside the box and thrive.

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    • butch cassidy says:

      One little problem there, what about the states that the governors have shut down? And you can bet that there will be more to come. This is not just about what Trump is doing this is also about what the states have already done. Unless you have an essential job, you probably don’t have a job to go back to and Trump didn’t do that and Trump can’t change that.

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    • Richie5Angels says:

      no one is going to be left to buy your products at 50% unemployment unfortunately..

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      • TheWanderingStar says:

        That’s 81M+ folks out of work. 50% would be 2x 1933 great depression unemployment rate of 24%. Would like to know how you arrived at your 50% number other than extracting it our of your ass.

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    • The people that get the spread from those hearty souls who want to take the risk might disagree.

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  47. cantcforest says:

    No,I didn’t watch the presser. I am astounded at the tone which this section tocaok on. Did everyone here forget that PDJT holds his cards close and doesn’t tell his enemies everything,often just what they are wanting to hear.
    I will be very surprised if the guidelines don’t suggest substantial easing by mid-April and the Dimm governors will be left swinging.

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  48. Garavaglia says:

    None of us can predict the future. A family member who is on the front lines in the ER (a physician) has been informed that they expect this thing to peak in MID MAY in central Florida. Hopefully that estimate proves to be wrong, but knowing this alone, I cannot argue The President’s decision to continue the parameters he has put in place. I will say that it appears they haven’t had a major influx of cases where this family member is, but they are expecting it. Things can be adjusted at any time.

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    • CountryDoc says:

      The futher the peak is away, the better we’ll be prepared for it. What if we confirm a 90% cure rate or prophylactic rate, or better yet, prevention that also confers immunity. Delay is good with respect to war against the disease. Knowledge gained in the gap may enable us to restart the economy

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    • mimbler says:

      I have yet to hear anyone explain what would cause this virus to peak. I see only four ways it could.

      1) burns itself out through herd immunity. That would take a lot of infected people, and places like mine where there are few cases would be starting from scratch and would peak quite a long time from now.

      2) Social distancing creates an equilibrium with the virus so it quits expanding, but as soon as you stop the social distancing it would flare up again.

      3) Vaccine creates immunity, but that is a year away at least.

      4) They are hoping warm weather will cause an end to this particular coronavirus season, and it will fade away till fall.

      None of these will happen by the end of April except maybe number 4, so what is our real exit strategy?

      They might be stalling us, hoping that one or more of the therapeutics pans out, or that soon to be fielded antibody testing shows that most who get the disease get over it on their own.

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  49. Stephen F. Paul says:

    I”ve said it before and I’ll say it again ,Thank GOD we have President Trump at the helm . I get a kick out of the people posing as journalist trying to trip up the president for the sake of creating a negative spin. They’ve whipped up their base with so much Hate that they can’t help themselves and have to come up with something. I think this is what leads to them to just making it up a lot of the times.
    It only just goes to show you who and what these people are ,at a time like this they are trying to Trip up the one guy who is trying to do the best he can for us . No other president looking back could have done anything close,they would have never been able to make the hard choices he has like closing down the borders.

    Thank You President Donald J. Trump

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