April 3rd – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1170

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1,452 Responses to April 3rd – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1170

  1. pyromancer76 says:

    My comment dome time ago is still awaiting moderation. I think it is important enough to bring it forward. I think we should be back to work on April 30. This, I believe, will take coordinated going after every data point, most especially where is the triad medicine, what are the cure rates, and how will this be distributed.

    pyromancer76 says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. April 3, 2020 at 10:38 am
    My guesses
    1. Briefings – President Trump is letting all “officials” speak their piece publicly. Everyone speaking is on record; everyone viewing can see those who speak untruths or who simply are wrong. All on the record. All this while the virus runs its course under his two time lines – April 15 and April 30. Treatments are publicized. President Trump’s favorability ratings as a great leader skyrocket.

    2. Meanwhile – his admin is correcting a broken healthcare system – with all data delivered to White House and CoVid-10 Task Force, including “ending all meds made in China” campaign.
    3. Meanwhile – Borders are closed, drug-runner criminals (also probably human traffickers) are caught and indicted.

    4. Meanwhile – Multinational corps who want to trade with China are brought to heel, e.g., 3M.

    5. I’m certain there are many other “meanwhiles.”

    6. I am expecting all briefings going forward to include info and questions about hydroxychloroquine+zinc+azithromycin; antibody testing for immunity; vaccine info; and all other treatments.

    7. I expect — demand — (hope) — that the task force is questioned about where is all the cholorquine medicine stockpiled right now and how is it accounted for; can those have used it for years for chronic illness therapy – e.g., lupus, rheumatoid arthritis – continue to get their regular meds; where are the federal stats on treatment of CoVid19 with these meds. I believe the briefings should now begin with this data.

    8. For American patriots, even more than commies, never let an opportunity go to waste. I believe this is how our President is using the pandemic emergency. All the “powers” that were “forbidden” to him by the old guard for 3-1/2 years he is exercising during this crisis. The states now own the downside.

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    • madeline says:

      Instead of questions from the media the President should take questions from the people. There should be a mechanism to send question to the White House– they can choose 20 or so and answer them. The White house could have 24 hours to contact the right person to answer the question asked. I thought Navarro was so right on yesterday–I want those kinds of answers.

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  2. Jimmy R says:

    Things that are far too complicated to model with precision:

    1. The economy
    2. The climate
    3. A pandemic

    Far too many variables, feeback loops. Close enough to chaos. An economist, a climate scientist, and an epidemiologist can give the basic gist of what is going on and what might happen, but they can’t given you anything precise and accurate at the same time.

    I go to infection2020.com and eyeball the curves. Click on log, click on cases and new cases to get rid of them. You can look at the log graph of the deaths line. Also, the tally of deaths shows a sliding window of how many deaths there have been in the last 24 hours. I think I have been as accurate as the modelers in my guesses, and, aside from exponential growth and log graphs, I don’t know jack.

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    • Tseg says:

      The only guarantee a model can provide is that its output WILL NOT be the actual result. What we can gain from the model is that: people will die and that: if steps are taken to distance, less people will die from China-flu. I don’t think I’ve once heard that ancillary death impacts were factored into the models; ie, if steps are taken to distance, people will die in many other ways.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Again models are NOT meant to provide the definitive answers. They provide a range of answers with varying degrees of confidence in their accuracy. That is why even the CDC numbers for even the “established” maladies of life in the USA come listed as range of values. That is where the President make a mistake, i the beginning, when he allowed these butt heads to publish only worst case modeling numbers without explanation and as “definitive” answers. He can still rectify the mistake by having these clowns explain their models, the constant updates and add the context of the proper use of modeling outputs.

      Also anybody who has done modeling or used (abused) it, knows models can be manipulated to always give the “right”, desired answer. That is the major danger of modeling coupled with corrupt “experts”.

      I did this for 30+ years professionally with engineering models, financial models and operational performance models. The principles are ALL exactly the same. The President would also understand these point as every single construction bid he approved and disapproved came with cost models and business performance models.

      Models are used as decision support tools assessing: risk, trends, and providing performance indicators. They change constantly as assumptions are changed (or better yet replaced with data or more accurate math descriptions) and more accuracy is added to data or math modules to improve confidence.

      This would remove the worst case model numbers from the news and leave only the over hyped actual numbers to address by adding the context of every other malady still present day to day despite our best efforts to remove them.

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      • Jimmy R says:

        Great points, thanks.

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      • vikingmom says:

        Models are only as accurate as the numbers being put into them and we need to start demanding MUCH better information as to what numbers are being input to the models!

        A Lancet article in 2013 found the IHME (which is THE primary agency that Fauci and Birx are using in order to advise the President) had a history of a “lack of transparency” and “[fell] short of allowing full independent replication of all results”.

        In layman’s terms, it is Garbage In, Garbage Out but that “garbage” is being used to justify shutting down our entire economy!

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        • thedoc00 says:

          True about the answers vs data used. More important is the math and assumptions used to actually compose them. Yet, that is not the point.

          The point is the models are being cited as providing the definitive answer which is NEVER True. The models should be cited as only one of the factors being considered when making a decision. They need to be put in their proper place and context. Models need fully discussed in terms of limits, answers, purpose of use etc. if one wants to expose any outputs from them to the public. Otherwise you get allot of sharpshooting and abuse of the data as we are seeing occur.

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    • mostlyogauge says:

      An economist, a climate scientist, and an epidemiologist walk into a bar ……

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  3. vikingmom says:

    OK Treepers… here is my idea but I will need help implementing it!

    We are getting so many fake stories of the number of covid deaths and so much fear p*** thrown at us every day from the media and the totalitarian politicians on the left and we need to start countering it with facts!

    We need to start gathering numbers from each state health department that list the total number of deaths, from all causes, including influenza, for the last five years and then we need to put that up against the current numbers that we are getting, that are all being attributed to Coronavirus!

    Many people, myself included, believe that this is a totally manufactured crisis and that the total number of deaths this year are absolutely no different than the total number of deaths that occur every year… Because, despite what Dr. Fauci insists, people actually die every single day and we have never before shut down our entire economy because of it.

    If we can get hard numbers that show X number of deaths, from all causes, for the January through April time., from 2015 through 2019, and then get that same information for this year, it might wake a bunch of people up as to what is really happening here! And we need to bombard the White House with charts so the president will be able to present facts to the American people and not allow the demonstratively corrupt WHO, CDC, FDA, and NIH control the narrative any longer!

    I am going to start trying to gather data here from Washington State and see how easy it is to find. Who is with me and where do you live?

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    • pochas94 says:

      To be sure the President is getting good numbers, a team of outside auditors is needed. There is too much of a tendency to prolong a “crisis’ by those who benefit, to believe them without question. We need to put this “crisis” to bed ASAP.

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    • WVNed says:

      Past performance of our experts on disease control

      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 20 million new STIs occur every year in this country, half of those among young people aged 15–24.
      Climbing 5 years straight

      About 1 in 2 people ages 14-49 in the U.S. are infected with HSV-1, which is the typical cause of oral herpes. However, increasing numbers of genital herpes cases are caused by HSV-1.

      In 2015, rates of the three most common reportable STIs—chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis—reached a record high level. The approximately 1.5 million reported cases of chlamydia represent the highest number of annual cases of any condition ever reported to CDC.

      A stellar record.
      There are many more diseases common in our population. Please note that dying from one of them no longer counts.

      And people think wearing a thin cloth mask in public will save them when they clearly can’t keep their clothes on.

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    • Somebody's Gramma says:

      But wait!! Nancy is pulling together a “commission” to investigate!! Surely she will make sure the numbers are correct because it’s her agenda to defy Trump no matter how stupid it makes her and her party look. LOL. But, seriously, my state has the numbers posted on the health website. Our numbers are very small in Idaho. Everyone is taking it seriously, but because we are mostly small, scattered, rural communities, everyone is helping everyone else out. Things haven’t changed that much. I admire your willingness to attack such a large project. Having participated in similar projects, I know how huge the undertaking could be. Mostly because you have to rely on the integrity of the underlying mechanisms for reporting and you have no way of independently verifying them. But, I applaud you.

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    • gda53 says:

      ClimateAudit twitter feed (and others) have detailed figures for Italy – 2020 deaths to date versus 2019 deaths to same date (and some charts comparing .

      They are pretty devastating.

      For those hanging their hat on the report that “only 12% of deaths in Italy were really from Covid” or whatever, your narrative has collapsed.

      Stop spreading fake news. Ignorance is no excuse.

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      • mostlyogauge says:

        gda53, I have to disagree with you until you can cite some specific numbers regarding Italy. Everything I’ve read indicates that the Italian population, for the most part on average, and especially in northern Italy, is older, lives in suboptimal conditions, live in housing very close together, have LOTS of smokers, lots of health issues, have lots of Chinese immigrants working in garment factories, and also have LOTS of Chinese going back and forth from Italy to chicom country. The average age of Italians dying recently is what, 80? 81? And a lot of those had health issues that were exacerbated by not only the current covid, but due to other causes.

        I did see this on one of the feeds: the NET increase in hospitalizations and intensive care in Italy has considerably decelerated in past week. But still increasing and remain at very severe levels.

        Hospitalizations and intensive care – for what? No details are given in the specific feed. What are they actually dying of? What are the actual health issues that contribute to the underlying data totals? That information is not provided.

        How can you tell people to stop spreading fake news because the narrative has collapsed when you don’t provide any data to back up what you said?

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        • gda53 says:

          I do expect that people will look where I directed them to look. However, if you insist (hope this works).

          Numbers from Italy

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          • tlhoward says:

            They don’t WANT to see it: they go in search of H1N1 facts.

            Further, they never seem to understand that the middle aged and senior citizens of the USA often get flu shots which protect them from the most devastating effects of the seasonal flu. That alone means such folks feel they can go to work and not risk death.

            The other thing that makes this virus different from the flu viruses we’re used to is that you can be fine one minute feeling either NO symptoms or “flu symptoms” then w/out warning your lower lung fill with mucous and you are likely to die. With the flu, you have warnings that get you to a doctor or hospital where protective measures can see to you’ll survive with fluids, antibiotics to ward off secondary infections, and respiratory treatments.

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      • dwpender says:

        I’m not endorsing any 12% number from Italy or elsewhere, but I’d like to know –for the US as well as other somewhat reliable reporting countries: What % of Wuhan Flu deaths had other known COMORBIDITIES?

        Why can’t our own CDC — who has this info as well as lots more on a DAILY basis, tell US the numbers?

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        • mostlyogauge says:

          Good question, dwpender. What other causes of death are the Italians, or anyone else for that matter, mixing in with the known cause of death being only covid-19? We may never know ……

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      • 7delta says:

        The “fake news narrative” that on reevaluation of case fatality rates, Italy found only 12% died from Covid-19 is from Professor Walter Ricciardi, Scientific Adviser to Italy’s Minister of Health.

        He said: “On re-evaluation by the National Institute of Health, only 12 per cent of death certificates have shown a direct causality from coronavirus, while 88% patients who have died have at least one pre-morbidity – many had two or three. Recording the numbers of those who die with Coronavirus will inflate the CFR as opposed to those that died from Coronavirus, which will deflate the CFR.

        “This does not mean that Covid-19 did not contribute to a patient’s death, rather it demonstrates that Italy’s fatality toll has surged as a large proportion of patients have underlying health conditions. Experts have also warned against making direct comparisons between countries due to discrepancies in testing.

        Professor Ricciardi also stated: “… the country’s mortality rate is far higher due to demographics – the nation has the second oldest population worldwide – and the manner in which hospitals record deaths. ”

        https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/have-many-coronavirus-patients-died-italy/        

        https://www.cebm.net/covid-19/global-covid-19-case-fatality-rates/     

        And, that’s where the 12% came from and Professor Ricciardi hasn’t issued any corrections. Mr. Climate Change appears to be the one making errors by using incomplete (if not select) data for comparison to yield inaccurate conclusions. Maybe he needs a hockey stick graph. Oh wait, that one was fudged too.

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    • CheetoGuido says:

      I live in Texas and I was able to get numbers for 2013-2015. But that is it. They do not have any other year stats on the dshs.texas.gov page. I also can’t find this year’s numbers.
      january February March April May
      2015 – 18796 15434 16958 15431 15831
      2014 – 17844 14928 16071 14756 15037
      2013 – 18222 14299 15731 14395 14310

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    • RetiredEE says:

      It is already been implemented and has been running for a while. This site appears to be tracking each state, putting the data into a spread sheet, then publishing it. If you want the data they will give it to you. If you want to audit their data then you can cross check it with the state published data. I’ve been watching this site for a coupe weeks and it appears to be tracking the states I’ve checked on.

      https://covidtracking.com/data

      If you want to see how it tracks with the models here is a site that provides a model that is updated with actual data on a daily data. You can see each state also showing hospital loading projections. Another one to track and verify.

      https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections

      Just a suggestion.

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      • vikingmom says:

        Thanks RetiredEE

        I know about the second link – it is from the IHME, which is the Gates funded institute that Fauci and Birx are using. But as I dig into their numbers I am coming up with lots of questions. For my state, Washington, they indicate that we will hit peak deaths on April 11th and at that time will exceed our ICU bed capabilities. Their site lists total beds in Washington State as 4907, with 341 of those being specifically designated as ICU beds. (Their estimate is that 350 ICU beds will be needed on April 11th)

        However, according to an AP Story in USA Today, Kaiser did a tally of ICU beds across the country, county by county, to show rural areas that do not have any ICU beds. That story shows ICU beds in just King County Washington at 450, which is over 100 more than IHME lists for the whole state!! Taking the numbers for Snohomish, King, and Pierce counties together, there are 711 ICU beds in the greater Puget Sound area, so more than double the number that IHME says will be needed on the very worst day in our state! https://khn.org/news/as-coronavirus-spreads-widely-millions-of-older-americans-live-in-counties-with-no-icu-beds/

        These are the numbers that we need to get some clarity on so that decisions will be made based on facts. I have contacted our local media with this info and asked them to look into it. Will see if anything happens!

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  4. safvetblog says:

    Rush going ballistic about discrepancies between models being relied on by Gov.t vs reality. Also demands to see modelers in public to defend their work. We gotta get Trump free of the Fauci/Birx trap!!

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    • Leaving says:

      I’ve thought about this and I don’t see that Trump had a choice but to take the actions he has, so far.

      Assume for a minute the model was completely wrong and the number of total flu deaths would be consistent with past years.

      Now assume that Trump recognized this and decided not to take any significant action.

      Finally, assume that actual deaths from COVID virus would be accurate (i.e. low numbers).

      He would have been blamed for ALL COVID virus deaths because he didn’t do anything with the mantra “One death is too many”.

      There was simply no upside to own from not taking demanded actions.

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      • Trump will get blamed for every negative till he leaves office in Jan 2025. The real consequences of this have and will continue to be worse than the virus.

        I know, I know just wait 2 more weeks then numbers will be staggering, also no opening economy til no one dies. 1954 Asian flu killed over 100k Americans with a much smaller population total.

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      • Betty says:

        That is why we need a Nation wide Covid-19 antibody survey – to find out who what is really going on.

        I believer a whole lot of people had this China virus in January. The only people who seem to be getting into bad outcomes are the elderly and people with chronic medical conditions.

        So:
        1.) If there is a sizeable group of people with acquired immunity across the country.
        2.) There is an effective, inexpensive and easily obtainable treatment for everyone else.
        3.) If the elderly and infirm remain sequestered and are monitored till the worse if over.

        I see no reason why we can’t get back to work on Easter Monday. All we need to do is get President Trump to have epidemiologist from all over the country submit their recommendations for National Anti-body Survey and the protocol for the survey is a census of their recommendations. That way Dr. Fauci and all the rest are out of the drivers seat.

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      • Magabear says:

        PDJT will be blamed by the left for wuhan deaths regardless of what he does. And now by following the advice of the doom doctors, he will also get blamed for the next great depression.

        Regional declarations of emergency where needed would’ve been prudent, but not a national one. When a hurricane hits Florida, we don’t shut down Wyoming.

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        • CM-TX says:

          Excellent comparison. I can’t see how one comes back from a knee-jerk reaction that went too far. But I’ll be happy to be proven wrong.

          However, I do think the tiny window to do so– permanently CLOSED on “Day 16.”

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      • pochas94 says:

        When Trump decides to let the citizens make their own decisions on protective measures, the libs will explode. He’ll expect this and do the right thing anyway, and his poll numbers will explode upward as well.

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    • Julia Adams says:

      Dr Fauci is the virus who was brought in to infect the economy, create panic, fear and chaos, stop Trump rallies and bring the USA to its knees. Enough is enough. Dump Fauci now

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    • CountryClassVulgarian says:

      I have a suspicion. Its starts with the fact that the drive bys are attacking Jared Kushner after his appearance at the briefing yesterday. and the reports Rush is reading about how the “modelers” are “concerned” about the numbers the White House has been using. The implication is that the President is misusing their work. I don’t think any one knew Jared was on the Task Force. By trotting him out yesterday I believe President Trump sent a message to the coup-sters, “I am on to you”. I have also been saying that I suspect President Trump has a red line and he is not going to go pass it. No matter what the “scientist”, “experts”, “doctors” and “Modelers” say.

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      • pyromancer76 says:

        Yes, the magnificent mind of Jared Kushner was a thing to behold yesterday. Thank you, sir, for a clear mind and a wise soul. I think we begin to get to the bottom of much of what has been going on.

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        • CountryClassVulgarian says:

          I’m not sure why you are snarking. My point was not about anything Jared said. I Never said or indicated anything about him being a “clear mind and a wise soul”.

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      • mostlyogauge says:

        Excellent point, CCV. Our VSGPDJT has a lot, LOT more information than we do. I trust him to always do the right thing. He has so far. As Sundance has said, our 45 doesn’t go for perfect solutions, he goes for the optimal solution given the time, the issues, and possible solutions. Perfect is the enemy of good and getting anything done. President Trump hasn’t let us down yet. He said he would never, ever let us down. I stand with him.

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  5. treehouseron says:

    So if you step back and look at what Fauci has done as a job, we have him in February (?) saying this isn’t anything for American to worry about, he’s now in March (last week) acting like it’s the end of the world. He has said the death rate would be as high as 4% when it’s around 1% right now and going to drop further….. he has about faced on face masks…. and the model he has been touting has been routinely proven with actual data to be 400% off.

    This guy should be fired, with cause, after this is all over if not now.

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    • Garavaglia says:

      Do you really think firing him right now would be wise?

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    • Charles Darwin says:

      Fauci has reportedly been getting death threats and has his own security detail. Maybe the President could just hide him away for his own safety, but he MUST be taken off TV.

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    • Skippy says:

      “Dr. Fauci: “This is not a major threat for the people in United States, and this is not something the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about”

      Dr. Fauci said that on January 21, 2020. He was already advising President Trump by phone. Why wasn’t that comment revealed weeks ago to the American public?

      That comment is going to put a huge damper on the Pelosi/Schiff opinion that President Trump should have known and acted earlier in January 2020! As it were, our dear President was wise enough to prohibit China flights on January 29.

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    • CountryClassVulgarian says:

      He is now out there saying he does not believe the models because they are full of unknowns. At lot of folks here at CTH have been saying he is not to be trusted. I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt. I am no longer giving him any benefit.

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  6. John says:

    President Trump had to correct Dr. Birx on their daily Coronavirus briefing yesterday.

    Dr. Birx was complaining that the curve is not going down like other countries and the people are not following the guidelines and we must do more.

    President Trump interrupted Dr. Birx immediately and spent about 5 minutes correcting Dr. Birx that the curves in many states are flat and not going up. Why would a brilliant Doctor who has the gift of communicating in detail, make such a critical error in a clear identifiable fact that can destroy the hopes of ending this Coronavirus soon?

    Why wouldn’t Dr. Fauci promote Hydroxchloroquine now that the FDA has approved it after attacking it earlier?

    Why wouldn’t Dr. Fauci promote preventative measures like Vitamin D and A?

    Why would Dr. Fauci continue to promote the locking down of this entire country?

    Why would Dr. Fauci want to lock down the entire country until no one tests positive for Coronavirus?

    IMO; P/T KNOWS Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx are globalist.
    1. P/T knows Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx are misleading the country.
    2. P/T knows the Dr. Fauci has been wrong about the 2 million deaths.
    3. P/T knows Dr. Fauci has been wrong about the 200,000 deaths,
    4. P/T KNOWS Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx will be wrong in projecting between 100,000 to 250,000 deaths by April 15th.
    5. P/T knows in the U.S. since November 2019 the Coronavirus (5-months) has killed (maybe) 6,098 and maybe it was not the primary cause.
    6. P/T knows in 2009 the H1N1 Virus infected 1.4 billion, killed 575,000 worldwide and did not crush the healthcare systems.
    7. P/T knows it would be impossible for the Coronavirus that infects 1 million and kills 55,000, is destroying everything around the world.
    8. P/T knows 6,098 Coronavirus deaths in the U.S. with a population of 340,000 million could not have destroyed the country’s medical infrastructure.
    9. P/T knows currently there is probably about 63,000 flu deaths in the United States and Only about 6,098 Coronavirus deaths.

    This list can continue to over several hundred items.

    President Trump allowed the globalist Dr. Birx and Dr. Fauci to destroy themselves.

    President Trump allowed the coup to destroy themselves for the last 3 years.

    President Trump will open up the country no later than May 1, 2020.

    President Trump will implement justice in the near future.

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    • treehouseron says:

      He’s in a hard spot where he has to pay lip service to these doomsday prophets in case it turns out to be somewhat pointing towards correct, but he largely believes exactly what you said. So he has to walk the line and be very careful because it’s not only his ass on the line, it’s people’s lives on one side (if the virus is as bad as they claim) and it’s people’s livelihood on the other side (if the economy is destroyed).

      I think President Trump has done a great job all things considered, and it sucks what has happened but he didn’t really have the option to stop all the shutdowns, the governors were going to do it anyways.

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      • Tseg says:

        Agreed, the President is in a tough spot… he needs to follow the advice of the ‘experts’ to some degree, even if only for optics. President Trump is a master at turning lemons into lemonaide. I suspect he has a plan for this country to come out ahead on the other side of all this… vs. taking the position of “I heard the medical experts and decided to disregard them”. As a result of all this, I suspect:
        – our borders will end up more secure
        – our government, not foreign bankers, will have control of our money system
        – more items critical to the national health, safety and wellbeing will be produced in the US
        – a number of other things we may or may never know

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        • Chip Doctor says:

          He is letting the American people figure how full of crap these people are. Once enough people are wise to the plot….he will go against there demands. It’s coming by Easter.

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      • John says:

        Yes, I agree. P/T was checked for this moment, not checkmated. Like in all wars you have battles and P/T had to play along to make sure this is just another globalist plot.

        P/T as always, will take this uncontrollable situation to further justify securing our borders, bringing home voluminous manufacturing jobs, leverages and power to further checkmate China, understanding the stupidity of our medical systems etc.

        P/T will also win this battle.

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        • ezpz2 says:

          John, this sounds like ‘trust the plan’ 87d chess happy talk.

          The country is on the verge of economic, societal collapse, making us vulnerable to authoritarian rule, which is what the demonrats want.

          Are you really saying that President Trump allowed all this just to expose those two hoity toity ‘scientists’ and to let them destroy themselves (paraphrasing you from a previous comment) scorched earth style?

          We need a swift, effective course correction, and I DO trust President Trump to make that correction, but brutal honesty and tough love are needed here, not justifying his deference to the pence led task force.

          In. My. Opinion.

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          • John says:

            YOU WROTE: Are you really saying that President Trump allowed all this just to expose those two hoity toity ‘scientists’ and to let them destroy themselves (paraphrasing you from a previous comment) scorched earth style?

            MY REPLY: Please read the above thread carefully. Some common sense points that should be apparent;
            1. P/T had to make sure the coronavirus is not going to kill millions of people.
            2. P/T understands the prearranged fear created by the globalist is very difficult to fight and decided to strategically understand/confirm the truth regarding the coronavirus.
            3. P/T as always, keeps his enemies close to reveal themselves of their fake unreliable facts/models that has been consistently materially incorrect. (Fake Facts, Fake News, Fake Laws).
            4. P/T in two weeks (April 15) when 100,000 to 250,000 people or their original 2-million projection did not die because of the coronavirus, this gives the President leverage and he will take credit for savings hundreds of thousands of lives.
            5. After P/T educated himself and confirmed to himself this is de minimis compared to the regular yearly flu that also allowed to set-up and outplay Dr. Birx and Dr. Fauci; this will give P/T safe harbor to win this battle.
            6. Etc.

            P/T is tracking the economic situation hourly to ensure we can recover and his timing in opening up the country is the entire ballgame.

            IMO; when proving there will not be 100,000 to 250,000 deaths in the next 14 days; he should start to open the country on April 16th. If P/T waits until May 1 it will be obvious that I only have limited knowledge compared to the President. P/T is way ahead of all of us in his planning.

            Note:
            P/T kept his enemies close since Nov 8, 2016 to discover who was involved in the coup, what they did, allowing them to try and cover-up their criminal actions of framing P/T of criminal acts that they actually did and allowing the coup to create additional mountains of paper/digital trails of evidence. The coup also created mountains of conflicting testimonies that does not even match the paper trails. Also he educated the American people of the corruption.

            P/T as always allowed the coup/criminal to destroy themselves for easy prosecutions.

            P/T will implement Justice.

            P/T will open up the country by May 1.

            P/T will deal with China.

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          • mostlyogauge says:

            ezpz2, President Trump has to walk a VERY fine line. There are still enough crazies in Congress that would vote to impeach and convict. President Trump has definitely GOT this. I posted above, I trust him to do the right thing. He will never, ever let us down. He knows a LOT more than we do. He knows a LOT more than all the weenies in the fed gummint. We will get through this and our 45 will be leading the way. We will win this one too.

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    • treehouseron says:

      By the way, before Scott Adams completely lost his mind over this virus crap, he made a great point about President Trump, an observation he called “Pacing and Leading”.

      President Trump is trying to once again Pace, and Lead, this coronavirus thing.
      I’ll give an example. When the terrorists shot up that business in Cali, President Trump the next day called for a Muslim ban. This was exactly what the hell I was thinking, that was my reaction too. He said we have to stop these people from coming in the country, because they hate us and we don’t know which are which. After we all agreed (on this side)…. he tempered the position and said we should ban travel from 7 countries that were hot spots. We all followed with him and agreed (pretty much) with the tempered position.

      So he paced us by agreeing with us ‘yeah, Kick ’em all out!’ and then lead us to a more moderate position after we all agreed he was our leader! “Well, definitely block travel from those 7 countries!” In reality the Obama administration had already indentified those 7 states, so it was a pretty moderate position.

      —————————————————————————-

      So now, he’s doing the same thing. People are freaking the hell out, and acting like we’re all going to die, so Trump jumps right in and paces them. “It’s going to be bad, but we’re going to get through it” and suggesting all these draconian measures we have to do. The data is beginning to show that’s too heavy handed… so Trump is about to LEAD us all back to a more moderate position, such as, let’s all protect the elderly and certain hotspot areas, and let the rest of the country go back to normal… which is a more moderate position.

      He’s trying to pace and lead us again, in the biggest possible way. He’s done it hundreds of times before, so he’s attempting to do it on a HUGE level right now, it’s very tricky. Notice his approval ratings went up to 60% or so last week on this Virus thing. That was him pacing us, he gathered up at least 60% of the country and lined up with what they were thinking…. now comes the leading part, where he tries to get the jittery amongst us to let him lead us back to the middle.

      Brilliant, Genius level Leader we’re watching right now.

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    • Janice says:

      Yep…P/T sees all of this, has a plan, misleads his enemies and in the process has to mislead his supporters leaving them hints/glues, common sense logic and his historical business war strategies so they don’t panic. Lateral thinkers understands P/T strategic war plans easily.

      American has not been allowed to reach its full potential for the past 25 years because of corruption.

      When P/T implements justice MAGA will become greater than ever.

      This coronavirus and most importantly “Justice” will also gain P/T millions of new voters that wouldn’t happen even if P/T spent billions of dollars during this next presidential campaign.

      P/T will win the next presidential election in a landslide.

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    • mtg50 says:

      I disagree with some of your P/T knows. He is not on to the bogus predictions of the models. Remember he was moving towards opening the U.S by Easter. Fauci and Birx then showed him the Murray projections leading to the very somber press conference on Sunday and PT extending the restrictions until the end of April.

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      • Chip Doctor says:

        He isn’t that stupid and his head is on a swivel.

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        • ezpz2 says:

          Chip Doctor, I don’t think anyone is calling our President stupid.
          I’m certainly not.

          But he IS human, not some superhero, not a deity, not an action figure. not a multi dimensional chess master.

          HUMAN, and no human being is perfect..

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      • John says:

        In all wars Great Leaders change their strategic plans daily. P/T decided for many reasons that it is better to wait longer.

        You do not know when P/T complements and plays golf with Rinos and other enemies; he doesn’t know they are the enemy that consistently gives him misleading information.

        I’m sorry to hear that you do not believe P/T is brilliant enough to analyze misleading and incorrect models.

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      • mostlyogauge says:

        Really? Seriously? Our 45 knows a LOT more than we do. He definitely a bona fide genius. He has got this. He has to walk a fine line and play the hand he was dealt. He has been playing it brilliantly. He will win. We will win.

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    • logicforoneandall says:

      You are saying the president knows about all the false information being put out but does not stand in front of the American people and tell them , but instead allows the economy to be shut down because he’s afraid of what might be said about him if he calls them out.

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      • John says:

        I believe your answer is in all the posts listed above.

        P/T knows infinite times more than any of us and can compare historical data to current data, models that have been materially inaccurate compared to actual, AND understand the motives of people who surround him.

        P/T makes all his historical strategic chess moves allowing his people around him, who also do not have the same beliefs, in the direction of his major decisions; to adapt to the situation with patience beyond anyone’s comprehension and will reveal and strike when the perfect time is appropriate. There are many examples of this.

        Literal Thinkers have a hard time understanding this…

        There is also a game called politics.

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  7. sync says:

    Cuomo stated he is sending national guard to seize, without a warrant, ventilators from private hospitals

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4865869/governor-cuomo-sign-executive-order-seizing-unused-ventilators-meet-coronavirus-patient

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  8. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • shacklesandchains says:

      Let get it straight, this isn’t COVID-19. This is COVID-666. Evil Bill Gates wants to microchip everyone by forcing the COVID-666 vaccine onto every citizen in every country in the world. Maybe Gates is the AnitChrist. I would not be surprised if the man of perdition is alive right now waiting to step out of the shadows.

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    • TMonroe says:

      The president likes to hear from the people in charge of departments and will change if he sees an issue. That approach was problematic this time given what has been learned about the med crew’s connections and previous priorities and missteps. Each inconsistency in planning and implementation of this process, especially the lockdown, is amplifted in the continued daily prssser format. It seems akin to having Rod Rosenstein at the AG helm. As with that, changing from the current crew — and that includes coordinator Pence — would come with the charge of his just hearing what he wants to hear appears perhaps to have slowed that.

      Thus, it’s time to identify fact-based docs, experts, and researchers who don’t have the reported questions on conflicts and connection. Have them weigh in on not only the facts but all of the apparent inconsistencies, questionable projections, and real-time assessments (e.g. death rate calcs with relevant facts outside of the hysterical echo chamber, contrasting what the doomsayers are projecting with what has actually happened, chloroquine-related responses). At that point, a strategic decpouling from thentoxic politicizers can happen by having apples to apples experts weighing in and being a focal point that they can’t just use their “anecdotal” charge to dismiss relevant facts. Otherwise, it’s inviting a Rosenstein/Mueller catch-22 that can kill the economy and many others potentially by transference.

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  9. sunnyflower5 says:

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  10. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Did Cuomo give it to her?

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  11. Reserved55 says:

    12,469 people in the US died of H1N1 flu (from Mexico) under Obama in 2009, many of them children, because he waited 6 months to do anything & never closed the border. Obama depleted America’s critical medical supplies in 2009 and never restocked.

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  12. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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  14. rustybritches says:

    Mexico is shutting down their beer plants so might be a good idea if you drink a little beer now and then to buy some now as things might get a bit tight before this is over Don’t think the whole world does not have America in a big box Think again.. We were once self sustaining and we gave it all away when Bill Clinton decided to Out Source our jobs to china and the rest of the world..

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  15. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • TMonroe says:

      ““The omission from the Mueller report leaves a distorted picture that has been allowed to persist for more than two years,” a Senate staffer involved in the Russia investigation told me on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t approved to talk to the news media. “We are looking into the circumstances of the editing of that report and why DOJ allowed such investigations and false public narratives to carry on in the face of significant evidence of innocence.””

      Could it be so that their pals with the megaphones could scream “bombshell” and the “walls are closing in” as they worked towards their goal?

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      Where is AG Barr and Durham?

      I guess even justice stops for CV

      Disgusting!

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  16. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  17. sunnyflower5 says:

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  18. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Amen.

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    • Garavaglia says:

      Notice the absence of ANY politicians insisting on relaxation. Nobody, I repeat nobody, wants to have to own the downside of this mess. It is not realistic for politicians to insist on relaxation until the numbers begin to decrease. it’s just not going to happen, it’s fools gold.

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      • thedoc00 says:

        There is NEVER going to be an “upside”.

        That is the problem of not putting this is day to day life context. Disease that have been with us for ages still kill allot of people, no matter how much is spent to curb them. There will always be sick and dead people which means a never ending crisis until the “correct” party is in power.

        That is one of major bits of criminal malpractice being perpetrated before our eyes by the CDC experts. They know it and will not say it for political purposes.

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  19. Minnesota also has a controlled test on treatment. They are still enrolling people. Started 3/17/2020. Trying to enroll 1500 people. Minessota only has had 789 total cases. Wbsite Med.umn.edu. Obviously no results soon.

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  20. Garavaglia says:

    Reported deaths today (nationwide) up 1,455 as of 12:21 CST. Just checked and was hoping for improved numbers, but obviously disappointed.

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    • Garavaglia says:

      Positive note: It does appear that the number of “recovered” is outpacing the number of deaths. That is a great sign.

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      • L4grasshopper says:

        I still haven’t seen a definition of “recovered”.

        Do you have one?

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        • dwpender says:

          L4 — I haven’t seen an official definition, but I’m quite sure it means confirmed cases that are BOTH now asymptomatic for “x” days and test negative (may require multiple tests to confirm).

          Like you, I’d like to see the “official” definition.

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          • AloftWalt says:

            I haven’t heard of any broad use of the tests being used to test for recovery. Once again an elusive number that would undermine the panic. Just like the true total infected number which, if known, would dramatically lower hospitalization and death rates. If known, the DS ruse would be seriously undermined.

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        • Garavaglia says:

          I sure don’t. I have wondered the same. It’s all like trying to catch a greased pig. Slippery “data”.

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    • Diabolik says:

      Still not worth shutting the whole country down.

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      • thetrain2016 says:

        So how would you slow down the spread of the Chinese Virus? Tell the virus “STOP”?

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        • Charles Darwin says:

          We cant’ stop it and need to let nature run it’s course. Many of the weak and frail will succumb, and yes even a few young/healthy as well. Eventually most will become infected and become immune to this particular virus. That is how God’s nature is designed to wok and while we may not like it there is VERY little we can do about it. Humans have fallen victim to disease since our species originated. We have conquered a few of the most vicious ones but most we have zero control over. As of today there is still a 5 times greater chance you’ll die of car accident this year than of corona virus.

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          • thetrain2016 says:

            Luckily humanity passed the cruelty and primitiveness of your theory long time ago. If you were born in the 1920’s, you could make it to the highest ranks of the Wermacht, even the upper management of Auschwitz.

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        • disgustedwithjulison says:

          How are Sweden or South Korea doing it?

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          • thetrain2016 says:

            I don’t know. Statistics? Suspicious. Do they keep it secret from the world or the whole thing is bullshlt?

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        • Robert Smith says:

          The Chinese stopped testing. Done!

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        • Diabolik says:

          Cheaper to let nature take its course I guess. I’m relatively young and healthy. Forgive my lack of compassion for the boomer generation who sold us down the river for their own retirement sake. I really don’t care if you get thinned out by the hand of God tbqh. You’ll already have twice as much blood on your hands at this rate shutting down the economy much longer. How many jobless claims are too much for you?

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          • thetrain2016 says:

            Even cheaper to shut down the whole healthcare system, close every hospitals, clinics, research labs, the pharma industry… Let nature take its course. We can save Trillions. Imagine the wealth that could accumulate in the hands of geniuses, like you.

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    • III% says:

      If you are using the John’s Hopkins website you can shave off a few of the numbers. For my state it reports more than my state has officially declared as confirmed to be from the virus.

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  21. Clara says:

    So I just read a quote from Dr. Fauci, talking about the prospective COVID-19 vaccine. He revealed that he’s in a rush to get it on the market while the clinical trials are still ongoing because otherwise, it might never get to market. He pointed out that a wonderful Zika vaccine had been developed and tested but never made it to market “because there’s no Zika around.” Yes, you heard that right. He’s disappointed that the drug company never got to sell its brand-spanking new Zika vaccine because the Zika virus came and went, and now there’s no Zika to be found. He said it was the same with SARS.

    “That has been a stumbling block for previous development of vaccines,” Fauci said. “We have a nice Zika vaccine, but we don’t have enough to do it because there’s no Zika around—same with SARS. So that’s one of the things we’re really going to push on [with the COVID-19 vaccine] is to be able to have it ready if in fact it works.”

    What this idiot is revealing is that he’s afraid the same could happen with COVID-19: They could develop a vaccine, but by the time it’s thoroughly tested and ready for market, COVID-19 could be gone from the earth; thus there would be no demand for their new vaccine.

    Fauci clearly sees these infections purely as opportunities to develop and then mandate yet another vaccine. He’s not happy that Zika disappeared without the need for a vaccine. He’s sad that the government worked hand in hand with the drug industry to develop a Zika vaccine, but before they got a chance to rush it to market and mandate it for every pregnant woman and school-age child in the world, Zika disappeared. Had they rushed it to market, like they’re now planning to do with the COVID-19 vaccine, women would have no idea that they and their children were receiving a vaccine for a disease that had already vanished from the earth. The world would merely see no more Zika and think that the vaccine had worked liked magic.

    This is pure corruption, and Fauci is so stupid that he’s openly admitting it. Sundance really needs to do a story about this.

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    • thetrain2016 says:

      Be careful. Even the vaccine is developed, there’s no guarantee it works. Yes, it sounds weird, but could easily happen. Without extensive clinical trial we don’t know, are there harmful side effects, or not. To call Dr. Fauci an idiot is a bit premature.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      On Jan 21, Fauci said this:

      “Obviously, you need to take it seriously and do the kind of things that the CDC and the Department of Homeland Security are doing. But this is not a major threat for the people of the United States. And this is not something that the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about.”

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    • cantcforest says:

      We absolutely must not use a drug which has been prescribed for many years and has been shown to be an effective treatment if we can dither away another six months to have something that has to be tested for another year before shown to be somewhat effective. /S

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  22. Reserved55 says:

    The SARS Coronavirus panic dropped the market 20% in March 2003, under Bush, and it came roaring back even higher by July. In other words, they’ve done this before to a Republican administration before an election.

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  23. Trygve says:

    It’s reported that we have 560 dead in New York last 24 hrs. How is that consistent with there being an FDA-cleared drug combo with a 100% success rate (according to docs)? Bizarre!

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    • Eric C. says:

      You have to administer the drugs for the. To work 🤔

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      I question the NY numbers each day. They are not telling us how many of the cases already had pre-existing conditions such as obesity and diabetes. Drs. on Laura’s show point out that will impact the patient who has the virus. How many cases are due to solely the virus? They don’t stipulate these factors. They are just throwing numbers out each day so Fauci and his sidekick can justify their models.

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      • WeThePeople2016 says:

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        • gda53 says:

          Sorry Paul, but you are wrong.

          Without COVID-19 these obese folk would still be alive. Do you dispute that? Maybe they will die earlier than the average individual, but BOTTOM LINE they would be alive here and now in 2020..

          They may be dying slowly (over decades) with obesity. But they are dying swiftly, RIGHT NOW, from COVID-19.

          There are a lot like you whose brain seems to have taken a hiatus recently. Maybe it’s because your narrative is everything to you and the numbers don’t fit your narrative?

          That’s not to say there aren’t many trying to take advantage of this pandemic. There are. But you ain’t helping nobody by lying.

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      • III% says:

        I would be curious to see which states are actually checking that info. My state is. On the state site, it shows the number if cases, number of tested, number of deaths PRESUMED and number of confirmed death due to the virus. As i have said before, John’s Hopkins shows more for my state than my state agrees with.

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    • Michelle says:

      It seems to me that NY does not want to try or use the drug combo, or they are deliberately using it where it would not be as effective (eg. advanced cases). However, to me there seems to be something strange going on in NYC – for example, perhaps they are misusing the ventilators or the vents are infected or they just have terrible hospitals and health care in NYC. Perhaps if you are going to die from the virus, you will die no matter what a hospital does. Or maybe people are better off recovering at home and it’s being in the hospital that’s killing them.

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    • dwpender says:

      5 separate, but important questions:

      (1) Does the combo “save” somebody who’s reached the ventilator stage? (Doubtful, IMO)

      (2) Does the combo turn around critical cases BEFORE they need ventilators?

      (3) Does the combo turn around serious cases BEFORE they become critical?

      (4) Does the combo turn around at-home cases BEFORE they need hospitalization?

      (5) Does the combo work as a prophylaxis?

      The answers might be very different across the spectrum.

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      • Bogeyfree says:

        The sad past is the US has been given over 35M pills just from Sandoz, Teva and Novartis which is enough to treat 7M Americans TODAY.

        They could treat ALL 250,000 infected CV patients and still have over 33M pills on hand for future cases.

        IMO this is and will be the biggest injustice and potential crime if this medicine is being hidden suppressed from Americans.

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    • Debra says:

      Dead from what???

      What is the total amount of dead in NY for yesterday from ALL causes?
      How does the total dead yesterday differ in number from last year on April 2?

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    • vikingmom says:

      Gosh – imagine if we had a working press that would investigate each of those deaths to see if there were other co-morbidities that actually caused the death but when a post-mortem was done the person was shown to have Coronavirus in their system so that was listed on the Death certificate as the cause?

      PS – almost named our firstborn Trygve but knew he would have to spell it and pronounce it everywhere he went for his entire life – Skol!!

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    • It simply can’t be prescribed to all patients safely. Negative interactions with other drugs they may have to be taking. “100% success rate” is a flat-out lie. It’s been given to a number of patients who died anyway.

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  24. Nick the Deplorable says:

    Weinstein never had the china virus and was not even tested. His lawyers lied to try to get him out of jail.

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  25. citizen817 says:

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  26. L4grasshopper says:

    On January 21, super doctor Fauci said this in an interview:

    “Obviously, you need to take it seriously and do the kind of things that the CDC and the Department of Homeland Security are doing. But this is not a major threat for the people of the United States. And this is not something that the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about.”

    This is who Trump and company were listening to.

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  27. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Yep.

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

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      • Julia Adams says:

        You bet. Enough is enough. Stop the insanity.

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      • Reserved55 says:

        Newsom Says Coronavirus Pandemic Could Create A New ‘Progressive’ Era. … House Majority White James Clyburn recently told Democrats on a conference call that the coronavirus relief package was a ‘tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.’

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  28. rondo123456 says:

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  29. WeThePeople2016 says:

    The mistrust of Fauci is growing – I am seeing it all over the place.

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  30. Bogeyfree says:

    OK, below is a draft of a letter I created that can be easily copy and pasted into http://www.whitehouse.gov web site asking PT the critical hydroxychloroquine questions we all have been screaming about.

    If you care and if you you too want answers at these CV daily briefing, I implore as many as possible to copy and paste and send this to PT.

    We need answers to the Hydroxychloroquine patient use questions and we know we will NEVER get that info from the media or Fauci.

    I would also suggest we try and get this to Meadows and Don Jr as backup options. Also there is Chanel Rion contact information easily found via a google search where you can try to get her these questions as well since she is at these daily briefing everyday.

    So flood away!

    Dear Mr. President,

    On behalf of millions of MAGA patriots, we commend you on your nonstop effort to defeat this virus and protect Americans.

    With that said, there are a few critical questions that the American people need answered and included as on going statistics in the daily briefings.

    Specifically,

    1. How many of the 35 million gifted Hydroxychloroquine that Teva, Novartis and Sandoz gave the US, have been actually distributed to hospitals and doctors around the country?

    2. These 35 million doses are enough to treat 7M Americans with the once daily for 5 days regime so in essence EVERYONE of the now 250,000 infected CV patients could be treated but yet we are getting reports of hydroxychloroquine shortages?

    3. How many CV patients out of the 250,000 infected patients in the US have been hospitalized to date?

    4. How many of these CV hospitalized patients have been given the hydroxychloroquine treatment regime?

    5. And of the CV hospitalized patients who HAVE been given the hydroxychloroquine treatment, how many have recovered or been released from the hospital?

    Mr. President the answers to these questions are critical pieces of information that all Americans deserve to know and be updated on daily going forward via the CV briefing committee.

    Additionally the answers to these questions would go a long way in curbing the fear, panic and anxiety that the media and certain medical officials have created.

    Thank you for all you have done over these past 4 years.

    By far, the best President ever!

    MAGA

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  31. allhail2 says:

    Time for President Trump to invoke the Defense Production Act and force the New York Times and Washington Post et al to stop printing newspapers and start producing toilet paper

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  32. Richie5Angels says:

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  33. OhNoYouDont says:

    Ohio Department of Health
    Last Updated: 04/03/2020 (Updated daily at 2 p.m.)
    https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/

    3,312 – Confirmed Cases (2,902 – 4/2/2020)
    288 – Number of ICU admissions (260 – 4/2/2020)
    895 – Number of Hospitalizations in Ohio (802 – 4/2/2020)
    91 – Number of Deaths (81 – 4/2/2020)
    <1–101 – Age Range (<1–99 – 4/2/2020)
    54 – Median Age (53 – 4/2/2020)
    48%* – Sex – Males (49%* – 4/2/2020)
    51%* – Sex – Female (no change – 4/2/2020)
    *<1% sex not reported (no change – 4/2/2020)

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    • AloftWalt says:

      How many of the 895 hospitalizations have been discharged? How about the number of tests that came back negative? Look at the historical data and see how inconsistently it’s reported, whereas, positive results, hospitalizations and deaths are being reported like clockwork. Also, they don’t report a “confirmed but recovered” number either. Just my observation.

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  34. sunnyflower5 says:

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  36. sarasotosfan says:

    My humble opinion is everyone should be an order of magnitude more incensed about what we are not doing with respect to requiring facial covering than they were about Russiagate and communicating that anger.

    I emailed Gov. Desantis and in every store I go I will be speaking to someone about this. Silent seething is not going to suffice.

    Be proactive and be heard.

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    • Richie5Angels says:

      We should never ever wear masks as a typical practice….the body MUST be exposed to germs and viruses….this is the ONLY way the species has survived….this is the only way that our immune systems learn, modulate and re-calibrate…I do not believe what I am hearing….in the case, the virus must infect healthy hosts….this is the only way it will die out…this is how all viruses die out….natural immunity overcomes it

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      • sarasotosfan says:

        Yes, herd immunity is important, but the goal here is to flatten the transmission a bit as we work to find get rapid tests out into the market as well as the therapeutics and ventilators in place for those immuno compromised people who will need them for this highly contagious virus.

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  37. Charles Darwin says:

    Given the choice I suspect the vast majority of Americans would be willing to take their chances with this virus if they could return to at least semi-normal life (work, school, sports, etc.). We all accept risk every day when we walk out the door, many of those risks are much higher than current risk of contracting, much less dying from, COVID-19. But our freedom of choice in this matter has been stripped from us by the government, mostly state/local. Who is keeping track of spousal and child abuse, mental health problems, suicides, etc. brought on by this national imprisonment and the resultant destruction of livelihoods, career aspirations, and the hopes and dreams of our children?

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    • Lady in Red says:

      Agree. But people could protest, en masse. But they’re not doing it. What will it take? Are we too risk-averse? Not desperate enough? Many leaders finally change trajectory when they become the target of immense protest and pressure. They are not feeling this pressure, and there is no obvious protest, other than those of us who are doing so online. I am wondering with this will change.

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  38. TexanInFL says:

    Rush is on fire today about the unending shutdown…

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  39. Reserved55 says:

    Pandemic simulation exercise spotlights massive preparedness gap
    Event 201, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, envisions a fast-spreading coronavirus with a devastating impact

    For Event 201, hosted in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,

    Back in 2001, it was a smallpox outbreak, set off by terrorists in U.S. shopping malls. This fall, it was a SARS-like virus, germinating quietly among pig farms in Brazil before spreading to every country in the world.

    With each fictional pandemic Johns Hopkins experts have designed, the takeaway lesson is the same: We are nowhere near prepared.

    “Once you’re in the midst of a severe pandemic, your options are very limited,” says Eric Toner, a senior scholar at the Center for Health Security at Johns Hopkins University. “The greatest good can happen with pre-planning.”

    That center’s latest pandemic simulation, Event 201, dropped participants right in the midst of an uncontrolled coronavirus outbreak that was spreading like wildfire out of South America to wreak worldwide havoc. As fictional newscasters from “GNN” narrated, the immune-resistant virus (nicknamed CAPS) was crippling trade and travel, sending the global economy into freefall. Social media was rampant with rumors and misinformation, governments were collapsing, and citizens were revolting.

    That scenario, Toner says, is utterly realistic. “We don’t have a vaccine for SARS, or MERS, or various avian flu viruses that have come up in the past decade,” he notes. “That’s because vaccine development is slow and difficult if there isn’t an immediate market for it.”

    https://hub.jhu.edu/2019/11/06/event-201-health-security/

    Bill Gates & Barack Obama released a docuseries on Netflix called PANDEMIC in December right before the Wuhan virus was “discovered.”

    The Pirbright Institute, funded by Bill Gates, owns the “patent” on Coronavirus genetic sequencing. They did simulation testing on a global PANDEMIC in 2019.

    https://patents.justia.com/patent/10130701

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  40. Doppler says:

    Excellent statement from “Fang Fang,” an elderly Wuhan female writer whose social media “diary” of the quarantine critical of the government is reported in today’s WSJ. One quote that also describes totalitarian “elites” everywhere:

    “This isn’t en­tirely an is­sue of moral char­ac­ter, but rather they are a part of a cer­tain ma­chine,” she wrote. “The rapid op­er­a­tion of this ma­chine causes their eyes to stare only at their su­pe­ri­ors and be­come un­able to see the masses of com­mon people.”

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  41. paintbrushsage says:

    The issue is that everyone sees the IMHE model as the definitive source of information (i.e. Fauci, Birx). I hope Pres. Trump has other information as well.

    Bill Gates Views Good Data as Key to Global Health
    In an interview with Scientific American the philanthropist talks about the statistics that inspire him most

    By W. Wayt Gibbs on August 1, 2016

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bill-gates-interview-good-data-key-to-global-health/

    -snip-

    You were an early backer of Christopher Murray and his push to create an independent organization, the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation [IHME], to pull together rigorous statistics on human health worldwide largely independently of the WHO [World Health Organization]. How did you two meet and decide on this course?

    ….
    So now IHME has set up a governance committee and a formal process [for conducting outside expert peer review].
    ….

    We’ve added these other structures to make sure that everybody views this as the definitive source of information.

    -snip-

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  42. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  43. bertdilbert says:

    One by one they will turn.

    LOS ANGELES — A man received a $1,000 citation for surfing in Manhattan Beach on Saturday after he ignored numerous warnings by police and lifeguards cautioning him not to go in the water because of the coronavirus beach closures.

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  44. Charles Darwin says:

    Yesterday’s updated run of the Fauci/Birx model (Univ. of Washington – Murray) has reduced its total U.S. death forecast through August 1st to a most likely value of 93,531 (range 40,000 – 178,000). That’s a reduction of about 50,000 from last week’s forecast. 93,531 is .0003 of total U.S. population. For comparison there were close to 3,800,000 births in the U.S. last year.
    https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections

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    • brickman45 says:

      It makes you wonder how much less people would be infected if it didn’t take 3 days to get tests back. I have employees that are self quarantined that showed symptoms this weekend that had a positive symptoms. They still don’t have their tests back. This is ridiculous.

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    • Johnny Dollar says:

      Excellent evaluation of the accuracy of the F/B model.
      I’m comparing F/B model projected (as of 4/2) daily deaths to actual daily deaths. Problem I’m having is, I’m looking for daily deaths from another site to corroborate the F/B model number.

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  45. rashomon says:

    Jon Rappaport, investigative reporter, has been gifted with a platform on Catherine Austin-Fitts’ Solari Reports to review the COVID pandemic in three parts,, so those interested can absorb them in smaller bits.. With so many corona and non-corona viruses loose around the world, it appears the fox might be chasing its tail in this tale. Part 3 at 17:40 summarizes Rappaport’s concerns.

    https://home.solari.com/the-creation-of-a-false-epidemic-with-jon-rappoport/

    I, personally, don’t see how the government is separating out the different viruses and their ramifications as yet, since a consistent test has not gone through its own validations. The media talks about beds filled to overflow, but my daughter-in-law, an ICU nurse, seems very calm about the number of patients. Opioid deaths are her bigger concern.

    Follow him at NoMoreFakeNews.com

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  46. rondo123456 says:

    Michael Fumento is a lawyer, journalist, and author who has investigated epidemics and controversial scientific issues for the past thirty-five years. His books include The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS: How a Tragedy Has Been Distorted by the Media and Partisan Politics, described by former CDC chief epidemiologist Dr. Alexander D. Langmuir as “a major contribution, allaying public hysteria and focusing efforts for control and care to the high-risk groups most in need”; and Science Under Siege: Balancing Technology and the Environment, of which former National Academy of Sciences president Frederick Seitz said, “Fumento’s clear exposition of the way in which knowledge gained through good scientific research can be distorted and used to spread misconceptions and needless public fear should receive widespread attention.”1

    https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2020/04/statist-responses-to-covid-19-an-interview-with-michael-fumento/

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    • Good article. Fumento is smart, wise, and grounded in common sense. A lot of our “experts” are very smart but not wise, lack common sense, and are divorced from reality. Hence why these experts are constantly getting big “social” predictions wrong

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  47. sunnyflower5 says:

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  48. Patience says:

    Brian Kilmeade (fox) seemed less than pleased with Dr.(obscurantist) Fauci’s non-answers this morning.

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  49. WeThePeople2016 says:

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