NEC Director Larry Kudlow Discusses USA Economic Reopening…

National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow appears on Fox News to discuss states and counties using the White House three-phase plan to reopen the economy.

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71 Responses to NEC Director Larry Kudlow Discusses USA Economic Reopening…

  1. GB Bari says:

    Kudlow expressed his normal healthy optimism tempered with the reality of the process that the President is promoting. Vermont and Texas to begin very soon!

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  2. vikingmom says:

    Boeing here in Washington is starting back up next Wednesday – praying the rest of the state follows suit VERY shortly thereafter! (And tells Jay Inslee to shove it if he tries to push his ridiculous “Stay Home” orders past May 4th!)

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    • guest4ever says:

      I’m sure Boeing can manage Inslee!!!

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      • vikingmom says:

        Sadly, Boeing no longer has the clout they used to in this state…poor management and Chinese influence has severely damaged the once great aerospace giant.

        So for right now, unfortunately, the Governor is rolling over and doing whatever Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos tell him to do, the citizens be damned!

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  3. redridge45 says:

    What if one objects to testing? I certainly do not want to be stuck with something contaminated.
    Think Boris Johnson….

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    • jx says:

      There were about 38% more flu deaths in 2018 than there have been from covid19. No one had to submit to a test or vaccine in order to earn a living then, nor should they now.

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      • lemontree says:

        And during the 2018 flu season, the CDC didn’t tell doctors to code everything as Covid19 even cases they didn’t test for but initially suspected were coronavirus. It was all flu like illnesses. In 2018, Hospitals weren’t guaranteed payment for treating uninsured flu patients and states didn’t get money for people with covid19 in their state. Take away those changes they made to coding for 2020 and the benefits they got and you’d have a much lower number.

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        • guest4ever says:

          BINGO!!! Winner, winner, chicken dinner!!! As always, follow the money!!! These fools are SO greedy and power-hungry! Not worth the consequences of risking hell for ALL eternity; that’s a REALLY long time. No thank you. I’m grateful I’m just a little schmuck, thank you Lord!!!

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      • Mike Lee DelMarcelle says:

        Besides the fact that this virus didn’t just start in March. It has been floating around for months. If there was going to be a major death toll and hospitals overrun it would have happened way before they started any of this lockdown crap.

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        • kiswa15 says:

          Absolutely!!!
          November 2019, my nephew was in Wuhan on business for 2 weeks. Flew back right before Thanksgiving going through 3 different airports.
          The day after arriving home, became Very sick with an upper respiratory illness. He was sick for the better part of 2 weeks and tested negative for flu.
          14,000 people a week were arriving from mainland China before the travel ban, making connecting flights to an airport near you.
          Riding in Ubers
          Going to work
          Shopping at malls
          It’s been here for at least 6 months.

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    • old white guy says:

      Many of the tests are showing up to 30% false positives. What good is that?

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  4. Magabear says:

    I hate to be mean, but something occured to me listening to Kudlow. It seems older people like himself with past health issues but very secure finances seem to have little urgency to reopen society. I get it from their narrow perspective, they’re vulnerable to viruses, but millions of others are vulnerable to poverty. Grants and loans aren’t the way out of this mess.

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    • GB Bari says:

      I’m retired, in a high risk group, not experiencing any loss of income, and I want to return to normal tomorrow! It’s just plain wrong to continue!

      Everyone I know who’s like me also wants the same exact thing. Open up all businesses, including restaurants, tomorrow!

      (I DO want to know if my doctor can prescribe HCQ, zinc, and azithromycin if I catch the bug, and if that triple med cocktail is available at my local pharmacy.)

      I don’t know or associate with any anti Trump DemonRATs, so that’s why no one I know wants to prolong the shutdown past tomorrow.

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      • Magabear says:

        I’m replacing Kudlow with you. 🙂

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      • KaweahKid says:

        I too am retired BECAUSE of an illness, rendering me high-risk, that will shadow me for the rest of my earthly life. I am on a pension…a pittance. My condition requires that I take Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) every single day. My insurance/pharmacy will only let me refill it once a month now, not the 3 months’ worth I could get before. By the way, I take 200mg/day, and it may have saved my life some 3 weeks ago. I came down with something that produced a scratchy throat, pain in my lungs and shortness of breath…but no fever. No energy at all for a week.

        While I must be very selective about when I leave my home, and for what (I’ll probably never darken the door of a Costco within 6 months), I agree: I can’t wait for this circus to be over. I live in a deep blue island State dominated by (D)umbasses who wouldn’t know public policy, let alone public health, unless it came up and knocked them on their keisters.

        The Sheeple in this State are getting restless, impatient, and angry. We went along for a few weeks because of fear and panic. Now, with unemployment topping 21%, we’re ready for a rumble. Our Governor and other lawmakers/breakers must be wearing Depends because there are quite a few (R), (D) and (I) citizens who have simply had enough. When “lambs” evolve into “rams” the ruling class are in trouble.

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        • KaweahKid says:

          I meant to borrow from the late Tip O’Neill (and numerous others) in observing that, now, “all politics is medical”…until that thread of the leftist narrative becomes unfruitful, and they move on to another outrage ju jour! Oh, ¡Outré!

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      • An American says:

        GB Bari, “not losing any income”, what about the 72 rule? For the last umpteen years, a person could save some money at the bank and get interest on it. The interest varied depending on the economic conditions at the time but rarely was the interest under 5 percent. Now look at where interest rates are at. There is no reward for saving. Oh, yes, there is always the market but that is as reliable as the weather forecast. As a retired person with modest savings, the time to grow wealth, take chances, should be minimal. Holding onto the gains without risk should be the objective IMO.

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        • GB Bari says:

          The “rule” still is valid in theory but the application is tenuous. The current international economic situation is not one that favors interest rates at their former levels. Too many western nations went too far into socialism and as a result burned through all of their wealth and have obligated the wealth of future generations indefinitely.

          Those nations have accordingly manipulated their currency and interest rates to favor their vast levels of debt. This is the result of an international banking cartel (cabal) having controlled the global money supply for several hundred years.

          There are still ways or making ones money “work” and earn income, but just plopping it in a retail bank savings account is not one of them. But that’s far too much to detail here.

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      • Mike Lee DelMarcelle says:

        Good for you. Living your life in a state of panic and fear is not living your life.

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      • like…I agree…open North Carolina Now!

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    • j'accuse says:

      i agree. The older, economically secure seem to be behind maximalist positions regarding the virus. The goalposts keep getting moved as to when we can reopen the economy with some now saying we must test to prove everyone is virus free because of the presumed asymptomatic carriers roaming in the population.

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      • Publius2016 says:

        this demo makes up the people in power…

        Even the process is GATES GATES GATES…coincidence, I think not…

        Dr. Birx said that “presumed Covid 19” was being added from March and Early April now…yes, she said that…thankfully this Devil’s Brew was not as deadly as planned!

        45 and his Team of Patriots are winning…US Constitutional Republic is working! Hold the line!

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      • Bocephus Rex says:

        Testing as a requirement to return to employment isn’t going to happen-too many civil rights/privacy issues. Its interesting though watching the coalitions form to reopen states–I’m listening to people and reading lots of social media-the lines are drawing along the ‘still geetting paid/working from home’ side and the ‘not getting paid/small business owner’ crowd. Obviously the first group is fine with waiting another month or more-the other side not so much.

        Last year my spouse and I did a bike tour on the Danube-our guide was a great Austrian guy-there were tons of New Yorkers on our boat and several in our small group. A couple of them got lost and one was injured- our guide was extremely frustrated with them–we told him that one thing EVERYONE knows in the US is that people from NY DO NOT LISTEN. EVER. I laugh when I hear DeBlasio talking nonsense about remaining closed until July or August. Good luck with that, pal-

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        • TreeClimber says:

          I love the movie-musical 1776. One of my favorite lines is from the New York rep “Everyone in New York talks very loud, and very fast, and nobody listens to each other.”

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          • Judith says:

            “Everyone” in NY? What about President Trump? Has anybody been listening to our VSG President from Queens Noo Yawk, lately?

            Or are ‘FAUX and friends’ whipping gullible conservatives into a frenzy ..yet again? I know.. I know.. It’s hard to keep up sometimes with all those red laser dots 🚨 🚨 🚨

            Focus: Hydroxychloroquine + Zinc + Azythromycin.

            It is the “game changer.” They know it and they are distracting everyone from it.

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    • BobC says:

      “Grants and loans aren’t the way out of this mess.”

      OK, genius, what’s your solution then? Perhaps a phone call to Paul Krugman might be in order?

      Personally, I’d listen to Kudlow all day long and then some. Listen to him again and make an effort to understand what he’s saying next time.

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      • Magabear says:

        My solution, genius, was not to create 20% unemployment in the first place by shutting down most of society for a politicized virus. You’ll be lucky if your grants and loans save half the businesses that are about to go under in the next month or so.

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    • bertdilbert says:

      If we save 100,000 lives and 20 million are unemployed, then 200 lives are impacted for every unhealthy person saved.

      Half the people identify themselves with their occupation, so 10 million have lost their identify by being deemed non essential. That gives us 10 million who are subject to having some form of mental issues including suicide.

      If 1% of that 10 million are impacted mentally, then we have 100,000 victims.

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    • SB says:

      It’s not just older retired people. I have noticed that people who have not lost income like teachers, state and local government employees, and yes retired individuals are pushing for staying closed longer in my small community of 25,000. Small business owners want to open up. We are about 50/50 racially split and our county is blue in a red state in the deep south. Currently we have 73 cases, 6 deaths (highest in the state) and two LTC’s with outbreaks. For the first time in weeks we have no new cases. Half of the population is not practicing social distancing whatsoever and continue to mingle and recreate as usual. It must be said that these individuals are at highest risk because of obesity and pre-existing health issue like diabetes. We also have an ICE detainee facility in our county that has several cases which pushes our number up, I expect we will see more cases at that facility but for now they are contained. The good news is that we will probably develop herd immunity faster in a certain portion of the population.

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  5. GGHD says:

    …. “Those bulk warehouses, the feeder pools for retail/consumer manufactured food products, are starting to run low. Believe me: (1) we don’t want to find out what happens when those 800 mass storage facilities run out; and (2) the food supply chain will be a big part of President Trump’s decision-making on ~>>reopening the economy thereby re-opening restaurants, cafeterias, etc…. and switching consumption back to fresh supply.”

    This “bigger picture” is not being considered by politically-minded governors, DC politicians, and public health-centric advisors who focus exclusively on the virus.

    [from ~Phase Five Supply Chain – With a Message From A Dairy Farmer~ …. Posted on April 14, 2020~ at TheConservativeTreehouse.]

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    • GGHD, I don’t cook, but my older neighbor cooks everyday for both of us. We buy our meat at the local butcher shop, one block from our homes.

      The meat delivery (two smaller box trucks and one large truck) comes on Wednesday. We called that day and placed our order (as usual), which is usually ready same day.
      This week it was not ready until SATURDAY. They are slammed!

      We did order slightly more than usual out of what we thought was probably unfounded concern…..but maybe not.

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  6. Azrajo says:

    I find it difficult to believ by hat most have not read the Fauci 3 phase plan. If they had they would realize it is virtually unworkable and won’t really can’t really be followed. How many employers are going to take employee temps each day also that is no indication that you have the virus. If an employee looks like they have a symptom, it could b a cold, they must go to a doctor and can’t return to work until you are symptom free. Who is going to pay for the doctor or time off ?
    The most discriminatory part is people in the “vulnerable “population must stay home until phase three which could be six months. Who is in this population : the elderly (over 65)., people with high blood pressure, undergoing cancer treatment, asmatic,diabetics , obese. Considering that Americans are some of the most obese in the world if you combine the above half of the work force will have to stay off from work. What about the American with disability act, did theynjustbthrow that out the window like the rest of our rights. I find it hard to believe that Trump has focused on the ramifications in this plan. Or if he has then my faith and trust in him has been misplaced.

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    • jx says:

      It is all about control. We have a right to earn a living, but now are made to ask permission.

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    • bocephusrex says:

      Fauci can spout his nonsense all day long-good luck even finding a thermometer to buy-every one is out and Amazon is backordered and not even giving an estimated shipping date.

      As for ‘who pays’–fun fact -part of the first round of ‘relief’ passed by Congress is mandated FMLA and sick leave for ALL employers-up to 3 months. Professional groups are lobbying to get exemptions for their members from the the Dept. of Labor. So long as Trump is in the WH that shouldn’t be a problem.

      My own opinion is that if things reopen and huge numbers of people don’t get seriously ill and start cramming hospital ERS, the flood gates will open and people will just take matters into their own hands.

      Add in what I anticipate will be a flurry of lawsuits involving civil rights and privacy and I think the fascist governors and mayors will simply lose control of the situation.

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      • guest4ever says:

        I hope and pray there are PLENTY of lawsuits to go around! That would be a good start. And folks start homeschooling your children!!!!

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      Nobody I work for is sticking anything in me. They can shove it up theirs.

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    • Jake says:

      It’s just a guide, not law. Texas is stepping out with their own plan and many others will be as well. Most of Texas would fall in the phase 1 or 2 right now. Hot spots like Houston not so much. We’ll do our own then and get back to work free from the dogma as soon as we can.

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  7. States have primary responsibility and they will interpret or ignore the three stages as they see fit. PDJT and the federal “experts” have provided leadership and set direction. Job done.

    Most important, PDJT has framed the economic battle and claimed the optimistic high ground with his LIBERATE message, forcing the Dems to double-down on their RESIST position. And economic suppression (resistance) led by Pelosi adjourning the House until May 4 while the PPP sits empty is a sure loser in an election year. Even apolitical independent normies who just want to get on with their lives will blame the Dems. WINNING!

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    • bocephusrex says:

      Someone has said ‘when someone shows you who they are, BELIEVE THEM’-POTUS has done a tremendous job forcing leftist governors and mayors to do just that-and the view is one of out-of-control, totalitarian fascism. Once again, POTUS demonstrates he is a master at trolling. (BIGLY)

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    • Magabear says:

      It’s some of the states interpreting the rules as they see fit that worries many of us. Many of these state governments seem to be enjoying their new found powers.

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  8. icthematrix says:

    Using broad observations via local and national social media (fakebook and next door) provides an interesting cross section. Agree that many seniors who are on their fixed incomes/pensions are among the most adamant to stay home, but then they’ve been scared to death by the propaganda and the legit concerns. Another class are the libs who are easily ascribed to do their laptop work from home. “Why change anything…be safe at home” they mantra. Well of course! They continue to get their high salary, can order in anything needed, food is no issue. Sort of like a staycation for them with some work performed from their couch in pajamas.

    Both of these groups have great difficulty understanding the interconnectedness of our economy. I point out to them how bad an economic collapse is compared to a virus (exponentially WORSE), and how they will suffer when food isn’t available, but some just glass over their eyes and refuse to see the truth.

    “The King has no clothes? How dare you say that!”

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  9. Susan Harms says:

    part of good leadership is to make sure you can stay infront of the crisis. I see this getting out ahead of the “leaders” . People are fed up and realize this is just about control — Trump and others were duped. I am doubtful we will even get to vote in Nov. and it wont be because of anything Trump does.

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    • DJ Snyder says:

      Can we say, ‘Eeyore alert’? Either that or you’re in a Dem-ruled state… It’s April, seven or so months out from the election, and you declare it already lost. Trust me, by id-may, most of the states will HAVE to reopen. Like someone said in an earlier post, the sheeple are starting to become rams, and they’re charging the gates to get their freedom back!

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  10. TradeBait says:

    Like others above – retired and without worries for outside income. Seems to be a consistent theme for those who plan well and use common sense. We know that life is filled with unexpected twists and turns, so we account for them. This virus would be one of those just like a flu is every year. We don’t ask for a nanny state to protect us because we can do that for ourselves by using the brains God gave us.

    I have been over this since it first started. Our liberty is being take away before our very eyes. That means nothing in most countries, but means everything in America. We will remain the greatest nation on earth with God’s blessing until we decide to give in to this tyranny and fear. Live free or die. Since we are going to die anyway, I choose to live free since I know I will be with the Lord for eternity, which is better by far. In our family we have not stopped living. We’ve had to adapt due to the closures, but we have stayed outside and going as much as possible. Sunshine, exercise, eating right, cleaning yourself right, supporting your church, educating your children, etc. – isn’t that what you are supposed to do in America without regard to the crisis or hoax of the moment?

    If I lived in a more tyrannical state I would definitely challenge authority. If they wanted to go a litigous route, so be it. I would take it to the USSC and spend every dime I had if necessary. The government exists for We the People, not the opposite. They are to do as we direct them to do and what the Constitution/Bill of Rights say.

    Time to go back to work, school, church, and play.

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  11. Dwayne Diesel says:

    Speaking of economies:

    I just saw a few friends post two separate posts on FB ( posts by people who don’t know one another) politicians asking for money right now: Pelosi and Biden. They both were sharing a meme that expressed anger the disconnect to ask for money from people who are not working while they are rich and in Pelosi’s case still getting paid.

    I think the Trump campaign should announce that during this pandemic and until the country starts getting its feet back under herself they will not be asking for donations. The campaign understands the trying times and the situations that many Americans have involuntarily been put in. Rather, the campaign will issue buttons for every so many # of people you share our ads with, when you get to a certain # you get a t-shirt or a hat. All we ask is that if you support your President just show it and show it proudly.

    I think making an announcement like that while the Dems are asking for money would be a huge shot across the bow.

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    • H.R. says:

      That is an outstanding plan, Dewayne. Buttons, hats, and shirts and lots of person-to-person campaigning.

      Email that one to the Trump 2020 campaign. They are certainly well aware that revenues will be down, although some can and will continue to give financial support.

      Those that normally would, but under current circumstance can’t give financial support, might be discouraged. With your idea, they can continue to keep their enthusiasm up, knowing that they are contributing at little or no cost to them.

      The buttons, shirts, and hats are relatively inexpensive compared to ads in the usual spots; TV, radio, print, etc., and will reach a lot of people. The added bonus is that it won’t be yet another oversize, quickly discarded glossy postcard, but a message conveyed by a friend or neighbor. That will carry more weight.

      So shift a little bit of money from each the regular ad budget items and add the buttons, hats, and shirts. That will leave plenty of money for the traditional channels. The Trump 2020 campaign can do more with less.

      That said, the Trump 2020 campaign has been setting records for campaign donations, but that could easily change as people will need all of their money to cover for their loss of income while under house arrest.

      Heck! Trump 2020 should do it even if they wind up having plenty of money to work with.

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  12. teabag14 says:

    Sundance!!! AWESOME professional portraits you posted of VSGPDJT’s little friends! Nice! Thank you!

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  13. StuckInIllinoisforNow says:

    Here in the suburbs of Illinois, it is true, those getting full pay and benefits that work for the government, that includes teachers (especially) they are the biggest drain on our HIGH property taxes (very strong teachers union run State) – no incentive for them to open up the government. In fact, 34 School Superintendents here in Dupage County, sent a letter to the County board, playing their violin as to why the County should not waive late fees for those needing to pay their first Tax bill due June 1st, unless of course they could prove HARDSHIP. One member suggested the taxpayers should have to show a loss of 40% income to qualify for a waiving of a late fee. Despicable, entitled group of takers we have running our schools here. And the students are getting dumber by the day! while our teachers get richer by the day. The average starting pension for a retired teacher here in Illinois is $70,000. a year with a guaranteed 3% COLA each year.

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    • kallibella says:

      Hi Neighbor!
      I also live in DuPage county.
      And I agree about the retirees we financially support. Heard long ago this pandemic started that many of those who retire from their government jobs in IL don’t even stay in the state of IL. They go to sunnier places and also places where liberals have not yet messed up.
      I want out. But hubby is not ready to retire and leave yet. Career issue.

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  14. jay says:

    It is time to leave the trenches and play some ball!

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  15. 335blues says:

    Excellent journalism in this Epoch Times piece on the culpability of the CCP
    in the worldwide spread of their manufactured coronavirus:
    Documentary: Tracking Down the Origin of Wuhan Coronavirus
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/documentary-tracking-down-the-origin-of-wuhan-coronavirus_3313091.html

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  16. Learning says:

    I think they should have tiered response to opening. Manufacturing, offices, contractors and especially medical offices need to open. Things involving crowds such as sports venues, bars, concerts etc later on depending on the number of new cases. Hopefully the warmer weather does us a favor.

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  17. swampfox999 says:

    Stanford study finds CCP virus death rate is about the same as the flu.

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  18. swampfox999 says:

    Stanford study finds CCP virus death rate is about the same as the flu.

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  19. rjones99 says:

    The testing issue is complete nonsense. Let’s say we could wish into existence 300 mil antibody tests and that the test results could be returned within 1 hr AND the test could be self-administered. If false positives were 1% and 200 mil took the test the number people without antibodies walking around thing they were protected would be 2,000,000. In order for the number of false positives to be roughly 100k, which is still a very large number of people potentially spreading the virus, the false positive error rate would have to be no more than .05% of the 200 mil people. Ie, test accuracy for presence of antibodies would have to be 99.95%. Not an antibody testing expert but test accuracy that high in a self-administered test sounds unlikely. Home pregnancy tests are claimed to be from 97-99% “accurate” (whatever that means).

    Could a more accurate test be performed by a doctor or clinic? Perhaps, but shuffling 200 million people through the system (whatever that system is) and returning tests results…well you can do the math on whatever someone says the capacity could be ramped up to. If you can do 200,000 tests per day, it only takes roughly 3 yrs (1000 days) to get everyone tested.

    Testing as a prereq to opening sounds like a liberal opium pipe dream.

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  20. I want my National Park land opened back up now!! Closing all the trails is going to make people sick. Sunshine kills the virus. So sick of these Nazis.

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  21. We are retired, with spouse teaching into retirement on a part-time basis; this has hurt his class schedule, since he travels out of area to his classes. However, we never wanted any shut down, especially where we live, in rural N/E Ga…we are secluded everyday, all day AND that’s how we planned our retirement.
    We continue to run our usual errands, however, we have to travel to adjacent counties (with no illness whatsoever!), and these businesses are concerned they are going to run out of stock!!
    It’s incredible to go to stores and see scared people wandering around with gloves and masks; using absolutely NO common sense.
    This state needs to open up yesterday!!!

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