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NOBODY EXPECTED THE PANDEMIC ? JOE BIDEN DID

 

‘Nobody Expected’ the Coronavirus Pandemic? Joe Biden Did.


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Joe Biden saw it. The new conservative defense is that everybody was as late to see the pandemic as Trump. ... Biden wrote an op-ed on January 27 warning that Trump had left the country unprepared ...

 

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Anyone who does any policy planning knew this was coming.   Not saying everyone would have prepared for it well.  But this was a given at some point....

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NOBODY EXPECTED THE PANDEMIC ? JOE BIDEN DID

 

And so did President Obama when he formed a pandemic team within the CDC and developed a stockpile of PPE and ventilators.

 

Being the moron that he is, Trump disbanded that team with his back to back funding cuts to the CDC and shipped 18 tons of that stockpile to China ..... and then dishonestly blamed President Obama for the shortage he created!

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@JANMB wrote:

 

‘Nobody Expected’ the Coronavirus Pandemic? Joe Biden Did.


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Joe Biden saw it. The new conservative defense is that everybody was as late to see the pandemic as Trump. ... Biden wrote an op-ed on January 27 warning that Trump had left the country unprepared ...

 


And Joe doesn't have to rely on the Nazi vote to get elected nor is he owned by those who value the DJA above human life and suffering.

 

Still waiting for the list of wondeful things Toad did during the entire month of February he promised he'd provide just a week ago at his daily campaign rally.

 

Also waiting for his explanation of why he allowed 430,000 travelers DIRECT FROM CHINA, including 4,000 direct from Wuhan, to enter the US after he isssued what he keeps calling a "travel ban on China" when what he really banned was travel by CHINESE. If you don't think his inbred racism has cost us lives as well as the respect of the World, think again.

 

 

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Funny, but the link opened for me. Here it is:

 

THE NATIONAL INTEREST 
Republicans: ‘Nobody Expected’ the Coronavirus Pandemic. So Joe Biden Is Nobody?
Joe Biden Photo: Michael Brochstein / Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

President Trump, having stopped dismissing the threat of the coronavirus and calling criticism of his laggard response “their new hoax,” has begun insisting everybody was shocked. “It’s something that nobody expected,” he has said. Conservative pundits have picked up this revisionist history. “Armchair Quarterbacks Try to Rewrite History on Coronavirus,” argues National Review’s David Harsanyi. “Generalized ‘Trump didn’t take this seriously enough!’ stuff is ignoring the timeline, wherein every major Democrat didn’t take it very seriously until early March either,” insists Ben Shapiro.

One example of a major Democrat who took this seriously would be Joe Biden, who, as the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, is arguably the major Democrat. Biden wrote an op-ed on January 27 warning that Trump had left the country unprepared to handle the coronavirus outbreak, and proposing steps to counter it. One of his main advisers, Ron Klain, wrote an op-ed making similar points five days before that.

The primary defense made of Trump is to compare his laggard response against the straw-man alternative in which the only alternative was to close down everything three months ago. “Now we’re going to act as if politicians were negligent for failing to try to lock down the entire economy in early January?” writes Harsanyi mockingly. Obviously, there were numerous steps available short of a total lockdown. Indeed, the massive lockdown was only necessary because Trump failed to take any advance steps, like mobilizing an effective testing system, stockpiling masks and ventilators, and reconstituting some kind of structure to replace the pandemic response team he dismantled in 2018.

The “nobody could have known” defense memory-holes the fact that Democrats and Republicans were fiercely debating whether the government should be doing more in the very recent history. Trump’s stance, which he repeated constantly, was that the coronavirus had been contained, was likely to fizzle out, and would not be very harmful. The whole Republican position for weeks was that Democrats and the media were “doing everything they can to instill fear in people,” as Trump put it.

The Conservative Political Action Conference featured Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s chief of staff, assuring everybody the virus was being overhyped to scare people into blaming Trump. (Trump probably suspected this because Republicans had used this exact strategy to whip up hysteria against President Obama before the 2014 midterms.) “This is not Ebola. It’s not SARS. It’s not MERS. It’s not a death sentence; it’s not the same as the Ebola crisis,” Mulvaney declared. “The reason you’re seeing so much attention to it today is that they think this is going to be the thing that brings down the president,” Mulvaney said. “That’s what this is all about.”

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The Democrats’ position was that the coronavirus was a real threat and the government should actually prepare for it. “For Mick Mulvaney to suggest that Americans turn off their TVs and bury their heads in the sand when they’re worried about a global health pandemic is Orwellian, counterproductive, dangerous and would be repeating China’s mistake,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in February. (Presumably Schumer would also qualify as a “major Democrat.”)

Some Trump defenders have focused their ire on Joe Scarborough, who mocked Trump for failing to respond until it was too late. Scarborough “set off much controversy by claiming, ‘Everybody saw this [the coronavirus crisis] coming in early January.’ Would have been stronger argument if he had said or tweeted something about the virus threat back then, but he did not,” argued Byron York. “As far as I can tell, in the entire month of January, Morning Joe didn’t reference the coronavirus once to his 2.6 million followers on Twitter,” complains Harsanyi. “Imagine the thousands of lives Scarborough could have saved if he had only shared his insight.”

Well, okay. We can agree that neither the president of the United States nor the cast of Morning Joe took the necessary measures to protect the country from a deadly pandemic. If the election turns on the theme “Scarborough failed to keep us safe,” then perhaps Trump’s record won’t look so terrible. However, I would strongly urge American voters to look for an alternative to both Trump and Scarborough. Because the person who is running against Trump at the moment very much did see the coronavirus disaster coming.


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Biden wrote an op-ed on January 27 warning that Trump had left the country unprepared...

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And Ralph Nader sent an Open Letter to Trump January 21.

 

An Open Letter to Donald: “Quickly Spreading Virus Raises Fears Across China,” Washington Post, 1/21/2020

 

January 22, 2020

 

President Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington D.C. 20500

 

Dear President Trump:

This is a short letter with a serious message about national security and safety.

It has now been established that the Coronavirus spreading in China can be communicated from human to human. That includes you and everyone else....

 

https://nader.org/2020/01/22/an-open-letter-to-donald-re-quickly-spreading-virus-raises-fears-across...

 

Nader has been warning about pandemics going way back...

 

June 21, 2003 - By Ralph Nader:


Unintentionally, the animal kingdom is striking back at homo sapiens who are not yet developing a “wise” response. Recently the Washington Post listed some of them in an article headlined “Why So Many New Infections are Coming from Animals.”
AIDS, SARS, West Nile virus, hantavirus, Influenza, Lyme disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob (mad cow disease), and monkeypox are some of those diseases that animals transmit to humans.
All this is nothing new. You’ll recall that the Black Death, which took millions of lives...


https://nader.org/2003/06/21/zoonotic-diseases/


January 31, 2004 - By Ralph Nader:


Each day the news becomes more ominous regarding the spread of a “bird flu” or avian influenza through nine east Asian countries. Millions of chickens have died from this disease and millions more have been slaughtered to stop the spread to humans. For now, humans can contract this flu by direct contact with the fowl’s faces but health experts fear the virus could mutate with a human influenza virus...


https://nader.org/2004/01/31/infectious-disease/


August 27, 2004 - By Ralph Nader


The war in Iraq is doing more than wasting human lives and vast sums of money and goodwill for the United States around the world. As the quagmire of Iraq deepens, other issues affecting the vital health and economic well-being of our citizens are being ignored by the Bush Administration. The costs of this neglect will be monumental.
The latest addition to the growing list of ignored problems is the mounting concern over the risk of a viral pandemic in China spreading to the U. S. While the White House focuses on Iraq...


https://nader.org/2004/08/27/risk-of-a-viral-pandemic/?fbclid=IwAR2C4CUUHD8WhSNP0z4VkBjjeF5j65EKy78I...


May 1, 2009 - By Ralph Nader


The Swine Flu (or H1N1 virus) is in the air. The public health authorities are acting “in excess of caution” to curb its spread from Mexico into this country. Already, however, this virus and the publicity around it is providing another occasion to question our nation’s priorities. Let’s put it this way—the gravest terrorists in the world today are viruses and bacterium and their astonishing ability to mutate...


https://nader.org/2009/05/01/the-lethargy-virus/?fbclid=IwAR0-6cgl1nUzzZeaQuQFexGwDuGFGvoEYOCq233O-w...


May 9, 2013 - By Ralph Nader


Not If. But When?
The deadly influenza virus H7N9 was first detected in China this March. “When we look at influenza viruses, this is an unusually dangerous virus for humans,” said Keiji Fukuda, the World Health Organization’s (WHO)


https://nader.org/2013/05/09/global-pandemics-not-if-but-when/?fbclid=IwAR11-zgt3vPnpxxMx2yzVpG5pn0c...


July 26, 2017 - By Ralph Nader


Notice how more frequently we hear scientists tell us that we’re “wholly unprepared” for this peril or for that rising fatality toll? Turning away from such warnings may reduce immediate tension or anxiety, but only weakens the public awareness...


https://nader.org/2017/07/26/can-the-world-defend-itself-from-omnicide/?fbclid=IwAR1U4Qz3cX0DMGDn9y1...


May 17, 2018 - By Ralph Nader


Donald Trump is a well-known, self-described germaphobe. Unfortunately, he is not concerned about other Americans’ exposure to germs and disease...


https://nader.org/2018/05/17/trump-making-america-dread-again/?fbclid=IwAR3_TPeJ67mIO8S4bBaLUuhmMjyc...

 

 

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From Politico.... 

 

Trump says 'nobody' could've predicted a pandemic like coronavirus. Here are all the times he was warned about it and refused to take action.

 

  • Days before Trump's inauguration, Obama administration officials briefed Trump officials on how to respond to a pandemic, Politico reported
    • According to the report, the scenario Obama officials presented to the incoming administration had many similarities to the coronavirus outbreak. In the hypothetical, the outbreak began in Asia, spread to the US, and exposed significant holes in the healthcare system like a shortage of ventilators and antiviral drugs.
  • Last year, the Department of Health and Human Services conducted a training simulation about a hypothetical pandemic that predicted, with remarkable accuracy, many of the problems the novel coronavirus currently poses.
    • The New York Times reported that from January to August 2019, the training exercises simulated a scenario where a respiratory virus, dubbed "The Crimson Contagion," began in China and rapidly spread through the US.
    • The Times obtained a draft report from the exercises that raised red flags about several shortcomings currently arising in the federal government's response and messaging to contain the virus.
  • US intelligence officials were warning Trump about a pandemic as early as January, The Washington Post reported, as more information emerged on the respiratory virus spreading in China. The president was receiving the briefings at the same time that he publicly downplayed the risk of the virus.
    • By the end of January and beginning of February, a majority of the intelligence contained in Trump's daily briefings was about the coronavirus, the report said.
    • "The system was blinking red," one US official with access to the intelligence told The Post. "Donald Trump may not have been expecting this, but a lot of other people in the government were — they just couldn't get him to do anything about it."
    • On Jan. 31, the Trump administration restricted most Chinese travelers from flying to the US. The president and his allies also repeatedly referred to the disease as the "Chinese virus," which public health experts warned was racist and did little to help the situation.
  • Politico reported that the administration declined to use a nearly 70-page pandemic playbook that the National Security Council's health unit put together under the Obama administration.
    • The document instructed federal officials on how to prepare for many of the same obstacles the Trump administration is now facing, including medical equipment shortages and a lack of coordination.
    • Current officials told Politico they decided not to use the playbook because it was outdated and many of the procedures had been revised since it was first created.
  • Trump spent the last two years slashing many of the government agencies responsible for handling such an outbreak. According to Foreign Policy:
    • In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cut 80% of its efforts to prevent global disease outbreaks because it was running out of money. Ultimately, the global health unit of the department went from working in 49 countries to just 10.
    • Trump shut down the entire global-health-security division of the National Security Council. He also reassigned Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer, who would have overseen the US's response to a pandemic in his previous role.
    • He eliminated the US government's $30 million Complex Crises Fund.
    • He reduced national health spending by $15 billion.
    • He consistently attacked officials in charge of spearheading the US's global health programs, like Mark Green, the director of the US Agency for International Development.
    • Trump's former national security adviser, John Bolton, also pushed out Tom Bossert, the White House homeland security adviser who had called for a robust strategy against pandemics and bioweapons attacks.

Trump says 'nobody' could've predicted a pandemic like coronavirus. Here are all the times he was wa... 

 
So, who wants to believe trump's lies that "nobody could have predicted" ....he would be that stupid and fail to listen to so many intelligent folks.  "no one could have predicted" that anyone would be so ignorant to ignore the obvious....

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Joe Biden saw it. The new conservative defense is that everybody was as late to see the pandemic as Trump. ... Biden wrote an op-ed on January 27 warning that Trump had left the country unprepared ...

 


Biden doesn't even know what he ate for lunch last night. Stop giving him credit. Jan 27th? Ya, I doubt Biden was advising anyone for states to be shut down.

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@AristotleOfGreece wrote:



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Joe Biden saw it. The new conservative defense is that everybody was as late to see the pandemic as Trump. ... Biden wrote an op-ed on January 27 warning that Trump had left the country unprepared ...

 


Biden doesn't even know what he ate for lunch last night.


Amazing .... you think "lunch is at night" yet feel qualified to criticize others for an unsubstantiated mental deficiency.

DUMP TRUMP AND DITCH MITCH TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!
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myexper:  Amazing .... you think "lunch is at night" yet feel qualified to criticize others for an unsubstantiated mental deficiency.

 

 

You beat me to it!  😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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@Panjandrum wrote:

myexper:  Amazing .... you think "lunch is at night" yet feel qualified to criticize others for an unsubstantiated mental deficiency.

 

 

You beat me to it!  😂😂😂😂😂😂😂


Yeah .... but that was low hanging fruit ..... readily made available by posters who falsely accuse others of what they themselves are doing!

 

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