Pence proudly tweeted this picture of mostly old white men and some men who have no expertise in anything related to the virus. Why is Carson there? Where are the women? At least there are some actual Doctors there….and Tony Fauci.
Today we had a very productive meeting of the White House Coronavirus Taskforce in the Situation Room. We placed additional travel restrictions on Iran & we are increasing the travel advisory to level 4, urging Americans not to travel to specific regions in Italy & South Korea. pic.twitter.com/Npv5ADRijT
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) February 29, 2020
Unlike civilized countries like Canada, this US administration seems to forget it is 2020, and women are also Doctors, scientists, experts in immunology and bio-threats. Dr. Fauci should have assembled a team of his peers, not Pence. The team should be ashamed. B.C, a Province in Canada, has tested more people than all of the USA.
On Wednesday, Pence did his first task of protecting Americans from the coronavirus, by speaking to a CPAC crowd … Cuccinelli denigrated immigrants and failed economic adviser Kudlow was also there reminding the crowd “You might think about buying the dip.” Kudlow has never been right so. Congrats pence. What a team.
“President Trump has no higher priority than the health, safety, and well-being of the American people,” Pence told the MAGA hat-wearing crowd. He touted Trump’s “unprecedented actions” to prevent the virus’ spread in the United States, where the risk of contracting it “remains low.” He reassured the crowd, “We are ready for anything.”
There has been no WH team since 2018, and Obama set up anti-pandemic programs in 47 vulnerable countries to protect against the next Pandemic — this one, and tRUMP closed 37 of them as well in 2018. Don’t trust AP “fact” checkers, FOX liars and MAGA minions saying tRUMP didn’t slash programs. And how can tRUMP be given credit for setting up a task force when he is the once who assured the virus would be spread into the US and only started to mobilize once it does?
“In 2018, when John Bolton assumed the role of national security advisor, Ziemer left, and Bolton disbanded his team, amid public outcry. No one has since filled the position. And Ziemer wasn’t the only public health advocate to jump ship: White House homeland security advisor Tom Bossert, a staunch advocate of infectious disease preparedness and the biodefense strategy, left soon after Bolton took over.”
tRUMP and his sycophants are downplaying the virus, not to protect the people, but to protect tRUMP and the stock market. At the same time, the who was upgrading the global status to its highest threat rating, very high, tRUMP and his minions are telling America all is fine…
VIDEO: As #coronavirus cases surge worldwide, @realDonaldTrump claims, “It’s going to disappear one day it’s like a miracle it will disappear.”
VIDEO: @tedlieu: Do you think #coronavirus is a ‘hoax’? @SecPompeo REFUSES to answer the question, then feebly responds: It’s a ‘gotcha’ moment, it’s not useful.
VIDEO: Mulvaney downplays the #coronavirus, saying it’s “not #Ebola,” but then admits, “Are you gonna see some schools shut down? Probably. Will you see impacts on public transportation? Sure.”
tRUMP is not going to be doing enough. You can’t be sure how many cases are out there if you don’t test, and testing is still not adequate. The test kits often do not work, there are very few, there are only 12 state or local health departments able to test and, all must still be sent to CDC for confirmation!
The best place for all your Coronavirus info is the WHO website, which you can find here.