So glad to see our government is on top of the coronavirus outbreak! Well, Rush Limbaugh thinks COVID-19 is just the common cold, and he has a Presidential Medal of Freedom, so I’m sure we have nothing to worry about.
I just tried again, and it looks like Johns Hopkins put the information behind a membership wall of some kind. Seems like bad timing to stop helping the world with this (previously) useful resource. Here's hoping it goes back up soon.
— Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli (@HomelandKen) February 24, 2020
Twitter, of course, was eager to help him out:
The @JohnsHopkins map is a great tool. But when I coordinated the Ebola response in 2014-15, I got two briefings a day from the CIA … and never crowd-sourced the response on @Twitter. https://t.co/eT1FVmtaSQ
— Ronald Klain (@RonaldKlain) February 25, 2020
America, here’s the dude who’s in charge of protecting us from a pandemic. pic.twitter.com/aWxRy2VW0E
— Wolverine 2020 💥 (@WolverineResist) February 25, 2020
You're on the CoVid19 task force? For our government? Resign. This should freak people out! The incompetence of these folks is beyond belief!
— DebbieMaute *trumpISIMPEACHED* (@MauteDebbie) February 25, 2020
Seriously? This is shamefully incompetent. Peoples lives are at stake.
It would behoove you to call in someone who knows what they’re doing.
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 25, 2020
"Sorry, couldn't respond to a potential pandemic. There was a paywall."
— Captain Renault (@JohnMonch) February 25, 2020
Oh, and this will give you a fuzzy, warm feeling, too:
This morning’s classified coronavirus briefing should have been made fully open to the American people—they would be as appalled & astonished as I am by the inadequacy of preparedness & prevention.
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) February 25, 2020
Yeah, it’s just thousands of people’s lives at stake. Never mind. Nothing to see here. What we really need in government are more Trump loyalists who don’t know f*#k all about doing their jobs. If I get sick, I just hope the government’s pandemic response centers don’t run out of leeches.