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Trump Appoints Pence to Head Up Coronavirus Response

Trump Appoints Pence to Head Up Coronavirus Response

CDC representatives will join him.

President Donald Trump held a news conference on the coronavirus outbreak.

Leslie has done a terrific job with her daily Wuhan Virus Watch. You can look at all of her posts here.


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Still waiting for the public firing of the State Department resisters that authorized the return of the quarantined ones to the US against the recommendations of the CDC.

chuck and nancy have been critical of PDJT on this issue. If only there were some legislative body in our country where representatives of the people could come up with solutions to make life better for American citizens. Bring me solutions, dont bring me problems an old NCO once told me. Someone should tell this to chuck and nancy.

Compare the current Corona coverage to the Ebola crisis a few years ago.

    And??? Are you saying the response for ebola was better or worse?

    With ebola, I think more people freaked out since the worst result was very a bad, bloody death. But, it also forced a lot of state health departments and hospitals to pull out the infectious disease manuals and rethink how to handle a person and then some. I think the press tended to be calmer in tone and point out the good public health reactions.

    Hopefully, everyone started reviewing the procedures and supplies back in January when the disease started breaking out in China. I know that I started thinking about my options and supplies. But, I think the press is starting to make sure a “crisis doesn’t go to waste” with this corona virus.

    My reaction to the possibility of having to shelter in place for the virus is to start the standard spring storm preps a month earlier and extending the supplies from 1-2 months to 3-6 months. And the extended time is more a reaction to supply chain problems.

    And, I think the conservative parts of the country are better prepared to deal with a pandemic than the coastal areas.

    RandomCrank in reply to IneedAhaircut. | February 26, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    I remember the ebola situation quite well. I was worried about it, but I have to give Obama’s administration credit for their handling of it. It wasn’t just his administration; other countries quickly put in travel bans.

    Coronavirus is more infectious than ebola, it turns out, but not nearly as lethal. And this time, you have China and its corruption and incompetence to deal with, not to mention its far greater connections to the world economy.

    Not time to panic, but definitely time to take this very seriously.

    We had a worse disease back then. It was ‘obama’.

There is no keeping this out of the USA, but some reassurance on a plan to quarantine those infected and speed up treatment will help.

While this is bad, it does not appear to be close to 1917 flu bad. Which is a very good thing.

Let’s hope it does not mutate and stays that way.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | February 26, 2020 at 6:53 pm


Medivac pilot under both Sars and the Mers virus:

“Trust me the media and the Democrats are going to attempt to take down the markets using fear mongering.”

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | February 26, 2020 at 7:09 pm




100% Fact!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Watched the conference. Very calm, reasoned, avoided hype or absolutes. Surprisingly professional. Short guy with the accent was the most convincing, seems like the germ warrior from central casting.
I’m sure some people will find cause to throw a tantrum, but the cause isn’t actually anything regarding the information presented.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to beagleEar. | February 26, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Are you watching the “news fakers” ask their questions?

    My, they’re almost all rumor-mongers trying their worst to sow discord, distress, and disease…….

    I thought the President was a bit too relaxed about it. It may well eventually become another annual “flu virus” that kills a surprising (as DJT noted) number of people each year. If it gets materially more serious before the election, the Dems are going to claim he does not know what he is doing and the country needs someone more interested in the health and safety of the public (since healthcare is their key issue).

    Trump should also have taken credit, which he deserves, for his tariff and economic efforts with China getting some production back to the US and the supply chain somewhat more diversified, thereby limiting the China supply chain disruption now.

This will be the test of Trump’s administrative ability. No one expects that he can somehow keep a virus away, but everyone will be watching closely to see how the response is handled in what, for some, will be a matter of life and death.

There is nothing unfair about this as a test. Oh, and people will also be watching the Democrats, and especially their presidential candidates. Dilatory rhetoric, and partisan scare mongering, will not fly.

JusticeDelivered | February 26, 2020 at 8:27 pm

It was not long ago that Dems were criticising Trumps moves to restrict entry of people who could have caused an uncontrolled outbreak in America. And there was WHO, objecting to Trump restricting China’s people from bringing the virus here.

Eventually everyone will be exposed, the key to to manage exposure, to control and limit how many people are exposed and sick at a time.

    RandomCrank in reply to JusticeDelivered. | February 26, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    The most effective thing individuals can do is also the simplest: Wash your hands. We’re fortunate to live in a semi-rural area, but when I went to town yesterday I wound up washing my hands four times on my errands. Twice today.

    Coronavirus comes from the same family that causes the common cold. I got religion on hand-washing about 10 years ago, and went from three or four colds a year to maybe three in the past decade. I’ve gone into heightened mode now.

    Related tips:

    – Carry a paper towel and use it to cover your hand when opening doors.

    – Don’t shake hands. I put an end to that this week.

    – If you touch currency or coins, wash your hands even if you didn’t go anywhere but were just looking in wallets or pockets. Currency and coins are petri dishes.

      Credit cards too if taken by a restaurant server.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to RandomCrank. | February 26, 2020 at 9:31 pm

      I religiously wash my hands and try to avoid handling “public commons” door handles, etc.

      Interesting to hear that you too have had very very few colds because of that.

      What’s your opinion of wipes and sanitizing lotions?

      Last year there was some report that you would have to use those wipes keeping an object “wet” with them for a whole 4 mintues….

        I’m just a guy. I really don’t know anything, and I refuse to make shit up. I don’t trust “hand sanitizers” and “wipes,” but my mistrust + $3 buys something at Starbucks, honest. I’m in High Handwashing Mode now, for better or for worse.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to RandomCrank. | February 26, 2020 at 11:25 pm

      I by hand sanitizer in half gallon bottles. I keep a small bottle in my briefcase, also one in my pocket. I treat the half gallon with a teaspoon of Tea Tree Oil. That greatly increases the spectrum of fungi, virus and bacteria killed.

      Many stores have disinfecting wipes at their entrance, use them to wipe hands and handles on carts.

      I make disinfecting solution with alcohol, vinegar, antibiotic liquid soap and Tea Tree Oil.

      I also suggest installing UVC Germicidal lights in cold air returns and/or in a box with a fan and a HEPA filter. A HEPA filter will trap virus and the UVC light will kill the trapped virus. DO NOT look directly at or use UVC for general lighting.

I used to work for a health department, and I was told that 95 percent of common diseases like cold could be prevented by hand washing. Requires soap and lather to be effective. Masks don’t really block viruses, but they might prevent you from touching your mouth and nose.

    RandomCrank in reply to Petrushka. | February 26, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    See my other comment for hand washing. I have been making a point of washing them thoroughly under the hottest water I can get.

Really wish this coronavirus would only infect liberals. It’d make the world a nicer place to live.
Wapoop has an opinion piece blaming Trump for not pushign Medicare for All. Scum, that’s all they are.

    RandomCrank in reply to 4fun. | February 27, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Between you and the “progressives” on the Washington Post’s comment sections who wish the virus would spread at Trump rallies, I guess the only people left will be we independents who don’t hate this country’s guts or want people dead because I don’t like their politics.

Wednsday, the press conference was on Wednesday.

OwenKellogg-Engineer | February 27, 2020 at 9:38 am

Dr. Nancy Messonnier, an official in the Centers for the CDC, happens to be the sister of Rod Rosenstein; how convenient.

    Except that her scary view looks like it will turn out to be more accurate than the President’s soft-pedaling it in his news conference last night. Being behind the curve could cost him re-election. Reports this morning that some people who supposedly recovered are testing positive again are troubling. This looks to be something that escaped from a Chinese bio-weapons lab, with who knows what properties. My guess is that this will be a “Black Swan” event that has major economic, health and political consequences.