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Trump Addressed Nation on Wuhan Coronavirus Pandemic

Trump Addressed Nation on Wuhan Coronavirus Pandemic

Trump Tweet: “I am fully prepared to use the full power of the Federal Government to deal with our current challenge of the CoronaVirus!”

President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the Oval Office on the Wuhan coronavirus.

The U.S. Capitol suspended tours. Washington, D.C. declared a state emergency. The NCAA announced that the tournament will go on without spectators. The Houston rodeo closed down. The Seattle Mariners will not begin the season at home.

America has over 1,000 cases of the Wuhan coronavirus.

From Fox News:

President Trump signed a memorandum directing his cabinet to make general-use face masks available to health care workers, while the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a letter on an authorization to make available millions of general-use respirators to health care workers.

“President Trump is focused on the health of the American people, and so his administration has taken action to provide protection to manufacturers that will enable production of millions of additional masks for our healthcare providers,” the White House said in a statement.

Trump also told reporters that officials “had been discussing ‘various forms’ of economic stimulus to counteract the effects of the outbreak.” He did not provide any hints or details about his speech tonight.

Trump sent out these tweets today:


Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.


SARS started in China. COVID-19 started in China. China is a nemesis to the world. Is nuking China an option on the table? [I expect many downvotes – but I don’t give a damn]

At the OKC Thunder game against the Utah Jazz, the arena was full, the players warmed up, were introduced, and then the coaches got into a huddle with the refs who then consulted with the league, and 40 minutes later, the game is postponed.

The announcer said that the game is postponed, but indicated that the “crowd is safe”. So, the crowd is leaving the arena. A couple Utah guys were sick, so they opted to be careful. Or – do they get an update on one of the guys??

Checked the virus map – between OK & Utah – there are 5 cases.

    Liz in reply to Liz. | March 11, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    The NBA just announced that one of the sick Jazz players tested presumptive positive for COVID-19. The player was not at the arena.

    Then, the NBA has suspended the season.

      herm2416 in reply to Liz. | March 11, 2020 at 10:31 pm

      What does presumptive even mean? To me, it means they don’t have the results, only that the person was tested.

        Sanddog in reply to herm2416. | March 11, 2020 at 10:47 pm

        It means the state lab test was positive and they’re sending it to the CDC for confirmation.

          herm2416 in reply to Sanddog. | March 11, 2020 at 11:04 pm

          Ah, thank you.

          MattMusson in reply to Sanddog. | March 12, 2020 at 8:54 am

          The SCOOP on Test Availability.

          The Federal Government’s test identifies CV RNA in a sample. That is what the test is designed to do. So, they sent out tests and allowed certified labs to make them.

          BUT – before the test can be used – RNA must be extracted for the test sample. RNA extraction is a common hospital lab test. And, the FED kit does not provide the reagents for the extraction.

          When health officials complain there are no tests, it is because they were given tests to identify the RNA, but not reagents to extract the RNA. They were expected to have those on hand. Unfortunately, many local health officials were not prepared. So, they are blaming the Feds.

    txvet2 in reply to Liz. | March 11, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    One of the cases is Rudy Gober, but I haven’t heard the name of the player not at the arena.

    Liz in reply to Liz. | March 11, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    A local OKC reporter noted that the Thunder medical doctor ran onto the floor before the tip off to talk with the refs. So, Gobert may have been tested and they just got the results.

    The Thunder have a close relationship with the OU Medical Center, so I’m sure they have good access to the test. In addition, they would consider his symptoms as well as the recent travel between towns, and the contacts with players, staff, and the people in the arena.

    The two teams were quarantined at the arena (probably for testing) and I think the last five teams that the Jazz played also have to be checked. If you ever watched a game, the players do tend to shake hands & hug after the game. So easy to have many super spreaders moving all over the country.

    Good move by the NBA to suspend the season.

All this social distancing is also killing off the regular flu and so saving a lot of lives, even if it’s all overblown.

If social distancing can get the infection rate to less than 1.0, the disease dies out, no matter how severe it is. Like a population with too low a birth rate.

    Petrushka in reply to rhhardin. | March 11, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    The net effect will beca benefit, because the measures will reduce flu transmission.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Petrushka. | March 11, 2020 at 10:43 pm


      I’ve always found it astounding that experts can’t figure out why colds and flu increase so greatly every September – when school starts.


      Herding thousands and thousands of people into close quarters where they are all touching common surfaces…..

      That could never spread it better, no no no……..

He seemed short of breath.

Trump is not practiced at reading aloud. This is why he sounds winded.

    It takes a lot of practice – and well-structured sentences.

    CorkyAgain in reply to OldSarg. | March 12, 2020 at 12:35 am

    Yeah, he kinda rushed through his text. A more practiced reader would have paused briefly before moving on to the next topic — and would have used a more natural intonation.

    But we didn’t hire him for his ability to read a script with an actor’s skill, did we? (His predecessor was better at that, but nothing else.)

    I thought it was a good speech that said what needed to be said.

Comanche Voter | March 11, 2020 at 9:52 pm

He’s looking and sounding “Presidential” and “normal” which all of the Never Trumpers have said he can’t be or do. Biden worshippers “return to normalcy” worst hurt.

But I thought this was just a made up over hyped fake news hysteria designed to impeach him again while tanking the market to score political points during an election year.

    healthguyfsu in reply to coolway. | March 11, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Wilford, take your insulin and get a nap.

    txvet2 in reply to coolway. | March 11, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    It is, and it’s been remarkably successful. It is going to sweep the country. Millions of people will catch it and recover, just like they do every year with other varieties of cold. A few elderly people will catch it and die, mainly due to a combination of the cold and other underlying health conditions. It will have a major impact on the economy as panicked idiots stop shopping, traveling, going to work, or otherwise avoid the public arena. Meanwhile, here in my local area, people are going on with their lives because they’re Texans, and that’s what they do. The only sign I’ve seen of any general concern is that I’ve had problems finding my favorite 12-grain bread at the supermarket, and for some reason there seems to be a run on cat food at Walmart.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to txvet2. | March 11, 2020 at 10:39 pm


      RE: “run on cat food”

      Are most of the crazy cat ladies Democrats??????

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to txvet2. | March 11, 2020 at 10:40 pm

      This week in one of President Trumps update conferences,
      Dr. Jerome Adams stated that 80 was the “average age at death” of the very, very few who have died of this common flu.

        As I understand it, this isn’t actually a “flu”, it’s more a cousin to the common cold, although the fatality rate is somewhat higher (around 1%). Of course I’m taking someone else’s word for that, and there’s so much BS floating around, who knows if that’s correct.

          Sanddog in reply to txvet2. | March 11, 2020 at 10:54 pm

          It’s a viral respiratory infection that is hitting the elderly very hard and is also hitting middle aged people harder than say, the usual flu season.

          notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to txvet2. | March 12, 2020 at 1:50 pm

          Read that also.

          So we should really call it the……?

          The Lyin’ Media Cold?

      Sanddog in reply to txvet2. | March 11, 2020 at 10:52 pm

      If enough of the over 50 crowd get it, they can overwhelm the healthcare system. The high death rates in China, Iran and Italy aren’t because they’re incapable of treating the virus, it’s because the number of patients has overwhelmed the ability of hospitals to deliver the treatment needed.

        Liz in reply to Sanddog. | March 11, 2020 at 11:33 pm

        I think the Chinese cases have a co-morbidity issues of severe pollution, lots of smoking, poor hygiene related to spitting in public,not washing hands, and food markets with live animals.

        The Iranian cases seem to be related to the habit of licking religious icons, close contacts and probably poor hygiene.

        The Italian cases are probably related to life style issues (extended families) as well as the travel bug. And Italy has an aging population.

        In Washington, I don’t think those elderly patients at the extended care facility were traveling around. The virus was imported via family member or staff. I think if you have a compromised immune system, the virus can take you down very fast.

          Liz in reply to Liz. | March 12, 2020 at 12:21 am

          Another point – on the worldometers site, there is a column for “serious/critical cases”. China and Italy have the highest number of critical cases. I assume that many of those cases convert to “deaths” in the future.

          Also interesting is that Iran does not report any critical patients. So, do they not have ICU facilities? Perhaps their reporting is subpar.

          healthguyfsu in reply to Liz. | March 12, 2020 at 10:55 am

          Don’t Italians kiss a lot for friendship?

        MattMusson in reply to Sanddog. | March 12, 2020 at 8:48 am

        A friend announced that he was supposed to get a Stint next month. I did not have the heart to tell him he won’t.

        There will not be any available beds next month because they will be packed with Flu sufferers.

    Milhouse in reply to coolway. | March 11, 2020 at 11:36 pm

    The hysteria is made up and overhyped in order to attack Trump. The virus itself is serious, and he’s never said otherwise.

Very good performance. PDJT delivered a calm, measured plan of action which appears suitable to the situation. Also put congress on the spot for the economy if they decline to take up his proposal for a temporary suspension of payroll tax.

    To about half the nation’s voters are deaf to anything but the democrat media.

      CommoChief in reply to | March 12, 2020 at 7:39 am

      Not half of voters more like 40-45%. That said now Biden and of course any potential replacement d candidate will have to go on record, as will d congressional members, stating their agreement with or opposition to PDJT payroll tax suspension plan. That is no small thing. Likely they will succumb to TDS and reflexively oppose but then they will own the impact on the economy.

      Of course the MSM will downplay this. However, every political ad, every speech and every time PDJT makes remarks to the press leaving the WH you can be assured that this point will be raised. The voters being targeted are the roughly 15% in the center. These are the ones who matter. Don’t worry about the rabid d partisans, they are a lost cause.

I know I risk being labeled a ‘conspiracy theorist’ but I have this question burning me from the inside:

How do we know this is not a Chi-Com bio-weapon?

I think it’s really, really, really strange that nobody seems to be exploring and investigating this angle. It’s really strange, especially in this time and age.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Exiliado. | March 11, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    It is a “correct” question to ask.

    Notice how virtual martial law eradicated all the protests against the Communist Chinese Government.

    Might convenient “virus” for them for that, no?

    Sanddog in reply to Exiliado. | March 11, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    It’s not killing the young and seems to be targeting middle age and up. If it was engineered that way, it’s freaking brilliant because that’s the age group that owns the businesses and runs the government.

    OrJustThink in reply to Exiliado. | March 12, 2020 at 12:06 am

    If you havent already, give Dr. Leiber a Goog and follow the news trail. its interesting how no one at all is putting it all together in the same story. Top US bio-chemist arrested for accepting 50k a month from Wuhan University. His top aide was a lt. in the People’s Army…

Oh darn. I just sneezed twice. Everybody in S. Texas is gonna DIE!!!!!

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to txvet2. | March 11, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    Oh my!

    I sure hope you took the courtesy of sneezing on your loco media outlets……….

“America has over 1,000 cases of the Wuhan coronavirus.”
At any given time, I’d be the Chicago public school system has AT LEAST that of the seasonal flu.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to herm2416. | March 11, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Seasonal flu and Wuhan Coronavirus 2019 are very different.

      They are both colds. My point is, thousands contract the flu each year, and we don’t shut down a nation for it.
      Meanwhile, 1000 cases are reported in the US, and everyone is panicked,
      There is no perspective on this.

      They are different but have similar symptoms. If you think you might have a case of the flu or common cold, you might just “tough it out” and not go for any tests.

      So, it is possible that there have been many spreaders already in the country who will never get tested. But, it might be interesting to see if a blood test can be added onto the “standard” panel for research purposes.

      Last year, I paid for a MMR antibody test since I had the measles in the “wild” and never had any vaccines. I’m good, no worries. But, I would pay for another test for Corona virus to avoid taking a vaccine for it.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | March 11, 2020 at 10:33 pm


I’m all in favor of that withholding tax holiday.

As Diamond and Silk say “Let China Pay For It!”

I see Jerry “The Hamburglar” Nader is saying that President Trumps latest plan won’t affect public health.

I think Trump just put the Liberals/DNC/Media (same thing) in Check. Mate should be coming soon.

Look the sky is falling! Look, Donald Trump save us from the falling sky! Oh no, he did not! The sky was not falling. Oops, Chucky and Nancy said it was, so it must have been.

So did Trump over react or did the Dimwits……running joke is that Gatorade (Brawndo) will cure it. Anyone guess where that comes from?

Magic Word of the day —— Electrolytes

Trump did make some pretty bad goofs in the speech, which have since been corrected.

1. Trade will not be affected. In the speech he clearly said imports from Europe will be barred. That made no sense, since the viruses on the surface of the goods won’t survive the length of the voyage. Now he’s tweeted that the bad affects only people, not goods.

2. Travel from Europe banned? Not quite. Only Schengen countries.

3. All US nationals, US residents, and their families will be allowed in.

    Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | March 11, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    In other words, as usual we should ignore what Trump says and focus on what he does. Because no matter what he says, he usually does the right thing.

    Concerning the US citizens, I think Trump did indicate that there would be exceptions or special conditions for US citizens & legal residents. I assume that means a quarantine period.

    I think most people were still picking their jaws off the floor from the European travel ban that they didn’t hear the next sentence on exemptions.

So common that we are suspending all travel to/from europe.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to coolway. | March 12, 2020 at 12:46 am

    It’s to stop the Democrats and Ever-Rumpers from running over there to pick up their bribes.

    Seriously, that’s what they have been doing for years now.

    healthguyfsu in reply to coolway. | March 12, 2020 at 10:58 am

    To protect the most vulnerable in our population.

    Maybe Trump isn’t the heartless dirtbag you think he is.

    And before you try to spread the Thermofisher nonsense, they are one of the largest biotech companies in the world. Many, many people have stock in them through index funds and personal shares.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | March 12, 2020 at 12:44 am

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