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Wuhan Virus Watch: CA Gov. Newsom has Kind Words for Trump Over Handling of Coronavirus

Wuhan Virus Watch: CA Gov. Newsom has Kind Words for Trump Over Handling of Coronavirus

“He said everything I could have hoped for. And we had a very long conversation and every single thing he said, they followed through on.”

This weekend, I proposed that COVID-19 should be renamed colloquially to something more in-line with the symptoms and likely outcomes for most Americans.

Now it turns out that my temporary, daily column may have to get a new name…at least according to social justice scolds:

I think I will keep the name just as it is. You can ask the Spanish about the long-term effects the Spanish flu had on their culture. I think the Chinese are going to be OK.

CA Gov. Newsom has kind words for Trump over handling of coronavirus

Despite the elite media’s portrayal of President Trump and his Coronavirus Task Force as chaotic and incompetent, California’s Governor Gavin Newsom had some very kind words for the federal support he has received in handling the state’s outbreak situation (hat-tip,

Newsom indicated that during discussions with Trump, related to managing the people aboard the Grand Princess, was “everything that I could have hoped for. And we had a very long conversation, and every single thing he said, they followed through on.”

First passengers leave the coronavirus-stricken Grand Princess in Oakland

The process of disembarking the Grand Princess, which has moved off the coast of California, has just begun.

The first two passengers aboard the quarantined Grand Princess cruise ship disembarked the liner on Monday afternoon, with one man seen being placed into a stretcher.

The cruise ship carrying 3,500 passengers and crew landed at the Port of Oakland on Monday after five days of being held in limbo in international waters.

There are at least 21 people infected with coronavirus aboard the ship, that made its way under the Golden Gate bridge Monday morning before docking in Oakland shortly after noon local time.

The 2,421 passengers cheered as the Grand Princess docked at the port where medical experts and officials in Hazmat suits awaited them.

WHO Chief Praises Trump for Leading Coronavirus Response From the Top

Elite media pundits hardest hit:

On Thursday, WHO Secretary-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at a coronavirus briefing in Geneva, spoke at length about the importance of countries’ responses to the outbreak being led from the highest level of government.

Many countries – he did not name them – were leaving the response to health ministries, which he said was a mistake.

Instead, heads of government should be leading, from the top, all-of-government efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, Tedros said.

“If the highest level of the government, the head of state or head of government, starts to lead and coordinates all sectors, that brings qualitative change in the way we respond to the epidemic,” he said.


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UnCivilServant | March 10, 2020 at 9:12 am

People have been crying ‘racists’ for so long that their accusation doesn’t make a difference.

It’s Wuhan Virus.

Yesterday the Godless, communist heathens reprimanded Mike Pompeo for calling it the Wuhan Flu … calling that action “racist”. Sorry commies, it originated in YOUR country. You are infecting the world … and making my portfolio take a serious hit. You own it. You started it. Take responsibility for it. I only wish we could make you pay for all the damage you caused.

    UnCivilServant in reply to walls. | March 10, 2020 at 10:09 am

    I object to ‘Wuhan Flu’ only because Coronavirus is not Influenza.

    Milhouse in reply to walls. | March 10, 2020 at 10:35 am

    It is, of course, the Wuhan virus, and there’s nothing racist about calling it that. But your response is exactly what the objectors are justly concerned about. It originated in Wuhan, but the Chinese are not “infecting the world” or hurting your portfolio. They don’t own it, they didn’t start it, and they’re not responsible for it. Sure, they could have handled it better once it broke out, but they are no more responsible for it having broken out than you or I are responsible for natural disasters that happen in the USA.

      It depends on the cause. Its origin in proximity to China’s biohazard research lab is still a concern.

        healthguyfsu in reply to n.n. | March 10, 2020 at 11:46 am

        and yet it could have come from bats they were also studying in that lab that are indigenous to the region. It could have gotten out of the lab, or it could have come from wild bats nearby. Patient zero and his/her exposures are not known.

        The Chinese have a huge vested interest in studying diseases from bats since the SARS zoonosis, which originated in bats.

      walls in reply to Milhouse. | March 10, 2020 at 12:04 pm

      Yes, the Chinese are infecting the world. And yes, this is affecting my portfolio. This is not a God-made natural disaster. This is likely some genie escaping from some bottle [actually, a vial or flask], and there was likely an attempt to cover it up as it apparently surfaced in NOV 2019. SARS, COVID-19, stay tuned for the next Chinese calamity.

      Voyager in reply to Milhouse. | March 10, 2020 at 12:51 pm

      China’s actions in suppressing knowledge of it until it was far to late for initial containment are a direct cause of the scale of its spread.

      The poor containment systems they put in place for their corona virus hospital are likely responsible for the severity of its impact there.

      They didn’t start the fire, true, but they shot the firefighters who tried to put it out.

      China owns this.

Dr. Gu is easily triggered and seems to think the internet should know about it. Yes, the Spanish have done nicely, as has Hong Kong (the recent political kerfuffle notwithstanding). We also eat sausage and bacon.

Someone please tell Dr. Gu to build a bridge and get over it, after, of course, washing his hands and using the bottle of hand sanitizer.

Dr. Gu … what a complete idiot! Actually, a complete asshole. Does he know:

– Ebola was named after a river close to where an outbreak took place in Africa.
– Lyme disease was named after Lyme, CT which experienced an outbreak in 1975.
– The Zika virus was named after a forest in Uganda in 1947, where scientists discovered it.
– The Marburg virus was first discovered in Marburg, Germany.
– The West Nile virus is named after the West Nile district of Uganda where the virus was first isolated in 1937.

So sorry, Gu, I’ll stick with historical naming convention.

the doctor is, quite simply, a hypocrite:

but what else can one expect from the Left? well, that and violence, of course…

Indeed, having some SJW scold tell us we are racist once again guarantees I will be calling it the Wuhan virus from now on.

Wuhan Virus it is, gotcha Gene

The Friendly Grizzly | March 10, 2020 at 10:32 am

Newsome complimented the president and thanked him. Will The Party declare Newsome a non-person?

Never let a [media] crisis go to waste. What’s the trick?

Calling it Wuhan virus is not racist, but it is not necessary, since there are easily remembered & pronounced specific names for it, i.e , coronavirus & COVID-19. If it emerges that the virus escaped a lab due to negligence or bad practices, then it will become very appropriate to call it “Wuhan” to emphasize that.

amatuerwrangler | March 10, 2020 at 11:11 am

Not that anyone is wrong in their assessment of Dr. Gu (sounds like some James Bond villain), but you are missing the big thing, or things: PDJT met with someone who has repeatedly hammered him over most everything he has done, especially in the immigration/sanctuary category, to spell out what the Feds can do to help CA’s situation and then PDJT went forward to do all the things he said he would do (or that the agencies under his control would do). The second thing is that this chronic critic –Newsom– came out publicly to praise PDJT for doing so.

This is the big deal here.

    Louis Davout in reply to amatuerwrangler. | March 10, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    It ain’t the first time for idiot Newsome. He also praised President Trump last year for the rapid Federal help given to the state during the California wildfires.

G. de La Hoya | March 10, 2020 at 11:29 am

I think it was the U of Minnesota that won’t call Asian carp, Asian because of racial reasons. Dumba$$es!

I tip my hat to Newsom for humbling himself. 😉

If you want to see the worst kind of Demtivist loser trying to use his credentials as leverage, then read the rest of Dr. Gu’s hyperbole on his twitter feed.

How does this high functioning doctor have so much time to tweet all day long?

    healthguyfsu in reply to healthguyfsu. | March 10, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    I needed a reminder of who this guy was.

    This is that same creepy doucher who got removed from his fellowship at VUMC because he stalked and scared women and patients there.

    He’s a total creep ball that literally has nothing better to do than twit all day long from his daily TDS fits.

Decades of failed leftist policies have made California very susceptible to the spread of all kinds of diseases. The unhygienic conditions in the homeless enclaves put everyone at high risk. newsome knows he, and the democrat party, will have to own any scenario in which disease takes off like their constant wildfires. In other words, sh!+ just got real in California, they won’t be able to blame the same federal government they’ve been fighting against. They need all the help they can get. Otherwise newsome would be on the CVID19 cheerleading team with the rest of the leftists.

Thank you for telling us where it hurts, Mr. Gu.

We’ll be sure to press harder there.

Let’s not forget The French Pox, or the English Pox, or West Nile virus. Is Chicken Pox speciesist?

“Wuhan Flu” is an apt, useful name (place of origin). Even if it’s not a traditional influenza, with it’s flu-like symptoms it’s close enough to being one for government work, as the saying goes.

What about the poor people of Coxsackie?

How about we leave nationality and geography out of it altogether, and call it The Commie Cold?