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Wuhan Virus Watch: President Trump Tweets About Potential End to Coronavirus Guidelines

Wuhan Virus Watch: President Trump Tweets About Potential End to Coronavirus Guidelines

A Nobel laureate predicts a quicker coronavirus recovery: “We’re going to be fine.”

In the wake of the Democrats’ antics related to legislation to help Americans recover economically from the consequences of a pandemic, President Donald Trump offered a none too subtle clue as to what may happen after the end of his 15-day Presidential Coronavirus Guidelines:

President Donald Trump has said the US will make a decision at the end of a 15-day period on ‘which way we want to go’ to fight coronavirus, implying that the country could re-open – just hours after New York City went into lockdown at 8pm on Sunday.

‘We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself,’ he said on Twitter.

…The president issued new guidelines on March 16 aimed at slowing the spread of the disease over 15 days.

Earlier on Sunday pledged to send the national guard into Washington, California and New York, as the hardest hit states were declared disaster zones.

The disaster declaration will provide federal assistance for both emergency protective measures and crisis counseling in Washington, the White House said.

Trump said Sunday: ‘And through (Federal Emergency Management Agency), the federal government will be funding 100 per cent of the cost of deploying national guard units to carry out approved missions to stop the virus while those governors remain in command.

Thousands of people on boats ignore Florida’s strict rules on no gatherings, bunch together and party in the sea

Should the guidelines end after the 15-day period has passed, I am sure only part of the decision will come from the Democrats’ stunts.

Another factor will be the fact you have to go to war with the army you have.

Thousands of Spring Breakers in Florida have once again defied a state order to stop mass gatherings amid the coronavirus outbreak as they partied on yachts at sea.

Government officials in Boca Raton on Sunday shared images of revelers drinking on several boats in the waters surrounding Peanut Island.

One image showed at least 15 boats gathered in one large spot in the middle of the water as passengers partied.

Shortly after the images emerged, city officials released a statement announcing the closure of the area.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson ‘feel better’ after coronavirus diagnosis

A consideration in the possible termination of the guidelines may be related to the increasing number of recoveries from COVID-19.

Tom Hanks says he and his wife Rita Wilson are recovering after their positive diagnosis for coronavirus.

“Two weeks after our first symptoms and we feel better,” he wrote in a tweet posted on Sunday.

The star also encouraged social-distancing, saying “sheltering in place works like this: You don’t give it to anyone – you don’t get it from anyone”.

The couple are now in self-quarantine in a rented home in Queensland, Australia following hospital treatment.

Coronavirus crisis will ‘get bad’ this week, Surgeon General warns

We have eight more days until the 15-day period concludes. America’s Surgeon General wants the nation to make preparations for the numbers likely to be reported this week.

US Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Monday gave a stark warning about the escalating coronavirus crisis, saying, “I want America to understand — this week, it’s gonna get bad.”

“As the nation’s doctor, I’m here to help America understand where we need to respond to this,” Adams told the “Today” show, saying that “every single second counts” in the fight against the pandemic.

…“It’s important for people to know: You can get this disease, you can be hospitalized from this disease [and] you can die from this disease. But most importantly, you can spread it to your loved ones. So we need you to really lean in,” Adams stressed.

Why this Nobel laureate predicts a quicker coronavirus recovery: ‘We’re going to be fine’

Let’s end today’s update with a bit of good news.

Michael Levitt, a Nobel laureate and Stanford biophysicist, began analyzing the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide in January and correctly calculated that China would get through the worst of its coronavirus outbreak long before many health experts had predicted.

Now he foresees a similar outcome in the United States and the rest of the world.

While many epidemiologists are warning of months, or even years, of massive social disruption and millions of deaths, Levitt says the data simply don’t support such a dire scenario — especially in areas where reasonable social distancing measures are in place.

“What we need is to control the panic,” he said. In the grand scheme, “we’re going to be fine.”

I believe that the best plan is for the country to be open-for-business once the 15-day period ends. Open the country after the doctors receive the treatments, companies manufacture masks and ventilators, and we all have a better understanding of the virus. Levitts’ piece ends with a solid rationale for getting back to normal as soon as reasonably possible.

He fears the public health measures that have shut down large swaths of the economy could cause their own health catastrophe, as lost jobs lead to poverty and hopelessness. Time and again, researchers have seen that suicide rates go up when the economy spirals down.


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What? A rational response that doesn’t include continued massive social engineering to advance the “progressive” cause?

That will never do.

We need to reopen after the 15 days. Most people recover if exposed and the numbers to me don’t stack up against keeping things shut down more than it needs to be. We just had a dry run on a global situation. Hopefully we’ve learned a few lessons and will be better prepared the next time when it could be a potentially worse outbreak of something.
But to me this is all politics.

healthguyfsu | March 23, 2020 at 1:15 pm

I don’t think this is the end of the distancing and shutdowns…JMO

I think Trump is tweeting as anti-leverage against the most recent shameless move by Dems.

It basically says…you want to make the relief unviable? We’ll call your bluff and make the relief unnecessary if you go that route.

    You’re suggesting that the president knows the virus predictions are a hoax but going along with it.

    Totally wrong. President Trump isn’t playing a game with the people of the USA like the damnocrats are.

Posted the following on March 21. Trust Trump.

Think we all understand why Trump says Chinese Virus repeatedly. So think about why he has repeatedly mentioned ’15 Days’ in his recent WH briefings. 15 Days will be the pivot point. He sees the fatality, et al data trend line too.

Many have pointed out that the press/ Dems, et al will try to “Katrina” him. And some have been pointing out that the USA has no experience with a large scale SARS outbreak (the 2003 outbreak was overseas). Trump understands all that too – and he has proven to be a master planner/ strategist.

Something like this seems likely:
Step 1: Let the Medical/ Science team dominate the planning – and be the “face” of the response (absolutely, positively has to lead with a medical response first – and that is not politics).

Step 2: Learn from what is happening, avoid the ‘paralysis of analysis’, cut red tape, sell a vision (Trump strengths).

Step 3: Leverage new knowledge & public understanding of the risk – and growing appetite for inclusion of economic needs – to give the Economic team a more visible, complementary role (Trump & team uber-strength).

I’ll add, there is no way Trump can predict how this SARS event will play out – but that doesn’t mean he can’t plan for success on both a Medical and Economic front. That is why he is talking about ’15 Days’ – trying to plant the seed that this will come to an end.

Once Trump senses we are ready to move from ‘Fear the Risk’, to ‘Understand the Risk’ – he is going to impress us all over again.

• Facts without History = Fear the Risk
• Facts with History = Understand the Risk

We got a stellar heads-up reality check on our ability to respond, didn’t we. Thank God it was CV … it could have been ebola.

Now our challenge is to apply this newfound knowledge, cuz next time it could be serious…

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to hopp singg. | March 23, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    Yes, thank goodness it was just a weaker version of
    the common cold.


    healthguyfsu in reply to hopp singg. | March 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    I’ve said the same, but when has a politician ever successfully campaigned on saving for a rainy day? It’s all about the here and now and kicking the can down the road for someone else to deal with later.

    I’m not optimistic that we will learn much of anything despite political proclamations to the contrary.

Huh. And just as I was beginning to enjoy panicking.

Governor Whitless just shut down Michigan today. Layoffs happening at work as a result (including myself, but on call to fix stuff). We avoided the “non-essential” label because we have military contracts, but we are cutting down regardless because many of our other customers are closing their doors.

I watched Whitless give her speech and she truly did look witless. She is just following everyone else’s irrational lead, and of course she had to complain about how the feds are screwing us. Good to know we have such a “capable” governor who can step up when called upon…

Dems: Pass our agenda or no relief.

Trump: No relief.

Thank you Leslie. I believe you dug up a truth:
“Another factor will be the fact you have to go to war with the army you have.”

America’s future “army” is partying in Clearwater, obviously no relief needed.

healthguyfsu | March 23, 2020 at 2:57 pm

I have an unconventional suggestion based on herd immunity.

Let’s relocate and isolate all of the non-infected vulnerable to one area of the country. This will be less than ideal and emotionally painful but for their good. Keep them isolated and safe from the rest of the country.

Have the rest of the country go about all business as usual. Keep treating the infected in our hospitals and let us all get COVID19, roll the dice, and see how we come out. The survivors (which will be almost everyone) will become immune to COVID19 and thus not contagious. The herd is now limited in its ability to spread the virus to the vulnerable demographics. By the time we are reintroducing both groups (vulnerable and normal), a vaccine will likely be available to further protect the vulnerable.

I know this is easier said than done but it solves both our economic problems and our humanitarian efforts to save everyone.

    healthguyfsu in reply to healthguyfsu. | March 23, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    I see the downvote but no rebuttal. I welcome discourse…

      I didn’t down vote you because you strike me as intelligent, sincere and caring. My first thought though is to try your idea on smaller scale. perhaps states or even large counties can try quarantine zones. A lot of old folks can afford it on their own if we assist them with some of the logistics. I very much agree with the idea of assisting the most vulnerable. Maybe something we should have already tried even with annual flu strains. Awesome idea!

      Impossible. There is your discourse.

      Tell us how you would do it.
      How would you choose who needs to go?
      Who are you going to move out of the way and where are they going?
      How do you propose to transport several hundred thousand people?
      Where will you house all those infected people?
      How will you feed these people and the displaced persons?

      Why don’t you just go ahead and cremate them alive since there will not be enough hospital capacity where you plan to warehouse the poor souls.

You guys are lunatics. Keep Trump in the background … use him as horsepower when needed … the medical end of it should be run by Fauci.

Further proof sh-t flows downhill:

Nancy Pelosi’s daughter: ‘Rand Paul’s neighbor was right’:

Amazing, isn’t it? She must be on the looting gravy train like her brother.

FBI Hunts For Information on Paul Pelosi Jr. As Family Business Dealings Come Under Fire:

Imagine if we didn’t have a COMPLETELY corrupt news media?

Lucifer Morningstar | March 23, 2020 at 10:41 pm

While many epidemiologists are warning of months, or even years, of massive social disruption and millions of deaths, Levitt says the data simply don’t support such a dire scenario — especially in areas where reasonable social distancing measures are in place.

Of course they do. And I bet that every one of those epidemiologists that are constantly predicting doom and gloom are liberals just looking to cause trouble – be just like them to foment problems.

and correctly calculated that China would get through the worst of its coronavirus outbreak long before many health experts had predicted.


Any news about China is given to us by the Chinese. And we already know how trustworthy they are.

When this crisis passes, we will remember those who tried to exploit it.