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Covid19 -- President Trump's War

Updated on May 3, 2020
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December 31, 2019 - And So It Begins

The end of the year looked to promise nothing more but success for the Trump administration. However, December 31, New Year's Eve brought the President a crisis that would not only devastate America but the world... China had reported the discovery of the coronavirus to the World Health Organization (WHO).

By January 3, CDC Director Robert Redfield sent an email to the director of the Chinese CDC, George Gao, formally offering help. He asked to send U.S. experts to China to investigate the then virus that was being called the coronavirus. By January 5th Director Redfield reiterated America's offer to the Chinese CDC Director Gao to send U.S. experts to China to investigate the virus outbreak. On Jan, 5th Redfield sent yet another correspondence to Director Gao, hoping to hear something positive to his repeated offer.

ON January 6, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a level I travel notice for Wuhan, China due to the spreading coronavirus, one day later the CDC established a coronavirus incident management system to better share and respond to information about the virus.

Jan, 15, A patient sought care at a medical facility in the state of Washington, where he sought treatment an illness. Based on the patient’s travel history and symptoms, healthcare professionals suspected he had coronavirus. A clinical specimen was collected and sent to the CDC where laboratory testing confirmed. America had our first case of coronavirus.

By Jan, 17, The CDC implemented public health entry screening at the 3 U.S. airports that received the most travelers from Wuhan China – San Francisco, New York JFK, and Los Angeles. Dr. Fauci announced that the National Institution of health was already working on a vaccine to combat the new COVID19 virus.

At the same time, the CDC activated its emergency operation center to provide a coordinated effort to provide ongoing support to the COVID19 response. On January 23, the CDC sought a “special emergency authorization” from the FDA to allow states to use its newly developed coronavirus test. Jan, 27, The CDC issued a level III travel health notice urging Americans to avoid all nonessential travel to China due to the coronavirus. The same day President Trump put together the White House Coronavirus Task Force. The Task Force was formed with the purpose of monitoring and contain the spread of the virus and to provide updates to President Trump.

Jan, 31, President Trump declared the coronavirus a public health emergency Announcing Chinese travel restrictions, and Suspended entry into the United States for foreign nationals who pose a risk of transmitting the coronavirus.



February Brought Several Shocking Revelations And Our First Death

Feb,1, The US add further travel restrictions on China, denying entry to all travelers from China, and any foreign visitors who had recently been in China, where the virus first emerged in December. ( Thus far America had one known case of coronavirus, that was a man that has traveled to Wuhan and returned to the State of Washington, and was being treated for his illness).

The CDC had a team ready to on Feb, 3, to travel to China to obtain critical information on the virus, but had not as of yet received permission from China to enter the country. On Feb, 4, President Trump vowed in his State of the Union Address to “take all necessary steps” to protect Americans from the coronavirus. Feb, 6, The CDC began shipping CDC-Developed test kits for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus to U.S. and international labs. The following day President Trump told reporters that the CDC is working with China on the coronavirus. Feb, 9 the White House Coronavirus Task Force briefed governors from across the nation at the National Governors’ Association Meeting in Washington on the coronavirus.

On Feb, 11, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) expanded a partnership with Janssen Research & Development to “expedite the development” of a coronavirus vaccine. The following day The U.S. shipped test kits for the 2019 novel coronavirus to approximately 30 countries who lacked the necessary reagents and other materials. As of yet, the CDC had not received permission from China to enter the country. Feb,14, The CDC began working with five labs to conduct “community-based influenza surveillance” to study and detect the spread of coronavirus. HHS announced it would engage with Sanofi Pasteur in an effort to quickly develop a coronavirus vaccine and to develop a treatment for coronavirus infections.

The first known deaths from Coronavirus in the US was in Seattle on February 26. However, on April 22, 2020, Santa Clara County California coroner changes that timeline. Autopsies on two people who died on 6 February and 17 February show they died coronavirus. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52385558

On February 22, A WHO team of international experts arrives in Wuhan, China for the first time. Feb, 24, the Trump Administration sent a letter to Congress requesting at least $2.5 billion to help combat the spread of the virus.

On Feb, 25, HHS Secretary Azar testified before the Senate HELP Committee on the Administration's coronavirus response efforts. Feb, 29, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed certified labs to develop and begin testing coronavirus testing kits while reviewing pending applications.

Feb,29, the Trump Administration: Announced a level 4 travel advisory to areas of Italy and South Korea, Barred all travel to Iran, barred the entry of foreign citizens who visited Iran in the last 14 days.

The dates confirm that the Trump administration had formed a task force, were working on testing kits, a vaccine, and had enforced several travel restrictions before America had experienced even one death or was warned by WHO that the virus was virulent and could spread from human to human.

Who Dropped The Ball --- WHO


31 Dec 2019 - Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, China, reported a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, Hubei Province. A novel coronavirus was eventually identified.
4 January 2020 - WHO reported on social media that there was a cluster of pneumonia cases – with no deaths – in Wuhan, Hubei province.

5 January 2020 - WHO published our first disease outbreak news on the new virus. This is a flagship technical publication to the scientific and public health community as well as global media.

10 January 2020 - WHO issued a comprehensive package of technical guidance online with advice to all countries on how to detect, test, and manage potential cases, based on what was known about the virus at the time. This guidance was shared with WHO's regional emergency directors to share with WHO representatives in countries.

Based on experience with SARS and MERS and known modes of transmission of respiratory viruses, infection and prevention control guidance were published to protect health workers recommending droplet and contact precautions when caring for patients, and airborne precautions for aerosol-generating procedures conducted by health workers.

12 January 2020 - China publicly shared the genetic sequence of COVID-19.

13 January 2020 - Officials confirm a case of COVID-19 in Thailand, the first recorded case outside of China.

14 January 2020 WHO's the technical lead for the response noted in a press briefing there may have been a limited human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus (in the 41 confirmed cases), mainly through family members, and that there was a low risk of a possible wider outbreak.

20-21 January 2020 - WHO experts from its China and Western Pacific regional offices conducted a brief field visit to Wuhan.

22 January 2020 - WHO mission to China issued a statement saying that there was evidence of human-to-human transmission in Wuhan but more investigation was needed to understand the full extent of transmission.

22- 23 January 2020 - The WHO Director-General Convene an Emergency Committee (EC) under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) to assess whether the outbreak constituted a public health emergency of international concern. The independent members from around the world could not reach a consensus-based on the evidence available at the time. They asked to be reconvened within 10 days after receiving more information.

Not until 11 March did WHO report that they were concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction, WHO made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic

Feb, 8, --- WHO chief says widespread travel bans not needed to beat China Virus..."GENEVA (Reuters) - World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday there was no need for measures that “unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade” in trying to halt the spread of a coronavirus that has killed 361 people in China."

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-who/who-chief-says-widespread-travel-bans-not-needed-to-beat-china-virus-idUSKBN1ZX1H3





President Trump's Statement's On The Pandemic Reported Out Of Context

Throughout this COVID19 crisis, the media has taken statements the president made and reported them out of context. Making an attempt to show President Trump as not comprehending the seriousness of the virus outbreak. I have offered a statement and marked the date the President made the statement in question, and what exactly he was aware of in regards to the virus when he made the statement. In my view, the media sought to infer the President was being non-caring, and simply not taking the virus outbreak seriously. This was being done throughout the first weeks of the pandemic. The media was clearly making attempts time after time to report his statements out of context. One only has to follow the dates to ascertain what the president knew and when he knew it to put any of these statements in context. In my opinion, This kind of journalism is unacceptable. However, it's what we can now expect.

Statement Jan. 22: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. We have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.” -- President Trump

One week before Trump made a statement in regard to "we have it under control" America reported its first case of coronavirus... IT would well appear Trump was correct in his assessment of the crisis at that point is under good control.

Jan, 15, A patient sought care at a medical facility in the state of Washington, where he sought treatment an illness. Based on the patient’s travel history and symptoms, healthcare professionals suspected he had coronavirus. A clinical specimen was collected and sent to the CDC where laboratory testing confirmed. America had our first case of coronavirus.

It was not until 11 March that WHO reported that they were concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction, WHO made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic

Feb, 8, --- WHO chief says widespread travel bans not needed to beat China Virus..."GENEVA (Reuters) - World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday there was no need for measures that “unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade” in trying to halt the spread of a coronavirus that has killed 361 people in China."

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To Sum It Up

The war is on, and it is obvious we have had many casualties. No one could have known this kind of enemy was at our door. We had little in the way of what was needed to fight our war, the National Stockpiles were sparse. However, President Trump worked with his task force to solve the enormous problem of restocking the stockpile. He used ingenuity, and sheer will to get things done quickly. He has made every effort to provide our healthcare workers with PPE, and ventilators, he built care facilities where the need might occur for more beds. He commissions two of our medical ships to be ready for patients. Trump was quick to get financial help to those that needed it and pushed for three bills to cover a brewing economic crisis. He worked diligently and continues to work at what he calls "a war". Yet, it appears many are very unsatisfied with his handling of the COVID19 crisis. Some complain and find fault with anything he says or does. In my view, he has done a wonderful job and will win his war. In all my years I have never witnessed a president that has such an ability to grasp a problem and work like hell to solve it. Trump put American's first, their safety, and well being. As he promised he would... He is fighting a war against an unseen enemy, and he is winning.

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    • Sharlee01 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharlee 

      2 weeks ago

      T --- Thanks for taking time to comment. I can see you have put some time into your research. I will have a look at your links. You have brought forth some interesting thoughts on the crisis.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      3 weeks ago from now on

      A well researched article Sharlee!

      Don’t you think this was nothing but a dry run engineered by Fauci who did predict in 2017 that President Trump would experience a pandemic during his administration.

      https://www.businessinsider.com/fauci-warned-trump...

      How could he have known that unless he was planning a test run? Here it is explained starting from 34:00

      https://youtu.be/0NROvEMNqx8

      An alternate viewpoint....

      When the State tells you it's safe to go to Home Depot to buy a sponge but dangerous to go and buy a flower, it's not about your health.

      When the State shuts down millions of private businesses but doesn’t lay off a single government employee, it's not about your health.

      When the State bans dentists because its unsafe, but deems abortion visits are safe, it's not about your health.

      When the State prevents you from buying cucumber seeds because it's dangerous, but allows in person lottery ticket sales, it's not about your health.

      When the State tells you it's dangerous to go golf alone, fish alone or be in a motor boat alone, but the Governor can get his stage make up done, and hair done for 5 TV appearances a week, it's not about your health.

      When the state puts you IN a jail cell for walking in a park with your child because it’s too dangerous, but let’s criminals OUT of jail cells for their health- It’s not about YOUR health!

      When the state tells you it’s too dangerous to get treated by a doctor of chiropractic or physical therapy treatments yet deems a liquor store essential- It’s not about your health!

      When the State lets you go to the grocery store or hardware store but is demanding mail-in voting, IT'S NOT ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.

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