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#169690 - 02/27/20 06:43 AM Community spread of the coronavirus in Northern CA
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Trump could be in real trouble now that there has been a case of community spread of the coronavirus in Northern California. This will fuel even more fear and uncertainty, potentially causing the stock market to nosedive.

Plus the spread of the virus will bring the severe cuts this administration made to the CDC and other government disease security programs to the forefront, a fact his opponents will hammer on relentlessly, even though in all likelihood the disease would have had the same trajectory had Trump not cut funding.

Add to that the fact that Trump is saying everything is fine and we've got the virus under control while pretty much everyone in the health industry is saying exactly the opposite and it could be the straw that broke the camel's back.

Please note I'm not saying that it's Trump's fault, but it is certainly going to be portrayed that way. I'm no fan of Trump but I'm no fan of the democratic hopefuls either, particularly Bernie (the epidemic would likely be orders of magnitude worse under the Medicare-for-all umbrella) but this chain of events could dwarf all other storylines heading into the election and torpedo Trump's chance at re-election.

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#169695 - 03/01/20 05:33 AM Re: Community spread of the coronavirus in Northern CA [Re: springer2]
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 Originally Posted By: springer2
Trump could be in real trouble now that there has been a case of community spread of the coronavirus in Northern California. This will fuel even more fear and uncertainty, potentially causing the stock market to nosedive.

Plus the spread of the virus will bring the severe cuts this administration made to the CDC and other government disease security programs to the forefront, a fact his opponents will hammer on relentlessly, even though in all likelihood the disease would have had the same trajectory had Trump not cut funding.

Add to that the fact that Trump is saying everything is fine and we've got the virus under control while pretty much everyone in the health industry is saying exactly the opposite and it could be the straw that broke the camel's back.

Please note I'm not saying that it's Trump's fault, but it is certainly going to be portrayed that way. I'm no fan of Trump but I'm no fan of the democratic hopefuls either, particularly Bernie (the epidemic would likely be orders of magnitude worse under the Medicare-for-all umbrella) but this chain of events could dwarf all other storylines heading into the election and torpedo Trump's chance at re-election.

Springer


CDC funding was never cut and has actually increased, as this AP Fact Check article attests:

AP FACT CHECK: Democrats distort coronavirus readiness

MIKE BLOOMBERG: "There's nobody here to figure out what the hell we should be doing. And he’s defunded — he’s defunded Centers for Disease Control, CDC, so we don’t have the organization we need. This is a very serious thing.” — debate Tuesday night.

"JOE BIDEN, comparing the Obama-Biden administration with now: “We increased the budget of the CDC. We increased the NIH budget. ... He’s wiped all that out. ... He cut the funding for the entire effort.”

"THE FACTS: They’re both wrong to say the agencies have seen their money cut. Bloomberg is repeating the false allegation in a new ad that states the U.S. is unprepared for the virus because of “reckless cuts” to the CDC. Trump’s budgets have proposed cuts to public health, only to be overruled by Congress, where there’s strong bipartisan support for agencies such as the CDC and NIH. Instead, financing has increased.

"Indeed, the money that government disease detectives first tapped to fight the latest outbreak was a congressional fund created for health emergencies.

"Some public health experts say a bigger concern than White House budgets is the steady erosion of a CDC grant program for state and local public health emergency preparedness — the front lines in detecting and battling new disease. But that decline was set in motion by a congressional budget measure that predates Trump.

"The broader point about there being “nobody here” to coordinate the response sells short what’s in place to handle an outbreak.

"The public health system has a playbook to follow for pandemic preparation — regardless of who’s president or whether specific instructions are coming from the White House. Those plans were put into place in anticipation of another flu pandemic, but are designed to work for any respiratory-borne disease.

"Among the health authorities overseeing the work are Dr. Anne Schuchat, CDC’s principal deputy director and a veteran of previous outbreaks, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIH’s infectious disease chief who has advised six presidents.

“'The CDC’s response has been excellent, as it has been in the past,' said John Auerbach, president of the nonpartisan Trust for America’s Health, which works with government at all levels to improve the nation’s response to high-risk health crises. Some Democrats have charged that Trump decimated the nation’s public health leadership, but Auerbach said CDC’s top scientific ranks have remained stable during the past three years."
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#169696 - 03/01/20 06:27 AM Re: Community spread of the coronavirus in Northern CA [Re: Enright]
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Very good to know. Thanks for setting me straight on that one.
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#169716 - 03/11/20 03:27 AM Re: Community spread of the coronavirus in Northern CA [Re: springer2]
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Edited by springer2 (03/11/20 03:42 AM)
Edit Reason: pointless and unnecessary
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#169758 - Yesterday at 06:03 AM Re: Community spread of the coronavirus in Northern CA [Re: springer2]
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Coronavirus is spreading rapidly and the only way to avoid the community spread of this virus is to stay at home. By staying at home we are avoiding the chance to spread the virus. www.emailmarketingfirms.com And it is the better thing that you can do to this society.
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