Trump says China “should have told us” about coronavirus

He removed the official meant to do that…

Dr. Linda Quick

A US epidemiologist was embedded with the Chinese CDC. The Trump administration discontinued the position.

The US had been cooperating with Chinese doctors this way for 30 years.

…Quick led a program that trained Chinese epidemiologists in methods for discovering, tracking, researching, and containing diseases — like Covid-19.

She reportedly came back to the US after being told her position would be discontinued in September 2019 in part due to the ongoing trade war between the US and China, and chose to return early, in July.

Once she came back to the US, she was not replaced by the US or any other foreign government, leading to a series of events that Bao-Ping Zhu, who held Quick’s position during the Obama administration, told Reuters was “heartbreaking to watch.”…

Essentially, governments around the world might have been able to begin responding in early December, when the first Chinese cases were reported, rather than in late December, when China informed the World Health Organization it had begun to notice cases of a novel illness.

Frankly, problems like this roll out weekly – if not daily – not only because the Fake President and his Bubbas have no respect for science, they’re simply too dumb to understand the role science has played in the advancement of everything from economics to healthcare.

7 thoughts on “Trump says China “should have told us” about coronavirus

  1. Not Responsible says:

    “Warnings Ignored: A Timeline of Trump’s COVID-19 Response : During the critical period between the outbreak in China and the landfall of coronavirus in America, Donald Trump was warned about our general vulnerabilities and the specific actions his administration needed to take to avoid the worst. This is the timeline of how he ignored them.”
    “Trump team failed to follow NSC’s pandemic playbook : The 69-page document, finished in 2016, provided a step by step list of priorities – which were then ignored by the administration.”
    Includes a link to the 69 page document: “Playbook for Early Response to High-Consequence Emerging Infectious Disease Threats and Biological Incidents”
    “Of Course the Trump Administration Ignored a Step-by-Step Guide to Fighting a Coronavirus-esque Pandemic : “It just sat as a document that people worked on that was thrown onto a shelf.”
    “Internal Emails Show How Chaos at the CDC Slowed the Early Response to Coronavirus : The CDC fumbled its communication with public health officials and underestimated the threat of the coronavirus even as it gained a foothold in the United States, according to hundreds of pages of documents ProPublica obtained.”
    See also information available from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Technical Resources, Assistance Center and Information Exchange (TRACIE) on “infectious diseases”

  2. Gweilo says:

    “The Coronavirus Is the Worst Intelligence Failure in U.S. History : It’s more glaring than Pearl Harbor and 9/11—and it’s all the fault of Donald Trump’s leadership.”
    “What did Trump and Congress know about the coronavirus, and when did they know it?”

  3. Judas Goat says:

    President Trump expressed skepticism Thursday night that the worst-case coronavirus pandemic scenarios would come to pass in the U.S., telling Fox News’ “Hannity” that “I have a feeling that a lot of the numbers that are being said in some areas are just bigger than they’re going to be.”
    “I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators,” Trump told host Sean Hannity, an apparent reference to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent claim that the state needed 30,000 ventilators. “You know, you go into major hospitals sometimes and they’ll have two ventilators and now all of a sudden they’re saying, ‘Can we order 30,000 ventilators?'”

    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 2:04 PM · Mar 25, 2020:
    “The LameStream Media is the dominant force in trying to get me to keep our Country closed as long as possible in the hope that it will be detrimental to my election success. The real people want to get back to work ASAP. We will be stronger than ever before!”

  4. Sinophobia says:

    Two separate studies show that the coronavirus outbreak in the New York City area – by far the most deadly in the US – originated from Europe, not China, according to a report.
    Researchers conducting one of the studies have detected seven separate lineages of viruses that have arrived in the New York City area and they expect to find more, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
    The two studies are being conducted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the New York University School of Medicine.
    NYT: “Most New York Coronavirus Cases Came From Europe, Genomes Show : Travelers seeded multiple cases starting as early as mid-February, genomes show.”
    See also NYT March 19: “They Fled Coronavirus in Europe. Border Agents Asked if They’d Visited China or Iran : Americans returning from Italy and Spain say border control officials didn’t screen them or tell them to isolate themselves.”

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