I got a text this morning from a friend who says she’s self-quarantining herself (14 days) because yesterday while shopping in Costco, a woman “coughed on” her. My friend lives in a city with just one confirmed case of COVID-19 — a middle-aged man who recently returned from Italy.
Such is the media-driven hysteria about the COVID-19 coronavirus.
While Americans are driven into a panic about coronavirus, here are some funnies to release your stress and tension!
P.S. This is what I texted back to my self-quarantined friend:
You have given into the media-driven hysteria. The CDC recommends self-quarantine only if (a) you have symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19; or (b) you are under investigation for having COVID-19. See CDC’s Q&A on coronavirus/COVID-19.
Your city has only one confirmed case of COVID-19, so the probability of coughing woman having it is low.
Did coughing woman display other symptoms of COVID-19 such as shortness of breath/difficulty breathing?
Was her cough dry or wet (with mucous discharge)? If wet then it’s likely not COVID-19.
Did you touch your face or mouth after being coughed on?
Did you wash your hands or wipe them with an antibacterial alcohol-based hand sanitizer?
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
It is beneath contempt that Democrats and the complicit media are using the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus as a weapon in yet another attempt to take down President Trump, even if it means inducing mass panic and hysteria, and tanking the stock market and the economy.
Note: The disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 is COVID-19.
Here’s the evidence:
(1) On Februry 25, 2020, Obama’s attorney general Eric Holdertweetedthat the Trump Administration does not have “the intellectual capacity and policy acumen to navigate the nation through” the coronavirus crisis. Holder’s tweet was also a veiled assassination threat against President Trump because his tweet contains a photo of President John F. Kennedy and his brother, Bobby Kennedy, who were both assassinated.
(2) On February 26, 2020, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called the Trump administration sending a $2.5 billion supplemental budget request to Congress to combat Coronavirus “meager,” “anemic” and “too late”. (Breitbart)
(3) On February 26, 2020, the Associated Press fact-checked claims made by Michael Bloomberg and Bernie Sanders — that the Trump administration had cut the budgets of the CDC and the NIH — and found that their claims were grossly “distorted,” i.e., untrue. (Fellowship of the Minds)
(4) On March 6, 2020, on MSNBC, Eddie Glaude Jr., an African American Studies professor at Princeton, compared President Trump’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak to President George W. Bush’s supposed inept response to Hurricane Katrina, and said the coronavirus may be President Trump’s Katrina and “take down his presidency”. (LifeNews)
(5) On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” March 8, 2020, NBC political director Chuck Todd and Washington Post columnist Matt Bai said coronavirus can be the downfall of the Trump administration like Iran hostages were for Carter (Newsbusters):
Todd: “What the Iran hostage crisis was to the final year of Carter’s presidency, not his fault but it’s a test in real-time. This is what this seems to be for Trump.”
Bai said that if the coronavirus outbreak went particularly terribly, then the public will have had enough of Trump’s “chaos” and bring about a “Jimmy Carter-like scenario”.
(6) On March 9, 2020, a Washington Post op/ed by Brian Klass, assistant professor of global politics at University College London, calls the coronavirus “Trump’s Chernobyl”.
(7) On March 9, 2020, on MSNBC, “Morning Joe” Scarborough said President Trump “is doing nothing but playing in his political sandbox while this virus continues to spread silently across America” (Mediaite) and that Americans will die from the virus because of Trump’s “stupidity.” (mrcTV)
(8) On March 9, 2020, on her MSNBC show, Joy Reid depicted the children of Trump supporters as a threat to “your kids”. Calling Trump supporters gullible rubes who blindly believe in Trump, including his claim that coronavirus is a “hoax” (which Trump never said), Reid said they will ignore their children’s symptoms, and send them off to school where they can infect “your kids.” (NewsBusters)
The truth is that Trump never said coronavirus is a hoax. What he actually said was that, like the impeachment hoax, the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus as a “new hoax” against him. (Daily Wire)
(9) Most egregious is what a Democrat Councilwoman in Denver, Colorado, said. On February 28, 2020, self-proclaimed democrat socialistCouncilwoman Candi CdeBacaenthusiastically tweeted “Yaaaas!!” to a tweet by Susan Daniels who declared that if she gets the coronavirus, she would do her best to infect Trump supporters by attending every MAGA rally she can.
Breitbart reports that last Friday at her latest PR stunt, Hanoi Jane endorsed Bernie Sanders for president, calling him the “climate candidate” prior to leading her latest environmental protest in Southern California.
Remember folks, private jets for me but not for thee:
Bernie got on the wrong private jet…
Fonda and fellow libtards flying via private jet in 2018 to promote a movie
Typical Hollyweird Hypocrite.
Hypocrite Hanoi Jane: While she’s “fighting” for the climate, fundraising platform she partners with promoting travel and car giveaways
Hypocrite Hanoi Jane partners with online fundraising platform that gives away gas-guzzling cars & air travel
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Of course, for endorsing Hillary, ol’ Bernie was richly rewarded bribed with a third home — a $600,000 lakefront summer home in North Hero, Vermont, which he purchased a mere 5 days after the conclusion of the Convention.
With the abrupt dropping-out of Pete Buttigieg and Amy Kobluchar from the 2020 presidential race, who both then endorsed pedo-Joe Biden, it looks like the Democrat Party, once again, is hell-bent on preventing Bernie Sanders from being their nominee.
With everything that is wrong and deeply disturbing about Joe Biden (see the links below), we can add this one:
Like Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden promises he will raise your taxes!
At a recent campaign appearance, he said to a Biden-supporter in the audience who said he got a Trump tax cut:
“That’s good. You know what, I’m proud to see you doing well already. Guess what. If you elect me, your taxes are gonna be raised, not cut!“
Democratic presidential contenders are describing the federal infectious-disease bureaucracy as rudderless and ill-prepared for the coronavirus threat because of budget cuts and ham-handed leadership by President Donald Trump. That’s a distorted picture. For starters, Trump hasn’t succeeded in cutting the budget.
He’s proposed cuts but Congress ignored him and increased financing instead. The National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aren’t suffering from budget cuts that never took effect.
A look at some of the Democrats’ remarks:
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….
The U.S. closed borders to travelers from China to buy time as preparations began but, “classically that’s not the way you address an outbreak,” Fauci told The Associated Press this week. “If you do it for a very limited period of time, temporarily until you can get things in order in your own country, it could have some benefit. But in general, the concept of closing borders, you cannot do that for an extended period of time.”
But with infections now in much of the world, one of the questions for U.S. policymakers is whether it’s time to modify any of those border or travel restrictions.
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