Sunday, March 8, 2020

Expert told American Hospital Association to brace for up to ’96 million’ coronavirus cases: leaked report

Mod: Always remember, OK? This weekend, which is early on in what is perhaps to become the worst health crisis in US history, Trump golfed. 

Expert told American Hospital Association to brace for up to ’96 million’ coronavirus cases: leaked report (Raw Story link): So far, the coronavirus outbreak has infected dozens of people in the United States, with double digit mortality numbers. But according to a leaked presentation from the American Hospital Association reported by Business Insider (link), some medical professionals are bracing for the epidemic to get much, much worse.

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The presentation stated that the endgame could be as high as 96 million Americans infected with coronavirus, with those cases leading to 4.8 million hospitalizations and 480,000 deaths. Hospitals, according the presentation, should brace for an overload to their system that is 10 times worse than the seasonal flu — although it does not note the time frame over which this scenario may occur.

Mod: Trump's uncaring and casual brutality has a shocking consistency to it.

Here’s how Trump’s coronavirus strategy is like his Hurricane Maria response (Raw Story link): In an op-ed published in the Washington Post this Friday, numbers cruncher Phillip Bump argues that the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus crisis is reminiscent of its response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, where President Trump traveled to the island and severely underestimated the death toll from the disaster.

Trump insisted on hyping the low number, though, because in the moment, it made his administration’s response seem less inadequate,” Bump writes. “Only 16 people died? Why, President George W. Bush’s handling of Katrina was therefore far worse! When later estimates suggested a death toll closer to 3,000, Trump said openly that those numbers were wrong, without actually indicating what the accurate numbers might be.”

According to Bump, we’re now seeing the same strategy play out in response to the coronavirus: hype low numbers and insist that everything’s under control, even when the evidence is to the contrary. As the virus continued to spread, Trump deflected blame and obfuscated the facts while speaking to the press.

Ultimately, Trump’s focus didn’t seem to be on getting ahead of the virus. Instead, he was focused on the criticism his administration was receiving — all while cases in the U.S. continued to rise. Bump acknowledges that the reported cases relative to the population is small. “As with Hurricane Maria, though, it’s obvious that things will continue to get worse,” he writes.

Trump and his team diminish that reality in part because they do want Americans (including or especially investors) to remain calm,” Bump continues. “But Trump clearly also wants to ensure that his administration is viewed as handling the virus’s spread capably, necessitating that he revise his metrics as he goes to emphasize low numbers while ignoring spikes in numbers he suggested wouldn’t spike.”

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32 comments:

  1. I would assume they can buy their way out of another debacle like they have had before? Plague that is? https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2020/03/07/lds-church-discloses/

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  2. Ah, the D in Doomsday really is the D for Democrats, they are one of the same.
    Just like Puerto Rican politicians in charge of reporting false numbers and storing hurricane relief supplies in warehouses instead of distributing out to the masses the Democrats attempt to alter history, typical, just take a look at the impeachment hearings the Dems tried stacking in their favor, backfired big time.
    President Trump FOUR MORE YEARS FOUR MORE YEARS FOUR MORE YEARS, have a good day.

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    1. 7:21 - Aren't you supposed to be calling coronavirus a hoax and fake news?

      Or was that the previous memo?

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    2. The "Trump Virus" that's what all Dems need to call covid-19. Bloomberg needs to run ads with this.

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    3. The Grand Oligarch Party want old people gone anyway so they can steal our Social Security.

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    4. Dear 7:21 idiot:
      Rather than show your low intelligence with your repeated ALL CAPS childishness, how about you try to drum up some brain activity to tell us what good Dump has done for the country. We’ll be waiting for your response.

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  3. Which is different from what trump has said 🙄. This president cares of no one but himself, and all of his lies should show people that.

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  4. Another expert by the name of Trump said not to worry it's just going to go away! Who should I believe?

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    1. 96 million, about 1/3rd of the population.

      How nice.

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    2. I will believe the real experts and not the Quirky Obsessions of an unusual President.

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  5. CNN’s Tapper calls out Trump’s ‘never-ending cascade’ of lies about virus spread in blistering closing statement

    CNN’s Jake Tapper used his closing comments on Sunday morning to call out Donald Trump for his “never-ending cascade” of lies about the spread of the virus, saying the president is putting the whole country in danger.

    Standing before a large map illustrating the spread of COVID-19, Tapper was blunt in his condemnation of the president.

    “At a time like this, when the public needs accurate information so it can avoid panic and pursue caution, being able to believe what our leaders tell us is vital,” Tapper stated. “But President Trump keeps diminishing the severity of the situation.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/cnns-tapper-calls-out-trumps-never-ending-cascade-of-lies-about-virus-spread-in-blistering-closing-statement/

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  6. @TimOBrien

    Asked for details about how Trump’s White House will manage thousands of passengers aboard a cruise ship where 21 passengers have tested positive for the coronavirus, noted crisis manager Ben Carson says he doesn't "want to preview the plan right now."

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  7. Ah once again Liberal Democrats show their ignorance by proclaiming Trump Virus and their "the sky is falling" scenario, again typical.
    The Liberal left only want death and destruction as their poster child with the Coronavirus and show their ignorance by proclaiming Trump brought this new strain into the world, well in the very least the loony left acknowledges that President Trump has great powers.

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    1. Rule #1 for Trump Flunkies: "Donald is never to be held responsible for his failures. Even if he is occupying the White House."

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    2. Man 9:52, are you one confused specimen. To say that someone wants people to die would only emanate from a fool. Seek some help.

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    3. Thank you.

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  8. Person With Coronavirus Attended CPAC Conference in Maryland

    Organizers of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) say someone who attended the conference last week in National Harbor, Maryland, has been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

    The patient was exposed to the virus prior to the four-day conference and is being quarantined in New Jersey, organizers said in a tweet.

    President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence attended CPAC but did not come in contact with the patient, organizers said.

    "This attendee had no interaction with the President or the Vice President and never attended the events in the man hall," the group wrote. CPAC was held Feb. 26-29 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

    https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/person-with-coronavirus-attended-cpac-conference-in-maryland/2234065/

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  9. Are we not testing because Donald Trump doesn’t want Americans to know how many people actually have the virus?

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  10. The U.S. Isn't Ready for What's About to Happen

    Even with a robust government response to the novel coronavirus, many people will be in peril. And the United States is anything but prepared.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/us-isnt-ready-whats-about-happen/607636/

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    1. Donny's so concerned that he went to Florida to golf.

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  11. Italy locks down a quarter of its population

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/08/coronavirus-live-updates-china-reports-44-new-cases-us-cases-top-400.html

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  12. Trump plans to boycott St Patrick's Day Speakers' lunch in Washington

    US president Donald Trump is planning to boycott the annual St Patrick’s Day Speakers’ lunch in Washington next week the Irish Times has learned, amid ongoing tensions between the president and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

    The president traditionally attends the lunch on Capitol Hill which is hosted by the House Speaker – one of the rare times in the year that the president visits congress.

    But it is understood that Mr Trump and vice president Mike Pence have indicated they will not attend next Thursday, though the Oval Office meeting between the Taoiseach and the president will proceed as planned at the White House.

    A decision not to attend the Speaker’s lunch would mark a break with tradition. The lunch is traditionally an opportunity for politicians from both political parties to put aside their political differences and celebrate Irish-American heritage. But the relationship between Mr Trump and Ms Pelosi is at a low point.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/us/trump-plans-to-boycott-st-patrick-s-day-speakers-lunch-in-washington-1.4196466

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  13. Bernie Sanders fans lash out at ‘backstabber’ Ocasio-Cortez for praising Elizabeth Warren’s SNL skit

    https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/bernie-sanders-fans-lash-out-at-backstabber-ocasio-cortez-for-praising-elizabeth-warrens-snl-skit/

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    1. So many links, why not start your own blog?

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    2. Links are to trolls what holy water is to the Devil.

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  14. Democrats Warn Trump His Family Will Be Fair Game For Investigation If He Goes After Biden’s Son Again

    http://deepleftfield.info/democrats-warn-trump-his-family-will-be-fair-game-for-investigation-if-he-goes-after-bidens-son-again/

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  15. Have any of you met republicans that don’t say negative things about non whites?

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  16. When your a known crazy person and a germophobe, why change being crazy (djt) just for a little old deadly Coronavirus?
    https://news.yahoo.com/trump-refuses-halt-rallies-coronavirus-surges-032735605.html

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  17. Coronavirus is terrorizing the country. People are frightened and worried. People are dying, for God’s sake. Chump goes golfing and poses for a picture making that stupid thumbs-up gesture like he’s got reason to celebrate something.

    Mel goes on about her new taxpayer funded tennis court.

    I swear, I cannot fathom two people as worthless as these two. Absolutely zero self awareness.
    Totally worthless!! I am so angry, I wish I could express myself better.

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  18. (djt) Just can't get enough lawsuits in 2020. It seems the crazy guy at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue just can't get enough attention in 2020 so he goes on a lawsuit rampage. In reality it's a page out of Hitlers play boo and many other insane dictators play book just in a different location. https://thehill.com/homenews/media/486273-trump-escalates-fight-against-press-with-libel-lawsuits

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  19. What part of NO GATHERINGS ALLOWED these days says to you and me? Sure hope this doesn't upset the "royal highness" of gold who sits int he White House also? https://www.sfgate.com/news/medical/article/Indian-Wells-tennis-postponed-after-coronavirus-15115714.php

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