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BeamMeUpScotty
2020-09-26 16:09:51 UTC
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https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/23/trump-sign-executive-o
rder-requiring-all-babies-bo/
[...]
President Trump announced on Wednesday that he will sign an executive
order to ensure that all babies born alive receive medical care,
including those that survive abortions or are born prematurely.
In an appeal to religious voters, the president made the disclosure
during a pre-recorded virtual address to the National Catholic Prayer
Breakfast.
“Today I am announcing that I will be signing the born alive
executive order to assure that all precious babies born alive, no
matter their circumstances, receive the medical care that they
deserve,” the president said. “This is our sacrosanct moral
duty.” [...]
Thank you Mr. President.
Does that apply to the children
dying in his border "detention" camps"
https://tinyurl.com/y58hnlcj
I'm curious what in the US Code allows him usuep the state laws.
He'll probably just apply Amendment XIV...just like progressives/leftist-liberals/Democrats
do for almost everything.
I pointed out Amend 5 and 13 as examples against a human life being
ended or enslaved without due process and/or a criminal conviction.
In amend 5 it says right to life NOT right to persons whom are alive,
You stupid fuck. The 5th applies to protections a citizen has in criminal or legal proceedings against him or her. The right to life is meshed with liberty and property, not separate from it. Fetuses never have criminal or legal proceedings against them nor do they have liberty to do as they please within the confines of laws or have property they own. You stupid fuck.
so
the USSC made a huge error when they read it as saying person rather
than "LIFE" as in (life,liberty and property) that due to the life in
the uterus NOT being a person as defined by the court that just said
that a life in the uterus was not proof that it was a person as the 14th
Amend says, so the Democrats and the USSC got their interpretation all
screwed up and they contradicted themselves.
You stupid fuck. So long as a fetus is physically attached to its mother for survival, it's not a person, it's a fetus. It only obtains personhood once separated from the mother and becomes a viable, independent, living, breathing (it doesn't breathe while encased in a sac of amniotic fluid) being in its own right, so it has no Constitutional rights as a non-breathing adjunct of the mother who does have Constitutional rights. You stupid fuck.
According to what law?
Are you being a stupid fuck too by not following the discussion and what it's about?
All you need to do is show me a law that says a human life can only be
alive by actually inhaling air on their own.

Those paralyzed and with other medical problems like the China Virus
will be sad to know they have no RIGHTS to life when they're using a
respirator or sleeping and using a CPAP machine for night time
breathing, since they're connected to the electric company to keep them
alive.

In fact the law says that the ELECTRIC COMPANY can't simply disconnect
you and your medical breathing device and let you die. In Fact there are
a lot of medical devices that fall under that law. But you suggest that
it's OK for a LIBERAL doctor to disconnect and kill a human life that
has zero medical problems?

If Doctors are about health why are they "treating" the human life in
the uterus if it's healthy? That doesn't say much for Liberal doctors
who took an oath to do no harm.
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That's Karma


*Mama'says*
203 -

Why do we have an Admitted Mentally ill woman (Ilhan Omar) who is
probably admitting she should NOT legally be allowed to own or carry a
gun, voting on gun laws and laws pertaining to mental illness when she
herself is admittedly suffering a mental problem related to guns and war.

Sure I sympathize with her being in a war zone when she was young, if
that's what she is claiming but then I have to ask, if she is having
issues with her own psychological stability due to the specter of war,
is she really mentally fit to be in the Congress where they're the
people who would vote to *DECLARE WAR* ?
Sleazebag Trump <@܂ ܂.>
2020-09-26 16:37:19 UTC
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Post by BeamMeUpScotty
Those paralyzed and with other medical problems like the China Virus
will be sad to know they have no RIGHTS to life when they're using a
respirator or sleeping and using a CPAP machine for night time
breathing, since they're connected to the electric company to keep
them alive.
There is no Virus in China.

It is called Trump Virus. The US is the Trump Virus capital of the world:



Country,
Other Total
Cases New
Cases Total
Deaths New
Deaths Total
Recovered Active
Cases Serious,
Critical Tot Cases/
1M pop Deaths/
1M pop Total
Tests Tests/
1M pop Population
1 USA <https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/>
7,253,443 +9,259 208,652 +212 4,484,953 2,559,838 14,143 21,883
629 102,674,486 309,762 331,462,797
<https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/us-population/>





Trump is guilty of 208,652 counts of "criminal negligence causing
death", and 7.2 million counts of "criminal negligence causing bodily
harm" in the US due to mishandling of the COVID pandemic.

https://couriernewsroom.com/2020/04/09/experts-predicted-a-coronavirus-pandemic-as-far-back-as-2017-trump-ignored-them/


Experts Predicted a Coronavirus Pandemic as Far Back as 2017. Trump
Ignored Them.


The Trump administration ignored warning signs, failed to adequately
prepare for PPE shortages, botched the rollout of tests, and
repeatedly downplayed the severity of the coronavirus.

The novel coronavirus outbreak didn’t become a full-fledged pandemic
until March, but with each passing day, it’s become increasingly clear
that President Trump and his administration failed to heed numerous
warning signs and wasted two months of valuable time that could have
been used to prepare for the devastation now being unleashed on the
United States.

Here are some of the ways in which the Trump administration’s failures
have affected the nation’s response to the pandemic.


*Ignoring Warning Signs*

American intelligence officials issued a warning as far back as late
November
<https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/intelligence-report-warned-coronavirus-crisis-early-november-sources/story?id=70031273>
that a contagion was spreading through China’s Wuhan region, ABC News
reported on Wednesday. This warning, which was detailed in a November
intelligence report by the military’s National Center for Medical
Intelligence, was the result of analysis of wire and computer
intercepts, along with satellite images.

Analysts determined that the emerging disease could lead to a
“cataclysmic event,” and according to ABC News, the report was briefed
“multiple times” to the White House and various federal agencies.
President Trump reportedly even received a detailed explanation of the
problem in his daily brief of intelligence matters in early January,
weeks before the virus emerged in the U.S., but then spent the better
part of January and February downplaying the severity of the virus.

On Monday, the New York Times also reported that Trump’s trade advisor,
Peter Navarro, had written his own memo in late January warning the
administration
<https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/06/us/politics/navarro-warning-trump-coronavirus.html>
that the coronavirus could cost the U.S. trillions of dollars and put
millions of American lives at risk.

“The lack of immune protection or an existing cure or vaccine would
leave Americans defenseless in the case of a full-blown coronavirus
outbreak on U.S. soil,” Navarro wrote in his Jan. 29 memo. “This lack of
protection elevates the risk of the coronavirus evolving into a
full-blown pandemic, imperiling the lives of millions of Americans.”

Navarro’s warning appears to have gone unheeded, and President Donald
Trump has denied
<https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/07/trump-peter-navarro-coronavirus-memos-174237>
he ever saw the January memo or a follow-up February memo from
Navarro—even though that second memo was addressed to Trump directly
through the offices of the National Security Council, Trump’s then-chief
of staff Mick Mulvaney, and the White House coronavirus task force.


RELATED: Officials Tried To Warn Trump A Pandemic Was Coming In
January. He Didn’t Listen.
<https://couriernewsroom.com/2020/03/20/officials-tried-to-warn-trump-a-pandemic-was-coming-in-january-he-didnt-listen/>

“I didn’t see them. I didn’t look for them,” Trump told reporters on
Monday during a coronavirus task force news briefing.

The Trump administration also ignored the results
<https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/19/us/politics/trump-coronavirus-outbreak.html>
of a 2019 simulated exercise imagining how a modern-day influenza
pandemic would affect the United States. In the simulation, 110 million
Americans were expected to become ill, leading 7.7 million people to be
hospitalized and 586,000 Americans to die. The results of that scenario,
reported by the New York Times in March, showed how underfunded,
underprepared, and uncoordinated the federal government would be in
fighting a novel pandemic.

The Pentagon also knew a pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus was
likely and warned the Trump administration of such a possibility in
2017. According to exclusive documents obtained by The Nation, the
Pentagon even predicted the shortages
<https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/covid-military-shortage-pandemic/>
of masks, hospital beds, and ventilators that American hospitals are
currently experiencing. The documents
<https://www.scribd.com/document/454422848/Pentagon-Influenza-Response>,
which detail how the U.S. military could respond to such a pandemic, are
eerily prescient.

“The most likely and significant threat is a novel respiratory disease,
particularly a novel influenza disease,” the military plan states.
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, and
the document specifically cites coronaviruses on several occasions, in
one instance saying, “Coronavirus infections [are] common around the world.”

Despite all these warnings, Trump has repeatedly insisted that no one
could have seen the coronavirus coming.

“Nobody knew there would be a pandemic or epidemic of this proportion.
Nobody has ever seen anything like this before,” Trump said on March 19,
contradicting the reality that his own Department of Health and Human
Services oversaw the simulation.


*PPE Shortages*

American hospitals are facing “severe” and “widespread shortages”
<https://couriernewsroom.com/2020/04/07/trump-doesnt-think-theres-a-medical-supply-shortage-these-hospitals-beg-to-differ/>
of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as N95 masks and surgical
masks, as well as shortages of medical equipment, such as ventilators
according to a new watchdog report from the Department of Health and
Human Services Office of Inspector General.

Doctors and nurses from across the country have spoken out about the PPE
shortage
<https://couriernewsroom.com/2020/04/07/trump-doesnt-think-theres-a-medical-supply-shortage-these-hospitals-beg-to-differ/>
and how it puts their lives—and their patients’ lives—at risk. Many
doctors and nurses are breaking protocol and reusing masks, while others
have been forced to use swim goggles, bandanas, and trash bags
<https://www.propublica.org/article/medical-workers-treating-coronavirus-are-resorting-to-homemade-masks>
to protect themselves. Some nurses have even quit their jobs
<https://couriernewsroom.com/2020/04/02/im-a-hospice-nurse-heres-why-i-chose-to-step-away-from-the-job-i-love-during-coronavirus/>
over the lack of protections.


RELATED: Trump Doesn’t Think There’s A Medical Supply Shortage.
These Hospitals Beg to Differ.
<https://couriernewsroom.com/2020/04/07/trump-doesnt-think-theres-a-medical-supply-shortage-these-hospitals-beg-to-differ/>

That the United States, the wealthiest country in the world, failed to
prepare enough supplies to deal with the coronavirus has become
something of a scandal, especially because a 69-page National Security
Council playbook on fighting pandemics
<https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/25/trump-coronavirus-national-security-council-149285>
includes guidance on when and how to start obtaining PPE.

The Trump administration ignored that playbook, which says the
government should have begun efforts to obtain personal protective
equipment such as masks, gloves, and gowns in mid to late January.
Instead, as the Associated Press reported this week, the Trump
administration squandered nearly two months
<https://apnews.com/090600c299a8cf07f5b44d92534856bc> that could have
been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically needed medical
supplies and equipment.

Federal agencies waited until mid-March to begin placing bulk orders of
N95 respirator masks, mechanical ventilators, and other equipment needed
by front-line health care workers. By that time, hospitals in several
states were treating thousands of infected patients without adequate
equipment and pleading for shipments from the Strategic National
Stockpile. That federal cache of supplies was created more than 20 years
ago to help bridge gaps in the medical and pharmaceutical supply chains
during a national emergency.

Now, three months into the crisis, that stockpile is nearly drained just
as the number of patients needing critical care is surging. Some state
and local officials report receiving broken ventilators and decade-old
dry-rotted masks.

“We basically wasted two months,” Kathleen Sebelius, health and human
services secretary during the Obama administration, told the AP.

Rather than do everything he can to help states deal with the PPE crisis
now, Trump has instead called the federal government a “backup,”
<https://couriernewsroom.com/2020/04/02/trump-passes-the-buck-to-states-on-giving-nurses-and-doctors-what-they-need/>
told states to find supplies on their own
<https://couriernewsroom.com/2020/03/30/trump-seems-to-be-playing-politics-with-medical-equipment-thats-risking-lives/>,
interfered with their efforts to do just that
<https://couriernewsroom.com/2020/03/28/trumps-personal-grudge-with-whitmer-may-have-led-to-supply-slowdown-to-state/>,
and accused governors of lying about their needs
<https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/5dm8w5/trump-says-states-are-lying-about-how-many-ventilators-they-need-to-fight-coronavirus>.



*Testing Kits*

The national shortage of COVID-19 tests has been well-documented, but
the highlights bear repeating: After deciding not to adopt the test used
by the World Health organization, the CDC botched
<https://apnews.com/c335958b1f8f6a37b19b421bc7759722> the development of
its first coronavirus test, which dramatically slowed the roll-out of
tests and caused a devastating delay.

The federal government was also slow to engage the private sector and
academic labs in testing; the Food and Drug administration waited until
Feb. 29
<https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-issues-new-policy-help-expedite-availability-diagnostics>
to engage private labs in the testing space. These delays and shortages
caused the government to issue strict, inconsistent, and ever-evolving
guidelines on who could be tested for COVID-19. The Trump
administration’s testing failures were so severe that in February, as
more people across the U.S. became sick, government labs processed only
352 COVID-19 tests, an average of only 12 per day
<https://apnews.com/c335958b1f8f6a37b19b421bc7759722> in a nation of
more than 300 million people, according to an AP analysis of CDC data.

While testing has since ramped up, issues remain. The shortage of tests
remains substantial
<https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/us/politics/trump-governors-coronavirus-testing.html>,
patients have reported waits of up to two weeks to receive test results
<https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/06/health/coronavirus-testing-us.html>,
and many labs are now short on the swabs and chemicals
<https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/health/coronavirus-test-shortages-face-masks-swabs.html>
needed to run the test.

As Bloomberg wrote
<https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-07/coronavirus-testing-accuracy-and-availability-shortages-remain>
on Tuesday, “Coronavirus testing has become a massive logistical
failure, one that’s made it impossible to know how much the virus has
truly spread.”

The U.S. has by far the most known cases of COVID-19 in the world, with
more than 430,000 confirmed cases
<https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html>. Nearly 15,000 Americans have
died as of Wednesday evening. While the U.S. has now completed two
million tests <https://covidtracking.com/data/us-daily> according to the
COVID Tracking Project, the country continues to lag behind many other
countries
<https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/02/826368789/fact-check-trump-claims-u-s-testing-for-coronavirus-most-per-capita-its-not>
in testing per capita. In short, the surge in tests came entirely too late.

“Many local communities are flying blind, making decisions in the
absence of full information largely due to the failure of the federal
government to provide sufficient testing capacity,” Chrissie Juliano,
executive director of the Big Cities Health Coalition, told
<https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/health/coronavirus-test-shortages-face-masks-swabs.html>
the New York Times. “This testing shortage, and lack of available
information about the actual burden of the virus, has set our country’s
response back by an order of magnitude we will never know.”


*Downplaying the Coronavirus*

Despite the various warnings the administration received about the
coronavirus, President Trump has repeatedly downplayed the dangers of
the virus
<https://couriernewsroom.com/2020/04/01/pence-says-trump-never-downplayed-coronavirus-19-times-he-did/>.
Since late January, Trump has said “We have it totally under control,”
declared that the virus would “go away in April,” said the number of
cases would soon be “down close to zero,” called it a democratic “hoax,”
and compared it to the flu.

Trump has minimized the risks of the coronavirus dozens of times, doing
so as recently as late March, after his own administration had already
issued stringent “social distancing” guidelines.

Mike Pence says Trump never “belittled” the threat of coronavirus.

We did some digging and here's a bunch of times he did just that.
pic.twitter.com/bMoNEWPk3O <https://t.co/bMoNEWPk3O>

— COURIER (@CourierNewsroom) April 2, 2020
<https://twitter.com/CourierNewsroom/status/1245843762506543104?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw>

The president has also refused to take any responsibility
<https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2020/03/2020-time-capsule-3-i-dont-take-responsibility-at-all/608005/>
for the administration’s missteps, and has instead tried to deflect
blame onto Democrats, former President Obama, China, the media, and the
World Health Organization. He has also said
<https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/animals/trump-im-a-cheerleader-for-the-country/vp-BB11Z6ej>
that he made his previous comments minimizing the severity of the virus
because he regards himself as America’s cheerleader.

He does not appear to be succeeding, either as cheerleader or president.
A new CNN poll
<http://cdn.cnn.com/cnn/2020/images/04/08/rel4a.-.coronavirus.pdf>
released Wednesday found that 55% of Americans think the federal
government has done a “poor job” of preventing the spread of COVID-19,
while only 41% think it has done a good job. Similarly, 52% said they
disapprove of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak and 55% said
they think he could be doing more to fight the pandemic.

Only 43% of Americans think Trump is doing everything he can.


https://couriernewsroom.com/2020/04/09/experts-predicted-a-coronavirus-pandemic-as-far-back-as-2017-trump-ignored-them/
BeamMeUpScotty
2020-09-26 17:09:56 UTC
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In article
"Currently, at least 38 states have fetal homicide laws"
https://tinyurl.com/upy36n6
Why haven't these laws been ruled unconstitutional?
CPC 187 (a) Murder is the unlawful killing of a
human being, or a fetus, with malice
aforethought.
The law addresses a fetus as a thing separate from a legal human
being.
And yet it admits it's a human life... and that isn't logical.

If it weren't alive it couldn't be "Murdered" could it?

And when was a dog "murdered" they kill them and abuse them but it's NOT
described as MURDER. So while they suggest a "fetus" isn't a human life
by adding that language ,they want to treat it as a human life when
"murdered"?

But NON human life is simply killed or abused. According to the rest of
the law, but NOT murdered.
We can amend CPC 187 to the unlawful killing of
republicans. That would also address republicans as things
seperate from legal human beings.
Yes we know, Democrats tried that when they wanted to keep the BLACKS as
slaves prior to the civil war. They determined they were separate from
HUMAN BEINGS. Those Democrat Confederates who owned those PLANTATIONS
were willing to bend the facts so they could keep raking in the
money.... from the slavery. This is who Democrats really are.


Democrats use this type of Kabuki dance to avoid the truth and reality
all the time.
CPC 597. (a) Except as provided in subdivision
(c) of this section or Section 599c, every
person who maliciously and intentionally
maims, mutilates, tortures, or wounds a
living animal, or maliciously and
intentionally kills an animal, is guilty
of a crime punishable pursuant to
subdivision (d).
I said above that they don't call it murder, and look at this, they
called it everything but murder. Funny since I hadn't formulated any
answer to this until I just got here to read this paragraph.
CPC 597 protects animals without conferring legal personhood on
them.
It also does it without the word Murder but it also recognized that the
animals are alive "LIVING ANIMAL" so a living animal "fetus" must also
be protected from torture and mutilation and wounds. Much the same as a
HUMAN LIFE is. The key point being they're alive in the uterus amd they
are either a HUMAN or an ANIMAL.

The Constitution says that persons have RIGHTS and that's what Rowe v
Wade was hinged on. No where does the Constitution say that a human life
that is BLACK or GAY or WHITE or FEMALE and inside a uterus is NOT a
person.

Amendment XIV
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and
subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States
and of the State wherein they reside.


A person is born and becomes a citizen at the time of birth. Where the
"person" is born determines their citizenship, apparently NOT their
person-hood since they were already a person when they became a citizen
and they became a citizen at birth so the time they were a person has to
be from before the birth. The act of BIRTH confers citizenship NOT
person-hood since person-hood is pre existing.

As in... All persons "born or naturalized in the United States".
Meaning that the human life in the uterus is a person who is then later
born or NATURALIZED.

If persons born in other countries were NOT born here or naturalized
here they would have ZERO RIGHT in the constitution where it says "No
person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous
crime" since they would NOT be born here and not be a person who was
born in this jurisdiction. Which means they would have neither
person-hood or citizenship.

You can't have it both ways, if "person-hood" is at birth then they have
to be born here or naturalized here to be a U.S. Constitutionally
recognized person or citizen (because babies born in the U.S. are made
persons by the Constitution) and protected under the constitution. So
which is it, if all human life are persons then people immigrating can
be given RIGHTS under the U.S. Constitution but if you read it as being
born here confers the RIGHT of person-hood at birth then no immigrant or
visitor is constitutionally required to have the RIGHTS of the PEOPLE.

Which means that ILLEGALS have no RIGHTS of the "persons" that are
enumerated in the U.S. Constitution. So the Fetus is a person or the
illegals are NOT persons, which is it?
CPC 187 continues and allows abortions as not the unlawful
killing of a fetus.
And yet there is no lawful conviction so that they can be allowed to be
killed like death row felon.

Where is the due process... they first need to convict each fetus of a
crime and then find them guilty and sentence the human life in the
uterus to the death penalty.

Because it's a human life and a person with all the RIGHTS of a person.
The USSC got it wrong.
--
That's karma
Sleazebag Trump <@܂ ܂.>
2020-09-26 17:23:01 UTC
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BeamMeUpScotty wrote on 2020-09-26 1:09 PM:


The US is the Trump Virus capital of the world:



Country,
Other Total
Cases New
Cases Total
Deaths New
Deaths Total
Recovered Active
Cases Serious,
Critical Tot Cases/
1M pop Deaths/
1M pop Total
Tests Tests/
1M pop Population
1 USA <https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/>
7,253,443 +9,259 208,652 +212 4,484,953 2,559,838 14,143 21,883
629 102,674,486 309,762 331,462,797
<https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/us-population/>





Trump is guilty of 208,652 counts of "criminal negligence causing
death", and 7.2 million counts of "criminal negligence causing bodily
harm" in the US due to mishandling of the COVID pandemic.

https://couriernewsroom.com/2020/04/09/experts-predicted-a-coronavirus-pandemic-as-far-back-as-2017-trump-ignored-them/


Experts Predicted a Coronavirus Pandemic as Far Back as 2017. Trump
Ignored Them.


The Trump administration ignored warning signs, failed to adequately
prepare for PPE shortages, botched the rollout of tests, and
repeatedly downplayed the severity of the coronavirus.

The novel coronavirus outbreak didn’t become a full-fledged pandemic
until March, but with each passing day, it’s become increasingly clear
that President Trump and his administration failed to heed numerous
warning signs and wasted two months of valuable time that could have
been used to prepare for the devastation now being unleashed on the
United States.

Here are some of the ways in which the Trump administration’s failures
have affected the nation’s response to the pandemic.


*Ignoring Warning Signs*

American intelligence officials issued a warning as far back as late
November
<https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/intelligence-report-warned-coronavirus-crisis-early-november-sources/story?id=70031273>
that a contagion was spreading through China’s Wuhan region, ABC News
reported on Wednesday. This warning, which was detailed in a November
intelligence report by the military’s National Center for Medical
Intelligence, was the result of analysis of wire and computer
intercepts, along with satellite images.

Analysts determined that the emerging disease could lead to a
“cataclysmic event,” and according to ABC News, the report was briefed
“multiple times” to the White House and various federal agencies.
President Trump reportedly even received a detailed explanation of the
problem in his daily brief of intelligence matters in early January,
weeks before the virus emerged in the U.S., but then spent the better
part of January and February downplaying the severity of the virus.

On Monday, the New York Times also reported that Trump’s trade advisor,
Peter Navarro, had written his own memo in late January warning the
administration
<https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/06/us/politics/navarro-warning-trump-coronavirus.html>
that the coronavirus could cost the U.S. trillions of dollars and put
millions of American lives at risk.

“The lack of immune protection or an existing cure or vaccine would
leave Americans defenseless in the case of a full-blown coronavirus
outbreak on U.S. soil,” Navarro wrote in his Jan. 29 memo. “This lack of
protection elevates the risk of the coronavirus evolving into a
full-blown pandemic, imperiling the lives of millions of Americans.”

Navarro’s warning appears to have gone unheeded, and President Donald
Trump has denied
<https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/07/trump-peter-navarro-coronavirus-memos-174237>
he ever saw the January memo or a follow-up February memo from
Navarro—even though that second memo was addressed to Trump directly
through the offices of the National Security Council, Trump’s then-chief
of staff Mick Mulvaney, and the White House coronavirus task force.


RELATED: Officials Tried To Warn Trump A Pandemic Was Coming In
January. He Didn’t Listen.
<https://couriernewsroom.com/2020/03/20/officials-tried-to-warn-trump-a-pandemic-was-coming-in-january-he-didnt-listen/>

“I didn’t see them. I didn’t look for them,” Trump told reporters on
Monday during a coronavirus task force news briefing.

The Trump administration also ignored the results
<https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/19/us/politics/trump-coronavirus-outbreak.html>
of a 2019 simulated exercise imagining how a modern-day influenza
pandemic would affect the United States. In the simulation, 110 million
Americans were expected to become ill, leading 7.7 million people to be
hospitalized and 586,000 Americans to die. The results of that scenario,
reported by the New York Times in March, showed how underfunded,
underprepared, and uncoordinated the federal government would be in
fighting a novel pandemic.

The Pentagon also knew a pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus was
likely and warned the Trump administration of such a possibility in
2017. According to exclusive documents obtained by The Nation, the
Pentagon even predicted the shortages
<https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/covid-military-shortage-pandemic/>
of masks, hospital beds, and ventilators that American hospitals are
currently experiencing. The documents
<https://www.scribd.com/document/454422848/Pentagon-Influenza-Response>,
which detail how the U.S. military could respond to such a pandemic, are
eerily prescient.

“The most likely and significant threat is a novel respiratory disease,
particularly a novel influenza disease,” the military plan states.
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, and
the document specifically cites coronaviruses on several occasions, in
one instance saying, “Coronavirus infections [are] common around the world.”

Despite all these warnings, Trump has repeatedly insisted that no one
could have seen the coronavirus coming.

“Nobody knew there would be a pandemic or epidemic of this proportion.
Nobody has ever seen anything like this before,” Trump said on March 19,
contradicting the reality that his own Department of Health and Human
Services oversaw the simulation.


*PPE Shortages*

American hospitals are facing “severe” and “widespread shortages”
<https://couriernewsroom.com/2020/04/07/trump-doesnt-think-theres-a-medical-supply-shortage-these-hospitals-beg-to-differ/>
of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as N95 masks and surgical
masks, as well as shortages of medical equipment, such as ventilators
according to a new watchdog report from the Department of Health and
Human Services Office of Inspector General.

Doctors and nurses from across the country have spoken out about the PPE
shortage
<https://couriernewsroom.com/2020/04/07/trump-doesnt-think-theres-a-medical-supply-shortage-these-hospitals-beg-to-differ/>
and how it puts their lives—and their patients’ lives—at risk. Many
doctors and nurses are breaking protocol and reusing masks, while others
have been forced to use swim goggles, bandanas, and trash bags
<https://www.propublica.org/article/medical-workers-treating-coronavirus-are-resorting-to-homemade-masks>
to protect themselves. Some nurses have even quit their jobs
<https://couriernewsroom.com/2020/04/02/im-a-hospice-nurse-heres-why-i-chose-to-step-away-from-the-job-i-love-during-coronavirus/>
over the lack of protections.


RELATED: Trump Doesn’t Think There’s A Medical Supply Shortage.
These Hospitals Beg to Differ.
<https://couriernewsroom.com/2020/04/07/trump-doesnt-think-theres-a-medical-supply-shortage-these-hospitals-beg-to-differ/>

That the United States, the wealthiest country in the world, failed to
prepare enough supplies to deal with the coronavirus has become
something of a scandal, especially because a 69-page National Security
Council playbook on fighting pandemics
<https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/25/trump-coronavirus-national-security-council-149285>
includes guidance on when and how to start obtaining PPE.

The Trump administration ignored that playbook, which says the
government should have begun efforts to obtain personal protective
equipment such as masks, gloves, and gowns in mid to late January.
Instead, as the Associated Press reported this week, the Trump
administration squandered nearly two months
<https://apnews.com/090600c299a8cf07f5b44d92534856bc> that could have
been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically needed medical
supplies and equipment.

Federal agencies waited until mid-March to begin placing bulk orders of
N95 respirator masks, mechanical ventilators, and other equipment needed
by front-line health care workers. By that time, hospitals in several
states were treating thousands of infected patients without adequate
equipment and pleading for shipments from the Strategic National
Stockpile. That federal cache of supplies was created more than 20 years
ago to help bridge gaps in the medical and pharmaceutical supply chains
during a national emergency.

Now, three months into the crisis, that stockpile is nearly drained just
as the number of patients needing critical care is surging. Some state
and local officials report receiving broken ventilators and decade-old
dry-rotted masks.

“We basically wasted two months,” Kathleen Sebelius, health and human
services secretary during the Obama administration, told the AP.

Rather than do everything he can to help states deal with the PPE crisis
now, Trump has instead called the federal government a “backup,”
<https://couriernewsroom.com/2020/04/02/trump-passes-the-buck-to-states-on-giving-nurses-and-doctors-what-they-need/>
told states to find supplies on their own
<https://couriernewsroom.com/2020/03/30/trump-seems-to-be-playing-politics-with-medical-equipment-thats-risking-lives/>,
interfered with their efforts to do just that
<https://couriernewsroom.com/2020/03/28/trumps-personal-grudge-with-whitmer-may-have-led-to-supply-slowdown-to-state/>,
and accused governors of lying about their needs
<https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/5dm8w5/trump-says-states-are-lying-about-how-many-ventilators-they-need-to-fight-coronavirus>.



*Testing Kits*

The national shortage of COVID-19 tests has been well-documented, but
the highlights bear repeating: After deciding not to adopt the test used
by the World Health organization, the CDC botched
<https://apnews.com/c335958b1f8f6a37b19b421bc7759722> the development of
its first coronavirus test, which dramatically slowed the roll-out of
tests and caused a devastating delay.

The federal government was also slow to engage the private sector and
academic labs in testing; the Food and Drug administration waited until
Feb. 29
<https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-issues-new-policy-help-expedite-availability-diagnostics>
to engage private labs in the testing space. These delays and shortages
caused the government to issue strict, inconsistent, and ever-evolving
guidelines on who could be tested for COVID-19. The Trump
administration’s testing failures were so severe that in February, as
more people across the U.S. became sick, government labs processed only
352 COVID-19 tests, an average of only 12 per day
<https://apnews.com/c335958b1f8f6a37b19b421bc7759722> in a nation of
more than 300 million people, according to an AP analysis of CDC data.

While testing has since ramped up, issues remain. The shortage of tests
remains substantial
<https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/us/politics/trump-governors-coronavirus-testing.html>,
patients have reported waits of up to two weeks to receive test results
<https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/06/health/coronavirus-testing-us.html>,
and many labs are now short on the swabs and chemicals
<https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/health/coronavirus-test-shortages-face-masks-swabs.html>
needed to run the test.

As Bloomberg wrote
<https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-07/coronavirus-testing-accuracy-and-availability-shortages-remain>
on Tuesday, “Coronavirus testing has become a massive logistical
failure, one that’s made it impossible to know how much the virus has
truly spread.”

The U.S. has by far the most known cases of COVID-19 in the world, with
more than 430,000 confirmed cases
<https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html>. Nearly 15,000 Americans have
died as of Wednesday evening. While the U.S. has now completed two
million tests <https://covidtracking.com/data/us-daily> according to the
COVID Tracking Project, the country continues to lag behind many other
countries
<https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/02/826368789/fact-check-trump-claims-u-s-testing-for-coronavirus-most-per-capita-its-not>
in testing per capita. In short, the surge in tests came entirely too late.

“Many local communities are flying blind, making decisions in the
absence of full information largely due to the failure of the federal
government to provide sufficient testing capacity,” Chrissie Juliano,
executive director of the Big Cities Health Coalition, told
<https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/health/coronavirus-test-shortages-face-masks-swabs.html>
the New York Times. “This testing shortage, and lack of available
information about the actual burden of the virus, has set our country’s
response back by an order of magnitude we will never know.”


*Downplaying the Coronavirus*

Despite the various warnings the administration received about the
coronavirus, President Trump has repeatedly downplayed the dangers of
the virus
<https://couriernewsroom.com/2020/04/01/pence-says-trump-never-downplayed-coronavirus-19-times-he-did/>.
Since late January, Trump has said “We have it totally under control,”
declared that the virus would “go away in April,” said the number of
cases would soon be “down close to zero,” called it a democratic “hoax,”
and compared it to the flu.

Trump has minimized the risks of the coronavirus dozens of times, doing
so as recently as late March, after his own administration had already
issued stringent “social distancing” guidelines.

Mike Pence says Trump never “belittled” the threat of coronavirus.

We did some digging and here's a bunch of times he did just that.
pic.twitter.com/bMoNEWPk3O <https://t.co/bMoNEWPk3O>

— COURIER (@CourierNewsroom) April 2, 2020
<https://twitter.com/CourierNewsroom/status/1245843762506543104?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw>

The president has also refused to take any responsibility
<https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2020/03/2020-time-capsule-3-i-dont-take-responsibility-at-all/608005/>
for the administration’s missteps, and has instead tried to deflect
blame onto Democrats, former President Obama, China, the media, and the
World Health Organization. He has also said
<https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/animals/trump-im-a-cheerleader-for-the-country/vp-BB11Z6ej>
that he made his previous comments minimizing the severity of the virus
because he regards himself as America’s cheerleader.

He does not appear to be succeeding, either as cheerleader or president.
A new CNN poll
<http://cdn.cnn.com/cnn/2020/images/04/08/rel4a.-.coronavirus.pdf>
released Wednesday found that 55% of Americans think the federal
government has done a “poor job” of preventing the spread of COVID-19,
while only 41% think it has done a good job. Similarly, 52% said they
disapprove of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak and 55% said
they think he could be doing more to fight the pandemic.

Only 43% of Americans think Trump is doing everything he can.


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Post by BeamMeUpScotty
And when was a dog "murdered" they kill them and abuse them but it's NOT
described as MURDER. So while they suggest a "fetus" isn't a human life
by adding that language ,they want to treat it as a human life when
"murdered"?
The Chao-Chaos don't differentiate between humans
and dogs, a taste no doubt acquired after centuries of
famine and cannibalism: https://tinyurl.com/yx9wbeu8



Too bad this isn't a cane toad:

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