Former US P local Barack Obama participates in a town hall conference at the ‘European School For Management And Innovation’ (ESMT) in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
In April 2009, H1N1 (the swine flu) was first identified in the U.S. According to the CDC, this “virus was a unique combination of influenza virus genes never ever formerly identified in either animals or people.” Sounds practically like the descriptions we’ve been hearing of the coronavirus.
It began to spread immediately and President Obama resolved Americans briefly (1:27) at the end of April. He stated that U.S. health officials were tracking the circumstance. He suggested that if a student ends up being infected, his or her school should think about closing down briefly to consist of the disease. Obama said he had asked for $1.5 billion from Congress to support the government’s efforts. Lastly, he called on Americans to take the exact same safety measures they would to avoid any other influenza. “Wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough. Stay home from work if you’re ill.” And he guaranteed us the government would do whatever it takes to keep Americans safe.
I put on’t think Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi or then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid accused him of not asking for enough money. And I’d be willing to bet no one implicated him of not doing enough to keep Americans safe.
They had far more crucial things on their mind at the time. They were preoccupied with passing The Affordable Care Act in the spring of 2009 and the swine influenza was an undesirable diversion.
By October, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC told CNN, “millions of people in the United States have actually been contaminated, at least 20,000 have actually been hospitalized and more than 1,000 have passed away.”
President Obama finally declared H1N1 a public health emergency situation on October 24, 2009. He issued a statement which check out, “The 2009 H1N1 pandemic continues to progress. The rates of disease continue to increase rapidly within many communities across the country, and the potential exists for the pandemic to overburden health care resources in some areas. Thus, in recognition of the continuing development of the pandemic, and in further preparation as a nation, we are taking extra actions to help with our response.”
On November 12, 2009, the CDC reported an estimated 22 million Americans had actually been infected with H1N1 and 4,000 Americans had died.
Fast forward to 2020. China first reported the coronavirus to the World Health Organization on December 31, 2019.
According to the American Journal of Medical Pathology:
On December 30, 2019, scientists in China “a cluster of patients with pneumonia of unknown etiology was observed in Wuhan, China, and reported to the World Health Company (WHO) China bureau in Beijing. A week later on, January 7, 2020, a new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) was separated from these clients.”
On January 31, 2020, President Trump declared a public health emergency. USA T oday reported that “quarantines of Americans who have recently been to certain parts of China” had actually been set up, “the very first quarantine order issued by the federal government in over 50 years.”
Among the other actions taken:
[The government] began restricting U.S. access to non-citizens from China. Flights filled with U.S. people who were in Wuhan were brought to America and those people were quarantined on U.S. military bases for 2 weeks.
U. S. residents who have actually been in China’s Hubei province during the previous 14 days and are returning to the U.S. States will go through health screenings and be kept track of during compulsory quarantines of up to 14 days, authorities said.
[Secretary of Health and Human Solutions Alex] Azar also revealed a momentary suspension of entry into the United States of foreign nationals who position a risk for the transmission of the coronavirus.
All flights from China to the U.S. will be funneled to one of seven airports that are designated ports of entry: New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta.
The Trump Administration took definitive action to minimize the impact of the coronavirus in the first month. The disease had been declared a public health emergency situation one month before the first U.S. death. Regardless of the baseless criticism coming from the left, the federal government appears to be focused on securing Americans.
When asked what more the Trump Administration could be doing, Democrats have no genuine answers. However that doesn’t stop them. Late last week, a New Democratic talking point was heard. CNN’s Brian Stelter wasn’t wise adequate to stem it, but as constantly, he’s happy to tow the party line.
He sent out the following tweet: “Since the dawn of the Trump era, many specialists have cautioned that the president’s absence of trustworthiness would threaten the country in the occasion of an emergency. As the coronavirus outbreak intensifies, those fears may be coming real…”
Never at a loss for words and tired of the Democrats’ BS, James Woods called Stelter a “Helium-voiced little b*tch.”
Since the Russia hoax was such a joke, and the impeachment backfired fired so resoundingly, what would individuals who as soon as got a boner for Michael Avenatti do? Well, pray for a disaster to attack Trump, of course. Even a Helium-voiced little bitch like Stelter can discover God. https://t. co/m7VmZP6hfK
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) February 28, 2020
H/T to PJ Media