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Dear Leader Didn't Listen To The Warnings About Covid-19
« on: March 21, 2020, 08:52:22 am »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/us-intelligence-reports-from-january-and-february-warned-about-a-likely-pandemic/2020/03/20/299d8cda-6ad5-11ea-b5f1-a5a804158597_story.html

U.S. intelligence agencies were issuing ominous, classified warnings in January and February about the global danger posed by the coronavirus while President Trump and lawmakers played down the threat and failed to take action that might have slowed the spread of the pathogen, according to U.S. officials familiar with spy agency reporting.

The intelligence reports didn’t predict when the virus might land on U.S. shores or recommend particular steps that public health officials should take, issues outside the purview of the intelligence agencies. But they did track the spread of the virus in China, and later in other countries, and warned that Chinese officials appeared to be minimizing the severity of the outbreak.

Taken together, the reports and warnings painted an early picture of a virus that showed the characteristics of a globe-encircling pandemic that could require governments to take swift actions to contain it. But despite that constant flow of reporting, Trump continued publicly and privately to play down the threat the virus posed to Americans. Lawmakers, too, did not grapple with the virus in earnest until this month, as officials scrambled to keep citizens in their homes and hospitals braced for a surge in patients suffering from covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
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Intelligence agencies “have been warning on this since January,” said a U.S. official who had access to intelligence reporting that was disseminated to members of Congress and their staffs as well as to officials in the Trump administration, and who, along with others, spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe sensitive information.
Coronavirus cases rose as Trump said they were under control
At least seven times over the past two months, President Trump said the number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. were falling or contained even as they rose.


“Donald Trump may not have been expecting this, but a lot of other people in the government were — they just couldn’t get him to do anything about it,” this official said. “The system was blinking red.”




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Re: Dear Leader Didn't Listen To The Warnings About Covid-19
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2020, 01:29:41 pm »
I have been telling people this since Christmas.  Health organizations were putting out reports regarding this and it was played down by Trump.  Some of the statements he continues to make are really unbelievable.

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Re: Dear Leader Didn't Listen To The Warnings About Covid-19
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2020, 02:30:47 pm »
When Trump banned travel from foreigners who had recently been to China in January he was labeled as a racist. I think there is plenty of blame to go around.

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Re: Dear Leader Didn't Listen To The Warnings About Covid-19
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2020, 04:53:06 pm »
Trump should have been honest with us about the seriousness of this virus by making it mandatory to stay inside. I heard more people are going to contract this. They're trying to depopulate the united states.
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Re: Dear Leader Didn't Listen To The Warnings About Covid-19
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2020, 07:06:24 pm »
I also believe that they knew it was coming and lied.

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Re: Dear Leader Didn't Listen To The Warnings About Covid-19
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2020, 07:31:52 pm »
The president is going way too far. He is making the travel ban to restrictive. He should at least pass a bill to speed up the process of finding a vaccine and a cure for Covid-19.

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Re: Dear Leader Didn't Listen To The Warnings About Covid-19
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2020, 08:09:58 pm »
The president is going way too far. He is making the travel ban to restrictive. He should at least pass a bill to speed up the process of finding a vaccine and a cure for Covid-19.

He really can't speed up a vaccine because it is still going to be over a year to develop and test. It's also not like he needs to sign a bill for that. The medical professionals are going as fast as they can.

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Re: Dear Leader Didn't Listen To The Warnings About Covid-19
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2020, 09:02:26 pm »
This virus is something that is still hard to figure out.  I just pray that folks will take precaution and they find a solution soon.
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Re: Dear Leader Didn't Listen To The Warnings About Covid-19
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2020, 02:44:23 am »
PLEASE!!!!!  People need to get some SERIOUS mental health treatment for their Trump Derangement Syndrome. Both are a serious problem for our country, but I am almost more afraid of TDS that COVID-19.

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Re: Dear Leader Didn't Listen To The Warnings About Covid-19
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2020, 02:47:20 am »
The president is going way too far. He is making the travel ban to restrictive. He should at least pass a bill to speed up the process of finding a vaccine and a cure for Covid-19.


He cannot just do this on his own... How a Bill Gets Passed


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Re: Dear Leader Didn't Listen To The Warnings About Covid-19
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2020, 09:49:14 am »
I'm afraid our leaders are still playing it down.  Experiencing this plague, hopefully will make voters think carefully about who they want our next leader to be.

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Re: Dear Leader Didn't Listen To The Warnings About Covid-19
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2020, 10:11:37 am »
Exactly! just no leadership at the top; that's why individual states are taking matters in there own hands to try and protect the citizens of their states as best they can. 

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Re: Dear Leader Didn't Listen To The Warnings About Covid-19
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2020, 10:39:04 am »
Exactly! just no leadership at the top; that's why individual states are taking matters in there own hands to try and protect the citizens of their states as best they can. 


Toddler in Chief basically has told the governors from day one that you're on your own.  Find you own solutions.

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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2020, 11:26:13 am »
 :D :D hope every one having a go day today luck to you all :) :) :)

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Re: Dear Leader Didn't Listen To The Warnings About Covid-19
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2020, 12:25:35 pm »
I am glad everyone knows everything and thinks that what they would have done is right. None of you people are in office so what do any of you know.

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