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COVID-19 novel coronavirus

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Humor is always good medicine.

And to be certain, this pandemic is certainly no laughing matter, per se.

But, humor has ALWAYS helped people through difficult and dark times, trials and tribulations.

And, we’ll get through this one, together – just as we always have.

So, in the process of washing your hands, maintaining social distancing, avoiding crowds, and working from home (if you’re able), enjoy a couple adult beverages… or some other item to relax.

Yes, some of us won’t make it through. That’s a given. But, hopefully, our government’s response (no thanks to the Current White House Occupant, who eliminated the White House) has been piecemeal, at best.

See:
Cuts To Biosecurity In Trump Budget Leaves ‘The American People Very Vulnerable,’ Experts Say
KHN Morning Briefing (Kaiser Health News)
Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations
Tuesday, May 30 2017
https://khn.org/morning-breakout/cuts-to-biosecurity-in-trump-budget-leaves-the-american-people-very-vulnerable-experts-say/

See also:
Trump Calls For More Spending On Health Care So It’s ‘The Best Anywhere,’ But He Just Proposed Big Cuts
By Damian Paletta, Economic Policy Analysis, May 28, 2017 at 8:28 p.m. CDT
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/05/28/trumps-sunday-night-tweets-on-healthcare-and-taxes-contradict-what-the-white-house-said-just-last-week/

See also:
Trump Has Sabotaged America’s Coronavirus Response
As it improvises its way through a public health crisis, the United States has never been less prepared for a pandemic.
By Laurie Garrett, January 31, 2020, 11:07 AM
https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/01/31/coronavirus-china-trump-united-states-public-health-emergency-response/

See also:
Trump Seeks to Halve U.S. Funding for World Health Organization as Coronavirus Rages
The president’s new budget would cut more than $3 billion in global health programs.
By Robbie Gramer, Colum Lynch, February 10, 2020, 4:41 PM
https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/02/10/trump-world-health-organization-funding-coronavirus-state-department-usaid-budget-cuts/

See also:
Trump Denied Responsibility for Slashing His Pandemic Team. Last Month He Was Bragging About Cuts.
Coronavirus Updates
By James West, Deputy Editor, Digital, March 13, 2020
https://www.motherjones.com/coronavirus-updates/2020/03/trump-pandemic-white-house-budget-video/

See also:
Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Trouble Bioterrorism Experts
By Emily Baumgaertner, May 28, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/28/us/politics/biosecurity-trump-budget-defense.html

See also:
Top White House official in charge of pandemic response exits abruptly
By Lena H. Sun, May 10, 2018 at 3:32 p.m. CDT
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/05/10/top-white-house-official-in-charge-of-pandemic-response-exits-abruptly/

See also:
Trump Says He Doesn’t Know Anything About Pandemic Office His Admin Disbanded
By Fadel Allassan, Politics & Policy March 13, 2020
https://www.axios.com/white-house-pandemic-national-security-trump-disbanded-e9c2e350-7cb6-4875-9e98-47579530684f.html

Reporter: Thank you, Mr. President. Yamiche Alcindor from PBS NewsHour. My first question is you said that you don’t take responsibility, but you did disband the White House pandemic office, and the officials that were working in that office left this administration abruptly. So what responsibility do you take to that? And the officials that worked in that office said that the White House lost valuable time because that office was disbanded. What do you make of that?”

President Trump: “Well, I just think it’s a nasty question, because what we’ve done is, and Tony [Fauci] has said numerous times, that we’ve saved thousands of lives because of the quick closing. And when you say me, I didn’t do it. We have a group of people. I could perhaps ask Tony about that, because I don’t know anything about it. I mean, you say we did that. I don’t know anything about it.”

Reporter: “You don’t know about the reorganization that happened at the National Security Council?”

Trump: “It’s the administration, perhaps they do that, let people do, you used to be with a different newspaper than you are now, you know things like that happen.”

Reporter: “But this is a reorganization at the National Security Council.”

Trump: “Please go ahead. We’re doing a great job. Let me tell you, these professionals behind me, these great, incredible doctors and businesses people, the best in the world, and I can say that, whether it’s retailers or labs or anything you want to say, these are the best in the world. We’re doing a great job. And we are 40 people right now, 40, compare that with other countries that have many, many times that amount, and one of the reasons we have 40 and others have, and again, that number is going up, just so you understand. And the number of cases, which are very small relatively speaking, it’s going up. We’ve done a great job, because we acted quickly, we acted early, and there’s nothing we could have done that was better than closing our borders to highly infected areas.”

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