Posting without my moderator hat on, I need to defend jr2 and Trump here. I haven't watched jr2's videos, but there is an abominable amount of misinformation being published by the media. As a general rule, they will blatantly lie and misrepresent the current situation, Trump's actions, future projections, and even scientific conclusions.
This is bull**** and you know it. I will explain why.
The Coronavirus Task Force was formed on January 29. The travel ban from China was instituted on January 31, one day after WHO declared the virus a "global emergency". The travel ban from Europe was instituted on March 11.
Okay, so if the task force was formed at the end of January, why did they wait until mid-March
to do anything? Why weren't they preparing plans and guidance for social distancing, contact tracing, scaling up testing to isolate cases, scaling up PPE production and hospital beds and ventilators in the event this escalated into a full-blown crisis. This is the criticism that you dumb right-wing ****s don't seem to get: we had ALL of February to do something and we did nothing.
Trump's statements that the virus was under control were the consensus of the medical community at the time. Even as late as March 1 Governor Cuomo said "there’s no reason for concern" and on March 11 Mayor DeBlasio said "If you’re not sick, you should be going about your life".
I understand that this level of analysis may be hard for somebody who thinks the world is 6000 years old but I will try to explain using small words. Are you ready?
Politicians are not doctors. Politicians are not epidemiologists. The actual
doctors and epidemiologists were saying this was a threat in January. Cuomo and de Blasio didn't know what they were talking about, and they were wrong.
Which leads me to this:
New York has been the hardest hit in the US from the virus. Why aren't the media going after Cuomo and DeBlasio like they're going after Trump?
Because when Cuomo and de Blasio learned
that they were wrong, they corrected their assumptions and began taking steps to lessen the impact of the crisis: stay-at-home orders, getting PPE/ventilators/equipment, ramping up testing, publishing data, providing accurate
information to the public.
Trump, meanwhile, has doubled and tripled down, consistently saying things are under control (they're not) and saying we can open everything back up soon (we can't) and refusing to learn from his mistakes.
But then, that's the pattern with all you right-wing ****sticks, isn't it. It's never that your assumptions could be wrong, it's that reality is refusing to line up with your ideas. It can't be that Trump ****ed up because he's the perfect God-Emperor, no, it has to be that the media is lying.
Because that's all you care about, isn't it? Scoring political points. The left and the libruls couldn't possibly just be concerned with the fact that hundreds of thousands of lives are at risk, that's just a smokescreen, right? Because, after all, that's the way you
look at things. Lives don't matter, must praise orange man.
**** off. Don't come back.