that the POTUS is far more concerned about the stock market and his re-election than with the possibility of a public health disaster.
Several things to unpack there. First would be what would you expect when you elect a man whose basic empathy DNA didn't make it out of the womb?
And of course the belief- which has mostly proven correct so far- that any crisis can be overcome by good lying.
Third, the general disdain for science and expertise within this administration- and the movement in general.
Re: Fairly obvious
O Nox how soon we forget. Two faced Schmuer on a national health crisis.
n the spring of 2009, the United States was faced with a novel influenza A Pandemic H1N1pdm09 virus. Labeled the “Swine Flu” it spread quickly across the U.S.
The CDC reports the following:
“While a monovalent (H1N1)pdm09 vaccine was produced, it was not available in large quantities until late November—after the peak of illness during the second wave had come and gone in the United States. From April 12, 2009 to April 10, 2010, CDC estimated there were 60.8 million cases (range: 43.3-89.3 million), 274,304 hospitalizations (range: 195,086-402,719), and 12,469 deaths (range: 8868-18,306) in the United States due to the (H1N1)pdm09 virus.”
New York State Senator Charles Schumer, recently on record threatening Supreme Court Justices, and chastising President Trump for not offering enough money to fight coronavirus, is also on record dismissively bragging about cutting money to fight that deadly Swine Flu Pandemic.
He boasted that spending on “all those little porky things like….sexually transmitted diseases, the flu pandemic, they’re all out.” Just when we think Schumer’s blatant hypocrisy can’t get worse, his own double-dealing words and actions prove us wrong.