Category Archives: Clown

Opinion | Boris Johnson Isn’t Cut Out to Handle Coronavirus – The New York Times

As the virus spread into Europe in mid-February, an alert prime minister would have taken immediate charge, turbocharging preparations, aware that a possible pandemic posed a grave danger to Britain. Instead, he vanished from public view for 12 days, most of it spent on a private holiday with his pregnant fiancée at a palatial country house.

Trump’s Claims that Antimalarials May Cure Coronavirus Is Now Leading to Deaths

Donald Trump, who is decidedly not a doctor and barely qualifies as a human, is now directly responsible for people’s deaths after he announced that the antimalarials chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine could potentially be used to treat covid-19.

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Inoreader – The isolated tribes at risk of illness from Amazon missionaries

As evangelical Christians use their influence with Brazil’s government to cast their net ever wider, indigenous people vulnerable to common diseases face a growing threat A radical group of evangelical Christian missionaries set on converting every last tribe on Earth has raised fears that deadly diseases – and even the coronavirus – will spread in the Brazilian Amazon. The group has based its newly bought helicopter right beside a reserve with the world’s highest concentration of isolated indigenous groups, who have little resistance to common illnesses. There are more than 100 isolated indigenous groups in Brazil, all highly vulnerable to common diseases such as measles and flu, and 16 of them live in the same reserve in the Javari Valley, a vast, remote area the size of Austria. Covid-19 could wipe out any of them.

Source: Inoreader – The isolated tribes at risk of illness from Amazon missionaries

Trump’s Budget Proposal Reveals His Values – LA Progressive

The budget calls for deep cuts in major U.S. government programs, especially those protecting public health.  The Department of Health and Human Services would be slashed by 10 percent, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has already been proven to be underfunded and unprepared to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, would be cut by 9 percent.  Spending on Medicaid, which currently insures healthcare for one out of five Americans, would plummet by roughly $900 billion, largely thanks to reductions in coverage for the poor and the disabled.  Meanwhile, Medicare expenditures would drop by roughly $500 billion.

Source: Trump’s Budget Proposal Reveals His Values – LA Progressive

Video emerges showing Trump talking about cutting pandemic team in 2018, despite saying last week ‘I didn’t know about it’ | The Independent

A video has emerged of Donald Trump talking about cutting the US pandemic response team in 2018 – days after claiming that he knew nothing about the disbanded White House unit. Mr Trump said of the pandemic team that “some of the people we’ve cut they haven’t been used for many, many years and if we ever need them we can get them very quickly and rather then spending the

Source: Video emerges showing Trump talking about cutting pandemic team in 2018, despite saying last week ‘I didn’t know about it’ | The Independent

Trump Tells Governors to Seek Out Respirators on Their Own: Live Updates – The New York Times

President Trump told a group of governors Monday morning that they should not wait for the federal government to fill the growing demand for respirators needed to help people diagnosed with coronavirus. “Respirators, ventilators, all of the equipment — try getting it yourselves,” Mr. Trump told the governors during the conference call, a recording of which was shared with The New York Times. “We will be backing you, but try getting it yourselves. Point of sales, much better, much more direct if you can get it yourself.” The suggestion surprised some of the governors, who have been scrambling to contain the outbreak and are increasingly looking to the federal government for help with equipment, personnel and financial aid. Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington, whose state is at the center of the domestic outbreak, and Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico both reacted angrily to the administration’s slow response to the crisis.

‘He’s an idiot’: critics say Trump has failed the US in this test of reassurance | World news | The Guardian

Perhaps Trump’s greatest blunder was turning down the offer of a German-made diagnostic test approved by the World Health Organization and taken up by many countries. The US government’s own painfully slow progress led to a nationwide shortage of test kits at the most critical moment. It was reported that just 11,000 tests have been conducted in America so far, whereas South Korea is carrying out 10,000 tests per day.

Source: ‘He’s an idiot’: critics say Trump has failed the US in this test of reassurance | World news | The Guardian

This Trump agency downplayed coronavirus. Two days later, it praised his ‘decisive’ response – Los Angeles Times

Two days before praising President Trump for “unprecedented” action, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s office sent talking points to Interior officials downplaying the threat of the new coronavirus.

Source: This Trump agency downplayed coronavirus. Two days later, it praised his ‘decisive’ response – Los Angeles Times