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President Trump grew furious with senior advisers this week over a decision to allow 14 Americans who tested positive for coronavirus to return to the United States from Japan after being assured that infected patients would remain in quarantine overseas, according to administration officials.
Trump and the administration’s coronavirus task force were told last Saturday that Americans who had spent weeks in quarantine aboard the Diamond Princess luxury liner where the virus had spread to hundreds of passengers would be brought home on two chartered planes — but that patients who had symptoms or the infection itself would stay in Japan.
Trump was briefed on the decision and agreed that healthy passengers should not be on the plane with sick ones, three senior administration officials said. But the State Department and a top U.S. health official ultimately decided to bring back the 14 Americans who tested positive for the virus on the planes and place them in isolation — without informing the president first.
originally posted by: Blaine91555
a reply to: burdman30ott6
I'm starting to tilt your way on all of this. Those "Three Ds" seem to be a problem worldwide.
This is troubling -
Untraceable coronavirus clusters...
State Department underlings made the quick decision to allow the infected citizens onto the flights, but separated from the other passengers within portable bio-containment units that were already on the planes, in case passengers showed symptoms during the flight.
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
In my view he would done exactly what you say good leaders never do, broken faith with the majority stateside who look to him to make tough decisions, INCLUDING telling these people "No, sorry, you cannot return to the US right now because you are quarantined and carrying a disease that poses a threat to the entire US population."
That's a tough decision, but it is absolutely within his power to make it and there is no legal mandate that the United States return these people to the US until their quarantine is up AND their health is tested clear.