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Source: www.redstate.com... public-health-emergency
In April 2009, H1N1 (the swine flu) was first detected in the U.S. According to the CDC, this “virus was a unique combination of influenza virus genes never previously identified in either animals or people.” Sounds almost like the descriptions we’ve been hearing of the coronavirus.
It began to spread immediately and President Obama addressed Americans briefly (1:27) at the end of April. He called on Americans to take the same precautions they would to prevent any other flu. “Wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough. Stay home from work if you’re sick.”
And he assured us the government would do whatever it takes to keep Americans safe.
By October, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC, declared: “Millions of people in the United States have been infected. At least 20,000 have been hospitalized. And more than 1,000 have died.”
President Obama finally declared H1N1 a public health emergency on October 24, 2009. He issued a statement: “The 2009 H1N1 pandemic continues to evolve. The rates of illness continue to rise rapidly within many communities across the nation, and the potential exists for the pandemic to overburden health care resources in some localities. Thus, in recognition of the continuing progression of the pandemic, and in further preparation as a nation, we are taking additional steps to facilitate our response.”
On November 12, 2009, the CDC reported an estimated 22 million Americans had been infected with H1N1 and 4,000 Americans had died.
More at: www.redstate.com... public-health-emergency
On December 30, 2019, scientists in China “a cluster of patients with pneumonia of unknown etiology was observed in Wuhan, China, and reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) China bureau in Beijing.
A week later,January 7, 2020, a new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) was isolated from these patients.”
On January 31, 2020, President Trump declared a public health emergency. USA Today reported that “quarantines of Americans who have recently been to certain parts of China” had been set up, “the first quarantine order issued by the federal government in over 50 years.”
Among the other steps taken:
The government began restricting U.S. access to non-citizens from China. Flights filled with U.S. citizens who were in Wuhan were brought to America and those people were quarantined on U.S. military bases for two weeks.
U.S. citizens who have been in China’s Hubei province during the past 14 days and are returning to the U.S. States will undergo health screenings and be monitored during mandatory quarantines of up to 14 days, officials said.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar also announced a temporary suspension of entry into the United States of foreign nationals who pose a risk for the transmission of the coronavirus.
All flights from China to the U.S. will be funneled to one of seven airports that are designated ports of entry: New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta.
originally posted by: darkbake
I'll wait until we see the death count resulting from the Trump administration's failure to take testing seriously and botching the containment phase before I make judgement.
Hint: up to 60% of the population of the U.S. or more could get infected, and with a 3.5% death rate (recently updated by the WHO) that is at least 1% of the U.S. population dying - which, trust me, is way worse than 1,000 deaths.
originally posted by: fringeofthefringe
Regardless of any facts to the contrary the dems will stick to a story line knowing the outright hypocrisy.
And the MSM back them up.
I will vouch and stuff! My only wish is we could have more Trump-praising threads here on ATS.
originally posted by: carewemust
originally posted by: slatesteam
a reply to: carewemust
Just hurry up and apply for a top level cabinet position already. If he can hire a 23 year old, surely your unwavering sycophantic loyalty will score you a spot.
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: darkbake
Obamas failures provided a good template for teaching President Trump what not to do. President Trump is not ungrateful. In fact, he thanked President Obama for leaving over 200 judicial vacancies.