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telling Americans that COVID-19 is “going to disappear. One day, It’s like a miracle. It will disappear.”
“There’s one thing that I can tell you about this,” Burr said, “It is much more aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in recent history.” He added, “It is probably more akin to the 1918 pandemic.”
On Feb. 27, when the United States had 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19, President Trump was tamping down fears and suggesting that the virus could be seasonal.
Altogether, China has 78,824 confirmed cases and the death toll was at 2,788.
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Shamrock6
But now we're inflating an already over inflated bubble at the worse possible time.
"In the interest of public health, we actually need to involve the public. It's right there in the name. And being transparent, being as clear as possible is very important," said Jason Silverstein, who lectures at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. "The type of language that could have come out there at the end of February saying here's what we ought to expect could have, you know, not panicked people, but gotten them all together to have to all prepare," Silverstein added.
It doesn’t change the fact that it’s a problem when a senator, other senior government officials, and government agencies are telling the public one thing while telling the people who gave them money something else entirely.
As the head of the Intelligence Committee, Burr, a North Carolina Republican, has access to the government’s most highly classified information about threats to America’s security. His committee was receiving daily coronavirus briefings around this time
Burr was one of just three senators who in 2012 opposed the bill that explicitly barred lawmakers and their staff from using nonpublic information for trades and required regular disclosure of those trades.
originally posted by: JON666
a reply to: Shamrock6
This person should be tared and feathered and stripped of all monetary gains made off this inside information.