We know who to blame as the story gets worse and worse.
Two months before the novel coronavirus is thought to have begun its deadly advance in Wuhan, China, the Trump administration ended a $200-million pandemic early-warning program aimed at training scientists in China and other countries to detect and respond to such a threat.
The project, launched by the U.S. Agency for International Development in 2009, identified 1,200 different viruses that had the potential to erupt into pandemics, including more than 160 novel coronaviruses. The initiative, called PREDICT, also trained and supported staff in 60 foreign laboratories — including the Wuhan lab that identified SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
He’s been wrecking important prevention and detection programs.
He’s incompetent and has been spewing dangerously bad medical advice, like that we don’t need N95 masks because
in many cases the scarf is better, it’s thicker. It’s nonsense.
Trump has appointed a slumlord who happens to be his son-in-law to head the coronavirus task force. He knows nothing. This is blatant nepotism.
He has been biasing the delivery of medical supplies to the states in order to assist his re-election bid. He only wants to be president of the red states.
The country is run by an incompetent, greedy, corrupt, and useless president in a time of national crisis, and nothing can be done about it, apparently. Nothing. One impeachment got squelched by the greedy, corrupt nest of snakes in the senate, so I guess we’re just going to muddle on, with people dying while a mob of rich fucks look on and use the chaos as an excuse to shovel more money at Wall Street.
But we’re not supposed to worry, be content, Joe Biden is waiting in the wings to take over next January, so the system “works”.
For who? Insurance companies?