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The panel continues its discussion on the president's sober remarks on the severity of the coronavirus crisis and the new report that is informing Trump's approach. Aired on 3/17/2020.
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112 Comments on "Can Trump Continue A Steady Approach On Coronavirus? | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. Can a narcissist change ? Only temporarily for public perception. Then narc looping will recommence.

    • Lol every comment you make is “malignant narcissist sociopath” you can say you dont like the guy, but you’re stupid to think any other president doesnt fit that description

    • Christien du Preez | March 17, 2020 at 3:20 PM | Reply

      Never have I seen such cheap and vindictive behaviour. What is with you people? The whole world is in danger, in all other countries people are standing together, standing by their leaders’s efforts, but in America, well there the hatred and ignorance are so big that they will preach their mischief even during a time like this. Your president is doing great, and have the best team working on this, so why not ditch the liar Adam Schiff into the sewers where he should be, and just for once show some decency towards others who do not think like you. Cheap.

    • @Christien du Preez You have zero knowledge about malignant narcissism and are ignorant to it.

    • @Monkey Boy Pretty appropriate name Flying monkey boy….one more troll outed.

    • @Brad McEwen lol standard arguement. You got me there

  2. The Dotard simply realized he has to finally act to save his presidency. Still doesn’t care about human lives, foreign or not.

    • Do we really have to go back and visit Obama’s reaction to SARS? In April 2009, the Obama administration learned of SARS cases in the U.S.. He addressed America telling them to wash their hands. With millions infected, 20,000 hospitalized and 1,000 deaths in the U. S., finally 6 months later in October 2009 Obama declare a national health emergency. There was no uproar over masks, tests or anything else. He requested a measly 1.8 billion to fight the outbreak, Trump requested 30 billion. There was no public stimulus package, paid leave, paid testing or treatment, shutting down cruises, airlines or any other assistance. The reaction by the Obama administration was basically fend for yourselves. In all, by the time SARS was done with its reign of terror in 22,000,000 in the US infected and over 4000 deaths. Trump was informed of the coronavirus on Dec 30, 2019, and issued a public emergency on January 31, 2020. His quarantine orders were the first quarantine orders issued by a U. S. President in 50 years.

    • Democrat The Party Of Slavery | March 17, 2020 at 7:16 PM | Reply

      It’s a round-up of illegal aliens and political enemies. The feds are ordering people to wit at their legal addresses for arrest.

    • Margo Romero We have them in my state. That’s your governors fault if you don’t have availability. They are in every state lab. Plus unless you are sick you don’t need one. Call Quest. However call your doctor first. He should know by now where to send you. Y

    • Alyssa Hansen Nobody is to blame for a virus. Yet you seem very upset and you are blaming the fixers. That seems backwards to me. Quite unfair. How is your political pandering and hate helping? When the things you can do to get you through any crisis is to stay positive, stop blaming others and stay calm. I lived through worse than this. I lived through a polio epidemic when I was little where one and five kids died of polio or were paralyzed by it. They caught it within one day and were dead or paralyzed the next day. We didn’t have a governmental pandemic response team. Nor FEMA. It wouldn’t have made any difference if we did. We didn’t have tests kits available in the millions. We simply went to our doctor when we had symptoms. The best they could do was keep us alive. We didn’t have ventilators we had iron lungs that took up the space of entire room. We didn’t have a vaccine for ten years. Our government did very little other than tell us to take precautions by not swimming in pools. We prayed together as a nation. We stayed positive. We didn’t blame anyone. We trusted in each other to survive. We endured. We are your elders. The boomers now.

      Now we are the ones most likely to die. For the second time in our lives. Yet I’m not afraid. I will just continue being my best self. Or I could like you chose to blame others and spew hate. I prefer my best self. So I will help my neighbor. Do my part. Stay at home.

      Your hate and your fear are futile. They are emotions that cause you to lower your own immune system. Which makes you mores vulnerable. Stay positive, stay your best self, stay calm. it’s all in Gods hands anyway.

    • anne-marie Andrews Funny Trump doesn’t drink nor smoke. His brother died from alcoholism. It broke his heart. He vowed never to smoke or take alcohol or any illegal drugs.

      I am a nurse. He sounds like he does most likely due to having a deviated septum. Which means your nasal passageway is blocked or constricted. We all sound like that when we have a cold. It causes you to sound hoarse and have trouble breathing. Not his fault. He seems to have a tiny nose. So could have too narrow a nasal passageway.

  3. lesia Pellerino | March 17, 2020 at 10:15 AM | Reply

    In Ontario Canada, we are all in Lockdown for 2 weeks. I am doing spring cleaning, and watching Netflix! Phoning my friends to check up on them. Deceided I have time to paint my kitchen.

    • Tootie Ramsey | March 19, 2020 at 1:23 PM | Reply

      @Goldenhawk H have you not Noticedeveryone is disagreeing with you. Maybe its you!

    • Goldenhawk H | March 19, 2020 at 2:23 PM | Reply

      @Tootie Ramsey Well, OF COURSE, everyone is disagreeing with me, I wouldn’t expect anything different. After all, I’m writing commonsense on a far-left web site. Who you all believe that Trump is Satan
      himself. Reenforced to you by your nightly news. Which by the way is bleeding their viewers to Fox.
      I’m simply trying to write sense to you, foolish nincompoops who can’t see the light through your blinders.

    • @Christel Champagne by who?

    • @Goldenhawk H what’s douching on tinyhawk?

    • Mildred Gilbert | March 23, 2020 at 4:06 PM | Reply

      @anne-marie Andrews p

  4. blue mountain | March 17, 2020 at 10:23 AM | Reply

    Change in tone after he found out he messed up with cutting programs one that was very important to this virus.

    • @Pia Swann Agreed!!

    • Wilson Orshal | March 18, 2020 at 2:21 PM | Reply

      @johanan62. Yeah right , just like he learned something from being impeached.

    • Christien du Preez | March 18, 2020 at 3:44 PM | Reply

      @Pia Swann You are misinformed. the GOP did NOT want your president, as he is not of the clan. In the beginning many of the were in cahoots with the dems to get rid of him, but boy, did he show them what integrity, guts, and love for his people is. He kicked sand in all their eyes, and now they actually have realized just how good a leader he is, and not easily intimidated, so most are behind him. Same as the dems. Bernie Sanders is an outsider, he is not a member of the deep state so they will never allow him in. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have the brilliant gift of relating to millions, so they kicked butt. now you will have an alzheimer old man, and a crook, one the deep state can manage to do their will.

    • Christien du Preez | March 18, 2020 at 3:45 PM | Reply

      @Wilson Orshal Oh, that circus. I think he must still be shivering….HA)HA!!!!!!

    • Edmond Dantes | March 18, 2020 at 3:54 PM | Reply

      @johanan62
      The Impeached, Thieving, Immoral, Russia-owned, Buffoon, is incapable of learning. He proves it everytime he opens that sewer he calls a mouth.

  5. Judith Aldridge | March 17, 2020 at 10:41 AM | Reply

    Trump meant “The oranges of the virus.”

  6. A potato would be a more competent leader.

    • @Goldenhawk H Obiden.Not even an option.

    • @Jack Sparrow Wrong, Democrackheads are evil.Find a better source of information cause your source sucks.Face your fears and move to Russia.Disrespect Putin.Call him childish names.Accuse him of crimes he didn’t commit.Spread lies about him.

    • Edmond Dantes | March 19, 2020 at 9:22 AM | Reply

      Even mashed, it would still be a better leader.

    • Edmond Dantes | March 19, 2020 at 9:23 AM | Reply

      @henry navarro
      Works for me.

    • Only The Best People. A Beautiful Virus that will disappear in the spring. America you’re FKKD. Only dopes or Millionaires to front the Show. I can’t wait to see the $$$ owed after this settles.

  7. Gillian Kennedy | March 17, 2020 at 11:05 AM | Reply

    He’s only changed his tone because of the stock market 😠

    • @[SH]Cれęf hey dummy we all want to save our money moron

    • @snoop alert calm it

    • @anne-marie Andrews millions of people have their 401ks in the stock market Little Annie Fanny , the 1% create the businesses that we invest in Wise up

    • He thought it was a hoax the whole time instead we should have been preparing for what was about to happen considering there were several countries that were devastated and affected by this

    • NO IT’S BECAUSE, SOMEONE TOLD HIM IT MIGHT MAKE HIM LOOK BETTER.
      HE DOESN’T HAVE THAT MUCH SMARTS. DON’T GIVE HIM THAT MUCH CREDIT.

  8. THE SHIP IS SINKING AND TRUMP AND HIS STOOGES ARE REARRANGING THE DECK CHAIRS.

    • E.H. J. … Don’t get out much do you… Trump is drawing record numbers of Republican voters bigger than Obama’s numbers during the primaries… they’re turning out for Trump and he’s running unopposed… There’s a real movement going on in this country right now… America is fed up with politics as usual… The press has divided the country and the alt left have turned everything into hate…Trump is not only going to win it’s going to be a landslide

    • @JnL Another reason for the “firus”.

    • @Gary Rosie HILLARY WHO ? I USED STOOGES BECAUSE YOU TUBE WON’T ALLOW THE WORDS FOR WHAT YOU REALLY ARE TROLL…. KEEP DRINKING THE KOOL AIDE

    • @JnL BET YOU ALSO BELIEVE RUSH….WE ARE PRAYING FOR HIM THAT HIS DEATH BE LONG AND PAINFUL

    • E.H. J. Obviously you are a warped individual… We know that because you probably voted for Hillary for god sake……thank God that criminal did not make it into the White House….. how could you say anything at all about Trump or rush when you voted for her?… You will probably have to pay for that sin when you reach the pearly gates…

  9. L.A. Subway Shakespeare Project | March 17, 2020 at 11:35 AM | Reply

    Trump has no idea what he’s doing, were doomed, sigh….

    • virgil algee jr | March 20, 2020 at 8:55 PM | Reply

      President Trump spent the week telling everybody what a great job he’s doing leading the fight against coronavirus. Financial markets aren’t buying any of it.

    • Trump has been downplaying this threat from the beginning. We don’t have a president just someone playing president.

    • Do you trust this man with your life??? He be the first to jump ship

  10. Where is Kelly Conway when you need her to con and spin her alternative facts about Trump and the Corona Virus Hoax.

    • Randy Cleveland | March 18, 2020 at 11:29 AM | Reply

      @Dorothy Remington Yet he banned china travel prior. Interesting! I guess once again MSNBC has taken vfc the quote out of context. You Libs are too much!

    • Dorothy Remington | March 18, 2020 at 1:31 PM | Reply

      The problem is, Trump DID call it a hoax.The question is was he talking About the virus, the media or as he called it at rallies, Dem hoax. Those rallies were held 2/10/20 NH & 2/28/20 NC. He has continually “downplayed” the facts. At both rallies he again stated “Dem’s have made the virus political!” “It’s all a hoax!” As of 3/16/30 NOW he is trying to erase the memory of his statement’s finally saying it is a pandemic. He has placed every person in the USA in danger because of his “stupidity” there IS NO OTHER WORD for it! The China Flight ban of 1/31/20 will not help us. Italy Banned China flights and it didn’t help them.

    • Joanne Bickford | March 18, 2020 at 10:58 PM | Reply

      Randy Cleveland You’re as ignorant as Mr. Trump is.

    • virgil algee jr | March 21, 2020 at 11:48 AM | Reply

      I’ve felt that it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic,” Trump said Tuesday. Only five days earlier he had declared, “It’s going to go away,” and two days before that he had said, “It will go away. Just stay calm.

    • Dorothy Remington | March 22, 2020 at 2:02 AM | Reply

      Ok here we go again! I just finished a story on the History Channel. It spoke of Cults. Good God almighty! It was Trump and his followers! This too was very upsetting as the truth is they follow without question, believing every dribble that slimes out of his mouth! Another horrific truth. To see Trump’s “people” do this is unfathomable! Yet he seems to be able to lie, cheat and steal and it’s all OK with them.

  11. Here’s the announcement Orange Sphincter would like to make: “The coronavirus started with Hillary’s email server.”

    • Democrat The Party Of Slavery | March 17, 2020 at 7:17 PM | Reply

      “Democrats go to your legal address and wait for the feds to arrest you for Treason!”…

    • And ended in the basement of a pizza shop in Queens.

    • @rant404 FYI there never existed any proof of aTrump-Russian/ Putin conspiracy . Simply ask yourself if it was true why was this conspiracy along with Mueller’s 10 obstruction claims NOT included as part of the articles of impeachment which was a hoax itself. It’s all fake news. You discredited yourself by still adhering to a flawed and fraudulent belief.

    • What does Hilary Clinton have to do with the virus, I believe your prejudice is showing

    • He already blamed Obama for slow response!!

  12. Answer : NO ! – Three weeks ago, the Corona Virus was a “Hoax” invented by the Democrats. smh

    • @Jojo Berkanhead If You have to ask… then You are beyond Hope… CDC…

    • Jojo Berkanhead | March 19, 2020 at 2:43 PM | Reply

      @Traveler ‘If You have to ask… then You are beyond Hope.’ You’ve never asked a question then?

      How can the CDC know the death rate of covid 19 if they dont even know who or how many has it?

    • @Jojo Berkanhead Most that have the Wuhan Virus will Never show symptoms, or Mild at best… the More that do get tested the death rate percentage goes Down… CDC has been doing for a Very Long Time, I would believe their numbers over the Media’s… How Many have the Flu and do Not even know…?
      When All else have Failed to remove this President Pull the Fear and Panic levers..
      Never let a Crisis go to Waste… Why are They Blaming the President for an “unknown” Virus that was released in Wuhan…? while They Defend China…?
      They would not be trying to Influence an Election would They…?
      How is Joe feeling… Dementia is a Serious Disease, The More You know…
      Good Luck in 2024.

    • Jojo Berkanhead | March 19, 2020 at 3:11 PM | Reply

      @Traveler Blaming the President for an “unknown” Virus

      Link me to someone blaiming trump for the virus…

      ‘while They Defend China..’ also link me to that.

    • @Jojo Berkanhead You do realize that there is a source of this Virus… and when it is known to the public, The Man that has been admired his whole life, will be forever disgraced… He will want to go back to Europe when it is all over… but He will find that No One will want Him… The World was Used as his little pet project Experiment.
      What Biotech Lab will release a Vaccine First…?

      The More You know…

  13. Trump finally realized that there is more to his job than getting re-elected… WOW!

  14. Im in australia, i feel sorry for you guys having him as your leader

    • @Josephine Bournes good on you. What’s the alternative ????

    • ME TOO

    • @Josephine Bournes 🙂

    • Love AndLight | March 21, 2020 at 10:19 AM | Reply

      People will not stop listening to the media .. They want CCP as there gov i guess .. God help you ..if u are not awake to see all this .. Its not a pandemic look up the term .. Learn its good for the mind… The president is doing what any president would do .. Dems are the monsters behind the entire stunt

    • Jeff somersby | March 21, 2020 at 6:40 PM | Reply

      The Left in Australia would of caused so much trouble for the government in the first year trumps Party would of kicked a guy like trump to the curb. They would of removed him and put someone else in.
      Every single aspect of his personality is what you don’t want as a leader of you country.

  15. Yes, and the “Spanish” flu is actually the American flu. I’m glad the world doesn’t hold it against us.

  16. Deborah Freedman | March 17, 2020 at 12:53 PM | Reply

    IT reminds me of when I sent my then seven year old daughter to spend time with my parents. She was prone to temper tantrums, and I kept checking she hadn’t had a fit with my mother, she didn’t. I met her plane, brought her and her bag to my car, and as she was getting in, she had a full blown tantrum. I asked her what was going on, that Grandma said she was good the whole time she was there, why was she falling apart now. Her response “But, I was good for two whole weeks!” So Trump being good for one presser meant he was overwhelmed, and needed to have a twitter tantrum. He has the emotional development of a seven year old.

    • Christien du Preez | March 18, 2020 at 3:52 PM | Reply

      I love his twitter tantrums, and obviously you read them all, so, you love them as much as we all do. Your president has to talk to his people, and he is not a polished politician, heavens help, but a human being who can relate to all. And with the pressure he gets 24/7, the slander, the abuse, he needs an outlet, so you, ne, we all will keep on reading it. I hope you don’t abuse your kid like the left abuse your president for her to throw such tantrums?

    • Christine du Perez look here you have two big problems one, you have been brainwashed by the Tea Party people who do not have any good intention but to spread anarchy the concept of deep state and big government are very old concepts used by dictators to incite revolts. #2: please how in this word do you assume I have a tweeter account and how do you assume I follow trump . This person is a loan tic, a common criminal a despicable human who has bankrupt not only his companies but also many who had the misfortune to stumble upon him. Countless charges have been filed on him but as you know money and some people of his caliber(deep state, powerful people) have covered for him. Inform yourself, look at the evidence, look at who he keeps company with use our head and you will see how malevolent you Dear Leader is.

    • Christien du Preez | March 19, 2020 at 1:51 AM | Reply

      @Pia Swann I am not American, but worked there for some considerable time, so have a good idea of the lefty mind. So how would you know of your president’s tweets if you never watch it? MMM! A secret admirer we have here, like most of the lefties are. Your president keeps company with people of integrity, not like your deep state trolls who are being ruled from down the sewers by jihadi Obama. The Dem leaders have all become rich by stealing from you people. They are nothing but lame losers who can’t even run a wee impeachment! LOL. And you think they can run a country? You have one old flatridden tune, Trump and his failures. Well dear, he failed by himself, got up by himself, and today he is rich because of his ability to have learned through his faults. Not so your leaders, who for almost four years now have stolen many more millions by taking their huge salaries without having done a stitch of work. Things could be much better if they stopped their silly wee witch hunt and worked with the president.

    • Edmond Dantes | March 21, 2020 at 9:21 PM | Reply

      Emotional development.
      And the Impeached, Republican, Dictator Loving, man-baby.
      Do not belong in the same sentence.

  17. Why even ask about the tests anymore? Unless you want to hear yet another lie! Our country is doomed because of this Administration.

  18. chuck tardivo | March 17, 2020 at 5:22 PM | Reply

    The president is doing such a great job with this virus, we should name it after him

    • @Diane Sheffield You have issues and hate for someone you don’t even know.All you know about Trump is what fake news tells you.Hillary and Obama have way more time spent with Putin.Remember Obama say on the hot mic he would have more leverage after the election.Hillary laughing and hugging him.You have no proof whatsoever that Putin has anything to do with anything.You have just been brainwashed by Schiff for brains and Natzi Pickledosi.

    • Edmond Dantes | March 21, 2020 at 9:59 PM | Reply

      Gary Rosie
      When you research the Russia-owned Orange-yellow coward in the White House, you may find 2 Billion reasons why Putin owns the Impeached Trumpet.
      Look up Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).
      On 2.20.2020 a report shows Trump’s 3,000th Conflict of Interest.
      Add 17,000 lies, and a mismanaged Pandemic Response, and it shows Malignant Narcissistic manbaby with the Emotional Maturity of a 6year old.
      Most Fake News pours out of Trump’s pie hole like a Niagara falls overflowing with Bull-sheet.

    • hopefully Posthumously

    • Edmond Dantes | March 22, 2020 at 1:40 PM | Reply

      @Nick Edrupt
      What a capital idea

    • @Gary Rosie i🙏4u

  19. Omg, when he said the deaths could top all the wars combined I felt like I was punched in the stomach!😪💔

    • Thats a hoax. Or a witch hunt. Or a beautiful disease

    • @Andrew K The scientists working on trying to convince people to save their own lives by not spreading this virus is a hoax? Ok. Remember that when people you care about start getting sick.

    • Love AndLight | March 21, 2020 at 10:22 AM | Reply

      That’s what they want you to feel why would you listen to that they are lying to you lying in 1918 that was the worst pandemic in history you need to research that and watch it on YouTube there were more deaths than all three Wars combined that’s a pandemic when your neighbors bodies are outside their door and there’s nowhere to bury them that’s a pendemic when everyone you know is dying in your family that’s a pandemic they are lying to you stop listening to the news you can’t do your own research you’re sitting at home doing nothing a pandemic isn’t even what this is it’s a virus it’s not a disease and it’s not killing people like they’re saying if it was you would be seeing bodies everywhere and if it was they wouldn’t be able to save anyone Italy I believe there are bad there because most of them were over 60 that died if you do your own research and stop listening to the news that wants you to panic so you’ll buy all the stuff and make their friends rich you would learn a lot more pray to God he’ll open your eyes

    • @Love AndLight This is from a ICU nurse in Texas.

      Good evening. If you are tagged in this you are family, or very close to my family. I hope that you will take my words to heart and listen.

      I have been in healthcare all my life, and now, over 30 years in I am now an ICU nurse practitioner dealing with critical illness and life support issues. Those of you who have come to me for advice in the past know that I am a straight shooter and i have never bullshitted you on matters of health. With that in mind….here we go.

      COVID19 is here. In America. NOW. Circulating in communities, both detected and undetected. There is no stopping it. COVID19 is a respiratory illness caused by SARS-CoV2, a new (novel is the scientific word) strain of coronavirus that has emerged in humans since December 2019. It is related to the SARS virus that circulated in 2002-3. We got lucky then. Our luck is not so good this time.

      It is not the flu. It doesn’t feel like the flu. And it is deadlier than the flu by every measure we have undertaken in affected countries. It will make the rounds and many of us will catch it. Most of us wont have a problem with it however… a significant number of us will get fairly sick and may need hospitalization… of those about half of those hospitalized will likely end up in the ICU and possibly on breathing machines… and of those sickest, there will be deaths. COVID19 at its best is showing a 0.8% mortality rate, which is 3x worse than the flu. That is in countries that have extensive testing and detected both the well AND unwell who are positive for the SARS-CoV2 virus, which causes the COVID19 illness.

      There are 350 million folks in america, roughly. People are throwing around this number of “less than one percent”. Well let me tell you: Do the math. A very small percentage of a very large number is STILL a large number.

      Symptoms of the Flu involve your body feeling like everything hurts, and you got run over by a mack truck and you just feel awful.. in addition to upper respiratory symptoms.

      COVID19 is different. You may or may not have a runny nose and fever. A sore throat becomes a major common finding.. then it gets in the lungs. A dry, nonproductive cough is common, followed or accompanied by shortness of breath. The shortness of breath is what is triggering hospital visits, and the folks presenting to the hospitals show low oxygen levels (oxygen saturations) and chest imaging typically shows a bilateral diffuse pneumonia (Double pneumonia for the laypeople).

      The only proven effective therapies are supportive- Oxygen, and positive pressure ventilation… either with a cpap/bipap machine or with a mechanical ventilator attached to a breathing tube. There is no cure. Your body has to fight it off and it has to run its course. There is no Tamiflu equivalent that works for this. There are some smart medical folks out there spitballing some ideas, but nothing is proven to work. So like every other viral illness you have gotten, you have to ride it out and hope your body is strong enough.

      Babies and children are making out fairly Ok.. even if they test positive they havent been dying of it in China, in Italy… however healthy young adults, even athletic types, in their 30’s-50’s are coming in very sick and some are dying. From there, the older one is, the higher the hospitalization rates and the mortality rates.

      Information out of China shows that it was killing men more than women, but one thing to note is that in China, older men are invariably tobacco smokers. Information out of Italy appears to show the obese are having a worse time with it. In general, blood pressure and diabetes are associated with higher rates of severe illness and death. In particular, people takeing ACE Inhibitors or ARB’s for their blood pressure (the drugs ending in “pril” like lisinopril, or “sartan” like valsartan) seem to be having a worse time. This makes sense since both of these classes of medicine affect cells in the lungs, which SARS CoV2 is thought to also affect.

      The biggest danger right now, and the reason why I am writing this, and tagging you… is that this will “explode” here like it has in Italy, Iran and how it did in China.

      We only have so many hospital beds. We only have so many ICU beds. We only have so many ventilators.. and we only have so many trained staff who can care for the patients. If this blows up massively beyond the ability of the health care system to treat and rescue patients, people who COULD have lived will simply die.

      In italy they have an excellent national healthcare system with about 5000 ICU beds, and per capita have more doctors and hospital beds than we do here in the US. Of course, the US is bigger and has more total beds, and ventilators… but again.. less per capita. In italy, in Lombardy (the state/province) and in Milan… they have simply run out of ventilators. Doctors are faced with having too many people who cant breathe anymore, and not enough breathing machines to put them on. They are literally deciding on the spot who might live and who will die. They aren’t doing CPR or anything else futile for the COVID patients. They dont have the staff or capacity to do so.

      There’s a lot more horrible stuff I could tell you about whats happening, but the short version is this – if we exceed the capacity to manage this, people who should have lived will die.

      Which brings us to here, now, in the US. COVID is here. It WILL sweep the nation. There was never anything we could have done to stop it because of the way we live and conduct business. BUT what we have to do is SLOW IT DOWN.

      IF we SLOW IT DOWN, so that the number of unwell and critically ill dont explode, and overwhelm the system, then everyone has a fighting chance. Give time for flu season to end and get flu patients out of the hospital. Give time for the first wave of Covid patients to get well enough to get out of the hospital.

      So.. to SLOW IT DOWN… practice frequent handwashing. Dont touch your face, nose or eyes without washing your hands first. Frequently disinfect common surfaces.

      PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING. COVID LOVES A CROWD. If you are gonna spread this disease around lets spread it to only one or two people not 100 people at a time. Stay away from large groups. Lets lay off the rodeos, the ball games, the big parties, the night clubs. Do small groups.. or stay home. If you go out, and touch common surfaces, clean your hands before touching your face. On a bus in china, one person gave it to 8 other people, including one who got on 30 mins after the index case left the bus.

      If you are sick, stay home. Dont visit other vulnerable folks. If it gets in your household, accept that its there and try not to give it to your aunts, uncles and grandparents. Stay home, dont go to school.

      For the elders reading this. I need you to stay home as if your life depends on it. Because it very well does. Your age group is the one having the worst time with this. And if it gets bad, all I can say is that in Italy this week, if you were crashing and over 60, they didn’t even consider offering a vent to them. So please, elders, Stay home, skip church, avoid visiting large numbers of people. Skip the lodge meeting. Skip the casino. And if you are adamant that your wings will not be clipped, then please make sure your will is updated, and you’ve given a copy to your kids.

      Now.. none of this says “panic” or “buy bottled water and toilet paper”. I’m asking for everyone to take a deep breath and be smart.

      Quit caring about your 401k. In a year or two it will be back. The airlines and cruise lines will get bailed out. The economy is going to tank no matter what, so quit worrying about it. Right now the decision is do we want a tanked economy with a low body count or a high body count.

      We are all in this together. Wash your hands. Cover your mouth. Practice social distancing. Stay away from large crowds. Be smart. Stay home if sick. Dont hoard or steal medical supplies. We need them desperately at the hospital.

    • Henry Oosterwyk | March 28, 2020 at 5:11 AM | Reply

      @Andrew K thank you

  20. Francisco Fuentes Sr. | March 18, 2020 at 7:08 AM | Reply

    The genie is out of the bottle. America lost a month and a half due to Rump’s denial of the threat to Americans that we can never get back. It’s too late. No one stood up for America lest they anger Rump and we ALL will pay the price

    • Patryck BuckleySmith | March 22, 2020 at 11:06 AM | Reply

      @Christien du Preez if you were paying attention, this President’s travel ban was far after other nations were actually doing something. This President used various excuses to hide his ineptness. 1) “This is the new Democrat hoax”; said at one of his pep rallies. 2)” I was unable to act due to rules and regulations by the previous administration”; said as the WH Rose Garden. We’re still, most of American, trying to figure out what these rules and regulations are. So, to say that anyone “hates” this President because they want the truth is laughable. Maybe he should have started this whole thing off with the truth? If he had, there wouldn’t be so many questions that need to be answered right now. This has been a goat-rope from the beginning. This President is incapable of leading, and this has been proven through this whole fiasco. So, you call it “hate”, most sane Americans call it concern.

    • Christien du Preez | March 25, 2020 at 10:40 AM | Reply

      @Patryck BuckleySmith Oh grow up. I listen and I LEARN. Did you even know that Sweden only instated a travel ban last week, but “refugees” can still stream in unchecked? Your president is doing great, and you should rather stop your infernal whining. And i have an idea it is the same in many EU countries. be glad for a leader who is working for YOUR safety.

    • Christien du Preez | March 25, 2020 at 10:50 AM | Reply

      @frances martin To have 2 likes on a liberal page is not bad. I don’t comment for likes, but I hope that somewhere a derailed person would maybe see some truth. What he called a dem hoax, was the fear they were sowing, and is still sowing. Your president is doing great, and you surely must realize, as I do, that he is not alone, but have a COMPETENT team of doctors and advisers behind him. Why can’t you people, even in such a bad situation, not just put your hatred under your pillow, where you can pull it back out later. In Europe, some countries had only end of last week called for a travel ban. Sweden had on I think Thursday or Friday called for that, but “refugees” are free to stream in unvetted. How would you have like that? I can tell you, even the liberal Swedes are complaining like mad.

    • @Christien du Preez then he did nothing pmsl

    • @Christien du Preez working for his election campaign you mean

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