Documents Show HHS Adviser Advocating For More Covid Infections In Trump Herd Immunity Bid

Documents Show HHS Adviser Advocating For More Covid Infections In Trump Herd Immunity Bid 1


Rachel Maddow shares highlights from documents obtained by a House committee led by Rep. James Clyburn investigating political interference in the CDC's coronavirus response that show HHS science adviser Paul Alexander advocating for more widespread coronavirus infections in pursuit of a herd immunity that seemed to form the basis of the Trump administration's inaction on preventing the spread of the virus. Aired on 12/17/2020.
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Documents Show HHS Adviser Advocating For More Covid Infections In Trump Herd Immunity Bid

58 Comments on "Documents Show HHS Adviser Advocating For More Covid Infections In Trump Herd Immunity Bid"

  1. So, explain this to me … why has this Paul Alexander not been summoned by Congress to come and testify under oath??? To be followed, of course, by his bosses.

    • @BidenCheatedAndBrokeHisAnkle 123 chris hayes in drag… they are practically identical in pitch and looks.

    • dems are cowards thats why

    • Amaka Ikejiani | December 17, 2020 at 5:35 PM | Reply

      @Angel Fish it is better to choose your fight at the appropriate time

    • @whyamimrpink78
      There are also cases of people catching covid-19 twice. How does that get explained away?

    • @Steve _M
      Wow, what a stupid comment. Explain herd immunity to smallpox to me…how about the common cold, how about the reason you have to get a flu shot every season? Vaccines have no tendency to attempt anything. They mutate to evade immune responses if anything, as is the only way viruses could evolve to exist at all. Our bodies are what attempt immunity, and herd immunity is a concept wherein those that cannot be vaccinated are safer because a large enough part of the population is not transmitting due to their immunity. Neither of those have anything to do with action being taken by the virus itself.
      Don’t talk about the education system failing when your arguments are against what the entire rest of the first world has gone by. No one has been hit as hard as us because of our bs anti science, anti personal responsibility rhetoric. Here we are in the US with the absolute worst statistics regarding the pandemic, and your brand of stupid is what got us here.
      Every one else has had much more severe lockdowns, but instead of protecting their corporate donors interests, they protected their economy’s workforce and listened to their doctors and experts. You fuckwits listened to Trump and no one else.

  2. Гульнар Гульнарова | December 17, 2020 at 2:23 AM | Reply

    people have the right to know the objective truth, the authorities must guarantee this.

  3. Gevowavemagnet | December 17, 2020 at 3:35 AM | Reply

    Let’s see how many of these people will end up in prison.

    • After Watergate 48 Republicans went to prison.

    • @Brando Beezy
      On February 21, 1975 Nixon’s Attorney General, John N. Mitchell, was found guilty of:
      – PERJURY.
      He was sentenced to two and a half to eight years in prison for his role in the Watergate break-in and cover-up. He was also disbarred from the practice of law for life.

      After Watergate 48 Republicans also went to prison.

    • @stinkystewhead
      Yeah I don’t talk to stinky trolls who have to change Trump’s diaper for him.

      Guilty as charged !

    • Marx Andrzejewski | December 17, 2020 at 12:49 PM | Reply

      @d2.r76.421 funny how did the whole Russian collusion investigation get started again?
      Which was a investigation into the Trump campaign colluding with Russia to effect the 2016 election…they found Russia did interfere, but Trump nor his administration colluded with them to do it…
      Look at the charges that some were gound guilty of…mostly procedural issues and financial, not colluding. with Russia
      Oh yeah, that Steele dossier that was known to be discreditted by the FBI and numerous other intelkigence agency not just in this country but England too, do to the source of it, but who still used it to get FISA warrants?
      Clinton supporters within our own intelligence community and who kept pushing the false narrative to the public even some swore under oath that thefe was nothing there in the first place?
      Democrats and their media minions.
      All to try an make Trump look bad and distract from Hillary’s issues.

    • @Marx Andrzejewski There was no ‘Russia collusion investigation’. Read the special order, it had nothing to do with ‘finding collusion’. It was about finding Russians who were trying to infiltrate Trump’s campaign. He’s supposed to be helping them, not attacking them. That investigation was a successful investigation that did what it set out to do as can be read in the special order.

  4. Assistant professor?if its like an assistant teacher then i know he never did anything other than sit around

    • Insidious DrNine | December 17, 2020 at 12:35 PM | Reply

      @First Name Last Name Yeah, misleading to say the least “he’s not even FULL time” – maybe because he works in industry. God forbid.

    • Help grade multiple-choice tests. And report on people chewing gum.

    • Tango's Mom bell | December 17, 2020 at 3:00 PM | Reply

      @First Name Last Name Yet Tucker Carlson is making big fat bitchy waves because Jill Biden has a doctorate.

    • First Name Last Name | December 17, 2020 at 4:28 PM | Reply

      Tom Van Your reply makes zero sense. You don’t refer to anything, and presume I can just read you mind.

      Was you trouble in understanding what an adjunct professor is?

    • First Name Last Name | December 17, 2020 at 4:44 PM | Reply

      Tango’s Mom bell I don’t know what you are referring to. I rarely watch Carlson.

  5. SuperKasper333 | December 17, 2020 at 6:32 AM | Reply

    The US is one big nightmare- I taught school in the US for many years- seeing and fighting against a corrupt, defective educational system. I, obviously, no longer teach- as many of my worthwhile peers no longer teach- and it shows. What a sad state of affairs all of the way around. This administration only made it very clear to the rest of the world- and worse.

  6. Jason Castleberry | December 17, 2020 at 7:41 AM | Reply

    That’s what those rallies are for

  7. Maybe this is why people don’t trust anyone.

  8. *Tinder’s new tagline* “We want you infected.”

  9. Michael Stephen | December 17, 2020 at 8:54 AM | Reply

    Hey what about the Water Pressure? 😂

    • Richard Barrow. | December 17, 2020 at 5:44 PM | Reply

      I think he got confused with his prostrate/Bladder problems.

      Nothing comes out just drip, drip, drip!

    • Michael Stephen | December 17, 2020 at 5:53 PM | Reply

      @Richard Barrow. Putin has his feet up reading verbatim transcription of US Classified documents & the Trump is riffing on Water Pressure and Shower Heads, smh.

  10. He’s going to jail big time.

  11. I wish I could say that I’m surprised or shocked by this, but no. This is business as usual for the Trump administration. Thank whatever god you like that he got voted out!

  12. Lock Him Up.

  13. Trump tends to say things before he thinks about what he’s saying first

  14. this is exactly why the people don’t trust our own government, even the president doesn’t trust them. too many secrets. anything hidden always come out to light.

  15. Why are these people not under arrest for murder?

  16. No wonder they firing doctors. Firing healthcare officials and Data Analysts who got data more cases than what’s reported. 🤔

  17. Here is my 5c on their strategy… they deliberately wanted to f..& it up as much as possible for the next administration….they knew they would lose the election

  18. We need less Trump, more science.

  19. Well until the vaccine came out herd immunity was our best strategy for beating this.

    • Still crazy to call for people to get infected tho.

    • It still is the best strategy. I don’t want their half-baked vaccine.

    • @mike s. no… it actually was what they shouldve done. tell people with pre existing conditions and elderly to stay home and away from everyone else… keep everything open and let herd immunity work among the young. 99.9% recovery rate among young. businesses wouldve all been able to stay open, herd immunity wouldve taken effect, elderly would be able to be back to normal by now bc their chances of coming into contact with someone infected woul be far less likely bc MOST WOULDVE ALREADY HAD IT AND NOW WOULD BE IMMUNE.

    • @Jess Gee not if its mutated or if it comes back every year from now on.

  20. Sounds like premeditated mass murder to me. A Crime Against Humanity, there…

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