Dr. Peter Hotez Advises ‘To Get Ready For A Tough Time’ | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

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Dr. Peter Hotez joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss rising COVID cases with up to 70,000 new cases a day. Dr. Hotez says "We're in the middle of not only a public health crisis but the fact the WH & executive branch-is so disengaged they have managed to turn this not only into public health crisis, but homeland security crisis because people feel no one is looking after them." Aired on 10/19/2020.
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Dr. Peter Hotez Advises 'To Get Ready For A Tough Time' | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

89 Comments on "Dr. Peter Hotez Advises ‘To Get Ready For A Tough Time’ | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC"

  1. The T R U M P D U M P Approaches. How will you celebrate?
    But first roll up your sleeves and vote, get your friends and family to the polls, mail in those ballots early. The fate of humanity and Our Democracy is in Our Hands. Vote!

  2. Trump’s “plan” for the pandemic: lie about it constantly and hold big rallies at which hardly anyone is wearing a mask.

    • @Jock Young Thank you ! You are a voice of reason!

    • @Jim He may reply to you, but it won’t make any sense.

    • Thats not funny | October 19, 2020 at 4:01 PM | Reply

      @Jock Young People seem to selectively forget the deaths and long term organ damage covid19 causes. It’s like it that’s not a big enough number of deaths. Not until someone they know dies will it be worth it to put a piece of cloth on thier face, keep the distance, and most importantly, keep away from the crowds. They don’t register that when they choose to do things that spread the virus, thry make it difficult to impossible for OTHERS to HAVE A CHOICE TO BE HEALTHY, ALIVE, AND FREE!
      I got a little Carried away there but it gets me a little riled up thinking about it.

    • @Billy Pardew You keep believing that if you want to, Billy. You might want to check out Chris Christie’s post-coronavirus perspective (. . . and Herman Cain’s . . . oh wait, he’s dead . . . the sissy . . . see how hateful that perspective is?).
      The pandemic is real, and the coronavirus remains many times more deadly than the flu. Sure, most people who contract it do well, but a 3 to 4 percent fatality rate is no joke.
      And the mortality rate is much higher the older you get, or if you have certain long term health problems. I’m a family doc and I have definitely seen the difference between flu and the terrible COVID outcomes.
      There are tens, if not hundreds of thousands of people dying in the country needlessly because our president and his cronies are sowing disinformation and doing nothing to bring this pandemic under control. They should be held responsible for their lies and inaction.

    • and you still believe we are threatened by a Virus ?? really, I know you dont…

  3. America you have one chance to stop this madness and take a long hard road back to being a better country, dont mess it up…

    • @Brock Madigan so why care for the environment? Yet not care about freedom for the last years of life.

    • We got this!👍😎💙🇺🇸

    • @Brock Madigan That is some mighty elaborate asstoot horsecrap you got there. I admire your tenacity and sincere effort to embarrass yourself.  Unencumbered by reality,  compassion  or Patrotism,  you have found your way to Occam’s Razor that accommodates your cowardly insecure denial, hate-driven bigotry, and treason by reveling in the arrogance filling the void where intelligence otherwise might dwell.

    • chameleon habitat | October 19, 2020 at 6:12 PM | Reply

      @Brock Madigan nobody cares, boris. everyone here has voted already

    • @chameleon habitat good. Love ya..

  4. pibbie 807 constantine | October 19, 2020 at 2:39 PM | Reply

    start buying now, a bit of this a bit of that, so at the last minute, it’s not a mass rush to get supplies, like before, look out for yourselves because the federal government is not going to help you as an American under trump.

  5. It ain’t over ’til it’s over, people. Every single one of us needs to do our part. Get out there and vote! Biden/Harris2020

    • Don’t forget to track your ballot too! It only takes a minute to sign up online. They’ll send you a text or email letting you know they’ve received your ballot and it will be counted!

    • Biden campaign just closed shop. Keep dreaming idiots

    • Antonio Raphael | October 19, 2020 at 6:47 PM | Reply

      There was so much misinformation and fear mongering on Brexit that enough people bought it, Remainer’s should have fought harder afterwards, a couple of marches but nothing consistent or big enough to land, Boris and his conservative nationalists are taking you down a road you will regret later on, it can’t possibly work, pure madness


    • @No Way BS, TROLL. Trump is begging women for votes and selling discounted merchandise.

  6. Unite against COVID-19 elect Joe Biden

  7. I just don’t get it USA, everyone here in Scotland wears a mask in the shops since March, no fuss, no crying, no hassle.
    Why is it such a hassle in the US? Far too many immature idiots in the states wah! wah! wah! crying about their freedoms being taken away, line them all up and sit them on the naughty step at the Whitehouse until they grow up, if it helps save one life… what’s the hassle?
    PS I haven’t suffocated to death once yet, neither have any of my friends who indeed have asthma.

    • Gnirol Namlerf | October 19, 2020 at 9:10 PM | Reply

      jambo 1874: Yes. Funny how Americans are more than willing to wear clothing even when they’re sweating in hot humid weather when they go out in public. They don’t complain, not even nudists, as far as I have ever heard. Funny how Americans stop their cars when the light turns red, though that impinges on their right to do what they want when they want. Funny how they all take driving tests mandated by the government. That’s because they really want that license. Sadly some Americans, led by the president, who may himself have blithely infected his family and dozens of his aides, don’t seem to give saving the lives of others as high a priority as getting a driver’s license. I am, of course, not arguing for public nudity, running red lights and driving without a license. I am pleading for treating wearing masks in the same way as following other restrictive government rules that protect all of us from those of us who are irresponsible, until this pandemic is brought under control. Here in Tokyo, I see 95% of people, down to the age of three years old in many cases, wearing masks…voluntarily. There is no law forcing them. The number of new cases yesterday in this metropolitan area of 13 million was 78. The daily average this month is around 170. Total number of COVID deaths in Tokyo since January: 425.

    • ​@Peter from GW Here is S.A. felt bad for Victoria’s lockdown, yet you pulled it off and back down to pre-winter numbers. Bravo to Victorians.

    • @jambo 1874 For too many Americans, their ‘world’ stops at their borders, their mind is small and limited, their ignorance is glaring.
      Masks & hand sanitizer has become another essential I carry in my handbag at all times. It’s not hard, you just make it a habit for life in these times. Keep safe up there. Aust. xx
      **Scotland is a glorious place to explore and witness. love Aust. xx

    • @Lost Hero All countries breed their own morons sadly, it just depends on the % and the USA has a larger than average %.

    • @William McCroskey love it!!! Apt!

  8. It did not need to be this way America…

    • @zorak0515 Zorak So you think that you have the “freedom” to infect others?

    • Tamasyn Dosher | October 19, 2020 at 8:18 PM | Reply

      @zorak0515 Zorak And the Eagle became an endangered species, poisoned by the thoughtlessness of the American farmer. And then we noticed, placing protective measures to save the American Bald Eagles life.(SOUND FAMILIAR)¿¿¿

    • Tamasyn Dosher | October 19, 2020 at 8:18 PM | Reply

      @zorak0515 Zorak And the Eagle became an endangered species, poisoned by the thoughtlessness of the American farmer. And then we noticed, placing protective measures to save the American Bald Eagles life.(SOUND FAMILIAR)¿¿¿

    • Exactly

    • @zorak0515 Zorak An eagle doesn’t wear clothes, but you have to in society or you get locked up. This ‘freedom’ mindset is utter BS.

  9. We’ve had lame ducks before. They were real presidents. They left office with something crump never had, dignity.

    • Virus Untreated | October 19, 2020 at 4:19 PM | Reply

      You say the Bush and Clinton family have dignity? Even going to Jeffery Epsteins pedo island as dignified? Or planning an event to let 3 buildings fall because of two airplanes dignified?

    • They do have that

    • Trump screams like a pig in the slaughterhouse

    • Absolutely!!

    • In the lame duck, of course Trump won’t do anything about covid (he’s not now! Task force barely meets anymore), but since his tax and debt problems are very real he might try to burn the place down before he leaves. A few ways to do that, one of which is tanking the economy on purpose so Dems look bad. Get ready, next 6 months will me tough.

  10. Vote Biden 2020

  11. Sounds like a pandemic of ignorance and lack of critical thinking skills is spreading faster than the virus

  12. Its so refreshing to see a “real” doctor. You can tell he cares a lot about other people. It’s heartwarming. Most do it for the $$$$$ but this guy seems legit.

    • @Chris Anaxagoras oh yes Chris,!! Thanks for stopping by. Another YT account created 8/19/20. “Chris” how you enjoying YT? I see you’re new here. How’s it working out for you? Did you just hear about us?

    • @Jo B I’m not in Cuomo’s Covid Concentration Camp Cult. What cult do you think I belong to?

    • Chris Anaxagoras | October 19, 2020 at 3:17 PM | Reply


      Buddy, first, your profile name is ‘Earth’. Meanwhile you’re talking about two youtube accounts — Laura and my own— which use real names.

      Second, Laura made a serious point. You called her a troll. Clearly, you’re the troll. You’re the sock account with a fake name coming here to cause a rucus. Lmfao you loser

    • @Earth The Trump cult, obviously.

    • chameleon habitat | October 19, 2020 at 5:09 PM | Reply

      @Earth relax, boris.

  13. Publius Valerius | October 19, 2020 at 2:52 PM | Reply

    _NOTE! This is an old style broadside not a “Tweet”. As this is not Twitter. If it’s too much for you to handle, move on. But If you are deeply appalled by what’s happening in this Country, read on._

    _A Broadside_

    *WE HONOR AND CHERISH* the memory, the courage, and the spirit of those Americans who suffered and fought and died whether willingly or unwillingly in the name of our Nation: on the battlefields, on the cotton fields, on the Great Plains and the River Valleys, and those Americans who are today being assaulted, beaten, shot and murdered by unrepentant and undeniably racist police forces befitting a fascist regime, and those Americans who daily fill our hospitals fighting a novel virus, contagious and deadly. But if we wish to make this claim of honor true, first we must honor Truth itself; for, Truth is the only thing that cannot be overcome. *AND TRUTH IS NOW TELLING US WHAT MUST BE DONE!*


    👉 *His* fluency of falsehoods,
    👉 *His* fear of criticism and responsibility,
    👉 *His* insistence on taking credit where credit is not due,
    👉 *His* deficit of emotion-regulation resulting in juvenile displays, personal attacks and insults unbecoming an adult,
    👉 *His* incumbency and his bid for reelection being void of any plan, agenda, mandate, message, or ideas,
    👉 *His* open threat to decline a peaceful transfer of power should he lose his bid for reelection,
    👉 *His* inability to maintain discretion on social media _and_
    👉 *His* increasingly odious and unstatesmanlike behavior that indicates a pathologically unstable personality such that:
    *President Donald Trump has indisputably forfeited the trust and the confidence of those government confrères in his charge that procure sensitive and secret knowledge of matters affecting national security they cannot in good confidence share with him — their President and Commander-in-Chief!*

    *THIS SITUATION* is unworkable, and gives rise to threats both domestic and foreign to the United States. *WE CANNOT AFFORD THE LUXURY OF BEING AFRAID!* Our moment, described as an “Inflection Point”, has come calling and in this election year of 2020, we have something to do — Let this be _OUR_ remedy!

    *OUR NATION* imperfect, ever learning and self-correcting, possesses the keys to enjoy “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. Nevertheless there come, from time to time, challenges to this ideal that require remediation. In these times we shall insist that our citizenship be recognized and counted, uncontested!


    *The case against the President is prima facie inasmuch as:*

    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has been derelict in his duties,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has undermined The Constitution of the United States,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has committed acts of human cruelty at our Nation’s southern border – potentially to include crimes against humanity,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has been impeached,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has been found and confirmed as having lied to the American people about the true nature of the seriousness of COVID-19,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has not achieved any tangible act toward the betterment of the Nation,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has withheld information he is required by law to produce,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has verbally insulted our Servicemen and Servicewomen in our Nation’s military – calling them “suckers”,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has been curiously evasive amid investigations persuant to the nature of his relationship with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has openly encouraged extreme street violence at the level of complicity,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has perverted the utility of America’s federal defense and peace-keeping forces by turning them against America herself!

    _This list of offenses, while not exhaustive, provides more than enough cause to pursue criminal charges!_




    *WE SHALL* lawfully heed any required safety measures due to COVID-19 without protest or complaint to include wearing face coverings, gloves, and practicing social distancing.

    *WE SHALL NOT* tolerate any barriers, threats, obstructions, hindrances or intrigues of any kind by any party whether from inside the United States or abroad by design or effect that suppresses, deters, delays, denies, manipulates, interrupts, or otherwise alters *OUR CIVIL RIGHT AND OUR CIVIC DUTY TO CAST OUR VOTE, INVIOLATE, AS IT IS GUARANTEED BY THE LAW OF THE LAND — ON OR BEFORE ELECTION DAY — TO REMOVE AND REPLACE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION IN THE NAME OF TRUTH, FOR THE SAKE OF JUSTICE, AND TO RESTORE THE PEACE!*


    • This is amazing! You have succinctly listed the many random issues that are nebulous and floating around in everyone’s heads. We must take our country back, we must not allow him to incite violence when he loses and we need to bring sanity back to our country.

    • William Coleman | October 19, 2020 at 5:16 PM | Reply

      @Junie Bugg What She said!

    • Katherine Jones | October 19, 2020 at 6:26 PM | Reply

      Amen! Please publish wherever you can!

    • As a Canadian I agree with everything you said the World needs him to leave the sooner the better for all of us

  14. Herd Immunity = Pandemic Turned in to Genocide

    • The moment republicans learned this terminology, it’s like they have found the scientific justification of doing nothing.

  15. Just think how many people would still be alive if t’rump didn’t call this a hoax and make masks a stupid political statement. 🤔

    • ah, but if he had done that then he couldn’t get the herd immunity he has been after from the start. please God he won’t get it!

    • jennifer bonilla | October 19, 2020 at 6:06 PM | Reply

      and just imagine if he wins how our lives will never ever be the same a disaster !

    • Gnirol Namlerf | October 19, 2020 at 9:20 PM | Reply

      Ro G: We can only estimate what it might be, but if it’s 10,000 (more than three times the number who died on 9/11) or 60,000 (more than the number of American military who died in the Vietnam War or WWI) up to now, this administration and its enablers in Congress must be held accountable, first with our votes between now and election day. Imagine how many more will be considered to be expendable by Donald Trump in the next four years if he’s reelected, due to this pandemic, or the next one (You don’t think that’s possible? Think again.) or natural disasters or poverty or drug addiction or any other cause.

  16. robert stevens | October 19, 2020 at 2:57 PM | Reply

    Trump is just fine with culling the cmmoners.

  17. COVID-19 may be around but Trump virus will be gone come January 20th, 2021!

  18. This is probably the worst period in American History where the country was duped by psychopath with no Honor, no courage,
    and no interest in saving american lives…Nov..3 Freedom !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Trump should be held accountable, he is a disgrace. So many unnecessary lives have been lost .

  20. The only thing that I want for Christmas this year is a new president,& safe vaccines🎄🎁🧓#BIDEN

    • William McCroskey | October 19, 2020 at 4:18 PM | Reply

      I don’t want that vaccine though for me I tend to never get sick or I’m the most least likely.

      My whole family says it because I tend to be the cleanest one in the house

    • I hope Santa is good to you this Christmas… I want the same thing!

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