Ousted Federal Health Official Details Government’s Deadly Failures In COVID-19 Response | MSNBC

Ousted Federal Health Official Details Government’s Deadly Failures In COVID-19 Response | MSNBC 1


Dr. Rick Bright told Congress about missed opportunities to secure protective and medical equipment, find a testing strategy and develop a plan for distributing a vaccine when one becomes available. Here’s a review of his remarks, and what Congress had to say. Aired on 5/14/2020.
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Ousted Federal Health Official Details Government’s Deadly Failures In COVID-19 Response | MSNBC

91 Comments on "Ousted Federal Health Official Details Government’s Deadly Failures In COVID-19 Response | MSNBC"

  1. Ann van de Kew | May 15, 2020 at 7:16 AM | Reply

    Trump lost the election by 3 million votes.
    Trump will always be the ‘illegitimate president’:
    A puppet of Putin and Moscow Mitch.

    • @Ann van de Kew – According to one of your previous posts, you are now 23. If that is true, you were 7 years old when GOOGLE had its IPO in April 2004. Is that when you bought GOOGLE? If not, in what year did you buy in to acquire what you claim has now become your $1MILLION in GOOGLE STOCK. Would that be 8 years ago when you were 15 making minimum wage at McDonalds in New York?

    • @Yann FU MORON BOY!

    • @MusashiMiyamotoSama EXACTLY!


    • @Bob Heck – Sadly, there is little hope for those sad creatures afflicted with leftism. For most of these idiots, the condition only gets worse until even primal brain functions also fail.

  2. Walter Daems | May 15, 2020 at 7:16 AM | Reply

    Just talking truthfully becomes a patriot act these days

  3. America picked the worst time to have the worst president.

    • Michaela Francis | May 16, 2020 at 7:57 AM | Reply

      @Randy Couch What’s that? Does the orange baboon still want to see Obama’s birth certificate? I know that big words might be hard for you but go and look up the word “delusional”.

    • Worst president? Let’s see, before this virus hit we had a booming economy, record low unemployment, including record low unemployment for minorities, just won a trade war with China, (if China keeps their word) he’s made other countries pay more into NATO and other organizations that the US was footing most of the bill for. That saves you money as an American citizen. Everything he’s done has benefited you as an American citizen and he did it in three and a half years while fighting a fake Russian dossier investigation, a fake impeachment, and what we’ve learned recently a corrupt FBI investigation trying to get to him no doubt. Those are facts. You have nothing but, Trump says things that hurt my feelings. The facts don’t backup your rhetoric. Stay safe.

    • Rusty Nail go to FOX we don’t like him here. Simple pimple.
      Vote blue everyone!!!!!

    • @MAM simple pimple, really? If you’re old enough to vote, please don’t

    • God is pouring his wrath on us now because of all the hates, evil greed, and sins we have caused and done as a nation.

  4. Latisha Anderson | May 15, 2020 at 7:17 AM | Reply

    They NEVER tell us the truth because they think we’re dumb and we’re NOT , we see that nobody have anything under control and the way things going a lot of people will loose there lives over this

    • Clann Garrick | May 15, 2020 at 11:48 AM | Reply

      @Latisha Anderson , well you find yourself in the folks who could not get enough votes, in the necessary places, on your rules, to surpass his total in those places. If you don’t like the rules, shouldn’t you change them, if you can get the change through Congress?

      He’s duly elected by y’all

    • @M Hussain He’s President!

    • @Clann Garrick MORONIC IGNORANCE! WTF?

    • No wonder he or his cabinet never testify but go out on press rambles.
      Trump did admit on tape he had no responsibility to tell the truth to the press

    • Clann Garrick | May 16, 2020 at 10:30 AM | Reply

      @Bob Heck , if I am wrong in saying he is duly elected, point it out.

  5. Fletcher Christian | May 15, 2020 at 7:23 AM | Reply

    Trump Golf schedule: Jan 18, Jan 19, Feb 1, Feb 15. West Palm Beach.
    Trump Rallies: Jan 9 Ohio, Jan 14 Wisconsin, 28 New Jersey, 30 Iowa, Feb 10th New Hampshire, Feb 19 Arizona, Feb 20 Colorado, Feb 21 Nevada, Feb 28 S. Carolina.

    • Dems schedule 3.5 years investigate TRUMP oh and play impeachment games while virus was spreading. So now Trumps not allowed to campaign or take time off. You should tell your Dem house to come to work.

    • Maren Huwald | May 15, 2020 at 6:29 PM | Reply

      And millions of $ for security from the taxpayers.

    • Steve Harding | May 15, 2020 at 11:09 PM | Reply

      @grow forit I’m getting sick of listening to the constant BS partisanship. You people treat politics like some kind of tribal football fan club. It’s always primitive ‘us and them’ mentality. Paradoxically in reality both political parties are in bed with one another; it’s a coalition of the Democrats and the Republicans to serve only the donor class, and ignore the peasants. Corporate media on both sides feeds the ignorant public with superficial talking points to keep them distracted from real issues. Trump is by far the worst US president in history, supported by equally foolish people who appear to have little more than one functioning brain cell. The only hope America had in this 2020 election was if Senator Bernie Sanders was elected, but the endemic corruption within the Democratic Party, put an end to that. So, the American people have a choice between a corrupt Republican administration that acts like a mafia crime family or an equally corrupt Democratic Party that has abandoned its representation of average American people in favor of the rich and wealthy corporate elite. Even so-called progressives like Warren, Tulsi, AOC and Sanders have rolled over preferring to enhance their careers rather than do the right thing. It’s a hopeless situation unless the American people don’t rise-up and vote for a 3rd Party option. American democracy is dysfunctional and doesn’t really exist. It’s an illusion. If you want a better take on it, check out Chris Hedges in video interviews or read some of his articles.

      Sheldon Wolin and Inverted Totalitarianism By Chris Hedges

    • Ray Volanos | May 16, 2020 at 8:45 AM | Reply

      TRUMP haves spend 2.5 million dollars of taxes payers money on playing golf

    • Patriotic Revolution | May 16, 2020 at 4:04 PM | Reply

      Respect to you sir! Thank you for this post. Call him out. Everyone’s patriotic duty now. ♡

  6. Fletcher Christian | May 15, 2020 at 7:24 AM | Reply

    Times Trump was warned about virus: (not including weekly intel briefings)
    Times Trump was warned:
    On Jan. 18, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar first briefed Trump on the threat of the virus in a phone call, the New York Times reports. Trump made his first public comments about the virus on Jan. 22, saying he was not concerned about a pandemic and that “we have it totally under control.”

    On Jan. 27, White House aides met with then-acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney to try to get senior officials to take the virus threat more seriously, the Washington Post reports. Joe Grogan, the head of the White House Domestic Policy Council, warned it could cost Trump his re-election.

    On Jan. 29, economic adviser Peter Navarro warned the White House in a memo addressed to the National Security Council that COVID-19 could take more than half a million American lives and cause nearly $6 trillion in economic damage.

    On Jan. 30, Azar warned Trump in a subsequent call that the virus could become a pandemic and that China should be criticized for its lack of transparency, per the Times. Trump dismissed Azar as alarmist and rejected the idea of criticizing China.

    Also on Jan. 30, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global health emergency. WHO has only done so five times since gaining that power in 2005.

    On Feb. 5, senators urged the administration in a briefing to take the virus more seriously and asked if additional funds were necessary. The administration made no requests at the time for emergency funding.

    On Feb. 14, a memo was drafted by health officials in coordination with the National Security Council that recommended the targeted use of “quarantine and isolation measures,” per the Times. Officials planned to present Trump with the memo when he returned from India on Feb. 25, but the meeting was canceled.

    On Feb. 21, the White House coronavirus task force conducted a mock exercise of the pandemic. The group concluded that the U.S. would need to implement aggressive social distancing, even if it caused mass disruption to the economy and American lives, per the Times.

    On Feb. 23, Navarro doubled down on his warnings in another memo, this time addressed to the president, stating that up to 2 million Americans could die of the virus

    On Feb. 25, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases Nancy Messonnier publicly warned of the virus threat and said “we need to be preparing for significant disruption in our lives.” Trump reportedly called Azar fuming that Messonnier had scared people unnecessarily and caused the stock market to plummet

    • Word for Word Covfefe-19 | May 15, 2020 at 8:59 AM | Reply

      Still interested in the following: On November 21, the number of vaping-related deaths rose to 47, and the number of cases rose to 2,290. The CDC has now called the vitamin E acetate found in vape pens as a “chemical of concern.” – Reuters (USA News)

      Interesting. What happened to these deaths? Post mortems?

    • Jeremy Backup | May 15, 2020 at 9:49 AM | Reply

      Trump has blood on his hands. His incompetence has cost us thousands of American lives.

    • Theodore Lutjen | May 15, 2020 at 9:52 AM | Reply

      @Jeremy Backup you got that dead on

    • i420's Everything's Paranormal | May 15, 2020 at 10:51 AM | Reply


    • Michaela Francis | May 16, 2020 at 8:03 AM | Reply

      @Eva G Maybe he should have tried whitewash instead….

  7. Assassin Kitty | May 15, 2020 at 7:31 AM | Reply

    God bless Dr. Rick Bright. We need more brave people like him. I appreciate what he is doing.

  8. Sylvie Eypper | May 15, 2020 at 7:37 AM | Reply

    sorry, but this country is not the greatest country, it is the laughing stock of all others

  9. Giovanni Soave | May 15, 2020 at 7:38 AM | Reply

    More proof that Trump is guilty of ignoring the virus.

  10. How could the President of a country behave in such an atrocious manner?
    Donald Trump is truly an Abominable President.

  11. Rebecca Rhodes | May 15, 2020 at 7:43 AM | Reply

    Failing at everything is what Trump does best .

  12. America is sicker, poorer and more divided under this administration.

    • @Six Core Gamer He goes by what people like Fauci tell him. You people say he should listen to the experts. He is!

    • We need a full list of Trump businesses so we can boycott. That’s all he cares about, money

    • Richard MacLean | May 15, 2020 at 5:55 PM | Reply

      All because they thought Trump was smart.

    • Judy Bargenquast | May 16, 2020 at 6:52 AM | Reply

      @Celtica Yes Trump is squatting in the White House. And he has brought the most corrupt slimy people with him into high positions in our government.

    • J. Noble , where do you think the 3 trillion dollars from the Democrats is going to go?

  13. “I don’t believe that the president want people to die”

    ..perhaps, but he sure is ready to take that risk if he himself can gain from it!

    • doggo Bork-Bork | May 15, 2020 at 9:47 AM | Reply

      Trump does not care. All he wants for is himself, and finding a way to make a dollar.

    • I don’t think that he cares unless it benefits him… This has lead to death!

    • Tantrump trumpet has no empathy, adopted the herd immunity theory and doesn’t realise nor believes experts saying it will even have a greater negative impact on the economy. He needs to help ‘people’ and stop blaming others for his own incompetence and failure


    • Judy Bargenquast | May 16, 2020 at 6:58 AM | Reply

      @Peter Robertson Very well put. The reason why he keeps telling us is because he is brazenly arrogant.

  14. Khaolak Lover | May 15, 2020 at 7:44 AM | Reply

    Mr. Psd of the United States answer “I don’t take responsibility, it is a hoax” 🤔😱

  15. Trump says this guy is angry……but from my observation this guy is acting calm more than anytime Trump was in the press conference……

  16. Old Uncle Bob | May 15, 2020 at 7:49 AM | Reply

    Our president’s response was to mock this expert and call him names. We in Pennsylvania do not want visits from Traitor Trump. We are not his allies.

    • Buddy Ratcliff | May 16, 2020 at 10:32 AM | Reply

      @Paula Mears really call me on spelling just because u use spell check and I dont ! Thx to trump my account has cash. And like jesus I saved.

    • Robert Buxton | May 16, 2020 at 11:12 AM | Reply

      @Buddy Ratcliff 👍check this out

    • Buddy Ratcliff | May 16, 2020 at 11:29 AM | Reply

      @Robert Buxton it’s catch 22. Dam if you do damed if you dont.
      Economy is slipping away and could lead to more people going hungry
      Can’t keep this up much longer
      Your looking at a exchange of wealth
      When this is over.
      I have been working and didn’t change much. My bills are paid and I got $3500. How is that fair to people that are lockdown and can’t work.
      I survived cancer. Head on collision by drunk driver. A tour with 82 airborne infantry. I’ll take my chance’s. Thx.

    • Robert Buxton | May 16, 2020 at 11:53 AM | Reply

      @Buddy Ratcliff It’s horrible to have America be only have the choice of go to work and spread or catch or both the virus, stay at home and starve.
      I get it! My point is that forgoing the pain now (depending on your location) and going back to work will deal the death blow not only to 10,000s more but to America itself.
      I bet it was not you who made the choice to give the richest a tax break while firing the strategic pandemic response team. Or ignoring the American experts at home and assigned to WHO that were raising the alarm in December and January.
      But as a Canadian I’m a little concerned about the timing of withdrawal of the Americans working in “That” lab in China just before it all started.
      A not so old proverb suggests that there are two things that you can insure against, fire and flood, but floods are so hard to start. I wonder?

    • Buddy Ratcliff | May 16, 2020 at 12:30 PM | Reply

      @Robert Buxton 👍

  17. Gary Davidson | May 15, 2020 at 7:50 AM | Reply

    Trump can’t even keep his own diseases team healthy no less 🇺🇸

    • No wonder he or his cabinet never testify but go out on press rambles.
      Trump did admit on tape he had no responsibility to tell the truth to the press

  18. Karanveer Singh | May 15, 2020 at 7:51 AM | Reply

    Why was Trump visiting India in February 2020?? while Governments and World leaders were preparing to counter Covid 19.

    • because Prime Minister Modi of India is extremely anti-muslim and that plays well with Trump’s followers

  19. Rong Röllin | May 15, 2020 at 8:38 AM | Reply

    Trump doesn’t care how many people die in America, such a bad president has never seen

  20. I honestly never thought that a President could do this to the American people. A Catastrophe!

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