Trump Admin Ignoring Dire COVID-19 Situation In US Nursing Homes | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Trump Admin Ignoring Dire COVID-19 Situation In US Nursing Homes | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Andy Slavitt, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, talks with Rachel Maddow about the threat of COVID-19 to U.S. nursing homes and log term care facilities and what steps the federal government should be taking to protect this very vulnerable segment of American society. Aired on 04/10/2020
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Trump Admin Ignoring Dire COVID-19 Situation In US Nursing Homes | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

74 Comments on "Trump Admin Ignoring Dire COVID-19 Situation In US Nursing Homes | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. For the past two weeks, I have been watching the news every evening with my 11-year old son (thanks to quarantine, we never did this before). Tonight, my son suddenly made a comment: “Mr. President is so capricious. What he says is different from day to day”. While I’m really surprised that my son knows the word ‘capricious’, I’m also deeply concerned that ‘being capricious’ means that our president doesn’t really know the problem, doesn’t have a plan and doesn’t have a vision for what’s coming.

    • @Spok Ahahahahaha 😂😂, you think the useless whining imbecile in the WH is saving lives? He’s the reason you are living in the most contaminated country on earth.

    • David Wong Letting an impressionable 11 year old be brainwashed my the twisted ,hate spewing jackals on the mainstream media is child abuse. Thank god that about half of the people in this country grow up and as adults start paying attention to what’s really going on and keep the radical left at bay. But when you allow them to be brainwashed that early. They are probably doomed to go through life as a zombie robot of the left 😥

    • @Tim Reavis Please. DO. NOT. BREED. Thank you.

    • Moe Don’t worry. You poor stupid sheep don’t know it But you need real men and women with minds that can take in all viewpoints and form our own opinion. You better hope we all have a lot of children. Because yours don’t even have a chance. It’s ok. There are enough of us to protect you and the rest of the morons until hopefully you have an epiphany and realize what is real and what you are being spoon fed.

    • @Tim Reavis Please, DO NOT BREED, and GET HELP. I’m hoping you just like being annoying because you are dangerously deranged if you actually believe a word of the gibberish you just wrote.

  2. A civilisation is measured by how it treats its weakest.

    • @Nspnspker a typical stupid sadistic republican brainwashed by those creeps from FoxNews…

    • @KKK MO stupidology…

    • @boxfrotwres I know. I just wanted that person to respond and at least own it. But that’s the worst: not only are they actual inhumane monsters, they are also such cowards that they would never admit their true believes in front of others. Instead they behave like clowns.

    • Godfrey Jemand | April 14, 2020 at 6:43 AM | Reply

      No, he is serious. He has to hate someone and put others down so he can feel that he is a higher position. Too stupid to think, only react based on fixed ideas and prejudiced thoughts. I don’t know where the , “Mr. implants” came from.
      Why all of the ,,,,. I would avoid both of you.

    • Colette Wilking | April 29, 2020 at 6:24 PM | Reply

      ❤️ ❤️

  3. “A people that elect corrupt politicians,imposters,thieves and traitors are not victims…but accomplices”
    ___George Orwell

    • What is our goal? to get him to lie and then | April 11, 2020 at 3:34 PM | Reply

      @Genghis Smith
      Except we have facts to back up the utter incompetence of the boys and girls in the FBI and the CIA and the DOJ and the State Dept…….we don’t need to resort to using the same bogus computer models that gave us 2 million then gave us 60 tho in the corona death toll As I said, why are you so pathetic that you have to resort to that tactic?
      Oh, wait….you just gobble up whatever Richard Madcow dumps in your trough.

      Remember how he droned on night after night reminding us that next Thursday
      Trump would be frog-marched out of the White House in handcuffs? Mueller kinda put the old needle in the old balloon then eh?

      Like this, talk about ‘social distancing’ LOL

      OR THIS GEM:

      2009 Obama waited 4 months after the WHO declared H1N1 an emergency. Then he declared a National Emergency but not until 1,000 people had died.

      In the end, nearly 13,000 people died of the swine flu.
      Remember how Obama took responsibility for anything?
      Remember the quarantines?
      Remember the ‘social distancing’?
      Remember the media wrecking the economy so Obama would lose the next election?
      Remember people being under house arrest without due process?
      Remember how the media hounded Obama relentlessly trying to hang the H1N1 around his neck?
      Me neither.

    • Genghis Smith | April 11, 2020 at 4:50 PM | Reply

      BREAK OUT OF THE ECHO CHAMBER YOU LIVE IN AND LEARN Oh wait, I just noticed you used the pathetic old ‘Madcow’ meme…..jesus mate, you might as well end it all now; you really are beyond hope.

    • What is our goal? to get him to lie and then | April 11, 2020 at 4:58 PM | Reply

      @Genghis Smith
      Holy Buddha mate, by ‘pathetic and old’ you mean accurate and guaranteed to trigger snowflakes that think the President is their Daddy and will solve all of life’s problems?
      Check. I love it when I trigger a prog who has daddy issues. LOL

    • MARKIEZ I Agree that’s why I didn’t vote !

    • I hope you are aware 9 out of 10 of the folks in Washington do not care about anybody, actually probably more like 99.9 percent both parties dem and rep are horrible. If anyone does truly care about people, they would be speaking and pushing for food, shelter and healthcare for every American citizen before any money is spent on anything else.

  4. If every State has to act like they’re their own country why you need a government at all.🤔

    • @RealEstateInsider247 over the years people have forgotten this and are misinformed. Its dangerous

    • @johnnypools They don’t keep all that, A portion goes to DC. You must live in a red state that collects a lot from the Fed and gives little.
      I live in a state that sends a ton to DC and doesn’t get it back.

    • @Marcus Garvey Yes. Thank you for looking for the answer. Now if 100s of millions of Americans cared enough to find out and demanded change I could maybe have the nightmares stop.

    • Marcus Garvey | April 11, 2020 at 8:28 PM | Reply

      @Shadow I knew it. I read an essay on children’s rights that included that information.

    • Denny Martíne | April 12, 2020 at 9:09 PM | Reply

      @Stay at Home Cichlid Mom

      Unfortunately you can’t inoculate stupid with facts. These idiots were born stupid and their Trump Derangement Syndrome *TDS* is only a symptom of their mental deficiency

  5. I watched this last night.

  6. Chakra Chelly | April 11, 2020 at 11:25 AM | Reply

    32219…. crimes against humanity.

  7. God please save, bless, and protect Rachel and Andy, good, kind, honest, and wonderful people standing against the horrors now upon us.

    • Pale Moon, LIES, GARBAGE, and stinking to high heaven TRASH. Clean up the language all ‘you’ choose, any time your own MOTHER says if her son ever got into politics, it would be a disaster and he’s proved her RIGHT at EVERY turn, who do ‘you’ think I’d believe??
      My own mother told me almost ‘35’ years ago about Trump, “there is something about that man that is NOT good, he IS untrustworthy, he’s a phony, he’s a con man”, and so on ALL which turned out to be TRUE. Dress it up however ‘you’ and others wish to but because of ‘his warped ways and failing mindset’, I do NOT give this nation too much longer with him at the helm. We ARE just about over that cliff and if he gets even one more year in office, America WILL be DEAD on arrival. Don’t take my word for it, keep watching and see it happen right before your eyes. 😳🥺😔⚰️

    • Sevi Regis, I’m with you but the comment below yours and the link to the comment, says otherwise. The Trump boys and cult followers ARE beyond sad and frightening to boot. When their eyes are finally opened it WON’T be so pretty for them.

  8. when you’ve never been so happy to be Canadian. 🙁 sorry my dudes.

    • ole jørgensen | April 14, 2020 at 7:28 PM | Reply

      @Brian Oden Nope. Hate speech is speech that incite other people to harm other groups of people. Alienating groups like Mexicans, blacks, Jews or other minorities.
      It can also be an political adversary. Lot to choose from.

      This tends to make some people overreact and burn down a church, abortion clinic or something else. Or run them over with cars. Im sure you know what im talking about.

    • @ole jørgensen in your country but not America. Good thing you live in your country. It’s like a giant safe space to protect you from mean words.

    • ole jørgensen | April 15, 2020 at 3:30 AM | Reply

      @Brian Oden you are so missing the point that it must be on purpose.

    • Heather Dequetteville | April 16, 2020 at 8:16 PM | Reply

      Gorden Gecko Our P.M. was not a covid 19 denier, and we did,nt try to muzzle our experts. We did,nt lose all of feb. and our schools were all closed early. We have a much lower per capita infection rate and fewer fatalities. Trump really dropped the ball, repeatedly. Our universal health care was particularly helpful. I,m saddened for Americans. 🇨🇦🇱🇷

    • Cecilia Olivieri | May 5, 2020 at 6:30 AM | Reply

      The world is laughing at them

  9. Gardner Underhill | April 11, 2020 at 11:41 AM | Reply

    The Federal government has the power. It does not have the will.

    • Please tell me what you would like the federal government to do that 1) isnt already being done, and 2) isnt a job that the state governments should handle.

    • @Valley Girl Exactly Vote Trump in 2020. Trump is working to give power back to the people. De–regulate the government.

    • It doesn’t have the soul

    • Christien du Preez | April 13, 2020 at 3:28 AM | Reply

      @profinz How on earth does this people not know that? how can they hyperventilate like this at such obvious mis- information yet again?

    • @Christien du Preez Unfortunately, many young Americans getting into politics get their news from one source, mainly liberal media, which they take as 100% fact. These people are so brainwashed by liberal media, its actually sad. Couldnt be us lmao.

  10. The US accuses the Chinese of censorship on the true figures, whilst willfully failing to collect their own. It amounts the the same result for the same reasons. Really bad people in charge.

    • Mark Horton Which is why more testing has resulted in a more accurate count. If a person has already been diagnosed with the Covid19 virus then their death is counted as a Covid19 death instead of being labeled “Death due to flu like symptoms” or “Respiratory complications”. So you see you are actually arguing my point

    • @Todd Mintz If it is so accurate, then why is the US infection/death ratio FAR lower than almost all western countries, except Germany which has some reasons and will get close the gap a bit.

    • Mark Horton Again, because of more testing! We have done more testing then anyone, therefore we have a better understanding of who is infected, therefore we have a more accurate death ratio. Other countries have not done the testing, therefore do not have an accurate count of infected people, therefore their death ratio is higher. Example: if 10 people tested positive and 3 died then Your death ratio is 30% BUT with more testing you would have known there were 100 people infected and your death ratio would be 3%. Any more questions cupcake?

    • ​@Todd Mintz I understand your point, but my complaint is about failure to count deaths, not those who are infected.
      Well we will see the spike in the annual total death figures won’t we?
      Then you will see that US Americans do not have some special immunity, and will suffer similar proportions.
      Old people not in hospital, killed by the virus will be included in those figures. I don’t think the US public will swallow the idea of a massive rise in heart failure and similar conditions.

    • Mark Horton The USA is the only one even trying to get an accurate count. Other countries are not doing the testing we are, so when an untested person dies they don’t count it. In the USA we just added 4000 deaths to our total of people that “Probably” died from corona in nursing homes, No other country is doing that Princess

  11. I agree with this man totally. Take care of our senior citizens

    • The Chosen One | April 12, 2020 at 2:16 AM | Reply

      Tell that to the GOV of MICHIGAN (DummyCrat) where LOTS of PEOPLE are DYING in NURSING HOMES !! We live in a REPUBLIC where EACH STATE RUNS their OWN AFFAIRS ! THIS ISN’T a COMMUNIST COUNTRY Mad-Man madcow Where the Government Runs the Whole Country**Get With the PROGRAM Mush Mellon****Where is “BUNKER JOE” biden ,Opps Sorry I Forgot HE is in His BASEMENT !

    • Do you believe Tara Reade?

  12. John Dewispelaere | April 11, 2020 at 12:32 PM | Reply

    And Bonespurs golfs!

  13. When all the government relief package goes missing trump won’t have a concern. Because he stole most of it

    • Trump is already a billionaire, no need to steal your little relief package. You can go online and see when and if you will get the stimulus money. Mine is payable august 7 or later. Some much earlier.

  14. michelle belle | April 11, 2020 at 1:00 PM | Reply

    Federal government dropped the ball on this and has condemned thousands to die. They had no plan in place to deal with a pandemic.

  15. Steph McMillen | April 11, 2020 at 1:09 PM | Reply

    Federal Emergency Management Agency – I thought we payed taxes to support this agency so that, if an emergency with such range and import occurred, we could handle it. COVID is a national emergency, so shouldn’t our federal tax payer dollars go toward helping states during this dire emergency? Why are we not testing more? Why are we not keeping complete data? It’s almost as though we’re engaging in a spurious cover up. We can’t fight this without knowledge, and it isn’t fair to leave states to mobilize on a national level. I’m pretty sure this is why we have FEMA. I love that businesses and states are mobilizing (THANK YOU!!!!), but I feel like the federal government should have stepped up immediately to better orchestrate this event saving lives instead of engaging in finger pointing. Let’s mobilize on a federal and state level to overcome this challenge. We need accurate information to inform our choices! We’re the UNITED States of America, for heaven’s sake. Let’s act like it. We’re not the United States of young, white, well-off Americans. The United States I love, values all of its citizens including the aged, poor, and people of all hues. Lady Justice, hear my prayers.

  16. ASeasonedWitch | April 11, 2020 at 1:14 PM | Reply

    People calling for a revolution here it is:

    END THIS IDIOCY AMERICA!! Pass this on

  17. Melissa Bishop | April 11, 2020 at 1:25 PM | Reply

    This crisis is clearly showing the gaps in our social safety network and what their true priorities are, so sad and makes me 🤬

    • Melissa Bishop : « Gaps in our social safety network » ? GAPS ? Your so-called social safety is not a network, it’s a net, which is basically a bunch of holes held together by string.

  18. The same is happening in the UK. Care home deaths are not counted COVID-19 deathsas there is no testing to confirm the cause. Scandalous.

  19. I will overcome One day | April 11, 2020 at 7:08 PM | Reply

    Cutting the elderly budget. Easy. Let covid 19 take them. The men in charge are evil.

  20. Would not be a “problem” if those cared for their loved ones bring them to their home easy just to ship them off wash your hands of em

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