Trump’s Covid-19 Failures Miss Key Lessons From 1918 Pandemic | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

Trump’s Covid-19 Failures Miss Key Lessons From 1918 Pandemic | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC 1


As the U.S. faces a surging second wave of the coronavirus and breakthroughs for a vaccine, the history of the 1918 pandemic offers key lessons for the crucial period ahead. MSNBC’s Ari Melber cites doctors and historians in a special report on parallels and contrasts between the two pandemics as the coronavirus pandemic rages across the globe. (This is a short excerpt of a longer special report.) (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 11/30/2020.
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Trump’s Covid-19 Failures Miss Key Lessons From 1918 Pandemic | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

87 Comments on "Trump’s Covid-19 Failures Miss Key Lessons From 1918 Pandemic | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC"

  1. The society that does not learn the lessons history teaches are doomed to repeat them.

    • Property Manager | November 30, 2020 at 9:12 PM | Reply

      History always repeats itself it is a mathematical certainty america will founder.

    • Kelvin Blackstone | November 30, 2020 at 9:17 PM | Reply

      @leigh peacock it’s funny, always blame the younger generation. How about take responsibility for the parents of these younger generations. I also guarantee that when you were young you were not very bright.

    • The history in this video is saying the doctors were wrong back then.
      So what did you learn from that history?

    • @Kelvin Blackstone Excuse me the biggest violators who do not where masks and go to party without care are younger people. Empathy I always have had. Never did I feel self-righteous. plus you are making a huge assumption I am some fragile older person… neither are true. Yes I already have my Masters but I am far from old… It is inexcusable and ridiculous the bad behavior in our country that is literally killing people. WAKE UP!

    • Hakwow

  2. “A Lesson will Repeat itself Until it is Learned”.. Trump will Never learn his Lesson….

  3. Space Force Commander, General ‘Stabled Genius' : | November 30, 2020 at 8:57 PM | Reply

    The very idea of Trump learning anything from history about something that he doesn’t care about because he is stupid, incompetent and have no intellectual curiosity is ridiculous and laughable.

    • michael boultinghouse | November 30, 2020 at 9:25 PM | Reply

      here’s some history you should study–how the IRA affected the UK society during their insurgency….. coz its gonna happen here

    • The history in this video is that the doctors back then were wrong.
      What can you learn from that history?

    • @dru70292 Lol, the mainstream recommendations then are exactly what they are now. Yeah people pushed stuff like drink mercury and arsenic and champagne to cure the spanish flu like people today push flat earth and extracts, you don’t know how math works huh?

    • @Rick Ton People or doctors lmao? Thanks for proving my point kid.

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  4. The Biggest Loser is going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, he will disappear.

  5. thanks for the reminder that this will be a loooong haul Ari.

  6. Dirk von Ümlaut | November 30, 2020 at 9:00 PM | Reply

    Another thing Wilson & Trump had in common other than a bungled pandemic response? Both thought the Klan…or excuse me, “the alt-right”…were just swell people.

  7. Trump: “Manager. Manager. Hi, I would like to return this election.”
    Manager: “is it broken?”
    Trump: “No. It said I lost biggly.

  8. Martin O'BRIEN | November 30, 2020 at 9:02 PM | Reply


  9. Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

    • Exactly. Under Diaper Don’s administration same mistakes were made. Read a few books about the 1918 pandemic and it’s sad that DD dismantled the agencies set in place to manage such eventuality.

    • @dru70292 he didn’t say ALL doctors were wrong, you literally don’t know anything kiddo.

    • @Rick Ton Did I say all doctors? Lmao

    • That’s the problem. Despite them having parents and grandparents who lived through some horrible times, it seemed that post-war America is still grotesquely immune to history and social studies lessons, the only herd-immunity it does seem to “enjoy.”

    • Hakwow

  10. Dirk von Ümlaut | November 30, 2020 at 9:04 PM | Reply

    Trump learns lessons as well as he actually took the SAT’s…
    Pro-tip: he didn’t and doesn’t.

  11. Education and Science are your friends, please embrace them.

  12. Can’t wait for Biden to become president in a month

    • @Craig clearly you are too blind to notice how badly he’s been damaging the country.

    • Joe Biden is a f..king joke. Has not done anything in 47+ years. Sniff’s little girls, skims off the American taxpayers, does shady deals with other countries for profit for himself/Hunter and other democrats. Now he is even wanted on felony charges in Ukraine. Great choice you morons have made. I’m Joe Biden I got more votes than any president in history by hiding in my basement.😂😂😂😂. You know the democrats have cheated big in this election. FYI here’s the proof of felony charges in Ukraine. Bonus clip of Joe Biden admitting to voter fraud.

    • Its 50 days, 12:01 PM January 20, 2021. I can hardly wait.

    • @Craig Only if you, or people like you, set it afire and then shoot the firemen coming to put it out. Prove me wrong.

    • Ready Now&Forever | December 1, 2020 at 12:39 AM | Reply

      @Nigel Ignatius Hey Mr. Abject Ignoramus, voting “against Donald Trump” thee most grotesque obnoxious repulsive catastrophic compulsive pathological lying miscreant an resent American history, is VOTING FOR AMERICA, so you can “run your” buffoonery lunacy quackery mouth “all you want”, and all it shows is that you are an anti American culturally benighted mutated cretin.

      I wish there was an app where you could help you quantify the breadth and depth of your insularity.

  13. Theodore Olson | November 30, 2020 at 9:13 PM | Reply

    “Herd immunity “ is like sending wave after wave of soldiers into the oncoming machine gun fire thinking that eventually the enemy will run out of bullets.

  14. Charles Phillips | November 30, 2020 at 9:16 PM | Reply

    Had tRump pushed masks in February we wound not be in this gigantic mess now.

    • If he wouldn’t have had all the rallies, we would probably have 1/3 of the cases we do now. I firmly believe that the huge spike we are seeing right now, are directly correlated to the 3-5 a day rally spree he was on 4 weeks ago. Timeframe fits too

    • Charles Phillips | November 30, 2020 at 9:43 PM | Reply

      @2dronetek2 I concur 100 percent!

    • Why are all the places with mandatory mask doing the worst? If a mask really stopped a virus why havent we been wearing them during flu seasons? Why is the death rate lower than the flu?

    • Hakwow

  15. bladerunner27x | November 30, 2020 at 9:23 PM | Reply

    It still gets me, that a household cleaning products was recommended to be swallow and ingested.

  16. Melber’s use of melody in his speech makes him the least monotonal anchor at CNN and the easiest on the ear as a consequence.

  17. Cynthia Copland | November 30, 2020 at 9:26 PM | Reply

    1918 Americans had a sense of “We, not me” T**** does not

  18. He is a grifter, and grifting is a full time job.

  19. My grandmother died in the fall of 1918 from the flu. She was 24 years old. My father was 3 years old, his sister was an infant. I can’t believe we’re fighting the same stubborness now with regard to masks.

  20. AllNiteLemonade | November 30, 2020 at 10:27 PM | Reply

    *—If you could reason with a Trump supporter, they wouldn’t be Trump supporters—*

    • You most definitely have that right but it is amazing that over 73 million people actually believe what the orange man is saying I mean all this talk of fraud makes no sense . And isn’t it funny that fraud only happens in states that he didn’t win really crazy don’t you think but he have 73 million people snowed . In my opinion they are drinking the Kool-Aid because they have been brainwashed just like the people who was brainwashed by Jim Jones now if the orange man told me 73 million people to drink the Kool-Aid I think they would.

    • akwow

    • ernesto mendoza | December 1, 2020 at 12:25 AM | Reply

      🤣😂True. Funny. Sad.

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