U.S. Unready To Deal With Potential Coronavirus Spread | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Laurie Garrett, science journalist and health policy analyst, talks with Rachel Maddow about the potential for the coronavirus to spread to the United States, and the steps for preparedness that are not being made that would better help the U.S. deal with the possibility of an emergency. Aired on 02/25/20.
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U.S. Unready To Deal With Potential Coronavirus Spread | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


    1. I think that it’s Mother 🌍 preparing the ultimate plan to finally shake us all off like a bad case of the fleas!

    1. He claims that an uncle or a cousin of his is a scientist so because of that he has a scientific mind as well. His sister was a judge so he knows everything about the law. This is how this man thinks. YIKES!!!!!!!!

  1. Everyone… prepare yourself. Take daily vitamin C, Echinacea and Lysine to improve immunity. Stock up on lozenges, throat spray, antihistamines, decongestants. It will take a year for the vaccine to be available to everyone. Don’t mix with crowds and keep to home if you can, especially old folks and little ones. Self care to keep it from phasing to pneumonia.

  2. Right now in Italy, the fatal cases are those with pre existing conditions and all are over 60, mostly in their 70s.

  3. Because the russian Republican party and its russian leader trump have said “No problem here”trump said coronavirus was made up by the media,who do you believe,other countries ,that say this is a pandemic or trump’s lying lip’s?Remember if trump’s mouth is moving he’s lying!😀

  4. We just have to look back at the recent hurricane debacles to see how things will go with the coronavirus outbreak. With the current situation at the CDC, the federal government, and the state of health care in general a fatality rate as low as 2% would be a miracle. Expect a much higher fatality rate, as well as severe shortages of food, medicine, and other necessities. Time to stock up. I have.

    1. Yeah this is becoming complete obsession! A dangerous new virus is unleashed, and people are attacking Trump about it WTF?

  5. NIH: “Not IF the COV19 pandemic reaches the U.S.–it is WHEN. One to one-and-a-half years for a COV19 vaccine, soonest!” Meanwhile, Trump and Trumpettes: “Everything’s fine, situation under control, carry on! We severely cut the budgets for NIH and CDC, got rid of the top health experts in this administration.”

    1. @Christopher Bland ~You put the lime in the coconut, you drink it all up. Doctor! Doctor, ain’t there nothing I can take, to relieve this belly-ache? You put the lime in the coconut, you drink it all up.

    2. @Quiet Entropy ~That’s right! One new case just discovered in northern California involving a person with no known transmissions source. The first we know of in the U.S. to catch it communicably. Odds are, where there is one, there are more than one here in the States.

  6. Trump Has Sabotaged America’s Coronavirus Response
    by Laura Garrett
    In 2018, the Trump administration fired the government’s entire pandemic response chain of command, including the White House management infrastructure. In numerous phone calls and emails with key agencies across the U.S. government, the only consistent response I encountered was distressed confusion.

    White House efforts included reducing $15 billion in national health spending and cutting the global disease-fighting operational budgets of the CDC, NSC, DHS, and HHS. And the government’s $30 million Complex Crises Fund was eliminated.

    In May 2018, Trump ordered the NSC’s entire global health security unit shut down, calling for reassignment of Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer and dissolution of his team inside the agency. The month before, then-White House National Security Advisor John Bolton pressured Ziemer’s DHS counterpart, Tom Bossert, to resign along with his team. Neither the NSC nor DHS epidemic teams have been replaced. The global health section of the CDC was so drastically cut in 2018 that much of its staff was laid off and the number of countries it was working in was reduced from 49 to merely 10. Meanwhile, throughout 2018, the U.S. Agency for International Development and its director, Mark Green, came repeatedly under fire from both the White House and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. And though Congress has so far managed to block Trump administration plans to cut the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps by 40 percent, the disease-fighting cadres have steadily eroded as retiring officers go unreplaced.

    Public health advocates have been ringing alarm bells to no avail.

    Ronald Klain, who directed U.S. efforts on Ebola, has been warning for two years that the United States was in grave danger should a pandemic emerge. In 2017 and 2018, the philanthropist billionaire Bill Gates met repeatedly with Bolton and his predecessor, H.R. McMaster, warning that ongoing cuts to the global health disease infrastructure would render the United States vulnerable to, as he put it, the “significant probability of a large and lethal modern-day pandemic occurring in our lifetimes.” And an independent, bipartisan panel formed by the Center for Strategic and International Studies concluded that lack of preparedness was so acute in the Trump administration that the “United States must either pay now and gain protection and security or wait for the next epidemic and pay a much greater price in human and economic costs.”

    1. @Yogi Jones ~Only Russian bots make jokes like that with ALL American lives on the line, Doc! #moreRussiasanctions

    2. @derry667dingo ~Most welcome. China’s ignorant, regressive reaction to the Wuhan coronavirus demonstrates exactly the kind of danger posed by authoritarian, corrupt governments–which is precisely what Traitor-‘n-Thief Trump and Republicans are doing to American government. A very recent article published after this was written echoes the exact same warning: *’Tyranny is fueling the coronavirus pandemic’*

  7. Well drumpf’s cuts to the CDC should help with the deaths on countless Americans.
    At least the anti-vaccination movement and flat earthers are ok with it all!

    1. Indeed. Anyone who does not vaccinate has ZERO leg to stand on now *if* they are caught getting hysterical about CoViD19. 😜

  8. But no, our super smart president says that we’ll be fine because that’s what Santa and the Easter Bunny said..

  9. Thank God for the Public health system in the USA that will slow the spread of the virus…..Oh thats right there isn’t one so the USA is going to end up as a petridish.

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