I have written several articles on our President Trump. A list of the links have been provided at the bottom of this article for your convenience. This article will, however address different aspects on President Trump’s Presidency. Links for Dr. Fauci and covid-19 are also provided.
There has been an Uptick in Covid-19 cases throughout the country. So of course it is President Trump’s Fault. Frankly I am sick an tired of the Democratic Party and the Media trying to pin everything that happens in this country on this President. Everybody acts surprised when President Trump gets mouthy and speaks his mind. He made his 1st major public appearance in 1973. He has been boisterous, bellicose and belligerent ever since. He is a typical New Yorker. He is not going to change. He had a TV show that was watched by Millions of people. The Apprentice. So nobody should act surprised. Everybody knew his personality was like before he ran for office, while he ran for office and now that he is in office, they want him to be different. He won the presidency because he is not part of the Washington establishment, or as he calls it “the Swamp”. What he is known for is getting the job done. I will be delving more into his career and personality in future articles. This article’s purpose is to discuss the job he has done with Covid-19. What is not known is that President Trump first loves this country. He also firmly believes in the Constitution and he also believes in states rights. He is also a highly religious person. President Trump has been the victim of a smear campaign by the Liberal Media, Tech Corporations, and the Democratic Party and even members of his own party. He has been vilified, investigated, and even impeached. He has experienced great success as well as great setbacks. We are in the middle of a great pandemic, and a recession and great civil unrest. No other president in the 20th and now 21st century has had to deal with as much in such a short period of time. However, he continues to push forward to make this country a better place to live in. This 2 part article will show that he did everything possible to limit the impact of the Coronavirus on the US.
This first part is going to be in the form of a time line to show the progression of the virus and when interventions were taken. It has been stated that he should have acted sooner, but this time line will show that he acted sooner than Democratic Party did.
Coronavirus And Associated Events Timeline:
December 31 China informs World Health Organization (WHO) of a pneumonia of unknown origins.
January 1 Wuhan Seafood Market Closed
January 4 Hong Kong Center for Infection warns of Pneumonia like disease in China that spreads from human to human.
January 6 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gives Chins outbreak a level 1 (1 to 3 rating), Transmission means unknown; Trump issued travel notice on Wuhan, China; China refuses the CDC’s offer of help.
January 8 WHO says China is doing a good job with transparency and its ability to identify it as a new virus.
January 10 Caronavirus Genome is made public.
January 11 China experiences it’s first death.
January 14 WHO says Coronavirus says it is not transmissible from human to human.
January 15 Trump and China sign phase 1 of trade deal.
January 17 CDC and Department of Homeland Security institutes new airport screening techniques for covid-19.
January 19 WHO not sure of transmission, source of virus unknown
January 20 China finally confirms human to human transmission; Trump opened emergency operations center. Dr. Fuci reports that the National Institutes of Health was working on a vaccine.
January 21 CDC expands Covid-19 checks to airports in Chicago and Atlanta
January 22 President Trump states not concerned as first casualty is experienced in Washington state. The CDC directed its Emergency Operations Center to provide support for the virus response. They also sought approval from the FDA to permit U.S. to us a CDC-developed diagnostic test to detect the coronavirus.
January 23 VOX states that travel bans don’t work; China seals off Wuhan Province from rest of China. Dr. Fauci says that these Draconian measures would not work in the US.
January 24 President Trump Tweets praise for China’s Transparency; the Trump Administration held coronavirus briefing for the Senate. But few senators showed up R/T the Impeachment proceedings.
January 26 Dr. Fauci says the US should not be worried about the coronavirus.
January 27 Biden praises China for it’s transparency, Trump offers help to China
January 28 Biden adviser Klain says he opposes the travel ban.
January 30 WHO declares a global health emergency and the State Department advises against travel to China.
January 31 President Trump issues the Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants of Persons who pose a Risk of Transmission, he also declared the coronavirus a public health emergency; Biden says Trump is Xenophobic; NYC Times says Trump Emotional and treating the Coronavirus as a political tool; China says the risk to humanity is low, but they also confirmed 10,000 cased of COVID-19 in China.
February 2 CNN says there’s a virus that infects 15 million Americans and has killed 8,200 people this season and it’s the Flu; NYC Health Commissioner tells city dwellers not to change Holiday plans; Additional airports add screening for China travelers
February 4 In State of Union address Trump says it is working with China on Coronavirus outbreak. FDA allows emergency use CDC’s covid-19 test in non-CDC labs.
February 5 two cruise ships in Asia are quarantined; Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment chrges; The House Foreign Affairs Committee holds a hearing on “The Wuhan Coronavirus”
February 7 Barbot says residents of NYC are OK to live regular lives; The Federal Reserve says that the virus poses an economic risk.
February 9 NYC has large parade in China Town with huge crowds; Coronavirus task force briefs the states’ chief executives at the National Governors Association Meeting.
February 11 Biden adviser Klam suggests that the Coronavirus poses no threat to America; The Health and Human services (HHS) expands collaboration with Johnson’s Janssen Research & Development division to produce a Covid-19 vaccine
February 12 CDC discloses that there test for Coronavirus is unreliable.
February 17 Dr. Fauci says that the Coronavirus still poses no real threat to Americans.
February 18 Trump says that China is doing OK with its handling of the outbreak; HHS offers funds to Sanofi Pasteur to develop Covid-19 vaccine and treatments
February 23 Coronavirus numbers surge in Italy and South Korea: Pelosi tours San Francisco China Town, and says its OK to travel to and from China. Adm raised travel advisory for Japan and South Korea
February 24 The White House requests 2.5 Billion in funding for the Coronavirus outbreak from Congress.
February 26 Trump assigns VP Mike Pence to lead the administration’s Covid-19 response. Trump discusses virus containment methods with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi.
February 27 Coronavirus Task force is established chaired by Vice-President Pence, Dr. Birx is the Threat Response Coordinator.
February 28 Democrats says Coronavirus is a hoax and a political tool of the right; Trump comments on this statement.
February 29 Washington State has first coronavirus death in the US; The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) opens up its restrictions (Emergency Authorization) developing accurate testing for coronavirus. Travel ban for Italy, South Korea and Iran.
March 2 Mayor de Blasio still says it is ok to Travel in NYC; CNN and Dr. Sanja Gupta say that Coronavirus is nothing to worry about, the Flu is much worse.
March 3 The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held a hearing on “How the US is Responding to Covid-19”
March 6 Trump signed 8.3 billion in Covid-19 response funds, Trump and Pence met with major insurance companies to wave copays for COVID-19 testing. The education department eased rules to allow colleges and universities to conduct online classes
March 9 Bernie Sanders says that closing our borders is unnecessary; Dr. Fauci says that it is Ok to go to campaign rallies.
March 11 Trump blocks travel from Europe; Trump declares a State of Emergency in the US. Federal mandate close borders to US.
March 12 Trump imposes 30 day travel ban on Europe
March 13 Trump deregulates telemedicine, interstate medial practice and the hiring of physicians at hospitals, and persuaded Costco, Walmart and other retailers to launch drive-thru Covid-19 tests, FDA let Roche and Thermo Fisher to produce Covid-19 tests; The House passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act providing paid sick leave, free Covid-19 tests and more. Trump declared a national emergency to access $42 billion to fight the virus
March 16 Trump creates Coronavirus Federal Task Force and starts Daily briefings. He asks every state to set up emergency operations centers and to activate an emergency preparedness plan.
March 17 France imposes lock down; Trump invokes Defense Production Act for first time in this crisis. Provisions of Act: 1: Copanies are required to accept and prioritize contracts from the government and to prioritize materials, services and facilities to promote national defense or to maximize domestic energy supplies. this part will be used to increase production of medical supplies 2: provides financial measures, such as loans, loan guarantees, purchases and purchase commitments to speed up the production of materials needed to support national defense and homeland security procurement requirements. 3: Addresses voluntary agreements, is an association of private interests, approved by the government to plan and coordinate actions in support of the national defense.
March 18 The Federal Reserve established the Money Market Fund Facility to provide liquidity for the financial system.HUD announced along with the f\Federal Housing Finance Agency and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac a 60 moratorium for single family homeowners for foreclosures and evictions.
March 19 the state department issued and advisory against international travel. Trump announced that hydroxychloroquine was showing promise in the treatment of covid-19
March 20 the US and Mexico agreed to close borders for everything but essential traffic
March 23 Great Britain imposes lock down. AG Barr announced the formation of a National Task Force to help prevent hoarding and price gouging.
March 24 India Imposes lock down; Tokyo Olympics are postponed; 400 ventilators being sent to NYC: Tesla, Ford and General Motors retooling plants for emergency ventilator production. Starting the production of temporary hospitals in NYC and other hot spots by Army Corps of Engineers
March 25 Governor Cuomo signed a directive that required nursing homes to take on new patients infected with Covid-19. The order stated that nursing homes are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for Covid-19 prior to admission or readmission.
March 27 WHO cuts off Taiwan interview because they are not a member of WHO: Trump signs 2 Trillion dollar stimulus Bill (Coranavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act-CARES)
March 28 Hope medical ship on way to NYC and sister ship Comfort on way to California
March 29 2,900 bed Javits center completed in NYC, Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania directed NH to take recovering positive covid patients
March 30 Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC issue Stay-At-Home orders, the majority of the other states follow suit, approximately 265 million Americans are affected.
April 2 Paycheck Protection Program was announced, would take affect the next day
April 3 CDC recommends use of face masks
April 5 Trump announced that they had stockpiled 29 million doses of hydroxychloroquine
April 6 Governor Phil Murphy in New Jersey directed NH to take recovering positive covid patients
April 9 federal reserve announced new lending program for businesses
April 10 Trump reported that he would convene a bipartisan council of business and medical leaders called “opening Our Country Council” to advise the adm on reopening the economy.
April 15 Protests erupt over pro-longed stay-at-home orders. Governor Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan directed NH to take recovering positive covid patients
April 16 Trump gives 3-phase plan to reopen the economy, guidelines established by Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx and the rest of the task force based on the Science.
April 21 FDA approves home testing for Coronavirus
April 24 Governor Gavin Newsom in California directed NH to take recovering positive covid patients
April 26 CDC adds 6 more symptoms to the previous list of known Coronavirus symptoms
April 30 Federal Social Distancing guidelines expire, The enforcement of guidelines to be determined and enforced by state and local governments.
May 1st Scientists determine that Coronavirus not man made and not modified.
May 15 Trump rolls out Operation Warp Speed for the creation of a vaccine. This pumps billions of dollars into the creation of a vaccine, multiple private companies are involved. Task force created separate from coronavirus task force.
Some of the media responses to the Cornavirus:
+”Why we should be skeptical of the Chinese cornavirus Quaratine.” Washington Post, January 24, 2020
+ “Don’t worry about the cornavirus. Worry about the flu.” BuzzFeed, January 29, 2020
+”Is this going to be a deadly pandemic/ No.” Vox, January 29,2020
+”Get a gripe, America. The flu is a much bigger threat than coronavirus, for now.” Washington Post, February 1, 2020
+”Who Ays, It’s Not Safe to Travel to China?” New York Time, February 7, 2020
+”Coronaovirus, with zero American fatalioties, is dominating headlines, while the flu is the real threat.” Daily Beast, February 7, 2020
+”Coronavirus is not going to cause a major issue in the United States.” Dr. David Agus, CBS This Morning Saturday, February 8, 2020
+”The risk is low. The risk, however, for the flu is through the roof.” Dr. Jennifer Caudle, CNN Newsroom, February 15, 2020
+”So if your’e freaked out at all about the cornavirus, you should be more concerned about the flu.” Anderson Cooper, CNN, March 4, 2020.
Resource for Media postings: “Live Free or Die,” By Sean Hannity
Dr. Fauci Postings