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    'TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL'

    'TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL' — a comic book about how Trump ignored science, planning, and his own team when the virus struck. And how 194,000 Americans paid the ultimate price.


    The United States has recorded nearly 200,000 deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands more Americans are dying week after week.

    Months of an uncontained coronavirus pandemic have left the US in far worse shape than other wealthy, developed countries.

    The US practically invented the playbook of how to confront pandemics. Presidents — both Republican and Democratic — worked to ensure that if a pandemic came, there would be an effective plan to respond. Yet while other countries used that playbook and succeeded in doing what was necessary to get the coronavirus under control, the Trump administration threw out the plan.

    What happened?

    To help Americans understand precisely what went wrong, Insider hired the comics creators Anthony Del Col and Josh Adams to depict the Trump administration's course of action that put America into this position.

    Below the comic, you'll find a comprehensive list of sources underpinning the factual events depicted in the story.

    Insider is proud to present "Totally Under Control."



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    How many people die of heart attacks every year? how many people die in car accidents every year? Why not blame all that on Trump?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Marva View Post
    How many people die of heart attacks every year? how many people die in car accidents every year? Why not blame all that on Trump?
    Oh, they'll get around to it.

    Trump's closure of travel from China, handing over control to state governors who should know their own particular needs, partnership with private industry to produce equipment and masks, and more was all condemned at the time and over and over by Democrats. It's all on video.

    Now, they are saying he didn't do "enough" when they were oh, so busy denouncing every move he did make to mitigate the problem. These same people did not use the aid he sent them nor did they exercise their authority to prevent uncontrolled protests/riots in their states and cities even as they shut down churches and schools.

    Only someone thoroughly indoctrinated by leftist ideology could seriously believe that Trump didn't respond quickly to this issue. It wasn't Trump shoving covid patients into the most vulnerable populations or refusing medical help to isolate and treat victims to prevent that very thing.

    The Democrats own this entire mess.
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    So the travel ban was not a "drastic" step.

    Hmmm......

    Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement after the Trump Administration announced it is adding Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Tanzania and Sudan to the travel ban that the President instituted three years ago:

    The Trump Administration’s expansion of its outrageous, un-American travel ban threatens our security, our values and the rule of law. The sweeping rule, barring more than 350 million individuals from predominantly African nations from traveling to the United States, is discrimination disguised as policy.

    https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/13120-2

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    Pelosi downplayed the pandemic.
    "What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer."

    link

    Time will tell.

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    Wasn't she part of the 'Hug a Third Generation Chinaman For America' team?

    Not following CDC recommendations. Not considering Americans of Asian descent 'real people'. Another twofer!
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    Y'know, when you let a comic book do your thinking for you, no actual thinking gets done.
    “I do not aim with my hand; he who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
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    "I do not shoot with my hand; he who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
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    "I do not kill with my gun; he who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father.
    I kill with my heart.”

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    I posted this once before Billy. Yeah, I know its not as compelling as a comic book but maybe you should read it.

    https://archive.is/gcggO

    The Obama-Biden Virus Response
    If H1N1 had proved as deadly as Covid-19, it could have killed nearly two million.

    Is it reasonable to blame a single politician for the spread of a highly infectious virus, especially in a free country with 50 states and 330 million people? Joe Biden is lucky that wasn’t the standard a decade ago.
    If the Democratic convention produced one theme it’s that Donald Trump is personally at fault for every coronavirus death. The message is that crazy, that blunt. Kamala Harris: “Donald Trump’s failure of leadership has cost lives.” Barack Obama: “Donald Trump hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t. And the consequences of that failure are severe: 170,000 Americans dead.”
    Democrats even claim Mr. Biden saved lives in 2014. Michelle Obama: “Our leaders had worked hand in hand with scientists to help prevent an Ebola outbreak from becoming a global pandemic.” Ms. Harris last week: “Remember that pandemic? Barack Obama and Joe Biden did their job. Only two people died in the United States.”
    Ebola is a terrifying disease, but outbreaks tend to happen only in very poor nations, and if caught early the virus is difficult to transmit outside hospitals. Anthony Fauci said in 2014 that a U.S. outbreak was “very, very, very unlikely.” Mr. Obama told Americans to chill out: “Ebola is actually a difficult disease to catch. It’s not transmitted through the air like the flu.”
    The Ebola example is designed to divert attention from a more relevant comparison: the H1N1 swine-flu outbreak of 2009-10. Democrats don’t like to talk about H1N1, because it didn’t go well. If it had been as deadly as Covid-19, the toll would have been catastrophic. The history is a powerful reminder that governments can’t stop a virus—although they can make epidemics worse.
    H1N1 began much like corona, with panicked stories in late April 2009 about a novel “hybrid” flu strain in Mexico that was popping up in the U.S. It was even more alarming, in that it especially affected children. Yet the new administration began with a muddled message. Mr. Obama encouraged calm, while Mr. Biden rambled a warning about staying off airplanes and public transport—prompting backlash. “Biden’s flu gaffe a headache for Obama,” read one headline.
    Within days, some 30 states had suspected cases, and by April 27 the U.S. had its first death, a 23-month-old child. Other countries started shutting facilities, telling citizens to stay home, quarantining visitors. The Obama administration still had no idea how deadly the disease was, though the World Health Organization called the outbreak a threat to “all humanity,” and health experts predicted hospitals would be overloaded.
    The administration nonetheless took a resigned approach to its spread. Mr. Obama didn’t close the Mexican border, saying that would “be akin to closing the barn doors after the horses are out.” His officials did declare a health emergency (Mr. Obama was golfing that day) and distributed the national stockpile (which they never replenished). The administration recommended schools “consider” closing if experiencing an outbreak, though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chief said this might not help with spread and warned about taking kids out of classrooms. No one considered a national lockdown, especially not an administration focused on a fragile economic recovery. Mr. Obama promised to “control” the “impact” of the virus—not the virus itself. He asked Congress for all of $1.5 billion.
    Authorities grew more optimistic as H1N1 turned out to be less deadly than, but they still faced the risk of an uglier strain in the fall. Team Obama promised 100 million doses of vaccine by mid-October. (A flu vaccine is easier to produce than a coronavirus vaccine). But government setbacks in production, manufacturing and dosing protocols resulted in only 11 million doses, prompting national outrage. By that point, the CDC estimated 22 million Americans had been infected, 36,000 children hospitalized, and 540 kids had died.
    Before Covid-19, Democrats were willing to admit they’d dodged a bullet. Former Biden chief of staff Ron Klain said at Texas A&M in 2019: “We did every possible thing wrong. Sixty million Americans got H1N1 in that period of time, and it is just purely a fortuity that this isn’t one of the great mass-casualty events in American history. [It] had nothing to do with us doing anything right; just had to do with luck. If anyone thinks that can’t happen again, they don’t have to go back to 1918. Just go back to 2009, 2010. Imagine a virus with a different lethality, and you can just do the math.”
    Yes, let’s do the math. The U.S. has some five million reported cases of coronavirus and 170,000 deaths. A virus with the spread of H1N1 and fatality rate of Covid-19 could produce a death toll approaching two million. The Trump administration response has been flawed—in particular its initial testing delays. But let’s acknowledge (as Democrats once did) that there is only so much government can do to “control” a germ. As for distributing equipment, providing antivirals and developing a vaccine, the current response has so far met or exceeded 2009-10. Mr. Biden is free to argue he’s a better man for the White House; he shouldn’t get to rewrite history, or virology.
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    Biden and those governors had years to restock emergency supplies but failed to do it. The CDC test kits didn't work at first and a lot of the tests still aren't working correctly. Thanks to TDS, a protocol that is being used successfully around the world (and even in crowded slums) is not considered a standard early treatment in the U.S. A treatment that should be available over the counter.

    It's unlikely we will ever be completely rid of this disease in any of our lifetimes but the more locked down we get, the higher the suicide rates for kids and Elders go not to mention the economic effects.

    No, this isn't Trump's fault. It's the fault of bureaucrats, nest-feathering medical billers, grasping state politicians, and the media.

    We had an amazing economy, no new wars, were pulling out of the old ones, minority businesses were booming, and nearly full employment. Nice little country you have here, be a shame if anything happened to it, right Democrats?
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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