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Sunday, October 25, 2020

We are not prepared for a pandemic. Trump has rolled back progress President Obama and I made to strengthen global health security. We need leadership that builds public trust, focuses on real threats, and mobilizes the world to stop outbreaks before they reach our shores. t.co " Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 25, 2019

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1 year ago TODAY. Long before the alpha-numeric phrase "COVID-19" was uttered anywhere in the world.

#1 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-10-25 11:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

In October of last year, COVID-19 had yet to be discovered. Biden was referring to the systemic quashing of Obama-era pandemic preparedness efforts, part of the Trump team's obsessive dismantling of government and, in particular, any government action taken by President Barack Obama during his own eight-year tenure. A month before Biden's warning, the Trump administration had canceled a 2009-created pandemic early warning program that specifically included work on potential novel coronaviruses.

#2 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-10-25 11:32 PM | Reply

Here's Mr Biden's tweet...

twitter.com

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-26 01:35 AM | Reply

The headline links to it too :-)

#4 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-10-26 02:00 AM | Reply

Obama/Biden left a pandemic playbook which outlined the steps and processes needed to deal with and isolate an outbreak in the United States. Trump threw it out because the black guy.

The US had a pandemic response team on the ground in China to work with the Chinese in stopping an outbreak before it escaped China and give us a head start on controlling it. Trump cut funding (because tax cuts were more important) to the point where the director resigned because the office was ineffective.

While the virus spread in Europe Trump praised Xi's handling of the virus because he desperately needed a way out of the trade war he started to save face.

While the virus was coming in from Europe Trump focused on calling it a Democrat hoax while golfing and holding rallies.

When the virus was already here and spreading throughout California and NY, he restricted travel from China even though did little to stop people from coming in from China.

When the virus was raging in NYS and CA, Jared and him decided to kill the tracking and tracing program because "it was a blue state problem and they should suffer".

When the virus started to level out in May he ENCOURAGED A FULL REOPEN of the entire nation because he didn't want to provide adequate economic relief after the CARES Act gave money to businesses and the 1% who in did not use the funds to pay people. A lousy $1,200 per taxpayer was handed out while businesses got millions in tax credits and benefits that flowed to the 1%. Instead of providing adequate relief to the middle class he encouraged protests to demand full re-opens in willful negligent disregard to CDC guidelines.

He allowed the single easiest step in controlling the spread - mask wearing - to become a political issue instead of a public safety issue.

Now he is once again hosting super spreader events and actually telling people the virus is NO BIG DEAL because he and Baron got better with the best treatments that are not available to the public. There is a direct correlation to his hosting his super spreader events with a sharp increase in the infection rate in the weeks after.

He only cares about himself and his presidency. He doesn't give a ---- about anything else. Anyone that still supports this buffoon is a fool. Period.

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-10-28 10:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We are on the third surge of the virus and the rate is starting to go vertical.

Old people despite Orange -------- promise to protect them are getting hit much much harder than the young.

#6 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-10-28 10:57 AM | Reply

Yet biden does not tell us what he would have done differently. Always easy to be an 'arm chair quarterback' with hindsight BUT different when in the driver's seat dealing with an unprecedented [in modern time] pandemic which originated in China and has to countries throughout the world.

#7 | Posted by MSgt at 2020-10-28 02:38 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Biden does not tell us what he would have done differently."

You'd have to be an idiot to believe Biden would've thrown out the pandemic playbook he helped create. Or taken our scientists out of the Wuhan lab. Or disparaged the World Health Organization. Or sent PPE to China on the eve of the pandemic hitting our shores. Or dismantled the pandemic office. Or constantly "played it down", as Trump admitted to Woodward. Or made mask-wearing a f^^king political statement.

Are you an idiot?

#8 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-10-28 02:51 PM | Reply

"Yet biden does not tell us what he would have done differently."

Biden wouldn't have gotten COVID-19, for starters.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-28 02:55 PM | Reply

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