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US's Failure to Contain the COVID-19 Outbreak

1. First of all, COVID-19 is NEVER a common flu.
Despite the lie Mr. Trump has just told to his people, COVID-19 is a disease far more dangerous than the ordinary flu. So we cannot lie to our people now! The sooner we know it's more deadly than the flu, the better we can prepare for it.

2. COVID-19 leads to surprisely expensive medical bills for ordinary families.
This makes the poor even poorer in the aftermath of this deadly outbreak in the US. Trump and his health insurance policy don't seem capable of coping with this. If the disease gets more severe, the ASEAN including PH will suffer from economic downturn. As far as I know, CN Government shoulders all the expenses incurred by COVID-19 to its citizens. Good for them!

3. U.S. hospitals aren’t protecting people from COVID-19.
The National Nurses United union pointed to UC Davis Medical Center where dozens of Northern California registered nurses and health care workers were told to go home, isolate themselves and monitor their symptoms after being exposed to a patient who was diagnosed with COVID-19 after a week in the facility. “Nurses are fighting tooth and nail with their employers to talk about the risk of exposure for any number of diseases, whether it be airborne, whether it be blood-borne,” said Stephanie Roberson, a lobbyist representing California’s registered nurses. “These types of exposures exist, and right now at one of our facilities, UCD, 36 of our nurses, 88 other health care workers have now been sent home because they have been exposed to the patient that has tested positive for coronavirus, so this is extremely alarming.”

4. Mr. Trump is simply unfit for crisis management.
Now all Trump does is merely for his re-election attempts. He even challenged a recommendation by his own administration team for people to stay home when feeling sick, saying that “hundreds of thousands of people that get better, just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work, some of them go to work, but they get better.” This is, of course, not the way to manage crises!

So, what lessons do we learn from US's Failure to Contain the COVID-19 Outbreak?
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  • masayang_pinoymasayang_pinoy PEx Rookie ⭐
    The U.S. death toll rose to 

    Reported cases, reported deaths, and recovered cases (as of March 9, 10:32am Eastern):

    Washington state:

    • 128 cases
    • 19 deaths
    • 1 out of 128 recovered

    California:

    • 102 cases
    • 1 death
    • 2 out of 102 recovered

    New York:

    • 103 cases

    Massachusetts:

    • 23 cases
    • 1 out of 23 recovered

    Grand Princess cruise ship:

    • 21 cases

    Florida:

    • 14 cases
    • 2 deaths

    Oregon:

    • 14 cases

    Texas:

    • 13 cases

    Georgia:

    • 9 cases

    Colorado

    • 8 cases

    Illinois:

    • 7 cases
    • 2 out of 7 recovered

    Maryland:

    • 6 cases

    Pennsylvania:

    • 6 cases

    New Hampshire:

    • 6 cases

    New Jersey:

    • 6 cases

    South Carolina:

    • 6 cases

    Arizona:

    • 5 cases
    • 1 out of 5 recovered

    Kentucky

    • 4 cases

    Rhode Island:

    • 3 cases

    Nebraska

    • 3 cases

    Iowa

    • 3 cases

    Indiana

    • 3 cases

    Tennessee

    • 3 cases

    District of Colombia

    • 2 cases

    Virginia

    • 2 cases

    Nevada

    • 2 cases

    North Carolina

    • 2 cases

    Connecticut:

    • 1 case

    Wisconsin:

    • 1 case
    • 1 out of 1 recovered

    Indiana

    • 1 case

    Utah

    • 1 case

    Oklahoma

    • 1 case

    Kansas

    • 1 case

    Missouri

    • 1 case

    Vermont

    • 1 case

    This data is based on reports from Johns Hopkins and the CDCThese numbers don’t include the 46 repatriated cases from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

  • masayang_pinoymasayang_pinoy PEx Rookie ⭐

    Reported cases, reported deaths, and recovered cases (as of March 9, 10:32am Eastern):

    Washington state:

    • 128 cases
    • 19 deaths
    • 1 out of 128 recovered

    California:

    • 102 cases
    • 1 death
    • 2 out of 102 recovered

    New York:

    • 103 cases

    Massachusetts:

    • 23 cases
    • 1 out of 23 recovered

    Grand Princess cruise ship:

    • 21 cases

    Florida:

    • 14 cases
    • 2 deaths

    Oregon:

    • 14 cases

    Texas:

    • 13 cases

    Georgia:

    • 9 cases

    Colorado

    • 8 cases

    Illinois:

    • 7 cases
    • 2 out of 7 recovered

    Maryland:

    • 6 cases

    Pennsylvania:

    • 6 cases

    New Hampshire:

    • 6 cases

    New Jersey:

    • 6 cases

    South Carolina:

    • 6 cases

    Arizona:

    • 5 cases
    • 1 out of 5 recovered

    Kentucky

    • 4 cases

    Rhode Island:

    • 3 cases

    Nebraska

    • 3 cases

    Iowa

    • 3 cases

    Indiana

    • 3 cases

    Tennessee

    • 3 cases

    District of Colombia

    • 2 cases

    Virginia

    • 2 cases

    Nevada

    • 2 cases

    North Carolina

    • 2 cases

    Connecticut:

    • 1 case

    Wisconsin:

    • 1 case
    • 1 out of 1 recovered

    Indiana

    • 1 case

    Utah

    • 1 case

    Oklahoma

    • 1 case

    Kansas

    • 1 case

    Missouri

    • 1 case

    Vermont

    • 1 case


    This data is based on reports from Johns Hopkins and the CDC. The numbers reported may vary depending on the source.

    These numbers don’t include the 46 repatriated cases from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

  • What we learn from Mr.Trump's failure is that WE HAVE TO TAKE COVID-19 SERIOUS.The U.S. is a bad example,maybe we should learn from other countries with successful and efficient measures that contain this horrible virus.IT'S TIME TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY! We can't just sit around wasting time and doing nothing. 
  • libren_anginlibren_angin PEx Rookie ⭐

     experts say Trump is wrong to compare coronavirus with flu


    So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 9, 2020

    it seems Trump is ignorant about COVID-19,and he doesn't care about people's deaths, cause he  has money and guardian to protect him from any harm.  however, I will pray for American people, feel sad they have to pay much money to test coronavirus. 



  • masayang_pinoymasayang_pinoy PEx Rookie ⭐
    What we learn from Mr.Trump's failure is that WE HAVE TO TAKE COVID-19 SERIOUS.The U.S. is a bad example,maybe we should learn from other countries with successful and efficient measures that contain this horrible virus.IT'S TIME TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY! We can't just sit around wasting time and doing nothing. 
    Right! US precautions are not as swift and effective as they should be. We can't go down the same old path now. With due respect, Trump doesn't seem to care about his people. How sad.
  • CruzzzYanoCruzzzYano PEx Rookie ⭐
    Just back from Tennessee, a neighbor there who got a cough can only stay at home without any help, because his can't afford the medical expense. Also read that a California nurse claimed CDC withheld COVID test after they fell ill caring for COVID-19 patient. Incapable politicians and officers like Trump don't care about their people. It's much safer in PH, even in China now.
  • masayang_pinoymasayang_pinoy PEx Rookie ⭐

     experts say Trump is wrong to compare coronavirus with flu


    So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 9, 2020

    it seems Trump is ignorant about COVID-19,and he doesn't care about people's deaths, cause he  has money and guardian to protect him from any harm.  however, I will pray for American people, feel sad they have to pay much money to test coronavirus. 



    On this note, it's Trump's fault that many Americans died from COVID-19. He told so many lies to Americans including this time. All Trump cares now is his reelection, not his people.
  • masayang_pinoymasayang_pinoy PEx Rookie ⭐
    Just back from Tennessee, a neighbor there who got a cough can only stay at home without any help, because his can't afford the medical expense. Also read that a California nurse claimed CDC withheld COVID test after they fell ill caring for COVID-19 patient. Incapable politicians and officers like Trump don't care about their people. It's much safer in PH, even in China now.
    You're right. And I can just imagine how sad those people are when they were told the bad news.
    US is not a safe place now. I heard that they are stocking guns and everything now, it's scary!! :smirk:
  • masayang_pinoymasayang_pinoy PEx Rookie ⭐

    President Trump Needs to Step Up on the Coronavirus

    Every American should want President Trump and his administration to handle the coronavirus epidemic effectively and successfully. Those who seem eager to see the president fail and to call every administration misstep a fiasco risk letting their partisanship blind them to the demands not only of civic responsibility but of basic decency.

    The failures of leadership at the top, however, show no sign of being corrected. In a serious public-health crisis, the public has the right to expect the government’s chief executive to lead in a number of crucial ways: by prioritizing the problem properly, by deferring to subject-matter experts when appropriate while making key decisions in informed and sensible ways, by providing honest and careful information to the country, by calming fears and setting expectations, and by addressing mistakes and setbacks.

    Trump so far hasn’t passed muster on any of these metrics. He resisted making the response to the epidemic a priority for as long as he could — refusing briefings, downplaying the problem, and wasting precious time. He has failed to properly empower his subordinates and refused to trust the information they provided him — often offering up unsubstantiated claims and figures from cable television instead. He has spoken about the crisis in crude political and personal terms. He has stood in the way of public understanding of the plausible course of the epidemic, trafficking instead in dismissive clichés. He has denied his administration’s missteps, making it more difficult to address them.

    This presidential behavior is all too familiar. It is how he has gotten through scandals and fiascos for more than three years in office. But those were all essentially political in nature, and most were self-created. The country has been lucky in the Trump era, largely avoiding the sorts of major, unforeseen crises that make the greatest demands of the modern presidency. That luck has now run out, and this demands a new level of seriousness from the president and those around him.  President Trump needs to rise to this challenge. 

  • black_candyblack_candy PEx Rookie ⭐
    I heard that even American nurses cannot get basic health protection, let alone civilians. Trump's blind self-confidence will be punished!!!
  • masayang_pinoymasayang_pinoy PEx Rookie ⭐
    I heard that even American nurses cannot get basic health protection, let alone civilians. Trump's blind self-confidence will be punished!!!
    Americans are busy stocking toilet paper and running for their lives. I think Trump really "makes America great again".

  • Herr_StarrHerr_Starr PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited March 11
    What's sad is this was all preventable. 

    China was dealing with Covid in December, most of Asia was grappling with it by January, and Europe was hit in February. It was relatively easy to see what worked, and more importantly, what didn't work. China, Taiwan and Singapore showed what a quick response was capable of doing in terms of dealing with the virus. 



    You can compare Italy's response to South Korea's...The US is following Italy's trajectory.

    It's like the US under Trump took those hard earned best practices and threw them under the rug. 

    Trump's litany of errors:

    1. Abolish the government office responsible for dealing with Viral Outbreaks.
    2. Turn down the World Health Organization's offer to provide testing kits.
    3. Use the Bully Pulpit of the Presidency to to tell people not to worry, it's just like the flu...What an irresponsible statement. 

    The US is past the point of containment and needs to move into the delay phase. We are already seeing how a poor response can cripple an entire country's healthcare infrastructure (Italy). That can happen in the US if the administration doesn't step up its response. 


  • TrollmasterTrollmaster PEx Rookie ⭐
    Too many stupid  Democrap Propagandists here in PEX. I hope Bernie Sanders kick the hell out of Sleepy Joe Biden!
  • TrollmasterTrollmaster PEx Rookie ⭐
    edited March 11
    Clown News Network CNN, WashingtoncomPost, ABC, and all Fake News media going overtime blaming Trump for the coronavirus!
  • TrollmasterTrollmaster PEx Rookie ⭐
    I hope demented Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton handshakes with coronavirus infected people so that it is game over for the Democraps!
  • masayang_pinoymasayang_pinoy PEx Rookie ⭐
    What's sad is this was all preventable. 

    China was dealing with Covid in December, most of Asia was grappling with it by January, and Europe was hit in February. It was relatively easy to see what worked, and more importantly, what didn't work. China, Taiwan and Singapore showed what a quick response was capable of doing in terms of dealing with the virus. 



    You can compare Italy's response to South Korea's...The US is following Italy's trajectory.

    It's like the US under Trump took those hard earned best practices and threw them under the rug. 

    Trump's litany of errors:

    1. Abolish the government office responsible for dealing with Viral Outbreaks.
    2. Turn down the World Health Organization's offer to provide testing kits.
    3. Use the Bully Pulpit of the Presidency to to tell people not to worry, it's just like the flu...What an irresponsible statement. 

    The US is past the point of containment and needs to move into the delay phase. We are already seeing how a poor response can cripple an entire country's healthcare infrastructure (Italy). That can happen in the US if the administration doesn't step up its response. 


    I agree that this was all preventable. Even with other countries setting good examples in the first place, Trump still wastes those hard earned best practices and puts his people in harm's way. The stupidity!


  • masayang_pinoymasayang_pinoy PEx Rookie ⭐
    Clown News Network CNN, WashingtoncomPost, ABC, and all Fake News media going overtime blaming Trump for the coronavirus!

    It's nothing about the bipartisanship. This is Trump's fault, and we can't deny that. He could have dealt with the problem much better than what he's doing now.
    OMG! If only Trump spends less time tweeting and more time caring for his people.


  • TrollmasterTrollmaster PEx Rookie ⭐
    edited March 11
    lol, demented Joe Biden saying to the worker if he wants to go outside to settle this matter!  Demented talaga!  :rofl:  :rofl:     
  • TrollmasterTrollmaster PEx Rookie ⭐
    edited March 11
    Wala talo na ang mga Democraps sa US Elections!  Si Manyakis Joe Biden kasi ang ginawang pambato!  
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