We had a carefully detailed, thought-out Pandemic Response plan at the federal level. We had CDC people in China. Trump took all those away.

Well, the counter-arguments to that are:

  1. I haven’t read it, so I don’t know how detailed and thought out it was. But nobody would have expected Trump to use it if Dr. Fauci was telling him it was no big deal all the way into February, which he was.
  2. China still has to explain their cover-up on this. It’s a pretty fair bet that the CDC people in Wuhan would have been locked in their hotel rooms.

So, again, yes, better to have a plan, better to have more experts than less. But I don’t see statistically significant changes in mortality. We don’t have to agree.

As it stands right now we have 25% of the world’s deaths with 4% of the world’s population.

Yes, and 50% of OUR deaths are within the range of the NYC mass transit system. Which is a datapoint which needs to be discussed, and as of yet, hasn’t been. 12% of the entire world’s deaths were with range of that single train system.

We have every other country on earth as proof of our utter failure.

Well, that’s not exactly true, now, is it?

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