Coronavirus timeline by Mike Mann 4/16/20
Jan 3 2020 South China Morning Post “China pneumonia outbreak raises spectre of Sars as number infected jumps to 44”
Jan 4 South China Morning Post “An unknown strain of pneumonia has been making people ill in Wuhan, China. Many of the patients worked at a market that traded in live animals.“ Where is Dr. Fauci?
Jan 12 Alex Azar tells Trump it’s a coming emergency (This was the first chance to be serious, but was missed ultimately, by accident, trying to save the economy, rose colored glasses, not a doctor just plays one on tv, listened to WHO, who was wrong) (Azar was merely ignored but his contemporary in Communist China was jailed and died, similarly attempting to sound an alarm and buy us time.) Communism is definitely the cause of the entire crisis.
Jan 14 The World Health Organization (WHO) “cited Chinese health officials who claimed there had been no human transmissions of the novel coronavirus within the country”. Commies. Liars. Killing hundreds of thousands of additional people as a result.
Jan 21 Dr. Fauci said “not a major threat to people of the US” HUGE ERROR from top doctor and therefore Trump admin. (how could you believe that at all, especially from China, how come you can’t verify before it’s too late)…….
Jan 22 Davos. Was Trump worried? “No. Not at all. We have it totally under control… It’s one person coming in from China… It’s going to be fine.”
Jan 23 Fauci said “no chance shutting down US”
Jan 24 MSNBC “first mention of the novel virus on Morning Joe was in an interview with the show’s medical contributor who said Americans should be much more worried about the seasonal flu.”
Jan 27, “Joe Grogan, the head of the White House Domestic Policy Council, warned insiders it could cost Trump his re-election.”
“economic adviser Peter Navarro warned White House that COVID-19 could take more than half a million American lives and cause nearly $6 trillion in economic damage.”
At this point there is an argument that Trump and admin elevated estimated numbers, that others had also done, so they could claim a greater victory when the totals come out lower.
Jan 29 Ny Times “Beware the Pandemic Panic. So far, the Wuhan coronavirus is not much more frightening than the outbreaks of other recent coronaviruses”
Jan 30 “Azar warned Trump that the virus could become a pandemic and that China should be criticized for its lack of transparency, Trump dismissed Azar as alarmist and rejected the idea of criticizing China.”
Jan 31 Trump closed off flights to China. Great move. Ahead of the others and newscasters despite weeks of mistakes. But a day late and a dollar short. Too little, too late.
This is the moment where all warring sides had to collectively take severe measures, like now, but missed it. But the idiot parade started, taking their eye off the important stuff like usual.
Jan 31 Biden said that Trump had a “record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering.”
CNN ran a story warning that “the US coronavirus travel ban could backfire” and have the effect of “stigmatizing countries and ethnicities.”
“The Chinese Communist Party’s official mouthpiece, the People’s Daily, called the ban “racist.”
“WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned it would increase “fear and stigma, with little public health benefit.”
Jan. 30, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global health emergency.
Feb 1 Washington Post “Get a grippe, America. The flu is a much bigger threat than the coronavirus, for now,”
CNN “Relax! Coronavirus is less dangerous than the flu, says epidemic expert”
Feb 5 “Senators urged the administration in a briefing to take the virus more seriously and asked if additional funds were necessary. The administration made no requests at the time for emergency funding.” Rep. Chris Murphy “Just left the Administration briefing on Coronavirus. Bottom line: they aren’t taking this seriously enough. Local health systems need supplies, training, screening staff etc. And they need it now.”
Feb 7 Scarborough MSNBC “Dr. Vanessa Kerry of non-profit Seed Global Health, who warned that the U.S. was not prepared for a pandemic and that the country should worry about its trading supply-chain from China.”
Feb 8 “New York Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot tweeted a message for people to go about their lives, and not change any plans due to misinformation spreading about coronavirus.”
Feb 14 “Health officials and NSC recommended the targeted use of quarantine and isolation measures. Officials planned to present Trump with the memo when he returned from India on Feb. 25, but the meeting was canceled.” Why?
Feb 17 Dr. Fauci “Miniscule risk”
Feb 21 “White House coronavirus task force conducted a mock exercise of the pandemic. The group concluded that the U.S. would need to implement aggressive social distancing, even if it caused mass disruption”
Feb 23 “Navarro doubled down on his warnings in another memo, this time addressed to the president, stating that up to 2 million Americans could die of the virus.”
Feb 24- “Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi toured San Francisco’s Chinatown Monday to send a message. She said there’s no reason tourists or locals should be staying… … “Come because precautions have been taken. … Factory to lunch at a dim sum restaurant, she hugged friends and waved to onlookers.”
Feb 25 CDC finally says a big deal is coming, may miss work and stay home, scary times ahead – but still took Trump took 3 weeks later to get in to it, despite his own departments claims.
Nancy Messonnier “we need to be preparing for significant disruption in our lives. ….fully anticipate seeing community spread of the virus within U.S. borders. It’s not so much a question of if this will happen anymore, she said, but rather more a question of exactly when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illness.”
“Trump reportedly called Azar fuming that Messonnier had scared people unnecessarily and caused the stock market to plummet”
Trump to public “I don’t think it’s inevitable”
Here is where things really fell apart because Trump’s government figured it out finally but he was still in denial with his inner circle and failed to take decisive actions. Even though the Democrats and press had no idea what was going on, it was Trump’s baby not theirs. Can’t take credit without taking blame.
Feb 26 Trump says “15 cases, soon down to 0” “rapidly developing a vaccine” “will essentially have a flu shot for this in a fairly quick manner.”– same day Pence appointed to lead an effort
Larry Kudlow “We have contained this” and “It’s pretty close to airtight.”
“The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said a vaccine at best won’t be ready for “a year to a year-and-a-half” and won’t be available for the current epidemic.”
“After being asked about the CDC’s recommendation for schools and other institutions to dust off their preparedness plans, Trump again suggested that the case total was in decline.”
Feb 27 “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said to expect more cases and has warned that it is highly unlikely that the virus will not spread to some degree within the U.S. The first case of community spread may have already occurred.” Anne Schuchat, the CDC’s principal deputy director “we do expect more cases, and this is a good time to prepare.”
Trump “Because of all we’ve done, the risk to the American people remains very low.”
Mike Bloomberg said “We don’t have the experts in place to deal with the coronavirus Trump “has left us very exposed.” “president doesn’t seem to believe in science””
Mulvaney said. “The media was too focused on impeachment at the time and did not report sufficiently on travel restrictions and other steps the administration had taken to mitigate the virus, which he stressed was not as bad as the flu or Ebola . He said, The reason you’re seeing so much attention to it today is that they think this is going to be the thing that brings down the president.“
Feb 28 Campaign rally in South Carolina, Trump said “this is their new hoax.” Them being the democrats. He never said the virus was a hoax, but the media and liberals wasted tons of energy pretending he did. His point was they were creating a hoax that Trump caused the virus to spread, whether true or not.
Feb 29 FDA lifted regulations on testing
Second coronavirus death reported in the United States and first case confirmed in New York
March 2 HHS secretary: “From day one this is what we predicted”
Mar 3 Jesse Waters on Fox News “the power of positive thinking” to beat coronavirus
“I’m not afraid of the coronavirus and no one else should be that afraid either.”
Mar 9 Another major mistake and split here, Trump trying to save the economy so Fauci tells one story on one show with Trump and a different story on the same day to another show when Trump’s not there.
Fauci says if you are healthy you can go on a cruise ship, but on the next show he said nobody should go on a cruise ship. (But they were still operating. Offering special deals. My friends were going not scared.)
Hannity on Fox said “it might be true that the deep state is using the pandemic to hurt the economy and push mandated medicines.” Oy veh.
March 16, I sold SocialDistance.com, as a “buy now” domain, by mistake 🙁
Mar 17 St Pat’s Day, My last appointment outside the house, cancelled all successive. So this is the first time the press convinced me enough. They should have convinced me prior. Everyone out partying still for holiday. Some in social distance mode. I just walk alone if I leave house.
Sanjay Gupta CNN “I still really get the impression people in many places aren’t taking this seriously”
Mar 24 Cuomo expresses frustration in US government while exaggerating the need for ventilators. More drama, poor focus.
Mar 25 Trump said his administration was helping Cuomo, and Cuomo “shouldn’t be talking about us, he’s supposed to be buying his own ventilators.” More fighting and bad info, politicization
Mar 26 LA Times “Trump brags about his China travel ban. Health experts say it’s had little effect “.
LA Times “experts” are wrong.
“Chris Beyer, a professor of epidemiology and international health at Johns Hopkins University, said Trump issued his travel ban too late.”
Dr. Fauci, said China ban “wasn’t enough to halt the tsunami of infections.”
Jeffrey Levi “To the degree that it bought us time, we did not take advantage of that time”
April 1 Joe Scarborough ‘Everybody Saw This Coming in Early January’ “The first mention on Morning Joe was Jan. 24th, when an expert said Americans should worry about the flu, not the Coronavirus”
April 4, desperation divergence paybacks and payoffs, not cash
“Trump tells Americans to take unproven malaria drug to prevent Covid-19” I can’t figure out who he is trying to payback or payoff here. Unlikely he is directly profiting. But don’t listen to him.
“President’s own public health advisers have warned against taking hydroxychloroquine”
Don Lemon CNN “Every single day Trump is berating people, lying. How much more — How many people have to die?”
April 12 Dr. Fauci said “more lives obviously could have been saved if the U.S. made earlier efforts to contain the virus.” “the federal government could have acted sooner to limit the spread of coronavirus.” “Lives could have been saved if social distancing, physical distancing, stay-at-home measures had started in the third week of February, instead of mid-March. There was a lot of pushback about shutting things down back then. No one is going to deny that more lives could have been saved if the Trump administration had implemented social distancing guidelines earlier on.”
Bingo, Trump lost a month being optimistic and trying to save the economy, nothing malicious. But that mistake allowed it to spread throughout the US much worse than it would have. He is no doctor but should have listened to doctors.
April 13 Beijing tightens grip over coronavirus research today……Evil communists that caused the entire thing and will keep doing so unless we stop them.
Major Dem liberal governors, who ostensibly don’t like Trump, admit he has done a great job on coronavirus
Trump retweets call to fire Fauci but then says he isn’t going to.
April 17th, I sold AntibodyTesting.com
In conclusion. There is plenty of blame to go around; the fog of politics, and idiots ill-prepared and worried about politics instead of science. However, the main issue is fundamental structural problems; namely allowing Communist dictator tyrants to exist; trusting them on time sensitive medical information without verifying. Allowing their cruel dangerous markets to exist.
Everything bad that has happened was all mistakes by all sides, except from Communist China which was purposeful– jailed doctors and reporters who wanted to warn us; lied, waited, had sickening markets; had historic starvation forcing people to eat rancid creatures; poor sick people; no regulations. Communism is the source of the problem for positive; ending it is the solution. Communism is evil; people do dangerous viral things; the governments jail reporters and scientists, and lie to the world. The world is too interconnected to allow this evil, since it puts everyone else at serious imminent risk, and ruined our economy already. Do we want to keep relearning the same lesson?
WHO is stupid and evil and in China’s back pocket, our resources were poorly used there.
Congress was wasting time on impeachment and endless BS, instead of very real viral issues.
US is stupid and believed China. Fauci, and therefore Trump, believed there was no human to human spread .
Wasting time calling Trump racist, looking for ways to tear him down, Ukraine, etc, fake news, lost their eye on the ball.
Biden hysterical and hypocritical, would have been much worse if he were president, of course Trump was hesitant and still is, since it’s confusing and he is just one person.
Obsessed with tearing down Trump wastes time, energy and money and misses all the critical things on this issue and in the world, harming America.
Always trapped in BS minutiae trying to trap Trump but missing the truth; and their candidate will always be worse, Biden, etc. would have left open flights from China…
Most of the press and congress who we depend on is obsessed with a protrump or antitrump narrative agenda; they miss the truth on this and whatever else important is happening in the world.