Sunday, March 15, 2020

Question: How does Republican @realDonaldTrump declare a national emergency and then the GOP controlled Senate goes home?

CDC’s latest guidance: **no events with 50 people or more** for next 8 weeks.

Dr. Anthony Fauci says there are 12,700 ventilators in the 'stockpile': "If you don't have enough ventilators, it's obvious people who need it will not be able to get it. That's when you're going to have to make some very tough decisions."

A Complete List of Trump’s Attempts to Play Down Coronavirus He could have taken action. He didn’t.

This is a great idea. All businesses and gov agencies that serve the public should brainstorm to find new ways to serve those who are vulnerable and proactively implement “social distancing” practices for ALL CUSTOMERS

BREAKING: U.S. stock futures hit limit-down band

current scene at JFK airport. People in line being told to not to take pictures. No photo credit necessary...please share.

The most frustrating part of this briefing is the realization that only NOW are they getting serious about testing. We’ve been lied to for weeks. @realDonaldTrump . Hopefully they now realize their folly

Any US Army battalion commander could better organize the Federal response to the Coronavirus than the Trump administration and this gang. Seriously.

Step out of line social distancing works.

A global pandemic isn't an excuse for you to pardon your criminal friends @realDonaldTrump. The American people are watching you more closely than ever. Don't try it.

Doctors, Trump is very busy right now RT'ing Judicial Watch over Hillary's emails and contemplating pardoning Michael Flynn. These things are VERY IMPORTANT I'm sure he'll get to the mask/gown stuff later

Trump says he’s ‘strongly considering’ pardoning Michael Flynn

This is agitprop, not just misinformation. Republicans don’t care much about “the working people” when they’re depressing wages and busting unions. Sooner things are “normal,” the better it is for Trump. @DevinNunes is covering the president’s ass. Period.

Watch this. It shows why we should all do the right thing and stay home to the fullest extent possible. All of us can help slow the spread of the virus, protecting the elderly, the vulnerable, and each other.- Barack Obama

For anyone who wondered, "When will Trump stop lying?" the answer is "Long after we're all dead."

Trump closed his briefing by telling Americans: “it’s a very contagious virus.. something we have tremendous control of.”

Americans are worried about things. POTUS comes out to talk about 1- the FED 2- product placement 3- IT ALL WILL PASS Nope. Turn him off. Put the governors on instead.

BREAKING: Despite a positive COVID-19 test from a passenger who had disembarked days earlier, thousands of people were allowed to leave a cruise ship in Miami Sunday without undergoing medical screening

If you’re a Governor or Mayor, don’t wait for Trump. Start shutting down events and venues. Roll out the Guard if you have to. The Feds aren’t going to save you or your people. You’re not going to stop the economic crash, but you might save your people.

Coronavirus partisan divide

This is depraved. The German government confirms that Trump apparently tried to bribe German scientists into giving him exclusive rights to the Covid-19 vaccine they were working on developing. He wanted it “for the US only.” How many new lows will he set for the United States?

New York City comptroller calls for city shutdown -- says only essential services should remain open, all schools, bars, restaurants, movie theaters, etc should close.

Dr. Anthony Fauci says it can’t be “business as usual” amid coronavirus threat and you need to "chill down" social interactions. “We gotta make sure that the vulnerable ones are the ones we protect — the elderly and those with underlying conditions.”

Our democracy is strongest when every voice is heard — we can’t let this pandemic keep people from the ballot box. That’s why @RonWyden and I are introducing the Natural Disaster & Emergency Ballot Act of 2020 -- to ensure all Americans can safely vote in the election.

Putin isn't as immune to the oil crash as he's letting on

BREAKING: Benny Gantz secures recommendations from 61 members of Knesset and will get the mandate to form a new government

“If you’re healthy, you and your family, it’s a great time to go out and go to a local restaurant, likely you can get in easy. Let’s not hurt the working people in this country...go to your local pub”

Mitch McConnell has abandoned us. And there’s really only one good reason why McConnell would drag his feet on passing the coronavirus package, because Trump asked him to or because Republicans in the Senate don’t want to pass it. Either way, what a betrayal

"Several weeks to s--few months," Fauci on ABC when asked when life will get back to normal and how long this lasts. "With China, they went to their peak and they're coming down right now." In US, depends on "the kind of controls that we've been talking about" for containment.

Anthony Fauci called for a "dramatic diminution" in personal interactions at bars and restaurants.

Oh good, Grandpa is back to tweeting about HRC/Benghazi conspiracy theories. The REAL threat America faces at this moment

When @GovPritzker tweeted critically at the White House last night about the O'Hare mess and demanded federal action, "Here’s what I got," Pritzker told Chuck Todd. "I got a call at 11 last night from a White House staffer who yelled at me about the tweet. That’s what I got."

Hey remember this lie

BREAKING: @NYGovCuomo calls for @realDonaldTrump to mobilize the @USArmy Corps of Engineers to retrofit and equip existing facilities to build temporary hospitals. “Doing so still won’t provide enough ICU beds, but it is our best hope.”

Live on campus. Staff work remote. Skeleton crews for essential maintenance operations. Project seriousness. Shelter in place. Take ownership. Be leaders. That so many flew home this weekend will be something we talk about in the future.

Donald Trump's Willful Failure To Protect American people.”

“The ACLU's national and New York arms filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the DHS and 3 of its agencies to expose law enforcement's secretive use of facial recognition surveillance technology.”

Why did the Trump administration reject the WHO coronavirus test? The inexplicable delay (over 2 months) will directly contribute the loss of many American lives. Does Donald Trump or anyone in his orbit have a stake, whether direct or indirect, in Roche?

It's time for parents to carefully consider the types of activities they do with their children and how they allow play with other kids, experts say, without alarming their children in the process

A newborn baby in London has become the youngest person in the world to test positive for coronavirus

Perhaps you’re wondering: which are the big companies where workers can’t take paid sick leave? Well, we made a list for you!

"I would like to see a dramatic diminution of the personal interaction we see in restaurants and in bars," Dr. Fauci says about the coronavirus. Young people are not immune: "There are going to be people who are young who are going to wind up getting seriously ill"

We have activated @Mass_211 to support residents throughout the ongoing response to COVID-19. Massachusetts residents can call 211 at any time for real-time COVID-19 information, resources and referrals in multiple languages.

This ad is property of anyone who wants to share it #responsibility

Biden leads Sanders by 2-to-1 margin among Democratic primary voters in new poll

What we really need is a “National Day of Doin’ Something About it.”

No, Covid-19 wasn't preventable, but it was predictable. And the White House office tasked with anticipating it and organizing a national response was shuttered by Trump and Bolton in 2018. If you fail to plan, you're planning to fail

Lawmakers were told Thursday 11,000 people have been tested. Since then, “several thousand” more have been tested, Fauci said. “We would have liked it to have been a little more different than it was,” he said on @CNNSotu, adding it‘ll be “days” as US “revs” up of availability


Facui says on Fox that he's trying to figure out what people (Trump) are talking about when they say that rules of previous administrations are slowing virus testing.

Trump's family business faces a rapidly deteriorating commercial outlook as it became caught up in the wave of cancellations across the tourism industry as a result of the coronavirus.

America Is Acting Like a Failed State

Dr. Fauci would prefer a 14-day national shutdown of some sort to slow down coronavirus, and has made this point of view known in admin, he says on "Meet the Press." "I think we should really be overly aggressive and get criticized for over-reacting," Fauci told @chucktodd.

Devin, stop yourself. Like seriously, dude: Stop. Yourself.

This is the leadership we need! School districts all over America making sure breakfast/lunch are available even while closed....But is just a start— @SenateGOP @senatemajldr need to get back to work & pass House bill ASAP to make sure these food programs can continue!

NEW: Beaches in South Beach to close early under coronavirus order aimed at spring breakers

Britain is requesting that factories switch their production lines to make ventilators Live coronavirus updates:

"(O)ne element of the situation cannot be denied: The president himself did not want the disease talked of too widely, did not want knowledge of it to spread, and, above all, did not want the numbers of those infected to appear too high." Read this now:

While announcing that over a third of polling locations in Maricopa County, AZ will be closed, the Election Day Director says "I'm sorry, I can't do this." and walks off the podium

So Trump misled the nation when he gave the umpresssion a nationwide testing program using a Google-designed website and available to all would be up and running starting tonight. He lied.

Anthony Fauci on @CNNSotu : “people sometimes think that you’re overreacting. I like it when people think that I’m overreacting because that means that we’re doing it just right.” Amen, brother.

Fox News is poisoning America. Rupert Murdoch and his heirs should be shunned.

Five former NYC tax assessors and one former staffer from the Trump org say the president’s company paid bribes via middlemen to lower its property tax bills in the '80-'90s. Trump Org denies it or its principals were involved in any wrongdoing.

Less than two months ago. Worth watching.

Still no answer to this question: Who paid off Brett Kavanaugh’s $92,000 country club fees plus his $200,000 credit card debt plus his $1.2 million mortgage, and purchased themselves a SCOTUS seat?

“Senate Democrats have called on the EU to introduce fresh sanctions against Yevgeny Prighozin, the man believed to behind many Russian troll operations...”

Yesterday, Trump continued to focus on the stock market and how "honored" he was by Friday's gain. Meanwhile, people around the country are losing their jobs, with the greatest impact falling on low-wage, hourly workers

Senator @JohnCornyn you are disgrace to the great state of Texas....people are dying, people are scare, they don’t need bad jokes, but smart policy, an empathy, and reassuring them that they will be tested, that wil not be evicted from their homes.....

And please have the WH explain why the signatures on both documents are precisely the same.

Never let @FoxNews off the hook for dumbing down people until the last minute on this.

You might not see it, but it sees you. Here's how facial recognition technology went from bad TV to Big Brother.

Your Rugged American Individualism Is Making You Dangerous

This is currently the waiting line for U.S. customs at DFW Airport, as international travelers are having to deal with a long wait as they re-enter the country.

Former Judge Resigns From the Supreme Court Bar In a letter to Chief Justice John Roberts, he detailed why he’s lost faith in the court.

The main banner at the march references Putin's "reset" term limits: "You can't reset the environment!" "This is our city!"

Trouble in paradise?

It’s difficult to comprehend how ill-prepared this admin was & is for this crisis. Even w/ everything that has already been reported, this article is mind blowing. As brilliant & esteemed as Drs. Fauci & Blix are, this can’t & shouldn’t all rest on them.

Rupert Murdoch has a lot to answer for.

The U.S. military is withholding more than $100 million from its leading chemical and biological research facilities—including a world-famous infectious diseases lab

National Enquirer! If you have to tell health lies, please return to lying about my parents’ health. Maybe recycle some of your/The Globe’s greatest hits: Hillary’s Two Secret Strokes; Hillary 6 Months To Live; Parkinson’s Killing Bill. And, shame on every store carrying

Sick of the birthday song yet? Here's something new to sing while you wash your damn hands.

This is the kind of shit that makes people *HATE* @berniesanders. He will not be the nominee. All of this is just destruction and will help Trump. Bernie Bros warn of 'massive exodus' if Democrats nominate Joe Biden

Last Sunday, the surgeon general didn’t take issue with Kellyanne Conway saying the virus had been “contained,” telling @jaketapper that “the messaging is hard” because it’s a novel virus and that “some parts of the country have contained it.” 49 states have now reported cases

This crisis requires a national response. Not just from our elected leaders, or public health officials—but from all of us. We must follow the guidance of the @CDCgov and health officials and take appropriate precautions to protect ourselves and, critically, to protect others. — Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330)

Former beauty queen and someone running for her local school board *smh* Now I want to know who she is running against

Here's what doctors in Wuhan who are treating Covid-19 patients told us about the coronavirus

You know who played an awfully big role in our government and our people not being prepared? Fox News.

THREAD: Talked to a Source at BARDA (Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority), which is under HHS, that develops medical countermeasures in responses to threats such as infectious diseases, such as Ebola, Zika and #coronavirus.

Given the aging and ailing population, the overcrowding, and the unsanitary conditions, both incarcerated people and everyone who works in prisons and jails are even more susceptible to contracting & spreading the #coroanvirus


Alert to the Administration here. This is a federal government-created disaster that requires immediate federal government response and mitigation. Americans' lives are at stake tonight -- this is not a drill

The federal government needs to get its s@#t together. NOW. — Governor JB Pritzker

From a friend in Spain: “So, there was a call on social media today in Spain to go out to balconies and windows at 22:00 to give a huge ovation to thank and support hospital workers. It’s 22:05 and I can hear the roar from the other side of the closed double glass windows.”

The House passed legislation to respond to the health and economic crisis. This is just a first step. I represent thousands in the entertainment industry who have lost their jobs, but may not qualify for unemployment insurance. More will be needed for Americans, everywhere.

What’s happening tonight with international arrivals at many U.S. airports is a microcosm of the Trump administration’s response to #coronavirus: It simply doesn’t seem to have occurred to anyone that this late-breaking travel ban would create a huge surge of returning travelers.

“This attack comes from a country that the US has shown deference to, and while Riyadh doesn't have to be viewed as an enemy, they shouldn't be seen as an ally”

The coronavirus is highlighting in the starkest possible way long-standing problems in the US. This includes governance. In no other peer country are leaders so blatantly disregarding medical advice. In the US, it has become a point of GOP pride to reject expertise.

It's clear that a huge chunk of the country isn't taking this seriously. We need an Italy-like ban on all non-essential locations.

I think Fox News should be shut down in NY for being a public health menace in a pandemic spewing black-Propaganda. Lock its doors.

Dishonest and Imcompetent. These are the qualities that kill in an emergency like this and kill they will. Weeks of dawdling, conspiracy theorizing and polemic insanity have left America vulnerable. We are watching a failure of Presidential leadership that is epic and historic

Chinese executive who called Xi a 'clown' over coronavirus response 'is missing'

“Fox Business anchor Trish Regan, whose on-air dismissal of coronavirus as “another attempt to impeach the president” left her cable network facing a firestorm of criticism this week, has been removed from her prime-time slot”

OCD and anxiety disorder treatment can be complicated by coronavirus fears

Patients with high blood pressure appear to be at a greater risk of dying from the coronavirus, said a top Chinese doctor

Syria's conflict has now entered its 10th year. Given the fast-moving #coronavirus news cycle of late it's difficult to keep up with the world's brutal conflicts. For some, Syria has fallen off the radar, but it's still creating new tragedies

JUST IN: #Kentucky @GovAndyBeshear says a Nelson Co. resident who tested positive for #coronavirus has refused to self-quarantine and that he is taking steps to force that person to stay home. #KYGov

Biggest reason people are still gathering and partying and spreading the virus is because most American leaders haven’t had the guts to tell them the truth about the severity of the situation.

Hi. If you're a federal government official nominally in charge of any part of our nation's response to this crisis, you are needed here. This is a catastrophe. It requires intervention.

How to Protect Yourself From Coronavirus When Grocery Shopping

Mike Pence opens up today's press conference with the words "We continue to implement the President's vision." Those are seven scary ass words considering this Administration.

Drives me nuts that people are talking about karma and such. She’s a human being. We should wish no ill harm to her or anyone else. Stop. It. Let us use these moments to reflect on who we should be. Please.

Jerome Adams, accidental Surgeon General, has no business telling the press how to do their job. He's only in his position because of Mike Pence. For him to lecture the media on responsibility is absurd, especially, as he fronts for an inept administration that continually lies.

Trump is at his golf resort in Virginia tonight.

Note that he has tested positive despite not showing symptoms. Consider that as you decide that you feel fine and can therefore go out to hang with large crowds tonight.

This really ill-timed quote is a solid reminder that 95% of America can’t get tested right now.

All those people stuck in those horrific lines in airport customs right now surely being exposed to and sharing Covid 19 with each other have one 34 year old Newlywed from Santa Monica to thank for the experience. If you ever get to meet him you should thank him anyway u see fit.

This is Jared’s company. Oscar Launches First Testing Center Locator for COVID-19

How about a hiatus for Sean Hannity?

"For the first time ever, Team Trump, so adept at lying, is confused about which lie to tell,"

The former director of the CDC is calling for an investigation into coronavirus testing failures: 'Something went wrong'

I don’t ever ask for retweets, but PLEASE read this and RT. This is why social distancing works to #FlattenTheCurve If we can convince people to stay home, we can save potentially hundreds of thousands of lives.

While Italy is on quarantine, the Italian Air Force flies a single jet, representing the virus, to meet other jets that stream the colors of the Italian flag while Pavoratti's Nessun Dorma that has the lyrics "we shall overcome" plays. Breathtaking.

During Italy's quarantine, Italian tenor Maurizio Marchini wanted to do something to spread joy amid all the sadness in Florence. So climbed on to his balcony and serenaded the entire town. Wow.

Hoboken is closing all restaurants and bars, and implementing a citywide curfew.