- Nancy Pelosi reacts by calling Trump’s China travel ban to be an “over-reacting”
The Associated Press reports on Trump’s restriction of travel from China, the reactions of a few Americans, the policies of other nations, and a few other points of comparison.
The United States on Friday declared a public health emergency and took drastic steps to significantly restrict entry into the country because of a new virus that hit China and has spread to other nations.
President Donald Trump has signed an order that will temporarily bar foreign nationals, other than immediate family of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, who have traveled in China within the last 14 days. The new restrictions, which take effect at 5 p.m. EST on Sunday, were announced by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, who is coordinating the U.S. response.
“It is likely that we will continue to see more cases in the United States in the coming days and weeks, including some limited person-to-person transmissions,” Azar said. “The American public can be assured the full weight of the U.S. government is working to safeguard the health and safety of the American people.”
Americans returning from China will be allowed into the country, but will face screening at select ports of entry and required to undertake 14 days of self-screening to ensure they don’t pose a health risk. Those returning from Hubei province, the center of the outbreak, will be subject to up to 14 days of mandatory quarantine.
Beginning Sunday, the U.S. will also begin funneling all flights to the U.S. from China to seven major airports where passengers can be screened for illness.
The virus has infected almost 10,000 people globally in just two months, a troublesome sign that prompted the World Health Organization to declare the outbreak a global emergency. The death toll stood at 213, including 43 new fatalities, all in China.
A public health emergency in the U.S. allows the government to tap additional resources to send to states, such as emergency funding and if necessary drugs or equipment from the national stockpile, and to suspend certain legal requirements.
(Read more at Associated Press)
As we can tell by the words of San Fran Nan and her Senate mouthpiece, Chuck, nothing can be allowed to escape politicization
If the President attempts to keep Americans healthy, Nancy politicizes it. As we see in the next article, if some Americans still get sick, Nancy politicizes it. If cows fart, well, you know.
- Pelosi: Trump Coronavirus initiative “meager, anemic”
The Washington Examiner quotes Nancy Pelosi in her assessment of Trump’s Coronavirus initiative as being “meager, anemic.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi knocked President Trump’s administration for what she described as a weak attempt at containing the coronavirus in the United States.
“[He] puts forth a proposal now that is meager, anemic, in terms of addressing [this],” she told reporters on Wednesday. “With Ebola, we did $5 billion. And now, they’re trying to take the Ebola money and spend it here.”
The California Democrat additionally called Trump’s response to the outbreak of the deadly illness “shameful.”
Having claimed the lives of more than 2,700 people around the world, the coronavirus has spread to six continents and several countries, including the U.S., where 59 people have tested positive for the virus.
Trump assured the public this week that his administration has the spread of the virus under control and has asked Congress for $2.5 billion in response to what the World Health Organization has called a global health crisis. He will hold a press conference Wednesday at 6 p.m. EST about the outbreak.
Pelosi balked at the president’s request to Congress, saying his concern comes too little, too late.
(Read more at the Washington Examiner)
As posted earlier at this site, Pelosi also withheld funding for Coronavirus research
As posted on my post Four stories on problems created by Democrats, San Fran Nan withheld funding for Coronavirus research so that Democrats could run advertisements against seven Republicans before Super Tuesday.
- Democrats lie about Trump Coronavirus plan
Townhall expands on an Associated Press fact check that found that Democrat claims concerning the Trump coronavirus initiative have been lies.
On Wednesday night, President Trump and government health officials assured the American people that the government is working hard to control the spread of coronavirus.
“The immediate risk to the American public has been and continues to be low,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said from the White House. “Our containment strategy has been working. At the same time, what every one our experts and leaders have been saying for more than a month now remains true. The degree of risk has the potential to change quickly and we can expect to see more cases in the United States.”
“Of the 15 people, the original 15 as I call them, eight of them have returned to their homes to stay in their homes until fully recovered. One is in the hospital and five have fully recovered and one is we think in pretty good shape and is in-between the hospital and going home,” Trump said assuredly.
A few of the Democratic presidential candidates somehow managed to even make the health press conference political, trying to suggest he had misled the nation. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accused Trump of defunding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Associated Press conducted a quick fact check.
THE FACTS: They’re both wrong to say the agencies have seen their money cut. Bloomberg is repeating the false allegation in a new ad that states the U.S. is unprepared for the virus because of “reckless cuts” to the CDC. Trump’s budgets have proposed cuts to public health, only to be overruled by Congress, where there’s strong bipartisan support for agencies such as the CDC and NIH. Instead, financing has increased.
As the AP continues to explain, the money that the government used to fight the initial outbreak was from a congressional fund created for health emergencies.
(Read more at Townhall)
As shown, Democrats will lie, threaten, and do anything but work
As this article shows, Democrats will lie to the point that even “fact checkers” like Snopes cannot cover the distortions of the Democrats. Democrats will lie long past when the cows come home (because, if the Democrats had their way, there would be no cows to come home).
- Pence promises weight of government in battling Coronavirus
Townhall reports on the Pence promise to put the weight of government behind the initiative against the coronavirus.
Vice President Mike Pence began a rousing speech at the Conservative CPAC conference in DC with a promise that the Trump administration was doing everything in its power to prepare for the effects of Coronavirus. “We’re all in this together,” Pence said of the growing national concern about possible viral outbreak. Pence also decried “This is not the time for partisanship.”
Pence assured attendees in the packed room at the Gaylord Convention Center in the National Harbor that the president was taking the Coronavirus threat to America very seriously. He strongly asserted that everything possible was being done to prevent an outbreak and prepare for treatment, if necessary.
(Read more at Townhall)
Democrats complain of the lack of scientific bona fides of Vice President Pence
Nancy Pelosi took specific umbrage with the appointment of Vice President Pence to the head of the Coronavirus initiative, citing what she claimed were failings in his “record on HIV.” However, the fact that VP Pence heads the initiative doesn’t really matter when the experts working under Pence lead our institutions of health in the study of virology and human response to calamity.
Nonetheless, if such leadership did make a difference now that the number of infections has reached the triple digits nationwide, why didn’t San Fran Nan say something about the appointment of a lawyer as the Ebola czar after 1,000 cases had been logged (mostly outside of the United States, but a few were brought into the US and some caught it here)?
Do you remember a single Democrat (that is, one in office) complaining about this? Do you remember one of the media wing of the Democrats (aka, the main stream media) asking Obama about this during Obama’s administration? Can you find a single article documenting the questioning of a lower-level Obama administration worker on the failings of the Ebola taskforce?
I guess that, if it weren’t for double standards, they’d have no standards at all.