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Dr. Deborah Birx predicts up to 200,000 deaths ‘if we do things almost perfectly’ https://www.today.com/video/dr-deborah-birx-predicts-up-to-200-000-deaths-if-we-do-things-almost-per...
"This city, it will trick you. From the outside, it’s all self-interest and bluster, intimidating and obnoxious, but if you spend a little time here, you discover it’s people and neighbors, like anywhere else." https://www.wsj.com/articles/to-live-in-new-york-city-right-now-11585568729 via @wsj
Trump, on Fox & Friends, talking about the availability of ventilators in New York: "New York should be fine. They should have more than enough." Gov. Cuomo said he anticipates needing 30,000 ventilators when the outbreak reaches its peak.
The president says he keeps hearing asks for more and more masks. “I think people should check that, cause there’s something going on.” Says it may be “something worse than hoarding.”
News Analysis: "Had the president acted sooner, thousands of new ventilators would probably be coming off production lines next month, when they are likely to be desperately needed." https://nyti.ms/39wRqjT
Trump attacks Biden, telling Fox &Friends that “if 'Sleepy Joe' was president he wouldn’t know what’s going on.” He has also used the interview to bash Nancy Pelosi repeatedly, calling her a "sick puppy"
Tuning into Trump's Fox & Friends phone interview. He's asked about a Post report about China, Russia mounting a disinformation campaign to blame the US for the virus. Trump says of China, "they do it and we do it...every country does it, but they build it up..." He bashes WaPo.
The president just accused the states of lying about their medical stockpiles and hoarding them. Holy shit.
The President of the United States, Donald Trump, says reporters should look into the use of use of masks by hospitals in New York which have gone from 10, 20 thousand per week to 200-300 thousand. He asks, "where are the masks going, are they going out the backdoor?"
I’ve been re-reading every @Brené Brown book on my shelf (I have them all) and I’m re-watching her Netflix special but I was THRILLED to see her on @60 Minutes - free, priceless therapy that we ALL need now.
I wish my grandmother was here to see this tonight. When that @60 Minutes clock started ticking we had to get very quiet and still. The only thing that would make her as proud is a guest appearance on HeeHaw or The Price is Right. ❤️
Brené Brown’s plain-spoken lessons on vulnerability seem to have particular resonance right now, especially her new podcast “Unlocking Us.” @Bill Whitaker sits down with the professor and best-selling author tomorrow.
CREW writes to the W.H. Counsel that the group believes Jared Kushner’s shadow coronavirus task force appears to be violating both the Presidential Records Act and Federal Advisory Committee Act by using private email accounts and by meeting in secret. https://go.aws/3bC6jDe
Gov. Inslee responded to Trump's comments that some governors are not grateful enough for federal assistance: "I don't recall, in the oath of office, saying, 'I'll do my job to protect the citizens of Washington state as long as I get enough love.'" https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/29/media-could-learn-how-handle-trump-governors/
The president may want to worry more about what his government is - or isn’t doing - than what the media is saying about him.
Rear Admiral John Polowczyk, who runs the coronavirus supply chain task force at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, told Axios that he's already booked 22 similar flights over the next two weeks. https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-airlift-masks-medical-supplies-1d1913bf-744e-41cf-895c-d8934afa2c3...
As coronavirus took hold in the US, "large-scale testing of people who might have been infected did not happen...the result was a lost month, when the world’s richest country...squandered its best chance of containing the virus’s spread." Utterly damning: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/us/testing-coronavirus-pandemic.html?action=click&module=Spotligh...
This lack of testing was like driving at night without any headlights. That's what we did for months because of slow reactions, faulty science, too narrow a standard for testing, and denial and magical thinking at the top. Tragic. https://nyti.ms/2JkLno5
A quick update on my status (aka reports of my death on a bunch of random “fake news” websites in the Philippines have been greatly exaggerated ( #COVID19 #CoronavirusUSA #CoronavirusOutbreak #notdeadyet): https://www.facebook.com/315150/posts/10102726349156234/?d=n
“A week later, Dr. Fauci — the administration’s most outspoken advocate of emergency measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak — has become the target of an online conspiracy theory that he is mobilizing to undermine the president.” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/technology/coronavirus-fauci-trump-conspiracy-target.html
And the occasional “WTF” response to DC
Andrew Cuomo! God bless him. How do you thank a guy for providing so many with the gift of calmness and purpose.
I read this from my dear friend @Dana Bash with tears streaming down my face: “A flash of normalcy in Washington is jarring in these coronavirus times” - CNNPolitics https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/27/politics/washington-coronavirus-diary-bash/index.html
The President is having an emotionally disturbed meltdown about “that woman in Michigan” because she is one of the governors who he feels has not been appropriately fawning. This is actually happening on live television.
NEW: 512 members of the NYPD have tested positive for COVID-19. That includes 442 uniformed members of the Department, according to the evening summary. A total of 4,111 uniformed employees were out sick today or 11.4% of the NYPD's uniformed workforce.
. @Joe Biden was thisclose to giving out his phone number on CNN when asked about his message to those who face losing a loved one without being able to be present bc of COVID. He has given his personal number out to people on the trail who share their grief with him