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Mismanagement, missed opportunities: How the White House bungled the coronavirus response | NBC News - March 14, 2020 |

Luciana Borio once worked on President Donald Trump's National Security Council, but she left last year after a purge of the global health unit.

So when she realized how bad the coronavirus outbreak was likely to get -- and saw that the Trump administration was not taking the necessary steps to contain it -- all she could do was take her case to the public.

"Act Now to Prevent an American Epidemic," was the headline of her Jan. 28 op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, in which she called for widespread testing and beefing up hospital preparedness. "The Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread at an alarming rate," she warned in a subsequent op-ed a few days later.

NPR Report: White House Knew Of Coronavirus' 'Major Threat,' But Response Fell Short

Dan Diamond on President Trump's listless attitude toward coronavirus testing:

    My understanding is he did not push to do aggressive additional testing in recent weeks, and that's partly because more testing might have led to more cases being discovered of coronavirus outbreak, and the president had made clear -- the lower the numbers on coronavirus, the better for the president, the better for his potential reelection this fall.

[Worthless graph as the data is provisional and cannot be compared at all - Oui]

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 2nd, 2020 at 12:04:09 PM EST

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 2nd, 2020 at 12:15:03 PM EST
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Worthless graph, because it is almost two months old. Not to mention the issues of death counting methods between different countries...
by Bernard (bernard) on Sat May 2nd, 2020 at 07:57:14 PM EST
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