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Trump official can’t answer simple coronavirus questions | Anderson Cooper

Trump official can’t answer simple coronavirus questions | Anderson Cooper


Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. Trump CUT the CDC's budget so much that the CDC ended 80% of their international epidemic countermeasures!
    Trump shut down the entire Global-Health-Security unit of the National Security Council!
    Trump eliminated the US government's $30 million Complex Crises Fund.
    Trump cut national health spending by $15 billion!!
    But don't worry! The guy who thinks windmills cause cancer and exercise shortens lives says this lethal pandemic is no big deal. Trust Captain Sharpie!

  2. Mr. Cooper I am a huge fan of your reporting. However this segment is in line with your network's continuing fearmongering about Covid-19. The most recent studies claim a mortality rate on par with the flu and only a slightly higher person-to-person infection rate. However, certain coveatd need to be made. First, the mortality rate seems to be a function of location. The highest rate in China is in Wuhan (2.8%) where numerous news agencies have said was woefully ill-prepared for dealing with the outbreak. Some agencies even reporting people dying in hallways without recieving proper treatment. If you look to a neighboring province the mortality rate dropped to 0.6%. The other caveat is that the transmission rate has only been tested for passengers on cruise ships. It should be obvious that this doesn't well represent reality as the ship's are close-quarter closed systems.

    In regards to Mr. Kennedy's questions to the DHS secretary, these are not questions that man is qualified to answer. Therefore to imply the government doesn't know what is going on is disingenuous. Out of curiosity did Mr. Kennedy ask the same question to the HHS director (who can speak intelligently about respirators) and if so, what was his response. As to your clip from the CDC, I believe that was taken completely out of context as she referred to critical cases. Any disease is quantified by its severity in the patient with only a small percentage falling into the critical category. You seem to imply the CDC is concerned of a mass critical infection, which it is not.

    Mr. Cooper, you also spoke about whether the virus will subside in warmer weather (which is coming sooner this year) however you couched it to say that there is no indication it will or not. However if you look at other coronaviruses such as SARS and MERS as well as the flu virus, the number of cases decreases after the winter months. Yes, this virus is "novel", however there is no inclination that it will behave differently that any other virus in its class.

    I am assuming your network has researchers. Could you and your colleagues actually make use of them before such reporting? This segment really seemed more aimed at taking a undeserved shot at the current administration because again there is no evidence it has mishandled the spread or treatment of COVID-19.

  3. “Mike the mummy” pence is the Coronavirus czar? What a joke. The mummy can’t move unless president Whopper runs his hand up his a** 💩👀🤣

  4. Nancy Pelosi doesn't seem worried at all about the potential plague conditions in her own city that can greatly exacerbate the potential for spread of any health problem, flu or virus, San Francisco, or the other large cities here in California caused by her and other Libs' inability to clean up the homeless problems, leaving poop, dirty needles and human urine all over the sidewalks. Nancy is a carrier of the TDS virus.

  5. CNN and the Democrats are ecstatic over coronavirus. That fact makes me feel better because based on recent history…there's a possibility it's another hoax.

  6. Why not blame trump for polio, aids , you guys are pathetic! The national enquirer is more honest then CNN ! You weren’t even talking about this until that debacle of a debate ! You where to busy bashing trump while the rest of the world was talking about this ! You suck Anderson ! You used to be a real journalist! Bet your mom is proud of the joke you have become !

  7. Im old enough to remember 3 weeks ago when hundreds were dying in China and the virus was spreading to other countries…. The democrats (Nancy and Chuckie) thought the most important thing to Americans was to hear John Bolton testify…

    The PanDEMic party

  8. Has Adam Schiff released any new secret intel of Russian collusion in the coronavirus? Do you think Trump might appoint Adam Schiff to investigate, in a show of bipartisanship? This virus is meddling in "our democracy". Has Nancy commented on this yet. CNN says it is real but CNN is also fake news!

  9. Viruses can't die because they are not alive in the first place. One of the requirements for something to be called a living being is that it has a metabolism. Viruses have no metabolism.

  10. China New Year…Covid19 released! Italy, Venetian festival, open public event, confirmed cases including an unknown tracked case! Huge gathering public event! American unkown tracking unkown history of case being reported! Riod De Janairo, Carnival major event, case tested positive for Covid19. All open space public major events. I smell sleeper terrorist, bioterrorism sleeper cells. A pattern begins to unfold. Follow the Rabbit Covit19. Australia recreates the Virus after first week. Then Faucci says he has vaccine candidate! Yeah…BIG TIME cover up! They only came out because stocks lost big! Trump did not even mention it by its actual name! Just like Reagan. Anthrax was 20 years ago! Follorlw the Rabbit Covid19. 🙁

  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdpxKcflza4
    Here is the truth. These are the people most qualified to answer our readiness.
    Homeland security is not in charge of public health. the CDC is.
    What kind of nut case thinks they can ask how many respirators exist. I have 2 in my house. I've had them for years. There is no one in the world that knows how many respirators I have in my house. I don't even know how many paint masks I own. The smartest person in the world could not quantify that when I don't even know myself.

    CNN is made up of a bunch of very evil people to broadcast this nonsense as legit commentary.

  12. President Ford in the 1970's had the government give everyone a free swine flu shot. No one died of the flu but many people had partial paralysis from the shot. Having the government involved may just make this worse.

  13. If anyone deserved to be infected by this pandemic, it's cnn & all the other puppet outlets for the totalitarian left.
    You're already the zombie apocalypse, what's another virus added on top?
    You are a boil on the anus of the west & deserve to die in a gutter just like you plan for all of the non-elites.
    I hope it wipes every single one of you out.
    It would truly be the supernatural justice you deserve for perverting everything that's good in the world.

  14. So now Kennedy wants to hold other people accountable after he and the Republicans unleashed this unhinged mad man upon us.

  15. we say this is from china.. a certain place there… but i would love to know where the rest of our epidemics and pandemics came from before we ratified them… small pox, tb, etc.

  16. ABSOLUTELY, TRUMP IS ONLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE STOCK MARKET AND THATS WHY HE AND HIS ADMINISTRATION ARE LYING,(NOTHING NEW THERE). HE DOESN'T HAVE A CLUE AND HONESTLY I DON'T BELIEVE HE GIVES A SH-T . PRETTY CLEAR ON THAT. TRUMP NEEDS TO BE THROWN OUT , HE IS WORTHLESS.

  17. Every situation Trump is in he says we have the best minds the best people the best talent… the only thing I’ve seen from his people is them getting arrested, lying mis information, down playing and talking in circles and his cronies getting pardoned from prison.

  18. Every Trump Administration official is either Racist, Stupid or BOTH!!
    As America, over 2k Kids died from the Flu last year yet crickets. Hopefully the Republican Senators all get the Corona Virus just for kicks😷

  19. If the 50% of the population that don't take their flu shots would just get their flu shots, an awful lot of hospital beds would be freed up for the COVID-19 patients. That's one thing every citizen can do, make sure they have their flu shot this year. Besides do you want to risk going in to see the Doctor or to the hospital for the flu when the COVID-19 virus is there?

  20. Play what he says blaming Obama on his response to ebola outbreak, which was alot less than this. Anti vaxxers need to be deported if a vaccine is made, mump spreading idiots

  21. On 11 February 2020, the ICTV introduced the name "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2" (SARS-CoV-2) to refer to the virus strain previously known as 2019-nCoV. Earlier the same day, the WHO officially renamed the disease caused by the virus strain from "2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease" to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
    Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 – Wikipedia
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SARS-CoV-2

  22. Of course with his team telling him that his re election depends on the economy and look where the stock markets are lately. Does everyone think with this virus spreading now confirmed on " when " after the spread kicks, does people think the economy won't drop? Care to ask China? Care to ask France? Care to ask all the people without medical insurance who can't afford medical that will ignore going to the hospital without coverage? Care to know how fast the virus will spread with people fearing these bills? Bearnies stronghold on Medicare is sounding really good about now for medical coverage to get treatment as the virus continues to grow all while Trump is caring about the stock market and not the people. Trump is not a doctor to make such comments much like he was not a weatherman during hurricane Dorian with his famous sharpie marker. I wonder how many Louisiana Trump supporters still believe him that Dorian is coming for them? It should be the same amount of people believing people are getting better from the virus.

  23. FYI Anderson COVOD-19 is in fact SARS-CoV-2 !! Try doing some research before you put your foot in your beak. On 11 February 2020, the ICTV introduced the name "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2" (SARS-CoV-2) to refer to the virus strain previously known as 2019-nCoV. Earlier the same day, the WHO officially renamed the disease caused by the virus strain from "2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease" to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
    Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 – Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SARS-CoV-2

  24. Trump can't quit lying. This bad experiment letting a unqualified moron be president needs to end. We need real leadership in these times.

  25. Trump replaced competence people with incompetence. Budget was cut for pandemic programs. We will see what happened in China will happen here.

  26. Here’s a simple question How much did CNN shell out to Nick Sandmann for your fake news about him ??? I’m hearing around a 100 mil

  27. Just remember Mr trump, neither you or any of your supporters are exempt from catching this virus. And just think of all the countries trumpy and his family and cabinet members have been to lately….. Makes you think huh?

  28. Dr N Messonnier of the CDC has warned the Corona Virus could bring severe disruption to American life, affecting schools and business and told people to get ready now.  The president keeps telling us the virus is “going to go away” and is “very well under control.  Why is Trump contradicting the medical experts?

  29. This is another example of why you never elect a president because you are mad at the 'system' or vote using only your emotions. FAIL.

  30. President Trump assures us that a vaccine for the Corona Virus is close.  FDA Director Peter Marks says even getting a vaccine ready for testing is going to take more than just a few months.   Why is the impeached president contradicting the experts in his own Administration?  Does Trump even understand what’s going on?

  31. Top Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow said that Trump has taken part in multiple meetings and briefings on the coronavirus situation.  Trump keeps telling us that it will be fine but medical experts are saying “its no longer a question of if a pandemic will occur, but when”.  Did Trump even go to the meetings, or is he just lying to us again?

  32. The Republicans are responsible for AIDS, Syphilis, Vaginal warts, cock rot, the crabs, the Coronavirus AND the mass gunslaughter of innocent American citizens.

  33. Can I just call this out loud and clear, yes the Trump organisation is a private business and as such doesn’t list on any public exchanges or is obliged to release P&L statements etc….

    But to believe that any organisation, private or otherwise, doesn’t offset a percentage of their risk onto other companies, or a broad spread of other publicly listed companies, is incredibly naive.

    If you add this to Trumps own claim of $10bn+ do people think that he has this in a checking account? Or stored in crisp bills under his bed?

    If, and I don’t believe that Trump is worth anywhere close to $1bn, this money will be invested in a mixed stock portfolio, but given his age, likely in high value blue chip stocks….

    So why does Trump check the DOW every day? Because that’s where HIS money is…..

    He doesn’t give a f**k about anyone else

  34. THE ARROGANCE OF THE LEFT IS OUTRAGEOUS. THEY ALL SUFFER FROM INFERIORITY, LOW SELF ESTEEM AND A FALSE SENSE OF WE KNOW IT ALL, WE KNOW BETTER, WE WILL TELL YOU WHAT IS RIGHT OR WRONG. WTF RU SERIOUS, THE FCKIN AUDACITY OF THESE ASSHOLES IS ABSURD. WHO THE FUCK APPOINTED THEM FRUIT FLIES OF THE CENTURY AND NOW THEY THINK THEY CAN RUN THEIR SHIT TRAP MOUTHS. STFU U SCUM, LOSERS SIT IN THE CORNER AND LICK THEIR WOUNDS. BUT WE'LL GIVE U THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO IN NOVEMBER, WHEN TRUMP INEVITABLY WIPES U TO A PULP IN A LAND SLIDE RE ELECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. We had the same rhetoric about SARS a few years ago. The US is far ahead of any other nation. It is MSM saying the sky is falling that is causing the stock market problem and sure makes a great political blog against the current administration.

  36. We have one of the dumbest presidents in history who thinks he knows it all. Which makes him even more dangerous. The American people had better pay attention to who they vote for. The present leadership is a disgrace!!!😳😣😎

  37. Kennedy is clown. A few weeks ago he was spreading a T-rump conspiracy theory. Now he is super concerned about all Americans. Give me a break.
    Also, https://fortune.com/2020/02/26/coronavirus-covid-19-cdc-budget-cuts-us-trump/

  38. The CDC knows something. They can't tell us but their trying to warn us. They think 2 weeks is enough to prep for but I say maybe 4 weeks. Now Trump's Wall and Earlier Travel Bans make sense. It's like he knew we'd be seeing something of this nature.

  39. CNN Fakenews. Of course I vote Trump2020❤️🇺🇸 Best president ever. I dońt want this chaotic corrupt communistic DemonRAT Idiots in the goverment. Vote them all out of their offices.

  40. Have we forgot , In 2018, the Trump administration fired the government’s entire pandemic response chain of command, including the White House management infrastructure.,,,,,,,,now lookey look Coronavirus in America

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