Swedes are not staying home during the coronavirus epidemic. They have thrown the dice that exposing all but the most vulnerable will prove effective in taking down COVID-19’s. Keep in mind, food in Europe and Scandanavia is healthier by a large magnitude than in America, so it follows they would start off healthier. Their political leaders are honest with them. Ours did a major coverup.
Sweden has a higher infection rate than other countries, but Sweden is gambling that COVID-19 produces enough antibodies to prevent people from catching it again. That has not been proven yet in this odd disease.
Trump and his top team played the American public in a big way. They intentionally manipulated the public into believing the coronavirus pandemic was not nearly the disaster it really was. It gets worse.
The White House drug its foot and then “engaged in a cover-up,” according to The New York Times. The administration has said it wanted to open up schools. Given that this vicious disease lurks unbeknownst to the carriers without symptoms and those around them, opening the classrooms would put children’s lives at stake.
Trump has fired those who did not want to go along with the coverup. He wanted to can the top viral respiratory disease expert at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Nancy Messonnier after she spoke frankly:
‘We want to make sure the American public is prepared. We as a family ought to be preparing for significant disruption to our lives.’
The White House, including Donald Trump, knew how extreme the threat to Americans was. Governors may believe that the virus cases and deaths have plateaued. International experts disagree, saying this is only the tip of the iceberg.
Trump knew that coronavirus was “cataclysmic” and could attack “100 million Americans.” The intelligence community briefed him over and over. His Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar talked to him by phone about it. Economic adviser to the president Peter Navarro warned POTUS via memos.
The U.S. military’s National Center for Medical Intelligence warned the administration when they raised the warning level to WATCHCON1. That meant the country was under the imminent threat of a full-out pandemic.
Trump wanted to cover up the danger. He was afraid the news would “upset” Wall Street and/or China’s trade talks and result in his November election loss. The administration had a plan — not to keep Americans safe, but a plan to implement a propaganda campaign against its own citizens.
Top government epidemiologist Dr. Anthony Fauci stood behind the Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar in silent agreement. The Secretary said:
‘We’re trying to engage in radical transparency with the American public as we go through this. Thanks to the president and this team’s aggressive containment efforts. [Coronavirus] is contained.’
Trump’s National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow told CNBC: “
‘We have contained this. I won’t say airtight, but pretty close to airtight.’
Defense Secretary Mark Esper video-conferenced the military’s commanders worldwide. He ordered them to tell him how they could protect all personnel from the virus if the information ran “afoul of President Trump’s messaging.” He wanted them to integrate. “across the interagency” and the administration.
Once again, Dr. Fauci stood beside a government official, this time the president of these United States. Both Trump and Azar continued with reassurances to the public in statements, via press briefings, and “bellowed at political rallies” for the next two days after Trump said:
‘You have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero. That’s a pretty good job we’ve done.’
By the time five days had passed, Dr. Fauci appeared on NBC’s Today show for an interview. Journalists asked him:
‘So, Dr. Fauci, it’s Saturday morning in America. People are waking up right now with real concerns about this. They want to go to malls and movies, maybe the gym as well. Should we be changing our habits and, if so, how?’
The government COVID-19 task force manager responded:
‘No. Right now, at this moment, there’s no need to change anything that you’re doing on a day by day basis. Right now the risk is still low, however, that this could change.’
After the refrigerated morgue trucks showed up, Trump could no longer hide the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic from the public.
The Mueller Report Adventures: In Bite-Sizes on this Facebook page. These quick, two-minute reads interpret the report in normal English for busy people. Mueller Bite-Sizes uncovers what is essentially a compelling spy mystery. Interestingly enough, Mueller Bite-Sizes can be read in any order.