Dr. GuapoTrumpHaus(Blanco) wants to keep the passengers and crew aboard the Grand Princess because he believes that if they don’t get off the ship they don’t affect the data count. We probably would not have been much better off had Trump been removed from office a month ago, considering the current COVID19 task force. How much worse off will we be by November. Below the fold is one biologist’s thread on how bad the math could be (not an epidemiologist).
“I like the numbers being where they are. I don't need to have the numbers double because of one ship” — Trump explains that he doesn't want to let people off the Grand Princess cruise ship because he doesn't want the number of coronavirus cases in the country to go up pic.twitter.com/ELhZDjiZW9— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 6, 2020
Trump actually thinks his Ã¢ÂÂnumbersÃ¢ÂÂ are better if Americans die while he keeps them trapped on a cruise ship. That way they donÃ¢ÂÂt count. https://t.co/vZ0WTXBw3L
— James Gleick (@JamesGleick) March 6, 2020
The president, while touring the CDC, talked up his ability to understand the virus, although he has repeatedly misstated how long it would take for a vaccine to be developed and available.
“I like this stuff. I really get it,” Trump said. “People are surprised that I understand it. … Maybe I have a natural ability.”
During a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta Friday, President Donald Trump stated his preference that passengers on a cruise ship in the waters off of California remain on the boat because their entry onto U.S. soil could make the country's coronavirus statistics increase.
Vice President Mike Pence, who is in charge of the White House coronavirus task force, told reporters Friday that out of the 46 people on the Grand Princess who had been tested for coronavirus, 21 tested positive. Over 3,500 people are aboard the ship.x
Trump says those on Grand Princess cruise ship should stay on boat so U.S. coronavirus numbers don't go up https://t.co/X6xLMvKmo5
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) March 7, 2020
On a global scale, 102,232 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed worldwide. While 3,496 individuals have died as a result of the virus, 57,619 people have fully recovered.
“It would have been our preference to be the first to make this news available to you,” the captain said, adding that those who've tested positive will soon be notified of their results…
…which means as of a few minutes ago, they hadn't been told yet.
— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) March 6, 2020
So everyone on the ship, on the plane and in the airports were also exposed to this. And they exposed everyone whose path they crossed and so forth. And Trump says it's contained. https://t.co/73o4jCwZv4
— Ocular Nervosa (@ocularnervosa) March 7, 2020
— NeuroPsychoPhD (@SethN12) March 7, 2020
Someday this ship story is going to be a movie and itÃ¢ÂÂs not going to make trump look good https://t.co/9YiTXWf2oM
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) March 7, 2020