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They can always report later on OANÃ¢ÂÂs questions about Ã¢ÂÂis Ã¢ÂÂChinese foodÃ¢ÂÂ racist?Ã¢ÂÂ and whatever infomercial for My Pillow the president wants to host. https://t.co/G5ShjXsc2s
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) April 2, 2020
Hopefully there won’t be another stunt like yesterday’s attempt to get a bigger audience for the anticipated Trump dog-wagging in Venezuela.
DonÃ¢ÂÂt be duped when Trump says no one could see a pandemic coming. Public may have been unaware, but federal government has been preparing and exercising for this since 9-11. https://t.co/yVlfCWQ4dD
— Barb McQuade (@BarbMcQuade) April 1, 2020
The war on drugs goes on as usual. There is no increased threat from cartels right now, in fact itÃ¢ÂÂs diminished. This is a distraction from coronavirus.
— Frank Figliuzzi (@FrankFigliuzzi1) April 1, 2020
“In trying to cast blame on the Democrats, Sen. Mitch McConnell acknowledged Trump wasn't paying attention during the early coronavirus response.”https://t.co/cBvjtqAKef
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 1, 2020
You cannot beat Coronavirus with a state-by-state, city-by-city response, with thousands of conflicting strategies.
Only a national plan will work.
And the problem isn't that Trump's doing the wrong things.
The problem is he's effectively doing nothing.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) April 1, 2020
— Reuters (@Reuters) April 2, 2020
BREAKING: House Overisght Committee reports that FEMA officials told them this week that only 9,500 ventilators are in the national stockpile and only 3,200 more will be there by April 13.
Bulk of 100K ventilators promised by Trump won't be there until June. pic.twitter.com/760qjehg6K
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) April 2, 2020
Wow, stockpile numbers that House Oversight and @RepMaloney have pried out of FEMA are damning for nation's capital: D.C. has received 1/2 of 1% of its requested N95s, and zero goggles, zero test kits and zero ventilators … DC working to buy elsewhere. https://t.co/ylwxrYIULn pic.twitter.com/H5AU0WTCI5
— Aaron C. Davis (@byaaroncdavis) April 2, 2020
NEW: Steve Mnuchin's fortune is tied to the large U.S. businesses he now has broad discretion (and $454 billion in taxpayer funds) to bail out. https://t.co/8e7Xjorp8A
— Sludge (@Sludge) April 2, 2020
CHINA BORDER CLOSED
March 2 (last to date)
TRUMP GOLF OUTINGS
March 8 (last to date) https://t.co/37VFoPHnYI
— Cindy Bahnck Gentile (@CindyGentile4) March 31, 2020
EXCLUSIVE: Army briefed ***two months ago*** that coronavirus could kill 150,000 Americans. Yet another warning ignored. https://t.co/XgeXeIYBMG
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) April 2, 2020
The Naval Academy and West Point sent their cadets home weeks ago.
The Air Force Academy, meanwhile, kept seniors on campus alone in the rooms and punished them for interacting with others.
Two apparent suicides last week changed that. https://t.co/Ydz8mYwQi4
— Alex Horton (@AlexHortonTX) April 1, 2020
Today, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine @PittHealthSci scientists announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the #COVID19 pandemic. https://t.co/ILW4IQfou7 pic.twitter.com/Y7l0SifBtn
— UPMC (@UPMCnews) April 2, 2020
Major countries with universal health care:
Major countries with profit-driven health care:
Can you guess which country is leading in coronavirus cases? https://t.co/Ld9ZHuupGn
— Public Citizen (@Public_Citizen) April 2, 2020