FoxNews.com reports that
This time last year, the mainstream media largely dismissed the Wuhan coronavirus lab leak theory as a “fringe” or “conspiracy” theory but with Dr. Anthony Fauci becoming the latest leading figure to question the origins of COVID-19, outlets are increasingly treating it as a serious possibility.
A few examples of how the media were reporting on the lab leak theory a year ago, when Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., suggested it had emerged from a lab known for bat coronavirus experiments:
“Sen. Tom Cotton Repeats Fringe Theory of Coronavirus Origins,” the New York Times wrote.
“Trump says US investigating whether coronavirus spread after China lab mishap but cites no evidence,” a USA Today article read.
“New research explores how conservative media misinformation may have intensified the severity of the pandemic,” the Washington Post wrote.
There were more where those came from, noted conservative writer Drew Holden in a lengthy thread about the media’s fluctuating tone.
Politico referred to the lab leak as a “conspiracy theory” before wondering why more research hadn’t been done on lab experiments, an editorial phenomenon that Holden described as “amnesia.”
CNN’s headline from May 5, 2020 was perhaps most bold, declaring Fauci “crushed” then-President Trump’s theory on the lab leak.
“Enter Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and perhaps the single most prominent doctor in the world at the moment,” Chris Cillizza wrote at the time. “In an interview with National Geographic posted on Monday night, Fauci was definitive about the origins of the virus which has sickened more than a million Americans and killed more than 68,000:
“If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats and what’s out there now, [the scientific evidence] is very, very strongly leaning toward this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated … Everything about the stepwise evolution over time strongly indicates that [this virus] evolved in nature and then jumped species.”
Having quoted both men, Cillizza added, “Only one of these two people is a world-renowned infectious disease expert. And it’s not Donald Trump.”
But Fauci said over the weekend that he’s “not convinced” the coronavirus developed naturally.
“No actually,” Fauci, said. “I am not convinced about that, I think we should continue to investigate what went on in China until we continue to find out to the best of our ability what happened.”
Granting credence to the previously “fringe” idea that COVID-19 originated and escaped from a Wuhan lab is a new Wall Street Journal report that revealed researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology were hospitalized in November 2019, a month before COVID-19 was first reported in Wuhan, as the researchers were stricken with symptoms that were similar to those experienced by COVID patients. Holden wondered whether these same outlets would “revisit” their earlier reporting, based on current knowledge.
Former New York Times reporter Donald McNeil, who previously viewed the lab leak theory skeptically, wrote last week on the increased plausibility of the leak theory. The Washington Post’s Josh Rogin, who reported last year on State Department cables in 2018 warning of security risks at the Wuhan lab, said it was good to see major newsrooms pursuing the story in the wake of the Wall Street Journal report.
“Major media outlets spent a year demonizing the lab-leak theory as an insane conspiracy theory,” journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted. “Fact-checkers pronounced it false … Mainstream outlets are now forced to admit its viability. Any accountability?”
Perhaps this modern-day plague did come from bats…only not in the way that the Chinese Government claims that it did.
WashingtonTimes.com reported March 30, 2020 that
Chinese government researchers isolated more than 2,000 new viruses, including deadly bat coronaviruses, and carried out scientific work on them just three miles from a wild animal market identified as the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Several Chinese state media outlets in recent months touted the virus research and lionized in particular a key researcher in Wuhan, Tian Junhua, as a leader in bat virus work.
The coronavirus strain now infecting hundreds of thousands of people globally mutated from bats believed to have infected animals and people at a wild animal market in Wuhan. The exact origin of the virus, however, remains a mystery.
Reports of the extensive Chinese research on bat viruses likely will fuel more calls for Beijing to make public what it knows about such work.
“This is one of the worst cover-ups in human history, and now the world is facing a global pandemic,” Rep. Michael T. McCaul, Texas Republican and ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said last week. Mr. McCaul has said China should be held accountable for the pandemic.
A video posted online in December and funded by the Chinese government shows Mr. Tian inside caves in Hubei province taking samples from captured bats and storing them in vials.
“I am not a doctor, but I work to cure and save people,” Mr. Tian says in the video. “I am not a soldier, but I work to safeguard an invisible national defense line.”
Now, I’m just spitballin’ here (And, I can do this because it is an “Opinion Piece”) but, it is beyond logic that “Mr.” Tian’s samples wound up in a certain local laboratory?
Dany Shoham, a former Israeli military intelligence officer who has studied Chinese biological warfare, said the institute is linked to Beijing’s covert bio-weapons program.
“Certain laboratories in the institute have probably been engaged, in terms of research and development, in Chinese [biological weapons], at least collaterally, yet not as a principal facility of the Chinese BW Alignment.
…In 1993, China declared a second facility, the Wuhan Institute of Biological Products, as one of eight biological warfare research facilities covered by the Biological Weapons Convention, which China joined in 1985.
The Wuhan Institute of Biological Products is a civilian facility but is linked to the Chinese defense establishment. Mr. Shoham said it is thought to be involved in the Chinese Biological Weapons Convention program. China’s vaccine against SARS is probably produced there. – The Washington Times, 1/26/20
On March 20th of last year, I wrote
“I don’t know about you, gentle readers, but I view the actions of these Far Left cowardly, whiny, anti-American, seditious, traitorous, Liberal Democrats and their allies on Capitol Hill and in the Main Stream Media as being absolutely reprehensible.
There are Americans dying and losing their jobs because of a virus originating from a Communist country who wants to wipe us off the face of the Earth and these oblivious idiots are actually defending them, proclaiming that it is racist to identify the coronavirus as coming from China!
Are you kidding me?
Trump could wave his hand and part the Potomac River and these idiots would say that he did not spread the waters far enough apart.
I’m sitting here on Thursday night tired from my actual job and these ungrateful bozos have finally tweaked my last nerve.
Their reckless behavior is directly responsible for the hoarding of meat, bread, milk, cleaning products, and, yes, toilet paper to the point to where grocery stores like Walmart and Kroger are having to have security escort the pallets of toilet paper to the aisle and stand there so that the stockers can actually get the product on the shelves without a riot ensuing.”
And now, the Democrat Minions known as the Main Stream Media are beginning to report on the possibility of the Chinese Coronavirus originating from the Wuhan Institute of Technology as if it is some kind of new information, unheard of before.
The Chinese need to be held accountable for the Coronavirus Pandemic and well as those political figures and members of the Main Stream Media who have been defending them and covering for them since the pandemic began.
Whether it was an accident or it was deliberate, all of those Americans and all of those around the world who have died deserve for the truth to be known and for responsibility to be taken.
And, for you Liberals who have not figured it out yet, it most certainly wasn’t Trump.
Until He Comes,
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Newsmax.com reports that
Texas on Tuesday became the biggest state to lift its mask rule, joining a rapidly growing movement by governors and other leaders across the U.S. to loosen COVID-19 restrictions despite pleas from health officials not to let their guard down yet.
The Lone Star State will also do away with limits on the number of diners who can be served indoors, said Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who made the announcement at a restaurant in Lubbock.
The governors of Michigan, Mississippi and Louisiana likewise eased up on bars, restaurants and other businesses Tuesday, as did the mayor of San Francisco.
“Removing statewide mandates does not end personal responsibility,” said Abbott, speaking from a crowded dining room where many of those surrounding him were not wearing masks. “It’s just that now state mandates are no longer needed.”
A year into the crisis, politicians and ordinary Americans alike have grown tired of rules meant to stem the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed over a half-million people in the United States. Some places are lifting infection control measures; in other places, people are ignoring them.
Top health officials, including the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have responded by begging people repeatedly not to risk another deadly wave of contagion just when the nation is making progress in vaccinating people and victory over the outbreak is in sight.
U.S. cases have plunged more than 70% over the past two months from an average of nearly 250,000 new infections a day, while average deaths per day have plummeted about 40% since mid-January.
But the two curves have leveled off abruptly in the past several days and have even risen slightly, and the numbers are still running at alarmingly high levels, with an average of about 2,000 deaths and 68,000 cases per day. Health officials are increasingly worried about virus mutations.
“We stand to completely lose the hard-earned ground we have gained,” CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky warned on Monday.
Even so, many Americans are sick of the shutdowns that have damaged their livelihoods and are eager to socialize again.
I am happy to say that my state, Mississippi, is one of those who are throwing off their lockdown chains.
While actually being able to speak to someone without being muffled by a mask and being able to see the person whom you are speaking with smile will be wonderful, Gov. Abbott is right, common sense and some precautions in the name of personal responsibility must still prevail.
Trust me. My wife and I were severely ill for a month with COVID-19.
I would not wish it on anyone…even Biden’s Handlers.
As states begin to shake off the yoke of the Chinese Coronavirus, look for the Blue States to be the last to allow their residents to go back to living their normal lives.
The reason for that is obvious: A bunch of Democrat Governors in the Blue States, in their unfettered zeal to exercise unabridged control over the daily lives of the “common” people in their state, exceeded the powers of their office and did stupid and downright ignorant things, like putting those stricken with the illness in Nursing Homes, like Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York did.
These Democrats fear the repercussions for their Executive Overreach.
It is hard to believe that it has only been a year since the “WuFlu” “accidently” escaped the confines of the Institute of Virology in Wuhan Province.
It feels like an eternity,
Americans have lost family members, gotten extremely sick, and have lost income because of COVID-19.
The Democrats turned the “Plague” into an excuse to change state rules for voting in a national election, leading to the election of an 78-year old man suffering from dementia as the President of the United States of America.
And now, the Democrats in Congress are fighting to make those “changes” permanent.
I am glad that the Chinese Coronavirus appears to be on the way out.
Average Americans are going to need all of the strength and conviction which we can muster to fight against the fascist tyranny which the Democrats sitting in the Halls of Power in Washington, D. C. have planned to pass as laws in the next four years.
Gird your loins.
Until He Comes
FoxNews.com reports that
Former Vice President Joe Biden defended his plan to repeal President Trump’s tax cuts on the wealthy and said it’s “absolutely” appropriate to raise taxes during a struggling economy.
During an ABC town hall Thursday night, Biden said about $1.3 trillion of Trump’s $2 trillion tax cuts went to the top one percent of earners and he only wants to repeal the tax breaks for the wealthiest of Americans.
“That’s what I’m talking about eliminating, not all the tax cuts that are out there,” Biden said.
ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked Biden if it was “wise” to raise taxes when the economy is weak right now amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Absolutely,” Biden said and then went on to cite a Moody’s analysis of his tax plan saying it creates jobs and boosts the GDP.
Biden has said he doesn’t want to raise taxes on Americans making under $400,000.
Trump’s Economic Policy in his first term has reminded me of another president who was determined to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.
The prosperous years during the Reagan Presidency marked a period of economic progress for Middle Class Americans. Middle Class Income increased 11 percent after adjustment for inflation, while nearly 20 million new jobs were created.
Those Liberal critics of the 1980s, who now argue that the Middle Class shrank in number during those years, are half-right for the wrong reasons. The proportion of Middle Class Americans did indeed decline, but this reflected an upward movement of households into the high income category. Meanwhile, the proportion of Low Income Households declined, as more became middle class. The income growth during the Reagan Presidency increased the size of the pocketbooks of Americans at all income levels.
During Obama’s time in office, America’s major corporations were hit with punitive measures, including the high corporate tax rates which the President addressed yesterday and Obamacare, which has caused American Employers to “down-size” their employee rolls and to relocate their call centers to countries like India, moves which have affected the rest of our economy.
“Hello. My name is Peggy.”
Supply Side or “Trickle-Down” Economics was simply common sense. As I have written before, Capitalism is the engine that drives America’s economy.
When those who actually hire Americans are attacked by an Administration, naturally, those consequences are felt by those in lower economic strata (that’s you and me, boys and girls).
Obama’s “Trickle-Up” Economic Policy was destined from the start to be the miserable failure that it turned out to be.
Because, as Lady Margaret Thatcher once said,
The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.
President Trump wants Americans to prosper and make (and keep) our own money.
Logic dictates that if the companies in which we are employed are allowed to prosper, their employees will prosper, too.
Plus, those companies will expand and due to that expansion, they will be hiring new employees.
Continuing to give corporations incentives like tax cuts to move their businesses back “home”, along with attracting foreign-based countries to take advantage of Trump’s lower Corporate Tax Rates, will continue to result in more jobs being available for Americans, which in turn will lead to increased participation in and the continued growth of America’s Work Force, resulting in a vibrant economy and a more prosperous America.
And, to quote Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits),
Now, ain’t that just a little bit better?
And, most importantly, I don’t know about you, boys and girls, but I never have received a job from a poor man.
P.S. If you believe that a Democrat President would only tax the rich, I have two bridges over the Mississippi River at Memphis to sell you.
Until He Comes,
FoxNews.com reports that
President Trump accused presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden of attempting “to politicize a pandemic” following his call Thursday for a nationwide mask mandate to slow the spread of coronavirus.
During an evening press briefing, Trump told Biden to “stop playing politics with the virus.”
Trump argued that Biden’s approach was “regressive, unscientific and bad for our country.” He accused the former vice president of opposing Trump administration policies that proved effective, such as travel bans, even as he pushes for a mask mandate that fails to take into account how the pandemic was impacting specific communities.
“At every turn, Biden has been wrong about the virus, ignoring the scientific evidence and putting left-wing politics before facts,” Trump said at the briefing. “Sleepy Joe opposed both the China and Europe travel bans. He opposed the China travel ban that I instituted very early and the Europe ban I instituted quite early.”
Trump’s remarks came hours after Biden appeared alongside Democratic presidential running mate Kamala Harris ahead of a virtual fundraiser in Wilmington, Del. At the event, Biden called for a nationwide mask mandate, pushing governors to require masks in all states for at least the next three months.
Biden cited estimates saying a mask mandate would save at least 40,000 lives over the three-month period. Biden and Harris did not take questions at the event.
”Wearing the mask is less about you contracting the virus,” Biden said. “It’s about preventing other people from getting sick.”
Trump accused Biden of pushing for a federal mask mandate that would overstep the bounds of the office and infringe on the rights of Americans.
“All Americans must have their freedoms. I trust the American people and their governors very much,” Trump said. “Joe doesn’t know too much.”
Sleepy Joe has it backwards. (I know that you’re shocked.)
Americans have been told that the purpose of wearing a mask in public it to prevent others from spreading the disease to you.
The President is right.
Joe’s demand for a nationwide mask mandate is not medicinal.
It is political.
It is about controlling something, alright…but it is not the Chinese Coronavirus which Joe and the rest of the Democrat Elite want to control.
It is the lives of average Americans.
If Americans were forced to wear masks from coast to coast, every day, in every situation, individual isolation and non-communication would be even more prevalent than it is now.
There are grandparents who have not seen their “children” or their grandchildren since the entire nation was placed in a lockdown.
Some businesses have still not reopened.
And, instead of helping them to reopen and helping average Americans, Congress has run away from Washington D.C., leaving as fast as a bunch of barflies trying to avoid paying their tab at closing time.
But, I digress…
So, why do “Groping” Joe and “Heels Up” Harris want every single American to wear a mask for a duration of three months? What is so special about that duration of time?
Let’s think about that for a moment, boys and girls.
What happens in 3 months from now?
You guessed it, the 2020 Presidential Election.
Just as they have been doing, the Democrats are attempting to sway the election by making Americans afraid to leave the safety of their homes to go vote on November 3, 2020.
Their hope is that average Americans, “Deplorables”, if you will, will stay at home and vote by mail.
Because it is far easier for the Democrats to commit voter Fraud that way.
It’s hard to “lose ballets” in car trucks.
It’s easy to lose them in the mail.
Voting in person is our Constitutional Right.
If the Democrats believe that Americans will so easily surrender their freedom by going along with a nationwide mask mandate, they have greatly underestimated the will of average Americans living between the coasts.
They have learned noting from the night of November 8, 2016.
It is time for average Americans to teach them another lesson.
Until He Comes,
Swing down Chariot stop and let me ride.
I have just seen everything.
A hit piece featuring a poll showing corrupt, demented Sleepy Joe Biden being more trusted and more popular than President Donald J. Trump featuring what is obviously a Democrat-heavy survey sample of 1,207 imbeciles… is being highlighted on FoxNews.com!!!
Most voters are concerned about the pandemic and the economy, so when they favor Joe Biden on coronavirus and Donald Trump has a narrow edge on pocketbook issues — it makes for a tight race for the White House.
The latest Fox News Poll finds voters trust Biden to do a better job than Trump on health care by 17 points, coronavirus by 9, and relations with China by 6. Trump is trusted more on the economy by a slim 3-point margin.
“That might be the election in a nutshell,” says Democrat Chris Anderson, who conducts the poll with Republican Daron Shaw. “Trump has a slight advantage in a narrow debate about economic recovery, but a debate about coronavirus or public health more broadly benefits Biden.”
Eighty-eight percent are concerned about coronavirus spreading and 78 percent feel the economy is in bad shape.
There has been a seismic shift in views on the economy since the pandemic. In January, voters rated economic conditions positively by an 11-point margin: 55 percent excellent/good vs. 44 percent only fair/poor. Today, views are negative by 58 points: 20 percent excellent/good vs. 78 percent only fair/poor.
Positive ratings dropped 49 points among Republicans (from 85 to 36 percent) since January and 22 points among Democrats (from 31 to 9 percent).
As 44 percent report someone in their household has lost work because of coronavirus, a 54 percent majority thinks the country is in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Sixty-five percent felt that way in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.
More Democrats (67 percent) than Republicans (40 percent) feel it is the worst crisis since the Depression.
Republicans are more optimistic about a speedy recovery, as 50 percent expect the economy to improve in the next six months. Just 19 percent of Democrats say the same.
Overall, 32 percent think the economy will improve within 6 months, 23 percent say 7-12 months, 24 percent say 1-2 years, and 14 percent think longer than that.
In the 2020 ballot test, Biden leads Trump by 48-40 percent. Biden’s 8-point advantage is outside the poll’s margin of error. However, given that 11 percent are undecided or plan to vote for someone else, neither candidate hits 50 percent support. The race could go either way.
Among voters who are extremely motivated about voting this fall, Biden has a 12-point advantage (53-41 percent). More Biden supporters (69 percent) than Trump supporters (63 percent) feel extremely motivated to vote.
Trump leads by 7 points among men and by 30 among rural whites. He won both groups by larger margins in 2016 (11 and 37 points respectively).
Biden leads by 20 points among women and 64 points among blacks. Compared to Hillary Clinton in 2016, he bests her performance among women (Clinton was +13) but lags among blacks (Clinton +81).
The 27-point gender gap is even larger than the record 24-point gap in 2016.
Biden makes inroads with two key groups: independents prefer him by 13 points and voters ages 65+ by 17 points. In 2016, Trump won independents by 4 and seniors by 7.
Even small differences in party loyalty and defections matter in tight races. Biden receives the support of 88 percent of Democrats and 8 percent of Republicans. For Trump, 84 percent of Republicans back him and 3 percent of Democrats.
Sixty-nine percent are following news about the allegation of sexual assault against Biden very or somewhat closely. The accusation comes from Tara Reade, a former staffer in Biden’s senate office in the early 1990s.
Fifty-two percent of voters say the allegation will be a factor in deciding their vote for president, including 24 percent who say it will be a major factor. It will not be a factor for 44 percent.
…Conducted May 17-20, 2020 under the joint direction of Beacon Research (D) and Shaw & Company (R), this Fox News Poll includes interviews with 1,207 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide who spoke with live interviewers on both landlines and cellphones. The poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points for all registered voters.
Did they call you?
They sure didn’t call me.
Ever since the doom and gloom polls started appearing after Donald J. Trump announced his candidacy for the Republican Nomination in the 2016 Presidential Election, I have watched as poll after poll, no matter how well Trump is actually doing with American Citizens, painted a picture of a struggling novice who could not compete with “real” politicians.
Marshall McLuhan wrote that
The media is the message.
Well, in the past couple of decades, the Main Stream Media has become not just the message, but also judge, jury, and political executioner.
And, unfortunately, thanks to the influence of the Liberal daughter-in-laws of Rupert Murdoch and RINO Paul Ryan on their Board of Directors, Fox News has been overcompensating to the Left for quite a while now “in order to keep its programming fair and balanced”.
The daily diatribes from Juan Williams, Donna Brazile, and the little mousey brown-haired Liberal Female Commenter, whose name doesn’t really matter, have made me more than once turn the channel to reruns of…well…just about anything.
Fox News needs to recognize who made them into the News Juggernaut that they are.
It most certainly was not American Liberals.
It was average Americans.
The same average Americans who are called “Deplorables”, who voted for Trump the first time and who are going to vote for him again, no matter what skewed polling which has nothing whatsoever to do with reality shows in a graphic on a TV screen.
If polls decided a Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton would be sitting in the Oval Office.
Like a politician’s press secretary, pollsters can word polling questions and skew the sample of voters which they take to achieve whatever outcome they want their poll to have.
You want to see a true picture of how American Voters feel about President Trump?
Leave the Northeastern Beltway and the Left Coast and travel to the Heartland of America and speak to the average Americans living there.
Even with the economic hardships and the Democratic Governors’ fascist overstepping brought on by the Chinese Coronavirus, average Americans will still be there supporting the man who will reopen American and bring our country back…again.
In reality, the average Americans whom I am referring to, the ones who made Fox News the overwhelming leader among the Cable News Channels and who elected Donald J. Trump the 45th President of the United States of America, couldn’t warm up to Sleepy Joe if they were cremated together.
Fox News, you should be ashamed of yourself for putting out a piece of garbage like this poll.
I thought you were better than that.
Until He Comes,
…You know, we have not taught communism properly in the schools in this country for at least 30 years, since the 1980s. And we have to consider that Xi Jinping and the ChiCom Politburo came up with a way to share the effects of this virus with everybody else in the world to make sure they were not the only ones damaged by it.
…In other words, these are communists. They treat their own citizens horribly. They don’t care. If something like this is gonna wreck them, then they’re gonna make sure they’re not the only ones that suffer, either reputational damage — they don’t want it thought that these viruses emanate, originate in China. They don’t want that. And they don’t want any economic damage. So it’s a fascinating theory. – Rush Limbaugh, 4/15/20
FoxNews.com reports that
EXCLUSIVE: There is increasing confidence that COVID-19 likely originated in a Wuhan laboratory not as a bioweapon, but as part of China’s effort to demonstrate that its efforts to identify and combat viruses are equal to or greater than the capabilities of the United States, multiple sources who have been briefed on the details of early actions by China’s government and seen relevant materials tell Fox News.
This may be the “costliest government coverup of all time,” one of the sources said.
The sources believe the initial transmission of the virus was bat-to-human, and that “patient zero” worked at the laboratory, then went into the population in Wuhan.
The “increasing confidence” comes from classified and open-source documents and evidence, the sources said. Fox News has requested to see the evidence directly.
Asked by Fox News’ John Roberts about the reporting, President Trump remarked at Wednesday’s coronavirus press briefing, “More and more we’re hearing the story…we are doing a very thorough examination of this horrible situation.”
Documents detail early efforts by doctors at the lab and early efforts at containment. The Wuhan wet market initially identified as a possible point of origin never sold bats, and the sources tell Fox News that blaming the wet market was an effort by China to deflect blame from the laboratory, along with the country’s propaganda efforts targeting the U.S. and Italy.
U.S. Embassy officials warned in January 2018 about inadequate safety at the Wuhan Institute of Virology lab and passed on information about scientists conducting risky research on coronavirus from bats, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
Responding to the report, Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday afternoon: “It should be no surprise to you that we have taken a keen interest in that and we’ve had a lot of intelligence take a hard look at that. I would just say at this point, it’s inconclusive, although the weight of evidence seems to indicate natural, but we don’t know for certain.”
“Even today, I see them withholding information and I think we need to do more to continue to press them to share,” Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told “America’s Newsroom” on Wednesday, referring to China. Esper added that he wouldn’t speak to “intelligence reporting,” but that “most people believe it began naturally — it was organic, if you will. I think in due course, once we get through the pandemic we’re in right now, there’ll be time to look back and really ascertain what happened and make sure we have a better understanding so we can prevent this in the future.”
Speaking to “The Story” Wednesday evening, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo remarked: “What we do know is we know that this virus originated in Wuhan, China. We know there is the Wuhan Institute of Virology just a handful of miles away from where the wet market was. There is still lots to learn. You should know that the United States government is working diligently to figure it out.”
Concerning the State Department cables warning about the Wuhan laboratory, Pompeo said the installation “contained highly contagious materials — we knew that, we knew that they were working on this program, many countries have programs like this. In countries that are open and transparent, they have the ability to control them and keep them safe, and they allow outside observers in to make sure all the processes and procedures are right. I only wish that that had happened in this place.”
Americans were originally helping train the Chinese in a program called PREVENT well before the Chinese started working on this virus. The French government helped the Chinese set up the Wuhan lab.
China “100 percent” suppressed data and changed data, the sources tell Fox News. Samples were destroyed, contaminated areas scrubbed, some early reports erased, and academic articles stifled.
The above article from Fox News goes on to say that, according to sources, the WHO was complicit in China’s cover-up from the beginning.
Gee, DiNozzo…ya think?
In an article from February 20th posted on qz.com by Jan Li, its Chinese Tech Reporter, she states that
The institute first rejected speculation that the first patient to be infected with the virus was a graduate student who studied at the lab, saying on Sunday (Feb. 16) the student is in good health. Yesterday (Feb. 19), it issued a strong worded statement (link in Chinese), saying the rumors about it have “hurt the feelings of its frontline researchers hugely” and “severely interfered” with its task to study viruses. “We have nothing to hide,” the letter read.Nonetheless, internet users don’t appear to be convinced by the assurances from the lab. “What is the truth? The collapse of trustworthiness of media and government is not only sad for the two parties, but also for us citizens,” said a user on Weibo commenting on the rumors. “Some might think the so-called rumors are just a prophecy ahead of our times,” said another.
Some “rumors” from the early days of the epidemic after all turned out not to be far from reality. Li Wenliang, a doctor, had told others about a cluster of cases of viral pneumonia before the outbreak had been made public, but was summoned by Wuhan police for “spreading rumors.” He later became infected himself, and his death turned him into a vivid symbol of the costs of the government’s opacity—prompting an outpouring of anger and grief, and rare public demands for freedom of speech and transparency from the government.
The Chinese people themselves knew that their Communist Government Officials were lying about the origin of the Coronavirus.
Unfortunately, the Chinese Communists are famous for making people “disappear”.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for the Chinese Government to “come clean” as to the true origins of the Coronavirus Pandemic which has been so costly to our country.
I know that Secretary Pompeo already knows that they have no intention of doing so.
They lie to their own citizens. In fact, they have been lying to the world for years.
And, that includes America, as noted by the way they played President Trump’s predecessor like Charlie Daniels plays a fiddle.
But, I digress…
Just as we may never know the true origins of the Chinese Coronavirus Outbreak, we also will never have an accurate count as to how many Chinese citizens died because of it.
Evidently, the tyrants in the Chinese Government believe that telling the truth will weaken their power regarding their political stature in the World.
News Flash, Xi and company, the Coronavirus and your lying about its origins and its danger to the world, already has.
And, it is time that you bear full responsibility for it.
Until He Comes,
FoxNews.com reports that
The White House coronavirus task force on Tuesday pleaded with Americans to abide by the administration’s extended social distancing guidelines to slow the spread of coronavirus as a somber President Trump told Americans to brace for “a very painful two weeks” and warned of thousands of more virus-related deaths.
“The surge is coming, and it’s coming pretty strong,” the president said in the White House briefing room in a lengthy press conference that lasted more than two hours.
The extension of the social distancing guidelines comes after Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and other public health officials on the White House coronavirus task force ominously warned that even if the U.S. were to continue to do what it was doing — keeping the economy closed and most Americans in their homes — the coronavirus could still leave 100,000 to 240,000 people in the United States dead and millions infected.
Without any measures in place to mitigate the contagion’s spread, those projections jump to between 1.5 and 2.2 million deaths from COVID-19.
“It is absolutely critical for the American people to follow the guidelines,” Trump said during the briefing. “It’s a matter of life and death.”
The new “30 Days to Slow the Spread” guidelines — unveiled at the press conference — are an extension of the strategy the White House implemented just over two weeks ago and include guidance on social distancing, working from home, washing hands frequently, and avoiding any unnecessary travel.
While Trump sought to reassure Americans that the country would ultimately get through the pandemic, he declined to sugarcoat the severity of the pandemic and said that the battle against the contagion will be worse in the upcoming weeks.
“This is going to be a rough two week period,” Trump said. “As a nation we’re going to have a really rough two weeks. Our strength will be tested and our endurance will be tried.”
At another point, Trump said: “This could be a hell of a bad two weeks. This is going to be a very bad two or maybe even three weeks. This is going to be three weeks like we’ve never seen before.”
The change in tone marks an abrupt shift by Trump, who spent much of last week targeting April 12 as the day he wanted to see the country open and “raring to go” by Easter Sunday.
Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said that the modeling of 100,000 to 240,000 deaths is still very possible, but Fauci said the federal government is working “very hard to bring that number down.” Birx added that the number of deaths could be blunted through proper medical care and social distancing.
The models predictions have the surge in deaths going into the summer.
“There’s no magic bullet, there’s no magic vaccine or therapy. It’s just behaviors,” Birx said, adding that it would be those behaviors that could change “the course of the viral pandemic.”
“As sobering a number as that it is, we should be prepared for that,” Fauci said. “No one is denying that we are going through a very difficult time right now.”
…For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. But for others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause severe symptoms like pneumonia.
As I was watching Fox and Friends yesterday morning, they showed some graphs on how badly the Coronavirus has spread through New York and New Jersey.
That area has been hit so hard that 50% of all of the Coronavirus cases have occurred there.
The why seems to be obvious: people are packed like sardines in the area, living, shopping, and riding mass transit elbow to elbow.
However, there are some other reasons why the Coronavirus gained a foothold in that area.
One reason has to do with the idiotic Communist Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio.
DailyCaller.com reported on March 25th that
“Since I’m encouraging New Yorkers to go on with your lives + get out on the town despite Coronavirus,” the Democrat told his Twitter followers on March 3, no more than two weeks before likening the outbreak to a type of World War that required nationalizing industries.
De Blasio offered some suggestions for what New Yorkers should do instead of social distancing.
“I thought I would offer some suggestions. Here’s the first: thru Thurs 3/5 go see “The Traitor,” he said, referring to a 2019 crime drama about the life and times of a Mafia mob boss.
However, Commie Bill wasn’t the only lousy public servant on the Democratic side during this crisis.
Everyone knows that President Trump put in place a travel ban to and from China at the end of January.
What were New York Democrat Reps. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Jerry Nadler and Sen. Chuck Schumer doing at that time? Were they sounding the alarm that a Dangerous Chinese Coronavirus was coming?
Oh, heck no.
They were all running their mouths about the upcoming Impeachment Vote in their insane quest to somehow overturn the Presidential Election of November 8, 2016.
Only Governor Cuomo was telling New Yorkers of the potential peril.
And now, all he does is whine that he needs more ventilators and masks, even though thousands of ventilators have already been sent and stored out of sight somewhere to be recently found.
Even now, the Democrats’ Propaganda Arm, the Main Stream Media, is trying to keep the President and the Coronavirus Taskforce Briefings from being seen on television by American citizens.
Americans are about to face two weeks of Hell.
I thank God that we have a President who tells us what’s coming instead of trying to lie about it, hide it from us, and potentially sacrifice our lives for the sake of political expediency like the Democrats and their minions in the MSM continue to do.
God Bless America.
Until He Comes,