Dr Marc Siegel is a professor of Medicine at New York University and he has been involved in every contagion threat around the world for the last 20 something years and contrary to what the media and Democrats are saying, he says this is the best prepared that the United States has ever been for an epidemic. So, how do the Democrats and the media explain their criticism? They lie, of course.
Why not compare what Trump has done to what Barack Obama did in a similar circumstance. Because he always looks bad when you compare him to a real president. Over 1,000 people died of the H1N1 virus before he even declared it an emergency. Trump has assembled a group of people who are experts in the field of pandemic and viruses.
“I’ve been handling these emerging contagions for about 20 years now, and I have to tell you, I’ve never seen one handled better.”
“They’ve been doing exactly what they’re supposed to be doing.” They are] restricting travel, isolating patients who are sick and, trying to cut down on contact. It’s a very hard thing to do when people are pouring in from all over the world.”
Siegel contrasted the coronavirus’s mortality rate with those of SARS, swine flu, and the flu.
“SARS had about a ten percent mortality [rate], but it only affected about 8,000 people,” recalled Siegel. “Swine flu had a very, very low mortality for flu, but flu itself really only causes about a point-four percent death rate, and [coronavirus] is about one-point-four percent. So this is killing more than flu, but I want to make a couple of points that will reassure people.”
Siegel continued, “One, at the beginning of an emerging contagion, it always appears more deadly than it actually is. The 1918 flu is an exception, but normally as time goes on, it’s less deadly, and part of that is because you see more immunity appearing, and you also find a lot of milder cases — or even cases where people don’t get sick at all. You find that as you start to test more people.”
Undiagnosed and asymptomatic persons infected with coronavirus are not captured in data for quantifying mortality rates, explained Siegel, “Mild cases that are being undiagnosed make [coronavirus] seem more deadly.”
The coronavirus outbreak illustrates the need for America’s economy to decouple from China, assessed Siegel.