The Democrats are accusing president Trump of sitting on his hands during the coronavirus that's pounding China, Iran, Italy and a couple of other countries. So far we have 50 cases of the virus, 35 of which caught the disease outside of this country. One person has died out of the approximately 325 million Americans. We have contained the virus to a certain degree by keeping our borders closed and banning air traffic from infested countries.
Yet, for some strange reason no one spoke up as Obama did nothing about the bird flu until 1 million people worldwide caught the disease and 1,000 died from it. No money. No resources. Nothing. But it's ok because Obama was a Democrat. President Trump has been setting up framework for a rapid response should things get suddenly worse.
President Trump has stopped air travel from an infected nation, increase screenings, involuntarily quarantine those infected with the virus when they were repatriated and seek a vaccine now. Barack Obama did none of these things as the death toll rose steadily. No one Democrat ever said a word. Air traffic was allowed to flow freely into this country from areas hard hit by the bird flu and the borders were wide open with welcome signs every two miles.
We've had several creepy viruses emerge over the past two decades. There's been MRSA, SARS, and H1N1 (swine flu), to name a few. But it's been the H1N1 flu that has been most compared to this outbreak.
Surely, St. Barack of Obama would have dealt with this horrible pandemic better than Orange Man Bad, right? No-Drama-Obama had this whole thing under control, of course!
Well, let's compare and contrast.
The American Journal of Clinical Pathology reports that this coronavirus (COVID-19) was first seen in late December:
On December 30, 2019, scientists in China "a cluster of patients with pneumonia of unknown etiology was observed in Wuhan, China, and reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) China bureau in Beijing. A week later, January 7, 2020, a new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) was isolated from these patients."
As we suspect, the Chinese government tried to keep the virus outbreak secret – for what reason we don't know. What we do know, however, is that by January 31, 2020, President Trump had declared a public health emergency and began restricting U.S. access to non-citizens from China. Flights filled with U.S. citizens who were in Wuhan were brought to America and those people were quarantined on U.S. military bases for two weeks.