Donald Trump cannot keep staff

The White House is a swinging door of people being fired and leaving, with new schmucks coming through the door regularly to support Donald Trump's ineptness...

Politico reports, "Trump fires intelligence communitywatchdog who defied him on whistleblower complaint." This is the intelligence community’s chief watchdog, Michael Atkinson. who alerted Congress last September about Trump’s communications with the Ukraine president, Volodymyr Zelensky. Here's the response from the left...
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Atkinson’s ouster was evidence that Trump “fires people for telling the truth.”
The revolving door is only a small part of the story. The real focus here is on truth, something Donald Trump's White House does not believe in. Therefore, if you choose to be truthful about the Oval Office lunatic, 'yer out!' Pathetic!

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Trump ignores latest economic figures-No recession

This is the first in a long-overdue series of posts on Donald Trump, 'CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?' because of the stupidity this man comes out with on a daily basis...
Here's the headline: "‘It’s not like we have a massive recession or worse,’" says Trump after millions [10 to date] lose their jobs." He follows it with, “It’s artificial because we turned it off,” whatever the hell that means, yet of little consolation to those 10 million. The job losses were just in a two-week period last month, With the jobs gone also came a loss of employer-provided health insurance. Listen to this...
“Oh thank God, for a second I thought I was actually unemployed and not just artificially unemployed,” one Twitter user quipped in response to the president’s comments.
Mnuchin with his gang of incompetents
 And Cody Fenwick from AlterNet provides this headline: "Why ‘mind-blowing’ new unemployment numbers are worse than they look — and the Trump administration could bungle the recovery." Fenwick is being gracious in describing Donald Trump's likely response to the problem as "could;" it is likely a given. And with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin in the loop. there is a double guarantee it will be botched up. Fenwick explains...
"These gargantuan levels of need outpace any other economic downturn on record in U.S. history, and horrifyingly, they understate the problem because of all the people out of work who aren’t applying for unemployment.'
Gita Gopanath, Chief Economist of International Monetary Fund...

There's more...
"Worse yet, while Congress has passed a massive 2.2 trillion package, known as the CARES Act, meant to soften the blow for families and businesses, it appears the Trump administration may not be up to the challenge of distributing these funds efficiently enough to avoid much of the coming financial pain."
Raising once again, but this time at a point of almost no return, the incompetence of Donald Trump as the leader of this nation. Here's an illustration...

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Heidi Shierholz of the Economic Policy Institute said, “This kind of upending of the labor market in such a short time is unheard of.” Of course it is due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is Donald Trump that let coronavirus get completely out of control in the United States. And yet still continues to interfere. Pathetic.

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WORLDOMETER reports on U.S.coronavirum pandemic

Latest  on U.S.  COVID-19: WORLDOMETER...

Coronavirus cases          277,161

Coronavirus deaths            7,392

Coronavirus recoveries    12,283

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'Stay at Home' conflict between Dr. Fauci and Trump

Donald Trump continues his initial posture of denial and refusal to act on the coronavirus crisis by refusing to heed the expert's advice, Dr. Fauci, to issue 'Stay at Home Order'...

Dr. Anthony Fauci
Dr. Fauci, always in the middle

Dr. Andrew Fauci appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper, who asked the question, "Knowing the science, does it make sense to you that some states are still not issuing stay at home orders?" The states that do not comply are: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. Cooper thought it should be a scientific decision, not political; Fauci agreed, didn't know why Trump hasn't acted.

See my post from yesterday, "Some COVID-19 deaths fault of GOP Governors."

Dr. Fauci can't understand why no 'Stay at Home' order...

Back to ground zero with the Oval Office lunatic who is still more concerned with the health of big business than the health of the American people, those who elected him. Then Fauci commented...
"The tension between federally mandated versus states rights to do what they want is something I don't want to get into. But if you look at what's going on in this country, I just don't understand why we're not doing that. We really should be."
In a recent statement T-rump said...
"that he has no plans to issue a national stay at home order. Trump said he believed the decision should be left up to governors since the virus affects each state differently."
And while all this is going on, Americans are dying.

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Some COVID-19 deaths Republican governors responsibility

HEADLINE: "Republican governors ‘slower’ to adopt coronavirus restrictions — causing ‘significant’ harm: study." Always conservatives who don't care about average Americans...

Clueless Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
It is assumed "significant" can only refer to more coronavirus cases, thus, more deaths from the virus in these GOP states. Here's how it started, according to Salon writer, Igor Derysh...
"Republican governors were slower to implement social distancing restrictions to combat the spread of the new coronavirus and these delays are expected to result in “significant” consequences, according to a study by researchers at the University of Washington."
And then...
"President Donald Trump spent much of January, February and early March downplaying the threat posed by the coronavirus, which resulted in a stark partisan split among Republicans and Democrats on social distancing and public health warnings. That split appears to have extended to the top levels of government as some Republican governors have rejected calls to shut down non-essential businesses to contain the virus."
"The University of Washington study found that states with Republican governors and states with “more Trump supporters” were “slower to adopt social distancing policies” by an average of nearly three days than their blue-state counterparts."
Rachel Maddow says stay at home...

And don't think that because the time distances between are short, that's no big deal, because it is a very big deal...
"the researchers warned that 'these delays are likely to produce significant, on-going harm to public health.'”
The clueless governor seen in the picture under the headline is Florida Governor Ron DrSantis...
"a Republican with close ties to Trump, [who] came under fire after he was slow to respond to images of packed beaches and hordes of spring break revelers while other states imposed lockdowns."
Virus Outbreak Arizona
More clueless, AZ Gov. Doug Ducey
It's all about protecting business, not the average American, who suffers the wrath of the problem in this case, coronavirus. A good example is Arizona's governor, Doug Ducey, another puppet of Donald's the headline:

"After Grassroots Uprising, AZ Governor Issues Stay-At-Home Order To Prevent Spread Of COVID-19." The Douglas dufus approach...
"In recent weeks, some 30 states have issued “shelter-in-place” orders and some are even discouraging visits by out-of-towners from high infection locales like New York City. Gov. Ducey, a Republican, took the opposite approach."
Which was...
"On March 23, Ducey issued an executive order prohibiting any county, city or town from issuing any order or regulation “restricting persons from leaving their home due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.” Ducey’s order prevented local municipalities from issuing shelter-in-place regulations."
A mirror of Donald Trump's stupidity when this moron is dealing with "1.3 million residents aged 65 and above," the very group most vulnerable. It took a 200,000 signature petition to get Ducey to do the right thing. And then he exempts Beauty Salons he considers essential businesses as well as churches and religious gatherings. Salon workers disagree and letting people gather for religious events is even more preposterous. Adding to that, Ducey's emergency management director resigned due to disagreements with the governor.

Jay Inslee.
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee

The Week says "Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is what real coronavirus leadership looks like."  The article thinks New York Governor Andrew Cuomo "royally messed up the coronavirus outbreak, and the country should look to Jay Inslee's "crisis leadership" for direction. Also blamed for irresponsibility is New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. The article spends too much time on the shortcomings of New York, but finally gets to Inslee's Washington...
"Washington state, despite being the site of the earliest cluster of confirmed cases in the U.S., has contained its outbreak better than any state, and many other sub-national regions as well. This simply must be because Governor Inslee started testing earlier, implemented clampdown measures earlier, and tightened them earlier."
Excellent treatment by The Week, and I urge you to read the piece in its entirety.

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WORLDOMETER reports on U.S.coronavirum pandemic

Latest  on U.S.  COVID-19: WORLDOMETER...

Coronavirus cases          240,660

Coronavirus deaths            5,811

Coronavirus recoveries    10,400

See also state breakdown and more here.

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COVID-19 good information!

This is excellent COVID-19 material that spells out how you should deal with the coronavirus pandemic that will help you prevent catching the virus. It comes from physician Irene Ken, whose daughter is an Asst. Prof in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University.

* The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.

> * Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own.  The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.
> * The virus is very fragile;  the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat.  That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).
> By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.
> * HEAT melts fat;  this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius for washing hands, clothes and everything.  In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.
> * Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.
> * Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.
> * Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.
> * NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.
> * NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth.  While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only
> -between 3 hours (fabric and porous),
> -4 hours (copper and wood)
> -24 hours (cardboard),
> - 42 hours (metal) and
> -72 hours (plastic). 
> But if you shake it, or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.
> * The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars. 
> They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness.  Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.
> * UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein.  For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect.  Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.
> * The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.
> * Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.
> * NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, work.  The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.
> * LISTERINE, IF IT SERVES!  It is 65% alcohol.
> * The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be.  The more open or naturally ventilated, the less concentration.
> * You have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc.  And when using the bathroom…
> * You have to HUMIDIFY HANDS DRY from so much washing them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks.  The thicker the moisturizer, the better!
> * Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.

Thanks to Kathleen Ciula's excellent research for this information.

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Dr. Fauci threatened from Trump far right

Dr. Andrew Fauci gets threats from Trump far-right followers-Needs "enhanced personal security...

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Dr. Fauci just can't believe what he is hearing

These morons think Dr. Fauci is, "trying to undermine Mr. Trump during a year in which the president is fighting for re-election," according to a piece in the New York Times...
"Alex M. Azar II, the health and human services secretary, had grown worried that the threats against the doctor were increasing as more of the country shut down in response to the coronavirus."
Dr. Fauci has been director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, and is heading up the fight against coronavirus and in charge of developing a vaccine to fight the virus. He is trying to save lives when these idiots threatening him are worried their Oval Office lunatic won't be reelected in November to continue his reign of insanity. One faction even hilariously said Dr. Fauci's rules threatened their masculinity.

Here's an example of the gang's ludicrous suspicions that Fauci is trying to undermine Trump...
"was fueled in part by a moment during a news briefing in which Dr. Fauci dropped his head and touched his forehead as the president was speaking. The image went viral online and right-wing supporters of Mr. Trump cited it as evidence that Dr. Fauci sought to undercut the president."
No, it is simply because he can't believe what the idiot standing next to him is saying.

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Trio of Top Republicans won't take COVID-19 responsibility

The 3 Musketeers, Mike Pence, Moscow Mitch McConnell and including T-rump himself, trying to shift the blame from the Oval Office lunatic for the COVID-19 CRISIS to the CDC and China and the Democrats impeachment action...

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Pence, McConnell, Trump
It has been so clear to everyone that Donald Trump's early denials, and generally slow response to the coronavirus epidemic that eventually turned into a pandemic, is an established fact. This includes defective tests, not maintaining the proper supplies to fight the virus, and not getting testing started. He failed in all three, even more, and the United States now accounts for highest case and death figures in the world. At one time he called it a Democratic hoax.

A month ago when Mike Pence promised "risk of COVID-19 remains low"...

The latest figures show 211,408 cases in the U.S., 4,718 deaths, and 8,805 have recovered. The breakdown in the above link also shows results from each state and other factors in the crisis. It is a fact that the media has been covering this since the beginning and the blame according to all I have read--except, of course, some Fox News misinformation--is there is no doubt the person responsible was and is Donald Trump.

Remember the early stages when the Oval Office lunatic was more concerned about the economy than the virus and just last week, indicated he wanted to end social distancing to 'save the economy...
“America will again, and soon, be open for business,” President Donald Trump said on Monday. “Very soon. A lot sooner than three or four months that somebody was suggesting. A lot sooner. We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself.”
Ah, we have a new term, "We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself.” There's more...
"The cure, in this case, is social distancing, and the mass economic stoppage it forces. The problem is Covid-19, and the millions of deaths it could cause. On Tuesday, Trump accelerated his timeline. He said he’d like to see normalcy return by Easter Sunday, which is April 12. 'Wouldn’t it be great to have all the churches full?' he asked. 'You’ll have packed churches all over our country.'”
Just what we need, more packed "anything" with people who can spread the virus and just substantiate further that the United States leads the world in coronavirus cases and deaths. Vox reported, "Public health experts reacted with horror,' as should anyone with common sense. But Pelosi said it best: "Trump and McConnell 'should not try to hide behind' impeachment excuse over."  She added...
"I think that's an admission that perhaps the President and the majority leader cannot handle the job,"
Yes, an admission, and a confirmed fact. But Pence also put in his one-cent--not even worth two--with this: "Pence blames China, CDC for any delay in Covid-19 response." I don't know how far away this numbnuts sits from the White House maniac, but no matter, he should be aware, and, of course, he is. Pence has just developed his talent at lying by being around Trump for three years. Right now the only truth in the crisis comes from Dr. Andrew Fauci, and Trump is talking about firing him for disagreeing. God help us!

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Nah, I'm young - It'll never happen to me

"It won't really affect me," I said to myself, but it did...big-time...

Mike Davis, an Asbury Park Press reporter and emcee for the Jersey Storytellers Project.
Mark Davis
I heard 80% of COVID-19 cases are mild, yeah, sure. "Even the 'mild' cases of this disease are serious," says Mark Davis from Asbury Park, New Jersey. Even if I caught the virus, after a couple days rest I would be back to normal. But that's not the way it was...
"It knocks you down, runs you over, sits on your chest and never, ever lets up."
Nothing "mild" about that. The upside was, "I'm lucky enough to not have asthma or one of the many other conditions that can lead to further coronavirus complications." Mark learned three days after feeling the symptoms, his father, an emergency room doctor, had tested positive. Bingo, now you know the source...
"On March 23, I drove myself to an urgent care in Marlboro, New Jersey, to get tested. A team of three employees took my temperature and administered the test — a cotton swab pushed just past the point of "comfortable" in the back of my nose. I had a 104-degree fever and uncontrollable shakes and shivers."
When he did eat, even though you lose your appetite, that and just getting up off the couch was an effort. Mark is just beyond being a millennial, where the nonchalant attitude has resulted in numerous cases of coronavirus in the 18 to 29 age group, most recently a Texas group that went to Mexico on spring break, returning home with 24 cases of the virus. Close to home a family member in this group told my wife, "Oh, it's just a virus,"

Listen to Mark...
"I implore you: Stay home. Practice social distancing. The various mandates and guidelines passed in the wake of the pandemic were put in place to protect us."
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Coronavirus crisis TODAY

Things are happening so fast in the COVID-19 pandemic that brevity is the best format...

"Gov. Cuomo’s crisis leadership is putting Trump to shame." Cuomo says he's not running for president, but if he was???

"Nurses Share Coronavirus Stories Anonymously in an Online Document." They say coronavirus has turned American hospitals into “war zones.”Sonja Schwartzbach started compiling the accounts after she determined that hospital conditions were “far worse” than most people realized.

"Trump’s Coronavirus Disinformation Campaign Isn’t Working: Poll." According to this article neither the American public nor several lawmakers, even some Republicans, believe that Donald Trump can solve the COVID-10 crisis.

"Some Trump supporters fear coronavirus lockdowns are undermining ‘America’s masculinity’: history professor." Here's an example of a Trump supporter: "Jonathan Shuttlesworth, said that people who practice social distancing are “sissies” and “pansies” who have been 'neutered.'” Does it get more pathetic?

"The final death toll from coronavirus will not be the result of viral disease; it will be the result of mental disease. The greatest risk factor of disease and death is not being considered, and that is Donald Trump."
Image result for andrew cuomo donald trump"Cuomo says he doesn’t want to fight with Trump over politics in coronavirus response: ‘I think it’s anti-American’" The gentleman vs. the idiot.

"Americans rage as Trump admits he’s watching cable news amid the coronavirus pandemic." As the healthcare industry begs for more supplies and equipment to fight COVID-19, "Donald Trump spent Tuesday morning watching television and commenting [tweeting] on what he watched." Only a moron would give this idiot a good favorability rating.

"‘No more spending’: Trump and GOP cast doubt on new stimulus after securing $4.5 trillion corporate bailout." After Moscow Mitch got what he wanted for big business, he is refusing to give additional help to Americans that got pittance from the first stimulus bill, half of what corporations received.

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COVID-19 latest from CDC

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is now publishing daily updates on the status of the coronavirus pandemic. It will be updated daily at noon, Monday through Friday, and I will publish it for you as soon as it becomes available. 

Here are Monday's results. ...

Total cases: 163,539 (Includes cases under investigation-159,578)

Total deaths: 2,860

Jurisdictions reporting cases: 53 (49 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)

We are neglecting doctors and nurses on frontlines of COVID-19

What would we do if health care workers just decided not to come to work?

Doctors in Emilia Romagna
Will we lose them?
As we used to say when I worked in television in the earlier days when everything was live, 'Go to black." That means fade out of whatever image you are on to no picture, which was black. That was easy, cause at least it gave you a few moments to decide what to do. We can't do that today, because this 'fading to black' means, well, more disaster in that moment when you try to regroup. It's like a vicious circle and the healthcare industry is caught in the middle.

Thomas Kirsch, an emergency physician in Washington, D.C., is unloading on us the facts of how his peers feel about the situation they find themselves in today. It's crucial, and to say the least, they, and all health care, are on the edge. Dr. Kirsch worked in Liberia at the height of the Ebola epidemic, in the fall of 2014, so he knows what a pandemic is like and how everyone reacts to it. It was so bad there the healthcare system collapsed.

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SARS in Toronto
Not saying this country is as desperate as Liberia was then, but with the incompetence of Donald Trump running our show, and if he continues his miscalculations, the same could happen here. Dr. Kirsch speaks of other pandemics like SARS where, 44 percent of all infections were in health-care providers. We must figure out how to protect the healthcare providers, and provide them with the best supplies and equipment to help us and them.

Here is a terrifying question from Kirsch: "How many of us will die before we start to walk away from our jobs?" The question is not rhetorical and the doc goes on to talk about an incident in Arkansas where, due to COVID-19, two doctors are in ICU. Yes, this is unacceptable,but without the proper direction from the CDC, it is bound to happen. The CDC has what looks like adequate advice available to clinicians, but the question is do they have the supplies and equipment necessary to do their jobs safely? Here's what Dr. Kirsch says...
"The United States needs its health-care workers to see it through this crisis. But there are no replacements on the shelf. They can’t be built, trained, or repurposed from other jobs. Unless the country does dramatically more to provide them with the equipment they need to do their job safely, to assure them they will be cared for if they fall ill, and to provide their family with a measure of security, it risks losing them. What happens when they need to be quarantined? When they start to die? Or don’t come to work?"
Image result for us disastersHe adds: "It’s hard to plan after that happens.' It's not hard, it's impossible! And from another angle, for those in an emergency "No one is so fearless or stupid as to discount all risks." In other words, they can take just so much. Dr. Kirsch has more comparisons...
"Physicians fled epidemics in ancient Greece, the black death in Europe, and the great influenza pandemic of 1918. In Vietnam, when SARS cases showed up in one hospital, most of the staff left, leaving only a few to risk their life providing care. During the West African Ebola epidemic of 2014 and ’15, at least 837 health-care workers were infected, and 490 died. The infection also spread to at least three health-care workers caring for patients with Ebola in the United States and Europe. Providers were up to 32 times more likely to be infected with Ebola than the general population."
This has not happened yet in the U.S., but the implication is that it could, and real quick if Donald Trump doesn't start doing the right thing. The first thing he must do is to listen to his experts, Dr. Fauci, and others at the CDC and other agencies in the healthcare industry. Number two, take their advice and quit playing doctor and scientist like a moron. And pandemics are different than other disaster scenarios like earthquakes, floods, and even war....
"One study in 2010 found that 28 percent of the hospital staff said that they would be unlikely to respond to an influenza pandemic if asked, but not required. In a German study, 36 percent of health-care workers said they would not come to work during an influenza pandemic. For some job categories, fewer than 50 percent of workers said they would report to duty. What made workers more likely to say they would show up? Confidence that they were safe at work and getting to work, that their family was safe and cared for, and knowing their colleagues would also respond."
And these are likely the conditions many U.S. healthcare workers feel they are trapped in with Donald Trump in control. There is much more and I urge you to read this article to understand what your healthcare providers are going through with the COVID-19 pandemic. It's going to get worse before it gets better, and even with T-rump predicting a peak in deaths in two weeks, there is another side to that curve. And besides, no one believes his predictions anyway. Stay safe!

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Donald Trump cannot keep staff

The White House is a swinging door of people being fired and leaving, with new schmucks coming through the door regularly to support Donal...