Showing posts with label Trump on coronavirus testing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Trump on coronavirus testing. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

2 Things: Trump approval tanking and his COVID-19 testing of 2% ridiculoua

Donald Trump's latest approval rating on the handling of the U.S. coronavirus pandemic hits the bottom of the barrel...

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To be specific, it is down 22 points and I would give anything to have seen his face the first time he saw that number. In other words, what he thinks is his beautiful, wonderful handling of the COVID-19 crisis is really for shit. Here's the analysis from Newsweek...
"As a result, the net approval for Trump's performance, which is determined by deducting the share of those who disapprove from the share who do approve, sat 8 percentage points "underwater," Morning Consult said in a breakdown of its findings.
As an example of the confusion the Oval Office lunatic has caused, his suggestion "that injecting patients who test positive for coronavirus with disinfectant could be helpful...the U.S. saw a spike in calls made to poison control centers in at least four states." It is hard to believe anyone would have confidence in a stupid recommendation like this but, then, we are talking about double-digit Trump supporters.

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My testing program
And then we come full present to today's plan from T-rump, one in which he has arranged for 2% of each state to now be tested--folks this is 4 months after he knew of the problem--and "Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, said that number is nowhere close to adequate," according to Jake Johnson of Common Dreams. Completely inadequate...
“It’s about 6 to 7 million [tests],” said Jha, “and if that’s one-time, that doesn’t do anything.”
"The blueprint (pdf) is organized into an eight-part strategy that largely leaves states responsible for carrying out a massive expansion of testing, even as governors say they lack the equipment and capacity to ramp up screenings to the level that experts say is necessary."
Trump says his role is to "enable innovation," something this White House is completely incapable of.  

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