I just listened to the whole recording of The Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly. Aboard USS Roosevelt.

I want to buy a beer or two to the sailor, you can plainly hear shouting, "What the Fuck"...

Someone should tell Jamie Dimon that there WAS a "pandemic playbook" and Caligula and his numpty-dumpties just ignored it and hoped the problem would somehow "fix itself".

cnn.com/2020/04/06/investing/j

“A review of federal purchasing contracts by The Associated Press shows federal agencies waited until mid-March to begin placing bulk orders of N95 respirator masks, mechanical ventilators and other equipment needed by front-line health care workers.”

AP: U.S. ‘wasted’ months before preparing for virus pandemic

apnews.com/090600c299a8cf07f5b

Trump is not a doctor and is pushing unscientific theories about chloroquine and HCQ. I spoke to a real expert, who said: “It's very easy to overdose on chloroquine. There are some very serious risks here. There's quite a bit to lose, including your life."

cnn.com/2020/04/01/politics/tr

Don Winslow @donwinslow:
No President in history has been given 12 hours a week of television time across most networks. This is insane. These "doctors" spend more time doing interviews than they do talking with doctors, nurses, patients and first responders on the front lines.
This is a GAME SHOW.

BEAST: The Next Shortage That Could Kneecap Our Medical System

“I know that we will run out of essential drugs in the coming months,” one frontline doctor said.

mr: now THIS is scary

thedailybeast.com/the-next-cor

Michael Grunwald @MikeGrunwald:
This may be super-obvious but we're not going to be able to restart the economy until we can test everyone WITHOUT symptoms. Otherwise people with no idea they're infected will spread the virus. So we don't need millions of tests; we need hundreds of millions of tests.

Reporter: “Do you think it’s time to level with the American people that we may not have enough ?”

Trump: “ ... always a nasty question from CNN.”

Alex Burns @alexburnsNYT:
Who can forget how, after Pearl Harbor, the federal government encouraged states to declare war on Japan based on local conditions and the best judgment of their governors?

Daniel Dale @ddale8:
Trump falsely claims that people getting on and off planes are being tested for the coronavirus. There is no testing for people getting on and off planes.

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