Donald Trump Jr. says that every American should see this two-minute video of Dr. Deborah Birx of the White House coronavirus task force refuting some of the scaremongering that the media have been circulating. We already linked to it, but didn’t highlight it, so it seems like a good idea to do it again:
A few major points: Here in America, there is no shortage of hospital beds or ventilators for COVID-19 (Chinese) virus patients. There are no “do not resuscitate” orders for patients over 60. These doomsday claims are predictions based on a computer model of the future spread of the virus that has so far proven to be wildly exaggerated. The head of the team at Imperial College UK that created it just downgraded its initial estimate of 550,000 dead in the UK to less than 20,000. Of course, that’s terrible, but it’s about 97.3% lower than the initial prediction. And the UK was not as prepared for this as we were.
In a related story, the media are spinning the numbers of confirmed cases to make it appear that the US is the very epicenter of the pandemic. But is that a case of “GIGO”: the number crunchers’ term for “garbage in, garbage out,” or using faulty numbers to extrapolate false conclusions? See for yourself:
Of course, this is not meant to suggest that anyone should stop taking extreme precautions to avoid contamination and stop the spread of this potentially deadly disease. It is especially bad in certain places, such as New York City, which is densely populated and where the political leaders were still urging people to go out and mingle just a few weeks ago. But the narrative that it’s the end of the world and we’re totally unprepared for it is the result of equal parts Trump Derangement Syndrome and the need to fill 24 hours a day with “news” and commentary when there’s only one story to talk about.
That’s why you should rely on us for your news and commentary. If it’s really important, we’ll tell you about it. Until then, my poor staffers and I read the news – and the “news” -- so you don’t have to.
Coronavirus response puts a spotlight on Michigan Governor
By Mike Huckabee
President Trump and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are exchanging accusations over who is responsible for problems her state is having in obtaining supplies to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. You can read the details here if you want, but frankly, I think most Americans aren’t in the mood for partisan fingerpointing. If there are problems, they need to be solved now, and you can argue over blame later.
On a related subject, Gov. Whitmer is not filling her constituents with confidence that she’s putting their best interests ahead of politics by following Nevada Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak in playing doctor without a license. Both Governors have issued orders banning doctors from the off-label use of hydroxychloroquine, particularly in combination with the drug Azithromycin, which has shown promise in early use in several nations, but which has been under attack by the left as a “fake cure” because President Trump spoke of it positively.
Whitmer’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs issued a letter threatening action against the medical licenses of any doctors who prescribe it for the coronavirus, requiring health care providers who learn of a doctor prescribing it to report them to the state, and banning pharmacists from filling prescriptions for it.
I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:
While other talk shows are still on lockdown, my staff continues to perform miracles with the aid of technology, and we have another new episode of “Huckabee” for you tonight on TBN! Joining me long distance via satellite will be Tennessee Rep. Mark Green to fill us in on the coronavirus rescue bill and this week’s high drama in Congress. Fox News’ Martha MacCallum will tell us about her new bestseller on the unsung heroes of the Battle of Iwo Jima, one of whom was her own grandfather. The Rev. Franklin Graham will give us an update on Samaritan's Purse’s frontline efforts against the coronavirus in Italy. We’ll also have commentary, comedy (we all need some) and a great performance of a smash hit by the Beach Boys, recorded earlier and aired for the first time.
It’s your Saturday spot for fresh entertainment and news during the lockdown, tonight on TBN at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and the same times on Sunday. To find where you can watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.tbn.org/huckabee and click on the “WATCH” menu at the top. You can also stream previous episodes, highlights and Internet-only “Digital Exclusives,” like extended interviews and extra performances by our musical and comedy guests. It’s all at https://www.tbn.org/huckabee
Friday, the House passed and President Trump signed the $2 trillion coronavirus support bill, which provides aid to idled workers and businesses with an unhealthy side of pork. Many people are attacking that aspect, and rightfully so, but unfortunately, the need for the rest is so pressing that the opportunistic exploitation of the crisis had to be tolerated to keep from making the perfect the enemy of the good. I would remind you that if you want to remove the bad stuff from the bill, the best way is to remember who put it there and remove them from office this November.
As predicted, it was no likely that the House would have a quick, unanimous vote than that a herd of cats would form a marching band. I expected drama but instead got over-the-top melodrama. You can read about it all at the link, and see some jaw-dropping video. I won’t go into detail, but let me just offer kudos to Michigan Democratic Rep. Haley Stevens, who accomplished the impossible by actually beating AOC in a pulling-ridiculous-histrionics-to-call-attention-to-yourself duel.
Today’s Must-Read: For weeks, all we’ve heard from Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) is that President Trump waited too long to deal with the coronavirus, that he’s dangerously incompetent, lost, lying, flailing, over his head, not doing enough/anything/the right things, and we’re all going to die and it’s all his fault and he doesn’t even care. If only his critics had been in charge from the beginning, we wouldn’t be facing such a dire situation!
Okay, John Perazzo at Front Page Magazine decided to go back to the beginning of the virus outbreak in China (yes: CHINA!) He has created a side-by-side timeline, showing us what Trump has been doing since that moment, and what his critics have been doing. The contrast is stunning. It starts with Trump creating his coronavirus task force on January 29 and shutting down travel from China on January 31. Democrats who now accuse Trump of acting too slowly at the time called him an immigrant-hating xenophobe, wanted to keep the borders open, and didn’t hold their first House hearing on the virus until February 5.
After you read the whole story, you will be agog at how many mountains one man was able to move while being constantly attacked, second-guessed, lied about, misquoted, obstructed and even impeached. You will also see one of the worst mass examples of criminal negligence by political leaders and the media in history. And it’s all on the record and in their own words.
If you can read this and not thank God that Trump was President at this moment in history, and realize that his opponents shouldn’t even be in charge of a snow cone stand, then you need to go back and read it again.
Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)
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