I suggest everyone get a real Corona (beer) and relax. 

Anybody remember the H1N1 (swine flu) under Barrack Hussein Obama? Sixty million infected, 300,000 hospitalized and over 13,000 deaths. Obama never instituted a travel ban to try and control. 

Compare that now to the coronavirus and tell me who you think would be the best leader to control the situation, President Trump or lead from behind Barrack Hussein Obama? There never was a peep out of the Democrats 10 years ago when we were in the middle of the H1N1 and now with less than 90 deaths you would think the world is coming to an end listening to them and the DNC media. 

You would think the Democrats couldn’t sink any lower after spying on the Trump campaign, dreaming up Russian Collusion and kangaroo court Impeachment  proceedings but trying to politicize a new China flu strain is beyond the pale. The stock market, oil prices and travel will all get back to normal in due time. Return all the toilet paper and bottle water so normal folks can get back to normal.

Raymond Martin

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Alan H

Mr N/A Martin, I don't know if it would be worse to get coronavirus or read the hateful baseless garbage you write. Ask yourself, if Obama did such a bad job handling the swine flu crisis, why was he overwhelmingly reelected for a second term?. How did Humpty Trumpty handle the coronavirus pandemic? He called it a hoax created by Dems. He went golfing while people were dying and told us it will go away. He cut funding to the CDC and eliminated the gov't office that handles pandemics. Now he's proposing massive Bernie Sanders socialist bailouts to the airline and oil industries, etc. Trump is no leader. A leader never denies the facts, never repeats conspiracy hoaxes and never blames others for his failures. A true leader, like Obama, never patted himself on the back. Trump lied to America about a global pandemic, (hoax) and should be removed from office for endangering all our lives.

rmartin

Hey al, the only way your life is in danger is from stupidity. Obama let a 1000 people die before he lifted a finger from April until October when he declared a national emergency and 13,000 went on to die. Trump immediately imposed a travel ban from China and quarantine on anyone from the far East with 3 weeks when first learned about the virus in early January. Sounds like a leader to me and yes the clown democrats have politized this event like they do with every crisis they think they can score some points. So far al it's Trump 300 and democrats zero, zip nada. Sleepy crooked Quid Pro Joe is your hope? Now that is funny al....

Frank

N/A, I know you are not interested in facts, but try these.

WHAT MR. TRUMP SAID

“If you go back to the swine flu, it was nothing like this. They didn’t do testing like this, and actually they lost approximately 14,000 people, and they didn’t do the testing. They started thinking about testing when it was far too late.”

False. This is blatantly wrong. Diagnostic tests for the swine flu were approved and shipped out less than two weeks after the H1N1 virus was identified and a day before the first death in the United States.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified the first case of the virus on April 14, 2009. The Obama administration declared swine flu a public health emergency on April 26. The Food and Drug Administration approved a rapid test for the virus two days later. At the time, the C.D.C. had reported 64 cases and zero deaths. The C.D.C. began shipping test kits to public health laboratories on May 1 (at 141 cases and one death) and a second test was approved in July. From May to September 2009, the agency shipped more than 1,000 kits, each one able to test 1,000 specimens.

Different tests developed by companies also came into widespread use, though researchers found flaws and limitations in them. A vaccine became available in early October but, amid reports of shortages, President Obama declared the outbreak a national emergency later that month. The estimated death toll in the United States from the H1N1 epidemic was 12,469 from April 2009 to April 2010.

Frank

If you want to know the TRUTH about Trump's response to the coronavirus, you should listen to the NPR Fresh Air presentation. https://www.npr.org/2020/03/12/814887953/how-trumps-mismanagement-helped-fuel-coronavirus-crisis?fbclid=IwAR1kpfGsnt-xmR04qxp5zSGTuXzbNaF5jQgShmdikK4v0huOAg7zBrMNMQI

Of course, I realize that you don't really care about truth, so my prediction is that you will label this presentation as part of the giant media conspiracy. That darn media. It's funny how they insist on telling the truth. You prefer propaganda, but if you have even one ounce of concern for facts, you will listen to that presentation.

Frank

Here you go, N/A. Trump's responses to the coronavirus IN HIS OWN WORDS. You are going to have a hard time spinning this.

Trump's response to the coronavirus (his words):

January 22: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”

February 2: “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China.”

February 24: “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”

February 25: “CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus.”

February 25: “I think that's a problem that’s going to go away… They have studied it. They know very much. In fact, we’re very close to a vaccine.”

February 26: “The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”

February 26: “We're going very substantially down, not up.”

February 27: “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”

February 28: “We're ordering a lot of supplies. We're ordering a lot of, uh, elements that frankly we wouldn't be ordering unless it was something like this. But we're ordering a lot of different elements of medical.”

March 2: “You take a solid flu vaccine, you don't think that could have an impact, or much of an impact, on corona?”

March 2: “A lot of things are happening, a lot of very exciting things are happening and they’re happening very rapidly.”

March 4: “If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work — some of them go to work, but they get better.”

March 5: “I NEVER said people that are feeling sick should go to work.”

March 5: “The United States… has, as of now, only 129 cases… and 11 deaths. We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!”

March 6: “I think we’re doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down… a tremendous job at keeping it down.”

March 6: “Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. They’re there. And the tests are beautiful…. the tests are all perfect like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. Right? This was not as perfect as that but pretty good.”

March 6: “I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it… Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.”

March 6: “I don't need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn't our fault.”

March 8: “We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on CoronaVirus.”

March 9: “This blindsided the world.”

March 9: "The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power (it used to be greater!) to inflame the CoronaVirus situation, far beyond what the facts would warrant.”

March 10: "It will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away."

March 13: National Emergency Declaration

Frank

One more thing, N/A. Do you remember how you criticized Obama for his stimulus spending dealing with a national crisis? Have you changed your tune now that Trump wants to do the same thing, or are you content being a hypocrite?

Frank

Enjoy this N/A

https://therecount.com/watch/trump-coronavirus-calendar/2645515793

Alan H

Thanks Frank for bombarding N/A with the facts.

Alan H

What bothers me most is how Trump lies about the coronavirus, that it snuck up on America. The WHO reported the China cases in Dec 2019 and the first US case was in Jan 2020. Now here it is March and Trump is finally doing something after realizing it isn't a hoax. Trump is so out of touch that he repeatedly stated how no one knew that the common flu kills about 30,000 Americans every year. Trump is so stupid that he can't fathom how calling it the "Chinese virus" is racist and will cause Chinese Americans to be blamed, hated and harassed. As Rex Tillerson once said, Trump is a #%&#ing moron.

Alan H

Even more stupid is Trump's praise for the media getting out the White House messages on the coronavirus. This is the same media Trump has been calling fake news media, enemy of the people over the last 3 years. Only an unstable moron could think that way.

rmartin

Hey N/L you answered your own stupid response. Obama declared a national emergency in October, six months after the swine flu was identified. compare that to Trump instituting a travel ban 3 weeks after learning about virus. three weeks to six months. Once again N/L and al your long boring responses and being on the wrong side of issues is really getting old. Spare me and the Baytown sun readers your misery and unplug your computer.

rmartin

Hey No/Life you're comparing this supposed stimulus to Obama's. Surely you jest. Shove ready jobs, Solyndra ring a bell frankie? This stimulus is to help the unemployment due to complete industries being shut down to control the virus to maybe keeping 13,000 people from dying unlike Obama's response and printing 85 Billion new dollars every month and putting them in the stock market. You have a short memory N/L....

Frank

So, N/A, your answer is that you are content to be a hypocrite. Why am I not surprised.

Frank

Exactly a month ago there were 15 reported cases in the United States. Shortly thereafter, Trump said, “The 15 [cases] within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.

There were over 2,000 new cases reported today.

Oh yeah, Trump is really on top of things. And N/A, this is your hero.

Frank

Speaking of the Trump stimulus, who knew that it would take only $1,000 to turn every Republican into a socialist.

Alan H

Mr Martin, use your brain. Frank laid out the facts for you. Feb 27 Trump said Don't worry, one day soon, like a miracle, the coronavirus will go away. Two weeks later, the moron president declared a national emergency. Some miracle, huh? And don't you think it's rather trashy of you to keep comparing coronavirus deaths under Trump to swine flu deaths under Obama? There could be a lot more than 13,000 victims of corona. The death toll has just started. And did Trump's travel ban on China work? Is that why he had to declare a national emergency because his travel bans worked so well?

rmartin

Hey N/L the majority of Republicans won't be getting a check. The cut off is north of $90,000. Minorities and snowflakes will reap this windfall. It will last them about a day, maybe a little longer since bars and strip clubs are closed....

rmartin

Hey al the travel ban certainly did work. Compare Italy (no ban) about a 10th of the size of the U.S. and check their death rate compared to us and then say to yourself "I don't know what I'm talking about" (as usual)...

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