“One area that is drawing new scrutiny is how long it took for former President Donald Trump and his Covid-19 advisers to declare a pause to slow the spread in March 2020 after the initial surge in coronavirus cases began — and how many lives could have been saved if all Americans had really adhered to the restrictions on gatherings and social distancing. In the new documentary, Birx gives Gupta her gut-wrenching answer when asked how much of an impact it would have made if the US had paused earlier and followed through with the safety measures that were proven to slow the spread.
“I look at it this way. The first time we have an excuse,” Birx says. “There were about a hundred thousand deaths that came from that original surge. All of the rest of them, in my mind, could have been mitigated or decreased substantially.”“
AND SHES NOT ALONE IN THAT BELIEF
“A key study from Columbia University released last year underscored the devastating conclusion that earlier intervention could have saved tens of thousands of lives. Researchers at Columbia built a model to examine transmission rates between March 15 and May 3, 2020 — and they determined that if the country had shut down two weeks earlier, it could have prevented 84% of deaths at the time.
AND AS FOR THE WUHAN LAB THEORY. DR REDFILED IS A BELEIVER (IN THE MINOROTY) BUT YOU HAVE TO SEE HOW HE COUCHES THE BELIEF. hERE’S THE EXCEPRT FROM THE ARTICLE
“In another excerpt of the CNN documentary released Friday, Dr. Robert Redfield, the former director of the CDC, expressed fresh skepticism about China’s explanation that the initial Covid-19 cases emerged in a wet market in Wuhan. He told Gupta that he is convinced the pandemic began several months before the US was notified of the “mysterious cluster of pneumonia patients” in late December — raising the specter that the US and the world lost a precious period when they could have begun preparing for the outbreak to mitigate deaths.
Without citing any evidence to back up his claim, Redfield also told Gupta he believes the pandemic originated in a lab in China that was already studying the virus, a controversial theory that the World Health Organization called “extremely unlikely” and for which there is no clear evidence.
“If I was to guess, this virus started transmitting somewhere in September, October in Wuhan,” Redfield told Gupta in a clip from the documentary. “That’s my own feelings. And only opinion. I’m allowed to have opinions now.”
"A new study by an UCLA economist estimates that 400,000 people in this country died of Covid who could have been saved if Donald Trump and the Republican Party had implemented a more effective health strategy,” @chrislhayes says. https://t.co/OPTMlvEK5q
It will be hard to watch this-knowing how it all went down, how many still suffer & all the loved ones we’ve lost. I hope that the lessons learned will prevent this from ever happening again. The enemy was the virus-but its biggest accomplice was fmr President Trump.⬇️ #COVIDhttps://t.co/1ifqUZoeCz
“Dr. Deborah Birx revealed in a CNN documentary clip released Sunday that she received a “very uncomfortable” and “very difficult” phone call from Donald Trump after speaking publicly about the spread of Covid-19 while serving in the former President’s administration.
Birx, who had served as the Trump White House’s coronavirus response coordinator, said the phone call followed her appearance on CNN in August.
“It was a CNN report in August that got horrible pushback. That was a very difficult time, because everybody in the White House was upset with that interview and the clarity that I brought about the epidemic,” Birx told CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta in the documentary “COVID WAR: The Pandemic Doctors Speak Out.”
Asked by Gupta whether she was threatened during the call, Birx responded, “I would say it was a very uncomfortable conversation.”
“I got called by the President,” Birx continued. “It was very uncomfortable, very direct and very difficult to hear.”
THIS IS WHAT SHE SAID IN AUGUST
“”What we are seeing today is different from March and April. It is extraordinarily widespread. It’s into the rural as equal urban areas,” Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator, told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.”
Birx stressed that Americans need to follow health recommendations, including wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.
“To everybody who lives in a rural area, you are not immune or protected from this virus,” Birx said. “If you’re in multi-generational households, and there’s an outbreak in your rural area or in your city, you need to really consider wearing a mask at home, assuming that you’re positive, if you have individuals in your households with comorbidities.”
“This epidemic right now is different and it’s more widespread and it’s both rural and urban,” she added.
IF YOU DONT UNDERSTAND THE TIMING, Birx interview on CNN is August 2nd.
This August 2nd interview is the interview that caused the “very uncomfortable” conversation with Trump?
because on July 28th, Trump held a press conference where he played down coronavirus and most importantly right before the press conference the bogus doctors held their press conference, Trump tweeted that Fauci was wrong about Hydroxy, Trump teated that Hydroxy was effective, and then Trump repeated al of this in the press conference itself, especially when questioned:
Former Trump CDC Director Redfield reported being pressured & threatened by Trump’s Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to change the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that doctors and scientists use for setting health guidelines. #COVID19 https://t.co/HeSUmDy6k1