Sunday, October 11, 2020

Good Timing

Note the date and time of this tweet from an MSNBC prime-time guy:


That was 54 minutes before we learned from The New YorkTimes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention drafted a sweeping order last month requiring all passengers and employees to wear masks on all forms of public and commercial transportation in the United States, but it was blocked by the White House, according to two federal health officials.

The order would have been the toughest federal mandate to date aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, which continues to infect more than 40,000 Americans a day. The officials said that it was drafted under the agency’s “quarantine powers” and that it had the support of the secretary of health and human services, Alex M. Azar II, but the White House Coronavirus Task Force, led by Vice President Mike Pence, declined to even discuss it.

Since Donald Trump announced the travel ban from mainland China, approximately 255 days have passed. He still has uttered not one word of sympathy, nor has he expressed any empathy. for the 211,000 residents of the USA who have died, nor for their families.  And the "White House" refuses to require passengers and employees to wear masks on public and commercial transportation.

Chris Hayes' insight is exceeded only by his diplomacy. "Sabotage public health, lie about the virus, and promote its spread" could have been termed "kill people."


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