Tuesday, March 31, 2020

That's One

Well, that's one 9/11 on Trump's watch.  And now the White House is projecting another 30 to 80 9/11's (100K to 240K deaths) before this is over.

Under Bush, the President's Daily Brief was titled "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US" 36 days before 9/11.  I'd like to know what those briefs said 36 days before covid-19 hit big-time.

With a 3-day doubling rate and a 15 to 30 day delay at the start, I'm thinking the delay increased cases and mortality by a factor of 30 to 1000.

Washington Post, 20 March 2020:
Intelligence agencies "have been warning on this since January," said a U.S. official who had access to intelligence reporting that was disseminated to members of Congress and their staffs as well as to officials in the Trump administration, and who, along with others, spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe sensitive information.

"Donald Trump may not have been expecting this, but a lot of other people in the government were -- they just couldn't get him to do anything about it," this official said. "The system was blinking red."

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