The White House is launching a communications plan across multiple federal agencies that focuses on accusing Beijing of orchestrating a "cover-up" and creating a global pandemic, according to two U.S. officials and a cable obtained by The Daily Beast. https://t.co/UnaOttKmts
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 21, 2020
“I don’t think Trump can propaganda his way out of letting COVID-19 wipe out our parents’ savings and make our grandparents sick. But because he’s Trump, he’s sure as hell going to try.”
Worth reading from @MollyJongFast. https://t.co/z823aA0ksN
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) March 21, 2020
I thought this would happen tomorrow.
We are now the 3d most infected country in the world, after only Italy and China. Last week, we were 8th.
Total infections went up *today* 34%, to 26,896.
Death rate a little slower: Up *today* by 24%
We blew our chance to stop this.
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) March 22, 2020
During Saturday’s coronavirus task force update, Trump once again blamed his administration's bungled response on Obama. https://t.co/N0aYcJO6Z9
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) March 21, 2020
Thinking about the fact that the Trump administration has known since January that the United States was facing the threat of a pandemic https://t.co/FHzQerOSLe 1/8
— Heather Boushey (@HBoushey) March 21, 2020
WATCH: Trump lashes out at Washington Post after report of early intel warnings over coronavirus https://t.co/bskshI6oQw
— The Hill (@thehill) March 22, 2020
As they try to manage a deadly global pandemic, Trump's endless, bottomless, sociopathic, sucking black hole of need for fulsome praise requires constant babying from everyone around him. https://t.co/UoVeEvNzuK
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) March 21, 2020
Trump is using the release of COVID19 funds as a swing state campaign strategy.
Florida, a state that won't even close its fucking beaches, got 100% of what they asked for.
Oregon got 10%
New Jersey got less than 6%.
This evil motherfuckerhttps://t.co/Sbb8sDj8pS
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) March 21, 2020
Maddow: If Trump is going to keep lying like he has been every day on stuff this important, we should, all of us, stop broadcasting it. Honestly, it's going to cost lives. pic.twitter.com/tMvyrE3YTK
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) March 21, 2020
Today @NYGovCuomo made comments towards the end of this press conference about the necessity of competent government, and why government isn't about who has the most celebrity or Twitter followers. He said this will change the lens on how we view government- and why we need it. pic.twitter.com/SYqNeapjAX
— Justin Hendrix | wash your hands & stay at home (@justinhendrix) March 21, 2020
"I'm happy to see you," a man said, stopping to greet a friend on the sidewalk in Harlem on Saturday. "I wish I could give you affection."https://t.co/wqdfUGGyoo
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 22, 2020
The agency advised air traffic controllers to “stop all departures” to airports in the region. https://t.co/JuGVb6YtE6
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) March 21, 2020
— JW (@TheMermaidsSong) March 21, 2020
Can you imagine how sick you have to be, to be in the middle of the worst health and financial crisis our nation has faced in decades—and to be peddling irrational fear of strangers and picking off your neighbors?
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) March 22, 2020
793 people died of the virus in Italy today.
2 weeks ago they had the same death toll as we have now.
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) March 21, 2020
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) March 21, 2020
NEW: Saturday 21 March update of our coronavirus mortality trajectories tracker
• Today we add annotations showing when each country locked down
• UK & US already have more deaths than when China, Spain, France & others locked down
— John Burn-Murdoch (@jburnmurdoch) March 21, 2020
13 countries in EMEA and APAC have closed their borders or enforced strict border control measures. #CoronavirusPoliticsDaily – the re-opening of these borders will be a political question, as well as an epidemiological one.https://t.co/r6BOPrxHkZ
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) March 22, 2020
Until yesterday the British government was happy for pubs to stay open… https://t.co/kRIPCJsjSt
— Peter Geoghegan (@PeterKGeoghegan) March 21, 2020
Nick Phin, Deputy Director of the National Infection Service, Public Health England, on Newsnight, 13th March: If you have don't have symptoms you are not infectious. Visit your elderly relatives. Go to the pub. Go to weddings. Book your foreign holidays. pic.twitter.com/cMLUBTcXkf
— Jo Michell (@JoMicheII) March 21, 2020
No10 is particularly concerned that millennial men are the worse offenders in terms of ignoring social distancing advice — continuing to visit pubs, meet up and travel widely despite being told that doing so risks the lives of the elderly and vulnerablehttps://t.co/TnSpbdZXkA
— Alex Wickham (@alexwickham) March 21, 2020