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Superspreader-in-Chief: The timeline of Trump’s deadly coronavirus denial

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This timeline by Dave Gilson, Laura Thompson, Clara Jeffrey, Nina Liss-Schultz, Kiera Butler, and Will Peischel in Mother Jones is well worth reading and pondering. It begins:

On January 22, two days after the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the United States, President Donald Trump breezily declared, “We have it totally under control.” Since then, we have witnessed the devastating consequences of his attempt to spin, bluster, and blame his way out of a national emergency that will go down as the greatest scandal of a scandal-plagued presidency. On the eve of the most important election of our lifetimes, more than 200,000 Americans have died, more than 7 million have been infected, and the numbers in many states are still getting worse. And now, an outbreak centered around Trump and his White House has further exposed just how careless and callous his response to the virus has been. This timeline details how we got here.

Read from the top, filter the entries, or jump to the past two weeks. Check back for regular updates. . .

Continue reading to see the timeline. It begins January 20, 2020, with this entry:

The Centers for Disease Control confirms the first COVID-19 case in the United States, a Washington man who returned from Wuhan, China, five days earlier. • Two days earlier, President Donald Trump received his first major briefing on the virus from Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. According to the Washington Post, the president asked Azar when a ban on flavored vaping products would be lifted.

Written by Leisureguy

9 October 2020 at 11:56 am

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