With Democrats continuing to criticize Trump's coronavirus strategy, WHO admits his plan is working
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other senators are preparing a letter that will ask President Donald Trump to issue an emergency declaration for the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
That is a 180-degreee turnaround for the Democrats, who initially charged Trump with “racism and xenophobia” when he closed the borders to inbound travelers from China and other Asian countries.
Like everything else, it seems at times that anything that hurts Trump is OK with Democrats — even a disease that kills elderly Americans with compromised immune systems
From the first hint of the potential dangers of COVID-19, Democratic presidential candidates and their friends in the media have been claiming that President Trump isn’t doing enough to protect Americans from the coronavirus.
There are even some who claim that our federal government isn’t prepared to handle the spread of coronavirus. Early in the ramp-up to handle the coronavirus, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) went as far as to say that it was “utterly irresponsible” to put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the task force fighting the outbreak.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) along with other Democrats are seeking a "state of emergency" declaration from President Trump for the coronavirus outbreak. (Photo: Fox News)
While Democrats are criticizing the president, scientists comments are being overlooked — if not completely ignored — by the media.
Trump was right. Again. His actions are actively saving American lives during the coronavirus epidemic.
It's no secret that Trump is passionate about border security. As Trump emphasized in his South Carolina rally, "Border security is health security." In January, the Trump administration placed restrictions on air travel to and from China.
Predictably, the move was criticized. However, it has now been revealed that the World Health Organization (WHO) has admitted that the travel restrictions have slowed the spreadof the virus by up to 2-3 weeks. The impact in America was probably even greater.
Officially, the World Health Organization opposes restrictions on travel and trade. It reiterated that even as it declared the epidemic a global emergency on Jan. 30, the day the president imposed those restrictions on travel to and from China.
Now WHO admits that the restrictions helped. The head of the WHO team that visited China said this week that China “took one of the most ancient strategies and rolled out one of the most ambitious, agile and aggressive disease-containment efforts in history.”
WHO’s epidemic-modeling teams concluded that travel restrictions had slowed the spread of the virus outside China by two to three weeks. For the United States, the delay was probably far greater. Air-traffic data shows that flights from China to the United States dropped much more than they did to Europe.