Date: March 17, 2020 07:20AM
Closing the borders early and under criticism put the US ahead of the curve. People can say in retrospect something like 'oh yeah, I guess the President did one good thing there' and quickly dismiss what he did. But while the pandemic was not even recognized as significant yet and while the President was under impeachment proceedings and recovering from impeachment fallout, he took yet another controversial step that he knew would open himself to yet more attack with little evidence at the time to support his controversial decision. He did the right thing early-on and should get due credit for that good (and in retrospect correct) action.
Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden blasted Trump for the travel ban one day after he ordered it.
“This is not time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia — hysterical xenophobia and fearmongering,” Biden said.
Some people actually called this the 'Trump virus' at one point. If Obama had thought to close the borders early and save more lives instead of waiting six months as he did with H1N1, I would have credited Obama's decision as a good thing too. The virus isn't political. We should give credit where it is due, regardless of our political affiliation.
In one post, Lot's Wife posted a link to an excellent video that explains exponential disease growth. The reason that the US is not in the same position as is Italy is for primarily one reason, the US stopped the contegeon from widespread coming in to the US very early. Who made that happen?
Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 03/17/2020 07:51AM by azsteve.