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    Exclamation Biden calls NBC host's 'Does The President Have "Blood On His Hands"' question too harsh

    Pretty harsh narrative by NBC's Chuck Todd that was promptly refuted by Biden in today's 'Meet The Press' show:

    Chuck Todd to Joe Biden: Does The President Have "Blood On His Hands" Over Slow Coronavirus Response?

    Tim Hains
    March 29, 2020

    NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd asked presidential candidate Joe Biden if President Trump has blood on his hands "considering the slow response" to the coronavirus outbreak.

    "Do you think there is blood on the president’s hands considering the slow response?”

    "I think that’s a little too harsh," Biden replied. "He should stop thinking out loud and start thinking deeply. He should start listening to the scientists before he speaks."

    For context, this question followed the latest bleak projection by CDC expert:

    Up to 200K US deaths foreseen as more cities stricken

    By MATT SEDENSKY and MICHAEL R. SISAK 26 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as smoldering hot spots in nursing homes and a growing list of stricken cities heightened the sense of dread across the country.

    Faced with that grim projection the possibility and that even more could die in the U.S. without measures to keep people away from each other, President Donald Trump extended federal guidelines recommending people stay home for another 30 days until the end of April to prevent spread of the virus.

    Trump’s extension of the original 15-day guidelines was a stark reversal just days after he suggested restarting the economy in about two weeks and came after Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, made the dire prediction of fatalities, adding that millions in the U.S. could become infected.
    By evening, the U.S. had over 139,000 infections and 2,400 deaths, according to the running tally kept by Johns Hopkins University, though the true number of cases is thought to be considerably higher because of testing shortages and mild illnesses that have gone unreported.
    Worldwide, more than 710,000 infections were reported, and deaths topped 33,000, half of them in Italy and Spain, where hospitals are swamped and the health system is at the breaking point.

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    Biden who?
    "He's talkin' to his gut like it's a person!!" -me
    "dumpster diving isn't professional." - angelatc
    "You don't need a medical degree to spot obvious bullshit, that's actually a separate skill." -Scott Adams
    "When you are divided, and angry, and controlled, you target those 'different' from you, not those responsible [controllers]" -Q

    "Each of us must choose which course of action we should take: education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary changes. But let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul

    "Paul said "the wave of the future" is a coalition of anti-authoritarian progressive Democrats and libertarian Republicans in Congress opposed to domestic surveillance, opposed to starting new wars and in favor of ending the so-called War on Drugs."

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    In related news, POTUS CV press briefings are getting such high ratings that some in media could be contemplating ending their coverage:

    Perspective | The media must stop live-broadcasting Trump's dangerous, destructive coronavirus briefings

    More and more each day, President Trump is using his daily briefings as a substitute for the campaign rallies that have been forced into extinction by the spread ...

    The Washington Post Opinion

    Because the “Ratings” of my News Conferences etc. are so high, “Bachelor finale, Monday Night Football type numbers” according to the @nytimes, the Lamestream Media is going CRAZY. “Trump is reaching too many people, we must stop him.” said one lunatic. See you at 5:00 P.M.!
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29, 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    Biden who?
    Leading Dem condentder for the White House in 2020 with whom liberal media might be in cahoots with... whose speeches incidentally get pretty low ratings compared to POTUS pressers.

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    On an un-related note, H/T Drudge Report:

    White House projects 100K to 240K US deaths from virus

    President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    ASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained.Public health officials stressed that the number could be less if people across the country bear down on keeping their distance from one another.
    “We really believe we can do a lot better than that,” said Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force. That would require all Americans to take seriously their role in preventing the spread of disease, she said.
    Added Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, “This is a number that we need to anticipate, but we don’t necessarily have to accept it as being inevitable.”

    Trump called it “a matter of life and death” for Americans to heed his administration’s guidelines and predicted the country would soon see a “light at the end of the tunnel” in a pandemic that has killed more than 3,500 Americans and infected 170,000 more.
    “I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead,” Trump said.
    “This is going to be one of the roughest two or three weeks we’ve ever had in our country,” Trump added. “We’re going to lose thousands of people.”

    The jaw-dropping projections were laid out during a grim, two-hour White House briefing. Officials described a death toll that in a best-case scenario would likely be greater than the more than 53,000 American lives lost during World War I. And the model’s high end neared the realm of possibility that Americans lost to the virus could approach the 291,000 Americans killed on the battlefield during World II.

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