Added in December, 2020: Link here to the October 2020 article, on the website of Hillsdale College,   Sensible, compassionate Anti-COVID strategy , by Epidemiolgist Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford University.  Here are samples of the excellent content of this article:

  • The bottom line is that the COVID fatality rate is in the neighborhood of 0.2 percent....
  • for young children, this disease is less dangerous than the seasonal flu. This year, in the United States, more children have died from the seasonal flu than from COVID by a factor of two or three....
  • The widespread lockdowns that have been adopted in response to COVID are unprecedented—lockdowns have never before been tried as a method of disease control. Nor were these lockdowns part of the original plan. The initial rationale for lockdowns was that slowing the spread of the disease would prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed. It became clear before long that this was not a worry: in the U.S. and in most of the world, hospitals were never at risk of being overwhelmed. Yet the lockdowns were kept in place, and this is turning out to have deadly effects....
  • the U.N. has estimated that 130 million additional people will starve this year as a result of the economic damage resulting from the lockdowns....
  • In effect, what we’ve been doing is requiring young people to bear the burden of controlling a disease from which they face little to no risk. This is entirely backward from the right approach...
  • ... we had arrived at the same view—the view that the widespread lockdown policy has been a devastating public health mistake.
  • In response, we wrote and issued the Great Barrington Declaration, which can be viewed—along with explanatory videos, answers to frequently asked questions, a list of co-signers, etc.—online at www.gbdeclaration.org
  • The Declaration includes the following:
     
  • As immunity builds in the population, the risk of infection to all—including the vulnerable—falls. We know that all populations will eventually reach herd immunity—i.e., the point at which the rate of new infections is stable—and that this can be assisted by (but is not dependent upon) a vaccine. Our goal should therefore be to minimize mortality and social harm until we reach herd immunity.
  • The most compassionate approach that balances the risks and benefits of reaching herd immunity, is to allow those who are at minimal risk of death to live their lives normally to build up immunity to the virus through natural infection, while better protecting those who are at highest risk. We call this Focused Protection.

 

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  • A COMPARISON OF THE RESULTS OF THE U.S. CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE TO THE RESULTS OF OTHER WESTERN NATIONS, BELGIUM, CANADA, FRANCE, GREAT BRITAIN, ITALY, MEXICO, NETHERLANDS, SPAIN, SWEDEN AND SWITZERLAND 
  • A DETAILED DAY-BY-DAY LOG OF THE RESPONSE ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE TRUMP/PENCE ADMINISTRATION 
  •  NON-POLITICAL EVALUATIONS OF THE ADMINISTRATION'S RESPONSE

August, 2020 Jobs Report: Economy Continues to Rebound As Unemployment Rate Drops

 
"The following content is an excerpt from the report. A link to the entire report appears below:
 
"In August, America added nearly 1.4 million new jobs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly Employment Situation Report, in line with the consensus forecast. The unemployment rate fell by 1.8 percentage points to 8.4 percent, the second largest decline on record. The August jobs report confirms that the strong recovery continues.
 
Just a few months ago, America had an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent—the lowest rate in 50 years—before jumping to a peak of 14.7 percent in April due to devastation wrought by COVID-19. But between April and August, the unemployment rate fell by 6.3 percentage points to 8.4 percent. For perspective, following the Great Recession of 2008-09, it took nearly a decade for the unemployment rate to fall by 6.3 percentage points.
 

... America is on track to witness the fastest labor market recovery from any economic crisis in history."

 

For the entire report, link here: to the whitehouse.gov website: August 2020 Jobs Report

 

Update at October 25, 2020: In September, 661,000 jobs were added, bringing the unemployment rate down to 7.9%. For the entire report, link here to the whitehouse.gov website: September 2020 Jobs Report

UPDATE AT OCTOBER 3, 2020:
 
 
Representative Steve Scalise: Trump actions on coronavirus saved hundreds of thousands of lives, new report shows. Link here for the full report on the website of Fox News:  Trump Coronavirus Response Saved Hundreds of Thousands of Lives
 

Here is a balanced evaluation of the Trump/Pence Administration's performance in fighting COVID-19, a  brief (12 minutes' long) comprehensive compilation of facts and figures by Fox News, evidencing that the administration's response was strong, effective and efficient, starting before the first U.S. case and through the Fox News report date of August 4, 2010:

Youtube.com - The Real COVID Record

 

 

 

RESULTS OF THE U.S. CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HOW DOES THE U.S.A. RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS COMPARE TO THE RESPONSES OF OTHER WESTERN NATIONS, INCLUDING CANADA AND MEXICO?

There are two measures of a country's results in responding to the coronavirus:

  • Case-Fatality Ratio: The number of deaths per 100 confirmed cases, i.e., the percentage of persons with coronavirus who die: This is measure of the effectiveness of treating those infected with the virus.

 

  • National Death Rate: The total number of deaths due to coronavirus per 100,000 population (population of the entire country): This is a "bottom line" measure, combining the number of people who become infected and the effectiveness of the treatment.

Data for both measures are tracked on the website of the Johns Hopkins UniversityCoronavirus Mortality The following comparison is calculated using the August 2020 data from this website:

As the table below illustrates:

  • As of the end of August, the U.S. Case-Fatality Ratio of 3.2% was approximately 3 times better than the 10.4% average of the ten listed other Western countries.
  • As of the end of August, the U.S. National Death Rate, 52 deaths per 100,000,  was approximately equal to the average, 50.8 deaths per 100,000, of the ten listed other Western countries.

 

Case-Fatality % National Death Rate
U.S.A. 3.2 52
Western Countries:
Belgium 12.7 87
Canada 7.3 25
England (United Kingdom) 14.6 70
France 12 45
Italy 13.9 59
Mexico 10.9 45
Netherlands 9.6 36
Spain 8.3 61
Sweden 6.9 57
Switzerland 5.2 23
Average of Western Countries: 10.14 50.8

 

Things to Consider:

  • The National Death Rate figures are highly dependent on the behavior of individuals, e.g., their diligence in practicing social distancing, washing hands, and wearing masks. For example, the recent rioting and looting violated the social distancing rule, as did people's return to bars and beaches. 
  • The actions of both the federal government and the state governments have to be taken into consideration in assessing governmental performance. There is wide variation from state to state in the U.S.A. This is examined in the Fox News analysis above.
  • There has been a learning curve in the treatment of coronavirus over the past four months, resulting in a downward trend in Case-Fatality Ratio figures. In fact, there has been an improvement since we posted the figures above: Refer to the October 25th update below. 

Conclusion: The media's disparagement of the administration's response to the coronavirus is not based on facts and thus is seen to be misleading and driven by politics, at the expense of the American people. In fact, the U.S.A. results as of August were significantly better than those of other Western nations (by a factor of 3 to 1) in terms of Case-Fatality Ration figures and the U.S.A. was on par with the other Western nations in regard to overall national fatality rates. 

 

UPDATE AT OCTOBER 25, 2020:  

The U.S. Case-Fatality Ratio is now 2.6%, an improvement of 20% over the above-stated 3.2%. The Case-Fatality Ratios of the ten other countries listed above have also improved, now averaging approximately 5%, meaning that the results of treatment in the U.S.A. is better than that of these other Western nations by a factor of approximately 2 to 1, on average. The National Death Rate has increased in all of the above-listed countries, and the U.S.A. remains approximately on par with the other countries. In combination, these two statistics mean that the number of cases has increased in all countries but all countries have improved in the treatment of cases.

 

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Deroy  Murdock,  contributing editor with National Review Online, and senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.
 
Deroy Murdock: "Team Trump has battled the virus that causes the respiratory disease COVID-19 with vigor and ingenuity since before this unprecedented global crisis suddenly exploded without warning. This worldwide pandemic should be free of partisan sniping. Alas, too many politicians and politically aligned members of the media have been more focused on attacking the president than the pathogen. All these partisan complaints are baseless, as the chronicle below confirms. This timeline summarizes news accounts, government documents, and the chronology on the Think Global Health website." 
The content above and below is from two articles by Deroy Murdock, published on March 21 and April 29. (Links to the source articles appear below.)
 
 

DAY-BY-DAY LOG OF THE RESPONSE ACTIONS

The following content is from Deroy Murdock's March 21st article:

 

 
"Trump fights coronavirus effectively – political attacks on his response should stop":
Dec. 31, 2019: China informs the World Health Organization of a pneumonia-like disease in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province.
 
Jan. 7: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launches its Coronavirus Incident Management System.
 
Jan. 11: China reports the first coronavirus death.
 
Jan. 27: Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar leads the first daily meeting of the President’s Coronavirus Task Force.
 
Jan. 29: President Trump chairs his task force and then identifies its members. Among them: Azar, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield, and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci. Fauci, an internationally recognized immunologist, has led the institute since 1984 under Democratic and Republican presidents
 
Jan. 30: The World Health Organization proclaims the coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
 
Jan. 31:
  • Azar declares “a public health emergency in the United States.”
  • Trump bans the entry of foreigners who were in China within 14 days of reaching America.
 
Side Notes (added by Vote4yourLife authors):
  • On February 3, Joe Biden stated, “We have, right now, a crisis with the coronavirus… This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia – hysterical xenophobia – and fearmongering to lead the way instead of science.”)
 
  • Dr. Fauci later praised Trump’s “original decision” restricting entry into the U.S. He tells journalists on February 29: “If we had not done that, we would have had many, many more cases right here that we would have to be dealing with.”)
 
  • As late as February 29, the WHO advised against travel or trade restrictions related to COVID-19 outbreaks, saying: “Travel bans to affected areas or denial of entry to passengers coming from affected areas are usually not effective in preventing the importation of cases…”
 
Feb. 5:
  • As expected for months, the Senate acquits Trump on two articles of impeachment, finally derailing a Democratic-built effort to overturn the 2016 election that distracted America while this pandemic incubated.
  • Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping confer by phone. Trump promises $100 million to help China and other coronavirus-plagued nations.
  • The CDC ships coronavirus test kits to some 100 U.S. laboratories.
Feb. 11:The W.H.O. brands COVID-19, short for “coronavirus disease 2019.”
 
Feb. 22-24: The C.D.C. discourages travel to and from Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea.
 
Feb. 26: Trump assigns Vice President Mike Pence to spearhead anti-COVID-19 efforts.
Feb. 29: The Food and Drug Administration frees health diagnostics companies LabCorp, Quest and others to develop coronavirus tests and liberates states to engage some 2,000 such laboratories.
 
March 4: Trump meets with health insurance company leaders. They agree to cost-free COVID-19 tests.
The Coronavirus Task Force urges nursing homes to limit family visits to shield at-risk seniors from the virus.
 
March 6: Trump signs legislation providing $8.3 billion to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
 
March 12: Travel ban on 26 European countries announced– preventing entrance to the U.S.A. by non-Americans. 
 
Side Note by Vote4yourLife editors: On March 12, Joe Biden stated, “Banning all travel from Europe or any other part of the world may slow it but as we’ve seen will not stop it. And travel restrictions based on favoritism and politics, rather than risk, will be counterproductive.” The same day, Biden Tweeted “A wall will not stop the coronavirus. Banning all travel from Europe — or any other part of the world — will not stop it…”
 
March 13:
  • Trump declares a national emergency, unleashes $42 billion, waives student loan interest, deregulates to promote telemedicine, allows doctors to practice across state lines, and approves rules changes to make it easier for hospitals to hire new physicians.
  • Trump meets with Costco, Walmart and other private retailers. They soon launch drive-through COVID-19 tests.
  • The FDA lets Roche and Thermo Fisher produce COVID-19 tests.
March 15: Trump confers with grocers, who agree to stay open.
 
March 16: Phase 1 clinical trials begin on the first COVID-19 vaccine candidate, just 64 days after China isolated its genome on Jan. 12. “This is record time for the development of a vaccine,” says FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, resulting from “an impressive public/private partnership.”
 
March 18:
  • Trump signs financial relief for COVID-19’s economic casualties.This bill’s liability protection emboldens 3M, Honeywell, and others to market N95 industrial masks for medical use.
  • Trump presses Navy hospital ships Comfort and Mercy into action.
March 19: Trump announces that Carnival Cruise Lines has offered to allow idled cruise ships to be used as hospitals.
 
March 19: Trump starts daily White house briefings to all Americans. These daily briefings continue through April 27.
 
March 20: Trump postpones Tax Day from April 15 to July 15, for filing and payment.
Trump and his colleagues’ labors finally have earned some of his harshest critics’ respect:
 
I spoke to the president this morning, again. He is ready, willing, and able to help,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., said March 17. “His team is on it. They have been responsive late at night, early in the morning. And thus far, they have been doing everything that they can do, and I want to say thank you, and I want to say that I appreciate it.”
 
He said everything I could have hoped for,” Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-Calif., remarked about his discussions with Trump. “We had a very long conversation, and every single thing he said, they followed through on.
 
Trump suspended foreclosures on Federal Housing Administration-insured mortgages, proposed sending payments to economically stressed families and individuals, and triggered the Defense Production Act to require companies to manufacture indispensable supplies needed to vanquish COVID-19.
 
The above content is from Deroy Murdock’s March 21st article, found on-line on the website of Fox News here:
 
The following content is from Deroy Murdock’s April 29th article:
 
"Trump team's coronavirus response — they inspired, motivated and turned the tide"
 
This article is found on the website of Fox News here: Foxnews.com Trump Teams Coronavirus Response/Deroy Murdock
 
Trump’s March 13 national-emergency announcement sprang largely from forecasts of flooded hospitals. A deluge of COVID-19 patients would cascade in and beg for beds, ventilators and doctors. However, many of the 14,566 beds that the Army Corps of Engineers has built at 18 temporary facilities stayed empty. One 250-bed pop-up hospital in Seattle closed after a week. Not one patient arrived.
 
There’s a boat that’s leaving soon from New York. As New Yorkers braced for a harrowing, COVID-fueled capacity squeeze, the 1,000-bed hospital ship USNS Comfort arrived March 30. But Comfort treated only 182 patients. The 2,106-bed infirmary that the Corps installed in just nine days at the nearby Javits Center eased pressure on the Comfort. This week, it steams toward its next mission. So, Trump over-responded.
 
New York’s Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo predicted March 24 that his hard-hit state needed 30,000 ventilators – a frightfully tall order.  However, this expected ventilator drought never happened. Nevertheless, private companies heeded Trump’s call, hastened production, and assembled 11,327 of these life-saving devices. They are so abundant that Cuomo announced April 15 via Twitter: “We will be sending 100 ventilators to Michigan and 50 ventilators to Maryland.”
Meanwhile, Food and Drug Commissioner Stephen Hahn, M.D., has cut through “red tape” to greenlight clinical trials for 72 potential COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. Another 211 related pharmaceuticals are speeding toward evaluation.
 
“More than 31,000 National Guard stood up around the country,” Vice President Pence said on April 22. He added that 5,500 active-duty military personnel are fighting COVID-19, including 964 uniformed medical professionals serving 17 hospitals in seven states.
 
Ninety VA staffers are aiding New Jersey’s nursing homes. Sixteen VA teams are helping similar facilities in Florida.
 
To date, FEMA, HHS and the private sector have harnessed 85 Project Airbridge flights to supply:
 
• 7.2 million face shields 
• 15 million surgical gowns 
• 74.7 million N95 respirators 
• 104.8 million surgical masks 
• 798 million gloves 
Democrat Governors recognize that Team Trump furnished the tools they need to defeat COVID-19:
 
Building four field hospitals,” said New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. “That was a decision the president, himself, took and I am grateful for it.” 
I want to thank the president of the United States, President Trump, who mobilized this effort, and he did it with all rapid speed,” Cuomo stated. “I’ll tell you, he’s been amazingly accessible,” the governor observed. “He has delivered for New York.”  
Every single direct request that he was capable of meeting, he has met,” California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom noted. He asked Trump for testing swabs on April 22. “So conversation, commitment, promise made, promise kept; 90,000 on the way, to be distributed tomorrow.
 
Here is a continuation of the timeline of the Trump/Pence administration’s actions in addressing COVID-19:

March 18: President Trump spoke to:

• Doctors, physicians, and nurses on the front lines containing the spread of coronavirus.

• 130 CEOs of the Business Roundtable to discuss on-going public-private partnerships in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

March 19: President Trump announced:

• Very encouraging progress shown by anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine for fighting coronavirus.

• Carnival Cruise Lines will make ships available for use as hospitals in impacted areas to use for non-coronavirus patients. 

March 19:  Vice President Pence announced tens of thousands of ventilators have been identified that can be converted to treat patients.

March 19: The State Department issued a global level 4 health advisory, telling Americans to avoid all international travel due to coronavirus.

March 19: President Trump directed FEMA to take the lead on the Federal Government’s coronavirus response & visited FEMA HQ with Vice President Pence for a video call with Governors.

March 20: The U.S. and Mexico agree to mutually restrict nonessential cross-border traffic.
March 20: Secretary Mnuchin announced at the direction of President Trump that tax day will be moved from April 15 to July 15 for all taxpayers and businesses.
March 20:  President Trump:
• Spoke with Sen. Schumer about coronavirus response & stimulus measures
• Held a call with over 12,000 small business owners to discuss relief efforts

• Announced the CDC will invoke Title 42 to provide border patrol with tools to secure the borders

March 20: The Department of Education announced it will:
• Not enforce standardized testing requirements for the remainder of the school year
• Allow federal student loan borrowers to stop payments without penalty for 60 days

March 20: Secretary Azar announced:
• FEMA is coordinating and assisting coronavirus testing at labs across the country
• The CDC is suspending all illegal entries to the country based on the public health threat, via Section 362 of the Public Health & Security Act

March 20: Secretary Azar sent a letter to all 50 Governors that the federal government is buying and making available 200,000 testing swabs

March 21: Vice President Pence announced to date over 195,000 Americans tested for coronavirus and have received their results
March 21: The Trump Administration announced HHS placed an order for hundreds of millions of N95 masks through FEMA
March 21: The FDA announced it had given emergency approval to a new coronavirus test that delivers results in hours, with an intended rollout of March 30
March 21: Adm. Giroir confirmed 10 million testing kits had been put into the commercial market from March 2 through March 14

March 22: President Trump approved major disaster declarations for:
• Washington State
• California

March 22: President Trump announced: 
• Governors will remain in command of National Guard forces & the federal govt will fund 100% of operations cost
• He directed the federal govt to provide 4 large federal medical stations with 2,000 beds for CA & 1,000 beds for NY & WA.

March 22:  President Trump confirmed his administration was working with Peru & Honduras to return Americans stranded in both countries as a result of travel restrictions.

March 22: Vice President Pence announced: 
• The testing backlog will be resolved by midweek.
• To date, over 254,000 Americans have been tested for coronavirus and received their results.

March 22:  President Trump announced that the USNS Mercy will be deployed to Los Angeles.
March 22: FEMA issued guidance for tribal governments to seek federal assistance under the President’s emergency declaration.

March 23: President Trump signed an executive order invoking section 4512 of the Defense Production Act to prohibit the hoarding of vital medical supplies.

March 23: VP Pence announced:
• 313,000 Americans were tested for the coronavirus & received results.
• FEMA established a supply chain stabilization task force so Americans get supplies they need.
• HHS will have commercial labs prioritize testing for hospitalized patients.

March 23:  The White House Office of Science & Technology Policy announced a public-private consortium to:
• Advance coronavirus research.
• Provide access to computing technology and resources for researchers.

March 23: Attorney General Barr announced: 
• The Justice Department held a National Task Force meeting on hoarding and price gouging.
• Each of the 93 U.S. Attorney General offices is designating a lead prosectuor to prevent hoarding.

March 23: President Trump announced HHS is working to designate essential medical supplies as “scarce” to prohibit hoarding of these items.

March 23: The Treasury Department announced it is working with the Federal Reserve to lend up to $300 billion to businesses and local governments.

March 24: President Trump announced the Army Corps of Engineers & the National Guard are constructing four hospitals and four medical centers in New York.
March 24: President Trump approved a major disaster declaration for the state of Iowa related to the coronavirus outbreak.
March 24: Vice President Pence:
• Confirmed FEMA sent New York 2,000 ventilators.
• Announced individuals who have recently been in New York should self-quarantine for 14 days.

March 24: Dr. Deborah Birx announced the U.S. has conducted more coronavirus tests in the last week than South Korea has over the prior eight weeks.
March 24: The U.S. Army issued orders for three army hospitals to deploy their health care professionals to New York and Washington state, at the direction of Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy.

March 25: President Trump approved major disaster declarations related to the #coronavirus outbreak for:
• Texas
• Florida
• North Carolina

March 25:  President Trump & Vice President Pence held a conference call with 140 non-profit organization leaders, including The Salvation Army & The Red Cross, to discuss coronavirus response efforts.
March 25: President Trump signed a bill reauthorizing The Older Americans Act, which supports senior citizens by providing meals, transportation, and other crucial services.

March 25: Vice President Pence
• Held a conference call with equipment manufacturers to discuss on-going coronavirus response efforts.
• Announced 432,000 Americans have been tested for coronavirus and received results.
• Confirmed 4,000 ventilators were delivered to New York.

March 25: Vice President Pence held discussions with multiple governors, including the Governor of Indiana & the Governor of Michigan

March 26: President Trump approved major disaster declarations related to the coronavirus outbreak for:
• Illinois
• New Jersey
• Maryland
• Missouri

March 26:  President Trump announced the USNS Comfort will depart for NYC on Saturday to assist in the coronavirus response – 3 weeks ahead of schedule!

March 26: President Trump participated in a video conference with the leaders of the G20 to discuss the global coronavirus response & the need for countries to share information and data on the spread of the virus.

March 26: President Trump held a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss the coronavirus.
March 26: Vice President Pence announced 552,000 Americans have been tested for coronavirus and received their results.
March 26: Dr. Fauci announced the Federal Government is working with companies to speed up production of potential coronavirus vaccines while those drugs are still in the trial phase.

March 27: President Trump signed The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law.
March 27: President Trump signed a Defense Production Act memorandum ordering General Motors (GM) "to accept, perform, and prioritize federal contractors for ventilators.
March 27: President Trump signed an executive order allowing the military to activate members of the Selected Reserve and Ready Reserve to active duty to assist with the Federal response to the coronavirus.

March 27: President Trump approved major disaster declarations related to the coronavirus outbreak for:
• South Carolina
• Puerto Rico

March 27:  President Trump appointed Office of Trade and Manufacturing policy director Peter Navarro to serve as the Defense Production Act Policy Coordinator.
March 27: President Trump announced that 100,000 ventilators are projected to be manufactured in the next 100 days, three times the amount typically manufactured in one year.
March 27: President Trump announced that Boeing offered the use of three "Dreamlifter" cargo air crafts to transport medical supplies across the country.
March 27: Partnering with FEMA, the CDC, and the Coronavirus Task Force, Apple released a coronavirus app which allows users to screen for their symptoms.
March 27: President Trump spoke with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson about the global coronavirus response and committed to helping provide ventilators to the U.K. where possible.
March 27: Vice President Pence announced that 685,000 Americans have been tested for coronavirus and received their test results.
March 27: Emory University began enrolling participants for a phase one clinical trial, sponsored by the NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), of a new, potential coronavirus vaccine.
March 27: FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor spoke to the director of each of the state's emergency operations about the state-led, federally-supported coronavirus response effort.
March 27: The USNS Mercy arrived in the port of Los Angeles to help relieve the strain on hospital facilities in Southern California.

March 28: President Trump visited Norfolk, VA to send off the USNS Comfort to New York City where it will help relieve the strain on local hospitals.
March 28: President Trump approved major disaster declarations related to the coronavirus outbreak for:
• Guam
• Michigan
• Massachusetts 
• Kentucky
• Colorado

March 28: President Trump spoke with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis regarding the coronavirus response effort.
March 28: The CDC issued new guidance for residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to avoid non-essential domestic travel for 14 days to #StopTheSpread of the coronavirus within the U.S.

March 29: President Trump announced that CDC guidelines will be extended through April 30 to promote #socialdistancing and other measures to stop the spread of the #coronavirus.
March 29: President Trump approved major disaster declarations related to the coronavirus outbreak for:
• Connecticut
• Oregon
• Georgia
• Washington DC

March 29:  President Trump met with supply chain distributors including FedEx, Cardinal Health, and UPS to discuss ways to get state and local governments necessary medical supplies to combat the coronavirus.
March 29: President Trump congratulated the Army Corps of Engineers for having completed construction on a 2,900 bedroom temporary hospital at the Javits Center in New York.
March 29: President Trump tweeted his support for the FDA to expedite the approval process to approve mask sterilization equipment produced by Battelle.
March 29: President Trump announced the on-going study of 1,100 patients in New York being treated with Hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus.
March 29: President Trump directed the Treasury & Labor Departments to look at reinstating deductions of business expenses at restaurants, bars, and entertainment businesses to help the hospitality industry.
March 29: The first "Project Airbridge" shipment of medical supplies from abroad, organized by FEMA, landed at JFK airport, carrying 80 tons of masks, face shields, and other vital medical supplies.
March 29: President Trump announced that Cigna and Humana are waving co-pays for coronavirus treatment.
March 29: Vice President Pence sent a letter to hospital administrators requesting that hospitals across the country report their coronavirus data to the Federal Government in addition to state authorities.
March 29: Adm. Giroir announced that 894,000 Americans have been tested for coronavirus and received their results.
March 29: HHS accepted 30 million doses of Hydroxychloroquine, donated by Sandoz, and one million doses of Chloroquine, donated by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, for clinical trials and possible treatment of coronavirus patients.

March 30: President Trump announced that one million Americans have been tested for coronavirus and received their results.
March 30: President Trump approved major disaster declarations related to the coronavirus outbreak for:
• Alabama
• Kansas
• Pennsylvania
• Rhode Island

March 30:  Secretary Azar announced that the FDA has approved Battelle’s N95 mask sanitization process for use to decontaminate tens of thousands of masks per day.
March 30: President Trump announced further private sector commitments to manufacture personal protective equipment  by MyPillow, Honeywell, Jockey, Procter & Gamble, and United Technologies.
March 30: President Trump announced, to date, FEMA has dedicated $1.3 billion to assist New York State’s coronavirus response.
March 30: President Trump announced “more than 14,000” National Guard service members have been activated to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.
March 30: President Trump spoke with the nation’s governors about their need for medical supplies.
March 30: President Trump announced that in the coming days the Federal Government will be delivering:
• 400 ventilators to Michigan
• 300 ventilators to New Jersey
• 150 ventilators to Louisiana
• 150 ventilators to Illinois
• 50 ventilators to Connecticut

March 30:  President Trump spoke to Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy and pledged to send $100 million of medical supplies to aid Italy’s battle against coronavirus.
March 30: Answering President Trump’s call for the private sector to join the fight against the #coronavirus, Ford Motor Company committed to producing 50,000 ventilators in the next 100 days.
March 30: On coronavirus testing, Secretary Azar announced that the U.S. is currently testing nearly 100,000 samples per day.
March 30: HHS took steps to accelerate a clinical trial of a potential coronavirus vaccine developed by Janssen Research & Development.
March 30: CMS announced new regulatory changes to cut red tape and give flexibility to America’s health care workers by relaxing hospital workforce regulations, expanding child care, meal, and laundry services for health care workers, expanding tele-health reimbursement, and more.
March 30: The USNS Comfort arrived in New York Harbor, providing more than 1,000 more hospital beds for patients without coronavirus, to relieve pressure on local hospitals.
March 30: The USNS Mercy began treating patients in Los Angeles.

March 31: President Trump officially issued “30 Days To Slow The Spread” guidance to mitigate the outbreak of coronavirus.
March 31: President Trump approved major disaster declarations related to the coronavirus outbreak for:
• Ohio
• Montana

March 31: President Trump participated in a conference call with executives of American Network Service Providers to promote connectivity amid social distancing.
March 31: President Trump announced that the federal government is stockpiling 10,000 ventilators to be urgently distributed as needed once the coronavirus pandemic hits its peak in the U.S.
March 31: President Trump announced that the Treasury Department and SBA are rapidly mobilizing money from the CARES Act’s $349 billion paycheck protection program, with the program set to be “up and running” by April 3.
March 31: President Trump spoke to Michigan Governor Whitmer about the state’s need for ventilators.
March 31: President Trump announced the Army Corps of Engineers & FEMA will construct:
• 8 facilities with 50,000 bed capacity in California
• A field hospital with 250 bed capacity in Michigan
• 2 field hospitals in Louisiana with 500 bed capacity
• An alternative care sight in New Orleans with a 3,000 bed capacity

March 31: President Trump spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the international effort to defeat the coronavirus and support the global economy.
March 31: President Trump and the First Lady spoke with their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain about efforts to combat the coronavirus.
March 31: Vice President Pence announced that 10 states now have access to federal funding for The National Guard to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.
March 31: Vice President Pence announced that 17,000 National Guard Servicemen have been activated across the country to assist in the coronavirus response.
March 31: Vice President Pence announced that 1.1 million coronavirus tests have been completed.
March 31: Adm. Giroir & Surgeon General Adams issued an open letter to the U.S. health care community about how to optimize the use of ventilators.
March 31: The FDA issued an emergency use authorization for a two-minute coronavirus antibody test developed by Bodysphere Inc.
March 31: The Treasury Department and IRS launched the employee retention credit, created by the CARES Act to incentivize businesses to keep their employees on payroll, and said businesses can begin using it.
March 31: The VA announced that it had expanded virtual services to veterans, continuing to provide care while limiting in-person interactions that could potentially harm vulnerable populations at VA facilities.

Timeline continues, below....
April 1: President Trump approved a major disaster declaration related to the coronavirus outbreak for:
• North Dakota
• Hawaii
• The Northern Mariana Islands

April 1: President Trump spoke to Walmart CEO Doug McMillon about the need to procure gowns for hospitals
April 1: President Trump spoke to military families whose relocation or reunion with loved ones was impacted by the coronavirus.
April 1: President Trump announced that the construction & refurbishing of two additional hospital ships like the USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort are being considered.
April 1: Vice President Pence announced that 1.2 million coronavirus tests have been completed.
April 1: The White House, HHS, and the FDA worked with Senator Rob Portman to acquire and authorize for use over two million gowns donated to the Strategic National Stockpile by Cardinal Health.
April 1: Dr. Birx announced that the White House issued a challenge to universities and states to develop ELISA, or Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays, tests to detect coronavirus antibodies in larger communities more quickly.
April 1: The Treasury Department released FAQs to help small and medium businesses understand the paid sick and family leave tax credits now offered under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
April 1: The Department of Labor posted a temporary rule to implement the Families First Coronavirus Response Act in order to provide paid sick and family leave.
April 1: In New York City, the USNS Comfort began treating its first patients.
April 1: The VA opened its East Orange, NJ medical center to serve non-veteran coronavirus patients to assist the state and FEMA in their response to coronavirus.
April 1: The Treasury Department announced that Social Security recipients, including senior citizens, disabled Americans, and low-income Americans who do not file tax returns will have their coronavirus relief payments directly deposited into their bank accounts.

April 2: President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act to direct 3M to produce more N95 respirator masks.
April 2: President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act to help 6 companies (General Electric, Hill-Rom Holdings, Medtronic, ResMed, eRoyal Philips, and Vyaire Medical) get the supplies they need to make ventilators.
April 2: President Trump approved major disaster declarations related to the #coronavirus outbreak for:
• Virginia
• Tennessee
• The U.S. Virgin Islands

April 2: President Trump discussed the production of ventilators with GM CEO Mary Barra.
April 2: President Trump announced that The Javits Center temporary hospital will be converted into a coronavirus hospital.
April 2: President Trump announced that the Department of Defense will be establishing 48 more ICU beds in New York.
April 2: President Trump announced that the Federal Government will be establishing a coronavirus hospital in Louisiana and Texas.
April 2: President Trump took an additional coronavirus test and tested negative.
April 2: President Trump ordered the Federal Government to cover the costs of all National Guard operations in states with recently approved disaster declarations.
April 2: President Trump sent Senator Chuck Schumer a letter debunking false claims made against the Trump Administration’s coronavirus response.
April 2: Secretary Mnuchin and Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza announced that the Paycheck Protection Program, created by the CARES Act to provide $350 billion in loans to small businesses, will be launched tomorrow.
April 2: Secretary Mnuchin announced that the first relief payments will be dispersed within two weeks.
April 2: Vice President Pence announced that 1.3 million coronavirus tests have been completed.
April 2: Vice President Pence announced that all Blue Cross Blue Shield Members will be waiving out of pocket costs for coronavirus treatment.

April 2: Rear Adm. Polowczyk announced FEMA’s Supply Chain Stabilization Task Force has delivered:
• 27.1 million surgical masks
• 19.5 N95 million respirator masks
• 22.4 million surgical gloves
• 5.2 million face shields
• Over 7,600 ventilators
 
April 2: First Lady Melania Trump had a phone call with Mrs. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau of Canada, who is recovering from the coronavirus.
April 2: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $25 billion in federal funding to support public transportation systems in response to the coronavirus.
April 2: The Department of Justice and HHS distributed 192,000 N95 respirator masks confiscated from price gougers to health care workers in New York and New Jersey.
April 2: The FDA approved the first coronavirus antibody test, developed by Cellex.
April 2: The FDA issued new guidance to increase the supply of blood donations, reducing the deferral period for gay men from 12 months to 3 months.
April 2: The Department of Education donated 5,760 N95 respirator masks discovered in storage to aid the fight against the coronavirus.
April 2: Secretary Pompeo announced that the State Department has now brought home 30,000 Americans stranded overseas as a result of coronavirus-related travel restrictions.
April 2: April 2: HHS announced it was relaxing enforcement of HIPAA violations to encourage health care providers to share coronavirus data and information with federal and state health care officials.
April 2: The Trump Administration issued recommendations to nursing homes to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus.
April 2: HUD announced it was immediately making $3 billion of CARES Act funding available to help America’s low-income families and most vulnerable citizens across the nation.
April 2: The Energy Department announced it would immediately make 30 million barrels of the strategic petroleum reserve’s (SPR’s) oil storage capacity available to struggling U.S. oil producers.
 
April 3: President Trump announced new voluntary CDC guidelines that all Americans wear non-medical, fabric or cloth face masks to prevent asymptomatic spread of coronavirus.
April 3: The President met with energy execs from Phillips 66, Devon Energy, Continental Resources, Hilcorp Energy, Occidental Petroleum, The American Petroleum Institute, The Energy Transfer Partners, Chevron, & Exxon Mobil to discuss coronavirus’ impact on the energy industry.
April 3: President Trump spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss convening the five permanent members of the UN Security Council in an effort to defeat the coronavirus and discuss its impact on the world.
April 3: President Trump approved major disaster declarations related to the coronavirus outbreak for:
• New Hampshire
• West Virginia
• Indiana
• Arkansas
• Oregon

April 3: President Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum blocking the export of N95 and other respirator masks, surgical masks, PPE gloves, and surgical gloves to ensure they are available in the U.S. – designating them as “scarce” under the Defense Production Act.
April 3: President Trump announced that Anthem will waive co-pays for coronavirus treatment for 60 days.
April 3: President Trump announced that uninsured Americans will have their coronavirus treatment covered, using funding from the CARES Act.
April 3: Trump Administration officials spoke to the directors of the two largest health care providers in Louisiana, Ochsner and LCMC Health, to discuss their need for medical supplies.
April 3: President Trump directed FEMA to send Ochsner Surgical Gowns.
April 3: President Trump announced that 9,000 retired Army medical personnel have volunteered and are assisting the federal response to the coronavirus.
April 3: President Trump announced that the DOJ and HHS have together secured:
• 200,000 N95 masks
• 130,000 surgical masks
• 600,000 gloves
from hoarders and have distributed the supplies to health care workers.

April 3: Vice President Pence announced that 1.4 million coronavirus tests have been completed to date.
April 3: Vice President Pence announced that 18,000 machines are already available across the country to administer Abbott 15 Minute Coronavirus Tests, with another 1,200 soon to be distributed to states.
April 3: Vice President Pence announced that a Project Airbridge flight landed in Columbus, Ohio with medical supplies.
April 3: Secretary Azar announced a public-private partnership with Oracle to collect crowd-sourced data on coronavirus therapeutic treatments.
April 3: The SBA launched the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, issuing more than 17,500 loans valued at $5.4 billion.
April 3: The Army Corps of Engineers is working with states to assess 750 requests for temporary hospital facilities, having completed 673 already.
April 3: The FDA announced it would coordinate the national effort to develop blood-related therapies for COVID-19.
April 3: The Defense Department’s Joint Acquisition Task Force launched a new portal giving the private sector the ability to submit information and solutions to the DoD.
April 3: The State Department announced that they have awarded contracts for 8 new medical facilities, totaling 9,693 new beds.
April 3: The Department of Labor issued guidance to help employers reduce their use of N95 respirators, freeing up supply for the coronavirus response.
April 3: HUD announced it is making $200 million in Indian housing block grants for Indian Tribes under the CARES Act.
April 3: EPA Administrator Wheeler held a call with retailers and marketplace platforms to discuss ways to protect consumers from fake disinfectants.
April 3: First Lady Melania Trump held a phone call with Mrs. Brigitte Macron of France to discuss the coronavirus response.
 
April 4: President Trump announced that 1,000 members of the Defense Department’s Medical Corps will be deployed to New York to assist in the fight against coronavirus.
April 4: President Trump spoke to commissioners of major league sports organizations including the MLB, NFL, & NBA, recognizing what the leagues, teams, and players are doing in their communities to combat coronavirus.
April 4: President Trump tweeted encouragement to American children unable to start their Little League baseball season on time due to coronavirus.
April 4: President Trump approved major disaster declarations related to the coronavirus outbreak for:
• Nebraska
• Wisconsin
• Maine
• Nevada

April 4: President Trump announced that he was considering a second coronavirus task force focused on the economy.
April 4: President Trump urged PM Modi of India to allow Hydroxychloroquine to be shipped to the United States.
April 4: President Trump announced that the U.S. government has repatriated over 40,000 Americans from 75 countries.
April 4: Vice President Pence spoke to Governors of New York, New Jersey, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Maryland.

April 4: FEMA obligated $44 million to Iowa under the state’s major disaster declaration to combat the coronavirus.

 

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April 4: President Trump announced that 1,000 members of the Defense Department’s Medical Corps will be deployed to New York to assist in the fight against coronavirus.
April 4: President Trump spoke to commissioners of major league sports organizations including the MLB, NFL, & NBA, recognizing what the leagues, teams, and players are doing in their communities to combat coronavirus.
April 4: President Trump tweeted encouragement to American children unable to start their Little League baseball season on time due to coronavirus.
April 4: President Trump approved major disaster declarations related to the coronavirus outbreak for:
• Nebraska
• Wisconsin
• Maine
• Nevada

April 4: President Trump announced that he was considering a second coronavirus task force focused on the economy.
April 4: President Trump urged PM Modi of India to allow Hydroxychloroquine to be shipped to the United States.
April 4: President Trump announced that the U.S. government has repatriated over 40,000 Americans from 75 countries.
April 4: Vice President Pence spoke to Governors of New York, New Jersey, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Maryland.
April 4: FEMA obligated $44 million to Iowa under the state’s major disaster declaration to combat the coronavirus.

April 5: President Trump approved major disaster declarations related to the coronavirus outbreak for:
• South Dakota
• New Mexico
• Oklahoma
• Mississippi

April 5: President Trump announced that by Tuesday, 3,000 military and medical personnel will have deployed to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to assist in the coronavirus response effort.
April 5: President Trump announced that the Trump Administration will be sending New York 600,000 N95 masks tomorrow, including 200,000 to Suffolk County alone.

April 5: President Trump announced that the Administration will soon send:
• 300 ventilators to Michigan
• 200 ventilators to Louisiana
• 600 ventilators to Illinois
• 100 ventilators to Massachusetts
• 500 ventilators to New Jersey

April 5: President Trump announced the establishment of a federal coronavirus medical station in Washington D.C.
April 5: President Trump announced that Washington has returned 400 ventilators to the strategic national stockpile.
April 5: President Trump announced that 1.67 million coronavirus tests have been completed.
April 5: President Trump announced that the government has stockpiled 29 million doses of Hydroxychloroquine
April 5: Dr. Birx announced that testing in the New York metro area, New Jersey, Louisiana, and Washington has exceeded the testing rate of Spain and Italy

April 5: Adm. Polowczyk announced that three Project Airbridge flights of medical supplies landed across the US today carrying:
• 1 million gowns
• 2.8 million surgical masks
• 11.8 million gloves

April 5: Adm. Polowczyk spoke to top health officials from states severely impacted by the coronavirus to discuss the supply chain.
April 5: Secretary Wilkie announced that the VA is making 1,500 beds available at VA hospitals to help states and localities across the country.
April 5: Vice President Pence spoke to governors from states severely impacted by the coronavirus, including Michigan, Louisiana, and Illinois.
April 5: FEMA and The Army Corps of Engineers completed renovations at the McCormick Place Pavilion in Chicago, providing an additional 500 hospital beds for the city

April 6: President Trump announced an agreement with 3M to produce and import 55.5 million N95 masks each month for the next three months.
April 6: President Trump held a call with CEOs from pharmaceutical and bio-tech companies to discuss potential coronavirus therapeutics.
April 6: President Trump had a “very friendly” phone call with former Vice President Joe Biden to discuss the coronavirus.
April 6: President Trump announced that 1.79 million coronavirus tests have been completed.
April 6: President Trump approved Governor Murphy’s request to allow New Jersey patients aboard the USNS Comfort.
April 6: President Trump approved Governor Cuomo’s request to allow the treatment of coronavirus patients on the USNS Comfort.
April 6: President Trump announced that CVS will open two new drive-thru coronavirus testing sites in Georgia and Rhode Island. Both will use Abbott’s rapid coronavirus test.
April 6: President Trump announced that the FDA authorized Inovio’s potential coronavirus vaccine for a clinical trial, wile 10 potential coronavirus therapeutic agents are in “active trials” with another 15 potential therapeutics in plans for clinical trials.
April 6: President Trump praised the work of the private sector, including Apple and Salesforce, who have agreed to donate personal protective equipment to help defeat the coronavirus.
April 6: President Trump announced that The Army Corps of Engineers is building 22 field hospitals and alternative care sites in 18 states.
April 6: President Trump announced that 8,450 hospital beds and 8,000 ventilators have been deployed across the country from federal stockpiles.
April 6: Vice President Pence announced that to date $4.1 billion has been allocated to states under federal disaster declarations.
April 6: Vice President Pence announced that 21,000 National Guard Servicemen have been activated across the country to assist in the fight against coronavirus.
April 6: VP Pence announced that thanks to California’s donation of 500 ventilators, the federal government will send:
• 200 ventilators to MD
• 100 ventilators to DE
• 100 ventilators to NV
• 50 ventilators to DC
• 50 ventilators to Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands

Apil 6: The CDC began publishing a new, data-centered coronavirus surveillance report on coronavirus.gov.
April 6: HHS announced an additional $186 million in CDC funding for state and local jurisdictions combatting the coronavirus.
April 6: HHS announced it will be purchasing 15 minute coronavirus tests from Abbott for state, territorial, and tribal labs and for the Strategic National Stockpile.
April 6: The Department of Education announced a streamlined process making it easier for states to use federal education funding for distance learning during the coronavirus outbreak.

April 7: President Trump participated in a conference call with banking executives to discuss how to best deliver financial aid and technical assistance to small businesses.
April 7: President Trump announced the SBA has processed “more than $70 billion” in loans to help small businesses as part of the Paycheck Protection Program.
April 7: President Trump approved a major disaster declaration for Minnesota related to the coronavirus outbreak.
April 7: President Trump announced that in addition to the 8,675 ventilators in the strategic national stockpile, the federal government will be acquiring 110,000 ventilators in the next three months to be distributed to states in need.
April 7: President Trump announced that 1.87 million coronavirus tests have been completed.
April 7: President Trump announced his intent to ask Congress for an additional $250 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program to loan to small businesses.
April 7: Vice President Pence participated in a conference call with over 500 business owners to discuss their needs amid the coronavirus response effort.
April 7: CMS Administrator Verma announced that CMS will make available an additional $30 billion in grants this week for health care organizations with increased operating costs due to the coronavirus.
April 7: The State Department announced an additional $225 million in health, humanitarian, and economic assistance to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus around the world.
April 7: As part of Project Airbridge, UPS and FEMA began shipments of 25 flights with more than three million pounds of medical supplies.
April 7: The Department of Transportation finalized a requirement that airlines who receive assistance under the CARES Act continue flights to destinations they were serving before the outbreak, ensuring commercial flights are available.

April 7: The EPA distributed over 1,100 N95 masks to the California Office of Emergency Services.

A continuation of the timeline is found on the website donaldjtrump.com. Here is a link to the timeline on this website:

 

NON-POLITICAL EVALUATIONS OF THE ADMINISTRATION'S RESPONSE

Information to be added soon.

 

 

COMPARE:

Trump/Pence Administration

2017 to Present:

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Despite Coronavirus Crisis, Trump Finds Time To Pray

 

Despite the fact that President Trump has to spend all his time dealing with the decisions to be made vis-a-vis the coronavirus, he heard that Vice President Mike Pence was about to join a conference call with 700 pastors and asked to join them so they could pray together.

Trump told the pastors, “I want to thank you for praying for our country and for those who are sick. You do such an incredible job. You’re very inspirational people. And I’m with you all the way. You know that: You see what we’ve done for right to life and all of the things that we’ve been working so hard on together.”

After Perkins prayed for the president, Trump offered, “You know, you mentioned the word ‘stamina.’ We do need stamina. So, thank you very much.”

After Trump left the call, Pence stated, “The president and I couldn’t be more inspired by the way communities of faith have been stepping up …And you are demonstrating what the president today called ‘the greatness of American character’ …And we want to urge you on. We want a full partnership with you in sharing best practices again.”

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson added, “God is merciful… And we will get through this.” He opined that the crisis Americans face may be an opportunity for God to show His power that will “help us return to Him.” He concluded, “God still has His hand on this nation. And He has His hand on all of us.”


Link to article: President Prays                                   

Source: Dailywire.com - 3/24/20

Obama/Biden Administration

2008 to 2016:

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Obama admin repeatedly sought hundreds of millions in CDC funding cuts

2013 – Sought cut of $569 million from CDC

2015 – Sought cut of $414 million from CDC

2017 - Sought cut of $251 million from CDC

 

  • FactCheck.org points out that CDC funding has increased under the current administration.

 

  • Some of the Obama administration's cuts specifically took aim at the CDC's preparedness initiatives (The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

 

2012 - Budget sought level $72 million below 2010

2014 - Budget sought drop of $270 million for CDC funds

2015 - President Obama sought $50 million budget cuts amid a measles outbreak

 

  • “Chipping away at 317 funds…jeopardizes the immunization system in general. It restricts the ability of local public health departments to prepare for and respond to outbreaks and educate providers, Chris Aldridge, senior director for infectious disease at the National Association of County and City Health Officials, told The Washington Post in 2015.”

Source: Gregg Re - Fox News, 3/27/20

Article Link: CDC Funding

Paycheck Protection Program Dollars Misuse?

    • Under the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Congress allocated $349 billion in federal funds aiding small businesses with fewer than 500 employees.

    • $80 million in stimulus funds intended to help small businesses struggling through coronavirus economic hardship have gone instead to Planned Parenthood, instead, which is a multi-billion-dollar abortion business.  

    • Organizations like Planned Parenthood and its affiliates are ineligible to receive the PPP relief funds under affiliation rules established by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to administer the program.

    • A group of senators, led by Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), is calling for an investigation into how Planned Parenthood improperly received $80 million in COVID-19 relief funds.

    • Led by Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), currently the Senate Minority Leader, 41 Democrats signed a letter sent to the Treasury Department and the Small Business Administration, slamming the efforts to recoup the money as being nothing more than political.

The foregoing paragraphs are excerpts from several May 2020 articles appearing on the website of Live Action.

Here are links to these articles on this site:

LiveAction.org: Chuck Schumer, 5/29/20
LiveAction.org: Planned Parenthood, 5/20/20
LiveAction.org: Marco Rubio, 5/24/20