Last night I listened to part of DN, and Amy was interviewing a CFR expert on pandemics.
She said the usual US line, that China was too slow in responding, and also that the US didn’t like the way that China responded, because the self-identified bastion of freedom thinks that quarantines are repression.
Two things I didn’t know: She mentioned the 2014 Ebola epidemic and lauded Obama’s actions, which, as you’ll recall, were to use the illness as a way to expand Africom, sending US troops to Liberia to ”fight” the virus. She said that Trump has defunded the Pentagon’s virus-fighting units, so now the US has no way to shoot or bomb epidemics. (My paraphrase).
Then she said that China makes all of US medicine components, so that we will soon be totally medicineless.
We’re all gonna die!
I’m pretty sure that India is involved in making US medicines also. Probably anywhere with cheap labor and lax enforcement probably has US drug companies invested, actually.
Then she trashed Trump for stopping air travel from China to the US, which we went through in 2014, also, remember? We’re all going to die, but in the meantime, we don’t want to be exclusionary.
Let’s send multiple people to an isolated area of disease 4,000 miles away, and then bring them back to the US. That’s the way the liberals fight pandemics.