President Trump live link here a Fox10:
Alex Azar and others, testifying to Congress, live now:
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Trump Administration timeline of action on Coronavirus:
- 2018: National Biodefense Strategy developed to speed of action for bio-risk to Americans. PDF link here: 36 pages in total, https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/National-Biodefense-Strategy.pdf
- September 19, 2019: Executive Order on Modernizing Influenza Vaccines in the United States to Promote National Security and Public Health https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-modernizing-influenza-vaccines-united-states-promote-national-security-public-health/
- January 29, 2020: Task force being assembled within Trump Admin, coordinted through NSC and to include foremost experts on infectious diseases. Press statement on President’s Task Force on Coronavirus: https://publicpool.kinja.com/subject-statement-from-the-press-secretary-regarding-t-1841341883
- January 29, 2020: Peter Navarro tasked with unique task. Peter Navarro on Tucker, WH Coronavirus Plan is 4 part strategy being executed on TRUMP TIME
- 1- HHS has RFP tomorrow for personal protective equipment, includes 1/2 Billion Masks, gloves, suits
- 2- 3 Treatment options, 1-remdesivir IV drug in clinical trials, trying to secure dosage 2-Develop oral antivirals in rapid time 3-monoclonal antibodies to help build up immune system
- 3-vaccine development in 1/2 time
- 4-point of care diagnostics, adapting handheld devices to be able to do field diagnostics
- January 30, 2020: Trump Admin assembled a unified task force across all agencies to coordinate all response efforts across the totality of government. Official.
- January 30, 2020: Trump signs proclamation, using Presidential authority pursuant to Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, temporarily suspending the entry into the United States of foreign nationals. Restrictions were first to limit people traveling from Wuhan, 14 days MANDATORY quarantine. Then advanced to include all travelers from China, 14 days self-quarantine. All foreign national who traveled within China in the prior 14 days, were denied entry.
- January 30, 2020: HHS Secretary Alex Azar declared a nationwide public health emergency.
- January 31, 2020: Azar and all of the task force hold a presser at the White House: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=gypd4HnltbU&feature=emb_logo
- Transcript of Task Force Presser: https://publicpool.kinja.com/subject-press-briefing-by-members-of-the-presidents-co-1841395411
- Subsequent pressers at HHS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6koHkBCoNQ
- Media over-reacts and vehemently opposes Trump Admin for “manufacturing a crisis where none exists”. From the Washington Post, January 31st: https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/01/31/trump-weighs-tighter-china-travel-restrictions-response-coronavirus/
- February 2, 2020: Effort took a few days to implement, taking effect, formally on February 2. President Trump; and in accordance with the declaration, at 5:00 p.m. EST; Sunday, February 2nd, the U.S government implemented temporary measures to increase detection & containment of the coronavirus proactively. Effective February 2nd.
- February 25th, 2020: February 25, 2020: COVID-19 Vaccine Shipped, and Drug Trials Start https://news.yahoo.com/covid-19-vaccine-shipped-drug-213743772.html
- February 25-26th: President requests 2.5 billion to fight Coronavirus, including developing a vaccine. Schumer/Pelosi criticize the President for acting too slowly, when they criticized him for over-reacting a month ago. Schumer insists the President has NO PLAN, but insists the President needs more money, proposes 8.5 billion dollars. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/25/schumer-trump-spar-over-incompetence-coronavirus-f/
- February 26, 2020: Chelsea Clinton is rolled out, writing articles, criticizing the Trump Administration for Coronavirus response, media using the virus as a weapon to tank the market. Using it as a weapon to harm the President’s political aspirations for 2020 reelection. Disgusting.
- February 26, 2020: Alex Azar and team brief the public again, formally. Fauchi has been all over the press for the past month. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=KNV8HYI126U&feature=emb_logo
- President arrives home from a successful trip to India to address the nation this evening.
- Hat tip to Buterflygirl, Gail, and Sundance for timeline details and links.