Coronavirus

Airtight

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Trump's top economic adviser and member of the White House coronavirus task force, Larry Kudlow, claimed the regime had placed an "airtight" lid on the virus, but that is literally not true in one glaring case.

According to a whistleblower from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), when infected Americans were evacuated from Wuhan, China where the virus originated, they were greeted by workers with no protective gear and no training.

Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services sent more than a dozen workers to receive the first Americans evacuated from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, without proper training for infection control or appropriate protective gear, according to a whistleblower complaint.

The workers did not show symptoms of infection and were not tested for the virus, according to lawyers for the whistleblower, a senior HHS official based in Washington who oversees workers at the Administration for Children and Families, a unit within HHS.

They literally weren't protected from the air, so I wouldn't call this "airtight."

The whistleblower says she was reassigned to a different position after raising safety concerns about the team exposing themselves and potentially others they come into contact with.

It may turn out that these workers weren't infected, but they easily could have been. This is exactly the kind of bungled response we've come to expect from the Trump regime that could lead to a wider outbreak.

  • muselet

    If the whistleblower’s complaint is correct, and I have no reason to question its accuracy, then HHS screwed the pooch many times over and some political appointees’ heads need to roll.

    Secretary of HHS Alex Azar insisted today he “will never tolerate” retaliation against a whistleblower, and if you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you.

    The level of incompetence on display is staggering.

    –alopecia

  • Nefercat

    I have no doubt that the trump “administration” believes that President Obama bullshitted his way through the Ebola outbreak and hey, nothing bad happened.

    After all, at the time trump yammered incessantly about Real President Obama’s alleged incompetence in dealing with it, so clearly all trump and his clown car of minions have to do have to do is spread some bullshit of their own. Obama got away with it, why shouldn’t they? What could possibly go wrong?

  • David Greenberg

    Has there ever been a greater assemblage of pricks in one place and at one time? The real problem is that for a multitude of reasons- ignorance, racism, self absorption- 40% of the country believes them.

    • Draxiar

      An acre of thornbushes do not have as many pricks as this administration.