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oaklandhater 01:12 PM 07-31-2020
https://www.businessinsider.com/kush...-report-2020-7

Kushner's coronavirus team shied away from a national strategy, believing that the virus was hitting Democratic states hardest and that they could blame governors, report says

Some members of Jared Kushner's coronavirus task force believed the pandemic would affect Democratic areas worse and may have adjusted accordingly, Vanity Fair reported.
In March and early April, Kushner gathered a team to devise a nationwide coronavirus testing plan.
A public-health expert in regular contact with the team told the magazine that "the political folks" thought a nationwide response was a bad political move.
At the time, outbreaks were worst in Democratic-voting states and cities. The source suggested that some close to Kushner thought it was best to hold back and blame governors.
Kushner's plan was indeed dropped in favor of a mainly state-by-state response. Since then, cases have surged in states on both sides of the political divide.
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Members of Jared Kushner's coronavirus task force considered a national-scale testing plan early in the US's coronavirus outbreak.

However, according to a new Vanity Fair report, the plan never came to be, partly because the task force thought it would be better politically to hold off.

The logic, a source told Vanity Fair, was that the virus would hit Democratic-voting areas hardest and that the damage could be blamed on governors instead.

In March and early April, Kushner, a senior White House adviser, led a task force, parallel to the White House's official efforts, to devise a plan to accelerate coronavirus testing and supply chains nationwide.

Ultimately, that was abandoned, and President Donald Trump shifted much of the responsibility for controlling outbreaks to individual states.

A public-health expert who was in regular contact with Kushner's team told Vanity Fair's Katherine Eban that political reasoning may have influenced the decision.

"The political folks believed that because it was going to be relegated to Democratic states, that they could blame those governors, and that would be an effective political strategy," the unnamed expert said.

The expert also said the final call would have been Kushner's. "It was very clear that Jared was ultimately the decision maker as to what [plan] was going to come out," they said.

When the team was working, New York was the epicenter of the US's coronavirus outbreak, with more than 300,000 cases by early April.

It's not the first time the Trump administration has been accused of using politicized reasoning in its pandemic response.

The president wore a face mask in public for the first time in early July, and he has recently signaled a more serious take on a pandemic that he had previously downplayed.

On Monday, however, reports emerged that Trump's pivot may have been motivated by advisers showing him increases in cases in Republican and swing states — "our people," a senior administration official told The Washington Post.

Several states, both red and blue, have seen significant increases in coronavirus cases since beginning to ease lockdowns. Arizona, Florida, and Texas — all of which have Republican governors — are among the states that now have more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 people.
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Just Passin' By 01:23 PM 07-31-2020
"Trump wants to be a dictator, and will do anything to have all the power and control!"


"No, wait... wrong page. Ahh, here we go."


"Trump's a do nothing who left this all up to the states!"
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oaklandhater 01:23 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by Raiderhader:
No, you are discussing politics. Covid is just the vehicle for your message/agenda.
Who is in charge of it right now.

With over a 150k deaths.

any one defending Trump on Covid is a fucking moron.
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BucEyedPea 01:23 PM 07-31-2020
Why should a state like SD follow some national policy, when they had no lockdown, social distancing or mask mandates and came through it all just fine?

Such a dumb idea. Including that it doesn't sound Constitutional. Where is Beau, to now come in and stress his Constitutional support?
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Just Passin' By 01:24 PM 07-31-2020
Oh, and



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MagicHef 01:24 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by oaklandhater:
Sounds like they thought it would hurt Dem governors more.

Didn't think about the long haul.

Desantis and abbott look like shit right now
Deaths per million by state:
Attached: dpm.jpg (39.7 KB) 
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Bowser 01:25 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by oaklandhater:
We are the only major western country getting major deaths due to his lack of leadership.

fucking own it.
Saying it over and over doesn't make it true, but we know - Orange Man Bad.

And make no mistake, this has been and always will be China's baby. I'm looking forward to the world coming for their pound of flesh from those commie fucks.
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MGRS13 01:26 PM 07-31-2020
Trump eventually firing Kushner is going to be the funniest move in his presidency. Jared will have to chase idonka around the country flying coach.
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Prison Bitch 01:30 PM 07-31-2020
Hillary would’ve saved us
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Raiderhader 01:33 PM 07-31-2020
A yellow bird
with a yellow bill
sat up upon
my windowsill
I lured him in
with a piece of bread
and then I smashed
his yellow head
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Bowser 01:33 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
Hillary would’ve saved us
Biden is the perfect person to lead the attack on it going forward, too.
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Raiderhader 01:36 PM 07-31-2020
There once was an Indian maid,
A shy little prairie maid,
Who sang a lay, a love song gay,
As on the plain she'd while away the day;

She loved a warrior bold,
This shy little maid of old,
But brave and gay, he rode one day
To battle far away.

Now, the moon shines tonight on pretty Red Wing
The breeze is sighing, the night bird's crying,
For afar 'neath his star her brave is sleeping,
While Red Wing's weeping her heart away.

She watched for him day and night,
She kept all the campfires bright,
And under the sky, each night she would lie,
And dream about his coming by and by;

But when all the braves returned,
The heart of Red Wing yearned,
For far, far away, her warrior gay,
Fell bravely in the fray.

Now, the moon shines tonight on pretty Red Wing
The breeze is sighing, the night bird's crying,
For afar 'neath his star her brave is sleeping,
While Red Wing's weeping her heart away.

Now, the moon shines tonight on pretty Red Wing
The breeze is sighing, the night bird's crying,
For afar 'neath his star her brave is sleeping,
While Red Wing's weeping her heart away.
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InChiefsHeaven 01:36 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by MagicHef:
Deaths per million by state:
That chart doesn't make sense. It shows Nebraska with just under 200 deaths per million...we've only had like 330 deaths total...but there's just under 2 million in the state. I don't understand...
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Prison Bitch 01:37 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by Bowser:
Biden is the perfect person to lead the attack on it going forward, too.
Does he know viruses don’t care if you scream “BIGOT!” at them?
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Pogue 01:37 PM 07-31-2020
Does Oakhater have a cervix?
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ptlyon 01:37 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by oaklandhater:
Who is in charge of it right now.

With over a 150k deaths.

any one defending Trump on Covid is a ****ing moron.
Fauci
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