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Washington DC and The Holy Land>Kushner's coronavirus team shied away from a national strategy
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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InChiefsHeaven 01:38 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by Bowser:
Biden is the perfect person to lead the attack on it going forward, too.
Well, you know if Biden wins and when Corona continues to do what it will do, the built in excuse will be that Trump didn't do enough...they can ride that shit for ever. And guys like OH will...
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cosmo20002 01:41 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by BucEyedPea;15094877[B:
]Why should a state like SD follow some national policy,[/B] 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?
Having a national policy--or some leadership from the federal government-- doesn't mean it has to apply the same across the board to every state and city.
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oaklandhater 01:42 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by cosmo20002:
Having a national policy--or some leadership from the federal government-- doesn't mean it has to apply the same across the board to every state and city.
This x100
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Raiderhader 01:44 PM 07-31-2020

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oaklandhater 01:44 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by Raiderhader:
Looking like a jackass.
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MagicHef 01:45 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by InChiefsHeaven:
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...
328 deaths/1.9 million people equals ~170 deaths per million, which is what the chart shows.
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fan4ever 01:46 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
Hillary would’ve saved us
I can just hear her "What does it matter now?"
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oaklandhater 01:47 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by fan4ever:
I can just hear her "What does it matter now?"
kinda of where I am at.

Clinton would have been a terrible president.

Trump was the one holding the ball during covid so it only waste time an energy playing what if.
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WhiteWhale 01:53 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by oaklandhater:


talking about covid deaths is politicizingn.

Same dumb ass logic that people try to spout here.
You begged for old people to die. Why are you pretending to not be happy?

This is what you wanted shit head.
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cosmo20002 01:53 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by Taco John:
Sounds like they understand federalism. Good on 'em.
Your convenient application of federalism--applying it when you think it is convenient for you--kind of goes out the window when you have a problem that impacts pretty much every state and the problem easily crosses state lines to impact the entire country. It obviously has a huge national impact. Is the national economy a national issue?
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Raiderhader 01:58 PM 07-31-2020

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Al Czervik 02:05 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by WhiteWhale:
You begged for old people to die. Why are you pretending to not be happy?

This is what you wanted shit head.
Exactly....
You ever want OAKTARD to leave a thread, throw this up at him.

He runs away like the lil soy bitch that he is......

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Raiderhader 02:06 PM 07-31-2020
NSFW


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oaklandhater 02:57 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by Al Czervik:
Exactly....
You ever want OAKTARD to leave a thread, throw this up at him.

He runs away like the lil soy bitch that he is......

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I'm not the only one who jokes about boomers dying it's been a thing for years.
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Al Czervik 03:13 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by oaklandhater:


I'm not the only one who jokes about boomers dying it's been a thing for years.

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Are you really struggling to understand the discussion here?

Before the SCAMdemic......you were praying for Boomers to die off.....
And spare us with the "joking" part.....you were not joking.

Now, since you go OMB, you are suddenly concerned for EVERYONE, including Boomers....

Do you see the problem here?

It is call being a Fucking Hypocrite.....
Just own it.....Cuz that is what you are.
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