Six Americans Have Died from the Coronavirus

Last Friday, at a rally South Carolina  President Trump accused the Democrats of politicizing the CoronaVirus.

 Later in the day, Donald Trump Jr., told Fox News that Democrats “seemingly hope that it comes here, and kills millions of people so that they could end Donald Trump’s streak of winning.”

Neither Trump was specific, to which Democrat or Democrats was politicizing the CoronaVirus.

What they failed to mention Republicans and Democrats criticised the Trump Administration handling of the CoronaVirus.

Republican Senator John Kennedy accused acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf of not knowing enough about the virus’ spread in the US and the ways it can be contracted.

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer accused Trump of having “no plan” to deal with the virus’ spread and argued he was exhibiting “towering and dangerous incompetence.”

Republican Senator Richard Shelby was critical of the proposed 2.5 billion dollars in emergency funding  said its not  the time to shortchange American people

The reality is the Trump Administration has made huge cuts in the budget of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resulting in large staffing cuts.

Last week defending his cuts to the CDC, the President said  it was easy to bolster the public-health agency and cited his business approach toward running the federal government.  “I’m a businessperson. I don’t like having thousands of people around when you don’t need them,” Trump said. “When we need them, we can get them back very quickly.”  Some of the expert targeted by the cuts ” hadn’t been used for many years and that additional federal money ane new medical staffers could be obtained swiftly since “we know all the good people”

Experts say those cuts affected  programs that health experts say weakened the federal government’s ability to manage a health crisis.

In 2018, the White House eliminated a position on the National Security Council tasked with coordinating a global pandemic response. The CDC that same year also axed 80% of its efforts combating disease outbreaks overseas because its funds were depleted.

There are 100 cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as state and local governments.

According to the CDC, there are 48 cases from repatriated citizens. According to CNN Health’s tally of US cases that are detected and tested in the United States through US public health systems, there are 52 cases in 11 states. Bringing the total of coronavirus cases to 100.

This includes presumptive positive cases that tested positive in a public health lab and are pending confirmation from the CDC, and confirmed cases have received positive results from the CDC.

Here’s a breakdown of the 52 US cases:

  • Arizona – 1
  • California – 18
  • Florida — 2
  • Illinois — 4
  • Massachusetts —1
  • New York — 1
  • Oregon — 3
  • Rhode Island — 2
  • Washington state — 18 (includes 6 fatalities)
  • Wisconsin — 1
  • New Hampshire — 1