Covid-19: The Reality Show that has taken cable TV by storm.

The plot is nominally about a war against an invisible Chinese invader. But on another level, it is a family sitcom, a successor to Ozzie and Harriet, Leave It to Beaver, and The Cosby Show.

The star is Daddy Donald, a brilliant if erratic father figure, who sometimes rambles on, as fathers are wont to do. After a generation in which males, especially TV fathers, were portrayed as bumbling fools, Donald breaks the stereotype. He is a wartime president who appeals to about half the population, mostly male, as a decisive and creative leader who says what we had been thinking but were afraid to say.

He is ably supported by his younger brother, Uncle Mike, who is loyal, steady, competent, and boring. With every strand of his snow-white hair perfectly in place, Uncle Mike always says the right thing.

Donald’s co-star is Dr. Deborah Birx, an HIV/AIDS expert from the State Department who was brought in to coordinate the federal government’s response to the coronavirus.

Dr. Birx exudes competence, as well as sensitivity, which is a rare combination. She has never heard a question, no matter how vapid, that wasn’t “a very good question,” as far as she was concerned. She teaches her children patiently and sincerely in words that they can understand, but respectfully, without talking down to them. She is the empathetic mother figure who calms the situation and holds the family together.

Then there is her problematic older brother, Uncle Anthony. His problem is that he did too well in school and never got over it. He was once Dr. Birx’s mentor but she has now surpassed him in people skills. For his sins, Tony now stands to the left of Donald, out of the TV picture, rather than at his right hand as he once did.

And then there is the off-screen cast. Cousin Andrew up in New York is never satisfied, and complains vociferously in public that the $3 billion headed to his state government and $40 billion headed to his fellow New Yorkers is a merely “a drop in the bucket.” Even worse is second cousin twice removed Billy de BlasioFor Billy, it is about power and making those evil corporations do what he wants, rather than leading them to act voluntarily and creatively in the public interest.

Hovering over it all is Nancy, the Wicked Witch of the West. She has hexed Donald with the epitome of Catholic curses: “I will pray for you.” Try intoning those words sanctimoniously and see how good they make you feel about yourself.

By contrast, wise old Uncle Mitch points out he led the Senate to reach a $2 trillion bipartisan deal to save the economy, while all that Nancy engineered was the divisive partisan spectacle of impeachment in the House.

It is no small achievement to turn a pandemic into a top-rated TV show, but this one is being orchestrated by the media genius who brought us The Apprentice and an estimated $5 billion in free media coverage during the 2016 presidential election. 

This messaging seems to be working: Donald’s approval rating has jumped to the highest of his Presidency in the latest Gallup poll, with 60% approving of his handling of the COVID-19 crisis.

A good case has been made by some that COVID-19, while serious, was hyped out of proportion by the media.

Perhaps the hype was merely to increase their ratings but perhaps they also saw a chance to undermine President Trump’s most obvious accomplishment, a strong economy. Some say that his opponents have been trying to “talk down the markets” for months with breathless predictions that there “might be” a recession before the election.

Others dismiss this hypothesis as a “conspiracy theory” ... a term used to shrug off events embarrassing to Democrats that later often turn out to be true.

By E. Donald Elliott

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Democrat-Media Complex persists in attacking the President, and rational people who support him

 FAKE NEWS HURTS U.S.

The weekend is here, or at least per the calendar since every day for about two weeks has just melded into each ... with only the latest scare headlines and Leftist calls for the imposition of martial law over what amounts to something slightly more deadly than seasonal flu to differentiate them.
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Yes, I said it and I meant it. Despite the tragedy of people dying, logic dictates that the number of deaths per the number of confirmed cases, the probable number of those infected and the unknown number of those who had it and got over it simply do not add up to what we were being told. 
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Chinese Coronavirus COVID-19, while certainly dangerous or even lethal to some, is no reason to shut down our society. If we are going to quarantine anyone, it should be the elderly and those whose compromised health puts them at greater risk to both catch and spread the contagion.
 I think President Trump should lift the state of emergency definitely by Easter and really by April 5th. 
The "evidence" and reasoning that has us in a state of siege and limbo is now provably flawed. If we continue to do things based on its premise we will do damage to the nation by orders of magnitude greater than whatever the highest death toll and hospitalization will be.
 

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By —J.J. Sefton 

CHINESE CORONAVIRUS, FICTIONS AND FACTS

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Great job TEAM USA - From field to fork is an amazing journey.

U.S. food processing and manufacturing is now operating at full capacity.

• Phase One was retail. • Phase two was distribution. • Phase three was the space between manufacturing and distribution. • Phase four is raw material supply to manufacturing.

 Overall, the majority of products should be back on our store shelves very soon, if not already.

 Supply Chain Explained

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"The American Age, The American Epoch, The American Adventure .. Has Only Just Begun"

WATCH - The Best Is Yet To Come - #Trump2020

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America’s future shines brightNo country on Earth is better prepared to handle this pandemic than we are. We will beat this virus together. And when we do, our economy will pick up right where it left off—with high wages, job growth, and rising 401(k)s.

Real leaders know that every decision in Washington affects millions of Americans.
Pundits, on the other hand, aren’t accountable to anyone except the media execs who sign their paychecks. They don’t have real jobs, so they don’t suffer when Democrats in Congress block a relief bill—or when politicians say it’s OK to shut down our entire economy indefinitely.

“List: 74 actions taken by Trump to fight virus and bolster economy”
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“What we need is to control the panic"

Why Coronavirus Crisis May Be Over Sooner Than Many Think

 Do Not Listen To Fake News

Stanford biophysicist and Nobel laureate Michael Levitt says that based on how the COVID-19 crisis has played out in multiple countries, the threat is less severe than the media has portrayed it to be and might be over sooner than most think. “The real situation is not as nearly as terrible as they make it out to be,” Levitt says, and, in the end, “we’re going to be fine.”

Levitt, who accurately predicted the slowdown of coronavirus cases in China, has been making the rounds with various media outlets to discuss his findings on the most recent data from nearly 80 countries involving the global pandemic. Like several otherexperts, Levitt maintains that the threat of COVID-19 is less severe than many reports make it appear.

As occurred in China in February, the rate of case increases will begin to decline, signaling the downside of a spread curve. “What we need is to control the panic.”

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COVID-19 panic can permanently harm our free, tolerant, open civil society.

  

Evidence over hysteria — COVID-19

The following article is a systematic overview of COVID-19 driven by data from medical professionals and academic articles that will help you understand what is going on (sources include CDC, WHO, NIH, NHS, University of Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, NEJM, JAMA, and several others).

Data is data. Our focus here isn’t treatments but numbers. You don’t need a special degree to understand what the data says and doesn’t say. Numbers are universal.

I hope you walk away with a more informed perspective on how you can help and fight back against the hysteria that is driving our country into a dark place. You can help us focus our scarce resources on those who are most vulnerable, who need our help.

Note: The following graphs and numbers are as of mid-March 2020. Things are moving quickly, so I update this article twice a day. Most graphs are as of March 20th, 2020.

Best,

Aaron Ginn

Aaron Ginn

Table of Contents

  1. Total cases are the wrong metric
  2. Time lapsing new cases gives us perspective
  3. On a per-capita basis, we shouldn’t be panicking
  4. COVID-19 is spreading
  5. Watch the Bell Curve
  6. A low probability of catching COVID-19
  7. Common transmission modes
  8. COVID-19 is likely to burn off in the summer
  9. Children and Teens aren’t at risk
  10. Strong, but unknown viral effect
  11. What about asymptomatic spread?
  12. 93% of people who think they are positive aren’t
  13. 1% of cases will be severe
  14. Declining fatality rate
  15. So what should we do?
  16. Start with basic hygiene
  17. More data
  18. Open schools
  19. Open up public spaces
  20. Support business and productivity
  21. People fear what the government will do, not infection
  22. Expand medical capacity
  23. Don’t let them forget it and vote
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Usual media suspects demand WH press briefings stop being shown on live TV .. because Trump is not their president.

Calls are increasing for cable networks to stop airing President Donald Trump’s press conferences live as critics believe Trump is turning White House news briefings into virtual campaign rallies that can “get people killed” with lies about the Coronavirus crisis.

Of course Fake News is hating these WH pressers .. Trump'a approval numbers are up.

LIVE TV everyday revealing our president fully in command of a crisis is not what they had in mind when this all began. China coronavirus was suppose to kill his base of support. Instead, Democrat governors from NY, CA applaud Trump's help and even Ilhan Abdullahi Omar of MN says Trump is doing a fine job.

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All hate-media has left is to call him a raaacist ..
.. for saying that the virus from China is the China virus.
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We Have Nothing To Fear .. except our rumor-mongering and panic-encouraging media

As FDR said in his December 9, 1941, fireside chat with the nation, what we now know as “the media” had a special responsibility:

"To all newspapers and radio stations—all those who reach the eyes and ears of the American people—I say this: You have a most grave responsibility to the Nation now and for the duration of this war."

And that responsibility, of course, was not to publish rumors, enemy propaganda, or defeatism.  As Roosevelt put it:

"Most earnestly I urge my countrymen to reject all rumors.  These ugly little hints of complete disaster fly thick and fast in wartime.  They have to be examined and appraised."

So now today, we must all be equally vigilant against rumor-mongering and panic-encouraging. 

One vigilant watcher is Ari Fleischer, White House press secretary to George W. Bush.  On March 13, Fleischer tweeted caustic criticism of CNN, quoting what the cable channel was saying, and then adding his own slam on the network: 

“There will be a pandemic.  And it will have the potential to bring humanity to its knees.”   So began a promo I just saw for a show that will air on CNN.  This type of promo is the kind irresponsible fear-mongering that should be avoided.  CNN should change its advertising.

Fleischer is right: CNN ought to be ashamed of itself.  And if it isn’t, then Americans should heap shame on the network, as a warning signal to other media outlets that might be tempted to jeopardize public order for the sake of ratings and clicks. 

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Chanel Rion, who is half Korean, is the White House Correspondent for One America Network (aka OAN). On Thursday, during President Trump’s now daily press briefing, she asked him why it was appropriate to use the phrase “Chinese Virus” when referring to the coronavirus.

Then, Rion got to the heart of the matter:

On that note, major left-wing news media — even in this room — have teamed up with Chinese Communist Party narratives and they’re claiming you’re racist for making these claims about ‘Chinese virus.’ Is it alarming that major media players, just to oppose you, are consistently siding with foreign state propaganda, Islamic radicals and Latin gangs and cartels? And they work right here at the White House with direct access to you and your team?

Given an opening, Trump took it:

"It amazes me when I read the things that I read. It amazes me when I read the Wall Street Journal, which is always so negative. It amazes me when I read the New York Times . . . it’s not even, I don’t, barely read it. You know, we don’t distribute it in the White House anymore and the same thing with the Washington Post. Because, you see, I know the truth. And people out there in the world, they really don’t know the truth, they don’t know what it is. They use different slogans and different concepts for me almost every week, trying to catch something. Last week it was all “chaos.” You see me. There’s no chaos. I have no chaos. I’m the one telling everybody to be calm. There’s no chaos in the White House. We have unbelievable professionals. It’s really – I mean, I think I came up with the term. I hope I came up with the term. But it is Fake News.

It’s more than Fake News. It’s corrupt news. They write stories without calling anybody. They write a story today, they had a couple of stories, where they never call me. Ever. That I know of. At least, nobody tells me. They’ll write a story without even asking my opinion on something. It’s totally fake."

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Perspective on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Republican candidates in Pennsylvania earn big wins in Special Elections

This news from PA is going mostly unreported .. as we've come to expect.

No matter .. the Democrat Party is a dead donkey.

ThumbnailPennsylvania Goes 3 for 3 GOP

 Ronna McDaniel @GOPChairwoman

BIG NEWS!

Republicans just won 3 State House special elections in Pennsylvania.

One of the districts went for Hillary by 9 points.

Working-class voters were critical to @realDonaldTrump's success in 2016, and the enthusiasm is a great sign for 2020!

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