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https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/1 ... the-public
By Mark Sumner
2021/11/13 
The House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack has been in the news so much lately that it seems like it would be easier to just refer to it as simply the Select Committee. But it’s not the only one. There is also the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, which was formed back in April 2020 and is still very much in business. Despite its relative absence from the news, this subcommittee has been busy investigating topics ranging it’s a series of just-released documents from that committee that may make the media remember that this committee is out there. Working with both emails and texts, the committee shows both the extent to which members of the Trump White House interfered with efforts to protect the public, and the way they consistently worked to downplay the threat—leading to disaster.

But it’s a series of just-released documents from that committee that may make the media remember that this committee is out there. Working with both emails and texts, the committee shows both the extent to which members of the Trump White House interfered with efforts to protect the public, and the way they consistently worked to downplay the threat—leading to disaster.

Those efforts extend back to appearances by Dr. Nancy Messonier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, at the very outside of the pandemic in February of 2020. In a pair of appearances, Messonier warned that the spread of COVID-19 in the United States was a matter of “when not if,” and that “disruption to everyday life may be severe.“ 
Neither of those messages met with Donald Trump’s approval. From that day forward, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were forbidden from holding briefings, and the White House took over coronavirus messaging. A day after Messonier’s bracing talk, Trump went on to tell the nation that “we have a total of 15 people” with COVID-19, and they are “all getting better.” 
As the documents show, shoving the experts off-screen to replace them with happy talk was just the tip of a very dangerous iceberg.
The emails obtained by the subcommittee show that Trump was “angered” by Messonier’s entirely accurate assessment of the situation. The CDC was then blocked from giving any public briefings for over three months, at a critical time when the disease was spreading, but knowledge of things like mask efficacy and what situations were most likely to spread the virus was improving. 

*When Trump brought in COVID-19 skeptic Scott Atlas as a “special advisor” to the coronavirus task force, Atlas immediately moved to drastically reduce guidelines for COVID-19 testing. Dr, Deborah Birx confirmed to the committee that this move was made specifically to reduce the level of testing across the nation, generating a false impression of the level of new cases.
 
*HHS political appointee Paul Alexander demanded that CDC stop publishing scientific reports he believed were damaging to Trump. CDC officials were then ordered to delete Alexander’s emails to cover up this attempt to quash vital public data.
 
*Dr. Messonnier was told in very clear terms to shut up by both former HHS Secretary Alex Azar and Trump-appointed CDC director (and now vocal “blame China” proponent) Robert Redfield.  
 
*CDC communications officer Kate Galatas was refused when she asked to hold a briefing in April to share information on a new CDC recommendation to wear face coverings and new evidence of how the virus represented a threat to children. The idea that the CDC was somehow against masks would persist for months.
 
*The CDC team swiftly became so frustrated by their inability to get out accurate information, that they tried to circumvent Trump’s coronavirus task force to get guidelines on safe working conditions out to hard-hit meatpackers. They got caught, and the language in the CDC guidelines was “softened” by Redfield, in order to align with Trump’s demands that people stay on the job. Over 250 meatpackers died and 59,000 tested positive.

*Throughout the pandemic, Trump and his team worked to stifle the release of accurate information, to block scientists from talking to the public, and to spread false information designed to downplay the threat. All of this makes it seem that this particular select subcommittee could easily join the Jan. 6 select committee in asking the DOJ for criminal indictments.


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Succicent. Yeah fuk covid45 and the slime he Dragged In, Go Bannon!

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Why do you continually propagate BULLSHIT, Int?
Fact check: White House didn't fire pandemic response unit when it was disbanded in 2018
Camille Caldera - USA TODAY - Sep. 17, 2020
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/fac ... 437356001/

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??fired? Where?
Dismantled. And the worms ate into his brain...

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??fired? Where?
Dismantled. And the worms ate into his brain...
Are you unaware that "fire" and "disband" are synonymous with "dismantled" in this context, 'scientist'? Many of those folks went on to do the same work in a different units.

As the article notes, something you didn't read...
Tim Morrison, a former senior director for counterproliferation and biodefense on the NSC, wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Post that he "inherited a strong and skilled staff in the counterproliferation and biodefense directorate" when he joined in July 2018.

"This team of national experts together drafted the National Biodefense Strategy of 2018 and an accompanying national security presidential memorandum to implement it; an executive order to modernize influenza vaccines; and coordinated the United States’ response to the Ebola epidemic in Congo, which was ultimately defeated in 2020," he wrote.

He also said that the reorganization of the NSC was necessary after the "bloat that occurred" under Obama, when the staff quadrupled to nearly 400 – a figure that even members of the Obama administration agreed was too large.

Some personnel remained in the Trump administration

Though the unit was disbanded, not all members of the team left. Some moved to other units in the NSC, like those focused on weapons of mass destruction and international organizations, per The Washington Post.

At the time of the disbanding, National Security Council spokesman Robert Palladino told the Post the Trump administration "remains committed to global health, global health security and biodefense, and will continue to address these issues with the same resolve under the new structure.”
John Bolton sits for an interview with USA TODAY.

After the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic in mid-March, the decision to disband the global health unit received fresh scrutiny. Bolton defended the restructuring on Twitter.

"Claims that streamlining NSC structures impaired our nation's bio defense are false," he wrote on March 13. "Global health remained a top NSC priority, and its expert team was critical to effectively handling the 2018-19 Africa Ebola crisis."

Bolton attributed the attack to partisan politics.

"The angry Left just can't stop attacking, even in a crisis," he wrote.

Even critics of the choice to disband the unit – like Beth Cameron, its head under Obama – noted that not all pandemic preparedness personnel left the administration.
Restructuring the department was necessary, even according the Barry's administration...something that your TDS won't allow you to see - the facts.

"The angry Left just can't stop attacking, even in a crisis," he wrote."

Perfectly describes your activities, TDS inflicted scientist!

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Fuck me! synonyms.
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President Trump gutted the USA emergency pandemic response structures. A disservice to us and a disservice to the world.
Then did nothing to rebuild it or put it back when needed, instead.... well yanno see above.

Jeez louise .. synonymous.

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