Saturday, April 11, 2020
Trump knew of the epidemic in December and January- and failed to act. Costing thousands of lives now.
The first concerns about the outbreak of covid-19 infections were detailed in early November in a report from the National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI) that was delivered to the White House and the Pentagon, which concluded "that it could be an event catastrophic ”, quotes the same media.
Back then, the contagion was spreading uncontrollably in the Chinese region of Wuhan, affecting businesses and the routine of thousands of inhabitants. To date, this virus has spread to 1.4 million people and has claimed more than 85,000 lives worldwide. The US became the epicenter of the outbreak, with more than 400,000 cases and more than 13,000 deaths. New York is now ground zero of the pandemic.
Trump knew by at least January, yet he did nothing. Instead his advisors debated how to respond and if to respond.