Trump is Desperate to Find Someone to Blame

The blamer-in-chief is back to scapegoating immigrants. He is now talking about keeping all immigrants out. Although it’s something Trump probably just thought it up during the middle of the night. Apparently blaming WHO is not really going very far. Nor is blaming the Governors. Trump’s organizing protests (by way of Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos) in swing states is an obvious ploy. It’s also going to kill a whole bunch of people unnecessarily. But none of it will work. He can no longer run away from taking responsibility for what he did. His failure to prepare the country has led to the highest number deaths in the World, by far.

Trump admin awards N95 contract far above normal price to bankrupt company with no employees: report

Another Trump White House scandal that will probably be swept under the rug:

The Trump administration awarded an N95 mask procurement contract worth eight times the usual price to a bankrupt company with no employees which has never even manufactured the respirator masks, according to a new report.

The company, Panthera, claims to provide tactical training and “mission support” for the Department of Defense and other government agencies. However, it has no experience with manufacturing or medical equipment, The Washington Post reported this week. Panthera’s parent company filed for bankruptcy in the fall, and it has not employed anyone since May 2018.

Trump sons’ romantic partners reportedly receive $180,000 a year from reelection campaign.

At least they don’t bother to deny it. The Trump mafia knows they can get away with just about any crime. No one to hold accountable:

The wife of one of Donald Trump’s sons and the girlfriend of another one are each receiving $180,000 a year from the president’s reelection campaign. But that money isn’t being handed out in the open. They’re each getting paid through the company run by Trump’s campaign manager in order to avoid the public disclosure that couldn’t be avoided if they were getting the money directly, reports HuffPost.

Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, and Lara Trump, Eric Trump’s wife, are each receiving $15,000 a month, two GOP sources tell HuffPost. Campaign manager Bradley Parscale is cutting the checks through his private company rather than the campaign itself. Parscale didn’t deny anything when HuffPost asked him about it. “I can pay them however I want to pay them,” Parscale said.

Army Decides a Coronavirus Pandemic Is a Good Time to Give GOP Donors $569 Million to ‘Build the Wall’

This scandal will be also forgotten or ignored because the media/press can’t do more than one thing:

In the middle of a pandemic that has killed 27,000 Americans and counting, the Army this week gave a politically connected Montana firm half a billion dollars—not to manufacture ventilators or protective gear to fight the novel coronavirus, but to build 17 miles of President Trump’s southern border wall.

On Tuesday, the Army Corps of Engineers announced it awarded BFBC, an affiliate of Barnard Construction, $569 million in contract modifications for building “17.17 miles” of the wall in two California locations, El Centro and San Diego. That works out to over $33 million per mile—steeply above the $20 million-per-mile average that the Trump administration is already doling out for the wall. Construction is supposed to be completed by the end of June 2021.

Twitter Deletes Sick And Dangerous Giuliani Tweet About COVID-19 Cure

Finally Twitter has taken action against the Trump mafia. They’ve been spreading dangerous lies for years now. They should have acted sooner. Lot’s more need to be done with the Trump lies being spread online:

After trying to get Dr. Fauci fired, Trump’s lying sycophants and lawyers are helping to spread dangerous lies about a treatment for COVID-19 in an effort to defend Donald’s bungled response to the virus, and his constant attacks on governors demanding help from the federal government.

Meditate grabbed the tweet pictured above before it was deleted by Twitter because it violated the platform’s rules.

It’s bad enough for Rudy to spread false information – that could lead to panic and death – about the unproven and untested drug hydroxychloroquine that Fox News TV hosts have been hawking as a possible treatment. But to use a tweet by Charlie Kirk, who is using lies posted by Jim Hoft, just compounds the lunacy of it all.

White House: Everyone Who’s Visited New York City Should Self-Quarantine

Anyone who comes within 6 miles of Trump should have their heads examined and then quarantined:

There’s deep concern about New York City and the metro area, said Deborah Birx, the White House Coronavirus Task Force response coordinator, where around 56 percent of all the cases in the United States are coming out.

“To everyone who has left New York over the last few days because of the rate of the number of cases you may have been exposed before you left New York,” Birx said.

Vice President Mike Pence then encouraged Americans from the New York City metro area to follow guidelines and avoid non-essential travel. Pence called on those that have traveled out of the metro area to elsewhere in the country “to self isolate for 14 days.”

“We have to deal with the New York City metropolitan area as a high risk area,” Pence said.

During the pandemic, Trump hasn’t been shy about verbally scorning New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has been among the public officials taking the most aggressive action to fight the virus.

YouTube to reduce video quality worldwide to ease strain on internet networks

Oh, no:

Videos on YouTube will now default to standard definition for all users worldwide, a step down from the typical high definition that users normally see.

The move is aimed at easing the burden on internet infrastructure as lockdowns and other emergency policies have kept millions at home.

The global change, which was announced and began rolling out on Tuesday, is expected to last for approximately 30 days as millions of people around the globe stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, YouTube said the move is meant “to do our part to minimize stress on the system during this unprecedented situation.”
Users will still be able to manually change to a higher resolution on a per-video basis, YouTube told CNN.


‘Don’t believe anything that the president says’: Wife speaks out after husband dies trying to take drug Trump touted

Trump is a mass murderer:

A woman from Arizona warned people not to trust President Donald Trump after her husband died from ingesting chloroquine phosphate, which shares an active ingredient with a drug the president has been touting.

Trump has claimed that chloroquine, which is used to treat malaria, could be effective in fighting Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. While there have been initial indications that this medication could work, it has not been approved for this use, and experts say much more study is needed before drawing any conclusions about its efficacy and safety.

The woman and her husband took chloroquine phosphate, which is used as a fish tank cleaner, NBC News reported. While the woman survived, her husband was killed.


Coronavirus: Could loss of sense of smell, taste be early warning for COVID-19 infection?

Doctors may have zeroed in on an early warning for a potential COVID-19 infection.

There have been cases where people who are diagnosed with coronavirus have said that they were not able to smell anything before the COVID-19 determination, The New York Times reported.

The conditions are called anosmia, or the loss of the sense of smell, and ageusia, the loss of the sense of taste.

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New study suggests how long coronavirus can stay on surfaces

The COVID-19 virus can persist in the air and on surfaces for hours, if not days, according to a new study performed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), CDC, UCLA and Princeton University.

Researchers and scientists found that the new coronavirus was detectable and stable on contaminated objects, suggesting that people could become infected in numerous ways.

The study attempted to mimic the virus being deposited from an infected person onto surfaces in household or hospital settings, such as through coughing or touching objects. Scientists investigated how long the virus remained infectious on those surfaces.

“The scientists found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel,” the National Institutes of Health said.

Evidence suggests, according to scientists, that people may be spreading the virus without knowing.”Most secondary cases of virus transmission appear to be occurring in community settings rather than healthcare settings,” the study said.