• Despite the Left’s Hatred for President Trump — No Need to Panic over Coronavirus

    Surge Summary: Democrats are politicizing Coronavirus concerns in order to attack President Trump – a truly disgusting spectacle. The administration is taking decisive action on this matter; there is reason to take it seriously, but not panic.

     by Gary Bauer

    Anytime I think the left’s hate can’t get any worse, I am proven wrong.  The left and its media allies are now doing everything possible to exploit the coronoavirus.  They are attempting to stoke panic and they are promoting the baseless narrative that the president has failed to take appropriate steps.

    Senate Democrat Leader Charles Schumer kicked off the attack [Tuesday] on the Senate floor.  He declared that the administration had been “caught flat-footed” with “no plan to deal with the coronavirus” and “seemingly no urgency to develop one.”

    I have no idea what alternative reality Schumer is living in.  Here are the facts:

    • Out of 80,000 confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide, 77,000 are in China.
    • Last month, the administration declared a national health emergency.  It suspended flights to China and barred any foreign national who had traveled through China from entering the U.S.
    • It is nothing short of a miracle that while countries like Italy, Japan and South Korea are dealing with major outbreaks, we are not.
    • The U.S. is more connected to the world than most other countries.  America is a major tourist destination.  The swift action of the Department of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has resulted in a total of 57 people that we know of having virus inside the U.S.
    • Forty-three of those cases were American citizens brought home from the infected cruise ship in Japan.  But that’s just 57 people in a country of 330 million.

    Is it likely to remain 57 people?  Of course not.  It seems that the coronavirus is like a flu on steroids.  Imagine trying to prevent the yearly flu from arriving here.  We’d have to build a wall around the entire country and ban all ships and planes, shutting down all travel.  In short, it would be virtually impossible.

    We will have more cases of coronavirus.  We have excellent healthcare and medical research institutions.  So I am reasonably optimistic that we will be able to limit the impact.  But we don’t know for sure.

    Of course, everyone is hoping we will limit this.  Whoops.  I have to correct that.

    Unfortunately, I have no doubt that many in the fevered swamps of the left — the same folks who tried to blame George W. Bush for Hurricane Katrina and Trump for the devastation Hurricane Maria caused in Puerto Rico — are hoping for the worst now.  That is beyond disgusting.

    And here’s a final point to keep mind:  It wasn’t that long ago when the left accused President Trump of being a racist for trying to stop hundreds of thousands of people from crossing our southern border, including many who were sick and a surge of Chinese nationals.  If anyone is to blame for leaving our country exposed, it is the radical left.

    Don’t Panic

    [Tuesday], CDC officials held another briefing.  They said that they were taking all necessary precautions but added that while the risk remains low, the spread of coronavirus in the U.S. was “inevitable.”

    The talking heads on CNBC reacted by setting their hair on fire.  The financial markets crashed again.  There is no reason for this panic.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/; https://freesvg.org/man-in-medical-mask-thinking

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.


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