Republicans: it is in your political interest to increase awareness about coronavirus so that old people stay alive to vote for you in November.
— James Palmer (@BeijingPalmer) March 9, 2020
Think I’m gonna split this into three parts tonight — look for separate ‘International’ and ‘Informational’ following posts.
I think in one week maximum we will have realized that the US is in the same situation… https://t.co/LChgXn9J08
— Kai Kupferschmidt (@kakape) March 10, 2020
Four days ago @realDonaldTrump said he “stopped” the #coronavirus & “closed it down.” As of tonight, there are over 1,000 cases in America with at least 31 deaths. The virus has now spread to 37 states.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 11, 2020
He was told that in order to even *get tested,* he has to have not just *all 3* of the above symptoms, but also fit 1 of these risk factors:
1) contact with confirmed case
2) previously been under quarantine
3 recent travel to an affected country
4) history of respiratory issues
— Sulome (@SulomeAnderson) March 11, 2020
And this means that health care professionals are scared to death of anyone with flu-like symptoms, because they have no way to know what they're dealing with.
— Patrick Chovanec (@prchovanec) March 11, 2020
The numbers of "new" cases reported daily in the US are not new. They are newly discovered as we start to test more. Testing is still completely inadequate, and actual case numbers are much larger than the numbers we're hearing because most cases never get tested.
— Marc Lipsitch (@mlipsitch) March 10, 2020
This story is getting retweeted a lot, read it for yourself:
— Charles ?. Davis (@charliearchy) March 11, 2020
— EJ Willingham (@ejwillingham) March 11, 2020
The Trump administration is not, repeat, NOT withdrawing its proposal for sharp cuts to the CDC's budget https://t.co/P26L2nfIkV
— Frida Ghitis (@FridaGhitis) March 10, 2020