Apparently, the President can still hold a grudge. 70 US Senators were invited to join the COVID-19 Council, including every single Republican Senator. Well, almost every single Republican senator. There was one notable name left off the invite list
Dr. Stephen Hahn joined Tony Katz to discuss the progress that the United States is making on COVID-19 testing. The progress that has been made is substantial, but how did China’s lack of forthcoming affect the speed at which we were able to accurately test Americans for COVID-19?
An interview with Rep. Trey Hollingsworth set off a firestorm in the national media. During an interview with Tony Katz, Rep. Hollingsworth discussed why he favored re-opening the country. The national media heard the clip and went nuts. There were even some holocaust references thrown around.
Tony Katz joined Fox and Friends to discuss the progression in the 2020 race for President. Joe Biden essentially sealed up the nomination with the endorsements of Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama. Katz discusses what kind of effect this will have on the Biden campaign and if he can rally in enough support from Bernie supporters.
Tony Katz spoke to Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, about the COVID-19 pandemic. The Secretary and Katz discuss the relationship between China and the United States after China withheld information that could have helped prevent the spread of the virus. How will China be dealt with and what is the timetable for an investigation?
Tony Katz has long been an advocate for reopening the country during this pandemic. He’s been adamant that Governors need to have a plan of action in place. Now, Katz is saying he made a mistake. It’s not the Governors who need to have a plan of action. It’s us. The people decide when they want to go back outside. Allow the people to dictate their own lives. Businesses can decide if they want to open up, and the citizen can decide if they want to go out. Let the market do what it does best.
America’s infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, appeared on CNN and told Jake Tapper that “obviously” fewer people would have coronavirus if we had shut down the country earlier. He punctuated it by saying there was “push back” to the idea:
Obviously, if we had right from the beginning shut everything down it may have been a little bit different. But there was a lot of pushback about shutting things down back then.
A full listen to his answers show Dr. Fauci wasn’t aggressively laying blame anywhere, and he repeatedly warned against second guessing. He stated clearly, for example, that comparisons to South Korea were illogical. He admitted that he looks at things from a, “pure health standpoint,” meaning that he doesn’t concern himself with your job or your neighbor’s small business.
But that won’t matter. Cable news will run his word choice for forever: Trump didn’t listen to scientists. Trump didn’t listen to doctors. Trump didn’t want to hurt his precious economy.
That economy has kept millions of Americans healthy – financially and mentally and emotionally. Why shouldn’t it be a part of the larger conversation? And why shouldn’t there be push back, when Dr. Fauci was writing in the New England Journal of Medicine that coronavirus was just a severe case of the flu? It was Dr. Fauci on Newsmax TV saying Americans don’t have to worry about coronavirus. It was the Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, saying your don’t have to wear a mask, only to change course a month later.Read More
The numbers around coronavirus in America have been sensationalized to the point of making Americans near de-sensitized. And with those numbers comes continued politicizing of policy, and demands for a national response. But the data we have shows that a One-Size-Fits-All policy doesn’t work for America.
Models show us horrific death rates, and incomprehensible infection rates. Then, models show us much smaller rates of death and infection. What are we to trust? Researcher Neill Ferguson from Imperial College in London said deaths in the UK would top 500,000 and would be over 2 million in the United States. Politicos and pundits ran with those numbers, pushing fear and the need for national lockdowns.
A week or so later? Ferguson revised his numbers, claiming deaths in the UK would be somewhere around 20,000. The reason, he stated, was social distancing.
Just one problem with that, as was noted by former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson. At the time of Ferguson’s revision, the lock down in the UK had only been in effect for two days. Also, a revision from 500K to 20K is not a revision. It’s an admission that your first numbers were simply wrong.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation said there could be between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths in the United States. The White House took these numbers seriously, and used them to devise their policies of shutdowns and social distancing. Recently, the IHME revised their models. Now, they say 60,000 to 124,000 people might die.
Yes, they cut their numbers in half. Supporters claim that it proves social distancing works. Others note, rightfully so, that social distancing was incorporated into their initial numbers:Read More
It is a time of crisis. Jobless numbers are at an all time high, a virus is wreaking havoc across the country and people are getting sick. During these troubling times, a reporter thought it was worthwhile to ask the President about pardoning the Tiger King, Joe Exotic. Trump not only took the question, but he actually responded by saying he’d look into it. What a time