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Is Trump the "Freddie Kitchens" of our Federal Government? Turns out he had a game plan, too...

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Remember.... we found out Freddie did not stick to a game plan either....

 

Trump team failed to follow NSC’s pandemic playbook

By Dan Diamond and Nahal Toosi - 4 hrs ago

The Trump administration, state officials and even individual hospital workers are now racing against each other to get the necessary masks, gloves and other safety equipment to fight coronavirus — a scramble that hospitals and doctors say has come too late and left them at risk. But according to a previously unrevealed White House playbook, the government should’ve begun a federal-wide effort to procure that personal protective equipment at least two months ago.

“Is there sufficient personal protective equipment for healthcare workers who are providing medical care?” the playbook instructs its readers, as one early decision that officials should address when facing a potential pandemic. “If YES: What are the triggers to signal exhaustion of supplies? Are additional supplies available? If NO: Should the Strategic National Stockpile release PPE to states?”

The strategies are among hundreds of tactics and key policy decisions laid out in a 69-page National Security Council playbook on fighting pandemics, which POLITICO is detailing for the first time. Other recommendations include that the government move swiftly to fully detect potential outbreaks, secure supplemental funding and consider invoking the Defense Production Act — all steps in which the Trump administration lagged behind the timeline laid out in the playbook.

“Each section of this playbook includes specific questions that should be asked and decisions that should be made at multiple levels” within the national security apparatus, the playbook urges, repeatedly advising officials to question the numbers on viral spread, ensure appropriate diagnostic capacity and check on the U.S. stockpile of emergency resources.

The playbook also stresses the significant responsibility facing the White House to contain risks of potential pandemics, a stark contrast with the Trump administration’s delays in deploying an all-of-government response and President Donald Trump's recent signals that he might roll back public health recommendations.

The guide further calls for a “unified message” on the federal response, in order to best manage the American public's questions and concerns. “Early coordination of risk communications through a single federal spokesperson is critical,” the playbook urges. However, the U.S. response to coronavirus has featured a rotating cast of spokespeople and conflicting messages; Trump already is discussing loosening government recommendations on coronavirus in order to “open” the economy by Easter, despite the objections of public health advisers.

The NSC devised the guide — officially called the Playbook for Early Response to High-Consequence Emerging Infectious Disease Threats and Biological Incidents, but known colloquially as “the pandemic playbook” — across 2016. The project was driven by career civil servants as well as political appointees, aware that global leaders had initially fumbled their response to the 2014-2015 spread of Ebola and wanting to be sure that the next response to an epidemic was better handled.

The Trump administration was briefed on the playbook’s existence in 2017, said four former officials, but two cautioned that it never went through a full, National Security Council-led interagency process to be approved as Trump administration strategy. Tom Bossert, who was then Trump’s homeland security adviser, expressed enthusiasm about its potential as part of the administration’s broader strategy to fight pandemics, two former officials said.

Bossert declined to comment on any particular document, but told POLITICO that “I engaged actively with my outgoing counterpart and took seriously their transition materials and recommendations on pandemic preparedness.”

The playbook was designed “so there wasn’t piecemeal thinking when trying to fight the next public health battle,” said one former official who contributed to the playbook, warning that “the fog of war” can lead to gaps in strategies.

“These are recommended discussions to be having on all levels, to ensure that there’s a structure to make decisions in real-time,” said a second former official.

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More here... https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-team-failed-to-follow-nscs-pandemic-playbook/ar-BB11IjMW?ocid=spartandhp

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The way people are disregarding the so called 'stay at home' rules and lack of enforcement, I don't doubt we will be 'number one' very soon, and by quite a lot.

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Got to love the very last line. "said a second former official."

No doubt bud. The entire thing is Trump's fault. Not only here foot worldwide. So, aside from bitching about it being called the Chinese flu, where does anyone suggest we go from this point? Martial law? Forced incarceration forced testing and immediate execution and cremation of anyone found with the virus? The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few?

WSS

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if Pres Trump DID follow that rule book, the left would rail against him being a dictator and a tyrant.

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2 hours ago, Westside Steve said:

Got to love the very last line. "said a second former official."

No doubt bud. The entire thing is Trump's fault. Not only here foot worldwide. So, aside from bitching about it being called the Chinese flu, where does anyone suggest we go from this point? Martial law? Forced incarceration forced testing and immediate execution and cremation of anyone found with the virus? The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few?

WSS

The fault is with the Chinese. When they knew they had a major problem with a flu spread instead of contacting the WHO and bringing in medical experts they arrested those who tried to warn about the flu. When the world finally found out about what was going on in Wuhan China they had a full blown crisis on their hands. Now we have a world wide flu pandemic. 

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How about this one step, if he closed the borders tight as a drum three weeks earlier than we actually did. And they still aren't that tight. I think that would have helped? Think the opposition would have had a fit?

WSS

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1 minute ago, Westside Steve said:

How about this one step, if he closed the borders tight as a drum three weeks earlier than we actually did. And they still aren't that tight. I think that would have helped? Think the opposition would have had a fit?

WSS

He's been trying to close off the border since 2016.

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43 minutes ago, Vambo said:

He's been trying to close off the border since 2016.

Just think if it had worked we'd be laughing through this outbreak. Well everybody except the Democrats, they never laugh about anything. Anything positive anyway...

😂👹

WSS

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4 minutes ago, Westside Steve said:

Just think if it had worked we'd be laughing through this outbreak. Well everybody except the Democrats, they never laugh about anything. Anything positive anyway...

WSS

Just think of all the good things that could have happened had the Dems worked with him rather than against him.

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Trump can't even follow the "playbook" when it is stated right in front of him by his team at the podium. Every night is a shitshow of inability to comprehend.

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7 minutes ago, TexasAg1969 said:

Trump can't even follow the "playbook" when it is stated right in front of him by his team at the podium. Every night is a shitshow of inability to comprehend.

WHO officials praise US leaders on coronavirus pandemic response: Trump is doing ‘all he can’

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/25/who-officials-praise-us-leaders-on-pandemic-response-trump-is-doing-all-he-can.html

Key Points
  • The World Health Organization praised the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus singled out President Donald Trump for doing a “great job” in leveraging public and private sector resources to fight the pandemic.

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6 minutes ago, Vambo said:

WHO officials praise US leaders on coronavirus pandemic response: Trump is doing ‘all he can’

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/25/who-officials-praise-us-leaders-on-pandemic-response-trump-is-doing-all-he-can.html

Key Points
  • The World Health Organization praised the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus singled out President Donald Trump for doing a “great job” in leveraging public and private sector resources to fight the pandemic.

If he would stick with his initial planned statement and stick with his "speakers", then get the shit out of dodge without going into his "shitshow" Q&As it would be fine. But his shitshow is just horrible and almost always contradictory to the rest of what you hear initially from him and the team. Just STFU when you are ahead. Compare that to Cuomo's daily Q&A. Night and day.

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13 hours ago, DieHardBrownsFan said:

The way people are disregarding the so called 'stay at home' rules and lack of enforcement, I don't doubt we will be 'number one' very soon, and by quite a lot.

Yup... it's as if we need someone to step up and take action on a national scale.

11 hours ago, Westside Steve said:

No doubt bud. The entire thing is Trump's fault. Not only here foot worldwide. So, aside from bitching about it being called the Chinese flu, where does anyone suggest we go from this point? Martial law? Forced incarceration forced testing and immediate execution and cremation of anyone found with the virus? The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few?

See above...

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28 minutes ago, Tour2ma said:

Yup... it's as if we need someone to step up and take action on a national scale.

See above...

Not even the Great and Powerful Joe Biden can enforce a nationwide state of martial law. But it's nice to dream isn't it?

😎👍

WSS

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33 minutes ago, Tour2ma said:

Yup... it's as if we need someone to step up and take action on a national scale.

See above...

 

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57 minutes ago, Tour2ma said:

Yup... it's as if we need someone to step up and take action on a national scale.

See above...

Trump said the administration is “working to publish new guidelines for State and local policymakers to use in making decisions about maintaining, increasing, or relaxing social distancing and other mitigation measures they have put in place.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-new-coronavirus-guidelines-will-advise-potential-changes-social-distancing-rules

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2 hours ago, Vambo said:

Trump said the administration is “working to publish new guidelines for State and local policymakers to use in making decisions about maintaining, increasing, or relaxing social distancing and other mitigation measures they have put in place.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-new-coronavirus-guidelines-will-advise-potential-changes-social-distancing-rules

Trump is a moron who is going to get a lot of people killed by prematurely changing the rules to suit his own goals. The virus doesn't care.

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21 minutes ago, TexasAg1969 said:

Trump is a moron who is going to get a lot of people killed by prematurely changing the rules to suit his own goals. The virus doesn't care.

Chicken Little Syndrome

 

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Better chicken little than Poly ("soon it will just disappear") Anna when there are lives at stake.

Has it disappeared, V?

Did "five soon go to zero?"

How the hell can someone of your apparent intelligence not see what has happened to every predictive statement Trump has made?

 

7 hours ago, Westside Steve said:

Not even the Great and Powerful Joe Biden can enforce a nationwide state of martial law. But it's nice to dream isn't it?

Dream? Hell, no... nightmare. But also no need for martial law, Steve... not yet anyway. Step One is to take control.... not issue another set of "guidelines" but take honest-to-God control of the levers of government and set a national standard... and that step is weeks overdue.

Every state should have shelter in place in effect.

Madis Gras and Spring Break should not have happened.

The idiot Mayor of NO said she had no clear guidance from Washington... duh... so ask someone else1

The idiot Gov in Florida announced that his big health safeguard was to request all passengers arriving on flights from NYC to self-quarantine for 14 days. This after allowing Spring Break to go on and then send kids back to their home states this past week.

The even bigger idiot Gov of Mississippi issued an order that local Mayors had to vacate any stay at home orders they had put in effect because "Mississippi will never be China!" How does that make sense?

Non-essential interstate travel has to end.

And most of all... States should not be competing with other states and the Feds for masks, ventilators... Fed should take the lead. Actually use the DPA to direct production. Do all the buying. Distribute on an anticipated need basis and deliver them with out consideration of which Gov kissed the Big O's ass the longest.

 

This ad hoc, laissez faire, backward-looking, "I banned travel from China" approach has to end now. A real president would have followed thru on his first action weeks ago. This dithering, blithering TV-President is providing no leadership whatsoever. A fucking grocery store business is running circles around him.

 

We just passed a $2+Trillion bill to sustain us for up to three months. If Trump pisses away this opportunity to starve this virus now, we will be in deep shit come the Fall... and another $4-trillion bill will be needed.

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9 hours ago, Vambo said:

Chicken Little Syndrome

 

250 health care workers testing positive in NYC says otherwise. Italy, Spain, NY State, La and Georgia say otherwise. The Moron in Chief is about to experience algorithmic explosions that he can't verbally bludgeon out of existence. He has fucked this up on a daily basis right before your own eyes and ears, but all you can say is Chicken Little? Wake up. He is still nothing but a con artist and he can't con this out of existence. This "plan" of his is totally insane. You need to quit listening to him and Fox. They can't stop this steam roller like they do political rivals. It doesn't listen. It just keeps on multiplying relentlessly.

I mean really think about this. When he said there were 15 cases soon to go down to zero, did you really believe that outright moronic lie? Did you then wonder how it could go from that to now the leading nation in the world with cases with over 85,000. Deaths will follow that trend shortly. 

Stop listening to him. He isn't capable on comprehending this. Start listening to the numbers, 15 to 85,000+. That is not Chicken Little talking to you. And that is low compared to the actual because we can't test to get the underlying data. And since we can't, trumpy's latest plan is insane.

 

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Wait... what???

I thought the Chinese lied to us... that they were the cause of this whole thing.

 

 

That's one helluva facepalm... jb.

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