Can we Agree with Joe Biden that a nationwide mask mandate and 1 year economic shutdown will keep anymore people from dying ?
in their homes, work, rioters, and healthcare workers.
- Anonymous1 month agoFavorite Answer
No, Nurses & Doctors in full PPE gear still died from COVID-19. So It will not keep anyone from dying, but the lockdown surely killed people who needed surgical & therapeutic care, suicidal depression, starvation, crime, violence, riots... Taiwan & Sweden did not take the socialist approach of shutting down their economy, only their borders, as they knew COVID-19 isn't apocalyptic & will spreads no matter how (D)s & partisan news media makes it apocalyptic while the young & healthy rarely affected keeps the economy stable.
POTUS prevented 2.2 million deaths by June or July 2020 projection. It's September & death toll so far nears only 200,000. Obama/Biden's Administration with Doctor Fauci & CDC Scientists at the helm proved that the bureaucracy they had in place then could not handle SARS-COV-2 spreading at this COVID-19 pandemic's magnitude. Thus current POTUS conceived a Task Force requiring Defense Dept. & Private Sector involvement was crucial. WHO should've taken the role of an International Pandemic Response Agency mobilized as soon as there's a large outbreak of an unknown disease infecting humans in a city to quarantine & study. WHO was late to gather Data & sound the Alarm for every country in the world to brace it self from a pandemic the world connected by travel & transport where every day life requires social interactions in close proximity was not prepared for. The Whole World Failed at Keeping COVID-19 out of their countries. CDC, NIH, HHS, & WHO all Failed, as governor Cuomo argued redirecting blame away from his bungled nursing homes orders. Cuomo could've prevented the COVID-EU from spreading south & west.
Prior to 03/15/20 when all partisan (D) news media anchors along with Doctor Fauci & other (lib) experts stated that Influenza should be looked at more than Wuhan Flu with Dr. Fauci assuring the public not to be alarmed on NEWSMAX aired in 01/21/20 & again emphasized the danger was miniscule in 02/17/20. In April, Dr. Fauci reverses his don't wear mask advice, only healthcare workers, questioned by many as it spreads from simply talking. CDC found COVID projection model was over estimated, Fauci mused 1 year quarantine late March, then mid May say the country needs to open as shutdown has grave irreputable consequences. De Blasio & (D) Health experts from Feb. to Mar. 15 were making tweets & speeches in small rallies against travel bans, social distancing & shutdowns. 02/02/20 NYC Health Commissioner Oxirus Barbot said, "There's NO REASON NOT" to take the subway, bus, go to restaurant, miss the annual Lunar parade or avoid any neighborhood because of coronavirus. 0302/20 De Blasio encouraged New Yorkers to go on with their lives & get out on town despite Coronavirus. 02/03/20 New York Times: "There is no reason why it is not safe to travel to China, The travel ban is unjust".
The Administration were working behind the scenes of the (D)s impeachment fiasco drawing up plans in early January if things got worst in Wuhan & spread out of Wuhan after CDC scientists were sent in Dec. 2019, but China refused help while (D)s defy & resist the Administration's mitigation guidelines. Travel restriction from & to China was declared before there was a confirmed case in the US. Andrew Cuomo didn't quarantine every international flight & sea vessels coming into New York when travel restrictions were announced in late January turning NY into an epicenter. Cuomo struggled deciding to shutting down schools & Subways unsanitized, until a month+ later. Cuomo tried to pull a fast one on the incumbent with the 40,000 Ventilators he was planning on hoarding stored in a NY warehouse to control the supply lines. Cuomo pushed back on Statewide Federal Quarantine & ordered Nursing homes to accept COVID-19+ patients where more than 1/2 of the mortality statistic comes from.
The current Administration has done more COVID-19 testing than any country in the world, manufactured more ventilators & PPE in a short amount of time. Andrew Cuomo & de Blasio could've shut down & closed their state & city borders as soon as POTUS declared state of emergency, drafting guidelines to slow the spread & accept the offer to federally quarantine NY to prevent it from spreading quickly to the rest of 49 states. The west coast governors were getting carried away with the shutdowns threatening to make it permanent including schools, until vaccination that could partially work 50/50, like flu vaccines, are readily available for obvious political reason as they allow riots to pester & letting their megalomaniac tendencies loose. N. Dakota, Georgia, & Florida are much better in keeping things balanced as Red states prefers a targeted shutdown approach to minimize the spread.
No One could've known about an "unknown" disease to infect humans that transmit from human to human simply by talking from people who weren't even showing signs of illness at the beginning stages & into a pandemic. A respiratory disease like COVID-19 can't really be contained absent of data on how fast & easily it spreads by 85% of infected people who never got ill or hospitalized (14.5%-14.95% are recovering) experiencing symptoms of a common cold for which the lightly infected & doctors overlooked it as just a cold, until an alarming number of hospitalized infected patients overwhelming the hospitals & 1/20 were dying weekly which prompted a Chinese doctor to look through a microscope ruling out the Africanized swine flu happening at the same time across China that started 3 months earlier. China took extraordinary measure when it was apparent how contagious the virus was, but it was too late as initially they focused on quarantining feverish people having acute symptoms which allowed the virus to spread out of Wuhan to the world through foreign tourist, diplomats & business travelers showing no signs of infection.
Anti Trump zealots will push the 2009 Swine Flu response as fast & effective when 2009 H1N1 swine flu was just slightly different from the 1918 original H1N1 Spanish flu. It was weaker than the original 1918. Not much alarming concern came into light because it wasn't entirely new. Thousands of deaths are anticipated from H#N# variants annually since 1918. There were 4 pandemic flus before 2009 & vaccines for H#N# variants were and are being develop year after year.
The government under Trump began working on a vaccine BEFORE the first case in the US. Obama 6 days AFTER.
Trump had a test ready to go three days after the first case. Obama 13 days.
Trump declared coronavirus a public health emergency 9 days later. Obama 15 days.
Trump declared a national emergency 53 days later. Obama 204 days later.
Trump was warning everyone about the coronavirus 15 days after the first case. No warning from Obama at that point.
The country hit 1m cases of H1N1 71 days after the first case. On the 78th day there were 367,000 cases of corona in the US .
The first vaccines started getting tested 56 days later under Trump. It was 98 days for Obama.
Obama also used up all of the N95 masks & ventilators from the previous administration and didn't replace them.
Obama would have allowed every major city in each state to become an epicenter & spreader through every entertainment arena & every mode of transportation because travel bans are 'racist'.
Obama Admin gave funding to Wuhan Virology Lab to study bat corona virus.
COVID-19 is a new Viral disease infecting humans where 85% of the infected people who either didn't become ill or just got mildly ill experiences symptoms similar to a common cold enabled COVID-19 to easily and quickly spreads as those infected think they only have a cold (There are 4 harmless corona viruses that causes the common cold). No one knew a thing about the new COVID-19 virus, until at risk people started dying in great numbers prompting the expediency to study & record data. 14.95% seriously to critically ill are recovering from COVID-19. Without drugs or vaccine to combat it. It might be on the road of being as fatal as the 1918 Influenza or Spanish Flu (500 million infection 50 million death toll out of 1.8 Billion world population) which is very unlikely. COVID-19 can attempt to kill 50 million people only because there are 8 billion people in the world today, 4 1/2 times more than 100 years ago. 1918 Influenza didn't care whether you're young, old, sick, or healthy while COVID-19 mostly victimizes the old & the sickly.
Unlike Ebola, 99% lethal in mortality, is transmitted by eating rare to medium well Gorilla or any African primate/monkey bush meat or primate/monkey saliva, blood, urine from a bite attack or spat, sprinkled or sprayed onto an open wound, eye, mouth, anus or birth canal similar with HIV transmission. It took 3 1/2 decades of study & data to put a 1%-5% dent recovery from a 100% mortality rate without a vaccine, yet to be developed & procured knowledge in preparation to prevention & containment long before Obama came into the picture. In terms of contagiousness COVID-19 is far more contagious than Ebola as transmission is through air droplets inhaled or touched from a surface having contaminated hand touching orifices on the face.Source(s): Once in a hundred years there's a pandemic that mankind can't prevent or control anytime. Micro plastic, Trans Fat, Hard Narcotics, Tobacco, THC Vaping, Weed, Sugars, & MSG (Ajinomoto) are somehow weakening our immunity from Single Cell Bacterial Viruses that's been mutating for billions of years of evolution. Viral outbreak seems to pop up where large flocks, herds, & communities are densely packed. Every living thing (Animal, Plant, Fungi) on the planet has some sort of disease for billions of years. As mankind converts 85% of the planet's forest cover for human use: cultivation, roads, & development: entertainment, settlement, warehouse, airports... diseases have nowhere to go but where humans are to survive.
- Ron AkiaLv 61 month ago
Absolutely not as a 1-year shutdown would throw us into a depression no seen since 1929.
- Anonymous1 month ago
He was probably exaggarating, but I think he could, to an extent, be right. I don't think we'll have to completely shut the economy down for a WHOLE year, but he would probably require masks in all 50 states and go on a lockdown where only TRULY necessary places would be open, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations. So no, we won't shut the economy down for a whole year (and couldn't even if we wanted to), but a lockdown MUCH stricter and much better enforced might help.
- SBR32277Lv 71 month ago
Maybe from covid, there will be more deaths due to deep depression and people going insane from the lock down.
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- JeancommunicatesLv 71 month ago
Only an idiot would believe that. This is a fast spreading airborne virus that can rest on hard surfaces. If Joe Biden knew so much about this virus, why didn't he speak up when we first heard about it. He would not have done as well as Trump/Pence did. He doesn't have the stamina of Pres. Trump or VP Pence.
- FoofaLv 71 month ago
It'll perhaps keep them from dying of COVID-19. But a failed economy serves no one (and no, we can't just keep going into debt to keep the populace from starving to death).
- AnnLv 61 month ago
No. I know of at least three people who have died from isolation. The economy would be worse than when FDR tried to fix it with his New Deal and made it worse.
@Jim: He didn't always want a mask mandate. He was with the other libs calling Trump a racist and telling people to party in Chinatown when Trump closed the borders. He believed the CDC when they said masks wouldn't do any good before they changed their minds on that.
- Jim2Lv 71 month ago
Joe said nothing about a 1 year economic shutdown. He did way he wants a national mask mandate, and I agree with him. Masks have been proven to slow the spread of Coronavirus. If the Trump rally attendees in Nevada would have mostly worn masks, the cases of Coronavirus wouldn't have been quite so bad in Nevada as they will be in about a week.
- LeoLv 71 month ago
We can agree that you don't know what you are talking about.
- BillLv 71 month ago
Anyone that thinks an economic shutdown stops people from dying is a f*ucking idiot.
- 1 month ago
they already have that where I live, you cant enforce it legally