Impact of COVID-19 on economy/election

There was no politics in this decision.

The only thing politicians weighed in was to open up the drug market to generics, and not blocking China’s entry into the WTO.

Markets and pricing took care of the rest.

If it’s cheap, or an input of some kind, and you need it en masse, it makes all the sense in the world to produce it in China and India. (And Puerto Rico as it turns out).

In addition, many of the active ingredients can only be grown in Asia to begin with (without the use of capital-heavy methods like green houses). The manufacturing then is close to its own inputs.

Still cant be certain what its course will be like. According to the chinese cdc (via NIH), covid 19’s CFR in china was 2.3 % overall, 6.3% among individuals with chronic respiratory disease. Worse than flu in the short term, but flu has killed orders of magnitude more over time, and we can reasonably expect that trend will continue. But we dont KNOW that. We still need to practice due diligence.


Everything is political. How many of our elite politicians made money on that deal.

Follow the $$ you’ll change your mind on the politics of it.

This is a virus like every other virus…the only difference is that the media and the left see a potential to take out this president. They also encourage violence against this president as if we wouldn’t notice. As if we’re gonna sit still and take it. Everytime this president has been attacked by evil he has won. Everytime this president makes a decision that the left claims is harmful to America/Americans, this president has been shown to be right…more than right.

Pray for this president daily. Pray for continued wisdom and cunning. Pray that the forces of evil are kept at bay and this president makes this nation great again and for victory in 2020.

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State-run Chinese Media Hints It Could Cut Off Meds To US, Plunge America Into ‘Mighty Sea Of Coronavirus’

We said this when they tried to control what was being said about Hong Kong. We need to cut the cord.

Via Fox News:

Now that the number of new people infected with the coronavirus in China is slowing down, the country’s Communist Party is ratcheting up threats against the West, with a particularly nasty warning about access to life-saving drugs aimed at the United States.

In an article in Xinhua, the state-run media agency that’s largely considered the mouthpiece of the party, Beijing bragged about its handling of COVID-19, a virus that originated in the city of Wuhan and has spread quickly around the world, killing nearly 5,000 people and infecting thousands more. The article also claimed that China could impose pharmaceutical export controls which would plunge America into “the mighty sea of coronavirus.”

The disturbing threats made during a global pandemic as well as the scary consequences if that threat becomes real highlight just how tight China’s grip is on the global supply chain. Already, the Food and Drug Administration has announced the first drug shortage related to the coronavirus. Though it did not disclose which drug was in short supply, the FDA did say it could not access enough raw components needed because they are made in China.

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I think Rush Limbaugh has performed an invaluable service to our country by putting political things in proper perspective over many years.

However, he keeps insisting covid-19 is only a political problem, and primarily being reported as an attack on President Trump.

He also calls this the 19th coronavirus. The “19” actually comes from 2019, the year it first infected humans. I understand that it’s actually the seventh variation of coronavirus to infect humans. Oh, now I just heard him correct himself. Ignorance certainly doesn’t help him make his case. Fortunately it’s rare for him.

He compares the 40 covid-19 deaths so far with the 18,000 deaths due to swine flu. He said the swine flu “dwarfs what’s happening today.” He’s totally ignoring the R0 (R naught), which measures how easily it is transmitted from one person to another. The death count has the potential to soar to horrible heights.

Covid-19 spreads much more readily than the swine flu. That’s why so many nations are taking draconian measures and shutting everything down. It’s ten times as deadly as the flu in the best case. If the hospitals overflow (a very real possibility–see Alaska Slim’s diagram above), it could become fifty times as deadly.

Rush is right that the media is using it as a weapon to hurt the president (what don’t they use?), but he’s totally missing the real danger. His error is probably causing good people to ignore the threat and not take reasonable precautions.

because it is political @Ken Jackson. I have no doubt that covid 19 is a virus. But look at the numbers. SWINE FLU far outdid this virus. OUR own flu season has affected more, and more have died this flu season and there is no hand wringing over that.

This is an opportunity for the media because they have failed in every other scheme.

and I don’t need Rush to tell me this. I SEE IT. This is BS. OUR schools have closed over this. ONE Freakin’ alleged positive and all the county and city schools have CLOSED. WHAT a bunch of IDIOTS!!

Of course the county I live in is blue and they are more than willing to do their part to destroy this president. There is no TP to be found. What a bunch of dummasses.

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That’s the error. The Swine flu pandemic is over. But Covid-19 is just getting warmed up.

Well, you got that right. What’s the TP connection? Silly.

Though I have a theory. Panicky people want to DO SOMETHING! TP is lightweight, inexpensive and big, so they can buy a whole bunch to comfort themselves that they’re at least doing something.

They’re doing nothing. LOLOL

Hey America. BOO!

Hysteria is out of control. Of course it is…that’s the goal.

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But that’s just transmission; I’m speaking to lethality. That’s dropping.

Lethality is not constant, it doesn’t stay at 2 or even 1%.

The case fatality rate (CFR) for flu is widely reported to be 0.1%, but for Covid-19 it apparently can be less than 1% with excellent healthcare. But as hospitals fill and ICU patients line the hallways, as is happening in Italy, care will get much worse and the CFR will rise significantly.

Not even just that; more people go unreported as the disease can be so mild as to be asymptomatic.

This is especially true of kids who represent only 1% of active cases in the epicenter.

The 1% figure is of reported cases. That’s the key.

There is not going to be a 1% fatality rate for Covid19 in the US. There JUST WON"T.

'wouldn’t the LEFT LOVE to put this into action. You think bias on fakebook and The Twits is bad, HA.

How coronavirus will force doctors to decide who lives and dies

Building on our own past research on rationing medical resources, as well as American, British and Australian guidelines for a less daunting influenza pandemic, and just-released recommendations by the Italian intensive care unit physicians’ group, we offer these suggestions.

The priority should be health care workers; police, firefighters and other emergency workers; and those who keep water, electricity and other necessary systems functioning, because they can save the lives of others. This primacy should not be abused. For instance, physicians who are not involved in patient care, such as researchers or administration, should not get special treatment…

In order to best steward the resources available, arriving at the hospital first would no longer guarantee that one would receive lifesaving treatment over another patient. Moreover, first come first served may disproportionately benefit the well-off and well-connected who are able to learn where beds and ventilators are available and travel there quickly.

All patients deserve maximum treatment. But the tragedy of scarcity in a pandemic is that some will go without conventional treatment, no matter what.

Emanuel etal Posted at 3:00 pm on March 13, 2020

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There already is. In fact it’s a little over 2%. The worldometer site currently reports 2030 cases and 41 deaths. That’s a case fatality rate of 2.02%.

that’s not even worth reporting.

Stupidity has come to Virginia…I mean moreso than with the election of democrat tyrants. Schools are closed in our cities and County for the next two weeks. It doesn’t have an impact on healthy children. THIS is absolute INSANITY.

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