It’s similar to the flu. It’s going to just amazingly disappear one day. The virus isn’t able to withstand warm weather.
Those are paraphrased statements about the coronavirus from President Donald Trump. Those were, of course, before Trump and his administration realized the virus was something that actually serious and they, you know, should do something about it.
The Trump administration has been getting grief about their late response to the pandemic. Looking to pass blame, Trump has been tough on the World Health Organization, saying it’s because of them that they virus spread. They didn’t share the right information.
Well, it now appears that people at the WHO began telling the White House about the possibility of a pandemic in late 2019.
On Jan. 22, Trump claimed that they had everything under control and even praised China for their response to the virus.
Well, now it turns out that the federal government didn’t have everything under control. After more than a 1.1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 65,000 deaths related to the virus in the United States, lawmakers are looking to investigate the Trump administration’s delayed response.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, had been called to testifying before House lawmakers. But that isn’t going to happen.
However, while the White House isn’t letting Fauci speak in front of House lawmakers, they will let him talk before Senate lawmakers.
Guess which party controls the House and which one the Senate? If you guessed Democrats have control in the House and Republicans the Senate, you win!