POTUS ripped the HHS inspector general over a report that asserted hospitals were suffering from shortages of equipment and testing kits to combat the Wuhan Virus. The president asked why the I.G., who served for 8 years under Obama and its various H1N1 and Swine Flu debacles, did not "want to talk to the Admirals, Generals, V.P. & others in charge, before doing her report. Another Fake Dossier!"
Brett Samuels at The Hill buries this little nugget in the final paragraph:
Brett Giroir, an assistant secretary of Health and Human Services, noted that the report's survey of hospitals was conducted March 23-27, and he questioned why the inspector general did not come to him with concerns before issuing the report.Just a guess: because orange man bad.
USA Today reports that men comprised 61% of all Coronavirus fatalities and a startling 86 percent had an underlying illness, primarily high blood pressure (hypertension) and diabetes. Nearly two-thirds (63%) of the deaths were of those 70 and over. Only 7% were under 50 years of age.
How Much Is China Paying Our Broke-Ass Media?
NBC, like ABC and the rest of the anti-OrangeMan media, now appear to be paid propagandists for China (via Hot Air). Here's NBC, dutifully reciting Chicom propaganda:
At the start of what is expected to be the deadliest week of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, the White House tried to offer some hope that measures to contain the spread were working.If only we had real journalists who could investigate the ties between China and our media conglomerates.
The virus killed 1,264 over 24 hours in the U.S. as of 2:05 am ET on Tuesday, according to NBC New’s tracker. A total of 10,906 have been recorded killed by COVID-19.
Meanwhile in China, where the pandemic broke out, not a single new death was reported, and the city of Wuhan in Hubei province, where the new virus was first identified, prepared for lockdown measures to be lifted.
CNN: Wearing a Mask in Public is Racist
CNN continues its half-assed effort to supplant The Babylon Bee and The Onion as the world's leading purveyor of satire.
[CNN's] Fernando Alfonso III then references how on social media “a number of people of color — activists, academics and ordinary Americans — expressed fears that homemade masks could exacerbate racial profiling and place blacks and Latinos in danger.”More news as it happens, to the extent that I can break away from my recliner and report it. Feel free to email me news tips at email@example.com.
In other words, the government advising Americans to wear face masks is discriminatory because blacks and hispanics who wear them may be mistaken for criminals.
Hat tip: BadBlue News, updated 24-7.