Trump Is Using the Same Logic on COVID 19 That He Used for Pesticides

Thom plus logo First, Trump started approving pesticides that the entire scientific community agrees are destructive to the nervous systems of young children and can cause cancer. Then he dialed back on pollution rules from fossil fuel processors in ways that will increase cancer and lung disease.

In both cases he was able to ignore science in changing the rules because the Republicans are saying that any science that uses public health data where the names of every single person included in a study have not been published should not be used. So when 10,000 peoples' health outcomes who are exposed to pesticides show clearly that it causes brain damage, Trump won't allow that data to be used because those peoples' names have not been published.

It's a bizarre and anti-scientific logic, but it has prevented a lot of good public health science from being used for decision making. Now it appears the Trump administration wants to use the same logic with coronavirus, which is terrifying. Their anti-science policies, first used to protect the pesticide and fossil fuel industries, are now endangering our entire nation as we face of viral public health emergency. How do we know? Because last night Trump told Hannity that people infected with COVID 19 should go to work and that the death rate is less then 1% even though our Scientists says it's much higher.



Legend 3 years 12 weeks ago

The pesticides also kill bees and other insects that we need for our crops.

Also last night in a Town hall Trump reaffirmed that he is going to cut Medicare and Social Security.

Just open this link every morning and you can watch it grow.

Legend 3 years 12 weeks ago

The Dow is now at where it was 1/1/18. I believe that wipes out all of Trumps gains.

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deepspace 3 years 12 weeks ago

Fact one: Most people are going to catch COVID-19 no matter what personal precautions they may take to avoid it.

Fact two: It's going to get worse.

Probable fact three: Trump's ship of fools will respond (is responding) in the worst possible way.

Fact four: What a great advertisement for medicare-for-all. Too bad it takes a pandemic to drive the point home though. Just how stupid are we as an "advanced" nation to be caught so exposed?

Getting worse:

Legend 3 years 12 weeks ago

California was allotted 200 test kits. South Korea has done 160000 tests. They are about the same population. South Korea has a much lower death rate because they are catching it early.

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Worn out door knobs 3 years 12 weeks ago

These lefties are amazing. Just a month or so ago they were constitutional experts. Now they're infectious disease experts, with a economics experts thrown in for good measure. Wow

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deepspace 3 years 12 weeks ago

That's because they actually follow the science, which is pretty amazing. Whereas obedient cultists just repeat whatever hooey Trump hacks up. What, he's lied to you 17,000 times now? And you're still falling for it?!

Wow. That says more about you than him, doesn't it?

But hey, have fun at those wild and crazy Trump rallies, the more the merrier! Go ahead: press in close; yell in someone's face; swap some spit. Perfect.

Legend 3 years 12 weeks ago

Deepspace summed it up well. Why do these people post factless nothing?

John Hopkins website to track the Corona Virus adds the ship sitting off of the coast of San Francisco so Trumps fear of statistics is invalid and the people should be able to come to shore.

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Willie W 3 years 12 weeks ago

Many people have tested positive for this virus. A small number have died but what about all the others. Haven't heard much about how they are all doing. Just heard on the news that Kellyanne Conway said that the virus has been contained! Whew...That was close!!! Or maybe it's Left Wing fake news designed to discredit the Right. As always, pick one and run with it.

Legend 3 years 12 weeks ago

If you want you can listen to Kellyanne or others in the Administration that are being told what to say. There is nothing partisan about this pandemic. it is what it is. Suggest following what other countries are doing and how hard hit they have been. For starters the John Hopkins tracking chart. Check it daily and watch it grow.

I suggest for starters the English version of the Korea Times. They are light years ahead of us on testing.

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Willie W 3 years 12 weeks ago

A good spin is when you can tell a half truth to cause maximum impact in the moment, and then successfuly walk it back. She's consistent in that respect. A real keeper.

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