liberal media

Dr. Birx Suggests U.S. Response Is Reducing the Coronavirus Rate

Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, indicated on Wednesday that novel coronavirus infection rate predictions suggesting the deadly and highly contagious disease will infect about half the U.S. population are overblown and needlessly frightening the American people. She indicated that the U.S. response, including the actions of the federal government and the public, would prevent the infection rate from reaching those levels. The only way the coronavirus would infect about half of the population is if people do nothing, and “every American is doing something,” she said. Her comments came during the daily coronavirus press briefing at the White House. She said: ” [T]hose projections … that implied that 60 percent or 50 percent of the population would get infected, I want to be very clear. The only way that happens is this virus remains continuously moving through populations in this cycle, and the fall cycle, and another cycle. So, that’s the three cycles with nothing being done. … You can get to those numbers if you have zero controls and you do nothing. And we know that every American is doing something.” “I think the [infection rate] numbers that have been put out there are actually very frightening to people,” Dr. Birx declared. Some news outlets have suggested the infection rate in the U.S. will be as high as 70 percent of the U.S. population, while others place the figure at about 50 percent.

Thanks Dr Birx for putting the dominantly liberal mainstream media in their place.  All the liberal media has been doing from day one is hype this thing unnecessarily.  We’re grateful for Dr. Birx’s steady hand and leadership.  Outstanding!   🙂

Dr. Anthony Fauci slams media for attempting to create a ‘rift’ between him and Trump: ‘I wish that would stop’

Dr. Anthony Fauci slammed the media’s ongoing attempt to “pit” him against President Trump, expressing his desire for that to stop. Appearing on the radio show “Mornings on the Mall” on Tuesday, Dr. Fauci was asked about the growing number of stories that depict an apparent tension between him and President Trump. “I wanted to ask you about something that I’ve seen transpiring over the past couple of days, especially as it relates to you. It seems like increasingly a bunch of the questions from the media are designed to create a rift between you and the president of the United States. Or at least to sort of emphasize differences of opinion in a way that creates distance between you and the president. Are you sensing that as the media continuously asks you questions about the differences you have with him?” co-host Vince Coglianese asked. “That is really unfortunate,” Dr. Fauci responded. “I would wish that would stop because we have a much bigger problem here than trying to point out differences. They’re really fundamentally at the core when you look at things, they are not differences.” He continued, “The president has listened to what I’ve said and to the other people who are on the task force have said. When I’ve made recommendations, he has taken them. He has never countered, overwritten me. The idea of just pitting one against the other is not helpful. I wish that would stop and that we’d look ahead at the challenge we have to get over this thing.” Many members of the media have highlighted the differences between Fauci and Trump over the anti-malaria drug the president continues to express excitement for as a potential treatment for coronavirus while the prominent task force member expressed caution as it has not gone through a clinical trial. Others in the media have also sounded the alarm of Fauci’s absences from recent White House briefings, suggesting it’s a signal of a falling out between the doctor and the president.

This is HUGE.  MSNBC, CNN, and the rest of the dominantly liberal mainstream have been artificially creating a “rift” between Dr. Fauci and President Trump.  It doesn’t exist.  FAKE NEWS!  And, as for Joe Biden’s truly pathetic little video he posted yesterday where he said that the President (Trump) needs to listen to his team, and his doctors (on the task-force)…basically feeding off the fake news rift…  Well, according to Dr. Fauci, the President IS listening, and IS taking their recommendations.  Try again, “sleepy” Joe.  That said, Trump isn’t some puppet.  He’ll make his own decisions.  But, clearly he DOES listen to the advice of his very capable team.  We should be comforted by that fact.  Another fake news story by the liberal media proven FALSE.    And, we’re very happy to share that with you this evening.     🙂

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough ripped for falsely claiming ‘no doctors’ were at White House presser, urges networks to cut away

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was slammed on social media for falsely claiming that “no doctors” were present at Monday’s White House press briefing on the coronavirus outbreak. Scarborough was among many media personalities on Twitter who quickly noticed that Dr. Anthony Fauci, a prominent figure in the White House’s coronavirus task force, was missing from the briefing. The liberal TV personality quickly concluded that the briefing wasn’t necessary. “There is no public benefit to this briefing. The networks should all cut away,” Scarborough tweeted. “Bland pronouncements, the repeating of catch phrases daily, bad medical advice. No science, no doctors, no Fauci. Just Trump’s Roy Cohn.” While he suggested the presence of Attorney General William Barr by referring to him as “Trump’s Roy Cohn,” the “Morning Joe” co-host apparently overlooked Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House response coordinator who also spoke at the presser. Others fact-checked the MSNBC host on social media. “Dr Birx is right next to him,” National Republican Senatorial Committee senior adviser Matt Whitlock told Scarborough. “Are you dumb or just a liar?” The Daily Wire reporter Ryan Saavedra reacted. “Dr. Deborah Birx spoke and the press conference is not over.” “Dr. Deborah Brix [sic] — the response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force — is standing directly behind him and has spoken multiple times. What even is this tweet?” Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavy asked. Scarborough never issued a correction, but latter slammed the presser, “There is nothing in this briefing that cannot be summed up in three minutes at the end of the press conference. Nothing.” Author Stephen King made a similar error earlier this month after claiming that Trump’s coronavirus team was “all male, all old, and all white.” However, in addition to Birx, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma, Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson are also prominent members of Trump’s response team.

In response to The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra..  I’d say, “both.”  “Morning Joe” Scarborough is both dumb AND a liar.  Further, he doesn’t have the professionalism or humility to say, “my apologies.  I was wrong.”  President Trump’s Wuhan virus task-force has SEVERAL doctors and professionals, other than Dr. Fauci.  So, if/when he isn’t present, there are several others on the task-force, including Dr. Deborah Brix, a retired full Army Colonel with decades of experience (and, oh, btw..a female).  I watched the 2 hr press briefing yesterday and Dr. Brix spoke SEVERAL times and answered numerous questions from several reporters.  As for the silly, and entirely irrelevant racial/ethnic pot-shot by author Stephen King (who, btw is also an old white guy)..  Both the Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, and HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson (a nationally renowned neurosurgeon) are both black men.  And then there is Seema Verma who is not white; probably of Indian heritage.  But, we’re not 100% certain.  Either way, she’s a female and not white..not that it matters in the least.  It’s just that these liberals have nothing.  So, they go back to their old playbook which tells them that all Republicans are old white men, and therefore Trump must only have old white men on his team.  Of course it’s not true.  But, the facts don’t matter to these idiots.  We feel it’s important to note that it is entirely what the racial or gender makeup of any of these task-forces, or adviser are.  We want the President to be surrounded by the BEST people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religious affiliation..and so on.  If you had cancer or some other terminal disease, you’d want the BEST doctor you could get, right?  Of course.  Well, we should want our President to be surrounded by the BEST possible advisers giving him the BEST possible advice, regardless of those entirely irrelevant demographic considerations.  Again, the dominantly liberal mainstream media continues to make irrelevant, weak, pot shots at Trump because..well…he’s Trump.  And, honestly…they just don’t like the fact that he’s on tv and they can’t stop that.  He’s out there talking right to the American people unfiltered, and taking over an hour each day to answer questions from the media…and it’s driving Joe, and the liberal media nuts that they’re unable to censor or stop him from connecting with the American public.  Isn’t that great?     🙂

Dr. Anthony Fauci: No clash with Trump on malaria drug for coronavirus

Anthony Fauci, the main scientist in the U.S. coronavirus response, says combining a malaria drug with certain antibiotics shows “anecdotal” promise for COVID-19 patients and that his push for more proof doesn’t mean he is clashing with President Trump. “I think there’s this issue of trying to separate the two of us. There isn’t fundamentally a difference there,” Dr. Fauci, the director of the told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “He’s coming at it from a hope-layperson standpoint. I’m coming at it from a scientific standpoint.” Mr. Trump last week said he directed the Food and Drug Administration to speed the use of (hydroxy)chloroquine — a well-established antimalarial drug — and azithromycin antibiotics to treat coronavirus patients, citing studies that suggest it can help. The president said it might be a “game-changer.” Dr. Fauci sounded a bit hesitant from the White House podium. He said the medical world must conduct clinical trials to ensure the combo is safe and effective — a process that can take months — but that he’s not trying to pick a fight with the president. “I’m not disagreeing with the fact, anecdotally, they might work,” Dr. Fauci told CBS. “But my job is to prove definitely from a scientific standpoint that they do work.” Mr. Trump got a boost from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat who on Sunday said he wants to see if the drug combination is effective. His state has seen the most coronavirus cases in the U.S. He said New York will begin a trial of (hydroxy)chloroquine and azithromycin on Tuesday.

The dominantly liberal mainstream media are desperately trying to somehow suggest that there is a rift between well-respected Dr. Anthony Fauci and President Trump, so as to find something attack Trump over.  It’s the epitome of “fake news.”  I watched the exchange during the press briefing in question, and it seemed perfectly normal and appropriate.  President Trump, while responding to a reporter’s question, expressed his optimism in the potential of using this drug, from the perspective of a lay person.  Then, Dr. Fauci followed up with the technical, scientific disclaimer to ensure the media understood what he and the rest of the Wuhan virus task-force were doing with respect to it.  Again, more bs and fake news by the liberal media.  There was “no there, there.”  When we see this sorta nonsense, we’ll be sure to set the record straight.  The issues surrounding the Wuhan virus are complicated enough as it is, without the dominantly liberal mainstream media (i.e. CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, PBS/NPR, the Washington Post, the NY Times, etc,) working tirelessly to undermine the efforts of this task-force who have no political agenda.  They exist solely to solve this problem and save lives.

Analysis: The U.S. Media Who Unquestioningly Embraced China’s ‘Zero Coronavirus Cases’ Claim

U.S. media outlets uncritically relayed China’s claim of zero new coronavirus infections in Hubei province and the city of Wuhan on Thursday, mixing in outrageous helpings of fawning praise for the Communist dictatorship that unleashed the virus upon the world. The American media narrative appears to be that zero infections in Hubei mean everything that happened in December and January is forgotten, and China is now the world leader in pandemic defense. CNN hailed a “major turning point in the global battle to contain COVID-19,” the disease every mainstream media outlet suddenly and simultaneously decided can no longer be referred to as the “Wuhan virus”: ” The milestone represents a turnaround for the Chinese government. Just last month, mainland China was reporting thousands of cases per day, and was considered the most high-risk infection area in the world. Now, after months of lockdowns and travel restrictions affecting hundreds of millions of citizens, strict home quarantines, and an unprecedented nationwide effort, the country is down to zero reported new locally transmitted cases. Instead, the threat is now coming from overseas. The number of cases and deaths outside China have exploded in the past two weeks, with the pandemic hitting the US and Europe particularly hard.” Another CNN piece literally absolved the Chinese Communist Party of all misdeeds and called its latest pronouncements a “ray of hope” while complaining about the “fumbled initial government response” in the United States: ” There’s a ray of hope emanating from the first epicenter of the outbreak. For the first time since the pandemic began, China announced no new locally transmitted infections today, marking a turning point in the global battle to contain Covid-19. The milestone will likely be held up as proof that China’s sweeping, top-down efforts to control the virus are working, despite persistent allegations that local officials mishandled the initial outbreak. But the draconian restrictions have exacted a deep toll on the millions of Chinese forced into lockdown, not to mention China’s economy, Ben Westcott and Shanshan Wang write. Still, it’s a pivotal moment as global infections top 200,000, with every continent except for Antarctica now grappling with mounting crises of their own. In the US, where a fumbled initial government response put America on the back foot, officials are now preparing for a very long fight.” The New York Times headline declared: “World Feared China Over Coronavirus. Now the Tables Are Turned.” The Times portrayed China as the victim of unreasonable “fear and suspicion” which has been banished by an unimaginable “reversal of fortune” brought about by Beijing’s “uncompromising response” to the epidemic. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump was castigated for “trying to push blame back on China, worsening existing tensions between the two superpowers.” “Despite warnings that he is encouraging xenophobia, Mr. Trump has repeatedly used the term ‘China virus’ in what critics see as an effort to distance himself from the problem,” the Times wrote. The article added a dollop of criticism of Beijing for “falsely suggesting that the virus started with American troops,” but claimed the Chinese only did this in “retaliation” for Trump’s comments, which gets the timeline backward. China began floating conspiracy theories about the Wuhan virus having foreing origins in February and shifted to explicitly blaming the U.S. Army for creating and spreading the virus last week. Trump’s first use of the term “Chinese Virus” was in a Twitter post on Monday.

Thanks to John Hayward for that rather depressing analysis of the dominantly liberal mainstream media, and how they’ve been covering the Wuhan virus story.  We all have come to expect that when you watch CNN, MSNBC, PBS/NPR, NBC and the rest of the liberal media, that they report with a clear anti-Trump bias.  But, this has taken it to a whole new level; almost anti-American.  This virus originated in Wuhan, China.  That is now no longer moot, despite China’s shameful propaganda efforts to the contrary.  And yet, these liberal news outlets are bending over backwards to not just give China some benefit of the doubt…but to take their side and promote their anti-America propaganda.  These gutless news outlets and their reporters, need to be called out publicly, and shamed.  For more, click on the text above.

Coulter: Cheap TVs, Expensive Flu

Here’s a thought: While self-quarantining with their families in multimillion-dollar Manhattan co-ops, Wall Street wives ought to have a chat with their Master of the Universe husbands about China, globalism and political correctness. Those are the vectors of their robber-baron wealth. Thanks to “globalism” — i.e., cheap goods from China — we’ve gotten many wondrous things, for example: — Toothpaste on American shelves made with a poison found in antifreeze. — Toxic Chinese drywall installed in about 100,000 U.S. homes, emitting noxious fumes that destroyed electrical wiring and metal fixtures and sickened homeowners. Replacement of the drywall, pipes and wiring cost Americans billions of dollars. — Hundreds, possibly thousands, of American dogs killed by melamine-laced Chinese dog food in 2007. — The loss of about 200,000 beautiful maple trees lining the streets of small New England towns, eaten by Asian long-horned beetles that arrived on Chinese cargo ships in 1996. The U.S. taxpayer spends hundreds of millions of dollars to eradicate the repeated outbreaks that continue to this day, despite promises from the Chinese to do better. — Viral pandemics — H1N1 (from China), bird flu (from China), SARS (from China) and now the Wuhan virus (from China). Is it really worth paying $3 for a T-shirt at Walmart, rather than $9? The precise reason Chinese goods are so cheap is that they skip the crucial quality-control step. The media’s reaction to this latest pandemic out of China is to say … LET’S GET ONE THING STRAIGHT: THE CHINESE HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS! Well, like most animal-to-human viruses, this one did originate in China and then spread across the globe when Chinese tourists infected people in other countries. As described by Melinda Liu in Smithsonian Magazine, the Chinese wet markets, “often poorly ventilated, with multiple species jammed together — create ideal conditions for spreading disease through shared water utensils or airborne droplets of blood and other secretions.” This 2017 article was titled: “Is China Ground Zero for a Future Pandemic?” When the pandemic arrived, at least the World Health Organization leapt to action. First step: Find a cure? Develop a vaccine? Demand protections for the elderly? NO! WHO officials got together and worked on coming up with a new name for the “Wuhan virus” that sounded less Asian. Next, the WHO put out a “Fact Sheet” to ensure that those with Kung Flu would not be stigmatized. It instructed: “DO — talk about people ‘acquiring’ or ‘contracting’ #COVID-19. “DON’T — talk about people ‘transmitting COVID-19,’ ‘infecting others’ or “spreading the virus’ as it implies intentional transmission & assigns blame.” As fear of the Chinese virus spread, Gloria Allred brought a lawsuit against a Los Angeles school for sending an Asian student to the school nurse after he coughed in class. Americans are cowering in their homes. Airlines, restaurants, beaches, ski resorts, professional sports, colleges and stores have been shut down. But we must never violate the fundamental civil right of an Asian to cough in class and refuse to see the nurse! The New York Times has also been on the racism beat, with these pressing stories: As Chinese Grapple With a New Illness, an Old Stigma Is Revived An Outbreak of Racist Sentiment as Coronavirus Reaches Australia As Coronavirus Spreads, So Does Anti-Chinese Sentiment And there’s more! Virus Fuels Anti-Chinese Sentiment Overseas Coronavirus Outbreak Risks Reviving Stigma for China Wait – here’s another: For a Chinese Traveler, Even Paradise Comes With Prejudice A few weeks ago — before a trillion dollars in wealth was destroyed by the coronavirus panic and we learned the real disease was racism — everyone, including the Times, admitted that the virus was brought to Italy by two Chinese tourists. “[T]here had not yet been any confirmed cases in Italy,” the Times reported, until Jan. 30, “when the government announced the first two cases.” The scientific director of an infectious diseases hospital in Rome identified them: “two Chinese tourists visiting Rome.” The Times buried this fact in an article perversely titled: “Cruise Passengers Are Held at Italian Port in False Alarm Over Coronavirus.” On one hand, a bunch of cruise passengers were inconvenienced for 12 hours; on the other hand, a viral pandemic that could kill millions was introduced to Italy. You write the headline. Lombardy is the Italian region most devastated by the Wuhan virus. As far back as 2003, a Library of Congress report cited Lombardy as having the highest concentration of Chinese immigrants in Italy. Our media refuses to tell us this fact today — or any day. No hard feelings, but why not relieve people’s minds? West Virginians who have no contact with anyone visiting from China can rest easy! No need to stockpile toilet paper. While we’re at it, when will the media and the “medical community” get around to informing Americans that this latest Chinese pandemic poses little danger to anyone under 70 without certain chronic medical conditions? Italy has been ravaged by the Wuhan virus, but the average age of the dead is 81. According to the dire estimates of the Imperial College of London — whose assessment we are following — excepting those with underlying medical conditions, the new coronavirus could be less deadly than the seasonal flu to anyone under 60 years old and no worse than the 2017-18 flu season for those in their 60s. But it’s five to 10 times more deadly than the regular flu for those in their 70s and 80s, respectively. We ought to surround old folks homes with the National Guard and call it a day. It would probably save more lives and wouldn’t destroy the economy. But there’s no time to think about saving lives. The important thing is to stamp out the idea that a virus that originated in China has anything to do China.

That is EXACTLY how silly the WHO, many Democrat politicians, and the dominantly liberal mainstream media are being about this.  I watched yet another painful give and take between the President and his very able Wuhan virus task-force, and the liberal media.  And, more than one reporter in the room brought up the “racism” comment when the President referred to the “Chinese virus.”  Ebola was named after a river, and of course..Rocky Mountain Fever..hello?  They’re ALL named after places they came from.  And, this one originated in Wuhan, China.  Period.  We all know this.  So, for the President to call it the “Chinese Virus” is perfectly appropriate and NOT racist at all.  We’re calling it the Wuhan Virus here at The Daily Buzz to be even more accurate. Again..NOT racist.  The reason the President is calling it that now is simply because the Chinese communist propaganda machine is pushing a lie that the U.S. Army created the virus.  That is not only factually inaccurate.  But, it’s offensive and shows just how gutless and cowardly the Chinese government is.  Because of their cultural need to save face above all else, they’re unwilling to do the right thing and admit the truth; that it started in Wuhan, China…and that they tried to cover up the problem in the hopes that it went away.  So, instead of reporting it to he rest of us, the covered it up.  As for the “racism” red herring…  Is it racist to say you want to order “Chinese food?”  Of course not.  Same thing.  What makes this controversial in the minds of these gutless liberal media types, is that it’s Trump who is using that phrase..and that simply isn’t acceptable…and makes him a “racist.”  Fortunately, we all know better.  So, we roll our eyes, shake our heads, and change the channel.  Again, we remind everyone while you’re home and thinking about ordering some products online…  Consider what has happened, where it started, and BUY AMERICAN!  If there is a choice between a product made in China, and one made here in the USA, and it’s only a few bucks more…please support American businesses and American workers.  Let’s send a unified message to China that we’re not buying their cheap crap anymore.   Thanks to Ann Coulter’s dry wit and sarcasm, and for calling out these gutless liberal tools in the media pushing the “Trump is a racist” phony narrative.  To read that article from 2017 that she referenced, click on the text above.  Excellent!!       🙂

Dr. Anthony Fauci: Coronavirus test delay not the fault of CDC or Trump

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease doctor, said President Trump and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were not to blame for a lack of coronavirus testing kits that has prompted criticism of the administration as cases continue to grow in the United States. Speaking on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” on Tuesday, Fauci — also the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases — was asked about the slow rollout of test kits, saying the delay was due to a “technical glitch” that slowed things down and a series of “multiple things that conflated.” “There [weren’t] any bad guys there. It just happened,” Fauci said. “And then when we realized, when the CDC realized, and the FDA [Food and Drug Administration] said both the system itself as it was set up, which serves certain circumstances very well, was not well-suited to the kind of broad testing that we needed the private sector to get involved in.” “Was the glitch or anything about the production of the test President Trump’s fault?” Hewitt asked. ” Or actually, let me put it more broadly, would every president have run into the same problem?” “Oh, absolutely. This has nothing to do with anybody’s fault, certainly not the president’s fault,” Fauci replied. Trump has come under heavy criticism from Democrats for the shortage of testing kits and for downplaying the severity of the pandemic. At one point, he compared it to the flu. Fauci has said the virus is worse than the flu and that things “will get worse before they get better.” When Trump declared a national emergency last week, he denied any responsibility for the shortage. “No, I don’t take responsibility at all because we were given a set of circumstances and we were given rules, regulations and specifications from a different time,” Trump said during a news conference in the Rose Garden. “It wasn’t meant for this kind of an event.” As of Tuesday, there were more than 6,300 cases recorded in the United States and nearly 100 deaths. To expand testing, Trump announced partnerships with American companies to make kits available. “I believe now that the CDC and the FDA and the department, that we’ve got it right now, because we’re handing much of it over to the private sector to heavy-hitter companies that do this for a living,” Fauci said. “And I think what you’re going to be seeing looking forward is a major, major improvement in the availability of testing.”

Keep this in mind the next time you hear some Democrat politician or liberal media personality at CNN or MSNBC tear into Trump or his administration for how “poorly” they’re handling this issue.  Kudos to Dr. Fauci, who has decades of experience and has served under administrations from BOTH political parties, for being a straight-shooter and calling it as he sees it.  Excellent!!     🙂