The Midday Quote

Grifters Gotta Grift

NYTimes (emphasis mine):

Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, on Friday blamed the media for exaggerating the seriousness of coronavirus because “they think this will bring down the president, that’s what this is all about.” Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of conservative activists, Mr. Mulvaney played down concerns about the virus that is spreading around the globe and panicking investors.

“The flu kills people,” he said. “This is not Ebola. It’s not SARS, it’s not MERS. It’s not a death sentence, it’s not the same as the Ebola crisis.”

So I guess the 3,000 people already dead are just fakin’ it?

“I got better.”

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5 Responses to The Midday Quote

  1. donnah says:

    This fucking guy.
    So he also advised Americans to turn off their TV and stop listening to the news for 24 hours.

    Because hey, this whole thing is just a Democrat plan to make Trump look bad. And also, the Republicans are blocking releases from the medical authorities and professionals from speaking publicly about it. Pence is supposed to be the voice of information, and he’s at the CPAC gathering to shill for his guy. And Trump will be speaking there tomorrow, instead of monitoring from the White House. And when he seeks info and updates, he’s not asking about the coronavirus, he’s checking on the Stock Market.

    The Trump method always includes silencing those who know what’s happening and drowning out authority in favor of making their leader look good. It’s infuriating.

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  2. sos says:

    “The flu kills people,” –Yep
    “This is not Ebola.” –Correct
    “It’s not SARS, it’s not MERS.” –Cannot argue.
    “It’s not a death sentence,” –Well, except for the deaths, that is. Morbidity rates conveniently somewhere between SARS and MERS (preliminary estimates)
    “it’s not the same as the Ebola crisis.” –Trending toward worse, far more contagious (R0 ~ 2.2), lower morbidity BUT thiiiiiis close to a pandemic. You do the math Mick (Hint: it will involve multiplication, of … decimals –gasp!)

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  3. roket says:

    If Lord Damp Nut is the Antichrist, then everything is going as planned. Squirrel !1!

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  5. CalicoJack says:

    Howdy y’all!
    I hate to rain on Mickey’s parade, but SARS and MERS are both covfefeviruses. Given that the mortality rate for SARS was 10% and MERS a whopping 34%, there is good reason to be freaking out, especially since the novella covfefevirus is spreading faster than a pee-hooker squatting on the Resolute Desk.
    Huzzah!
    Jack

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