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White House ‘Science Office’ Credits Trump With ‘Ending the Covid Pandemic’ in His First Term
Breaking news, and this isn’t funny and yet … someone tell the 70,000 people that got COVID today, and the 500-800 that died, that they need not worry, it is all made up. You see, the White House Science Policy Office (which is a contradiction in terms, lest anyone hadn’t figured that out on their own) actually did send out a press conference in which they actually credited the Trump administration with actually “ending” the COVID-19 pandemic, during his first term.
Again, this actually happened, this is not from the Onion, they think … we aren’t sure what they think and to be honest, we’re not even sure what to write (but we have to write something or we don’t get paid). From Mediaite:
That is, of course, patently absurd. The nation is currently the throes of a third wave of the outbreak, in which positive tests, hospitalizations, and deaths are rising once again and the number of new cases is hitting record highs, now averaging more than 70,000 new infections per day.
In the first bullet of the statement, under “Highlights include,” the un-bylined Office of Science and Technology Policy memo proclaims in bold, all-capitalized letters: “ENDING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.”
It goes on to allegedly justify this claim saying: “From the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Administration has taken decisive actions to engage scientists and health professionals in academia, history, and government to understand, treat, and defeat the disease.” (Read the full memo in the tweet below.)
RECORD HIGHS ON THURSDAY. Record highs last Thursday.
We reported today already that according to MSNBC that during three rally speeches today, Trump did not once mention the spike in COVID that has occurred. As we had said, he may have mentioned operation warp speed, or the need to go to school, whatever, but he didn’t mention that the nation is under the worst spike yet.
Perhaps this “full memo” which they helpfully say they attached below had an admission history and physical of a patient admitted to the ICU today with COVID and, miraculously, has not been healed.
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