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Team Biden-Harris Timeline Exploits COVID For Political Gain

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Democratic presidential nominee, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R), and vice presidential running mate, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., receive a briefing on COVID-19 from health experts in Wilmington, Delaware, on Aug. 13, 2020. (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) 

By Wednesday, 21 October 2020 10:35 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., are making wild accusations about President Trump’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

They're repeatedly doing so to score political points with voters.

In an arrogant disregard for the truth, Team Biden-Harris blame the president for failing to address the pandemic; a crisis resulting in over 200,000 deaths.

During a recent CNN town hall, Biden discussing the loss of lives chimed "… all the people would still be alive," if the president "had done his job from the beginning."

In her debate with Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Harris accused President Trump and Pence of being aware of the dangerous nature of the virus at the end of January and that they hid information from the public.

Biden and Harris are deviously twisting the facts; in doing so they take information way out of context in their effort to blame the president and not China for the current pandemic.

Key to the Biden-Harris misinformation campaign is ignoring the pandemic timeline --- what was known and when --- including completely overlooking comments made by infectious disease expert and COVID-19 White House adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Most significantly, there was nothing definitive about the certainty of a pandemic in January.

Analyzing the timeline of events shows there was a lot of conflicting information from various sources on what was, at the time, a new virus and contrary to Sen. Harris’s claim, that the president didn’t have special knowledge about the certainty of a deadly pandemic hitting the U.S.

In mid January, the World Health Organization (WHO) allayed fears of a pandemic when it promoted China’s inaccurate conclusion that the coronavirus was not transmitted from human to human.

Approximately one week later, the first U.S. case was reported (on Jan. 21).

Yet, the WHO didn’t declare the outbreak an international public health concern until Jan. 30.

A concern of an emerging pandemic was expressed from White House Assistant to the President, Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro.

Navarro authored a memo warning about the health and economic consequences of the virus on Jan. 29.

With only one case in the U.S. President Trump announced the China travel ban on Jan. 31.

Accusations of the president being "xenophobic" ensued.  

Meanwhile, Dr. Fauci downplayed the significance of the COVID-19 threat to the U.S.

On Jan. 21, Fauci told Newsmax TV host Greg Kelly the virus, "is not a major threat to the people of the United States."

During a radio interview on January 26, Fauci downplayed the risk of the virus declaring, "It’s a very, very low risk to the United States," and "It isn’t something the American public needs to worry about or be frightened about."

Fauci continued to minimize the seriousness of the coronavirus in February and March.

In a Fox News interview on Feb. 26, Fauci expressed concern that the virus spreading in other countries increased the risk of it coming to the U.S.

However, he didn’t sound the alarm concluding, "so the risk as I mentioned right now today is still low nothing has changed in our country."

In a follow up question, he was asked what he would tell President Trump to say to the nation in a presidential address. Fauci said he would advise the president to say "at the present time things are under control here but we need to be ready for the possible of seeing more virus cases in the U.S."

During a Feb. 29 interview on NBC News, Fauci said there is "no need to change lifestyle yet," commenting on whether American need to make changes in the way they live because of the virus.

On March 9 Fauci said at a White House briefing there was no reason for young and healthy people not to go on a cruse.

The evolution of the facts also undermines the news value of Bob Woodward’s book "Rage," in which he interviewed President Trump about COVID-19.

Woodward recorded President Trump on Feb. 7 as saying the virus was more deadly than the flu and its hard to tackle because it transmissible through the air.

President Trump’s comments to Woodward do not reflect any hidden knowledge about the virus.

In a Jan. 30 press release, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced the virus was spreading from person to person in the U.S.

A high death-rate was reported by China in February.

Woodward’s COVID-19 conspiracy theory was blown apart by Fauci.

Responding to a question if President Trump was telling the public something different than what was being discussed behind closed doors Fauci replied, "I didn't get any sense that he was distorting anything."

Biden and Harris are exploiting the pandemic for political gain but their revisionist history of events don’t line up with the facts.

Dr. Tom Borelli is a contributor to Real America’s Voice (RAV-TV) and a conservative TV and radio commentator. Dr. Borelli has appeared on numerous television networks including Newsmax TV, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and i24 News. He also co-hosts radio programs on SiriusXM Patriot with his wife Deneen Borelli. As a columnist, Dr. Borelli has written for Newsmax, ConservativeReview.com, and The Epoch Times. Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli worked for Altria Group, Inc. and as a shareholder activist and investment advisor. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia. He received his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Michigan State University and Master of Science and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from New York Medical College. Read Dr. Tom Borelli's Reports More Here.

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