A Short History Of FAA And CDC Actions During Coronavirus Epidemic

 

One of the very favorite tropes of the left is, Trump wants to be a dictator and do things we don’t want to see happen.  Then they turn around and blame him for things he didn’t do and which not one liberal would do, either, to ‘stop the epidemic’ at the very, very beginning.  So it behooves us to review what happened via various streams, which clearly show that Trump acted as swiftly as possible under the circumstances and not one organization or leader on earth reacted faster and stronger than Trump did while the entire DNC did nonstop attacks including trying to impeach him!

 

Today we visit the FAA, the Feds in charge of our airports…Early February, here is what the FAA announced:

 

2/2/2020

Guidance from the CDC on What the Public, Air Carriers and Crews Can Do

 

The CDC which is an agency in charge of tracking diseases and protecting us in particular, from foreign germs.  They tell airlines what to do to stop importing germs.

 

The current outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus originated in China but has now spread internationally, impacting an increasing number of countries. In the coming days and weeks, we expect more confirmed cases in the United States, including more person-to-person spread.

 

Already in our country, the germs were running wild, swiftly and silently.  Due to the long incubation period which is unusual, the true dimensions of this disease was unknown at the beginning.

 

The goal of an aggressive ongoing public health response is to prevent spread of this virus in the community in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide the following guidance to the public:

 

What You Should Do

  • Stay informed – CDC is updating its website daily with the latest information and advice for the public. (www.cdc.gov/ncov)
  • Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection. CDC recommends routine preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses.

These actions include:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

CDC also has specific guidance for travelers.

The federal government has our best people working on this problem. And we have one of the strongest public health systems in the world.

 

The vast majority of the deaths are in NY City with a bunch in all the nearby suburbs in northern NJ and Connecticut.  The mess in NY City is the responsibility of the mayor of NYC and governor of NY.

 

What You Should Not Do 

  • CDC does not currently recommend the use of facemasks for the general public. This virus is not spreading in the community. While it is cold and flu season, we don’t routinely recommend the use of facemasks by the public to prevent respiratory illness and we certainly are not recommending that at this time for this virus.

  • We understand the recent recommendations – including avoiding travel to China and the quarantine of U.S. citizens returning from Wuhan – is concerning.  The actions the federal government is taking are science-based and with the aim of protecting the health and safety of all Americans.

  • Please do not let fear or panic guide your actions. For example, please don’t assume that just because someone is of Asian descent that they have this new coronavirus. There are about 4 million Chinese-Americans in the United States.

 

Note how back in early February, the ‘experts’ were telling us to not wear masks!  During this short period of time from February to May, experts changed their minds over and over again. At the same time, anyone disputing their edicts are banned, silenced and attacked instead of engaging in a conversation about what is the best things to do.

 

Corporations who have created new equipment and new systems of various sorts are now being banned, silenced and abused to the point of a million lawsuits for defamation of character, etc. that will be flooding into the courts.  All this will be blamed on Trump even though he, himself, has pushed for these alternatives or talked about these various systems being censored!

 

This is so insane!  Back to my timeline, one month later.  Newsweek, March 2, 2020:

 

After New York City confirmed its first case of COVID-19, local officials took measures to prevent the spread of the virus as British Airways canceled flights to the Big Apple.

 

So, Britain canceled flights.  For a month, flights from Europe flew in and out of NYC.

 

City officials said on Sunday that a woman who recently traveled to Iran tested positive locally for the virus. Two days later, Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed during a press conference that a second person in the state has the virus.

 

Did he shut down his airports which are run by NY, not the Feds?

 

“There is no doubt that there will be more cases where we find people who test positive. We said early on it wasn’t a question of if but when,” Cuomo said. “This is New York, we’re a gateway to the world.”

 

He left the gate wide open!

 

Unlike the first case, where the woman was able to quarantine herself at home, this man has respiratory conditions, according to the governor, and had to be hospitalized. Despite a second case, the governor said that the risk to the public remains low.

 

So, Cuomo, the whiny twerp blaming Trump for all his woes, was totally relaxed last March.  No big deal!  NY City ran along as if nothing was happening, no one did squat diddly, they all goofed off in between snarling at Trump, ‘We are going to impeach you AGAIN!’  Yes, NY Schumer, Mr. Chuckie Cheese himself, in early March, said he was going to impeach Trump over something, anything.

 

As a precautionary measure, however, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which falls under Cuomo’s jurisdiction, began systemwide enhanced daily cleaning for subway stations, train cars and buses. Cleaners will disinfect “high-touch surfaces,” including poles, handrails, seats and benches, every 72 hours, according to the MTA. These measures could cause people to smell bleach, an odor that Cuomo said should not cause concern among the public.

 

Wow, cleaning the filthy subways!  HAHAHA.  Years ago, I proposed to judges to sentence young thugs to cleaning the subway they were trashing as punishment.  It works.  From today’s news at the New York Post:

As of Monday, 32 people in New York state were under investigation, meaning they showed symptoms associated with COVID-19 and possibly had close contact with a patient or a relevant history of travel to affected areas. Thirty people in New York state have already tested negative for the virus, and the state Department of Health was awaiting test results for one person in New York City.

 

So, only one person who ran wild, spreading germs in NYC.  No big deal, eh?

Trump announced it was a pandemic.  Pelosi and Schumer and others told citizens to visit Chinatown and to be super friendly and hug and kiss Chinese people.  Here is the CDC early March:

 

3/9/2020

Guidance for Travelers from Countries with Widespread Sustained (Ongoing) Transmission Arriving in the United States

 

To slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) into the United States, CDC is working with state and local public health partners to implement after-travel health precautions.

 

Depending on your travel history, you will be asked to stay home for a period of 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread or ongoing community spread (Level 3 Travel Health Notice).

 

So, people were to self quarantine.  Obviously, nearly nobody did this.  In Europe, ditto.  This was way too lax and I mentioned how it would fail.

 

Countries that have a Level 3 Travel Health Notice (widespread, ongoing transmission):

  • China
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • South Korea

Note how the US is not on the list.

 

Take these steps to monitor your health and practice social distancing:

  1. Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day to monitor for fever. Also watch for cough or trouble breathing.
  2. Stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school for this 14-day period. Discuss your work situation with your employer before returning to work.
  3. Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares during the time you are practicing social distancing.
  4. Avoid crowded places (such as shopping centers and movie theaters) and limit your activities in public.
  5. Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).

 

Middle of March: 3/13/2020

 

Coronavirus Travel Advisories Expanded to Include Most of Europe

CDC has expanded its Level-3 travel advisory and now recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to most countries in EuropeSee the full list of countries.

 

It was now running utterly rampant in Europe.  The EU overlords in Brussels REFUSED to seal off Northern Italy so the disease rapidly tore through Europe.  Since then, Europe has had three times the deaths as the US.

 

Here is how NPR carried the news in APRIL:

 

American Airlines announced that as of Tuesday, April 7, it will reduce the number of departures from LaGuardia, JFK and Newark to just 13 a day. That’s down from a average of 270 flights a day last April. Eight of those flights will be from LaGuardia, and three each from JFK and Newark.

 

According to airline industry observers, for the first time since the 1940’s, American will not have a nonstop flight from New York City to Los Angeles.

 

Planes still flew.  Just not as many!  Europe was now totally embroiled in an out of control epidemic.  This was 100% due to the EU being a nonfunctioning entity.  Everything they did, made things worse.

 

Just one week earlier on 3/20/2020:

 

FAA Statement on COVID-19 cases at FAA Facilities

Like much of the country, the Federal Aviation Administration is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases at air traffic facilities and other offices across the nation.

Despite the challenges, our commitment to safety will not waver.

Our air traffic system is resilient and flexible. Every air traffic control facility in the country has a contingency plan to keep air traffic moving safely when events impede normal operations. In some cases, this means transferring duties to adjacent facilities.

 

All this was futile.  The entire system was infected just like all the boat business was infected including government navies.

 

Air traffic controllers, technicians and safety inspectors are highly trained professionals who play critical roles in safely and efficiently moving tens of thousands of aircraft and millions of passengers — 24 hours a day, every day.

 

Our agency’s mission is to operate the world’s largest and most complex airspace system. But we have an equal obligation to ensure the health and safety of our employees.

 

Each disruption has a distinct impact on the air traffic system. We are experiencing this at the handful of facilities already affected by COVID-19. This is frustrating and inconvenient, but is necessary in the interest of safety.

 

We will do our best to keep the public abreast of a rapidly changing situation. Passengers can check fly.faa.gov for real-time updates about how the air traffic system is performing.

 

We appreciate the public’s support and patience.

 

All this failed.  3/24/2020

 

CDC Adds More Countries to Level 3 Nonessential Travel Listing

 

The CDC has expanded their Level 3 nonessential travel notice to include Australia, countries in South America, parts of Asia and the Middle East. These countries are experiencing widespread transmission of the respiratory illness caused by the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19).  The CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to all countries in the below list.

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Japan
  • Israel
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Turkey

Travelers returning from these countries should stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health, and practice social distancing.

 

Note. how by mid-March the list of countries is very long.  3/23/2020 The FCC issued another order:

 

Only Rely on Official Sources for Accurate COVID-19 Information

Due to the large amount of speculation regarding COVID-19, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reminding everyone to rely on OFFICIAL sources for accurate information. You can help control the spread of rumors by sharing FEMA’s web page with your friends, family and colleagues.

Additional Information

 

3/30/2020

FAA announces additional COVID-19 guidance on drug and alcohol testing, air transport restrictions and airport closures and restrictions.

Drug and Alcohol Testing

The FAA has issued guidance to companies whose drug and alcohol testing programs are disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. DOT guidance can be viewed at www.transportation.gov.

Guidance for States, Localities, and Territories Considering Air Transportation Restrictions

The FAA has prepared guidance for states, localities, and territories that have implemented or may consider implementing quarantine, travel restrictions, and screening requirements on individuals entering from certain locations within the United States and territories. The guidance states there should be coordination with aviation stakeholders 48 hours before a restriction is imposed; air transportation workers, federal aviation and security personnel are exempt from any restrictions; and no measure can be taken to close a federally funded airport without FAA approval.

Guidance for Airport Sponsors Considering Airport Closures or Restrictions

The FAA has prepared guidance for airport sponsors contemplating airport closures or restricting airport access at federally funded airports. The FAA wants airport sponsors to closely review and understand what the guidance allows them to do, what they cannot do, and what they should consider before taking any action. In any instance, the FAA must be notified and approve any airport closure.

 

Things are deteriorating rapidly.

 

April 5, 2020, Governor Cuomo STILL allowed flights in and out of Kennedy Airport: Today, that stupid governor of mine continued to whine about how he was not responsible for NY being a total mess, yesterday, he tried to blame Trump for his messes and his stupid choices including his choice to hang out with insane Democratic leaders who are a bunch of homicidal lunatics.

 

American Airlines on Sunday slashed its flights to the New York City area by more than 90%, the latest carrier to drastically reduce service to the region, now a coronavirus hot spot.

 

Note how the governor who had authority over the airports in question, did NOT CLOSE THEM even in APRIL!!!!

 

“As coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in New York City and the surrounding region continues to increase, along with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for travel to the area, the demand for flights to the New York area is rapidly evaporating,” David Seymour, American’s senior vice president of operations, wrote to employees in a memo.

 

No kidding, it ‘evaporated’.  Sane people were scared and ceased going to NYC.  Cuomo and de Blasio were utterly incompetent and let things slide even now!

 

New York-area airports are normally among the busiest in the country and the area has some of the most congested airspace, but coronavirus has prompted several carriers to cut service to bare bones, leaving the region more isolated. The cuts in the tri-state region are deeper in some cases than those carriers are making throughout their networks, as demand for air travel craters because of the disease.

 

But the airports were still OPEN!!!  Cuomo is shameless, a whore.

 

More than 120,000 people have tested positive for the disease in New York state, more than half of those in New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just over a week ago urged residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to refrain from nonessential domestic travel for 14 days.

 

Typical of Cuomo to notice the obvious and thinking by stating it, that is enough.  He never took credit for causing this to happen!  When cornered about this, like a little naughty boy, he blamed Trump.

 

In today’s news:  Breitbart reports…

 

April 8, 20202, the FAA airport regulators run by the Feds issued this instruction:

 

9:40pm FAA issues exemption to help protect flight attendants from COVID-19

 

The FAA issued an exemption (PDF) to help protect flight attendants from contracting COVID-19. The exemption allows flight attendants to relocate from the seats they would normally occupy so they can observe social distancing. It also excuses them from having to demonstrate the use of certain emergency equipment including life preservers and oxygen masks, allowing for alternative methods to inform passengers regarding the use of such equipment. Individual carriers must submit a Letter of Intent and be granted authorization by the FAA in order to exercise the relief in the exemption, which runs through June 30, 2020.

 

Way too little way too late.  The FAA refused to protect everyone by shutting things down.

 

4:00pm FAA implements flexible air traffic control schedule

The FAA is taking steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 in air traffic control facilities. Each air traffic control facility is establishing separate teams of controllers that will stay together throughout the duty week. Each crew will contain the same employees, limiting the possibility of cross-exposure to COVID-19 that would come through normal shift rotations. If a person on one team gets sick, the only people who would be exposed are the other people on that team. These steps, along with existing contingency plans, further enhance the resiliency of the FAA’s air traffic control system.

 

By now it should be obvious to even stupid people, who was in charge, who didn’t do a smart job of it, who is to blame.  And it wasn’t Trump.  All his attempts at doing anything were attacked in the most vile ways by a bunch of idiots who did nothing not one thing, to stop this epidemic.  NYC is being severely ravaged now by this disease and no one in my state is taking any responsibility for this, none what so EVER.

 

The Washington Post, back just one month ago, attacked Trump for noting that ‘…(the virus) is going to disappear.’  This is true.  Even as I type, it is rapidly weakening worldwide.  It ceased getting worse and worse for over the last two weeks.  Now, it is dropping.  The continuing stormy, cold weather in a month that was historically cold in the Northern Hemisphere, is fading finally into spring and all these winter flues go away when this happens.

 

So we have a few months breathing space and hopefully, vaccinations by fall.  Trump wasn’t perfect over the last four months but all the alternative ‘leaders’ absolutely, totally STUNK were terrible leaders, made the stupidest mistakes and made everything very much worse, overall.  It is utterly disgusting how all these midgets whine about Trump who at least, was sane and gave it his best shot.

 

https://www.bitchute.com/video/NkiM9fo1Ba0h/

Bitchute has the two doctors in California back online after they were censored.

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28 responses to “A Short History Of FAA And CDC Actions During Coronavirus Epidemic

  1. TJ

    https://www.google.fi/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/avivahwittenbergcox/2020/04/13/what-do-countries-with-the-best-coronavirus-reponses-have-in-common-women-leaders/amp/#ampf=

    Truth, decisiveness, tech (youth) and love.

    And here in the Nordics one keyword – trust.
    Even in Sweden they trust that their way pays off when the second wave hits in the fall.

    We had less restrictions than the US.
    80% of people went to work daily (office people worked from home) all factories are running.
    Kindergartens and schools reopen in 2 weeks.
    (for essential workers kindergartens were open the whole time).

    Trust is nice. People were asked to be responsible and they were. No fines or police, just ask nicely.

    And preparing in advance, which was unique to Finland only, but I bet it will change after this.

    This takes a long time. 1-2 years.
    We have learn to live with social distancing for years not months.

  2. TJ

    And btw they are testing exactly the same meds here on patients too.
    Chloroquine and Remdesvir.

    Nothing earth shattering reported, might have some effect, hard to measure, will not change the general outlook.

    So you nutbags, there is no conspiracy there from Democrats or anyone else.
    Happens all over the world with or without Trump or your new supervillain DNC.

    Doctors work together globally to beat this.

  3. Suusi M-B

    Either way Iran is doing three times better than the US is in treating CV-19 in spite of US sanctions.

    And when you look at the death / million population North East USA is doing rather badly.

  4. I publish the studies nearly every day. The death rate in America per million is far lower than Europe. A great deal lower. I even published yet another graph about this, today.

    The US infection rate is about the same as Europe. The death rate is less than half as high.

  5. Suusi M-B

    Not when you treat the individual states as countries. Which is pretty analogous to Europe. New York 1212 /M, New Jersey 814/M, Connecticut 630/M and Massachusetts 522/M. It isn’t.

    Not that the UK is anything to boast about. With its Yes it’s bad, Yes your relatives are going to die, IT sucks to be you” message from the government.

    Our government could not organise a piss up in a brewery!

  6. I have pushed for comparing each US state with each EU state. Nowhere in Europe is there the population density of NYC, by the way! Density=more disease. Public transportation systems of three major population states all intersect in the middle of NY city! All air/rail/mass transportation is concentrated in a very small area, incredibly intensely.

    Nearly all air traffic from all of Europe goes to NYC. Some fly to the DC area and to say, Florida but the densest by far fly to NYC.

  7. Suusi M-B

    You might find this amusing. Baring in mind that the CIA was waning NATO and Israel about this pandemic in NOVEMBER 2019 Source for that snippet. Times of israel.

    Anyway enjoy the clip

  8. TJ

    https://spectator.org/coronavirus-the-price-of-luxury/

    In started in Italy because they have 250 000 Chinese people working in Northern Italy.

    Once that happened it was all over the western world including US.

    To the Nordics it came mainly from the ski resorts in the Alps.

  9. TJ

    It’s the same disease everywhere.
    In Italy and Spain the medical system was overwhelmed.
    Everywhere else it’s pretty much the same.

    Healthcare systems have nominal effect IMO.

    We started measures early and here in a homogenous country people act in unison and at once, that’s why it’s low here.
    Good internet and 4G connections in the nordics help too, nearly every office worker can work from home.
    School buildings closed but teaching was done remotely through our school IT systems and MS Teams.
    So schools were closed, but teaching resumed.

    Only one of my neighbours goes to work (food store manager).
    Everyone else works remotely from home.
    Luckily no one has lost their job at least yet.

  10. TJ

    Suusi that gif is Chinese state propaganda produced by Xinhua news (chinese communist party).
    Don’t be a tool and forward that.

    Not true and even it it was, it’s designed for their purposes.

    You really need to improve your resilience towards these things.

  11. Jim R

    @TJ, the video is from the Chinese embassy, it does not pretend to be anything else. But it is based on real news stories over the last 4 months.

    And I have also heard reports that the numbers are low in Sweden. Where they didn’t do any of the draconian measures.

  12. TJ

    @Jim R

    A communist Lego man us on your side?

    China knows where the problem is.
    They lied for a month about this.

    This is designed to shift the blame.

  13. TJ

    None of the Nordics have as hard lockdowns as the US.

    Sweden kept schools and restaurants open, they have 10x casualties compared to us per capita.

    But nobody knows yet.
    Restaurants are empty in Sweden too and economy is down almost the same.
    Medelsvenssons are in voluntary lockdown, most casualties are immigrants or in nursing homes.
    People don’t behave the same as before lockdowns or not.

    We’ll know in a year. If second wave is milder in Sweden then it’s the right decision.
    If there is a quick vaccine or cure, then it’s a horrible one.

  14. TJ

    It’s also legislation.
    Finland used war time legislation to close schools and restaurants.
    Sweden did not.

    And cultural too.
    We were the same country for 700 years.
    But westmark and eastmark are different.
    Sweden hasn’t been at war for 200 years.
    Their general outlook is always “we’ll be fine”.
    In Finland it is usually “ok we hope we are fine, but s*it might hit fan, so let’s prepare just in case”.
    😀

    Pretty much how it went with corona response.

  15. Sweden has double the DEATHS as countries with the same level of disease. I have shown the charts over and over again. Sweden is a disaster, not a good example at all, not even slightly.

    Also, how many are dying in the Swedish slums where all the Muslims live and don’t even let in cops, for example? Seriously…what a mess.

  16. Lou

    17–Last time I checked, Sweden and Switzerland had similar death counts.
    Has that changed? Their populations are not exactly the same.

  17. The Swedish death count is mucked up due to all the immigrants who are very hostile towards authorities. Ditto in Germany and France, too, by the way.

  18. tJ

    Best part about Sweden is the way people act naturally.
    No official rules and restaurants open means that the young take risks and they hope build immunity to lower the second wave with minimal risks.
    The medelsvenssons (middle class swedes) are working remotely from home and ordering food in, just like in Norway and Finland.

    The horrible part is that the whole country looks away and sacrifices the older people, since you cannot keep this away from nursing homes.
    Especially without masks and protective gear.

    We’ll know in a year or two was it smart or not.

    The sad part?
    Economy is still down as much In Sweden, it will not bounce back, this is paradigm shift and a long term change.

  19. Most epidemics in history, rulers try to stop these with various shut downs. Read Romeo and Juliet, a play by Shakespeare written 500 years ago. A key scene in the play is about how a priest was prevented from leaving a city in Italy due to the plague shutting the city down, for example!

    Sweden is a very poor example which many people who are ignorant have latched onto even though I post data showing that Sweden’s death rate from this disease is far, far, FAR higher than the four neighboring countries. This is important to know.

    If Sweden is OK with this, it is OK but don’t boast about how it ‘works’.

  20. lou

    21–Yes, Finland has done much better. As I mentioned Sweden-Switzerland are or were about the same.

  21. TJ

    No it does not.
    The deaths are the same everywhere except the hard hit areas (Lombardy, London, Madrid and New York).
    Sweden has more cases of course and therefore more deaths.

  22. PER MILLION is what I used. And Sweden is much worse than all its neighbors PER MILLION. Read my posts carefully, it is most entertaining.

  23. Jim R

    OK, fine, per million. Look at this graph:

    and you can see that Sweden has 3-5 times as many as its neighbors. But look at the actual numbers! Ten per million? And where is that exponential increase all the scaremongers were ranting about? If it’s going to be like Spanish Flu, there should be THOUSANDS per million. And there are not.

    So, worse than the average flu year, but still not going to kill that many. The destruction of what was left of the economy will kill more. Dismantling what was left of a healthcare system will kill more.

    And, the ‘medical’ intervention has not been good for people in nursing homes and other crowded situations, like cruise ships and prisons. They are being hooked to ventilators and left to die. And their caretakers are getting massive exposure, and dying as well.

    Sweden’s strategy may not be all that bad — if there is a second wave of this outbreak in the fall, a lot of Swedes will be immune.

  24. lou

    25–Sweden v Switzerland. Both had 2000 deaths, as of last week.
    Populations are different. Elaine thinks Sweden has lots of unreported deaths in the No Go Zones.

    let us know.

  25. Jim R

    stories like this are coming out:
    https://invidio.us/watch?v=CvhTQV5FNUE

    This won’t be up long, they will take it down. It does not support the ‘narrative’.

    They are killing people with malpractice. No visitors allowed. Blamed on the virus, while the real reason is medical fraud.

  26. All the statistics in Europe are suspect due to many Muslim populations not patrolled AT ALL. In France, they even had a recent major series of riots.

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