(Right Country) – Even in the case of a deadly virus spreading within our borders, the Democrat-media complex can’t hold back.
They’re doing everything they can to bash President Donald Trump’s response, and even going as far as to blame him for the virus. Because of course.
Meanwhile, it’s important to take a look back on how President Barack Obama handled some of the biggest health crises while he was in office, and with all things Trump vs. Obama, the latter doesn’t compare.
The Gateway Pundit reminds us about the H1N1 virus, aka the “swine flu,” which was declared a national emergency by POTUS 44 back in October 2009.
This was after millions of Americans were infected and 1,000 Americans dead from the viral infection.
Obama waited months before declaring the H1N1 a national emergency.
Not to mention, although the virus was coming from Mexico to the US, President Obama never shut down the border we share with Mexico.
But no one in the mainstream media wants to remember this right now.
PJ Media reported:
In April of 2009, the H1N1 became a pandemic.
But it wasn’t until six months later, October, that then-President Obama declared a public health emergency on what was already a pandemic. By that time, the disease had infected millions of Americans and more than 1,000 people had died in the U.S.
They note that CNN reported at the time:
Since the H1N1 flu pandemic began in April, millions of people in the United States have been infected, at least 20,000 have been hospitalized and more than 1,000 have died, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [emphasis added] Furthermore, the CDC’s Frieden fretted at the time that efforts to create a vaccine had stumbled:
“We are nowhere near where we thought we would be,” Frieden said, acknowledging that manufacturing delays have contributed to less vaccine being available than expected. “As public health professionals, vaccination is our strongest tool. Not having enough is frustrating to all of us.”
Frieden said that while the way vaccine is manufactured is “tried and true,” it’s not well-suited for ramping up production during a pandemic because it takes at least six months. The vaccine is produced by growing weakened virus in eggs.
That’s not all.
According to Virology Journal, 2009’s H1N1 virus came into the US from Mexico:
The swine-origin influenza A (H1N1) virus that appeared in 2009 and was first found in human beings in Mexico, is a reassortant with at least three parents. Six of the genes are closest in sequence to those of H1N2 ‘triple-reassortant’ influenza viruses isolated from pigs in North America around 1999-2000.