Skip to comments.FEMA preparing for possible coronavirus emergency declaration
Posted on 03/02/2020 10:03:59 AM PST by Mariner
WASHINGTON The Federal Emergency Management Agency is planning for the possibility that President Donald Trump could make an emergency declaration to bring in extra funds and personnel to assist the administration's coronavirus response, according to internal documents obtained by NBC News.
FEMA officials are preparing for an "infectious disease emergency declaration" by the president that would allow the agency to provide disaster relief funding to state and local governments, as well as federal assistance to support the coronavirus response, according to agency planning documents reviewed by NBC News.
The Trump administration would have to use the 1988 Stafford Act to enable FEMA to provide such disaster assistance. Emergency declarations are most often used in the event of natural disasters but can be used to help manage disease outbreaks.
"To me this is another indication that the president and the White House are finally aware of the gravity of the situation," said Michael Coen, who was FEMA chief of staff during the Obama administration. "They need to consider all tools available to them and have contingencies for action."
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So, do what you think is right.
So, Mr. President, do what you think is right. Which is why we elected you and will re elect you this November.
The irony is that even if is needed and it works, he’ll be lambasted for wasting money and creating hysteria.
Definitely and no downside to planning for worse. Something more infectious and deadly than coronavirus may rear its head in the future. You know terrorists are taking copious notes.
FEMA is ALL ABOUT MONEY.
How did we get here?...
When are the lefties gonna picket the L4 labs...WMDs and all?
This is SOP for these types of things.
Isn’t that FEMAs job? Old news
Anytime I see Obama’s name in a story, my brain shuts down.
slow down the spread as much as possible.
Additional travel restrictions and border screenings are approrpriate.
Fast track vaccine and medications by starting immediate production and running the normal 3 stages of trials concurrently.
The risk of not doing so, outweighs the potential risk of harm from rushing the trials.
"To me this is another indication that the president and the White House are finally aware of the gravity of the situation," said Michael Coen
All these experts yet again telling the President what should be done. We should have voted for you guys instead of Trump.
Of course FEMA. Adolph’s concentration camps...Stalin’s gulags. I’ll bet our camps will be nicer...right AOC?
FEMA preparing for possible coronavirus emergency declaration
Trump may be right
Number of new cases of Covid-9 in China is declining. However increasing number of cases elsewhere. But containing the epidemic seems to work. No widespread community transmission in other countries.
Weapons of Mass Distraction. Paul J Goebbels is jealous.
Bernie said that if trump had built the darn wall on Mexico we wouldnt be kungflu fighting!
Hey 5 eyes...the world’s best. WHO let the germs out? Cyclops with pinkeye? Color me skeptical.
Perhaps there are cultural aspects to that last?
A masterful post explains why Coronavirus in China and America may differ
I’m just glad to see all that 2015 Jade Helm training is starting show some benefits. 8^)
No win either way. I say Trump should do what he does best. He needs to step up and lead.. Example of leading
Ignore the criticism, they are going to hate no matter what
He needs to call out the Democratics and Republicans that stand in the way of the CDC to fight this battle
If he thinks the CDC mess up tell us they did. Example: testing
President Trump message: we need to work together to protect the people at the most risk, every life counts
Vice President Pence needs to get out there with a daily message.
Direct the government to buy air time to educate people on how to prevent the spread of Coronavirus
He needs to stop bragging about polls, he just needs to lead
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