Skip to comments.The NIH had 13 years to prepare for coronavirus but still didn't
Posted on 03/27/2020 12:15:43 PM PDT by MtnClimber
If there's one thing the coronavirus experience has taught us, it's that bureaucracies don't function as well as they're supposed to. In New York, the bureaucracy opted to spend $500 million on illegal aliens instead of on ventilators. Likewise, during the Obama administration, after the 2009 H1N1 epidemic, the Obama administration, despite warnings, never bothered to replenish stockpiles of N95.
It turns out now that the NIH was also doing the bureaucratic equivalent of twiddling its thumbs when it should have been acting to prepare America for the next pandemic. It's sheer luck mixed in with Trump's foresight about China and good management skills that Johns Hopkins, in late 2019, ranked America as the best prepared country in the world for handling a pandemic.
Twelve and a half years ago, in October 2007, researchers at the University of Hong Kong published an article entitled "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus as an Agent of Emerging and Reemerging Infection." The introduction, which looked back at SARS, described how China was a coronavirus Petri dish and warned that there could be a repeat of a SARS-style pandemic based upon Chinese food and lifestyle practices (emphasis added):
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
who killed many of the researchers
and their wives in this field?
How much was spent on trans sexual research?
Sure like drunk monkey research isnt important?
They couldn’t prepare in 130 years.
Which is why Dr Fauci will be fired (eventually).
Every bureaucracy in every agency in DC is infected with terminal bureaucratic sclerosis. There is not a one of them that is immune. Defense is even worse than the others - because they have more money.
General Motors MUST immediately open their stupidly abandoned Lordstown plant in Ohio, or some other plant, and START MAKING VENTILATORS, NOW!!!!!! FORD, GET GOING ON VENTILATORS, FAST!!!!!! @GeneralMotors @Ford— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2020
Government is reactive, not proactive.
The reason is clear, when you are proactive you get attacked. Look at Trump preparing America to get back to work, the media and dems are going bananas as our economy sh*ts the bed.
Cuomo could have bought 16,000 ventilators 5 years ago and chose not to do so. It is NOT trump’s fault that NY is unprepared.
I can see Fauci retiring after this, making paid speeches and writing a book - and eventually trashing Trump.
the NIH (and the research arms at universities) are wasteful bureaucracies with little accountability for the $ spent.
Or we'll own your a*s.
Oh my God. The NIH and the CDC are not the departments responsible for hardware.
The responsibilities go like this:
1. The hospital is supposed to have a plan and equipment to deal with a mass casualty situation for 28 days.
2. The City/County Health Deaprtment should back you the hospitals.
3. The State Department of Emergency Management should be the backup for a statewide emergency. This includes the National Guard.
4. FEMA provides back up for the states.
5. The Military Helps Out where it can.
Nowhere in the physical prep (masks, gowns, vents, toilet paper) are the CDC and NIH responsible for any of this stuff. They are VM the ones to tell you what you should have in your local, regional, and state kit.
I love how these people who have no clue of the structure and responsibilities of the system write articles about where it failed.
Most of the people on FR pump their fist in outrage without taking ten seconds to do the slightest bit of research.
Governments been sitting around doing $h for eight years of h th e Obama whine-dom
And eight years of bash W the Hapless Bushie
And beyond through Clinton Depravity- Hilary reign
Bush 41 CIA front
Now Trump is in. Great revolt like a college kid on a spring break extended for overtime video game sessions
Shape up or...
Instead he sunk $750 million in state assets in the Buffalo Billion solar project which has been rife with corruption from the beginning, so much so that Cuomos top aide was convicted in federal court for bribery. That story is out there, but the MSM is putting a clamp on it!
Isn’t hindsight wonderful!
NASA has decades to prepare for an asteroid strike as well. Yet we still dont have a plan in place for that either. The failure here can be laid at many doorsteps. Let me know your profession? Perhaps I can demonstrate where YOU have failed, as well.
(Probably worth a new thread if you have time)
NIH failed to test coronavirus drugs, studied drunk monkeys, soap operas, and tailgating instead
Expert warned agency as much as 87.5 percent of biomedical research was wasteful.
He backed his staggering statistic with these additional stats: 50 out of every 100 medical studies fail to produce published findings, and half of those that do publish have serious design flaws. And those that arent flawed and manage to publish are often needlessly redundant.
Waste is more than just a waste of money and resources, Bracken preached to the audience back in July 2016, according to the NIHs official account of the speech. It can actually be harmful to peoples health.
Nearly four years later, Brackens sweeping indictment about the financial management, organization and conduct of federal medical research looms large over a series of what if questions about the deadly and ever-spreading COVID-19 pandemic:
What if the research community hadnt bet all its marbles on the next pandemic coming from a flu instead of a version of the coronavirus?
What if NIH or other agencies had funded research into the efficacy of drugs like chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, remdesivir, and HIV cocktails that had shown promise against coronavirus dating back to 2003?
What if more pressure had been applied by the medical governance world to develop vaccines aimed at coronavirus?
What if the medical community had simply adjusted its outdated modeling that predicted coronavirus would spread slowly and could be contained to account for the massive growth in global air travel the last decade that transported this virus from China to the West in treacherously fast time?
(More at link)
I imagine he wont be fired.
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