Skip to comments.Flashback: Senator Obama rips Bush for being unprepared for avian flu epidemic
Posted on 10/03/2014 6:22:33 AM PDT by cotton1706
A nice catch from our friends at Grabien, who got it from Ace [update] and who had to go all the way back to 2005 to find this nugget and the contemporaneous coverage at the NYT. At the time, the US prepared for a predicted epidemic of the avian flu, also known as H5N1, of global proportions. The virus had been identified for 18 years by that time, but by the end of 2004 had only resulted in 36 deaths and 50 known cases over the prior two years, according to WHO data. In 2005, the number of cases would jump to 98 and deaths to 43, and the prevention of a pandemic became a high priority. At that time, then-Senator Barack Obama scolded the Bush administration on the Senate floor, and quarterbacked a protest letter from his fellow Democrats over the slow response and lack of preparedness by the White House:
This lack of planning is compounded by the fact that we still dont have a FDA approved vaccine against avian flu, and the one drug that many countries are relying onTamiflumay be less effective than experts had thought. The manufacturer is also struggling to meet the demand, and it could take up to 2 years for it to make enough for the U.S. stockpile, presuming this Administration finally puts in an order for the drug.
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It doesn’t matter who did what anymore. The leftists can say and do what they want to. They are not held to any standards by anyone except God and He’s not ready to put a lid on it yet.
If there were a true objective mainstream media, this hypocrisy would be all over the news.
We don’t have objectivity in the mainstream. We have Obama buttlickers.
Thousands of people from Ebola countries flooding the US.
We don’t even have a news media. We have a Ministry of Propaganda.
Another example of Typhoid Barry’s ineptitude (at best), another big fat target the MSM will refuse to take a shot at.
Umm, 'scuse me,...is there a tornado shelter at this trailer park?
I think the warning system's siren might be broken, but something's telling me there's a storm coming. Can't you feel it? I can almost smell the ozone in the air...but that's not ozone I'm smelling.
Just in case anyone is trying to figure out why Hussein is not doing more to fix the problems - his goal is to allow chaos to takeover.
We dont even have a news media. We have a Ministry of Propaganda.
Regarding the culturally Marxist media (CMM):
They have been - have made themselves a fundamental threat to the (sic)
democracy and in my opinion made themselves the enemy of the American
people, and it is a threat to the very future of this country...
“...enemy of the American people...” Yup.
Obama’s miffed because he can’t tag Bush for his own stupidity.
Kind of interesting how Obama’s always hanging around epidemics like some kind of vulture...even back when he was a Senator. Maybe it’s because of Michelle’s hospital connections, or maybe a lot of pharma donors, but it’s a curious thing.
bump in light of covid19
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