The World's opinion of the US & #Trump has plummeted, espec in Europe, due to American handling of #COVID19 . A new Pew poll across Europe, South Korea and Japan finds some countries see us more negatively than ever before.
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In six key, powerful nations America is now held in the lowest esteem we have enjoyed in the post-WWII era: the UK🇬🇧 France🇫🇷 Germany🇩🇪 Japan🇯🇵 Canada🇨🇦 and Australia🇦🇺
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Without exception, the @pewresearch survey finds America's handling of #COVID19 #pandemic ranks the lowest in world public opinion.
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Favorable feelings about @realDonaldTrump have plummeted worldwide, according to @pewresearch survey, in lock-step with the bungled U.S. #COVID19 response.
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It's deeply saddening to see America's world stature take such a huge dive. While many govts & populaces have looked at @POTUS #Trump anxiously since he took office, the #COVID19 impact is devastating. Once the leader of world science & health, the USA is now in disgrace.

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9 Sep
2/ On Mar13 #Trump tweeted that #COVID19 was less dangerous than the #flu.
But on Mar19 he told Woodward: "I wanted to always play it down because I don't want to create panic."
By then >2M cases were reported worldwide.
14,892 cases had been reported in USA, 52 deaths.
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3/ On June 20 in Tulsa #Trump called #COVID19 "KungFlu" thereby blaming China for the #pandemic + likening it to "just the flu."
By then death rates were soaring, 2.1M Americans were reported with COVID & 125,000 Americans had died of it.
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2 Sep
ALERT
Aug 27 letter from @CDCDirector to all Governors says the agency is, "rapidly making preparations to implement large-scale distribution of #COVID19 #vaccines in the fall of 2020" using a contractor (McKesson Corp). Redfield asks Governors to grant...
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ALERT/2
..McKesson full licensed access to sites statewide for mass #COVID19 immunizations, which must be "fully operational" by November 1st -- 2 days before the national elections.
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This means mass vaccination nationwide could start in 59 days. FIFTY-NINE DAYS
Is any #COVID19 #vaccine likely to have completed Phase 3 safety and efficacy clinical trials, and gone through full scientific and @US_FDA review in 59 days? [Rhetorical question]
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23 Aug
None of the studies of #COVID19 treatment use of serum taken from survivors (aka convalescent serum therapy) show positive results, & @US_FDA has stopped approving its use.
But @realDonaldTrump will announce a breakthru tonight.
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thehill.com/homenews/admin…
2/ This not new, just his insistence it works. No coincidence, I'm sure, that it comes on the eve of the #RNCConvention2020 putting a positive spin on the #COVID19 crisis.
Here's what we know about convalescent therapy so far.
It might work: MORE
statnews.com/2020/08/13/lar…
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But on Aug 19 the @NIH & @US_FDA urged a hold on use of the treatments, citing lack of clear evidence that it is beneficial. And it is not risk-free.
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nytimes.com/2020/08/19/us/…
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21 Aug
I truly detest 2020.
Now my beloved alma mater @ucsc has been evacuated, as one of the >300 fires in California caused by lightning strikes is roaring through the redwoods, just about 2 miles from the center of campus. It's 0% contained.
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2/ UCSC students & personnel evacuated to the Boardwalk, in the foreground. The campus is in those hills, and this photo was taken several hours ago. There are actually 2 fires raging in the mountains at the same time.
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3/These fires- - 100s of various sizes across California -- were sparked by unprecedented lightning storms amid extreme heat. These are #climatechange events: lightning like this has never before been seen in the region. Firefighters are stretched thin, frm San Diego to Solano.
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21 Aug
Postmaster #DeJoy is testifying before the Senate this morning. It's LIVE now. He started off by saying the elections will not be affected by @USPS changes, while noting that his time is short and he won't stick around for an afternoon session, as requested.
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Under grilling, #DeJoy said there will be NO transparency -- he declined to commit to providing data to the Senate on mail-interruption planning prior to removing sorting machines, cutting @USPS staffing and eliminating post boxes. When asked how #COVID19 complicates...
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3/...he indicated there was no data.
When asked what happened to the removed mail sorting machines, he said they were dismantled & sold for scrap -- no way to reinstall them.
#DeJoy admitted no @USPS analysis of impact prior to changes was done regarding... MORE
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7 Aug
Yesterday a bipartisan trio of Southern Mayors (Miami, Atlanta, New Orleans) addressed the @AspenSecurity summit, talking about #COVID19. They all expressed concern about handling hurricanes amid the #pandemic, given stretched 1st responders + poss spread among evacuees.
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2/ Also yesterday @NOAA issued its hurricane season forecast, and it's dreadful cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/outlo…
Key points:
-“The outlook indicates an 85% chance of an above-normal season, only a 10% chance of a near-normal season”
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cnbc.com/2020/08/06/atl…
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-19-25 Named Storms, which includes the 9 named storms during May-July (earliest ever)
-7-11 Hurricanes, including 2 hurricanes to date
-3-6 Major Hurricanes (CAT3 or worse)
-Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) range of 140%-230% of the median
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washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/0…
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