The coronavirus outbreak hit the United States, and much of the world, hard. It has shut down most of our society. Health care workers and others are working overtime to stem the tide of cases and contain the virus. But it’s not all bad news. A new study from Johns Hopkins reveals just how prepared the country was, compared to the rest of the world.
Thanks to China, the coronavirus has spread far and wide. Some countries, such as Italy, were totally blindsided by this outbreak. Many more in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe were unprepared to quickly act and prevent widespread infection.
Democrats have frequently criticized Donald Trump over the United States’ preparedness. They say he wasn’t doing enough as the virus began to spread. Oh, what were the Democrats doing during those months? Right, spending time and millions on an impeachment scheme. Hmm… so who was really ignoring the threat?
In fact, Donald Trump was the one of the first people to recognize the threat and act. His early action to close the border to China has been credited for slowing the outbreak in the U.S. Long before Democrats even cared about COVID-19, Trump and his task force were planning.
Now, a study reveals the truth: the U.S.A. was better prepared than any other nation.
The United States was ranked the best-prepared country in the world to handle a pandemic in late 2019 by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (JHU) — an assessment seemingly at odds with claims by Democrats that the Trump administration left the country vulnerable to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
The Global Health Security Index was was “developed with guidance from an international panel of experts from 13 countries, with research by the Economist Intelligence Unit,” The Washington Post reported last year. “More than 100 researchers spent a year collecting and validating publicly available data.”
At the same time, the paper noted that the U.S. score was still not perfect, and that “factors driving down the U.S. score include the risks of social unrest and terrorism, and low public confidence in government.” [Source: Fox News]
As you read reports about the outbreak in other countries, keep in mind we are different. Italy is not the United States. Nor is Iran. According to this report, we are better prepared to combat a pandemic than any other nation.
Some of the reasons our “score” was lower than it could have been were the risk of social unrest, terrorism, and low public confidence in the government.
Social unrest? You mean the way Antifa and other leftist groups cause problems? Terrorism? You mean because Democrats instituted chain migration and open borders? Low confidence in the government? Because of a D.C. swamp full of crooks and con men?
All the factors that make us less ready for COVID-19 stem from the way Democrats run this country. Only thanks to Trump are we prepared in the slightest to handle a crisis. Because of him our economy was in a better position than anyone else’. Once this blows over, expect it to come roaring back.
Because of Trump’s tough border policies, he kept infected people from entering the country. Today, President Trump and his task force is leading the charge against coronavirus. He is providing aid and support to state and local authorities. And he is providing hope to Americans struggling in this hour of trial.
The Democrats? They can’t even get a piece of legislation passed without pulling some crooked game. So, forgive me if I point the finger at them. They’ve spent weeks attacking the president, instead of working to help Americans.
But the fact remains that we’ll make it through this crisis, because of our values, strengths, and capitalist spirit.
And the world will want to emulate us.