In response to the letter by Greg Youngblood (“Trump’s brilliance is quite underwhelming,” The Daily News, Nov. 10): Trump’s brilliance is undeniably overwhelming.

Of course, more testing results in more cases but the number of deaths is way down.

This is because President Trump did listen to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Anthony Fauci and other medical experts. The CDC’s development of the tests and treatment so quickly is what we're now seeing with speedy recoveries, thus turning the corner.

Due to his leadership, the vaccine you questioned is imminent — he delivered on this also — at a record pace. His accomplishments regarding COVID-19 and many other issues are quite remarkable and truly quite overwhelming with his short time in office. 

Trump, the businessman rather than politician, doesn’t play the political game, with Congress or lobbyists. He doesn’t “need” them, he has his own wealth. I so hoped the change from the political good ol' boy system is what people wanted — putting Americans first rather than political ambitions.

Unfortunately, it looks like we are going right back into the do-nothing good ol' boy system that appears to have won the election — by hook or by crook. 

Kris Graves

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Carlos Ponce

Kris Graves, you are confusing the Liberals with facts.

Thomas Carpenter

Tell him to come out of his bunker and overwhelm more peaceful protesters so he can pose holding a bucket of fried chicken, I mean bible.

Carlos Ponce

Here goes: " Hey Big Guy Biden, come out of your bunker!"

Jeff Patterson

Nice try, but I think it’s a little late to try to be auditioning for a role in the Trump administration…… there’s only 65 days left. And pretty sure no one is going to be using the administration’s response to the pandemic as a case study in effective leadership or management. And just FYI, the US continues to set records every day in numbers of cases and hospitalizations, and the 7 day trailing average of deaths is now almost 1200. Whatever corner we rounded, it was not in the direction of goodness.

Carlos Ponce

People with BRAINS don't hold Trump responsible for the pandemic deaths.

Jeff Patterson

yep, that's definitely the conclusion people with BRAINS are coming to

"Through comparative analysis and applying proportional mortality rates, we estimate that at least 130,000 deaths and perhaps as many as 210,000 could have been avoided with earlier policy interventions and more robust federal coordination and leadership."

https://ncdp.columbia.edu/custom-content/uploads/2020/10/Avoidable-COVID-19-Deaths-US-NCDP.pdf

Dan Freeman

244 thousand deaths.

Dan Freeman

10.8 million cases, 244 deaths. Trump's watch, the buck stops there.

Carlos Ponce

Anyone with BRAINS does not hold Trump responsible for the deaths.

Jeff Patterson

Carlos you're repeating yourself.....surely you can come up with a better argument than that. This one sounds pretty BRAINless

Carlos Ponce

It's a teaching technique used on slow students - repeat the lesson:

Anyone with BRAINS does not hold Trump responsible for the deaths.

Jeff Patterson

Well, that technique obviously worked on you.....

Carlos Ponce

Little Jeff still needs to be taught.

Jeff Patterson

So I guess this means that you’re out of talking points to parrot

Carlos Ponce

Jeff, just wait. It appears patience is not your forte.

Jim Forsythe

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts there will be 260,000 to 282,000 coronavirus deaths by December 5. As of November 13, the total number of deaths is 247,646 . President Donald Trump said a vaccine would be widely available by April. Two-thirds of people say they won’t try to get the vaccine when it becomes available. A quarter of respondents said they’ll never get it, 44% said they will not take the vaccine until others have tried it. If this holds true, it could be a long time getting Covid19 under control.

Novembers deaths by day.

November 1 414 deaths

November 2 460 deaths

November 3 1,090 deaths

November 4 1,075 deaths

November 5 1,132 deaths

November 6 1,160 deaths

November 7 1,045 deaths

November 8 471 deaths

November 9 600 deaths

November 10 1,484 deaths

November 11 1,456 deaths

November 12 1,186 deaths

November 13 1,355 deaths

The United States on Thursday reported more than 150,000 coronavirus cases in a day for the first time, just nine days after it reported 100,000 cases for the first time.

Slowing down is not happening, but increases in case are. With the Winter season on us, the numbers will continue to increase. We can all hope for a mild flu season.

domenico nuckols

Sore President elect 306 Out going Trump 232 do the math

Carlos Ponce

domenico, that's just media projections, not reality.

domenico nuckols

You LOST

Carlos Ponce

Jim, what's all the stats for? People with BRAINS don't hold Trump responsible for he pandemic deaths.

Gary Miller

Jim> By Dec. 31 the US will have suffered 4.5 million deaths, slightly more than for 2019's 4.45 million. Most deaths will have nothing to do with Covid 19. Just the normal death rate for a country of 330 million and life expectancy of 79.? US life expectancy has increased slightly in spite of Covid 19.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, Kris said "the number of deaths is way down." which is not true. The numbers are going up and the numbers are expected to increase until we may reach 2000 deaths a day or more.

Trumps lack of leadership, allowed us to have about 1/5 of the deaths in the world, that were caused by Covid19.

Did Trump lead by example by wearing a mask at all times, no. Did Trump hold large events and did not require mask to be worn at all times , or the people would be expelled, no. Did he require at least 6 foot between people at the events, no? The answer to all the questions is no.

After being President for 3 years, was the USA PPE supply replaced, no. Did Trump have a clear plan for all the states to use as a guidelines so they would have a solid plan against Covis19, no.

Did Trump withhold information about Covisd19 from the American people because he said if we knew we would panic, yes.

One of the reason Trump lost to Biden is because people did not like his actions against Covid19.

Carlos Ponce

"Carlos, Kris said 'the number of deaths is way down.' which is not true." That depends on your temporal parameters, Jim. Compared to the daily death spike of 2467 set on April 21, the number of deaths is way down to 1301 on November 13.

Now take a look at Galveston County only with a total death count of 155 but if you exclude nursing home patients it is 98. Why exclude? They are not in public areas. If you use the 155 number that accounts for 257 days that's a rate of 0.6 deaths per day. Do you consider that high?

Jim Forsythe

On Friday, public health officials reported more than 181,000 new cases across the country, more than ever before. In about two weeks we will have a increase in deaths.

The second wave has started and we are not controlling it. Carlos do you think 1,339 deaths is a good thing.

As a county we are in trouble as we are getting to the point of being out of beds for the Covid19 sick. If we do not change the way we act by some not wearing mask, washing hands and such, it will get a lot worse.

Carlos Ponce

This the United States. We can stand up to anything China (the real culprit) throws at us. Do not underestimate the American spirit, drive and enterprise.

Jim Forsythe

20 February: The United States confirmed one more case in California, bringing the total number to 16.

From that point forward, the increases where from our actions or inactions. Our total for cases is now over 10,961,690.

On 29 February the total number cases was 68.

Carlos Ponce

[yawn]

Gary Miller

Jim> Our reported deaths are based on different perameters than many other countries. In us if tested positive when death occures we count it as a covid death even if a auto wreck killed. Drowning, house fires and falls are killing normal numbers but are being reported as Covid 19 deaths because health care system gets more money for Covid rather than normal deaths.

Jim Forsythe

The following is from Nick Balogh, citizen of the USA.

Lying is not leadership

A whole industry has been spawned tracking Trump’s 20,000-plus lies or distortions as fake news. Even when his lies have been recorded, he will deny he said it. All the evidence is there. What has happened to our morality when voting adults excuse these affronts to the truth?

He is only out for himself. Re-elect me. His sycophants will tell you he cares for the American people, ignoring 230,000 people have died. He never mentions the dead. His leadership quit on the American people when he lacked empathy and turned fighting the pandemic over to the states, so he could blame governors. He could have displayed skillful guidance to get this pandemic under control. Obviously, the economy will get back on track once the pandemic is resolved. But he is not smart enough to make that connection. Focusing on beating the pandemic requires unselfish command. He failed the test. Listening to scientists was too much for his ego.

Other countries, per capita, have done better. Trump’s denigration of the scientists/doctors and mocking those who disagree have encouraged rejection of the very methods needed for pandemic control. That is not leadership — that is stupidity.

Carlos Ponce

Jim, who cares what Nick Balogh is saying? You may but no one else cares.

Gary Miller

Jim> Like all liberals you claim Trump could have done better but you never explain what your better way is.

domenico nuckols

Carlos, face the factsTrump LOST

Dalton Logan

Yes Mr. Nuckols, if indeed Trump has lost then you can relish in and celebrate your part in continuing the on going destruction of the unborn. Congratulations sir in your victory.

Carlos Ponce

Wait, domenico.

Gary Miller

Dominico> That is still undecided. Getting the most illegal votes may no be a win for Biden.

domenico nuckols

Carlos put some chocolate sauce on it and will go down easier

Carlos Ponce

Wait domenico.

Paula Flinn

Herman Cain attended Trump’s Tulsa Oklahoma Rally, June 20, 2020. He was pictured unmasked with a crowd around him. He was diagnosed with CoVid July 2, 2020. He died.

People with BRAINS know that President Trump has encouraged super-spreader events without wearing masks or social distancing. Now, over 130 Secret Service are quarantined because they either have the virus or have been exposed to persons who have it. People with BRAINS make the connections. This is a deadly example of poor leadership by President Trump. He makes fun of people who wear masks. He made fun of Joe Biden, and in AZ he made fun of Martha McSally. It’s the reason so many people discredit wearing masks and social distancing, leading directly to the high number of cases. You should at least care about all of the doctors and nurses who have to care for the high number of hospitalizations. They are overwhelmed by the high number of cases, and many of them have died. Trump’s poor leadership has led to this. It’s like a row of dominoes falling. One thing has led to another.

Carlos Ponce

Paula, check the timeline. Highly unlikely Herman Cain Contracted the Chinese virus at the Tulsa Conference.

Gary Miller

Paula> The real "super spreader" events were the liberal "peaceful riots" looting or burning down stores.

Carlos Ponce

The more Liberals post on this topic, the more fear I read in their posts.

Jeff Patterson

So again Carlos, when you run out of substantive things to say, you resort to labeling as if that somehow invalidates someone’s point. Just because someone disagrees with you, that doesn’t make them a liberal, and someone being a liberal doesn’t make their views invalid, it just makes them different. And you don’t know whether someone is liberal or conservative based on their comments, but since all you have are repetitive talking points to offer, you are quickly forced to resort to labeling vs making any kind of intellectual argument. You would probably be shocked to learn that a conservative could have issues with how the administration has handled the response to Covid.

Carlos Ponce

Be patient, all will be revealed.

Jeff Patterson

Ah, that’s right....the Kraken is coming. LOL

Carlos Ponce

We should have know Jeff Patterson lives in fantasy.

Jeff Patterson

You might go check some of your favorite “news” outlets…… I’m not the one talking about the Kraken coming

Carlos Ponce

And so you are parroting?

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