Former Obama Health Expert Pens Viral Thread About What Is Happening With The Coronavirus Pandemic

There is an official pandemic happening around the world and the U.S. is blowing our chance to contain it. This is largely because Donald Trump and his administration are anti-science and dismantled the department that deals with pandemics years ago. Rich and poor alike, regardless of age, can get this highly contagious virus, as has already been seen. But if only the rich can get treatment, the virus is likely already spreading like wildfire everywhere.

Andy Slavitt, who was the Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for Obama, is trying to warn people about how big a deal this is: a lot of people will likely die. It’s already being seen in Italy and other places where containment has been lagging. He started a thread about what is going on and how Trump is trying to keep people in the dark.

“Currently experts expect over 1 million deaths in the U.S. since the virus was not contained & we cannot even test for it,” he wrote. “This will be recorded as a major preventable public health disaster. I will try to relate what I learned from a long day of calls about what is happening.”

He explained how this connected to Trump’s dismantling of public health programs:

And how anyone with real competence or morals have found it impossible to work for him:

And the ones who do work for him aren’t allowed to tell the truth:

So what can we do? Get the truth out:

Focus on the most vulnerable populations. Not only the elderly, but also people living in close communal situations:

Alleviating stress on hospitals: no more elective stuff, do over the phone check-ups whenever possible or remote testing for other conditions:

And socially isolate! Keeping apart will slow contagion so hospitals can deal with patients who need intensive care:

It’s going to be a long couple of months. Citizens should be able to depend on the government to step in during a crisis, but in lieu of that, we have to depend on and support each other.