To the editor: Trump claims he saved millions of lives because he banned people from China at the outset of the pandemic. But he didn’t ban everyone. Travel restrictions did not prevent nearly 40,000 Americans from coming into the U.S. from China, a significant number of them directly from Wuhan, the original epicenter of the disease.

Furthermore Trump’s ban did not come at the outset of the pandemic. The ban came weeks after intelligence agencies warned about the dangers of the pandemic and Trump did nothing. In the month before the ban was imposed, 300,000 people came here from China.

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CoalCountry1

America has the greatest capabilities on earth to gather and analyze data. We got satellites that can see a pimple on your behind from 110 miles in the sky. The U.S. Government, meaning Trump, had to know about the outbreak in China as early as January. Yet Trump did nothing. It’s been consistently reported Trump does not read the daily briefings. He refused to do his job! He had a lot of time to act, but nothing was undertaken. Trump should loose his job for this reason alone.

gintrout

Coal Country 1 you are so right !! Also , great letter by Jack Strasser !

gintrout

My thoughts exactly!

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