Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Everyone must take into account the potential temper tantrums of our toddler-in-chief

I wonder if WHO was initially reluctant to declare the current Ebola outbreak a public health emergency because when it rang the alarm bells about the last Ebola outbreak (2012-2014) Donald Trump was a total shithead, demanding restrictions on the travel of health care workers that, if enacted, would have crippled the international response to the outbreak.

Now Trump has power. This time he won't just be complaining that Obama isn't doing what he wants. He has the power to bar anyone who tries to help alleviate the crisis from entering the U.S., creating a massive disincentive for any American health care workers to help.