New Report Shows Virus Surge Is Driven By States That Were Among First To Reopen | Deadline | MSNBC

published on July 13, 2020

>>> THE STATE DOESN’T MEET THEWHITE HOUSE THRESHOLD FOR ARECOMMENDED TWO-WEEK DECLINE INCASES>> IS THAT A QUESTION OR ANOPINION?

>> THAT’S A QUESTION>> YOU JUST MADE A STATEMENTYOU DIDN’T ASK A QUESTIONWHAT’S YOUR QUESTION?>> I’M GETTING TO THE QUESTIONRIGHT NOW, SIR

THANK YOU SO MUCHFOR THOSE WHO SAY THE MOVE CAMEPREMATURELY, THAT THIS CAME TOOSOON, CAN YOU TELL MESPECIFICALLY WHAT DATA YOU USEDTO DETERMINE THAT THIS WAS THE

SAFEST CHOICE?>> I KNOW IT MAY BE HARD FOR NBCNEWS TO UNDERSTAND THIS, BUT ALLTHE DATA IS PUBLICLY AVAILABLEON THE PUBLIC HEALTHDEPARTMENT’S WEBSITE

AS I’VE SAID BEFORE, I MADETHOSE DECISIONS IN CONJUNCTIONWITH DR TOOMEY AND MANY, MANYOTHER PEOPLE FOLLOWING THE DATA,AND THERE IS A LOT OF DATA THATWE’RE FOLLOWING

>> THERE’S A WHOLE LOT OF DATANOW, BUT BACK ON APRIL 27,GEORGIA GOVERNOR BRIAN KEMPATTACKED OUR COLLEAGUE AND NBCNEWS REPORTER FOR HAVING THEAUDACITY TO CONFRONT HIM WITH

DATA SUGGESTING THAT HE WASOPENING HIS STATE TOO SOON ANDDIDN’T MEET ALL THE FEDERALGUIDELINESGEORGIA, WHICH WAS ALSO ONE OFTHE LAST STATES TO CLOSE,

REOPENED SO FAST THAT EVEN TRUMPAND PENCE DISTANCED HIMSELF FROMHIS PLANS AS HE PRESSURED EVERYSTATE TO REOPEN TOO EARLY AND INDEFIANCE OF THE CDC GUIDELINESTAKE A LOOK AT GEORGIA’S CURVE

TODAYA 239% SPIKE IN CASES SINCE THEDAY GOVERNOR KEMP ATTACKED AREPORTER FOR ASKING ABOUT DATAAND IT’S NOT JUST GEORGIA,SADLY

FLORIDA’S GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS,A NOTED TRUMP ALLY WHO TRUMPCHEERED AND CONTINUES TO CHEERFOR SWIFT MOVES TO REOPEN HISSTATEHERE’S DeSANTIS BACK IN APRIL

ADMONISHING EVERYONE WARNINGABOUT RISKS>> IN FACT, THERE WAS AN ARTICLEIN MARCH IN THE MIAMI HERALDTHAT SAID THIS WEEK IN APRIL,FLORIDA COULD SEE 465,000 PEOPLE

HOSPITALIZED THROUGHOUT THESTATE OF FLORIDATHE REALITY, SLIGHTLY MORE THAN2,000THOSE PREDICTIONS HAVE BEENFALSE

OUR WORK IS SUCCEEDINGWE HAVE FLATTENED THE CURVEWE DID NOT GO THE WAY OF ITALY,WE DID NOT GO THE WAY OF NEWYORK CITYIN FACT, WE’VE DONE MUCH, MUCH

BETTER THAN EITHER OF THOSEPLACES>> BUT YOU HAVEN’THERE’S FLORIDA’S CURVE TODAYA MORE THAN 1200% INCREASE SINCEFLORIDA REOPENED ON MAY 4th

THE STORIES ARE SIMILAR, SADLY,IN TEXAS, ARIZONA, ALABAMA,STATES THAT CLING TO THEPRESIDENT’S MESSAGE ON FASTREOPENINGS, SOME OF THEM OPENLYPRAISED BY THE PRESIDENT FOR

DOING SO DESPITE WARNINGS FROMTHE CDC AGAIN THAT IT WAS TOOSOONTODAY THE "NEW YORK TIMES" SAYSIT POINT BLANKQUOTE, THE CURRENT SURGE OF

CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THE UNITEDSTATES IS BEING DRIVEN BY STATESTHAT WERE AMONG THE FIRST TOREOPEN THEIR ECONOMIESDECISIONS THAT EPIDEMIOLOGISTSWARN COULD LEAD TO A WAVE OF

INFECTIONSASHLEY, JOHN HEILEMANN AND DRPATEL ARE HEREDR PATEL, I REMEMBER OPENINGSINCLUDING TATTOO PARLORS, BEAUTYPARLORS, BARBER SHOPS AND

PRAYING THAT ALL THE SCIENCE WASWRONG, PRAYING THAT THAT STATEWOULD STAY SAFESADLY THE SCIENCE WAS RIGHT, ANDIT’S TURNING OUT TO BE RIGHT INALL THESE SOUTHERN AND WESTERN

STATES THAT ARE SURGING>> THAT’S ABSOLUTELY CORRECTAND I REMEMBER THINKING, WELL,YOU KNOW, WE’LL GIVE IT ATWO- TO THREE-WEEK PERIOD, ANDWE SAW CASES RISING BUT NOT

EXPONENTIALLYALL YOU HAD TO DO, NICOLLE, ASYOU DID, WAS TALK TO PEOPLE ONTHE GROUND AND THEY WERESTARTING TO SEE MORE PEOPLECOMING INTO THE HOSPITALS, AND

THAT WAS A SIGNAL ENOUGH AND THEDATA ITSELF STARTED TO REVERSEHOWEVER, WE STILL HAVEN’TLEARNED THE LESSONS FROM NEWYORK AND ITALY WHICH HAVE BEENBECKONING, WHICH IS AN ADEQUATE

AMOUNT OF TESTING, TRACING ANDISOLATIONSO WE ARE NOT GOING TO GET PASTTHIS FIRST WAVE UNTIL WE REALLYTACKLE THOSE EFFORTS, AND IWORRY THAT SCHOOLS REOPENING

COULD COMPOUND SOME OF THATSTRESS ON THESE ALREADY STRESSEDSTATES>> JOHN HEILEMANN, I THINK MOSTOF OUR CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THEZOMBIE-LIKE STATE OF TODAY’S GOP

UNDER TRUMP HAS FOCUSED ON THEREPUBLICAN SENATORS WHO VOTED TOACQUIT TRUMP AND HIS IMPEACHMENTWHO EITHER LOOK THE OTHER WAY ORGREENLIGHT ALL OF HIS CONDUCT, HAVING NO ANSWERS ON BOUNTIESHAVING NO ANSWERS ON BOUNTIES

PAID BY THE US GOVERNORS ANDWHATNOTBUT TRUMP’S VIRUS WHO DOESN’THAVE A TWITTER FEED WILL TAINTTHE GOP IN THE SOUTH AND THEWEST WHERE THEY ALIGNED

THEMSELVES TO TRUMP FOR SO LONGAND HAVE THESE DEATH TOLLS ANDRESURGENCES IN THESE STATES TOSHOW FOR IT>> OH, MY GOD, YES, NICOLLEIT’S A HUGE THING YOU THINK ABOUT THESE GOVERNORS,

YOU THINK ABOUT THESE GOVERNORS,GOVERNOR DUSEY IN CALIFORNIA,AND THE OTHER THREE GOVERNORS,ALL FOUR OF THOSE STATES AREFULL OF COVID-19WE SEE DONALD TRUMP GO LOW IN

THE POLLSTHE LARGEST COUNTY IN THECOUNTRY THAT DONALD TRUMP WON IN2016, THE BIGGEST COUNTY,MARICOPA COUNTY, THE COUNTY THATSWALLOWS UP PHOENIX, ONE OF THE

PLACES THAT WAS ONE OF THE RAREBIG METROS THAT TRUMP WAS ABLETO PICK UP IN 2016HE LOST MARICOPA COUNTYHE’S NOT BEEN ON AN ARIZONA POLLALL YEAR

HE’S ON THE AIR TRYING TO DEFENDHIMSELF TO THE STATE OF GEORGIAWHAT DOES THAT DO TO THEREPUBLICAN PARTY WHEN TEXAS ANDGEORGIA ARE IN PLAY, WHENFLORIDA, THE PRESIDENT’S ADOPTED

HOME STATE, IS SLIPPING THROUGHHIS FINGERSAND THE STATE WHERE HE WONEASILY AND NOW JOE BIDEN IS UPAT DOUBLE DIGITSYOU THINK ABOUT THOSE GOVERNORS

AND YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT’SHAPPENING ON THE GROUND IN THOSESTATES, THESE ARE STATES WHERETHE BIG DIVISION IN THE BIGCITIES WERE WHERE DEMOCRATS HADDOMINATED, PLACES LIKE HOUSTON

AND PHOENIXBUT WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW, THESUBURBAN VOTERS ARE LOOKING ATWHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE CITIES AND THEY ARE SEEING TRUMP ANDAND THEY ARE SEEING TRUMP ANDTHEIR REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR

IMPERILLING THEIR STATES, AND ITNOT ONLY HURTS TRUMP, BUT THOSEGOVERNORS WHEN THEY RUN FORRE-ELECTION WILL BE HURTTHIS IS SOMETHING THAT WILL HITTHE SUNBELT FOR GENERATIONS

>> TRUMP HAS SAID TO REOPENSCHOOLS DESPITE ALL THESITUATIONS IN THE STATESANY PUSHBACK FROM THE GOVERNORSWE WERE TALKING ABOUT?>> YEAH, THERE’S A TON OF

PUSHBACKGOVERNORS ARE SAYING WHATEVERYONE IS SAYING, THATEVERYONE WANTS THE SCHOOLSREOPENED THE WAY EVERYONE WANTSTHE ECONOMY REOPENED, WHICH IS

SAFELY AND RESPONSIBLY, AND THATMAY NOT BE THE WAY PRESIDENTTRUMP IS PUSHING FOR, WHICH ISALL AT ONCE, TYPICALBACK-TO-SCHOOL FALL WHERE YOUTAKE A PICTURE OF YOUR KID AND

YOU SEND YOUR KID TO A PACKEDCLASSROOM OF 20 TO 30 STUDENTSBUT GOVERNORS ARE SAYING THEYARE GOING TO TRUST THE LOCALHEALTH OFFICIALS AND LOCALPUBLIC OFFICIALS

AND WHAT’S INTERESTING HERE ISIT’S THIS RARE REVERSAL OFFEDERALISM WE’RE SEEING FROM THEPRESIDENTTHIS IS A PRESIDENT, THROUGHOUTTHE PANDEMIC, THAT GENERALLY

GAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO THESTATES BECAUSE HE SORT OF DIDN’TWANT TO GET BLAMED, BUT NOW HEIS SAYING IT’S ACTUALLY NOT ASTATE DECISION, IT IS THEFEDERAL GOVERNMENT WHO HAS A

BLANKETWIDE PRESCRIPTION FOREVERY SINGLE STATE IN EVERYSINGLE SCHOOL DISTRICT WHENTHEIR ORIGINAL PITCH WAS THATWHAT IS RIGHT FOR GEORGIA MAY

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