David Catron writes in The American Conservative (abridged):
The frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, Joe Biden, insists that President Trump has mismanaged the federal response to the coronavirus outbreak. Yet the former vice presidents hastily assembled “Public Health Advisory Committee” is made up of scary ideologues whose opinions on public health will comfort few voters
The highest profile committee member is none other than our old friend Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a proud proponent of medical rationing, who has long advocated denying health care to the elderly.
Ironically, considering that he is now advising Joe Biden, Emanuel has also written that elderly patients suffering from cognitive decline should be denied care.
Another member is Dr. Irwin Redlener, founder and director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) at Columbia University’s Earth Institute.
Redlener is an environmental alarmist who believes the “climate crisis” is increasing the frequency and magnitude of all manner of disasters, including pandemics.
In addition to Doctors Redlener and Emanuel, Joe Biden’s public health brain trust includes Lisa Monaco, an Obama administration official with precisely zero public health credentials other than her inept management of the Ebola scare in 2014.
In the end, Biden’s “Public Health Advisory Committee” is just window dressing for a coronavirus plan that will, thank goodness, never go into effect.
The chances that Biden can beat Trump are quite low,
Democratic fantasies notwithstanding. The voters will not, in addition to exposure to coronavirus, be subjected to the tender mercies of Ezekiel Emanuel, Irwin Redlener, or Lisa Monaco. President Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force — combined with the end of flu season — will almost certainly have COVID-19 under control in the U.S. long before election day.
By the way, Trump has tested negative for coronavirus. When is Joe getting his test done?
by DAVID CATRON March 16, 2020, 12:20 AM The American Spectator
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