On Thursday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Meet The Press,” medical analyst Dr. Vin Gupta laid into Republican governors’ mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic as new cases explode across the country.
“Dr. Gupta, we have the governor of Texas issuing an order for Texans to wear masks. Not seeing the same thing in Florida,” said anchor Katy Tur. “What is your medical take?”
“I think it’s too little, too late. Both in Texas and Florida,” said Gupta. “Florida especially, given what is happening with day-to-day caseloads. If I was Governor DeSantis, you need to be thinking about how to save lives. That’s bringing in portable ICUs, making sure you have enough dialysis nurses. This is potentially even mobilizing National Guard. I know we are not talking about military forces, reserves.”
“We aren’t playing games. The cat is out of the bag,” said Gupta. “While that would be helpful moving forward to mitigate continued spread, it won’t avert disaster. I worry that Floridians will lose lives because of the governor’s weak leadership.”
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"If you wrote this as grotesque farce" for a movie script, wrote actor and progressive activist John Cusack, "no one would believe it."
In an interview with Jonathan Swan of Axios that aired late Monday, President Donald Trump sputtered, declared "You can't do that," and continued trying to downplay the massive and rising coronavirus death toll when confronted with the fact the U.S. has a higher mortality rate by percentage of population than major countries like South Korea and Germany.
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"For President Donald J. Trump, there have been many grim moments during his catastrophic handling of the coronavirus pandemic that may end up defining his presidency," Morgan wrote.
‘Worst pain I’ve ever felt’: Diner employees in shock after getting maced by angry anti-masker
Three employees at a Missouri pizza diner got maced earlier this week by a customer who was angry that they were asked to wear a face mask as a precondition of being served.
Local news station KMOV reports that a group of maskless people went into the Incredible Pizza Company in South St. Louis County on Sunday, where they were asked to leave because of their refusal to wear masks.