Comparative Hypocrisy H1N1 2009 vs Covid19 in2020

Let’s start with timelines.

How long did it take the Obama Administration to declare a health emergency in 2009? How many were infected and how many dead before that emergency was declared.

How long before the Obama Administration initiated limited travel bans and quarantines at our ports of entry?

Where was the constant drumbeat of condemnations from the likes of the major broadcast networks, CNN, and MSNBC?

Where were the endless cries of incompetence and gloom and doom just around the corner from every republican with a twitter account or access to a microphone?

It had a mortality rate that was two orders of magnitude LESS :roll_eyes:


You failed to answer any of the questions. Deflection noted.

h1n1 infected 60m people in the US and killed 12k according to the CDC

if coronavirus were to infect 60m in the US based on the 2% death rate that would be 1.2M

just a little different scale…


Funny OP.

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How many people had died before the emergency was declared in 2009?

How many people had died in the US before Trump declared an emergency and started taking actions to limit new cases coming into the US and getting the CDC, NIH and other relevant agencies ramped up for the fight?


By this point there were over 10,000 deaths.

President Obama signed a proclamation declaring the H1N1 influenza a national emergency, giving doctors and medical facilities greater leeway in responding to the flu pandemic.

Obama signed the declaration late Friday, which the White House said allows medical treatment facilities to better handle a surge in flu patients by waiving federal requirements on a case-by-case basis.

“The foundation of our national approach to the H1N1 flu has been preparedness at all levels – personal, business, and government – and this proclamation helps that effort by advancing our overall response capability,” the White House said in a statement.

In the proclamation, Obama said the pandemic keeps evolving, the rates of illness are rising rapidly in many areas and there’s a potential “to overburden health care resources.”


Published October 25, 2009

Last Update December 24, 2015

By that point an emergency had already been declared by the CDC more than 6 months earlier.

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The national emergency wasn’t declared until six months later, in October after more than 10,000 people had died from it.

9 to date as the neither President or CDC has yet to declare anything

Hey, guess what, Trump has not declared an national emergency for the Coronavirus.


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Trump declared an emergency early last month and ordered travel restrictions and quarantines.

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No he did not.

You are really confused.

Maybe actually have some answers before you create a thread next time?

Really now?

I stand corrected, he declared the emergency on January 31.

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Link to his emergency declaration then as it should he easy to find if it happened. He did no such thing

I already posted it.

Here’s another.

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But you said a public health emergency did not count?

So now you understand that Obama declared one 11 day’s after the first infection in the US at zero deaths?

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This thread is really entertaining!



Indeed he did.