Back in 2009 when the Swine Flu – H1N1 influenza was sweeping across the country Obama went golfing and the media had absolutely no problem with it.
Funny how the media has done a 180 now that President Trump is at the White House giving his daily Coronavirus briefings.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that that during the outbreak there were 60.8 million cases in the US, 274,000 hospitalizations, and 12,469 deaths.
There’s video of one reporter asking the White House press secretary about the optics of Obama golfing while Americans were dying.
Media Has No Problem At All With Obama H1N1 Golfing
Obama was hands off-
Beginning of 2009 H1N1 Pandemic.
Astonishing comparing the behavior of Press then and now!
*Articles/Media never blamed Obama- even with lack of vaccine.
Obama gave speeches/no quest.
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Why didn’t Dr. Fauci sound the alarm in 2009 about as urgently as he has done in 2020?
Why did he not insist we ‘force’ hospitals to cancel elective tests and surgeries to save room for future infected patients during the H1N1 outbreak?
Why did he pointedly target restaurants and bars in his concern for the spread of the coronavirus but not H1N1?
As a specialist in infectious diseases, and as a self-described “man of science,” why support the closing of schools, businesses, and home quarantine for one virus and not the other?
H1N1’s duration from April 2009 to April 2010 with 60 million infected and almost 13,000 deaths in the U.S. alone was no less serious than the 2020 coronavirus so why was Dr. Fauci taking a more measured approach in 2009?
In 2009, at the height of the H1N1 spread in the U.S., a very calm Dr. Fauci appeared in a video where he took a much different approach to the virus while Barack Obama was President of the United States:
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