Trump Develops Guidelines "That Will Never See the Light of Day" But Here They Are

Mish

The Trump administration developed Covid-19 Guidelines that have now been officially scrapped.

However the CDC document was leaked and is available for all to see.

Please consider Trump Administration Buries Detailed CDC Advice on Reopening.

The Trump administration shelved a document created by the nation’s top disease investigators with step-by-step advice to local authorities on how and when to reopen restaurants and other public places.

The 17-page report by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention team, titled “Guidance for Implementing the Opening Up America Again Framework,” was researched and written to help faith leaders, business owners, educators and state and local officials as they begin to reopen.

It was supposed to be published last Friday, but agency scientists were told the guidance “would never see the light of day,” according to a CDC official. The official was not authorized to talk to reporters and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.

The AP obtained a copy from a second federal official who was not authorized to release it.

Never See the Light of Day

Inquiring minds may wish to download the Reopening Guidelines.

However, I only count 7 pages, not 17. 

  1. REOPENING YOUTH PROGRAMS AND CAMPS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
  2. REOPENING CHILD CARE PROGRAMS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
  3. REOPENING FAITH COMMUNITIES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
  4. REOPENING MASS TRANSIT DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
  5. REOPENING RESTAURANTS AND BARS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
  6. REOPENING SCHOOLS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
  7. REOPENING WORKPLACES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Each page consists of a decision tree that concludes some variation of "Open and Monitor".

Given the page shortage, I wonder if that is the complete document that will not see the light of day (but just did). My guess is that the 7 pages are the flowchart for a larger 17-page document.

Regardless, the decision tree did not say much and states will ignore it anyway and do what they want.

Larry Lynch, a senior vice president at the trade group, said the restaurant industry is already heavily regulated in order to prevent foodborne illnesses. So he doesn’t think additional guidelines from the CDC are onerous.  

The fact is we’re probably already 80% of the way there with the mandates coming out of the food code,” he said.

In short, most businesses have decided to act on their own with standards that will soon meet or exceed the guidelines. But some won't. 

Anyway, Why Hide It?

That one should be easy to figure out.

  1. Trump does not want the blame if anything goes wrong following the CDC's advice. 
  2. The way to prevent being blamed is to not publish anything and then blame the governors for whatever happens.
  3. Of course, Trump will take all the credit if things go smoothly.

Mish

Comments (50)
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Zardoz
Zardoz

The campaign ads this year are going to make him lose what's left of his mind. It's pretty clear they've been holding back. Biden doesn't even need to show himself... there is basically an infinite store of video and tweets that would make any rational person vote Attilla the Hun over trump. All Biden has to do is be quiet and dribble into his oatmeal.

BrainDamagedBiden
BrainDamagedBiden

Trump made the right call. He should let it up to the states. Decisions such as this should be made locally where the policies can be customized to local conditions. After all, we are supposed to have a federalist system. The more local the better. Most of what the federal government does should be rolled back to the states, cities and best of all individuals.

TimeToTest
TimeToTest

Mish I think he listened to your advice and shut his mouth. Maybe he reads the blog?! The less he says the better he will do in this situation. The govenors do deserve the blame. The people deserve the credit.

If the guy will shut his pie hole he can beat Biden. That’s a tall order for him though. I hope he has good handlers.

Can anyone even imagine Biden as president?

Egomaniac Vs. Brain Dead for president. It feels like the twilight zone.

Mish
Mish

Editor

Trump's odds of winning are far worse than he thinks and far better than the Never Trumpers believe

I have Biden over 60% and a landslide would not surprise me one bit.

Trump's path is very narrow, but possible. I do not rule it out yet.

amigator
amigator

Will there be debates? At this point could not hurt Trump only exVPB?

RonJ
RonJ

Zero Hedge: Leading German Virologist: "COVID-19 Less Deadly Than We Thought"

"Streeck also explains why he thinks that draconian ‘lockdown’ measures were decided in haste, and may ultimately be deemed to have been completely unnecessary."

Montana33
Montana33

Trump knows his base will never waver. I have family and friends who are Democrats but they had republican friends. Not anymore! This is the watershed that busts families and old friendships. We already had a culture war but Covid has greatly amplified it because it’s personal for EVERYONE now.

stillCJ
stillCJ

Editor

Regarding the last 3 points: it would seem Trump is learning how to be a politician! (unfortunately). But it does not matter what he does because whatever it is, half the People will support it and half will hate it.
In other news, Trump announced he supports impeachment! Pelosi, Schiff and Schumer immediately responded that they oppose it.

BaronAsh
BaronAsh

Perhaps the CDC having made so many bad calls thus far has something to do with it.
And perhaps because their recommendations, even if you agree with their medical impact, exact too high a price on society as a whole.
Reasonable people can agree that even if we were justified in closing down for a while, perhaps we haven't properly factored in the damage to lives and livelihoods it might cause, and that goes for each additional week. The initial reason given was to prevent overload of healthcare system. Even in NYC, that came nowhere close to happening. So now the fear is that having locked everyone up, if we all go out again there will be a huge second wave so we should stay locked in until there is maybe a vaccine, and only that way can we be safe. Some people will agree with this sort of thinking, but they will tend to be people who can afford to wait a year without work either because they are getting paid throughout all this, or because they have enough income or assets to wait that long. People without those means are probably going to want to get back out there, especially those under 65. Many of the CDC protocols make it so hard to work or do anything or meet criterion X or Y to progress that they are simply too cumbersome.

Plus there's this in terms of trusting anything they say:

CDC should be shut down.
FDA should be restructured and in any case should have no role to play during a pandemic.
The Swamp has done a terrible job with all this. The only hope the country has now to avoid a Depression is to stop listening to all these academic globalist centralist blowhards and get back to ordinary rough-and-tumble life.

This virus has been a real mind-f..k. No psy-op squad could ever have wished for more. How to shut down an entire civilisation without firing a shot. One of the history books, that's for sure...


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