White House Announces New Travel Restrictions on Brazil

It was announced today that the White House has imposed new travel restrictions on travel into the United States from Brazil.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/24/politics/robert-obrien-travel-brazil-coronavirus/index.html

This is a good thing. The first recorded case of coronavirus was detected in Brazil around March 3, 2020.

http://virological.org/t/first-cases-of-coronavirus-disease-covid-19-in-brazil-south-america-2-genomes-3rd-march-2020/409

Brazil surpassed 100,000 recorded cases of coronavirus on or about May 3, 2020.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-brazil/total-coronavirus-cases-in-brazil-rise-above-100000-idUSKBN22F0VP

Now, on May 24, 2020, Brazil is second in the entire world in recorded cases of coronavirus, with more than 350,000 recorded cases. That is an increase of a quarter of a million new recorded cases in the past three weeks.

So it is a really good thing that today we banned travel into the US from Brazil. How to close the barn door after the horses get out, Donnie! Couldn't get the doors closed on May 3, 2020, when Brazil passed 100,000? Too busy planning your next golf outing to be bothered, huh Donnie?

Comments

  • SC, you're too negative. If he had declared it earlier, Democrats will call it xenophobic. And now that he is declaring the restriction, you-- and I am sure others--will say it is too late. I believe the Trump Administration wanted to give Brazil President the leeway to implement what other leaders throughout the world--China, US, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, etc., etc. have learned about prevention against COVID-19.

    Apparently, Brazil President's action has become clear that he is leading his country in the wrong path: he's too focused on economic recovery and ignoring the mounting deaths and infections.

    It's not the US role to tell foreign governments what to do with their policy decisions. All Trump can do is stop the infected Brazilians from bringing the virus into the US. I think it makes a lot of sense. However, if you see everything thru the lens of negativity and anti-Trump, then, what can I say. Everybody is entitled to their decisions.
  • And you criticize everybody other than your Cult Hero, regardless of how much and how often the fucks up.

    Why didn’t your Cult Leader act three weeks ago? How many infected Brazilians flew into the US trying to escape disease in their own country while bringing more infections to our shores?

    And you defend your hero by applauding his alleged efforts to help Bolsonaro learn about how to fight the virus. What a load of horseshit.

    How many Chinese came into the US after your Cult Leader instituted his “ban”? How many Europeans before entry from Europe was banned?

    It may not be our job to tell foreign countries what to do, but the least we can do is to keep disease carriers out of our country, like Obama did with Ebola! Obama, 2 dead. Trump 100,000 dead and counting.

    How does it feel to be Trump’s whore, Marc?
  • marc, I agree with you that, "Brazil President's action has become clear that he is leading his country in the wrong path: he's too focused on economic recovery and ignoring the mounting deaths and infections."

    What you fail to acknowledge is that America's president is doing the same thing...."...leading his country in the wrong path: he's too focused on economic recovery and ignoring the mounting deaths and infections."

    Instead of respecting and honoring the dead on Memorial Day, he is enjoying his golf course and tweeting insults at his perceived "enemies."

    Trump is a lousy excuse for a human being, let alone the leader of a great nation.
  • Bolsonaro is South America's Trump. An egomaniac without empathy. An excuse for a human who cares more about money than people. And a destroyer of the soul of his country.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/23/americas/brazil-coronavirus-hospitals-intl/index.html
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