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Any Sufficiently Advanced Neglect is Indistinguishable from Malice

"We alerted the world on January the 5th. Systems around the world, including the U.S., began to activate their incident management systems on January the 6th."
Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO's Health Emergencies Programme
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/04/15/835179442/we-alerte...

"We have it under control. It's going to be just fine."
Donald Trump, Jan 22
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/22/trump-on-coronavirus-from-china-we-have-...

"We think we have it very well under control."
Donald Trump, Jan 20
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/30/trump-close-cooperation-china-c...

"China is very professionally run in the sense that they have everything under control....we just sent some of our best people over there, World Health Organization and a lot of them are composed of our people. They're fantastic."
Donald Trump, February 10
https://twitter.com/KFILE/status/1250449102976045059

On February 15, the United States had 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 0.02% of the world's total.

"We have it very much under control in this country"
Donald Trump, February 23
https://factba.se/transcript/donald-trump-press-gaggle-marine-one-depart...

"The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries. CDC & World Health have been working hard and very smart."
Donald Trump, February 24
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1232058127740174339

"And everything is under control. I mean, they’re very, very cool. They’ve done it, and they’ve done it well. Everything is really under control."
Donald Trump, February 29
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-...

"No, I'm not concerned at all. No, we’ve done a great job with it."
Donald Trump. March 7
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/08/trump-response-c...

On March 15, the United States had 3,484 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 2% of the world's total.

"I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic."
Donald Trump, March 17
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-...

"Today I’m instructing my administration to halt funding of the World Health Organization while a review is conducted to assess the World Health Organization’s role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus"
Donald Trump, April 14
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-...

On April 15, the United States had 641,762 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 31% of the world's total.

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