Richard Burr on Fox News 2/4/20 wrote:Thankfully, the United States today is better prepared than ever before to face emerging public health threats, like the coronavirus, in large part due to the work of the Senate Health Committee, Congress, and the Trump Administration. The work of Congress and the administration has allowed U.S. public health officials to move swiftly and decisively in the last few weeks.
No matter the outbreak or threat, Congress and the federal government have been vigilant in identifying gaps in its readiness efforts and improving its response capabilities. The public health preparedness and response framework that Congress has put in place and that the Trump Administration is actively implementing today is helping to protect Americans. Over the years, this framework has been designed to be flexible and innovative so that we are not only ready to face the coronavirus today but new public health threats in the future.
In private to wealthy Republican donors:Richard Burr 3/3/20 wrote:As North Carolina responds to its first reported case of coronavirus, my number one priority remains protecting public health and safety. The U.S. is in a better position than any other nation to handle a public health emergency like coronavirus. But Congress must continue working to make sure first responders have the resources they need and the federal government is using all the tools at its disposal to stem the problem. I will continue working with federal, state, and local officials to ensure they have the support they need to protect North Carolina families and communities.
Meanwhile, on February 13, Burr sold between $600K and $1.7 million of stock, much of it in the travel and hospitality industries, in 33 separate transactions. This occurred one week before the stock market began its current dive. I eagerly await Flock's claims that Chuck Schumer and Adam Schiff are much, much worse.Richard Burr 2/27/20 wrote:There's one thing I can tell you about this, it is much more aggressive in its transmission than anything we have seen in recent history. It's probably more akin to the 1918 pandemic.
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