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Government Response To The Coronavirus

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2 minutes ago, Sinn Fein said:

Better question, why are they taking a break to fiddle, while Rome burns?

Stay, and get #### done.  Then take a break.

You mean like...work?

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are you guys serious?  The Senate is taking a break?

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1 minute ago, joffer said:

are you guys serious?  The Senate is taking a break?

Yeah they’re just like the NBA, suspending work for a few weeks.   🙄

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1 minute ago, joffer said:

are you guys serious?  The Senate is taking a break?

After the GOP blocked quick passage of paid sick leave bill for people with corona virus.

Then they left.

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25 minutes ago, caustic said:

Lamar Alexander told reporters the Senate won't take up the House coronavirus bill until after recess (March 23). "The Senate will act when we come back and we have a clearer idea of what extra steps we need to take."

The whole point of this exercise is to get ahead of the thing. China started late. We started late. Trump's speech (such as it was) was 2 weeks late. Now we wait another week.

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So wait is Tom Cotton telling us to prepare for our invasion to "hold those accountable".   Are we going to war with China?  are we going to a war with a virus?

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2 hours ago, moleculo said:

this thing will have a much bigger death toll than 9/11.  I wonder what the lasting effects will be?

Already there:

9/11 death toll - 2,996

Coronavirus - 4,754

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The difference in approach to coronavirus between Italy and South Korea

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Italy started out testing widely, then narrowed the focus so that now, the authorities don’t have to process hundreds of thousands of tests. But there’s a trade-off: They can’t see what’s coming and are trying to curb the movements of the country’s entire population of 60 million people to contain the disease. Even Pope Francis, who has a cold and delivered his Sunday blessing over the internet from inside the Vatican, said he felt “caged in the library.”

Thousands of miles away in South Korea, authorities have a different response to a similar-sized outbreak. They are testing hundreds of thousands of people for infections and tracking potential carriers like detectives, using cell phone and satellite technology.

Both countries saw their first cases of the disease called COVID-19 in late January. South Korea has since reported 67 deaths out of nearly 8,000 confirmed cases, after testing more than 222,000 people. In contrast, Italy has had 827 deaths and identified more than 12,000 cases after carrying out more than 73,000 tests on an unspecified number of people.

Epidemiologists say it is not possible to compare the numbers directly. But some say the dramatically different outcomes point to an important insight: Aggressive and sustained testing is a powerful tool for fighting the virus.

How is the testing going in the US?

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1 minute ago, msommer said:

Our number of tests are going down.

Pence: https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/03/12/mike-pence-coronavirus-response-cdc-testing-sot-newday-vpx.cnn

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Just now, BigSteelThrill said:

Our number of tests are going down.

I'm sure that is the "perfect" response

:sarcasm: 

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Just now, BigSteelThrill said:

Our #s are going down.

Reported numbers

No one knows

 

Anyone in here take Bus Mgt 201?

”If you’re not measuring, what are you managing?”

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Anybody that needs a test gets a test; they're there, they have the tests, and the tests are beautiful

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29 minutes ago, caustic said:

Lamar Alexander told reporters the Senate won't take up the House coronavirus bill until after recess (March 23). "The Senate will act when we come back and we have a clearer idea of what extra steps we need to take."

That's the response? Unbelievable. Is the President on board with this? 

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2 minutes ago, BroadwayG said:

Anybody that needs a test gets a test; they're there, they have the tests, and the tests are beautiful

Million, 1.5 million, whatever it takes 

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1 hour ago, The Commish said:

This is one of the many reasons the payroll tax suggestion is pretty stupid.  Funds would be much better utilized if they did it through direct compensation to help with child care, testing, treatment etc.

Yeah. If your sick and not working not much help. If you are healthy and working why shouldn't you pay your taxes. 

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24 minutes ago, BroadwayG said:

I have it on good authority that we have contained this. Pretty close to air tight.

The best containment. Our air tight locks are beautiful.  

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8 minutes ago, BigSteelThrill said:

After the GOP blocked quick passage of paid sick leave bill for people with corona virus.

Then they left.

I have to assume Amy McGrath's campaign is paying attention. Fire up those commericials!

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2 minutes ago, BobbyLayne said:

Reported numbers

No one knows

 

Anyone in here take Bus Mgt 201?

”If you’re not measuring, what are you managing?”

CDC list their numbers (way down), and Pence emphatically said he was not saying their numbers were wrong. While trying to excuse it.

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At this point there’s practically a 100% chance someone in either Legislative or Executive branch testing positive within the week, right?  Way too many “these people have just tested positive and here’s a pic of them with US official X” for it not to happen.  I suppose that’ll be when the time to act occurs 

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8 minutes ago, hammerva said:

So wait is Tom Cotton telling us to prepare for our invasion to "hold those accountable".   Are we going to war with China?  are we going to a war with a virus?

He must have been watching Fox and Friends - https://www.mediaite.com/tv/fox-friends-host-brian-kilmeade-china-started-the-coronavirus-and-they-have-yet-to-apologize/

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1 minute ago, That one guy said:

At this point there’s practically a 100% chance someone in either Legislative or Executive branch testing positive within the week, right?  Way too many “these people have just tested positive and here’s a pic of them with US official X” for it not to happen.  I suppose that’ll be when the time to act occurs 

I bet they wait until someone famous dies

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May have been posted already, but...

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Italian medical chief dies from coronavirus

 

Italy’s medical community is mourning the death of the head of the medical association in the northern Italian region of Varese, Italy’s state-run ANSA reported Wednesday.

Roberto Stella, president of the Medical Guild of Varese, died Tuesday night in Como, where the 67-year-old was hospitalized for respiratory failure due to coronavirus, the agency reported.

In a statement, Italy’s National Federation of Doctors and General Practitioners mourned Stella’s death, highlighting his contributions on a national level. They added that they hope the government will take notice of the dangers Italian doctors and nurses are facing.

“He was the example of the capability and hard work of family doctors,” said Silvestro Scotti, national secretary of the federation, said in a statement released Wednesday.

“His death represents the outcry of all colleagues who still today are not equipped with the proper individual protection needed."

Stella was a well-respected general practitioner both at the local and national level.

 

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1 minute ago, caustic said:

This is totally ridiculous:

Erik Wasson @elwasson

A key sticking point in the talks appears to be GOP demands to include Hyde amendment language in the bill to prevent federal funds from being used for abortion

11:01 AM · Mar 12, 2020

https://twitter.com/elwasson/status/1238133144173281280

jesus

 

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Just now, caustic said:

This is totally ridiculous:

Erik Wasson @elwasson

A key sticking point in the talks appears to be GOP demands to include Hyde amendment language in the bill to prevent federal funds from being used for abortion

11:01 AM · Mar 12, 2020

https://twitter.com/elwasson/status/1238133144173281280

If true, we are talking about citizens lives. As in life and death.  

People incur retribution on such political shenanigans.

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15 minutes ago, caustic said:

This is totally ridiculous:

Erik Wasson @elwasson

A key sticking point in the talks appears to be GOP demands to include Hyde amendment language in the bill to prevent federal funds from being used for abortion

11:01 AM · Mar 12, 2020

https://twitter.com/elwasson/status/1238133144173281280

Not to go too far off on a tangent here, but here is a perfect example of why the outdated ways of government in the US will die off.

While the Left and Right bicker over things like this and take 11 day breaks in the middle of a pandemic, guys like Musk, Branson, Bezos, Buffett....all have enough money and resources to offer solutions and not have to go through all of the formal BS.  Hell, those guys probably have more money and the ability to hire better resources than the government right now. 

These are the people that Millenials and my young children are going to look to for solutions. 

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Jim Acosta @Acosta

Trump on Coronavirus outbreak: "It goes away. It's going away."

Is this from today?  Or is it old and Acosta just posted it?

ETA:  it appears to be fresh.  No words left.

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Marty Kady @mkady

Sen. Tom Cotton release this morning: "We will emerge stronger from this challenge, we will hold accountable those who inflicted it on the world." What does that mean?

WTF?

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“This is an unmitigated disaster that the administration has brought upon the population, and I don’t say this lightly,” says Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. “We have had a much worse response than Iran, than Italy, than China."

 

 

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What Trump says:

Josh Marshall@joshtpm

Trump claims (falsely) all Americans returning to country are being tested:"We have heavily tested. If an American coming back or anybody coming back, we have a tremendous testing set up where people coming in have to be tested ... if it shows positive ... We have to quarantine."

 

What reality says:

Daniel Dale@ddale8

People are NOT being tested upon their return to the US. Some are being SCREENED at airports - observed quickly for any obvious symptoms, having temperatures checked, filling out forms - not having a coronavirus test.

 

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15 minutes ago, ClownCausedChaos2 said:

Not to go too far off on a tangent here, but here is a perfect example of why the outdated ways of government in the US will die off.

While the Left and Right bicker over things like this and take 11 day breaks in the middle of a pandemic, guys like Musk, Branson, Bezos, Buffett....all have enough money and resources to offer solutions and not have to go through all of the formal BS.  Hell, those guys probably have more money and the ability to hire better resources than the government right now. 

These are the people that Millenials and my young children are going to look to for solutions. 

Trump is that guy to the Boomers.  

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7 minutes ago, Dinsy Ejotuz said:

Here's the clip.  He's using the lack of testing as a talking point about how few cases there are.

Trump says the "really important" thing to know on coronavirus is "it goes away, it's going away." He adds: "People have, you know, we call it cases -- how many cases do you have? Well relative to other countries we have very few cases." America lags in testing capacity.

"...we call it cases..." Ladies and gentlemen, your President of the United States. Its nice that we have such few cases though. Who needs testing when there are so few cases.

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7 minutes ago, Sinn Fein said:

“This is an unmitigated disaster that the administration has brought upon the population, and I don’t say this lightly,” says Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. “We have had a much worse response than Iran, than Italy, than China."

Make America it's Worst Ever.

Trailing Iran.  Lord help us.

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51 minutes ago, hammerva said:

So wait is Tom Cotton telling us to prepare for our invasion to "hold those accountable".   Are we going to war with China?  are we going to a war with a virus?

I think we are going to war with bats.  The evil-doers in Batmanistan will discover the shock and awe of America's military might.  Our stealth bombers will overcome their echolocation technology and rain down fire on the caves in which they dwell.  Invest in guano futures now.

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29 minutes ago, ClownCausedChaos2 said:

Not to go too far off on a tangent here, but here is a perfect example of why the outdated ways of government in the US will die off.

While the Left and Right bicker over things like this and take 11 day breaks in the middle of a pandemic, guys like Musk, Branson, Bezos, Buffett....all have enough money and resources to offer solutions and not have to go through all of the formal BS.  Hell, those guys probably have more money and the ability to hire better resources than the government right now. 

These are the people that Millenials and my young children are going to look to for solutions. 

Is there anything stopping someone like Bloomberg to buy the WHO test and administrate them while the US government waits for more of "their" kits?  Could show he cares about the people that want to get tested, getting the kits to those that want/need them.  Or some entrepreneur, buying the kits (not sure how much they cost) and then selling the test to those that want it?

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31 minutes ago, Dinsy Ejotuz said:
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Marty Kady @mkady

Sen. Tom Cotton release this morning: "We will emerge stronger from this challenge, we will hold accountable those who inflicted it on the world." What does that mean?

WTF?

I'm sure the bats are totally scared of Tom Cotton :lol: 

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18 minutes ago, Thunderlips said:

Trump is that guy to the Boomers.  

I didn't vote for that charlatan and I know a lot of boomers that didn't as well (though many did).  I also know a lot of millennials that didn't bother to vote at all in 2016. 

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McConnell has canceled the upcoming recess.

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6 minutes ago, caustic said:

McConnell has canceled the upcoming recess.

Hope this is true. Was just thinking "how could McConnell,  a born political animal,  be dumb enough to let this happen?" He sees the writing on the wall. If this continues,  November will be nuclear for the Republican party.

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Incredibly sad that both sides can't come together now to pass a relief bill.

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Just now, Herb said:
3 minutes ago, caustic said:

McConnell has canceled the upcoming recess.

Hope this is true. Was just thinking "how could McConnell,  a born political animal,  be dumb enough to let this happen?" He sees the writing on the wall. If this continues,  November will be nuclear for the Republican party.

Does it matter if he's not willing to discuss the House bill?

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1 minute ago, msommer said:

Does it matter if he's not willing to discuss the House bill?

I’m guessing that’ll be an unpopular move but it’s less deadly than going home. Taking a break in the middle of a pandemic, there’s no way to spin that.

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1 hour ago, BigSteelThrill said:

If true, we are talking about citizens lives. As in life and death.  

People incur retribution on such political shenanigans.

And when this stuff is pointed out they will complain that the left isn’t uniting and playing partisan politics.

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12 minutes ago, Herb said:

Hope this is true. Was just thinking "how could McConnell,  a born political animal,  be dumb enough to let this happen?" He sees the writing on the wall. If this continues,  November will be nuclear for the Republican party.

Yeah.  Impeachment was a light rain compared to the storm this has become.  

Republicans need to play ball.  

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