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    Deep dive on the CDC COVID test debacle in early 2020


    The US Department of Health and Human Services released a three-page summary of the investigation the same month it was completed. The full investigation do ents include about 50 pages of interviews conducted by two lawyers with the HHS Office of the General Counsel, stamped “Attorney-Client Privileged,” which the health agency’s public records office sent to BuzzFeed News. An HHS official later claimed the do ents were “inadvertently released” and asked BuzzFeed News to delete them, calling five minutes after an agency spokesperson turned down a request to comment on the interviews.


    This investigation, based on the do ents and interviews with health officials knowledgeable about the test’s development, reveals:



    • Government dysfunction. Congress, CDC leadership, and past presidential administrations have neglected labs at the world’s most highly regarded public health agency for decades. The small, underfunded Respiratory Virus Diagnostic (RVD) Lab was overburdened as COVID-19 blazed across the country.




    • Questionable blame. The initial investigation summary criticized the RVD lab for the catastrophic failure of the nation’s first COVID test. But further do ents and interviews call its conclusions into question, indicating a larger lab may have been the actual culprit — something HHS investigators failed to find.




    • Cut corners. In the CDC’s rush to develop a lab test, officials chose to assemble two of its critical parts in the same facility, leading to cross-contamination that compromised the kits sent to state and city health agencies nationwide. This type of contamination happened before, during the 2012 MERS outbreak.




    • Overconfidence. The CDC did not initially rely on tests already in use in other countries, because officials thought they could build a better one. Agency leaders did not coordinate with outside manufacturers for support, and they never performed any validations of previously developed tests that could have been used as backup.




    • Systemic failures. The do ents also reveal something even more damning: that the failures extended far beyond any one lab. The test’s problems, the do ents show, are a symptom of much bigger mistakes — still unexamined — starting with the Trump administration's lack of a pandemic plan, lack of leadership and coordination at federal public health agencies, and widespread medical misjudgment in the early days of the pandemic that left the CDC holding the bag for everyone else’s failures.
    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...-cdc-do ents

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    10 December 2021.
    BLUE state reconciling in progress...

    New York: 444k active cases.
    Illinois: 164k active cases.
    Michigan: 401k active cases.

    TOTAL: 1 million active cases.

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    Colorado: 215k active cases.
    Washington: 451k active cases.
    Georgia: 164k active cases.
    Arizona: 102k active cases.
    New Jersey: 110k active cases.

    TOTAL: 1 million active cases.

    Let us proceed...

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    10 December 2021.
    BLUE state reconciling in progress...

    New York: 444k active cases.
    Illinois: 164k active cases.
    Michigan: 401k active cases.

    TOTAL: 1 million active cases.

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    Colorado: 215k active cases.
    Washington: 451k active cases.
    Georgia: 164k active cases.
    Arizona: 102k active cases.
    New Jersey: 110k active cases.

    TOTAL: 1 million active cases.

    Let us proceed...
    Don't worry about it, the south will rise again

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    Don't worry about it, the south will rise again
    ..."let us rise to the call of freedom loving blood that is in us. In the name of the greatest people who has ever trod this earth..."

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    similar alarms ringing for OH, CO, PA, AZ, WI, MI, MA, and ME


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    similar alarms ringing for OH, CO, PA, AZ, WI, MI, MA, and ME

    ...All BLUE states save OH.

    & furthermore, they're full of . All they're doing is taking a fit because they're in the direct line of "fire." I don't see 'em resigning en masse, Winester. Uh, uh. Want to know why? I'll tell ya...makin' money hand over fist; That time & a-half, that double time, that triple time. It ain't money from home, sure, but it's cold-hard-cash...

    If they don't die in the interim this is as good as it's gonna get. And it will not get this good again. & what's more, they know it.

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    The great state of Minnesota, land of Bud Grant and his Purple People Eaters, of Joe & his Kapp.

    The BLUE state of Minnesota checks in of a Friday luncheon time with 58 Minnesotan's dead from the COVID.

    Let us proceed...

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    The great state of Ohio, land of Woody and his Hayes, land of Euclid and it's Beach Park.

    The BLUE state of Oh...Uh, oh, Ohio ain't BLUE.

    tee, hee.

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    MAGA tear-flavored ice cream is so mmm, mmm, mmm delicious. Makes you wants another term.


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    MAGA tear-flavored ice cream is so mmm, mmm, mmm delicious. Makes you wants another term.

    Trump President.
    Not Clinton.

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    MAGA tear-flavored ice cream is so mmm, mmm, mmm delicious. Makes you wants another term.

    Me: Another scoop of MAGA tear ice cream President Biden?

    President Biden: But of course, yes, keep it coming.

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    In case all the salty MAGA s missed the obvious:

    Covid-19 patients at this hospital are dying 'at a rate we've never seen die before' -- and it's taking a toll on health care workers

    Nurse Katie Sefton never thought Covid-19 could get this bad -- and certainly not this late in the pandemic.

    "I was really hoping that we'd (all) get vaccinated and things would be back to normal," said Sefton, an assistant manager at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan.
    But this week Michigan had more patients hospitalized for Covid-19 than ever before. Covid-19 hospitalizations jumped 88% in the past month, according to the Michigan Health & Hospital Association.
    "We have more patients than we've ever had at any point, and we're seeing more people die at a rate we've never seen die before," said Jim Dover, president and CEO of Sparrow Health System.

    "Since January, we've had about 289 deaths; 75% are unvaccinated people," Dover said. "And the very few (vaccinated people) who passed away all were more than 6 months out from their shot. So we've not had a single person who has had a booster shot die from Covid."

    us/hospital-covid-19-deaths-michigan

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    In case all the salty MAGA s missed the obvious:

    Covid-19 patients at this hospital are dying 'at a rate we've never seen die before' -- and it's taking a toll on health care workers

    Nurse Katie Sefton never thought Covid-19 could get this bad -- and certainly not this late in the pandemic.

    "I was really hoping that we'd (all) get vaccinated and things would be back to normal," said Sefton, an assistant manager at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan.
    But this week Michigan had more patients hospitalized for Covid-19 than ever before. Covid-19 hospitalizations jumped 88% in the past month, according to the Michigan Health & Hospital Association.
    "We have more patients than we've ever had at any point, and we're seeing more people die at a rate we've never seen die before," said Jim Dover, president and CEO of Sparrow Health System.

    "Since January, we've had about 289 deaths; 75% are unvaccinated people," Dover said. "And the very few (vaccinated people) who passed away all were more than 6 months out from their shot. So we've not had a single person who has had a booster shot die from Covid."

    us/hospital-covid-19-deaths-michigan
    Thanks for the lead-in, daddy-O...

    The great state of Michigan, after taking yesterday (Thursday) off is lodging 133 dead of the COVID of a Friday afternoon.

    BLUE-state-Michigan.

    Let us proceed...

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    MAGA tear-flavored ice cream is so mmm, mmm, mmm delicious. Makes you wants another term.


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    MF Biden's weekly death count thru yesterday, Thursday 9 December 2021...

    Monday: 733 dead of the COVID.
    Tuesday: 1,942 dead of the COVID.
    Wednesday: 1,366 dead of the COVID.
    Thursday: 1,396 dead of the COVID.
    Today/Friday: 1,173 dead of the COVID. & counting, son.
    Saturday:
    Sunday:

    TOTAL, so far: 6,610 Americans dead of the COVID on MF Biden death list this week.

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    Omicron is dodging the immune system—but boosters show promising signs

    Initial data on the new variant have experts worried about its ability to spread rapidly.

    But vaccine boosters still seem to be effective, as do some monoclonal antibody therapies.

    it seems to evade existing immunity more easily than previous variants.

    But whether it causes more severe illness is still up for debate.


    Despite multiple travel bans, the Omicron variant has already spread to 57 countries and has now been detected in 21 U.S. states.

    At least for now, though, Delta remains the most prevalent variant in the world and still causes most COVID-19 deaths globally.

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/omicron-is-dodging-the-immune-systembut-boosters-show-promising-signs

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    Omicron is dodging the immune system—but boosters show promising signs

    Initial data on the new variant have experts worried about its ability to spread rapidly.

    But vaccine boosters still seem to be effective, as do some monoclonal antibody therapies.

    it seems to evade existing immunity more easily than previous variants.

    But whether it causes more severe illness is still up for debate.


    Despite multiple travel bans, the Omicron variant has already spread to 57 countries and has now been detected in 21 U.S. states.

    At least for now, though, Delta remains the most prevalent variant in the world and still causes most COVID-19 deaths globally.

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/omicron-is-dodging-the-immune-systembut-boosters-show-promising-signs
    ...it's whooped the USA's ass pillar-to-post...it's killed over 7,000 Americans this week so far thru today...

    Monday: 733 dead Americans.
    Tuesday: 1,942 dead Americans.
    Wednesday: 1,366 dead Americans.
    Thursday: 1,417 dead Americans.
    Friday: 1,574 dead Americans. & counting, bouts.
    Saturday:
    Sunday:

    TOTAL of MF Biden's American dead just this week:::7,032 dead Americans. & counting, kids.

    Let us proceed...

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    Colorado Gov. Jared Polis: No More Mask Mandates For Covid, "The Emergency Is Over"
    https://www.newsweek.com/colorados-d...andate-1658432

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    similar alarms ringing for OH, CO, PA, AZ, WI, MI, MA, and ME

    it doesn't matter if the Omicron disease progression is milder if it's more contagious and swells the caseload. hospital systems already under stain from Delta will be crushed.

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    On a personal note, two of my co-workers home-tested positive Thursday morning, one came back with a positive PCR test. Still waiting on the other PCR. I worked with both of them multiple times during the last week, masked and boosted.

    I home tested negative Thursday afternoon, will retest tomorrow. No symptoms, fingers crossed.

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    Sequestered from my sweetheart and masked up at home, she isn't boosted yet and has a risk factor -- asthma.

    Trying to keep the house as well-ventilated as possible, got a HEPA air filter in my room and staying outside as much as possible.

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    Not worried about me, I seldom get sick. Just don't want my wife to get ill or die because I was careless.

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    On a personal note...
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    ing antivaxx losers crushing our hospital staff. If you're an antivaxxer you should just be told to stay home and die when you get COVID.
    Or even the meh I'll get it at some point assholes

    "....While Bob was never against receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, he chose to take a wait-and-see approach when they first became available. As time passed, he never took the time to get it, a decision he now regrets.

    “Going through this, I would definitely go back and get it. I’m just one of those people that thinks, ‘I’m fine. I went a year and haven’t caught the virus, so I’ll be OK’,” he observes. “But looking back, I would take the shot many times over if I had the choice (again). I was on the edge of death.”....

    https://my.clevelandclinic.org/patie...he-got-vaccine

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    Same words spoken at about every hospital in the country:

    "“I would recommend everybody get vaccinated. Don’t wait because when it’s too late, it’s too late and there were times I was going through this that I regretted not getting vaccinated.”

    https://www.wkrg.com/news/36-year-ol...otten-vaccine/

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