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Sensors detect rise in #nuclear particles on Baltic Sea, global body says

One of its stations scanning the air for radionuclides - telltale #radioactive particles that can be carried long distances by the wind - detected unusually high levels of three radionuclides earlier this week: caesium-134, caesium-137 and ruthenium-103.
...
... covering the tips of Denmark and Norway as well as southern Sweden, much of Finland, Baltic countries and part of western Russia including St Petersburg.
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nuclear-particles-baltic-idUSKBN23X2TN

#RUSSIA would never try to cover up a nuclear incident, would it?

#fail #news #environment #politics
 

Sensors detect rise in #nuclear particles on Baltic Sea, global body says

One of its stations scanning the air for radionuclides - telltale #radioactive particles that can be carried long distances by the wind - detected unusually high levels of three radionuclides earlier this week: caesium-134, caesium-137 and ruthenium-103.
...
... covering the tips of Denmark and Norway as well as southern Sweden, much of Finland, Baltic countries and part of western Russia including St Petersburg.
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nuclear-particles-baltic-idUSKBN23X2TN

#RUSSIA would never try to cover up a nuclear incident, would it?

#fail #news #environment #politics
 
Yet more deflection and blaming of others.

Trump team weighs a CDC scrubbing to deflect mounting criticism

#Trump #Pence #GOP #CDC #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #exploitation #incompetence #corruption
 
The Trump Administration Paid Millions for Test Tubes — and Got Unusable Mini Soda Bottles

"The agency did not answer questions about the size and lack of sterilization of Fillakit’s tubes or about why it sought an alternative use for them."

"Fillakit is one of more than 300 new federal contractors providing supplies related to COVID-19. A ProPublica analysis last month found about 13% of total federal government spending on pandemic-related contracts went to first-time vendors. FEMA said last month that it only pays for products once they have been delivered, minimizing the risk of wasting taxpayer dollars."

#Trump #Pence #GOP #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #corruption #incompetence #exploitation #FAIL #Fillakit #FEMA
 
Here's one sure way to undermine any confidence in vaccines, and any remaining confidence in the U.S. response to the pandemic...

Trump pushing officials to speed up already-ambitious coronavirus vaccine timeline

"In a meeting last month with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar — who is overseeing the effort called Operation Warp Speed, along with Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper — Trump pushed Azar repeatedly to speed up the already unprecedented timeline, according to two senior White House officials familiar with the meeting who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. Trump wants some people to be able to get the vaccine sooner than the end of the year to demonstrate that an end to the pandemic is within reach, according to those officials and two others."

"Trump is hardly the only world leader racing to deliver a vaccine as a way to save lives, get people back to work and fully reopen the economy. But some scientists and even several people close to the White House worry that his fixation on the timeline, combined with his past dismissal of scientists’ recommendations, could put regulators under intense pressure to approve some sort of limited use of a vaccine before it has been adequately vetted for safety and effectiveness."

#Trump #Pence #GOP #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #corruption #incompetence #exploitation #vaccines #science #FAIL
 
Defense secretary says Pentagon official who questioned legality of withholding Ukraine aid to resign

"The Pentagon official who raised concerns about the Ukraine aid being held in 2019 has submitted her resignation to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, the Pentagon announced Tuesday."

"Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) Elaine McCusker will resign effective June 26, Esper said in a statement."

#Trump #Pence #GOP #DoD #corruption #FAIL
 

Where does your #plastic go? Global investigation reveals #America's dirty secret


source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/17/recycled-plastic-america-global-crisis

#pollution #waste #recycling #fail #news #usa #environment #economy #politics
 
'People are going to go hungry': pandemic effects could leave 54m Americans without food

"A record number of Americans face hunger this year as the catastrophic economic fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic looks set to leave tens of millions of people unable to buy enough food to feed their families."

"Nationwide, the demand for aid at food banks and pantries has soared since the virus forced the economy to be shutdown, resulting in more than 40m new unemployment benefit claims, according to the latest figures."

"As a result, an estimated one in four children, the equivalent of 18 million minors, could need food aid this year – a 63% increase compared to 2018."

"Overall, about 54 million people across the US could go hungry without help from food banks, food stamps and other aid, according to an analysis by Feeding America, the national food bank network."

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#Amerika #inequality #FAIL
 
Corruption is The Republican Way (tm).

Pence Chief Of Staff Owns Stocks That Could Conflict With Coronavirus Response

#Trump #Pence #GOP #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll
 
The new description of #Amerika.

"An international example of bad judgment."

#FAIL
 
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Quote of note:

"While Italy might not have explicitly implemented an American ban (yet), it seems increasingly likely that – as the Daily Beast put it – 'American travellers are about to be pariahs in this new world'. The travel industry is still figuring out how to keep tourists safe, but it makes sense that countries doing a good job of managing the pandemic will heavily restrict entry to travellers from those doing a poor job. And the US is doing an extremely poor job."

Via Trump is finally succeeding in putting up that wall – but Americans will be the ones shut out

Tweet via https://twitter.com/_amburgerrr/status/1263225000171102220

#Amerika #FAIL
 
Trump Economic Advisor Reduces Workers to ‘Human Capital Stock’

"Calling people 'stock' is next level apathetic, and the way Hassett used the term so casually lines up with the lack of empathy shown to the victims of the coronavirus by Trump’s administration and Republicans since the crisis began months ago."

"Trump has moved ahead with attempts to cut food stamps during the crisis while Republicans in Congress have balked at passing a second stimulus package and are looking to phase out coronavirus-related unemployment benefits."

#Trump #Pence #GOP #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
Trump Economic Advisor Reduces Workers to ‘Human Capital Stock’
 
Quote of note:

"The historical comparisons are breathtaking. More Americans have died of the coronavirus in the last 12 weeks than died in the Vietnam and Korean Wars combined and nearly twice as many as died of battle wounds during World War I. The death toll has nearly matched the number of people killed by the initial blasts of the world’s first atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In terms of American deaths, it is the equivalent of 22 Iraq wars, 33 Sept. 11 attacks, 41 Afghanistan wars, 42 Pearl Harbors or 25,000 Benghazis."

Via Trump Tweets and Golfs, but Makes No Mention of Virus’s Toll

#Trump #Pence #GOP #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
 
Quote of note:

"Zach Fuentes, President Trump’s former deputy chief of staff, won a $3 million federal contract to supply respirator masks to Navajo Nation hospitals in New Mexico and Arizona 11 days after he created a company to sell personal protective equipment in response to the coronavirus pandemic, ProPublica reports."

"The masks didn’t work."

Via Ex-Trump Aide Awarded $3 Million Contract

#Trump #Pence #GOP #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
Ex-Trump Aide Awarded $3 Million Contract
 
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White. Republican. Conservative. Criminals.

Every day I am constantly reminded of Steve Bannon’s “Deconstruction the Administrative State” remarks…

Also, I am becoming more & more convinced that a lot of the intentional and purposeful malfeasance surround the lack of federal COVID-19 response is primarily due to right-wing conservative dogma – the White House is captured by forces that really do want to destroy the federal government because they see it as a hindrance to their ability to loot and pillage.

This is the uber criminal underground, right out in full view of everyone, pretending to be a political party.

#Trump #Pence #GOP #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality #greed #inequality
 
Report finds Treasury Department has hardly spent any of its $500 billion fund to help businesses

"A Congressional Oversight Commission report released Monday finds that the Treasury Department
has barely spent any of the $500 billion fund meant to assist local governments and businesses."


"Both the Congressional Oversight Commission and the Treasury fund were created by the $2 trillion CARES Act in March. The fund will help large and small businesses, as well as cities and states, and the commission was formed to oversee how that money is being used. The 17-page report released Monday is the commission's first."

#Trump #Pence #GOP #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
 
Max Boot :"If Trump had been in charge during World War II, this column would be in German"

"Rather than turn into 'Dr. Defeat the Virus', Trump has become Dr. Demento trying to distract the public by replaying golden oldies. Have you heard the one about Joe Scarborough killing an aide (who actually collapsed because of a heart problem)? Play it again, Sam."

#Trump #Pence #GOP #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
 
Team ‘Lock Her Up’ Is Now Going After Fauci

"A cadre of influential conservatives is growing increasingly convinced that the nation’s foremost infectious-disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is recklessly driving the nation to financial ruin—possibly even in a concerted attempt to undermine President Donald Trump. And in an effort to stop him, they’re resorting to tried and true methods: from public shaming, to online conspiracy theories, to lawsuits meant to unearth emails pertaining to his work."

"At the heart of the effort to knock Fauci down a peg are some of the biggest luminaries in Trump’s orbit—including key figures who helped spearhead the campaign to undermine Hillary Clinton in the 2016 elections."

#GOP #fascism #Trump #Pence #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
 
Faced with an appalling US coronavirus death toll, the right denies the figures

"As Donald Trump agitates for the US to reopen, the American right appears to have found a novel way to deal with the rising coronavirus death toll: deny it altogether."

"Top Trump officials, huddled in the White House, itself the subject of a coronavirus outbreak, have according to reports begun questioning the number of deaths – and the president is among the skeptics."

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#Trump #Pence #GOP #fascism #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
 
PLEASE READ.

Reprinting here in full. Complete editorial located at: https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(20)31140-5.pdf

"A Blistering Editorial in The Lancet: Reviving the U.S. CDC."

"The COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen in the USA with 1·3 million cases and an estimated death toll of 80 684 as of May 12. States that were initially the hardest hit, such as New York and New Jersey, have decelerated the rate of infections and deaths after the implementation of 2 months of lockdown. However, the emergence of new outbreaks in Minnesota, where the stay-at-home order is set to lift in mid-May, and Iowa, which did not enact any restrictions on movement or commerce, has prompted pointed new questions about the inconsistent and incoherent national response to the COVID-19 crisis."

"The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flagship agency for the nation’s public health, has seen its role minimised and become an ineffective and nominal adviser in the response to contain the spread of the virus. The strained relationship between the CDC and the federal government was further laid bare when, according to The Washington Post, Deborah Birx, the head of the US COVID-19 Task Force and a former director of the CDC’s Global HIV/AIDS Division, cast doubt on the CDC’s COVID-19 mortality and case data by reportedly saying: 'There is nothing from the CDC that I can trust'. This is an unhelpful statement, but also a shocking indictment of an agency that was once regarded as the gold standard for global disease detection and control. How did an agency that was the first point of contact for many national health authorities facing a public health threat become so ill-prepared to protect the public’s health?"

"In the decades following its founding in 1946, the CDC became a national pillar of public health and globally respected. It trained cadres of applied epidemiologists to be deployed in the USA and abroad. CDC scientists have helped to discover new viruses and develop accurate tests for them. CDC support was instrumental in helping WHO to eradicate smallpox. However, funding to the CDC for a long time has been subject to conservative politics that have increasinglyeroded the agency’s ability to mount effective, evidence-based public health responses. In the 1980s, the Reagan administration resisted providing the sufficient budget that the CDC needed to fight the HIV/AIDS crisis. The George W Bush administration put restrictions on global and domestic HIV prevention and reproductive health programming."

"The Trump administration further chipped away at the CDC’s capacity to combat infectious diseases. CDC staff in China were cut back with the last remaining CDC officer recalled home from the China CDC in July, 2019, leaving an intelligence vacuum when COVID-19 began to emerge. In a press conference on Feb 25, Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, warned US citizens to prepare for major disruptions to movementand everyday life. Messonnier subsequently no longer appeared at White House briefings on COVID-19. More recently, the Trump administration has questioned guidelines that the CDC has provided. These actions have undermined the CDC’s leadership and its work during the COVID-19 pandemic."

"There is no doubt that the CDC has made mistakes, especially on testing in the early stages of the pandemic. The agency was so convinced that it had contained the virus that it retained control of all diagnostic testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, but this was followed by the admission on Feb 12 that the CDC had developed faulty test kits. The USA is still nowhere near able to provide the basic surveillance or laboratory testing infrastructure needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic."

"But punishing the agency by marginalising and hobbling it is not the solution. The Administration is obsessed with magic bullets—vaccines, new medicines, or a hope that the virus will simply disappear. But only a steadfast reliance on basic public health principles, like test, trace, and isolate, will see the emergency brought to an end, and this requires an effective national public health agency. The CDC needs a director who can provide leadership without the threat of being silenced and who has the technical capacity to lead today’s complicated effort."

"The Trump administration’s further erosion of the CDC will harm global cooperation in science and public health, as it is trying to do by defunding WHO. A strong CDC is needed to respond to public health threats, both domestic and international, and to help prevent the next inevitable pandemic. Americans must put a president in the White House come January, 2021, who will understand that public health should not be guided by partisan politics."

"The Lancet"

#Trump #GOP #CDC #FAIL #GlobalHealth #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #corruption #incompetence
 
Quote of note:

"The Trump administration’s further erosion of the CDC will harm global cooperation in science and public health, as it is trying to do by defunding WHO. A strong CDC is needed to respond to public health threats, both domestic and international, and to help prevent the next inevitable pandemic. Americans must put a president in the White House come January, 2021, who will understand that public health should not be guided by partisan politics."

Via a blistering editorial in The Lancet (.pdf)

#Trump #Pence #GOP #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality #election2020
 
PLEASE READ.

Reprinting here in full. Complete editorial located at: https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(20)31140-5.pdf

"A Blistering Editorial in The Lancet: Reviving the U.S. CDC."

"The COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen in the USA with 1·3 million cases and an estimated death toll of 80 684 as of May 12. States that were initially the hardest hit, such as New York and New Jersey, have decelerated the rate of infections and deaths after the implementation of 2 months of lockdown. However, the emergence of new outbreaks in Minnesota, where the stay-at-home order is set to lift in mid-May, and Iowa, which did not enact any restrictions on movement or commerce, has prompted pointed new questions about the inconsistent and incoherent national response to the COVID-19 crisis."

"The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flagship agency for the nation’s public health, has seen its role minimised and become an ineffective and nominal adviser in the response to contain the spread of the virus. The strained relationship between the CDC and the federal government was further laid bare when, according to The Washington Post, Deborah Birx, the head of the US COVID-19 Task Force and a former director of the CDC’s Global HIV/AIDS Division, cast doubt on the CDC’s COVID-19 mortality and case data by reportedly saying: 'There is nothing from the CDC that I can trust'. This is an unhelpful statement, but also a shocking indictment of an agency that was once regarded as the gold standard for global disease detection and control. How did an agency that was the first point of contact for many national health authorities facing a public health threat become so ill-prepared to protect the public’s health?"

"In the decades following its founding in 1946, the CDC became a national pillar of public health and globally respected. It trained cadres of applied epidemiologists to be deployed in the USA and abroad. CDC scientists have helped to discover new viruses and develop accurate tests for them. CDC support was instrumental in helping WHO to eradicate smallpox. However, funding to the CDC for a long time has been subject to conservative politics that have increasinglyeroded the agency’s ability to mount effective, evidence-based public health responses. In the 1980s, the Reagan administration resisted providing the sufficient budget that the CDC needed to fight the HIV/AIDS crisis. The George W Bush administration put restrictions on global and domestic HIV prevention and reproductive health programming."

"The Trump administration further chipped away at the CDC’s capacity to combat infectious diseases. CDC staff in China were cut back with the last remaining CDC officer recalled home from the China CDC in July, 2019, leaving an intelligence vacuum when COVID-19 began to emerge. In a press conference on Feb 25, Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, warned US citizens to prepare for major disruptions to movementand everyday life. Messonnier subsequently no longer appeared at White House briefings on COVID-19. More recently, the Trump administration has questioned guidelines that the CDC has provided. These actions have undermined the CDC’s leadership and its work during the COVID-19 pandemic."

"There is no doubt that the CDC has made mistakes, especially on testing in the early stages of the pandemic. The agency was so convinced that it had contained the virus that it retained control of all diagnostic testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, but this was followed by the admission on Feb 12 that the CDC had developed faulty test kits. The USA is still nowhere near able to provide the basic surveillance or laboratory testing infrastructure needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic."

"But punishing the agency by marginalising and hobbling it is not the solution. The Administration is obsessed with magic bullets—vaccines, new medicines, or a hope that the virus will simply disappear. But only a steadfast reliance on basic public health principles, like test, trace, and isolate, will see the emergency brought to an end, and this requires an effective national public health agency. The CDC needs a director who can provide leadership without the threat of being silenced and who has the technical capacity to lead today’s complicated effort."

"The Trump administration’s further erosion of the CDC will harm global cooperation in science and public health, as it is trying to do by defunding WHO. A strong CDC is needed to respond to public health threats, both domestic and international, and to help prevent the next inevitable pandemic. Americans must put a president in the White House come January, 2021, who will understand that public health should not be guided by partisan politics."

"The Lancet"

#Trump #GOP #CDC #FAIL #GlobalHealth #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #corruption #incompetence
 
World looks on in horror as Trump flails over pandemic despite claims US leads way

"The Trump administration has repeatedly claimed that the US is 'leading the world' with its response to the pandemic, but it does not seem to be going in any direction the world wants to follow."

"Across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, views of the US handling of the coronavirus crisis are uniformly negative and range from horror through derision to sympathy. Donald Trump’s musings from the White House briefing room, particularly his thoughts on injecting disinfectant, have drawn the attention of the planet."




#Trump #Pence #GOP #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
 
The pandemic broke America

"Eight weeks into this nation's greatest crisis since World War II, we seem no closer to a national strategy to reopen the nation, rebuild the economy and defeat the coronavirus."

#Amerika #FAIL
 
Republican = Crook

FBI serves warrant on senator in investigation of stock sales linked to coronavirus

"Federal agents seized a cellphone belonging to a prominent Republican senator on Wednesday night as part of the Justice Department’s investigation into controversial stock trades he made as the novel coronavirus first struck the U.S., a law enforcement official said."

"Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, turned over his phone to agents after they served a search warrant on the lawmaker at his residence in the Washington area, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss a law enforcement action."

"The seizure represents a significant escalation in the investigation into whether Burr violated a law preventing members of Congress from trading on insider information they have gleaned from their official work."

#GOP #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
 
So. Much. Winning.

Hack Republican “Judges” Order More Wisconsinites to Die Again




#Wisconsin #Trump #Pence #GOP #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
Hack Republican “Judges” Order More Wisconsinites to Die Again
 
Quote of note:

"The senator from Indiana said the CDC's guidelines were 'overly prescriptive', meaning I suppose, that they would have saved more lives and that would be bad for business. The banality of evil strikes again."

Via GOP Senator Blocks Resolution Calling For CDC Guidelines To Be Released

#Trump #Pence #GOP #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
 
Texas AG seeks to block election officials from allowing absentee voters to cite fear of COVID-19

"Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) on Wednesday filed a petition with the state Supreme Court to stop election officials from allowing voters to request absentee ballots over fear of the coronavirus."

"Texas law only allows mail-in voting for limited groups, and Paxton said citing fear of the coronavirus does not qualify as a reason for a mail ballot by the state’s requirements."

#Texas #GOP #VoterSuppression #election2020 #Trump #Pence #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
 
Quote of note:

"I am deeply concerned by the nominee’s involvement in advocating for the deregulation of toxic chemicals known as PFAS and I also have questions about her potential involvement with the CDC coronavirus guidance."

- Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, questioning the role played by nominee Nancy Beck in the decision to shelve the CDC guidelines. Beck is not a medical doctor and has no background in virology.

Via Emails: Trump nominee involved in shelving CDC virus guide

#Trump #Pence #GOP #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
 
Once again: Republican are fascists...

GOP senator blocks resolution calling for CDC guidelines to be released

"The Associated Press reported earlier Wednesday that the guidance from the CDC on how to reopen businesses and institutions shuttered during the coronavirus outbreak was more detailed and restrictive than guidelines issued by the White House task force."

"The CDC guidance, according to the AP, calls for national coordination that would give communities a step-by-step guide for how to reopen shuttered sectors and lift social distancing restrictions."

#Trump #Pence #GOP #fascism #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
 
Once again: Republican are fascists...

GOP senator blocks resolution calling for CDC guidelines to be released

"The Associated Press reported earlier Wednesday that the guidance from the CDC on how to reopen businesses and institutions shuttered during the coronavirus outbreak was more detailed and restrictive than guidelines issued by the White House task force."

"The CDC guidance, according to the AP, calls for national coordination that would give communities a step-by-step guide for how to reopen shuttered sectors and lift social distancing restrictions."

#Trump #Pence #GOP #fascism #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
 
Prepare for more gaslighting.

Trump Pushes CDC to Revise Down Its COVID Death Counts

"Donald Trump and members of his coronavirus task force are pushing officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to change how the agency works with states to count coronavirus-related deaths. And they’re pushing for revisions that could lead to far fewer deaths being counted than originally reported, according to five administration officials working on the government’s response to the pandemic."

"Though he has previously publicly attested to the accuracy of the COVID-19 death count, the president in recent weeks has privately raised suspicion about the number of fatalities in the United States, which recently eclipsed 80,000 recorded deaths. In talks with top officials, Trump has suggested that those numbers could have been incorrectly tallied or even inflated by current methodology, two individuals with knowledge of those private comments said."

#Trump #CDC #Pence #GOP #lies #gaslighting #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
 

#Michigan anti-lockdown protesters spread #COVID-19 to rural areas, Whitmer tells Pence in leaked call


source: https://www.salon.com/2020/05/12/michigan-anti-lockdown-protesters-spread-covid-19-to-rural-areas-whitmer-tells-pence-in-leaked-call/
Some protesters who descended on the Michigan state capitol to demand the state reopen the #economy in spite of the ongoing #coronavirus #pandemic have spread #infections in rural areas where they live ...
#USA #protest #news #health #security #fail
 
Quote of note:

"Our window of opportunity is closing. If we fail to develop a national coordinated response, based in science, I fear the pandemic will get far worse and be prolonged, causing unprecedented illness and fatalities. Without clear planning and implementation of the steps that I and other experts have outlined, 2020 will be darkest winter in modern history."

Via Rick Bright will warn Congress of 'darkest winter in modern history' without ramped up coronavirus response

#Trump #Pence #GOP #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
 

#Michigan anti-lockdown protesters spread #COVID-19 to rural areas, Whitmer tells Pence in leaked call


source: https://www.salon.com/2020/05/12/michigan-anti-lockdown-protesters-spread-covid-19-to-rural-areas-whitmer-tells-pence-in-leaked-call/
Some protesters who descended on the Michigan state capitol to demand the state reopen the #economy in spite of the ongoing #coronavirus #pandemic have spread #infections in rural areas where they live ...
#USA #protest #news #health #security #fail
 

#Michigan anti-lockdown protesters spread #COVID-19 to rural areas, Whitmer tells Pence in leaked call


source: https://www.salon.com/2020/05/12/michigan-anti-lockdown-protesters-spread-covid-19-to-rural-areas-whitmer-tells-pence-in-leaked-call/
Some protesters who descended on the Michigan state capitol to demand the state reopen the #economy in spite of the ongoing #coronavirus #pandemic have spread #infections in rural areas where they live ...
#USA #protest #news #health #security #fail
 
Prepare for more gaslighting.

Trump Pushes CDC to Revise Down Its COVID Death Counts

"Donald Trump and members of his coronavirus task force are pushing officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to change how the agency works with states to count coronavirus-related deaths. And they’re pushing for revisions that could lead to far fewer deaths being counted than originally reported, according to five administration officials working on the government’s response to the pandemic."

"Though he has previously publicly attested to the accuracy of the COVID-19 death count, the president in recent weeks has privately raised suspicion about the number of fatalities in the United States, which recently eclipsed 80,000 recorded deaths. In talks with top officials, Trump has suggested that those numbers could have been incorrectly tallied or even inflated by current methodology, two individuals with knowledge of those private comments said."

#Trump #CDC #Pence #GOP #lies #gaslighting #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
 
Shocker.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Is Not Credible on Virus Death Tolls

"Truth can be a casualty when President Donald Trump talks about deaths from the coronavirus in the United States."

"He's claimed that the United States is on par with Germany in keeping down COVID-19 deaths, which is not the case in mortality reports. He's brushed off projections that deaths in his country will double from earlier forecasts, misrepresenting how the numbers were calculated."

"These distortions emerged over the past week alongside his relentless bragging about the U.S. testing system, which failed in the crucial early weeks and remains globally subpar. Pushing to get the country back to normal, Trump also suggested that children are safe from the coronavirus. ignoring the several thousand kids known to have been sickened by it, some gravely."




#Trump #Pence #GOP #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
 
Quote of note:

"Instead of doing what’s necessary to respond to the pandemic, the White House has chosen to punt and made noise about winding down its covid-19 task force, which under the circumstances is akin to dropping out of a marathon at mile 2.4 and expecting a medal for having made any effort at all. Now that he’s failed to get PPE and ventilators out quickly, Kushner has been tasked with accelerating vaccine development, another job for which he has no qualifications or expertise. The project has been named “Operation Warp Speed,” ostensibly a descriptor of its ambitions for getting a vaccine to market quickly. But if it proceeds the way Kushner’s shadow task force has so far, it may simply describe the velocity with which the task force’s efforts slam into logistical walls because the driver is an amateur who shouldn’t have the keys to begin with."

Via I worked for Jared Kushner. Of course he says his covid-19 failure is a success.

#JaredKushner #BoyWonder #Trump #Pence #GOP #corruption #incompetence #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #FAIL #science #exploitation #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality
 
Fascism.

CDC reopening guidelines will reportedly 'never see the light of day'

"The Trump administration has shelved a document created by the nation’s top disease investigators with step-by-step advice to local authorities on how and when to reopen restaurants and other public places during the still-raging coronavirus outbreak."

"The 17-page report by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention team, titled 'Guidance for Implementing the Opening Up America Again Framework', was researched and written to help faith leaders, business owners, educators and state and local officials as they begin to reopen."

"It was supposed to be published last Friday, but agency scientists were told the guidance 'would never see the light of day', according to a CDC official. The official was not authorized to talk to reporters and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity."

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