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    How testing failures allowed coronavirus to sweep the U.S.

    This is entirely on the Trump administration. Why would the US decline to use WHO test kits even as a temporary measure before the CDC developed their own tests?

    How testing failures allowed coronavirus to sweep the U.S. - POLITICO

    Why the United States declined to use the WHO test, even temporarily as a bridge until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could produce its own test, remains a perplexing question and the key to the Trump administration’s failure to provide enough tests to identify the coronavirus infections before they could be passed on, according to POLITICO interviews with dozens of viral-disease experts, former officials and some officials within the administration’s health agencies.

    The slowness of the testing regimen — which, administration officials acknowledged this week, is still not producing enough tests to meet the national demand — was the first, and most sweeping, of many failures. So far there have been confirmed cases in at least 23 states, and at least 15 deaths, while the stock market plunged and an otherwise healthy economy braced for a major disruption.
    But neither the CDC nor the coronavirus task force chaired by Vice President Mike Pence would say who made the decision to forgo the WHO test and instead begin a protracted process of producing an American test, one that got delayed by manufacturing problems, possible lab contamination and logistical delays.
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    Re: How testing failures allowed coronavirus to sweep the U.S.

    Sorry, mods, wrong forum. Please move to non-MSM.
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    Re: How testing failures allowed coronavirus to sweep the U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Meowenstein View Post
    This is entirely on the Trump administration. Why would the US decline to use WHO test kits even as a temporary measure before the CDC developed their own tests?

    How testing failures allowed coronavirus to sweep the U.S. - POLITICO

    Why the United States declined to use the WHO test, even temporarily as a bridge until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could produce its own test, remains a perplexing question and the key to the Trump administration’s failure to provide enough tests to identify the coronavirus infections before they could be passed on, according to POLITICO interviews with dozens of viral-disease experts, former officials and some officials within the administration’s health agencies.

    The slowness of the testing regimen — which, administration officials acknowledged this week, is still not producing enough tests to meet the national demand — was the first, and most sweeping, of many failures. So far there have been confirmed cases in at least 23 states, and at least 15 deaths, while the stock market plunged and an otherwise healthy economy braced for a major disruption.
    But neither the CDC nor the coronavirus task force chaired by Vice President Mike Pence would say who made the decision to forgo the WHO test and instead begin a protracted process of producing an American test, one that got delayed by manufacturing problems, possible lab contamination and logistical delays.
    The US kits were being designed to allow faster diagnosis without the need to be shipped to Atlanta for processing by the CDC. Apparently time between the swab and the test is a critical part of the issue. The US just is behind in its overall ability to do widespread testing.

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    Re: How testing failures allowed coronavirus to sweep the U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Meowenstein View Post
    This is entirely on the Trump administration. Why would the US decline to use WHO test kits even as a temporary measure before the CDC developed their own tests?

    How testing failures allowed coronavirus to sweep the U.S. - POLITICO

    Why the United States declined to use the WHO test, even temporarily as a bridge until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could produce its own test, remains a perplexing question and the key to the Trump administration’s failure to provide enough tests to identify the coronavirus infections before they could be passed on, according to POLITICO interviews with dozens of viral-disease experts, former officials and some officials within the administration’s health agencies.

    The slowness of the testing regimen — which, administration officials acknowledged this week, is still not producing enough tests to meet the national demand — was the first, and most sweeping, of many failures. So far there have been confirmed cases in at least 23 states, and at least 15 deaths, while the stock market plunged and an otherwise healthy economy braced for a major disruption.
    But neither the CDC nor the coronavirus task force chaired by Vice President Mike Pence would say who made the decision to forgo the WHO test and instead begin a protracted process of producing an American test, one that got delayed by manufacturing problems, possible lab contamination and logistical delays.
    Because they weren't approved by the FDA. You want big ****ed government. Don't complain when big ****ed up government ****s up.

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    Re: How testing failures allowed coronavirus to sweep the U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Because they weren't approved by the FDA. You want big ****ed government. Don't complain when big ****ed up government ****s up.
    So, you agree, Trump’s big ****ed up govt ****ed up. Thanks, comrade!
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    Re: How testing failures allowed coronavirus to sweep the U.S.

    The US could have and should have done more earlier. No excuse.
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    Re: How testing failures allowed coronavirus to sweep the U.S.

    I wonder how long it will take before batches of face masks come out emblazoned with MAGA?

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    Re: How testing failures allowed coronavirus to sweep the U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Meowenstein View Post
    This is entirely on the Trump administration. Why would the US decline to use WHO test kits even as a temporary measure before the CDC developed their own tests?

    How testing failures allowed coronavirus to sweep the U.S. - POLITICO

    Why the United States declined to use the WHO test, even temporarily as a bridge until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could produce its own test, remains a perplexing question and the key to the Trump administration’s failure to provide enough tests to identify the coronavirus infections before they could be passed on, according to POLITICO interviews with dozens of viral-disease experts, former officials and some officials within the administration’s health agencies.

    The slowness of the testing regimen — which, administration officials acknowledged this week, is still not producing enough tests to meet the national demand — was the first, and most sweeping, of many failures. So far there have been confirmed cases in at least 23 states, and at least 15 deaths, while the stock market plunged and an otherwise healthy economy braced for a major disruption.
    But neither the CDC nor the coronavirus task force chaired by Vice President Mike Pence would say who made the decision to forgo the WHO test and instead begin a protracted process of producing an American test, one that got delayed by manufacturing problems, possible lab contamination and logistical delays.
    The spread has nothing to do with the "testing kits".. That's a political narrative, consider yourself duped.


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    Re: How testing failures allowed coronavirus to sweep the U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    The spread has nothing to do with the "testing kits".. That's a political narrative, consider yourself duped.


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    So, you don’t think that identifying the infected will help to stop the spread? Did Trump tell you that? Consider yourself infected with the MAGA-virus.
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    Re: How testing failures allowed coronavirus to sweep the U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Meowenstein View Post
    So, you don’t think that identifying the infected will help to stop the spread? Did Trump tell you that? Consider yourself infected with the MAGA-virus.
    Most people that get this, will not even know it, they will not even have symptoms. It's hype, and you've been duped by an all too willing media, and political establishment!

    The CDC is chalk full of Obama leftovers.. Follow the politics, and the money, and who stands to gain from this? Welp, the healthcare industry just got 8.3 billion in free subsidies, the virologists got about a 3rd of that.. Ask yourself honest questions, and stop trusting the media, and those experts that stand to gain from their expertise.

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