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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:33 AM

HHS Inspector General to Investigate Whistleblower Complaint on Trump Admin's Handling of COVID-19 O

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The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is planning several different investigations into the Trump administration’s response to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to the Washington Examiner, at least five inquiries “related to HHS’s planning and response of the COVID-19 outbreak” will be conducted by the internal oversight authority.

Per that report:

The inquiries will scrutinize issues such as nationwide hospital responses, quarantine procedures, the training and protective gear provided to front-line health workers, nursing home standards amid a disease with an exponentially more deadly effect on the elderly and the already ill, and the ability to care for . . . refugees during [the] public health crisis.

Notably, one such review appears to be in response to a whistleblower complaint alleging that the initial White House response effort exposed government personnel to the sometimes-deadly contagion before sending those same employees across the country on civilian airliners.

Law&Crime previously reported on those whistleblower allegations in late February. The whistleblower’s claim is that when she and other public health experts complained to their relevant superiors up the chain of command, they were reassigned, retaliated against, and threatened with termination...

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Skidmore Mar 26 OP
riversedge Mar 26 #1
brer cat Mar 26 #2
struggle4progress Mar 26 #3
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 26 #4
Brogrizzly Mar 26 #5
calimary Mar 26 #6
SunSeeker Mar 26 #7

Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:47 AM

1. #WethePeople need lots of #whistleblowers

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:04 AM

2. +++ nt

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:05 AM

3. "It's not impeachable for the President to lay waste to the country, if he sincerely believes

that will improve his chances of re-election"

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:14 AM

4. Wake up and come toward the light! You're channeling the Derposhitz!

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:41 AM

5. Sheesh, thats stranger than truth right there. /nt

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Response to Brogrizzly (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:39 AM

6. Welcome to DU, Brogrizzly!

I hope they get so many investigations crawling all over him that he'll feel like he's fallen into an electrified ant pit.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:44 AM

7. Yup, Trump sent untrained unprotected HHS staff to greet infected cruise ship evacuees.

That is how we got community spread in Northern California, next to one of the military bases those evacuees were housed.

The virus may not be Trump's fault, but its uncontrolled spread to all 50 states most certainly is.

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