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Sat Mar 28, 2020, 03:16 AM

Dr. Deborah Birx's comments 'startled' public health experts.

WASHINGTON ó The White House coronavirus task force has featured two trusted medical voices, diplomatic but authoritative, able to gently push back on President Trump without incurring his wrath: Drs. Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Deborah L. Birx, the coronavirus response coordinator.

But this week, Dr. Birxís comments casting doubt on talk of ventilator and hospital-bed shortages, and praising Mr. Trumpís attention to detail in lavish terms, have raised questions about her independence as the number of coronavirus infections in the United States has soared past 100,000.

Practically overnight, Dr. Birx has become a partisan Rorschach test. Conservative commentators have praised her as a truth-teller, pushing back on coronavirus hysteria. Critics of Mr. Trump accused her of squandering the credibility she had developed as a health official in Democratic and Republican administrations.

Dr. Birxís comments, especially those dismissing ventilator shortages, startled some health experts. While most hospitals might have sufficient supplies at the moment, many worry about a crush of patients in the very near future.





https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/us/politics/deborah-birx-coronavirus.html

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Reply Dr. Deborah Birx's comments 'startled' public health experts. (Original post)
RandySF Mar 28 OP
SunSeeker Mar 28 #1
Skittles Mar 28 #2
SunSeeker Mar 28 #3
Skittles Mar 28 #4
2naSalit Mar 28 #6
malaise Mar 28 #8
Skittles Mar 28 #9
ZZenith Mar 28 #11
malaise Mar 28 #13
mrs_p Mar 28 #15
malaise Mar 28 #17
mrs_p Mar 28 #18
malaise Mar 28 #22
Scarsdale Mar 28 #12
pnwmom Mar 28 #16
DeminPennswoods Mar 28 #5
dem4decades Mar 28 #7
DeminPennswoods Mar 28 #28
dem4decades Mar 28 #29
DeminPennswoods Mar 28 #33
pnwmom Mar 28 #19
DeminPennswoods Mar 28 #25
BigmanPigman Mar 28 #10
FakeNoose Mar 28 #14
captain queeg Mar 28 #20
lastlib Mar 28 #21
gibraltar72 Mar 28 #23
Vinca Mar 28 #24
dewsgirl Mar 28 #26
Freelancer Mar 28 #27
lark Mar 28 #30
OrlandoDem2 Mar 28 #31
dalton99a Mar 28 #32

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 03:20 AM

1. She is dead wrong.

Just mind boggling. What the fuck happened to her?

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 03:31 AM

2. kompromat

bet on it

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Response to Skittles (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 03:40 AM

3. Like what? It makes no sense. So disconcerting.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 03:43 AM

4. what makes accomplished people HUMILIATE themselves for a BUFFOON?

seriously - what???

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Response to Skittles (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 03:55 AM

6. The three trillion dollar question.

I wonder too.

The first few days she looked like a hostage whose soul was being crushed with every word the POS spewed. Now she's become Patty fucking Hearst.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 04:52 AM

8. In this case - Religion

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Response to malaise (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 04:59 AM

9. and.....

how does religion reconcile with supporting a three-times married, adulterous, pussy-grabbing con man?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 05:11 AM

11. The Lord moves in mysterious ways.

Thatís what sheíd tell you.

Itís possible that sheís insane.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 05:47 AM

13. It doesn't - she is also lying for a pathological liar

I saw the clip where she lied her ass off about his attention to detail and I screamed.
Sis I hate to be simplistic but the scarves tell a story. They're all lunatics - I had to work with some of these morons - people with a plethora of certificates who reject every notion about science for religion. And yet they want that certification more than life itself.

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Response to malaise (Reply #13)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 06:15 AM

15. Oh no. I wear scarves.

Frequently. What does that mean? lol.

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Response to mrs_p (Reply #15)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 06:17 AM

17. I am a scarf queen myself but I bet we don't wear them like this tool

A few weeks ago I was doing my annual wardrobe cleaning and hand washed every scarf I own. I was stunned at how many I own

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Response to malaise (Reply #17)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 06:19 AM

18. Haha. Yeah, they are like my

Security blanket or something.

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Response to mrs_p (Reply #18)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 06:40 AM

22. They complete my simple approach to dressing

Years ago a student of mine came to say farewell and told me that it hit her one day that I really like scarves and when she had a job and some money that was going to be her style. I ran into her years later and we both laughed. She looked so elegant.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 05:15 AM

12. Is there some kind of

hypnotic potion being added to tRump's makeup or hair spray? Most people fail to understand HOW anyone could be supportive of the clown, especially educated people. Pence gazes adoringly at him as though he is Ronnie to his Nancy. Anyone can see that tRump is not very bright, he is childishly ignorant. We are the laughingstock of the entire world, having that dumbass in the WH. Thanks gop, you outdid yourselves this time. We have a mental patient running the show.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 06:17 AM

16. It could be any number of things. Smart people do stupid things, like cheat on taxes

or cheat on spouses or get drunk and mess up.

Or maybe she's just an evangelical nutcase who's hoping for the endtimes.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 03:53 AM

5. When I worked for

the federal govt and wanted to get attention to the need for funding of/for one of my programs, I conjured up the worst possible outcome, usually ending in the death of a pilot or crew, and sent that up the chain of command in order to get what I needed. I think there is at least some of that going on with Cuomo and DeBlasio.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 04:34 AM

7. Well there's pilots and crews already dying and more will.

Last edited Sat Mar 28, 2020, 09:16 AM - Edit history (1)

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 09:06 AM

28. That is true and

when it happens, it's horrifying. That's precisely why it works to get attention focused. From what I understand, the entire national stockpile of ventilators is somewhere between 10,000-13,000. They can't all go the NY, can they?

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #28)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 09:15 AM

29. Put the resources where they are needed the most. Ramp up ventilator production, add toinventory.

Unfortunately the Idiot in Chief has failed, still it's a plan.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #29)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 01:30 PM

33. I don't disagree, but here is what I think

NY/Cuomo/NYC/DeBlasio could be doing. Right now they should put the specs for masks, gowns, ventilators and whatever else they need right there front and center on their websites and inviting anyone interested to suppy a prototype. I would not be worrying about potential patent infringement. There are lots of smart, innovative Americans eager to help I am postively sure.

There are all kinds of occupations that use face shields. I'd be asking NYC residents who are in occupations that use them to turn them in if they aren't being used. Maybe you don't want to wear a hockey helmet with a full face shield, but in a pinch, it might do.

Call for seamstresses. NYC was the center of the garment industry. I'd bet there are still plenty of seamstresses and tailors around.

I'm guessing ventilators are essentially air compressors. I'd bet any company that can make compressors, could make a ventilator given the correct specs.

I might also be looking at DoD's disposal and excess inventory website. DoD throws away a lot of stuff, maybe there's something useful that's headed for the scrap heap.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 06:20 AM

19. They're reporting scientists' predictions. She's pretending that the number

of ventilators needed today -- which may be adequate at the moment -- has anything to do with how many will be critically needed in a week or two.

It would be grossly negligent of Cuomo and DeBlasio not to plan as far ahead as they could.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #19)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 08:50 AM

25. JMHO, but I think there's some

"squeky wheel gets greased" going on.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 05:06 AM

10. It's a horror movie, a really bad one.

They're all characters whose bodies have been taken over by someone or something named tRump.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 05:48 AM

14. Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Pod people!


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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 06:23 AM

20. Beat me to it!

I swear, itís beyond blackmail, or drugs, or hypnosis. They say Hitler was sort of hypnotic, if he was focused on you it was hard to resist him. Iím not religious, maybe the anti-Christ?

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 06:26 AM

21. Best theory I've heard yet!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 07:30 AM

23. Self immolation.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 07:46 AM

24. She's just one of a long line of Trump ass kissers. It's sickening.

I thought since she was previously associated with Fauci she'd be normal, but it's not to be.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 08:54 AM

26. Baghdad Birx.😞

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Sat Mar 28, 2020, 09:37 AM

30. Everyone around drumpf is compromised morally.

She's made her bed with him and is now covered in flea slime and has become just another lying sycophant whose words are nothing more than lies. Only Fauci retains any shred of respectability.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 09:54 AM

31. I knew the very first presser that she was a toadie. IDK what it was but I didn't trust her.

Maybe itís the blankets that she wears. Or maybe itís her Stepford look. She used to nod like a bobble head and that bothered me too. Iím just not surprised. I always knew that Fauci was our only hope.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 09:56 AM

32. Birx believes one-legged people can walk without crutches.


Terrific doctor. Smart, very smart.


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