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Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:37 PM

Trump orders hospitals to bypass CDC in reporting Covid data, so his people see the numbers first

The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and, beginning on Wednesday, send all coronavirus patient information to a central database in Washington — a move that has alarmed public health experts who fear the data will be distorted for political gain.

The new instructions are contained in a little-noticed document posted this week on the Department of Health and Human Services’ website, Sheryl Gay Stolberg reports. From now on, H.H.S., and not the C.D.C., will collect daily reports about the patients that each hospital is treating, how many beds and ventilators are available, and other information vital to tracking the pandemic.

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Public health experts have long expressed concern that the administration is politicizing science and undermining the disease control centers; four former C.D.C. directors, spanning both Republican and Democratic administrations, said as much in an opinion piece published Tuesday in The Washington Post. The data collection shift reinforced those fears.

“Centralizing control of all data under the umbrella of an inherently political apparatus is dangerous and breeds distrust,” said Nicole Lurie, who served as assistant secretary for preparedness and response under former President Barack Obama. “It appears to cut off the ability of agencies like C.D.C. to do its basic job.”


https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/7/14/1960746/-Trump-orders-hospitals-to-bypass-CDC-in-reporting-Covid-data-so-his-people-see-the-numbers-first?detail=emaildkre

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Reply Trump orders hospitals to bypass CDC in reporting Covid data, so his people see the numbers first (Original post)
Botany Jul 2020 OP
Delphinus Jul 2020 #1
Botany Jul 2020 #3
drray23 Jul 2020 #2
soothsayer Jul 2020 #4
greenjar_01 Jul 2020 #5
pandr32 Jul 2020 #6
SharonClark Jul 2020 #7
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 2020 #8
Jarqui Jul 2020 #9

Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:38 PM

1. This is an outrage

and folks have got to find a way to stop it from happening. AND I don't know who that is! Do we call our Congress folks? Who? This cannot happen.

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:41 PM

3. "They" can't hide the #s for too long. The #s are just too big to hide.

And yes it is an outrage no doubt. Just like Russia installing that crazy hell beast as POTUS in order to
fuck with America.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:40 PM

2. only it wont work.

Hospitals still will report to their state boards of health.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:50 PM

4. This

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Response to drray23 (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:52 PM

5. Yes, almost all the numbers websites draw from state health dep'ts, not the CDC

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:56 PM

6. "his people" are supposed to be properly functioning government agencies and departments

He is running a separate, fake government--one that is opening our White House to mobsters, felons, and traitors.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:21 PM

7. The Gov did something similar in Iowa - and got caught by the Democratic State Auditor

Auditor says Test Iowa results illegally go to private firms before reaching state health department
by Stephen Gruber-Miller, Des Moines Register

"Coronavirus test results from the Test Iowa program are not being immediately reported to the Iowa Department of Public Health as required by law, State Auditor Rob Sand said Tuesday.

Instead, once the test results are analyzed by the State Hygienic Laboratory in Coralville, they are sent to two private, Utah-based companies involved in the Test Iowa program and then to a separate state office, making the public health department the fourth entity to receive them.". . .

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2020/07/14/process-reporting-test-iowa-results-violates-law-auditor-rob-sand-says/5431414002/

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:32 PM

8. On what legal basis?

Unless it's a military hospital they do not answer to the Federal Government.

The bloated pig thinks he's a dictator.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:33 PM

9. The only reason to not send it to both is political ...nt

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