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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:21 AM

Pence says there could be more deaths due to the coronavirus

Source: CNN

Pence said federal officials are addressing the lack of testing kits in the US.

“It’s a very fair question. And it’s one of the first issues governors I spoke to raised with me. I’m happy to report that this weekend more than 15,000 testing kits have been released. Also the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved a testing regimen that state and local officials can be using. And beyond that we actually are working with a commercial provider with new testing framework to send another 50,000 kits out," Pence said.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/asia/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-01-20-intl-hnk/index.html



Think about that for a minute. A whopping 15,000 testing kits, with another 50,000 promised at some unspecified time in the future.

For a country with 325 million people.

Talk about a WOEFULLY inadequate response.

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Reply Pence says there could be more deaths due to the coronavirus (Original post)
PatrickforO Mar 2020 OP
Sherman A1 Mar 2020 #1
The Genealogist Mar 2020 #3
zonkers Mar 2020 #23
The Genealogist Mar 2020 #2
IronLionZion Mar 2020 #4
rickyhall Mar 2020 #5
Post removed Mar 2020 #6
marble falls Mar 2020 #9
marble falls Mar 2020 #7
DENVERPOPS Mar 2020 #21
marble falls Mar 2020 #29
turbinetree Mar 2020 #8
EarthFirst Mar 2020 #10
Delmette2.0 Mar 2020 #22
paleotn Mar 2020 #11
bucolic_frolic Mar 2020 #12
cstanleytech Mar 2020 #13
JudyM Mar 2020 #14
cstanleytech Mar 2020 #16
LineLineLineLineReply .
JudyM Mar 2020 #19
Sugar Smack Mar 2020 #20
flibbitygiblets Mar 2020 #17
democratisphere Mar 2020 #15
totodeinhere Mar 2020 #18
area51 Mar 2020 #24
IcyPeas Mar 2020 #25
truthisfreedom Mar 2020 #26
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 2020 #27
patphil Mar 2020 #28

Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:23 AM

1. Well, he is correct

"there could be more deaths due to the coronavirus."

Charming, simply Charming.......

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:25 AM

3. I know right? No s*&t, Sherlock Pence

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 02:20 PM

23. pence is such a fucking idiot, it feel like an act.

 

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:24 AM

2. 15,000 tests wouldn't cover Nixa, Missouri

and that is what is available now? Yikes

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:27 AM

4. Deplorables already claiming it's not Trump's or Pence's fault

we should blame foreigners and globalization

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:27 AM

5. But dump said it was a Democrat Hoax

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Response to Post removed (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:31 AM

9. Wishing death and grave dancing isn't a good look on Democrats.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:29 AM

7. He's working hard. He's got 15,000 kits and negotiating for 50,000 more.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 02:00 PM

21. Wow

That is .0001 % of the U.S. Population...........

Or even if they ALL went to the least populated state in the union, it would only be enough for 11% of the citizens in that state.

Talk about Pence/Trump's response being laughable..................

50K.....Bet they will all be divided up and sent to Trumps golf courses, resorts, hotels, the white house etc. Trump will order each and every guest and workers to be tested at the gate/ front door before being admitted....

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #21)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 04:37 PM

29. Listen: Mike Pence is praying real hard for more kits. He's worn holes into the knees ...

of an untold number of polyester suit pants over just praying about this and other things.

You do realize Mike Pence is just a heart beat away.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:30 AM

8. No shit Sherlock what was your first clue........................the rapture.......................



Resign before you go to jail.............................

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:43 AM

10. I'm sure someone well connected to Pence will win a contract to pump the test kits out...

Any guess who that may or may not be?

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Response to EarthFirst (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 02:09 PM

22. That was my first thought.

And why have they been sitting on 15,000 test kits??

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:46 AM

11. You don't say! Ya think!?

More people will die. Well, thank you for your broken clock moment, you bible thumping, albino bastard. If infection rates follows the 1918 flu pattern that's +81 MILLION infections in the US alone. We're gonna need more tests. Oh, and you can't get them from our neighbors and friends (like we have any anymore). They've got their own problems.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:52 AM

12. Managing to minimalize like corporate PR instead of public health crisis

We are in for a hosing.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:52 AM

13. Coming in 2020 Captain Obvious starring Mike Pence!!!!

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 12:00 PM

14. Yes but at least it's a start to back off from trump's assertion that it's a hoax. Baby steps.


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Response to JudyM (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 12:10 PM

16. Baby Steps? Isn't that the movie that's due out for release in November starring Donald Trump?

You know, that movie that is supposed to be a sequel to Boss Baby except in this case the baby throws a temper tantrum when he loses the election.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 01:19 PM

19. .

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 02:00 PM

20. Wow.

That was fast!

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Response to JudyM (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 12:22 PM

17. They'll be pivoting from "Democrat hoax" to "Obama's fault" in 5...4...3...2...

Since we don't have any fucking tests, the government should be stepping in to provide emergency sick pay so people won't show up to their jobs and continue to spread the disease. But then they'd have to admit that having access to healthcare and basic benefits like paid sick time are critically needed, and their "I got mine Jack" philosophy is backfiring, big time.

It IS going to get worse; how much worse and how quickly depends on quick action. The next few weeks will be critical as to how bad this will be for the US. All the trump administration seems to care about is how the market is reacting. So they'll shift into blaming mode once the "Hoax" response hits a tipping point. Seems we're about there now.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 12:23 PM

18. Not could but "will be." The only question is how many. n/t

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 02:47 PM

24. How 'bout you bow the fsck out, Pence,

and let medical expert Dr. Fauci speak.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 03:00 PM

25. In comparison (China, S. Korea):

China had five commercial tests on the market 1 month ago and can now do up to 1.6 million tests a week; South Korea has tested 65,000 people so far. The U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in contrast, has done only 459 tests since the epidemic began. The rollout of a CDC-designed test kit to state and local labs has become a fiasco because it contained a faulty reagent. Labs around the country eager to test more suspected cases—and test them faster—have been unable to do so. No commercial or state labs have the approval to use their own tests.



https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/02/united-states-badly-bungled-coronavirus-testing-things-may-soon-improve

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 03:04 PM

26. Haven't seen enough death due to inadequate govt response yet pence?

Prepare to see your own political finish. You failed Indiana. You’ll repeat that failure because you are a doomed idiot who NEVER LEARNS.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 03:26 PM

27. Thank you Captain Obvious

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 03:53 PM

28. Pence gets the "deep thinker" award for this gem.

Talk about going out on a limb!
Next he'll be saying the Sun will rise tomorrow morning.

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