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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:36 AM

Closeness to Trump has determined which lawmakers can get tested for coronavirus more quickly: repor

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Closeness to Trump has determined which lawmakers can get tested for coronavirus more quickly: report

Published 4 hours ago on March 25, 2020


Despite weeks of crisis, it remains difficult for many people around the country to receive testing for the novel coronavirus. But some people have found it much easier to get testing than others.

On Wednesday, the Washington Post documented how some lawmakers and officials have gotten quick testing due to their proximity to President Donald Trump.

“Mulvaney is one of three President Trump confidants to get a coronavirus test while exhibiting no symptoms of the disease,” wrote Juliet Eilperin, Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey, and Seung Min Kim. “And on Sunday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced he tested positive despite being asymptomatic, refusing to disclose how he was able to get tested in Washington on March 16.”


“The easy access Paul and other high-ranking politicians have gotten to coronavirus tests highlights the extent to which members of America’s elite continue to have greater access to medical care during the pandemic, even as federal officials emphasize that testing should be reserved for health care providers and people who are seriously ill,” they wrote. “............................

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“In the cases of Mulvaney, Trump’s incoming chief of staff Mark Meadows and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), White House medical staffers arranged for their tests on the grounds that they risked infecting the president,” continued the report. “Both Meadows and Gaetz came into contact with someone at last month’s CPAC gathering who then learned he had contracted covid-19.”........................................


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New York University clinical professor Robyn Gershon described this arrangement as a “horrible flouting of our public health recommendations.”

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Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/closeness-to-trump-has-determined-which-lawmakers-can-get-tested-for-coronavirus-more-quickly-report/



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Reply Closeness to Trump has determined which lawmakers can get tested for coronavirus more quickly: repor (Original post)
riversedge Mar 26 OP
TeamPooka Mar 26 #1
DENVERPOPS Mar 26 #2
fleur-de-lisa Mar 26 #3
JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 26 #4
NCjack Mar 26 #5
marble falls Mar 26 #6
dalton99a Mar 26 #7
Steelrolled Mar 26 #8
TheFourthMind Mar 26 #9

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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:52 AM

1. scumbags all

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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:29 AM

2. Perfect

Read the un-abridged version of the Trump and Republican administrations in Orswell's book: ANIMAL FARM.......

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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:35 AM

3. Just when we think he can't go any lower, Dump finds a way.

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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:13 AM

4. Meh. If Hillary Clinton were president, she and staff would be tested regularly.

I expect this. Now, the prioritized testing for athletes and movie stars, that annoys me.

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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:40 AM

5. Trump is afraid of the DEM hoax. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:06 PM

6. "Guidelines? We ain't got no guidelines! We don't need no guidelines! I don't have to show you

any stinkin' guidelines!"






From the book ... "“Badges, to god-damned hell with badges! We have no badges. In fact, we don’t need badges. I don’t have to show you any stinking badges, you god-damned cabron and ching’ tu madre!”

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:09 PM

7. That's what he meant by 'the story of life'



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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:16 PM

8. The details are not clear from this story

But I would assume anyone at the top levels of federal and state government, or working close to them, would have immediate access to testing.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:25 PM

9. Nits make lice, comes to mind. n/t

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