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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:32 AM

Trump official decries 'inexcusable' COVID-19 testing failures after his son had to wait a week for

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Trump official decries ‘inexcusable’ COVID-19 testing failures after his son had to wait a week for results

Published 1 min ago July 13, 2020 By Brad Reed



Mick Mulvaney, the United States’ special envoy for Northern Ireland who previously served as President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, believes that America’s testing capabilities for the novel coronavirus are still way short of where they should be.

In an editorial published by CNBC, Mulvaney argues that the next economic stimulus package...............................

Chief among those shortfalls, he writes, is its ability to quickly test people for the disease and deliver their results in a timely fashion.
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“I know it isn’t popular to talk about in some Republican circles, but we still have a testing problem in this country,” Mulvaney writes. “My son was tested recently; we had to wait 5 to 7 days for results. My daughter wanted to get tested before visiting her grandparents, but was told she didn’t qualify. That is simply inexcusable at this point in the pandemic.”


President Donald Trump has regularly boasted about the United States’ testing capabilities, and even held an event at the White House earlier this year with signs that declared, “America leads the world in testing.”

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Does Mick know Trump has claimed that anyone can get tested anytime for FREE???




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Reply Trump official decries 'inexcusable' COVID-19 testing failures after his son had to wait a week for (Original post)
riversedge Jul 13 OP
soothsayer Jul 13 #1
MurrayDelph Jul 13 #17
Champp Jul 13 #2
Dave in VA Jul 13 #3
groundloop Jul 13 #4
bluewater Jul 13 #19
texasfiddler Jul 13 #5
demigoddess Jul 13 #6
soothsayer Jul 13 #10
lagomorph777 Jul 13 #40
ProfessorGAC Jul 13 #41
lagomorph777 Jul 14 #43
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 13 #7
greenjar_01 Jul 13 #9
greenjar_01 Jul 13 #8
Jirel Jul 13 #11
usaf-vet Jul 13 #12
riversedge Jul 13 #13
usaf-vet Jul 13 #16
marble falls Jul 13 #14
Newest Reality Jul 13 #15
Wellstone ruled Jul 13 #18
NCjack Jul 13 #20
Paladin Jul 13 #21
Doreen Jul 13 #22
keithbvadu2 Jul 13 #24
winstars Jul 13 #23
packman Jul 13 #25
area51 Jul 13 #26
patphil Jul 13 #27
iscooterliberally Jul 13 #28
rickyhall Jul 13 #29
IronLionZion Jul 13 #30
cayugafalls Jul 13 #31
AllyCat Jul 13 #32
LiberalArkie Jul 13 #33
tanyev Jul 13 #34
Oppaloopa Jul 13 #35
Skittles Jul 13 #38
OMGWTF Jul 13 #36
samsingh Jul 13 #37
Skittles Jul 13 #39
BComplex Jul 14 #42

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:35 AM

1. Good, I'm glad when they bump into reality

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:22 AM

17. He's a Republican. They can always be counted I to do the right thing

once the cost of not doing it affects them and theirs.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:36 AM

2. Hello Micky my man. Wake the f*ck up.

You are dealing with Republicans. Get a clue. The testing stinkout is par for the course. Abandon the rotting Republican ship of state now, and vote for Democrats. They are honest and competent, more or less.

Stick with the lying, cheating Republican-Russian wank machine, and you will get MORE OF THE SAME stupid, dangerous, evil shit.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:36 AM

3. Get in line

snowflake!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:37 AM

4. It's fucking sad that they don't 'get it' until one of their own family is affected.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:30 AM

19. They have limited empathy.

So typical of the rThugs.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:42 AM

5. Another epiphany from the "I won't believe it

until it happens to me” GOP. Then they blame the ones who warned them. Selfishness and hypocrisy is the new GOP norm.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:42 AM

6. isn't it SCIENCE that he is complaining about. I doubt if test results are instantaneous.

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Response to demigoddess (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:50 AM

10. Well there's the (right half the time) 15-minute Abbott test drumpf likes

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Response to demigoddess (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 04:31 PM

40. No; the test physically takes less than 24 hours.

Most of the wait is due to backlogs in appointments or processing. Which can both be blamed on Trump's opposition to testing and reality.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #40)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 06:22 PM

41. I Know A Guy...

...in a Chicago lab. He tells me that sample prep is around a half hour, but he can easily prep 6 at a time.
So, in a few hours he can get 6 to 12 done.
The problem is the samples are being delivered 24/7, and they've only got three analysts, working 6 10s.
As you said, they can't keep up.
According to him, there are bigger labs that have more hardware & people and can keep up.
But, as smaller labs fall behind, they pass on the oldest, not analyzed samples.
So, as the big labs pick up the slack, the samples are already 5 days old.
He was really hoping the Abbott test was good, because he & his coworkers are worn out.
They asked me to take a part time gig (nights), but it's 65 miles from my house.
That's a lot of driving and I'd likely be coming back at the beginning of rush hour.
I'd like to help, but too much car time.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #41)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 08:30 AM

43. Thanks for the inside info!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:44 AM

7. Mulvaney not loyal enough so got shunted off to minor ambassadorship. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:45 AM

9. He bout to lose that too

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:45 AM

8. Countdown to this shitbag being recalled from Ireland?



The whole pack of them are as rotten as the day is long.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:53 AM

11. It only matters when it's one of their own.

The rest of us can go to hell as far as they’re concerned.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:54 AM

12. A friend of mine an EMT who works everyday treating sick people with unknown illness including CV-19

Had to wait in line 5 hour the other day to get a CoVid -19 test. I'm sorry but the "heroes" that do these jobs should move to the front of the line so they can get back to doing what they chose to do to help others.

The idiot in the WH said this was going away like magic. And anyone who wants a test can get one. Both of those statements ar nothing but clear BULLSHIT.

The only one who gets a test WHEN they want one in the moron in the WH.

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:06 AM

13. everyone who comes to see Trump gets tested before they meet with him

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Response to riversedge (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:10 AM

16. WHY? How do you and why do you test for a hoax?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:09 AM

14. Gee, Mick - you'been cattying this guy's water and NOW you're concerned ...


“I know it isn’t popular to talk about in some Republican circles, but we still have a testing problem in this country,” Mulvaney writes. “My son was tested recently; we had to wait 5 to 7 days for results. My daughter wanted to get tested before visiting her grandparents, but was told she

Those circles were YOUR circles, chump. At least name the guy responsible for this clusterfudge.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:09 AM

15. Soft language again...

"...way short of where they should be."

How about: "...are grossly inadequate for assuring our general safety and for containing the pandemic wildfire in progress."

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:22 AM

18. This could be the Game Changer

many have been waiting for. Never forget,things change when a certain segment of our Society is effected in a way that changes or short changes their Social Order or their Security.

The inner Circle has been penetrated and the Tea Party will react.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:34 AM

20. Mick, you enabled Hoax-#45. You bear responsibility for testing situation. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:35 AM

21. Enjoy that glancing blow from reality, Mulvaney.

Now get back to fucking yourself.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:37 AM

22. Awww, was your family being treated like they weren't the 1%?

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Response to Doreen (Reply #22)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:43 AM

24. The long wait was ok for the peasantry but now it applies to his own family.

The long wait was ok for the peasantry but now it applies to his own family.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:40 AM

23. Mick Mulvaney aka Rip Van Winkle, awakens to find out what everyone else knows!!!

This proves he's a major league asshole... As if we needed more proof!!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:56 AM

25. Typical Republican - Not important till it happens to me attitude

Your problems don't concern me - but, shit, if it happens to me let's get this solved NOW!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:56 AM

26. Gee, it's almost as if

having a for-profit healthcare (non) system is a bad thing.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:05 PM

27. I wonder how long it takes Trump, his family, and all the White House staff to get test results.

I bet it's a lot less than 5-7 days. Probably same day service.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:20 PM

28. "Elections have consequences" - Mick Mulvaney n/t

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:38 PM

29. Donnie, you're right you're inexcusable.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:38 PM

30. Give billions to cronies in new companies that have never made any medical tests before

and then tell everyone that America doesn't ration health care because that would be socialism. Private sector efficiency makes it very expensive and very slow since a few people need to get some sweet profits first. Priorities!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:57 PM

31. Cry me a river you trump flunky. Trump lied AGAIN.

Don't they get it? How fucking dense do they all have to be?

It is only when it affects themselves that they see what is happening.

Ignorant assholes the whole lot of them.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:01 PM

32. Welcome to our world IMPOTUS.

They lost my results for my first test. Results from last week still pending. Too bad their wasn’t some national program to get people tested, contact-traced, and isolated.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:13 PM

33. He must have been thinking that he lives in a first world country.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:16 PM

34. Oh, c'mon Mick. If they don't get tested, then they don't have it.

Just ask Donny.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:33 PM

35. Day 10 of my waiting on my son's test here in Florida

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Response to Oppaloopa (Reply #35)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 04:23 PM

38. yes - I was gonna say

it seems to be around two weeks if you're not, er, "president"

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:36 PM

36. Mulvaney reminds me of the Nazi in "Raiders of the Lost Ark "

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 02:32 PM

37. these right wing assholes only care when something happens to them

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Response to samsingh (Reply #37)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 04:23 PM

39. ALWAYS

fucking HYPOCRITES

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 03:10 AM

42. If these bozos would quit listening to fox propaganda, they'd know what the hell is going on in the

world! Fox truly is dangerous, and they need to start getting called out for it at every turn!

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