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Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:51 AM

Coronavirus hospital data will now be sent to Trump administration instead of CDC

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Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)Hospital data on coronavirus patients will now be rerouted to the Trump administration instead of first being sent to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed to CNN on Tuesday.

The move could make data less transparent to the public at a time when the administration is downplaying the spread of the pandemic, and threatens to undermine public confidence that medical data is being presented free of political interference.

Michael Caputo, the assistant secretary for public affairs at the department, confirmed the change first reported by The New York Times earlier in the day, saying in a statement that the "new faster and complete data system is what our nation needs to defeat the coronavirus and the CDC, an operating division of HHS, will certainly participate in this streamlined all-of-government response. They will simply no longer control it."

"The CDC's old hospital data gathering operation once worked well monitoring hospital information across the country, but it's an inadequate system today," Caputo said in the statement.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/14/politics/trump-administration-coronavirus-hospital-data-cdc/index.html

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Reply Coronavirus hospital data will now be sent to Trump administration instead of CDC (Original post)
CousinIT Jul 15 OP
RKP5637 Jul 15 #1
Delphinus Jul 15 #2
Newest Reality Jul 15 #9
Bengus81 Jul 15 #24
OrlandoDem2 Jul 15 #3
soothsayer Jul 15 #4
fleur-de-lisa Jul 15 #5
dalton99a Jul 15 #19
Ghost Dog Jul 15 #20
Baitball Blogger Jul 15 #6
LiberalArkie Jul 15 #7
FBaggins Jul 15 #8
Rebl2 Jul 15 #10
IggleDuer Jul 15 #14
lagomorph777 Jul 15 #23
kimbutgar Jul 15 #11
Binkie The Clown Jul 15 #12
bringthePaine Jul 15 #13
ananda Jul 15 #15
AllyCat Jul 15 #16
Nitram Jul 15 #17
volstork Jul 15 #18
Rebl2 Jul 15 #21
Politicub Jul 15 #22
eppur_se_muova Jul 15 #25
ProfessorGAC Jul 15 #26
JudyM Jul 15 #27

Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:52 AM

1. Hmmmmm ... n/t

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:55 AM

2. Does this not

alarm the heck out of everyone??!!

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:04 AM

9. Yes.

We know Trump and why this would happen, so, RED ALERT.


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Response to Delphinus (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:50 PM

24. It does me. This POS will do anything to try and somehow win in Nov

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:55 AM

3. We need to stop this!!

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:56 AM

4. Caputo is a Putin guy

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:00 AM

5. Palantir is in charge of the HHS database

Caroline Orr @RVAwonk (National Observer)

Palantir is in charge of the HHS database, in case anyone was wondering. And yes, Palantir is almost certainly going to make a profit off your personal data that you canít even access. And yes, you should be mad. Good thing Palantir doesnít dabble in shady work like other tech companies, amirite? jk, they actually helped get us into this nightmare. And of course the Trump administration has not put in appropriate safeguards to protect your privacy.


Peter Thielís controversial Palantir is helping build a coronavirus tracking tool for the Trump admin:

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/21/21230453/palantir-coronavirus-trump-contract-peter-thiel-tracking-hhs-protect-now

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:22 PM

19. +1. Spread this far and wide

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:25 PM

20. That's heavy. A no-bid contract?

How much is that contract worth and who audits the accounts?

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:00 AM

6. Who can sue to stop this move?

We just need to stall them for six months.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:02 AM

7. At least later this week the virus will be announced as being contained and next week there will

be no active cases in the US.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:03 AM

8. A somewhat odd title

The CDC is part of HHS... both are part of the Trump administration.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:07 AM

10. Can the


hospitals refuse to send the information there? This needs to be stopped now!

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:27 AM

14. If the hospitals refuse to send the info to HS ...

... the Drumpf administration will report fewer cases,. If the hospitals send some to HHS and and others send info to CDC, it will create a clusterfuck, just like Mango Musselini wanted!

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:49 PM

23. Journalists could set up an alternate reporting system so the truth can still get out.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:17 AM

11. The hospitals and the AMA need to push back immediately

The colleges got him to back down the Hospitals and AMA need to do the same.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:23 AM

12. More like the Chinese Communist Party every day. nt

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:26 AM

13. only the truth will set us free - having failed to control COVID, they seek instead to obfuscate

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:30 AM

15. Can this decision be sued against in court?

It's just so bad.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:34 AM

16. The crookedness of this administration is mind-boggling.

A MAGAt at work though this was unnecessary "because he already has enough on his plate". When I pointed out that it would not be extra work because they would just not do anything with the data, she said: "Why would he do that?"

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:49 AM

17. Noooooo!

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:20 PM

18. K&R

for visibility.

This is terrible.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:31 PM

21. You know

they will lie about the numbers. There needs to be pushback on this from the hospitals.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:38 PM

22. He can't order the hospitals to do anything. The CDC can stop collecting

the data they send, though.

And, this is incredibly alarming.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:55 PM

25. Responsible hospital administrators will send duplicate data to CDC, even if ...

they have to resort to sending it by surface mail (count on this maladministration to deny DB access).

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:16 PM

26. I Doubt It

The communication paths are already set up. All the hospitals aren't likely to reprogram all their communications due to a wish.
They can't make the hospitals NOT send to CDC. And they're already sending to insurers & state DsPH.
The numbers are getting out anyway, and they have no reason to exclude the CDC.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:45 PM

27. Locking

Dupe of https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142537455

Please continue discussion in that thread.

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