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Mon Aug 3, 2020, 01:18 PM

White House to require random coronavirus tests for its officials

Source: Politico

As Donald Trump continues to downplay the need for increased Covid-19 testing across the country, White House officials were told on Monday they will now be subjected to random testing for the virus.

According to an email sent to executive branch employees, which POLITICO obtained, the new policy will require “random mandatory Covid-19 testing” for officials working inside the White House complex. Limited exceptions are available to aides who have spent the last 30 days working remotely or are on previously approved leave.

It was not immediately clear whether there would be consequences for aides who decline to be tested for the virus or fail to show up when summoned to the White House Medical Unit.

“As part of our ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of the entire White House Complex, randomized testing of Executive Office of the President staff, which has been ongoing for several months, will become mandatory rather than voluntary,” a White House spokesperson said in a statement to POLITICO.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/white-house-to-require-random-coronavirus-tests-for-its-officials/ar-BB17w5NK?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=DELLDHP



The rest of you peons are shit out of luck if you want to be tested.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 01:27 PM

1. Trump is an inveterate hypocrite

Covid-19 testing for him, but not for the rest of us.



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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 01:27 PM

2. Seems like the perfect scenario for pooled testing, I wonder why random? n/t

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 01:28 PM

3. Everything is random with these trump clowns.

Just test everyone.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 01:28 PM

4. For his own protection, couldn't we just seal him incommunicado in that

lovely outfitted basement bunker? How many "random" test kits are installed there?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 01:35 PM

5. testing for a hoax?

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Response to rurallib (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 01:43 PM

6. Beat me to it! Sounds like whack-a-mole and not coordinated ie. everyone.. Imagine that??

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 02:44 PM

7. tRump & family & staff live in a bubble, so all the mad red hatters act as if they do too. . . . nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 02:53 PM

8. Not surprising - on May 11, memo issued requiring West Wing staffers to wear masks

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/11/white-house-issues-memo-requiring-staff-to-wear-masks-in-west-wing.html
White House issues memo requiring staff to wear masks in West Wing, CNBC, 5/11/20
... The directive from the White House management office was laid out in a memo to staffers Monday afternoon, NBC reported. ... The memo also asked staff members to avoid visiting the West Wing, where the Oval Office is located, unless it is necessary, the sources told NBC.

but as far as the rest of the country, deliberate sabotage (e.g. postal service) and chaos

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 03:02 PM

9. They should slow the testing down like boss said.

More testing leads to cases which make him look bad.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 03:59 PM

10. Random?

This is not a drug test. Why random? Test everyone (of course we should be testing EVERYONE, not just those in the WH), and cycle through every few days if you need to. But everyone should be tested regularly. "Random" just means you're hoping the people who don't get picked for testing aren't infected.

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