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(CNN)   Last Week Secretary of Defense Mark Esper offered to let military labs test civilians for the coronavirus. The labs swung into action and since then have tested 00,000 people   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, United States Department of Defense, United States Army, single coronavirus test, test civilians, Military labs, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, medical experts, Department of Health  
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2020-03-25 8:33:53 PM  
Wow? That many? That's so helpful.
 
2020-03-25 8:36:40 PM  
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doesn't smell like covid yet
 
2020-03-25 8:48:37 PM  
I lol'd. Then I went back to hiding under my bed ...
 
2020-03-25 8:50:13 PM  
This is the effective leadership we need. At least we didn't have the SHRILL WOMAN running the show.
 
2020-03-25 9:37:46 PM  
FFS, Trump.
 
2020-03-25 9:38:06 PM  
Look, it's not like we can expect Esper to use have sort of precognitive ability to predict future events or someth--hey, waitasecond!
 
2020-03-25 9:41:48 PM  
Stop lying and spreading false information to incite fear amongst imbeciles.

You have left off two 0s.

Get it right.
 
2020-03-25 9:54:51 PM  
That's as many as zero tens. And that's terrible.
 
2020-03-25 9:58:45 PM  
Trump doesn't want widespread testing. Someone told him what the numbers would be, and it scared the fark out of him. Not for all the people who are sick, but for his own reelection chances.
 
2020-03-25 10:36:38 PM  
"We have not received an RFA, a request for assistance, from HHS that I'm aware of," he said, referring to the Department of Health and Human Services. "

Sounds like the kind of thing all those missing and still unreplaced senior civilian leadership positions would make happen. Oh well, nobody saw that coming.
 
2020-03-25 11:28:19 PM  
The same military that's repeatedly contacting and volunteering massive lab capacity to the HHS and is calling in all medically-experienced retirees...is the same military that President Trump called "dopes and babies" and declared "I wouldn't go to war with you people."
 
2020-03-26 3:08:28 AM  
The Chinese invented 5G to transmit Covid 19 Wuhu virus
 
2020-03-26 3:10:26 AM  

AirForceVet: FFS, Trump.


And the 50 state governors who haven't taken him up on his offer either.
 
2020-03-26 3:23:50 AM  
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2020-03-26 3:49:32 AM  

jjorsett: AirForceVet: FFS, Trump.

And the 50 state governors who haven't taken him up on his offer either.


If you believe that is a real-world problem ( you don't, you made it up) then go find evidence that the governors could go direct and not through the Feds.
 
2020-03-26 3:58:55 AM  
That's the thing, though - everyone remembers the offers, few rarely follow up to see if it happens. This is like having that friend that always offers to help you move, but never shows up on moving day, then fishes for praise a month later, while you're still unpacking, about how nice it was that they at least offered to help.

"Thoughts and prayers," indeed.
 
2020-03-26 4:00:10 AM  
When all of this is over hopefully people will never again use the words government and healthcare in the same sentence..
 
2020-03-26 4:01:43 AM  

FormlessOne: That's the thing, though - everyone remembers the offers, few rarely follow up to see if it happens.


Trump donating money for veterans. Hannity getting waterboarded. Etc. Etc.
 
2020-03-26 4:12:32 AM  
This falls on Alex Azar, the HHS Secretary.   After the story broke, he made an initial request to the DoD for testing.
 
2020-03-26 4:14:46 AM  
I expected nothing less from an Army led by the scum that occupies the White House.
 
2020-03-26 4:15:02 AM  
You watch.  It is eventually going to come out that the only reason there was not widespread testing, and the reason so many will have died, is because hospital management groups wanted to make as much money during this crises as possible, and their friends in the White House sabotaged things for them.
 
2020-03-26 4:15:58 AM  
1. Fire all competent people.
2. Hire sycophants and yes men.
3. Get into a position where actual competent people are required.
4. Lie your ass off and hope no one will notice.
5. Get caught lying, repeatedly.
6. Burn 2 TRILLION dollars and try to buy your way back.

Normally, step 6 would have been declare bankruptcy, blame everyone else, and run - but Trump has an unlimited piggy bank now so can finally stand firm (on his 3" lifts) and pretend he's successful.

farker can't die fast enough.
 
2020-03-26 4:28:34 AM  
Good thing we have a lawyer in charge of the Department of Health and Human Services!

/sarcasm
 
2020-03-26 5:32:16 AM  

namegoeshere: Trump doesn't want widespread testing. Someone told him what the numbers would be, and it scared the fark out of him. Not for all the people who are sick, but for his own reelection chances.


Yep. The death rate is way under reported as well, thanks to not testing. Lots of "pneumonia" and "heart failure" tots not Covid-19.
 
2020-03-26 5:32:36 AM  
But what is the number of tests done if you divide by 0 ?
 
2020-03-26 5:44:34 AM  

winedrinkingman: You watch.  It is eventually going to come out that the only reason there was not widespread testing, and the reason so many will have died, is because hospital management groups wanted to make as much money during this crises as possible, and their friends in the White House sabotaged things for them.


No.

But I won't be surprised when we learn that the reason for the delay in testing and rejection of the available tests was due to this administration trying to funnel production of the US-only tests through corporations it already had stock in or had connections with.
 
2020-03-26 5:56:25 AM  

Sean VasDeferens: When all of this is over hopefully people will never again use the words government and healthcare in the same sentence..


Are you trying to say the COVID19 situation shows the unnecessary / inefficacious nature of socialized medicine?

Because in my opinion, it proves the exact opposite.
 
2020-03-26 5:59:42 AM  

jjorsett: AirForceVet: FFS, Trump.

And the 50 state governors who haven't taken him up on his offer either.


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2020-03-26 6:04:51 AM  

Sean VasDeferens: When all of this is over hopefully people will never again use the words government and healthcare in the same sentence..


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bc we can trust private industry to protect us?

30 million uninsured people who can't afford to skip work when ill is exactly what makes us number one in pandemic response

/ffs
 
2020-03-26 6:39:39 AM  

Sean VasDeferens: When all of this is over hopefully people will never again use the words government and healthcare in the same sentence..


You seem to be under the incredibly poorly-informed, hugely myopic, utterly stupid and just plain fark-witted impression that this is somehow a failing in a system the US doesn't have and which dipsh*ts like you constantly rail against, but incredibly none of the countries which have these dastardly systems are f*cking their responses up nearly as badly as the US has/is.
 
2020-03-26 6:54:52 AM  
The good news is that when the military does finally end testing these people, they said they'd give them as much 800mg motrin as they need to get better.
 
2020-03-26 7:10:29 AM  
Once again, you can't test positive if you can't get a test.
 
2020-03-26 7:16:40 AM  

Sean VasDeferens: When all of this is over hopefully people will never again use the words government and healthcare in the same sentence..


Except that current leadership has an unmistakable record of despising government (that would enforce law against them too) and simply not caring about the interests of anyone but themselves or those they see as somehow helping them.
 
2020-03-26 7:21:16 AM  

winedrinkingman: You watch.  It is eventually going to come out that the only reason there was not widespread testing, and the reason so many will have died, is because hospital management groups wanted to make as much money during this crises as possible, and their friends in the White House sabotaged things for them.


We hear this logic in many circumstances. But businesses don't want customers for a short time, they want them to live a long and happy time and to keep coming back as repeat customers...
 
2020-03-26 7:24:50 AM  

jimjays: winedrinkingman: You watch.  It is eventually going to come out that the only reason there was not widespread testing, and the reason so many will have died, is because hospital management groups wanted to make as much money during this crises as possible, and their friends in the White House sabotaged things for them.

We hear this logic in many circumstances. But businesses don't want customers for a short time, they want them to live a long and happy time and to keep coming back as repeat customers...


A smart business, yes. What about the business that wants as much cash as they can get today, and fark the future? "I got mine, got out, and screw you." Because America seems to be full of them these days.
 
2020-03-26 7:42:41 AM  

ChrisDe: jimjays: winedrinkingman: You watch.  It is eventually going to come out that the only reason there was not widespread testing, and the reason so many will have died, is because hospital management groups wanted to make as much money during this crises as possible, and their friends in the White House sabotaged things for them.

We hear this logic in many circumstances. But businesses don't want customers for a short time, they want them to live a long and happy time and to keep coming back as repeat customers...

A smart business, yes. What about the business that wants as much cash as they can get today, and fark the future? "I got mine, got out, and screw you." Because America seems to be full of them these days.


Well obviously businesses or people that say "fark the future" don't have much of a future and are a self-resolving problem. I don't disagree with the greed or outright evil or criminal factor we see so often, I'm more concerned about government allowing corporations to relabel themselves and come back doing the same things under names we don't know. See it as akin to releasing crooks from prison so long as they change their names and neighborhoods, maybe color their hair or grow a beard.
 
2020-03-26 7:52:10 AM  

jimjays: I don't disagree with the greed or outright evil or criminal factor we see so often


Really?
 
2020-03-26 8:04:43 AM  

The Envoy: jimjays: I don't disagree with the greed or outright evil or criminal factor we see so often

Really?


I don't disagree that it's often there.
 
2020-03-26 8:13:07 AM  

jimjays: The Envoy: jimjays: I don't disagree with the greed or outright evil or criminal factor we see so often

Really?

I don't disagree that it's often there.


Agreed, I just thought that you thought those things were OK and that didn't gibe with the rest of your posts!
 
2020-03-26 8:27:55 AM  

The Envoy: jimjays: The Envoy: jimjays: I don't disagree with the greed or outright evil or criminal factor we see so often

Really?

I don't disagree that it's often there.

Agreed, I just thought that you thought those things were OK and that didn't gibe with the rest of your posts!


Thanks for noticing my overall theme; it's sometimes hard to stand out from the crowd without extreme positions or anger. I was lazy proofreading the post you cited.
 
2020-03-26 8:30:02 AM  

The Envoy: Sean VasDeferens: When all of this is over hopefully people will never again use the words government and healthcare in the same sentence..

You seem to be under the incredibly poorly-informed, hugely myopic, utterly stupid and just plain fark-witted impression that this is somehow a failing in a system the US doesn't have and which dipsh*ts like you constantly rail against, but incredibly none of the countries which have these dastardly systems are f*cking their responses up nearly as badly as the US has/is.


Does Italy not exist in your reality?
 
2020-03-26 8:44:39 AM  

This text is now purple: The Envoy: Sean VasDeferens: When all of this is over hopefully people will never again use the words government and healthcare in the same sentence..

You seem to be under the incredibly poorly-informed, hugely myopic, utterly stupid and just plain fark-witted impression that this is somehow a failing in a system the US doesn't have and which dipsh*ts like you constantly rail against, but incredibly none of the countries which have these dastardly systems are f*cking their responses up nearly as badly as the US has/is.

Does Italy not exist in your reality?


Eh.  Their healthcare system is excellent.  The failing lies mostly with their government's slow response leading to the system being overwhelmed.  This is exactly what social distancing and isolation is about reducing.

Regardless, it does not show an inherent failing in universal healthcare systems which is what the renowned Trumpanzee and cognitively challenged poster I replied to was saying.
 
2020-03-26 10:37:33 AM  

jimjays: Well obviously businesses or people that say "fark the future" don't have much of a future and are a self-resolving problem


They just start up a new company with a new name.
It only self-resolves temporarily then span a new one
 
2020-03-26 1:38:27 PM  

Cythraul: Sean VasDeferens: When all of this is over hopefully people will never again use the words government and healthcare in the same sentence..

Are you trying to say the COVID19 situation shows the unnecessary / inefficacious nature of socialized medicine?

Because in my opinion, it proves the exact opposite.


In show's the government's inability to run anything competently, this applies to every nation on the planet.  Prove me wrong.
 
2020-03-26 1:58:35 PM  

Sean VasDeferens: Cythraul: Sean VasDeferens: When all of this is over hopefully people will never again use the words government and healthcare in the same sentence..

Are you trying to say the COVID19 situation shows the unnecessary / inefficacious nature of socialized medicine?

Because in my opinion, it proves the exact opposite.

In show's the government's inability to run anything competently, this applies to every nation on the planet.  Prove me wrong.


Well, it's not my responsibility to 'prove you wrong.'  I don't feel like taking the time to research credible links to provide to you that back up my opinion.

I will say this: doesn't seem logical for you to claim that government can't run anything competently when this government has barely tried to run a response to this at all.

If a governmental response is inherently inadequate for a public health crisis, then what is the proper response?  How can the private sector possibly organize and mobilize to deal with such a situation?

Lastly, your absolutism in your previous statements can easily be disproved.  "Government can't run anything."?  Does that include the military?   How about the USPS?  National weather service?  Our various security organizations?   The Tennessee Valley Authority?  The Apollo mission?

And so on... and so forth...
 
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