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(WFAA Fort Worth)   Sorry, Ft. Worth Farkers, despite a massive increase in COVID cases over the past two weeks, your city council has decided that spending Federal funds to track and treat new cases is just too difficult to accomplish   (wfaa.com) divider line
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1341 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Jul 2020 at 10:22 PM (3 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-07-14 7:02:39 PM  
<sigh>

/Not surprised
 
Xai [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2020-07-14 7:07:31 PM  
Honestly i agree with them - track and trace is for when you have a manageable number of cases
 
2020-07-14 7:17:04 PM  
Everyone on that city council has failed their city and needs to resign immediately.
 
2020-07-14 8:10:39 PM  
Work is hard.  Let's not try.
 
2020-07-14 8:16:20 PM  
What the article said is that they had *free* contact tracers from a local university, and didn't want to pay for it.  They said that they would rather hire a consultant and skim off the contract pay on a performance basis because it's federal government money.  I read somewhere that Tetra Tech, employer, is advertising epidemiology  services now.  They used to be environmental cleanup.  I know some ex-employees who were happy to be ex-employees.
 
2020-07-14 9:04:18 PM  
They're part of the conspiracy to keep this COVID HOAX going for as long as possible by organizing a dysfunctional response in order to trash the economy so god emperor Trump doesn't get reelected.
 
2020-07-14 10:24:48 PM  
That money is for rich people. Not to save your measly lives.
 
2020-07-14 10:29:36 PM  
"I haven't seen us get a lot of results out of, I guess what I want to know is completion," Whitely said. "I'd rather pay somebody to complete it and only pay them if they complete them than to pay for a bunch of folks ... as opposed to getting a vendor in here who we pay as they perform."

That's got to be about the most cromulent argument I've ever seen.
 
2020-07-14 10:31:01 PM  
In an article about contact tracing in Florida, I'd have expected a mention that context tracing in the entire state of Florida is at 2%.
Per https://covidactnow.org/?s=668112​.
 
2020-07-14 10:33:00 PM  
Wish I could say we're doing better at contact tracing here in Mass; we're not.

/they had 30,000 applicants for the tracer jobs
//still trying to figure out who, if any, to hire, as far as I can tell
 
2020-07-14 10:33:13 PM  
The federal assistance from the CARES Act would have been used toward the cost.

Doesn't say how much CARES would cover.
 
2020-07-14 10:40:49 PM  
Rifftrax was right about Ft. Worth
 
2020-07-14 10:44:21 PM  
Better to die a free man than to live as a sheeple under the jackbooted thuggery of the Soros/Gates/Obama/Pelosi/Clinton/Biden​/AOC/Antifa/BLM COVID-ocracy.

Not that the hoax Jjina flu would kill anyone anyway.
 
2020-07-14 10:47:00 PM  

Xai: Honestly i agree with them - track and trace is for when you have a manageable number of cases


And the number of possible exposures is kept to a reasonable number:

"Hi, how many people did you have contact with in the last 14 days?" 
"Well, there was the party at Joe's on the 4th. There were 20 people there. And 6 of us went to the beach on the 6th. It was so crowded! And the 120 people at Sara's funeral. She died of covid." 
". . . . "
 
2020-07-14 10:47:57 PM  
I had a rough time a few weeks ago; a supervisee told me that she met with me after she started feeling sick and had been tested for Covid-19, but before she got the results back. Surprise! Positive, two days later. She also shared that she missed part of her training because she got called by contact tracers.

Fortunately, she then quit, and I don't have to deal with her dumb ass any more. But I never got a phone call from contact tracers. Shouldn't I have?
 
2020-07-14 10:54:40 PM  

gonegirl: Fortunately, she then quit, and I don't have to deal with her dumb ass any more. But I never got a phone call from contact tracers. Shouldn't I have?


I wouldn't expect anything to work as intended right now. 

She got a test, it was positive, and there was actually an attempt at contact tracing. I, for one, am astonished at such an unabashed success in the Trump administration.
 
2020-07-14 11:04:09 PM  
 
2020-07-14 11:48:42 PM  
Texas will lose the battle with covids because they can't shoot and kill it or lock it up in an incarceration for profit prison.
 
2020-07-14 11:53:22 PM  
Someone should really write an app for this. Bonus points if you can make it play like a game, like Borderlands Science or something.  And before you scream about Orwell, keep in mind you've already made the same bargain for pretty much everything else you use.  At least the government has a mandate to look out for it's citizens and not profit.
 
2020-07-15 12:03:03 AM  

gonegirl: I had a rough time a few weeks ago; a supervisee told me that she met with me after she started feeling sick and had been tested for Covid-19, but before she got the results back. Surprise! Positive, two days later. She also shared that she missed part of her training because she got called by contact tracers.

Fortunately, she then quit, and I don't have to deal with her dumb ass any more. But I never got a phone call from contact tracers. Shouldn't I have?


You Gone Girl. See you in the afterlife as a fly. Just kidding. My aunt caught it and I never got a call from them, even though she she lives in the second floor apt that I own and live in. I just quarantined myself.
 
2020-07-15 12:06:27 AM  

sennoma: Work is hard.  Let's not try.


I hear it will set you free
 
2020-07-15 12:36:02 AM  
That's what you get for hiding most of the nation's gold supply!

/now let's see who fails to get the joke
 
2020-07-15 1:03:19 AM  

TheMaskedArmadillo: <sigh>

/Not surprised


Especially considering how racist the entire area is
 
2020-07-15 1:42:27 AM  

TomDooley: They're part of the conspiracy to keep this COVID HOAX going for as long as possible by organizing a dysfunctional response in order to trash the economy so god emperor Trump doesn't get reelected.


Good
 
2020-07-15 1:50:04 AM  

Invalid Litter Dept: At least the government has a mandate to look out for it's citizens and not profit.


Um, what country are you talking about?
 
2020-07-15 2:10:06 AM  
The folks that are anti-abortion sure are pro-plague.
 
2020-07-15 3:06:37 AM  
How's the supply of white flags doing?
 
2020-07-15 4:36:35 AM  

chitownmike: Invalid Litter Dept: At least the government has a mandate to look out for it's citizens and not profit.

Um, what country are you talking about?


Canada, you silly goose.
 
2020-07-15 8:36:17 AM  
That's county commissioners. The city council isn't actually that bad. Not by much. But they are better than the county commissioners.
 
2020-07-15 8:40:58 AM  

TheMaskedArmadillo: <sigh>

/Not surprised


Yep. Our city government is just barely above trash. Barely.
 
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