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(ProPublica)   Running a fake COVID testing lab is so much easier when you have political connections   (propublica.org) divider line
    More: Sick, Nevada, Polymerase chain reaction, Reno, Nevada, Northshore Clinical Labs, Health care, testing company, site antigen test, state mandate  
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2022-05-17 9:47:31 AM  
When you say "fake," I hear "alternative interpretation..."
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2022-05-17 10:11:10 AM  

beezeltown: When you say "fake," I hear "alternative interpretation..."
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𝅘𝅥𝅮 Nobody knows, the trouble I've seen 𝅘𝅥𝅮
 
2022-05-17 10:21:50 AM  
Contract said "provide testing" - not "provide accurate testing"

Whoopsie Daisy!
 
2022-05-17 10:23:27 AM  
This basic idea crossed my mind at beginning of Covid.  The FDA was panicking and similar business models were rampant.   
I would have shut it down after I got my first few million dollars though.

/ stupid morals
// I don't have political connections like that.
/// they could have gotten away with it but they were greedy
 
2022-05-17 10:29:37 AM  
What kind of janky scam is this? The could have come up with better results by flipping a coin. Conning people used to be a gentleman's game.
 
2022-05-17 10:32:27 AM  

skinude1: This basic idea crossed my mind at beginning of Covid.  The FDA was panicking and similar business models were rampant.   
I would have shut it down after I got my first few million dollars though.

/ stupid morals
// I don't have political connections like that.
/// they could have gotten away with it but they were greedy


I didn't see anything in TFA that suggests that they didn't get away with it
 
2022-05-17 10:33:02 AM  
And, of course, those numbers are still part of the state's data.

But to date, neither state nor county health officials have alerted the public to the inaccurate tests.

That's just one lab. Imagine how many more are out there, just like this one.

Northshore, which said it had operations in more than 20 states, pitched free COVID-19 testing...

Yep. The fun part is that the rapid tests we're now using don't even involve a lab, so the numbers reported by labs from folks like Northshore further skew the perception of COVID-19 transmission & impact - the reported lab results are like friggin' Nielsen families at this point, what with so many folks relying on quick at-home tests...
 
2022-05-17 10:34:02 AM  

Ragin' Asian: What kind of janky scam is this? The could have come up with better results by flipping a coin. Conning people used to be a gentleman's game.


You think 50% would have come back positive?
 
2022-05-17 10:34:41 AM  

AquaTatanka: We should've just done like TFG stated!  Stop Testing, Stop Covid!  OBVIOUSLY!


They did that in N. Korea and Russia and look at them, virtually no COVID at all.
 
2022-05-17 10:35:49 AM  

Call the Guy: skinude1: This basic idea crossed my mind at beginning of Covid.  The FDA was panicking and similar business models were rampant.   
I would have shut it down after I got my first few million dollars though.

/ stupid morals
// I don't have political connections like that.
/// they could have gotten away with it but they were greedy

I didn't see anything in TFA that suggests that they didn't get away with it


True, but this isn't done yet though.
They could have avoided this publicity by quitting about a year ago though.
 
2022-05-17 10:43:06 AM  
If you want COVID case counts to go down....
 
2022-05-17 10:46:23 AM  
Sheesh, they only missed 96%. Pobody's nerfect.
 
2022-05-17 10:47:58 AM  
This is why pencils have erasers.
 
2022-05-17 10:48:36 AM  
Ain't nothing gonna *cough* *wheeze* happen
 
2022-05-17 10:50:17 AM  
You know?  One 15 nanosecond wide beam blast from the Jewish Space Laser and all this COVID stuff would be vaporized.  Just have to reconfigure the primary array and transmit it to the secondary conduits creating a back pressure wave.   It's like a two button press on Mr. LaForge's console
 
2022-05-17 10:50:57 AM  
This is almost a working definition of capitalism and how opposed it is to socialism.   Let's call it the capitalist Aristocrats.

Capitalism is where private enterprise takes money from the government to supply services.  Socialism is where the government supplies the services directly.

Every bill in the government is to provide "capitalists" with money for making, whether or not they are currently in prison or just paying millions in fines for illegal activity.
 
2022-05-17 10:51:37 AM  
Donald Trump wanted to stop testing so Covid would go away... well these crafty devils found a better way to grift and still get the results they wanted. I fully expect Trump to nominate them for high positions in his next administration should he somehow manage to make it happen. High achievers right there.
 
2022-05-17 10:52:42 AM  
So much graft and almost zero oversight.
 
2022-05-17 10:58:25 AM  

MurphyMurphy: beezeltown: When you say "fake," I hear "alternative interpretation..."
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𝅘𝅥𝅮 Nobody knows, the trouble I've seen 𝅘𝅥𝅮


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2022-05-17 11:03:01 AM  
The brothers with "Chicago and Las Vegas connections" scream old money Mob to me.
I mean just wow.
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In Nevada, it contracted with Greg and Angelo Palivos, brothers with deep ties to both Chicago and Las Vegas, to build clientele and manage operations. Their father, Peter Palivos, is a prolific contributor to Nevada political campaigns and close enough with Gov. Steve Sisolak that the two met regularly in the early days of the governor's administration. (Peter Palivos also served time in prison on an obstruction of justice charge related to a fraud case in Chicago, though he maintained he was set up by the U.S. Attorney's Office for not helping prosecutors build a case against former Illinois Gov. George Ryan.)
 
2022-05-17 11:04:10 AM  
The authors don't understand: the subscribing entities wanted a laboratory that was willing to sign off on phony testing.  If there's any justice in this world, those engaging in such conduct will be subject to both criminal prosecution and a human rights tribunal.
 
2022-05-17 11:04:44 AM  

skinude1: This basic idea crossed my mind at beginning of Covid.  The FDA was panicking and similar business models were rampant.   
I would have shut it down after I got my first few million dollars though.

/ stupid morals
// I don't have political connections like that.
/// they could have gotten away with it but they were greedy


They're still getting away with it.
 
2022-05-17 11:05:49 AM  
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2022-05-17 11:11:31 AM  

BitwiseShift: This is almost a working definition of capitalism and how opposed it is to socialism.   Let's call it the capitalist Aristocrats.

Capitalism is where private enterprise takes money from the government to supply services.  Socialism is where the government supplies the services directly.

Every bill in the government is to provide "capitalists" with money for making, whether or not they are currently in prison or just paying millions in fines for illegal activity.


Capitalism is also no less than 10x more expensive than socialism per service rendered.
 
2022-05-17 11:12:51 AM  

beezeltown: When you say "fake," I hear "alternative interpretation..."
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Omg. I'm pooping so cant Google....did that trial get over???
 
2022-05-17 11:20:12 AM  
Harry Reid's branch of conservative Democrats were involved in this. Gov. Sisi lake was endorsed by Obama, Biden, HRC, and other "moderate" organizations.

Let's give the Third Way a hand, everybody. They didn't just make me sick this time, they made everybody sick.
 
2022-05-17 11:25:22 AM  

misanthropicsob: Harry Reid's branch of conservative Democrats were involved in this. Gov. Sisi lake was endorsed by Obama, Biden, HRC, and other "moderate" organizations.

Let's give the Third Way a hand, everybody. They didn't just make me sick this time, they made everybody sick.


"Sisi lake" autocorrect? Really?

Democratic Gov. Sisolak was really good friends with these clowns and went golfing with the company's owners' father who also served time for corruption in a fraud case.

Just, all around, this is a huge failboat.
 
2022-05-17 11:37:15 AM  

Ragin' Asian: Conning people used to be a gentleman's game.


Gentlemen Bastards
 
2022-05-17 12:22:18 PM  
In fairness, if you don't believe COVID is real, why spend the time developing a test that works? Everyone just tests negative.
 
2022-05-17 12:55:10 PM  
"Missed." LOL

When people don't want to find or don't care about finding something, they usually don't.
 
2022-05-17 1:24:58 PM  
Meh. It's mostly killing anti science loons now, so...Darwin wins again.
 
2022-05-17 1:42:28 PM  
Amateurs!

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2022-05-17 2:09:46 PM  

misanthropicsob: misanthropicsob: Harry Reid's branch of conservative Democrats were involved in this. Gov. Sisi lake was endorsed by Obama, Biden, HRC, and other "moderate" organizations.

Let's give the Third Way a hand, everybody. They didn't just make me sick this time, they made everybody sick.

"Sisi lake" autocorrect? Really?

Democratic Gov. Sisolak was really good friends with these clowns and went golfing with the company's owners' father who also served time for corruption in a fraud case.

Just, all around, this is a huge failboat.


That is correct. Also, most of these Farkers won't care.
 
2022-05-17 3:27:26 PM  

tfresh: misanthropicsob: misanthropicsob: Harry Reid's branch of conservative Democrats were involved in this. Gov. Sisi lake was endorsed by Obama, Biden, HRC, and other "moderate" organizations.

Let's give the Third Way a hand, everybody. They didn't just make me sick this time, they made everybody sick.

"Sisi lake" autocorrect? Really?

Democratic Gov. Sisolak was really good friends with these clowns and went golfing with the company's owners' father who also served time for corruption in a fraud case.

Just, all around, this is a huge failboat.

That is correct. Also, most of these Farkers won't care.


Ever notice how quiet these threads get when the Democrats get caught being corrupt as fark?
 
2022-05-18 12:38:03 AM  

misanthropicsob: tfresh: misanthropicsob: misanthropicsob: Harry Reid's branch of conservative Democrats were involved in this. Gov. Sisi lake was endorsed by Obama, Biden, HRC, and other "moderate" organizations.

Let's give the Third Way a hand, everybody. They didn't just make me sick this time, they made everybody sick.

"Sisi lake" autocorrect? Really?

Democratic Gov. Sisolak was really good friends with these clowns and went golfing with the company's owners' father who also served time for corruption in a fraud case.

Just, all around, this is a huge failboat.

That is correct. Also, most of these Farkers won't care.

Ever notice how quiet these threads get when the Democrats get caught being corrupt as fark?


Meh. They're just humans.

It's how you know who on here has any credibility.
 
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