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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/07/top-us-immunologist-quits-health-role-over-trump-covid-response-rick-bright


Top US immunologist quits health role over Trump Covid response


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Dr Rick Bright says administration ‘ignores scientific expertise and overrules public health guidance’
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The ousted director of the office involved in developing a coronavirus vaccine has quit his post at the National Institutes of Health, charging that the Trump administration “ignores scientific expertise, overrules public health guidance and disrespects career scientists”.

Dr Rick Bright, a whistleblower who crossed swords with the Trump administration over claims his warnings over both coronavirus and the utility of hydroxychloroquine were ignored, left his role complaining that his plan to develop a national testing infrastructure had also been sidelined.

Bright is an immunologist who formerly headed the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, a department of health and human services (HHS) agency that works to prepare the nation for such threats as a pandemic or a bioterrorism attack. That agency is now playing a central role in the campaign to deliver a coronavirus vaccine.

Lawyers for Bright say he was sidelined at the National Institutes of Health, where he had been transferred this spring after being ousted as head of a biodefense agency, adding that the NIH had ignored a national coronavirus testing strategy that Bright developed because he had become politically toxic within the Trump administration.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/politics/more-covid-19-cases-surface-on-capitol-hill-amid-white-house-diagnoses/2438528/
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

trump saying he feels the best he has in 20 years, in fox interview last night proves he is lying again, he was coughing and hacking. He is not well.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back up to 60,000 cases a day. Agent orange busy super-spreading.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

World-wide numbers. There was a time when the richest and most scientifically talented country in the world would provide leadership in global pandemics. It ended when Trump eliminated those efforts.

Like it or not, our economy depends on travel and trade with the rest of the world.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who saw this coming from the WHO, not the Who, but the WHO?
Just when many think they have it all figured out, they don't.
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The World Health Organisation has backflipped on its original COVID-19 stance after calling for world leaders to stop locking down their countries and economies.

Dr. David Nabarro from the WHO appealed to world leaders yesterday, telling them to stop “using lockdowns as your primary control method” of the coronavirus.

He also claimed that the only thing lockdowns achieved was poverty – with no mention of the potential lives saved.

“Lockdowns just have one consequence that you must never ever belittle, and that is making poor people an awful lot poorer,” he said.

https://www.news.com.au/world/coronavirus/global/coronavirus-who-backflips-on-virus-stance-by-condemning-lockdowns/news-story/f2188f2aebff1b7b291b297731c3da74
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NW--if you have been paying attention, you understand that we know a lot more about this virus than we did the first few months. We've found that the most dangerous things are large events with shouting--football crowds and Trump rallies?

There are methods to manage, all it takes is good science--and someone who pays attention to science not adulation.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back to lockdown. Conservative leader. Coincidence?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is an amazing article about how genetic mutations can be used as part of a control strategy. Much of the pandemics lessons have been about the benefits of a national health care system--and the risks of one based on insurance, profits and employer funding.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/health/coronavirus-genetic-code/?utm_campaign=wp_post_most&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_most&carta-url=https%3A%2F%2Fs2.washingtonpost.com%2Fcar-ln-tr%2F2c1ebfe%2F5f85d41e9d2fda0efb480d05%2F5976d6ccade4e26514ba9956%2F8%2F70%2F8ba363ebb1318fc3ab3f1d8fae82da47

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But the U.K. had done something in the early days of the pandemic that the United States and many other nations had not. It funded a national push to repeatedly decode the coronavirus genome as it made its way across the country. The process reveals tiny, otherwise invisible changes in the virus’s genetic code, leaving a fingerprint that gives scientists valuable glimpses into how the disease is spreading. It’s a cutting-edge technique that was not widely available in previous global pandemics but that researchers think can help hasten the end of this one....

communities around the country.

In the case of the six British patients, sequencing revealed they had been infected by almost identical sub-strains of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes covid-19. Epidemiologists soon determined that all six had visited the same outpatient dialysis clinic on the same day of the week. Many had ridden in the same small transport van that regularly brought patients for treatment from across the surrounding area.

Officials promptly put in place new safety measures, including mandatory masks and intense cleaning of the van and the chairs at the dialysis clinic.

And, you know, we’ve had no further cases,” said Estée Török, an infectious-disease expert at the University of Cambridge who helped decipher the outbreak. Studying the virus’s genome “helps to highlight cryptic or hidden transmission. That’s the real power of it — you can detect outbreaks and act while they’re happening.”


And so forth. Worth a read.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/white-house-killed-cdc-mask-requirement-on-transportation-nyt-93574213535?cid=eml_mra_20201013




White House killed CDC mask requirement on transportation: NYT


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Olivia Troye, former aide to Mike Pence on the White House Coronavirus Task Force, affirms New York Times reporting that the CDC had intended to require everyone on public and commercial transportation to wear a mask, but the Trump White House blocked the order.

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