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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 10:27 PM

White House Opposes Expanded Virus Testing, Complicating Stimulus Talks

Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/white-hous

WASHINGTON — In late September, a Nobel Prize-winning economist emailed Dr. Scott W. Atlas, a White House coronavirus adviser, in what he saw as a last-ditch effort to persuade the Trump administration to embrace a sharp increase in testing and isolating infected patients. The plan, meant to appeal to a president who has complained that positive tests make his administration look bad, would not “generate any new confirmed cases.”

Dr. Atlas, a radiologist, told the economist, Paul Romer of New York University, that there was no need to do the sort of testing he was proposing.

“That’s not appropriate health care policy,” Dr. Atlas wrote.

Dr. Atlas went on to mention a theory that the virus can be arrested once a small percentage of the United States population contracts it. He said there was a “likelihood that only 25 or 20 percent of people need the infection,” an apparent reference to a threshold for so-called herd immunity that epidemiologists have widely disputed.

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That is right ladies and gentlemen. The US pandemic response is being based on a glorified X-Ray technician who is happy to play yes man to Trump's latest conspiracies.

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TomCADem Oct 16 OP
BootinUp Oct 16 #1
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Saturday #4
Nexus2 Sunday #5
sakabatou Oct 16 #2
riversedge Saturday #3

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 10:35 PM

1. he pulled that right out of his ass

i havent seen any reputable source for that.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:53 PM

4. Trump likes herd immunity because it means he doesn't need to do shit.

He can run around on Air Force One and claim the virus is going away, and blame the Democratic governors for states with high death rates because it doesn't -- even though the rate in red states are as bad or worse than those in blue -- and tell every one that no one else could do what he's done.

Donald J. Trump is a mass murderer.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:12 AM

5. Exaclty

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 10:53 PM

2. *headdesk*

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:05 PM

3. it is not worth it.

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