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HHS whistleblower claims US workers received coronavirus evacuees without proper precautions

Source: CNN

(CNN)A whistleblower at the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking federal protection after complaining that more than a dozen workers who received the first Americans evacuated from Wuhan, China, lacked proper training or protective gear for coronavirus infection control.

"We are hopeful that Congress and the OSC will investigate this case in a timely and comprehensive manner," Ari Wilkenfeld, a lawyer for the whistleblower, told CNN. "This matter concerns HHS's response to the coronavirus, and its failure to protect its employees and potentially the public. The retaliatory efforts to intimidate and silence our client must be opposed."
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The Washington Post was first to report on the complaint and cited a redacted complaint obtained from lawyers alleges that HHS staff were "improperly deployed" and "were not properly trained or equipped to operate in a public health emergency situation." The whistleblower also alleges she was unfairly reassigned after raising concerns.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/27/politics/hhs-whistleblower-coronavirus/index.html

For those who may need reminding, calling any of our candidates a communist or insinuating

that any are communists is right out of the fascist GOP handbook & only helps tRrump, not your candidate.

Remember this tweet from tRump about President Obama's Ebola czar?

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This lifelong con artist won't be happy until he kills every American, I don't consider anyone in the criminal republican party an American.

For the second time in my life I will be voting for Bernie Sanders in a presidential primary

He is my choice to run for president of the United States. I have followed Senator Sanders for over a decade, had brunch with Bernie every Friday for almost 10 years via the TH show. Everything he is passionate about I am also. I was going to hold out a little longer, Warren was my very close second choice, but I will be voting soon & have made my choice, I believe Bernie is the force we need, not only to beat the fascists but to begin to undue the damage fascism has done to this country.

Watched Laurie Garrett, author of The Coming Plague, on Maddow talking about Covid 19

had enough of the divisive debate & damn, the news is even worse than I thought. She thinks this could be as bad as the 1918 flu pandemic. By the way, I thought it was interesting that she didn't shake hands, only does fist bumps.

The US is telling Americans with pre-existing conditions to avoid trips to Italy

Source: Business Insider

The Center for Disease Control issued a travel warning for Italy, after more then 200 cases of the novel COVID-19 were discovered in the northern region of the country.

At least six people have died from the virus. The CDC issued a level 2 warning, urging Americans who are "high risk travellers" to reconsider "non-essential" travel. Older individuals or those pre-existing conditions should try and avoid travel to the country.

Additionally, while the CDC is not recommending an entire ban on travel, it does encourage travelers to avoid people who are sick and wash their hands for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer more frequently.

Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/cdc-issues-travel-warning-italy-covid-19-concerns-2020-2

New predictions from a Harvard professor is that up to 70% of the worlds population will get Covid, Mainly because, like the flu, 10-15% who get it have no symptoms making it harder to contain. It seems that the elderly & those with chronic diseases are most at risk.

Ok, putin & tRump have really stirred things up on DU the last few days, their cyber war seems to be

working as planned, create party division, undercut the top candidates, help tRump steal 4 more years. But, I believe those here with hurt feelings, who fell for the propaganda will take a time out, looks at the big picture, who is the real enemy & vote & support whomever becomes our nominee.

Trump Expected to Name Richard Grenell as Acting Head of Intelligence

Source: NYT

The move would place a Trump loyalist atop the intelligence agencies long viewed skeptically by the White House.

WASHINGTON — President Trump was expected to name Richard Grenell, the American ambassador to Germany, to be the acting director of national intelligence, three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Mr. Grenell, whose outspokenness throughout his career as a political operative and then as ambassador has prompted criticism, is a vocal Trump loyalist who will lead a group of national security agencies often viewed skeptically by the White House.

He would take over from Joseph Maguire, who has served as the acting director of national intelligence since the resignation last summer of Dan Coats, a former Republican senator from Indiana. Mr. Grenell, who has pushed to advance gay rights in his current post, would apparently also be the first openly gay cabinet member.

Mr. Grenell did not respond to a request for comment, nor did a White House spokesman. The people familiar with the move cautioned that the president had a history of changing his mind on personnel decisions after they were revealed in the news media.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/19/us/politics/dni-national-intelligence-director-grenell.html

Lev Parnas told the Daily Beast that Grenell agreed to give a "heads up" to Kremlin-connected oligarch Dmitry Firtash if DOJ was about to move to extradite him to face trial here

Bernie isn't the first candidate to be attacked with the "socialism" fear both from the GOP & his

own party & I'm always amazed at the amount of attacks Bernie gets right here on DU for his fight for We The People


Disgracing vets with Purple Hearts is a GOP tradition

updated 8/31/2004 1:26:38 PM

NEW YORK — Democrats on Tuesday accused the GOP leadership of organizing a demonstration against candidate John Kerry’s war record, calling “purple heart bandages” handed out by a convention delegate a slap at all veterans who have won the decoration.

“They insulted the United States of America, even though the president belatedly supported the combat record of John Kerry,” said Rep. Charles Rangel of New York, a military veteran himself.

Republican Chairman Ed Gillespie asked delegate Morton Blackwell of Arlington, Va., to quit handing out the bandages, which carried the message: “It was just a self-inflicted scratch, but you see I got a Purple Heart for it.”

The purple heart bandages were visible on some delegates Monday afternoon but were not in evidence by Monday night when party members delivered the convention’s first major speeches. Blackwell had distributed about 250 of the bandages.

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