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Romney and Sinema say feds 'behind
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Posted By: tisHimself, 4/27/2020 7:46:54 AM

Sens. Mitt Romney and Kyrsten Sinema are raising alarms that the federal government is “behind the curve” in tallying the scope of the coronavirus’s spread in the United States, pressing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to quickly devise a real-time national system for tracking the pandemic. The Utah Republican and Arizona Democrat sent a letter to CDC Director Robert Redfield on Thursday laying out the challenges the United States is facing in trying to assess an accurate national picture for the disease’s creep across the country. So far, more than 850,000 Americans have contracted the virus and over 43,500 have died. The bipartisan pair conclude

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Reply 1 - Posted by: felixcat 4/27/2020 7:57:22 AM (No. 392886)
Oh please. In all the previous decades of dealing with whatever strain of flu or other virus was going around, no one mentioned "social distancing", wearing masks, etc but all of a sudden for this virus, it's the end of the world. Almost every death in this country is being counted as a COVI-19 death. 43,000 deaths (inflated number) in a country of 330 million. Enough with the scaremongering.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: snapper451 4/27/2020 8:00:02 AM (No. 392893)
And what would these two morons have done differently? Romney, supposedly, is/was a businessman who should know about supply chains. In weeks we have essentially created these tests for a virus no one knew anything about weeks ago. The Obama administration left behind nothing to help including a system where state health departments conducted tests. This entire effort has been saved by the private sector, companies like Abbott, Roche, LabCorp and others who were all targeted and discouraged from innovation by the Obamacare tax on medical devices. I know because I work with a company that has been trying to get a test approved by the FDA and under normal circumstances it is not easy. President Trump has literally moved mountains to get Dr. Hahn and the FDA to change their ways and respond quickly. Bottom line, a cheap shot from Judas Romney and the bisexual attention seeker Sinema.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: unionriverman2316 4/27/2020 8:01:34 AM (No. 392895)
The only thing I care about re "mittens" is that every time he opens his treasonous mouth he worsens the (supposed) climate issues by adding to the C02 and wastes otherwise good oxygen!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MickTurn 4/27/2020 8:09:06 AM (No. 392910)
Well Mitty boy, if YOU were in charge all the CV patients would be traveling across America spreading their sickness in a cage on top of cars.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Venturer 4/27/2020 8:25:42 AM (No. 392950)
The bipartisan pair conclude---------------- Bi-partisan Bwahahahaha
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 4/27/2020 8:34:15 AM (No. 392960)
Pierre Delecto, I got news for you, bro. YOU are the one behind the curve. Way, way behind. Have the Utah voters committed to recalling you yet?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Clinger 4/27/2020 8:38:21 AM (No. 392965)
Note to dumbasses: If we are behind in testing to grasp the scope then we are ahead in our estimate of the severity. I'm pretty sure we have been measuring people staggering into the ER gasping for breath close to 100% all along. For the rest of us who are curious about that funny feeling in the throat who now can go to a drive through test site, I'm darned sure we missed those until very recently.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Sunhan65 4/27/2020 8:45:02 AM (No. 392969)
Romney is the Underminer. He is beneath all of us, but nothing is beneath him. (H/T "The Incredibles").
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Hazymac 4/27/2020 8:50:06 AM (No. 392970)
Although Romney has more than four years remaining in his Senate term, he really ought to resign his seat and give it up to a Republican who will work with the president. I voted for this centrist backstabber in 2012 because there wasn't a good choice. Get lost, Mitt. You're gumming up the works.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bur Oak 4/27/2020 8:56:32 AM (No. 392983)
CDC Robert Redfield ought to be looking to retire or for another job due to his failure in the current job.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: hershey 4/27/2020 9:11:37 AM (No. 393001)
Sinema, Sinema...isn't that where we used to go to see a movie????
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 4/27/2020 9:14:52 AM (No. 393007)
Romney... Always ready to shiv Trump in the back!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: chance_232 4/27/2020 9:17:02 AM (No. 393011)
Romney doesn't know squat about supply chains, manufacturing or development. Romney ran an investment company, where only the bottom line matters. How a company gets to the bottom line is their problem.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: texaspast 4/27/2020 9:22:52 AM (No. 393019)
Will no one rid us of this meddlesome mormon? Utah? Utah? [crickets]
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Reply 15 - Posted by: wakeupcall 4/27/2020 9:31:31 AM (No. 393026)
Remember these are only final estimates by the CDC as no one kept accurate track or simple made up numbers of The Swine Flu. I wonder why? Democrat controlled government of Obama perhaps? I believe the CDC are making up numbers of the CCP COVID-19 to make the virus sound over one hundred times, or more, worse than it is, in their efforts to destroy America from within while their is a republican semi-controlled government via President Trump and the Senate. All the while, the Marxist Communist democrat controlled House does everything they can to make things worse than they actually are. The CDC final report in May 2011 says it infected over 60.8 Million people their guessing range is from (43.3 to 89.3 million) in America. Their report says hospitalizations were 274,304, their guessing range is from (195,086 to 402,719) in America. Their report says deaths were 12,469 their guessing range is from (8868 to 18,306) in America. In truth this report isn't worth .02 cents.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Kafka2 4/27/2020 9:34:28 AM (No. 393028)
FTA: “850,000 have contracted the virus and over 43,500 have died” First, the 850,000 figure is only the ones we know about. There is pretty good evidence that the number with little or no symptoms, that we don’t know about, would double the number who have contracted the virus. And, asking the CDC to come with a system to track the epidemic is a joke. The have been several orders of magnitude high in projecting the death rate and their test had a 33% error rate. They have consistently a day late and a dollar short the whole time.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Jethro bo 4/27/2020 9:36:03 AM (No. 393030)
Oh Mittens. The Federal goobernment SET the curve after it INVENTED the curve. Why do you think things are so screwed up Now?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: MDConservative 4/27/2020 9:43:58 AM (No. 393040)
Romney makes another pre-presidential campaign appearance.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: TJ54 4/27/2020 9:46:41 AM (No. 393045)
This is the last time I click on a story with Mittens Romney being subject matter. If I saw him on the street, I would urinate on him
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Pook60 4/27/2020 9:50:14 AM (No. 393053)
Thank goodness there is a real-time method for knowing when Romney is wrong. It's when his lips are moving.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: oldmagnolia 4/27/2020 9:51:03 AM (No. 393056)
Didn't know Romney and the other bimbo were epidemiologists.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: bigfatslob 4/27/2020 9:56:27 AM (No. 393070)
I'm like the coyote with his foot caught in a trap and gnaws it off to escape that's how I look at my right hand for pulling the lever for the putz Romney. I want to banish my right hand for pulling the lever for Romney and McCain and feel ill when I think about it.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 4/27/2020 10:49:58 AM (No. 393136)
Actually, I think that Snit is a bimbo.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 4/27/2020 11:00:41 AM (No. 393155)
Synema is a ditz! Looks like poor Pierre can't find any friends to play with him any longer.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: SALady 4/27/2020 11:38:06 AM (No. 393195)
Anyone else notice that true Republicans (which leaves out RINO Romney) and other conservatives look at the Coronavirus as being not nearly as bad as the "experts" were warning us. They preach caution, but not fear and anguish, and look at all the positives that are coming from this. Demon-Rats, lie-berals, and RINO's (like Romney), on the other hand, want to play this to be as horrible and scary as possible. It's almost like they would rather see millions of Americans suffer and die as long as it hurts their president, Donald Trump!!!! You would almost think that it's a political thing for them above all. But, no, nobody could be that evil -- could they?!?!?!? (And, yes, I am being sarcastic -- of course it's a political thing for the lie-berals, and yes, they do want millions of Americans to be hurt and die just so it will hurt their president, Donald Trump!!! They don't even try to pretend otherwise!!! Pure evil!!!!!)
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Starboard_side 4/27/2020 12:11:05 PM (No. 393238)
The first tests from the CDC were flawed, and delayed for weeks. The over-regulation prevented private industry from being involved sooner. Once the Trump administration removed most of the regulations, private industry stepped up QUICKLY and had multiple tests being readily available. State governments were preventing people from getting tested, wanting to ensure those who exhibited what they knew as symptoms had a test available. Of course, you only test people who show the symptoms you will expect an increase in cases showing positive. What seems to not be reported very much are the recovered which should be much higher by now, but not likely being tracked.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: chiller 4/27/2020 12:23:56 PM (No. 393254)
More testing=more cases. The number of cases is virtually meaningless, other than to inform how mild and less lethal the WuFlu actually is. So many are asymptomatic. When the public realizes number of cases is GOOD news, they're gonna' be P'Od. We've been had, and are still being had. This scare headline will be used as justification to continue stay-at-home and lockdowns in liberal meccas. If that hurts DjT's economy, so sad. Who cares about the well being of their constituents ? They obviously do not.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 4/27/2020 12:42:19 PM (No. 393278)
Rummey and Dummy. In the last week, the number of daily tests done in the US has almost doubled. However, NO ONE has a solid handle on this NEW virus yet and it is unlikely we will in the immediate future no matter how much Rummey whines about it. "pressing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to quickly devise a real-time national system for tracking the pandemic" Yes sir boss, the bureaucracy will get right on it. Everyone else is trying to run this thing in real time and Rummey is dreaming about pie-in-the-sky reports that probably won't be available for another year or more. No, we DON'T have enough data. We will not have enough data anytime soon. Responding to a new, evolving situation means you have to make some guesses based on best available data and act. You adjust as you go along. You can't wait to gather information and do a study. Rummey wants the shelter of enough information from the "experts" before he risks his neck in political action. Criticizing best efforts is NOT useful.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: john56 4/27/2020 12:43:25 PM (No. 393282)
Who cares what Mittens thinks?
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Justcurious 4/27/2020 12:56:52 PM (No. 393295)
MItt was a vulture capitalist, not a businessman. Plus he's insufferable.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Foghorn 4/27/2020 1:36:50 PM (No. 393352)
Romney didn't do his job in the first place on the replenishing the medical supplies that were depleted by the former regime. He had really done nothing as a Senator and now wants to be the person to criticize the current administration. He's a RINO that really doesn't do the Senate any favors.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: DVC 4/27/2020 1:53:51 PM (No. 393369)
Yeah, these are definitely the two rocket scientists that I seek out for tech info. Eye roll. I don't believe anything Romney says, ever, and Sinema seems to be a few bricks shy of a load most of the time.
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