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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Claims by President Trump that the U.S. leads the world in testing for coronavirus are not true, as a chart prepared by the BBC illustrates. South Korea and Italy have approached a rate of testing 800 out of every 100,000 people in the the country. The U.S. by comparison has tested 300 per 100,000. Epidemiologists say the pandemic can't be controlled without adequate testing. World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, "We cannot stop this pandemic if we do not know who is infected."

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How many posts until Mackris et al lie about testing under Obama?

#1 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-03-31 12:05 PM | Reply

How many posts until Mackris et al lie about testing under Obama?

#1 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-03-

Can't we just admit that President Obama has screwed up this COVID-19 thing?

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-31 12:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

After the false start, the catch up and current rate of testing has been amazing.

#3 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-03-31 12:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

"After the false start, the catch up and current rate of testing has been amazing"

I, for one, am certainly amazed.

#4 | Posted by contrecoup at 2020-03-31 12:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

After the false start

#3 | Posted by visitor

Who are you talking about here?

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-31 12:23 PM | Reply

current rate of testing has been amazing.

#3 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-03-31 12:17

Do you think it will keep the death count under the population of Alaska?

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-31 12:25 PM | Reply

After the false start, the catch up and current rate of testing has been amazing.

By what metric?

#7 | Posted by JOE at 2020-03-31 01:01 PM | Reply

South Korea had their first confirmed case of Coronavirus the same day as the United States.

Take a look at their situation and compare it to ours.

#8 | Posted by JOE at 2020-03-31 01:01 PM | Reply

#4 www.nytimes.com But I suspect you're just trolling.
#6 Not qualified to say. But social distancing seems to be working.

#9 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-03-31 01:02 PM | Reply

Thanks to Governor Inslee's early actions in Washington State and the University of Washington we got our own test created and out to test medical staff and first responders earlier than anybody else in the country and have been testing larger percentages than anybody else in the country. Add to that Governor Inslee's the early social distancing directives and in spite of all the grousing I've seen on Facebook his early closure of schools the early stay home order and it looks like we've flattened the curve here. Maybe Dems should re-assess his potential to be POTUS, because he's done a great job in getting ahead of this crisis in spite of the total lack of leadership coming out of the Drumpf Regime.

#10 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-03-31 01:32 PM | Reply

By what metric?

Vernon's Calculator.

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-03-31 01:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

the catch up and current rate of testing has been amazing.

#3 | POSTED BY VISITOR_

It's improving. I wouldn't say it's amazing.

#12 | Posted by jpw at 2020-03-31 01:54 PM | Reply

the catch up and current rate of testing has been amazing.

#3 | POSTED BY VISITOR_

Scoring 1 touchdown in the 5th Quarter when you are down by 28 points doesn't win you the game.

#13 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-03-31 02:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"I haven't heard about testing in weeks. We've tested more now than any nation in the world. We've got these great tests and we'll come out with another one tomorrow where it's, you know, almost instantaneous testing. But I haven't heard about testing being a problem."

- Donald "Maybe I should have been a doctor" Trump

#14 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-03-31 02:11 PM | Reply

Holy @#$%

Trump: "I know South Korea better than anybody. It's a very tight. Do you know how many people are in Seoul? Do you know how big the city of Seoul is? Thirty-eight million people. That's bigger than anything we have."

Seoul has 9.7 million people.

#15 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-03-31 02:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I'm not a football expert. How would you be in the 5th quarter if you were already down by 28 points?

#16 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-03-31 02:40 PM | Reply

#15 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar

To be fair if you throw in the whole Seoul metro area it still is less than 26 million...

#17 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-03-31 04:27 PM | Reply

#16 | Posted by visitor_

Please don't be deliberately obtuse.

#18 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-03-31 04:50 PM | Reply

>that test rate
get ready for the numbers to jump up a lot more. increase will be mostly due to increase in testing, not necessarily reflecting sudden increase in actual infection

#19 | Posted by berserkone at 2020-04-01 04:36 AM | Reply

We're watching two exponential growth curves super-positioned. Not sure how useful testing is now that the virus is out and can't be contained except in geographically isolated areas.

We now need a test for people that have beaten the virus and are safe to go back to work.

#20 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-04-01 08:53 AM | Reply

Our current rate of testing is like if we hit that bulls-eye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate.

#21 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-04-01 08:56 AM | Reply

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