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Saturday, August 01, 2020

The Trump administration told hospitals to stop reporting data to the CDC, and report it to HHS instead. Vice President Mike Pence said the information would continue to be released publicly. It hasn't worked out as promised.

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It appears as if everything is working (or, more correctly, not working) precisely as the White House had intended it to.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-31 05:52 PM | Reply

Ha, was just about to post this very article and was scanning to see if it wasn't already posted.

Well, at least the Trumpers can rest assured that the COVID-19 data is, in fact, unreliable.

Winning!

#2 | Posted by horstngraben at 2020-07-31 08:51 PM | Reply

The last 3 paragraphs are dumbfounding, the least being:

"It's worth mentioning that as we moved toward this change we were approaching the number that would have met or exceeded the maximum hospitalization we'd seen during the virus," Dillon told Healthcare IT News. "We went dark at the same time we were getting close to what our previous peak was. Moving from a known platform that all of the individuals could easily manipulate ... has harmed our ability to have that situational awareness."

Trump tweeting today when he saw the graph of the US COVID-19 cases versus the EU and other comparable countries in the world.
"If we had no testing, or bad testing, we would show very few CASES.."

#3 | Posted by YAV at 2020-07-31 09:32 PM | Reply

@#3

You mean like this one?

...Meanwhile, an investigation by NPR noted that there were irregularities in the process used by the Trump administration to grant TeleTracking Technologies the $10.2 million contract to set up the federal database. In particular, the CEO of the Pittsburgh-based company has links to the Trump Organization. Congressional investigators are now looking into the matter....
[emphasis mine]

Pres Trump gave the critical hospital data project, not to a company that was qualified, but to a company that seems to be loyal to him.

Pres Trump may be draining the swamp, but he is refilling it, and then some, with Trump-branded miasmatic bog.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-08-01 10:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#4 - It just doesn't end with this President. Wow.

#5 | Posted by YAV at 2020-08-01 10:18 AM | Reply

The healthcare in this country would be much better if we closed all the hospitals...
-A deep thinking yet clueless hero to dozens of mouth breathers

#6 | Posted by catdog at 2020-08-01 11:45 AM | Reply

@#4

... an investigation by NPR noted that there were irregularities in the process used by the Trump administration to grant TeleTracking Technologies the $10.2 million contract to set up the federal database. ...

Probably one of the reasons why Pres Trump is so anti-media.   ;)

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-08-01 12:08 PM | Reply

So? It's not illegal and it's good for Trumpy.

Which means it's good for America.

Too much accurate information is not good for you America.

Because it's not good for Trumpy.

Now...

Shut up and get in the Van.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-01 12:30 PM | Reply

A lot less than reported. Most lie.

#9 | Posted by Sniper at 2020-08-01 12:55 PM | Reply

A lot less than reported. Most lie.

#9 | POSTED BY SNIPER

That's just brilliant snippy.

How do people lie about being hospitalized for the Rona?

Hospitals keep records and most people are not like you and lie as a habit.

Only ~38% of us are apparently liars and who still believe in Trumpy lies.

That is not "most".

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-01 01:16 PM | Reply

#4 | Posted by LampLighter

Guess who was hired to take over the newly created HHS COVID reporting system for info formerly reported to the CDC?

Trump supporter Peter Thiel's company, Palatir. They also manage the database for ICE

10 things to know about Palantir and TeleTracking, which power the HHS COVID-19 data system

Friday, July 17th, 2020 Print | Email

The Trump administration directed hospitals to send COVID-19 data directly to HHS instead of the CDC on July 10, which hospitals had been doing for the past several months.

The agency has a federal contract with Palantir Technologies to power the platform that aggregates data for the project, called HHS Protect.

#11 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-08-01 07:43 PM | Reply

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