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Monday, August 10, 2020

Bill Gates discusses Covid-19 testing on Fareed Zakaria GPS: "[I]n the case of the United States, they opened up their bars, they didn't do much in the way of wearing masks. And so those areas became this second wave. Not a rebound out of New York, New Jersey, but instead those regions. And so that's where Europe and the U.S. are quite different. Our testing, of course, to this day, it's mind-blowing that because you can't get the federal government to improve the testing because they just want to say how great it is, you know, I've said to them, look, have a CDC Web site that prioritizes who gets tested. That's trivial to do. They won't pay attention to that. I've said, don't reimburse any tests where the result goes back after three days. You're paying billions of dollars in this very inequitable way to get the most worthless test results of any country in the world. Then you've created this incentive for the commercial guys to have long lines because you do not -- you just want to waste government money. You pay as much for the late result as the timely result. No other country has the testing insanity because they won't talk about fixing it because they're -- you know, they think they need to just keep acting like they've done a competent job."

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You think it's bad under Trump, but Obama didn't do any coronavirus testing at all!

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-10 08:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 5

It is nice to hear from someone from outside The Wall.

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-10 10:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Bill Gates made billions putting information into people's hands.
Trumplibunkerboi borrowed and lost billions running businesses designed to make the rich feel wealthy.

Let that sink in

#3 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-08-11 08:51 AM | Reply

shocker- everyone in Sweden ain't keeling over... whatever.

#4 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2020-08-11 11:44 AM | Reply

Everyone in America ain't keeling over either.
Only 166,680 people.
Barely anybody really.
Who's even gonna miss 'em?
Not you, AuntieSocial.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-11 11:53 AM | Reply

shocker- everyone in Sweden ain't keeling over... whatever.

#4 | POSTED BY AUNTIESOCIAL

Shocker! Auntie doesn't have a clue what's going on outside her bubble and outside The Wall.

"Worst hit of all have been Sweden's elderly. In a country of ten million, more than 5000 people aged 70 or above have died in the pandemic.

It is a national tragedy that has been accompanied by horror stories of death waves in care homes and of elderly patients receiving lethal injections of morphine and benzodiazepine instead of oxygen. It contrasts sharply with the situation in Sweden's Nordic neighbours, where only around 1200 people altogether have perished from Covid-19 out of a combined population of over 17 million at the time of writing."

"Since early March, over 5700 Swedes have died, tens of thousands have lost their loved ones, medical workers have suffered physical and mental pressures at work, an unknown number have become long-term ill, people over 70 and other at-risk groups have been required to self-isolate for months with no end in sight and a very large number of medical treatments have been scaled down, postponed or cancelled altogether to free up resources for the treatment of Covid-19 patients."

www.opendemocracy.net

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-11 02:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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