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posted by martyb on Sunday May 17 2020, @04:27AM   Printer-friendly
from the I'm-shocked,-shocked-I-say dept.

U.S. Government Proposed Manipulating CDC Guidelines to Avoid Mask Shortages: Whistleblower:

The U.S. government proposed manipulating information about whether N95 masks worked to fight the spread of coronavirus in the general public, according to Dr. Richard Bright, a whistleblower who testified publicly for the first time on Thursday. The deception was an effort to avoid shortages and keep masks available for U.S. health care workers, but likely had a ripple effect throughout the country, leaving many people to believe that all masks are useless or even harmful during a pandemic. Bright's testimony is the first confirmation from a high-ranking official that the U.S. government actively sought to distribute incorrect information about N95 masks during the covid-19 pandemic.

Dr. Bright told the House Subcommittee on Health on Thursday about his attempts to warn others in the Department of Health and Human Services about the pending shortage of masks in January and early February, just as the novel coronavirus was spreading outside of China. Bright said that officials at the meeting simply said they would change the recommendations put out by the CDC to discourage the general public from buying masks.

"I indicated we know there will be a critical shortage of these supplies. We need to do something to ramp up production," Dr. Bright, the former top vaccine specialist at HHS, said of a meeting with HHS officials on February 7.

"They indicated if we notice there is a shortage, that we will simply change the CDC guidelines to better inform people who should not be wearing those masks, so that would save those masks for our health care workers," Dr. Bright testified.

"My response was, 'I can not believe you can sit and say that with a straight face'," Bright said. "That was absurd."

[...] Dr. Bright's entire 6-hour testimony is available on YouTube, and it's quite damning.


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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Azuma Hazuki on Sunday May 17 2020, @03:46PM (15 children)

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Sunday May 17 2020, @03:46PM (#995383) Journal
    "Orange Man" is about as close to the Antichrist as I've ever seen someone come. And like the text says, he's fooled even large masses of the (hah!) so-called elect. Read here [benjaminlcorey.com] if you're not too much of a coward.
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  • (Score: 1, Flamebait) by Pslytely Psycho on Sunday May 17 2020, @07:25PM (9 children)

    by Pslytely Psycho (1218) on Sunday May 17 2020, @07:25PM (#995441)

    Fair enough, so Joe Bidens lie total is up to what? A week, week and a half of Trumps? And even discussing sex scandals at this point in time is laughable after electing Mr. Grab Em by the Pussy.
    All politicos lie. But Trumpy even beats Nixon.....and the 1919 White Sox....

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sox_Scandal [wikipedia.org]

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday May 18 2020, @12:14AM (4 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday May 18 2020, @12:14AM (#995526)

      Access Hollywood tape comment was in the context of back stage activities, likely involving groupies who violate the stars personal space in a sexual manor. It is a well documented phenomenon, and expected for an Access Hollywood discussion. If the star reciprocates, we call that consent.

      • (Score: 2) by Pslytely Psycho on Monday May 18 2020, @09:25AM (3 children)

        by Pslytely Psycho (1218) on Monday May 18 2020, @09:25AM (#995657)

        Bullshit.

        It was never about groupies coming onto Trump. (GAG!)
        From the horses mouth:

        Trump: "Yeah that's her with the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful... I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything."

        Bush: "Whatever you want."

        Trump: "Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything."

        That isn't someone invading his space, it's quite obvious it's the other way around.

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 19 2020, @02:37AM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 19 2020, @02:37AM (#996140)

          It really is something to see watching the MAGAs work so hard to re-interpret reality.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 21 2020, @12:46AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 21 2020, @12:46AM (#997173)

            I think that we all know that if Justin Bieber made this statement instead, it would not have been a news story. Selective outrage is political demagoguery.

            Also, the clip could have been edited to start earlier in the conversation, but including more context would have made the statement less controversial. Keep in mind, everyone in the clip knew that they had large cameras pointed at their faces, but they do not always know how they will be edited.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 21 2020, @12:22AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 21 2020, @12:22AM (#997165)

          Most people have heard of attraction to wealth.

          When you are a star, you get groupies, and they love it when you reciprocate. You did include in the quote "when you're a star." That is the qualifier that I am referring to. Stop ignoring it.

    • (Score: 1) by hemocyanin on Monday May 18 2020, @06:30AM (3 children)

      by hemocyanin (186) on Monday May 18 2020, @06:30AM (#995632) Journal

      Well, there's the whole Iraq war and such, but what's a few hundred thousand dead foreigners to Democrats like Biden?

      • (Score: 2) by Pslytely Psycho on Monday May 18 2020, @09:05AM (2 children)

        by Pslytely Psycho (1218) on Monday May 18 2020, @09:05AM (#995653)

        The Iraq war was started in 2003, under George Bush. There was indeed bipartisan support for it. So should you not hold Republicans feet to the fire as well? After all 215 (96.4%) of 223 Republican Representatives voted for the resolution. 82 (39.2%) of 209 Democratic Representatives voted for the resolution.

        And why is it important that Biden voted yea, and yet you completely overlook that the sitting Vice President Mike Pence also voted Yea?
        Not to mention both Clinton and Biden have admitted the vote was a mistake, but not Mike Pence.

        Or is it only bad if the person voting has a D in their party descriptor?

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        • (Score: 1) by hemocyanin on Monday May 18 2020, @03:35PM (1 child)

          by hemocyanin (186) on Monday May 18 2020, @03:35PM (#995859) Journal

          Biden didn't just vote yes. He pushed it in every way he could. To say he was just one of the morons who got duped (enough reason to despise him) is not just misleading, it's rewriting history.

          https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/17/joe-biden-role-iraq-war [theguardian.com]

          Biden did vastly more than just vote for the war. Yet his role in bringing about that war remains mostly unknown or misunderstood by the public. When the war was debated and then authorized by the US Congress in 2002, Democrats controlled the Senate and Biden was chair of the Senate committee on foreign relations. Biden himself had enormous influence as chair and argued strongly in favor of the 2002 resolution granting President Bush the authority to invade Iraq.

          “I do not believe this is a rush to war,” Biden said a few days before the vote. “I believe it is a march to peace and security. I believe that failure to overwhelmingly support this resolution is likely to enhance the prospects that war will occur …”

          But he had a power much greater than his own words. He was able to choose all 18 witnesses in the main Senate hearings on Iraq. And he mainly chose people who supported a pro-war position

          • (Score: 2) by Pslytely Psycho on Monday May 18 2020, @10:47PM

            by Pslytely Psycho (1218) on Monday May 18 2020, @10:47PM (#996059)

            Still won't mention Pence also pushed for it.

            Since Pence was right there with them, your comments are totally pointless.

            He was duped, yea, BFD.

            At least he admits it was a bad vote.

            Where is Pence's retraction?

            Oh that's right, Theocracy pushing Pence was 'forgiven' by Cheeto, so all is well.

            Seriously, you're arguments are so thin, they make tracing paper look like parchment.

            Yawn....you bore me.

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  • (Score: 2) by Bot on Sunday May 17 2020, @08:38PM (3 children)

    by Bot (3902) on Sunday May 17 2020, @08:38PM (#995452) Journal

    >he's fooled even large masses of the (hah!) so-called elect

    This is not gonna happen though. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

    note the "if it were possible" which is "is possible" in other versions. It is not possible to deceive the elect, I guess, not because the elect have special powers, but simply because the antichrist by definition denies the Christ, which for a Christian is a red flag glowing hot.

    A Trump COULD be an antichrist (John uses the plural too) that fools some guys who pose as christian. Why not. But not the elect. To do that, he would need to deny christ, which could happen if he aligns too much with the zionists and jews who are antichrist by definition and choice. Or maybe he plays the wicked one card and rebuilds the temple and plays god in it. But as Bill Gates, I think he lacks some charisma.

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    • (Score: 2) by Bot on Monday May 18 2020, @01:26AM (2 children)

      by Bot (3902) on Monday May 18 2020, @01:26AM (#995558) Journal

      Uh and about those great signs and wonders... and that head of the beast (a nation) being struck and healed... The only thing we are getting is the wormwood star (nuclear shit in the pacific, I guess some rotting sub or the aptly named fuk-u-shima reactor)

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 19 2020, @02:39AM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 19 2020, @02:39AM (#996141)

        I see you're losing it, goooood.

        • (Score: 2) by Bot on Wednesday May 20 2020, @09:20PM

          by Bot (3902) on Wednesday May 20 2020, @09:20PM (#997100) Journal

          The good news, I am losing it.
          The bad news, since it started happening around 1995 it's better you don't hold your breath.

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  • (Score: 2) by Pslytely Psycho on Monday May 18 2020, @09:16AM

    by Pslytely Psycho (1218) on Monday May 18 2020, @09:16AM (#995655)

    Shit, I posted my response to the wrong comment. Sorry bout that. It was supposed to go to hemocyanin's comment that posted a video about Biden lies.
    Sorry Azuma.
    It does appear I pissed a few people off however, so there is that.....

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