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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) 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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