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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, @08:57PM (6 children)

    by Bot (3902) on Sunday May 17 2020, @08:57PM (#995459) Journal

    Evidently you live well outside Italy or well under rocks.

    gates as in bill gates who doesn't deserve a shift keypress for capitalization.

    Source: https://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/vaccino-anti-covid-italia-prima-fila-130-milioni-telefonata-conte-gates-ADPia2N [ilsole24ore.com]
    The source is the leading economic newspaper in italy, it says conte, head of a government who still has to give all people the 600 eur promised for march, is going to give 130 millions to gates (the foundation ofc) to develop a vaccine against a coronavirus... good luck with that.

    As for the mafiosi, https://www.google.com/search?q=conte+scarcerati+41+bis [google.com] , the idea of the government was: the mafiosi in maximum security jail risk contagion (yeah unless you treat them AS YOU TREAT THE FUCKING NORMAL PEOPLE UNDER LOCKDOWN AND PREVENT ANYBODY TO COME IN CONTACT WITH THEM, THEN THEY ARE SAFER INSIDE THE PRISON) so we are going to let them stay home. This for 50 to 300 guys according to sources. Big uproar, so they officially released only three (maximum security) and like 300 other bosses and high profile https://espresso.repubblica.it/plus/articoli/2020/05/07/news/ndrangheta-ecco-i-nomi-dei-boss-scarcerati-per-l-emergenza-covid19-1.347946?preview=true [repubblica.it]

    Note that one boss officially too ill was let out and the day after arrested because already caught in a meeting with other mafiosi, see what wonders does getting home for your health.

    TSO is trattamento sanitario obbligatorio, which would be a welcome treatment to inject a couple neurons in your brain. A couple so they can talk to each other and not feel alone.

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  • (Score: 2) by gtomorrow on Monday May 18 2020, @08:45AM (5 children)

    by gtomorrow (2230) on Monday May 18 2020, @08:45AM (#995649) Journal

    Oh, little Italian troll. You want pushback? Let's rock.

    AO! Ah, testa di minchia! Ma chi cazzo sei?! Come ti permetti rispondermi così, cafone?! Ti ho chiesto semplicemente delle spiegazioni e delle chiarificazioni e pensi che questo ti permette d'insultarmi? Pezzente che non sei altro!

    Now that we've gotten the convivalities out of the way...

    1) Nowhere in the Sole 24 articolo does it say Conte is handing over ~€130.000.000 to Gates (with a G maiuscola, deficiente analfabeto) but the COVID-19 vaccine research budget is around €130-140.000.000. Nice interpretation. Gates (again, to clarify between fence doors and a proper name, imbecile) called Presidente Conte to discuss the pandemic, most likely to help fund the Gates Foundation research. Stop. Coglione.

    2) As far as how the Italian government handled the "home arrest" of the aforementioned mafiosi, I'm afraid we are in agreement in that it was, to say the least, handled badly. But I put that agreement down to "even a broken clock tells the correct time twice a day," signor orologio rotto. La Repubblica Italiana is based on a humane treatment (even though those criminal dogs don't deserve as much) and there really is no provision in the Constitution of the Republic on how to handle such a situation. Go and reread Articolo 13, fascista di merda.

    3) TSO: who outside of tuo paese del terzo mondo would know what TSO signifies? I'll bet neanche tutti nel paese lo sanno! Oh, and is the Italian government grabbing people off the street Stasi-style for testing? Because that's how you made it appear. È ovvio che sei tu che manca gli neuroni se non addiritura un briciolo di cervello sparando cazzate del genere, coglione. Non ti permettere mai più rispondermi così e pretendo delle scuse.

    Anzi...spàrati.

    • (Score: 2) by Bot on Monday May 18 2020, @11:02PM (4 children)

      by Bot (3902) on Monday May 18 2020, @11:02PM (#996062) Journal

      > Come ti permetti rispondermi così, cafone?!
      Come ti permetti DI rispondermi così, cafone?

      Plus cafone is not very current, and mostly used by self appointed upper class women, so I would rather say: come si permette di rispondermi...

      > 1) Nowhere in the Sole 24
      24 ore

      > articolo does it say Conte is handing over ~€130.000.000 to Gates (with a G maiuscola, deficiente analfabeto)
      analfabeta, both towards male and female

      > but the COVID-19 vaccine research budget is around €130-140.000.000. Nice interpretation. Gates (again, to clarify between fence doors and a proper name, imbecile
      imbecille, two Ls, and most people with actually working neurons can desume things from context, you should try yourself.

      >) called Presidente Conte to discuss the pandemic, most likely to help fund the Gates Foundation research. Stop. Coglione.
      We'll see where the budget goes. Il secolo, which is another main newspaper, agrees with my interpretation. Maybe we have seen similar stuff happening often?

      > La Repubblica Italiana is based on a humane treatment
      LOL People will laugh in your face if you say that around here, unless they are commies and the party decides it is good for the cause. You know that saviano guy, right? the one who screamed NDRANGHETAAA when salvini showed a rosary? Now they let three 41 bis mafiosi and 300 bosses out and he doesn't raise the littlest red flag. No caps for him anymore, and no caps for salvini if he actually said draghi was ok.

      > 3) TSO: who outside of tuo paese del terzo mondo would know what TSO signifies?
      Everybody who read my original comment, where I told what TSO involved. Those that don't trust me will have to google a bit.

      Now, you didn't counter any point, so dunno, riprova sarai piu' fortunato.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 19 2020, @02:35AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 19 2020, @02:35AM (#996139)

        I sense a hole, a hole at the base of your skull which leaked your brains into your ass.

      • (Score: 2) by gtomorrow on Tuesday May 19 2020, @09:18AM (2 children)

        by gtomorrow (2230) on Tuesday May 19 2020, @09:18AM (#996247) Journal

        Y'know, brutto fascista, instead of correcting my spelling errors and/or adding your worthless opinions and assumptions, you still didn't back up anything I asked.

        And now you're citing Il secolo?! Why don't you just cite Avanti!?!

        I should have just left it alone, being how nobody replied to your wild-ass trolling stronzate tranne me. Torna a infilare la tua lingua schifosa nel culo di Salvini. Almeno starai zitto così.

        Ah, un'ultima cosa. Non sì usa più "desume" in inglese. È una parola ormai antiquata. La parola, credo, che cercavi è "deduce." Bifolco.

        • (Score: 2) by Bot on Wednesday May 20 2020, @09:17AM (1 child)

          by Bot (3902) on Wednesday May 20 2020, @09:17AM (#996807) Journal

          Your argument is: no, conte is not giving money to bill gates, is setting up money to be given for research which will be counducted by the gates foundation.

          Anybody who thinks foundations are not tax avoidance schemes can leave the discussion now.

          Deduce and desume are different words with different meanings. Deduce implies more application of logic/reasoning.

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