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29.07.2020 - 11:49 [ CNN ]

Coronavirus new case counts are falling nationwide, but some states still seeing record numbers

According to data provided by Johns Hopkins University, cases are at least 10% higher in 22 states over the previous week.
Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday warned several states including Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky to get a handle on rising coronavirus cases, saying the nation couldn’t afford the kinds of surges seen further south and west.

29.07.2020 - 11:48 [ theHill.com ]

Total US COVID-19 cases show signs of slowing

(27.07.2020)

U.S. coronavirus cases rose by about 55,000 on Sunday, a terribly high number but the lowest daily total since July 6, The Wall Street Journal reported.

29.07.2020 - 11:46 [ Newschannel10.com ]

Hospital coronavirus data to go to HHS before CDC, HHS confirms

(15.07.2020)

Hospital data on coronavirus patients will no longer be sent straight to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Instead, it will go to the Department of Health and Human Services.

HHS, which is the parent agency of the CDC, confirmed the news Tuesday. It was first reported by the New York Times.

HHS says the CDC’s database is inadequate to store and process the necessary information.

13.07.2020 - 19:59 [ Chuck Woolery, Hollywood Conservative / Twitter ]

The most outrageous lies are the ones about Covid 19. Everyone is lying. The CDC, Media, Democrats, our Doctors, not all but most ,that we are told to trust. I think it’s all about the election and keeping the economy from coming back, which is about the election. I’m sick of it.

13.07.2020 - 19:56 [ Washington Post ]

As deaths mount, Trump tries to convince Americans it’s safe to inch back to normal

(09.05.2020)

Birx and others were frustrated with the CDC’s antiquated system for tracking virus data, which they worried was inflating some statistics — such as mortality rate and case count — by as much as 25 percent, according to four people present for the discussion or later briefed on it. Two senior administration officials said the discussion was not heated.

“There is nothing from the CDC that I can trust,” Birx said, according to two of the people.

13.07.2020 - 19:49 [ Businessinsider.com ]

Trump retweeted a post accusing the CDC of lying about the coronavirus to prevent his reelection

The message did not make clear what lies it was accusing the CDC of perpetuating. Trump and those around him have expressed skepticism in the organization and other government experts before.

Business Insider reached out to the White House for comment about the retweet of Woolery’s message but did not immediately receive a response.

10.07.2020 - 02:15 [ The Hill ]

CDC director: Keeping schools closed poses greater health threat to children than reopening

„I think really people underestimate the public health consequences of having the schools closed on the kids,“ Redfield said at an event hosted by The Hill and sponsored by the Biosimilars Forum. „I’m confident we can open these schools safely, work in partnership with the local jurisdictions.“

The American Academy of Pediatrics has also called for students to return to classrooms, citing the educational and social harms to children of being away from school for a prolonged period of time.

09.07.2020 - 08:23 [ The Hill ]

CDC to issue more guidance on school openings amid Trump criticism

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will issue additional guidance next week on reopening schools, Vice President Pence said Wednesday, hours after President Trump criticized the agency’s current guidelines as “very tough and expensive.”

30.06.2020 - 17:23 [ CDC.gov ]

Technical Notes: Provisional Death Counts for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease deaths are identified using the ICD–10 code U07.1. Deaths are coded to U07.1 when coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 are reported as a cause that contributed to death on the death certificate. These can include laboratory confirmed cases, as well as cases without laboratory confirmation. If the certifier suspects COVID-19 or determines it was likely (e.g., the circumstances were compelling within a reasonable degree of certainty), they can report COVID-19 as “probable” or “presumed” on the death certificate (5, 6).

30.06.2020 - 17:12 [ Corona Data / Twitter ]

U.S. reports 46,580 new cases of Coronavirus in the last 24 hours, Biggest one-day increase since the pandemic began

(27.06.2020)

30.06.2020 - 17:10 [ Wall Street Journal ]

New Jersey’s Covid-19 Death Toll Rises 14% When Probable Fatalities Added

(25.06.2020)

New Jersey health officials released figures for probable Covid-19 deaths for the first time, raising the state’s total fatality count from the illness caused by the new coronavirus to nearly 14,900, a 14% increase over previous estimates.

State officials counted 1,854 probable fatalities after investigating death-certificate data dating back to late winter.

30.06.2020 - 17:08 [ CDC.gov ]

Symptoms of Coronavirus

Updated May 13, 2020

(…)

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

– Fever or chills
– Cough
– Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
– Fatigue
– Muscle or body aches
– Headache
– New loss of taste or smell
– Sore throat
– Congestion or runny nose
– Nausea or vomiting
– Diarrhea

30.06.2020 - 17:04 [ Cnet.com ]

CDC expands its list of coronavirus symptoms

(26.06.2020)

Here is the CDC’s newly adjusted list of symptoms that may signal COVID-19:

– Congestion or runny nose
– Cough
– Diarrhea
– Fatigue
– Fever or chills
– Headache
– Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
– Muscle or body aches
– Nausea or vomiting
– New loss of taste or smell
– Sore throat

30.06.2020 - 17:02 [ Washington Post ]

CDC wants states to count ‘probable’ coronavirus cases and deaths, but most aren’t doing it

(08.06.2020)

In April, as coronavirus infections multiplied and laboratory testing was limited, the CSTE and the CDC advised states to count both probable cases and deaths — where symptoms and exposure pointed to infection — along with those confirmed by tests.

Yet weeks after the guidance was handed down to standardize coronavirus reporting, a Post review found states as of early June counting cases and deaths in all sorts of ways.

At least 24 states are not heeding the national guidelines on reporting probable cases and deaths, despite previously identifying probable cases in other national outbreaks, including H1N1 flu during the country’s last pandemic in 2009.

09.06.2020 - 06:59 [ DeAnna Lorraine, Fmr Congressional Candidate vs Nancy Pelosi / Twitter ]

Someone show Dr. Fauci this now!

06.06.2020 - 13:23 [ New York Daily News / Twitter ]

New York City witnessed zero confirmed deaths due to coronavirus on Wednesday. It’s the first day without a COVID-19 death in months.

(04.06.2020)

06.06.2020 - 13:16 [ CNN ]

Protests could spur coronavirus outbreaks, and protesters should get tested, the CDC chief says

(05.06.2020)

If you’ve marched in any recent protests, you may want to consider getting tested for the coronavirus.
That’s the recommendation of the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who said during a House Appropriations hearing on Thursday that anyone who participated should „highly consider“ getting tested.

23.05.2020 - 07:04 [ New York Times ]

C.D.C. Test Counting Error Leaves Epidemiologists ‘Really Baffled’

“We’re like the blind epidemiologists trying to understand the elephant,” said Michael Levy, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania.

22.05.2020 - 17:25 [ NBC News New York ]

AP Count: Over 4,300 Coronavirus Patients Sent to NY Nursing Homes

“It was the single dumbest decision anyone could make if they wanted to kill people,” Daniel Arbeeny said of the directive, which prompted him to pull his 88-year-old father out of a Brooklyn nursing home where more than 50 people have died. His father later died of COVID-19 at home.

22.05.2020 - 17:20 [ CBS News New York ]

Coronavirus Toll: What Impact Did New York’s Nursing Home Mandate Have On COVID-19 Deaths?

Petition and email campaigns warned introducing COVID patients to nursing homes put vulnerable residents at risk.

Cuomo rescinded the order on May 10, and this week blamed the original policy on the Trump administration.

“Why did the state do that with COVID patients in nursing homes?” said the governor. “It’s because the state followed President Trump’s CDC guidelines.

22.05.2020 - 10:28 [ wsbtv.com ]

CDC, Georgia to change website reporting after combining antibody and viral test results

In a statement Wednesday afternoon, the Georgia Department of Health said it would remove the antibody testing data from the diagnostic data, although it had been following the current CDC guidance on the reporting data.

Thursday, Toomey addressed the issue during a state news conference.

“I’m actually am grateful that the media are looking at this closely because often you can recognize things that I did not see, or there are some inconsistencies that I didn’t notice,” Toomey said.

22.05.2020 - 10:07 [ Covid Tracking Project ]

Assessment of the CDC’s New COVID-19 Data Reporting

(18.05.2020)

– The new testing data from the CDC, however, differs from official testing data reported by state health departments. In 29 states, the raw numbers fall within 10% of each other, while in 13 states, the data diverges by 25% or more. Adjusting for different reporting methodologies does not fully explain these differences.

– Small variations in these datasets are to be expected, but large gaps are cause for concern. For many states, the CDC publishes higher testing numbers than the states themselves report, which raises questions about the structure and integrity of both state and federal data reporting.

– Another point of contrast between the CDC’s new reporting and the official state data compiled by The COVID Tracking Project is that the CDC has not released historical, state-level testing data for the first three months of the outbreak. Until we can reconcile the
CDC’s new data with the state-reported data that makes up our historical dataset, the new data is of limited use to disease modelers and other COVID-19 data users.

22.05.2020 - 09:47 [ Orlandosentinel.com ]

CDC, Florida report vastly different coronavirus testing numbers

As of May 16, the state had performed close to 700,000 COVID-19 tests, according to the Florida Department of Health; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that Florida had conducted more than 900,000 COVID-19 tests.

With a 33% difference between the two agencies, Florida is one of 10 states to report such large discrepancies in testing numbers, with Florida being the most extreme case, according to an analysis by The COVID Tracking Project, which compared cases, deaths and testing numbers reported by each state and by the CDC’s Data Tracker.

22.05.2020 - 09:25 [ Kiro7.com ]

Coronavirus: CDC now says COVID-19 ‘does not spread easily’ on most surfaces

(21.05.2020)

“Many people were concerned that by simply touching an object they may get coronavirus, and that’s simply not the case. Even when a virus may stay on a surface, it doesn’t mean that it’s actually infectious,” Whyte told Fox News.

In March, the CDC had warned that it “may be possible” to pass on the virus from one person to another through a contaminated surface.

22.05.2020 - 08:04 [ the Hill ]

CDC acknowledges mixing up coronavirus testing data

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) acknowledged Thursday that it is combining the results from viral and antibody COVID-19 tests when reporting the country’s testing totals, despite marked differences between the tests.

First reported by NPR’s WLRN station in Miaimi, the practice has drawn ire from U.S. health experts who say combining the tests inhibits the agency’s ability to discern the country’s actual testing capacity.

22.05.2020 - 07:59 [ Daniel Rivero / WLRN.org ]

CDC’s National Dashboard Includes COVID-19 Data That Expert Says Mixes ‚Apples To Oranges‘

(20.05.2020)

A nationwide analysis of COVID-19 data released this week shows broad discrepancies between what some states are reporting about testing for the novel coronavirus to the public, and what is being reported by the CDC. The analysis lists Florida as “the most extreme case” of testing discrepancies between what the state and the federal government are reporting.

Asked about the discrepancy, the CDC told WLRN that it is lumping together antibody tests along with tests for active COVID-19 infections, in an apparent conflation of its own antibody testing definitions.

22.05.2020 - 07:56 [ theAtlantic.com ]

‘How Could the CDC Make That Mistake?’

This is not merely a technical error. States have set quantitative guidelines for reopening their economies based on these flawed data points.

Several states—including Pennsylvania, the site of one of the country’s largest outbreaks, as well as Texas, Georgia, and Vermont—are blending the data in the same way. Virginia likewise mixed viral and antibody test results until last week, but it reversed course and the governor apologized for the practice after it was covered by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and The Atlantic. Maine similarly separated its data on Wednesday; Vermont authorities claimed they didn’t even know they were doing this.

22.05.2020 - 07:53 [ NPR.org ]

Scientists Warn CDC Testing Data Could Create Misleading Picture Of Pandemic

The CDC combines the results of genetic tests that spot people who are actively infected, mostly by using a process known as polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, with results from another, known as serology testing, which looks for antibodies in people’s blood. Antibody testing is used to identify people who were previously infected.

19.05.2020 - 18:45 [ OpenDemocracy.net ]

DemocracyWatch: COVID-19 ushers in a new era of surveillance apps

Last week, Palantir got the US government contract to run a new system for tracking the spread of COVID-19.

It’s not just the US that is boosting surveillance in the pandemic. In tiny Liechtenstein, the government has launched biometric tracker bracelets that automatically collect key medical information. The statelet plans for all citizens to wear them by autumn, while Germany, Turkey and France are also among the 23 countries that have looked at high-tech surveillance measures in response to the crisis.

19.05.2020 - 18:39 [ theVerge.com ]

Peter Thiel’s controversial Palantir is helping build a coronavirus tracking tool for the Trump admin

(21.04.2020)

It is unclear what exactly this data is, where it comes from, or how it’s being used. It’s also unclear if Palantir is the sole technology provider of the tool, or if other partners are involved.

Reports earlier this month first surfaced Palantir’s involvement with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the UK’s National Health Service regarding coronavirus tracking software and other assistance in combating the global pandemic.

17.05.2020 - 17:15 [ USA Today ]

’50 states and 50 different approaches:‘ States scramble to hire COVID-19 contact tracers

Massachusetts has added more than 1,000 workers and sent some into communities with large numbers of cases. California last week began training the first recruits of a planned 20,000-person contact tracing team. And New York plans to add as many as 17,000 contact tracers through a partnership with former Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Resolve to Save Lives, headed by former CDC Director Tom Frieden.

17.05.2020 - 05:09 [ wicz.com ]

Trump privately questions whether coronavirus deaths are being overcounted as Fauci projects the opposite

(13.06.2020)

But inside the West Wing, officials said there have been steady doubts about coronavirus figures arriving from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, either because they are behind or potentially skewed. In meetings of the White House task force, senior officials have raised questions about how the agency is compiling and tracking its data.

The death count questions illustrate the degree to which Trump and his allies have begun to scrutinize the data and advice emerging from government sources: Death counts are questioned, models are doubted, recommendations are debated and discarded and medical experts — even those widely trusted by the American people — are viewed with suspicion.

17.05.2020 - 04:28 [ Washington Post ]

As deaths mount, Trump tries to convince Americans it’s safe to inch back to normal

(09.05.2020)

During a task force meeting Wednesday, a heated discussion broke out between Deborah Birx, the physician who oversees the administration’s coronavirus response, and Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Birx and others were frustrated with the CDC’s antiquated system for tracking virus data, which they worried was inflating some statistics — such as mortality rate and case count — by as much as 25 percent, according to four people present for the discussion or later briefed on it.

17.05.2020 - 04:22 [ Fox6now.com ]

Questions raised over accuracy of US coronavirus death toll

Last week, The Washington Post reported that at a recent discussion on COVID-19 data, Birx told CDC Director Robert Redfield that “there is nothing from the CDC that I can trust.”

According to the paper, Birx and others feared the CDC was inflating coronavirus statistics, like mortality rates and case numbers, by up to 25 percent.

But not everyone shares the view that COVID-19 deaths are being overcounted.

10.05.2020 - 05:18 [ CNN ]

FDA commissioner and CDC director will testify remotely in Senate hearing

Dr. Robert Redfield, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Dr. Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, will testify by video conference at a Senate hearing about the coronavirus next week.

10.05.2020 - 03:08 [ 10tv.com ]

Reports: 11 US Secret Service members currently positive for COVID-19

A spokesperson for DHS reportedly declined to comment on the number of cases.

10.05.2020 - 02:59 [ The Hill ]

Fauci to enter ‚modified quarantine‘: report

He will be staying at home and teleworking while wearing a mask continually for 14 days.

10.05.2020 - 02:41 [ Financial Post ]

U.S. CDC, FDA chiefs in self-quarantine following COVID-19 exposure -statement, report

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn is in self-quarantine for a couple of weeks after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, an FDA spokesman told Reuters late on Friday.

10.05.2020 - 02:36 [ CTV News ]

CDC director self-quarantining after COVID-19 exposure at White House

Dr. Robert Redfield, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will self-quarantine for two weeks after he was exposed to a person at the White House who tested positive for Covid-19, a CDC spokesperson confirmed to CNN.

08.05.2020 - 05:38 [ The Hill ]

Guidelines drafted by CDC were rejected by Trump administration citing religious freedom, economic concerns: report

The Trump administration rejected guidelines proposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to take public health precautions to safely reopen the economy, according to The New York Times.

02.05.2020 - 00:53 [ The Hill ]

White House blocks Fauci from testifying before Congress

Absent Fauci, the sole witness slated to testify is Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Additional witnesses are possible.

30.04.2020 - 14:59 [ Radio Utopie ]

Panik vor Schweinegrippe: Produkt im Zeichen des Genoismus

(25. April 2009)

Dieser seltsame Ausbruch, der die mexikanischen Behörden dazu veranlasste 20 Millionen aufzufordern sich nicht mehr auf die Wange zu küssen oder die Hände zu schütteln, beförderte auch dank dem CDC erst einmal die Gen- und Pharmaindustrie. Das US-Seuchenzentrum behauptete nämlich, dass die dass die Pharmaprodukte Tamiflu und Relenza gegen die (trotzdem immer noch unheilbare) Grippe „bei frühzeitiger Einnahme helfen könnten“ (1). Der Produzent von Tamiflu, der Konzern Hoffmann-La Roche (3), erklärte dann auch als Retter in der Schweinenot sogleich, er könne schnell weitere Produkte an die in höchster Gefahr schwebenden Kunden ausschütten.

Der mexikanische Gesundheitsminister José Angel Cordova bekundete denn auch gleich seinen Status als Hellseher. Er habe nämlich bereits in weiser Voraussicht Tamiflu für eine Million Menschen vorrätig.

Von dem Produkt profitiert übrigens auch massgeblich der beste US-Verteidigungsminister aller Zeiten, Donald Rumsfeld. Denn entwickelt wurde Tamiflu in den Laboren des Gen-, Bio- und Chemiekonzern „Gilead Science“ (4), welche übrigens einen extrem religiösen Namen verwendet (5). Nach der Entwicklung wurde Tamiflu an Hoffmann-La Roche verkauft. Doch bis heute verdient „Gilead Science“ über Lizenzen an den Produkt. So verdiente Donald Rumsfeld, als Mitaktionär des „Gilead“-Konzerns, dank der Panik um die Vogelgrippe im Jahre 2005 allein in 6 Monaten am Tamiflu-Boom eine Million Dollar. (6)

Für die beteiligten Konzerne war die Panik ein Riesengewinn. Hatten die gesamten Einnahmen aus Tamiflu im dritten Quartal noch weltweit bei 1.7 Millionen Dollar gelegen, verdiente „Gilead Science“ ab Mitte 2005 allein aus den Lizenzeinnahmen innerhalb von drei Monaten 26,2 Millionen Dollar. So ähnlich wird es wohl auch diesmal laufen.

Der so faszinierend aus drei Spezies von drei Kontinenten – simsalabim – zusammengebastelte neue Misch-Mensch-Tier-Erreger fällt in eine durch elitäre Kreise unter Zeitdruck hektisch betriebene Auflösung der Menschenrechte sowie des Menschen selbst als natürliche Spezies.

30.04.2020 - 14:28 [ Sueddeutsche ]

Tamiflu-Skandal: Forscher beklagen Kontrollversagen

(11. April 2014)

„Die Entscheidungen von weltweit 100 Zulassungsbehörden sowie in der Anwendungspraxis gewonnene Daten (Real-World-Evidenz) belegen, dass Tamiflu ein wirksames Arzneimittel zur Behandlung und Prävention der Influenza-Infektion ist“, so der Konzern. Schließlich werde Tamiflu „weltweit von Gesundheitsbehörden als Behandlungsoption empfohlen“, darunter WHO und Seuchenschutzbehörde CDC.

28.04.2020 - 15:56 [ The Hill ]

Feehery: Fear itself is more dangerous than COVID-19

Sure, let’s take some precautions, like washing your hands.

But let’s put this in perspective. And let’s stop scaring our fellow citizens. Fear itself is far more dangerous and far more debilitating than COVID-19

23.04.2020 - 13:17 [ The Hill ]

CDC director tries to walk back remarks on coronavirus

“I didn’t say that this was going to be worse. I said it was going to be more difficult and potentially more complicated because we would have flu and coronavirus circulating at the same time,” Redfield said at the top of a White House briefing Wednesday evening.

22.04.2020 - 16:47 [ Rolling Stone ]

The Question the CDC Won’t Answer About Coronavirus Testing

(10.03.2020)

We asked for a list of all contractors who had a financial interest in providing the agency with reagents and other components of the test. Despite multiple followups, the CDC has not responded.

Reached today, a CDC media staffer said that the agency was overwhelmed with press requests and was working through its backlog. Our questions, she said, were in the queue.

22.04.2020 - 15:39 [ New York Times ]

C.D.C. Labs Were Contaminated, Delaying Coronavirus Testing, Officials Say

(18.04.2020)

Those practices made the tests sent to public health labs unusable because they were contaminated with the coronavirus, and produced some inconclusive results.

22.04.2020 - 15:02 [ Alternet.org ]

CDC blocked top FDA scientist dispatched to expedite coronavirus response at critical moment

(05.03.2020)

The FDA’s director of the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health, Timothy Stenzel, flew to CDC headquarters in Atlanta on the weekend of Feb. 22, but he was immediately forced to wait overnight as health department officials lobbied the CDC to give him access to the agency’s campus, according to Politico. Stenzel was there specifically to work out issues with the CDC’s coronavirus test that had already hobbled more expansive screening for weeks.

22.04.2020 - 14:41 [ Axios ]

Scoop: Lab for coronavirus test kits may have been contaminated

(01.03.2020)

A senior administration official added that the government also moved the manufacturing of the coronavirus tests out of the Atlanta laboratory of CDC.

The official said that the CDC engaged with a third party contractor on Feb. 20 to help manufacture the testing kits. The official added that the FDA regulator, Stenzel, visited the Atlanta laboratory on Feb. 22.

22.04.2020 - 14:40 [ Washington Post ]

CDC director warns second wave of coronavirus is likely to be even more devastating

(21.04.2020)

“There’s a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than the one we just went through,” CDC Director Robert Redfield said in an interview with The Washington Post. “And when I’ve said this to others, they kind of put their head back, they don’t understand what I mean.”

“We’re going to have the flu epidemic and the coronavirus epidemic at the same time,” he said.

21.04.2020 - 14:54 [ CNN ]

US coronavirus death totals compiled by CDC will now include ‚probable‘ cases

(16.04.2020)

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now counting „probable“ cases of coronavirus among its tabulations, according to the agency’s website.
The inclusion of such cases will add thousands to the total number of patients and deaths by including people who didn’t have a positive test but showed signs of having the virus.

20.04.2020 - 20:05 [ CNN ]

Navy and CDC launch investigation into coronavirus outbreak aboard US aircraft carrier

The US Navy and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have launched an investigation into the coronavirus outbreak aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier that has left one sailor dead and saw nearly 700 other crew members test positive for the virus.

20.04.2020 - 20:01 [ Ars Technica ]

CDC’s failed coronavirus tests were tainted with coronavirus, feds confirm

As the new coronavirus took root across America, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent states tainted test kits in early February that were themselves seeded with the virus, federal officials have confirmed.

20.04.2020 - 19:59 [ New York Times ]

C.D.C. Labs Were Contaminated, Delaying Coronavirus Testing, Officials Say

(18.04.2020)

Early on, the F.D.A., which oversees laboratory tests, sent Dr. Timothy Stenzel, chief of in vitro diagnostics and radiological health, to the C.D.C. labs to assess the problem, several officials said. He found an astonishing lack of expertise in commercial manufacturing and learned that nobody was in charge of the entire process, they said.

19.04.2020 - 21:35 [ The Hill ]

Coronavirus test delay came after contamination at CDC lab: report

Issues with the test were reportedly first noticed in January after the CDC distributed kits to 26 public health labs across the country. People with knowledge of the issue said false positives were reported at 24 of the 26 sites.

18.04.2020 - 10:52 [ Jennifer Rubin, @WashingtonPost / Twitter ]

Cuomo: If you want to blame someone and fire someone for bade projections then fire CDC, WH coronavirus task force and Navarro who had huge projections

(17-04.2020)

18.04.2020 - 10:37 [ NBC News / Youtube ]

Live: NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Holds Coronavirus Briefing | NBC News

(17.04.2020)

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo holds a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic as it spreads across New York state, which has the most positive cases in the United States.

18.04.2020 - 10:18 [ Tagesschau ]

Cuomo gegen Trump: „Unser Fehler war, Ihren Zahlen zu glauben“

Die Prognosezahlen seien riesig gewesen, und jetzt behaupte Trump, er, Cuomo, habe sich auf falsche Zahlen verlassen. Aber: „Es waren Ihre Zahlen, Herr Präsident! Unser einziger Fehler war, Ihren Zahlen zu glauben. Wenn das so ist, bin ich schuldig. Aber ich dachte, wir sind auf der sicheren Seite, wenn wir Ihnen glauben. Diesen Fehler werde ich nicht noch einmal machen.“

17.04.2020 - 01:40 [ Prof Michel Chossudovsky / Global Research ]

Video: Coronavirus: Economic and Social Collapse: Mass Unemployment, Bankruptcy, Poverty and Despair

October 18, Event 201. New York. Coronavirus nCoV-2019 Simulation and Emergency Preparedness Task Force, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health Security. Big Pharma-Big Money Simulation Exercise sponsored by WEF and Gates Foundation

16.04.2020 - 07:41 [ The Hill ]

Pennsylvania state senate votes to override governor’s stay-at-home order

The measure passed the senate 29-21 Wednesday after passing the state House 107-95 Tuesday.

16.04.2020 - 06:27 [ Global Research ]

US Hospitals Getting Paid More to Label Cause of Death as ‘Coronavirus’

Dr. Scott Jensen says the American Medical Association is now “encouraging” doctors to overcount coronavirus deaths across the country.

Jensen received a 7-page document that showed him how to fill out a death certificate as a “COVID-19 diagnosis” even when there isn’t a lab test confirming the diagnosis.

14.04.2020 - 15:34 [ LibertyFellowshipMT / Youtube ]

Montana physician Dr. Annie Bukacek discusses how COVID 19 death certificates are being manipulated

(06.04.2020)

Dr. Bukacek is a longtime Montana physician with over 30 years‘ experience practicing medicine. Signing death certificates is a routine part of her job.

In this brief video, Dr. Bukacek blows the whistle on the way the CDC is instructing physicians to exaggerate COVID 19 deaths on death certificates.

MUST WATCH!

14.04.2020 - 15:28 [ Newstalk955.com ]

Kalispell Doc: COVID Death Certificates Manipulated

(10.04.2020)

Dr. Bukacek is the founder of Hosanna Health in Kalispell. She also serves on the Flathead City-County Health Board, and is the director of the Montana Pro-Life Coalition.

The Montana Daily Gazette, a new conservative news site, first shared the video in a post earlier this week headlined,“Montana Doctor Blows the Whistle on the CDC’s Manipulated Coronavirus Figures.“

14.04.2020 - 15:03 [ WesternJournal.com ]

Dr. Birx: Gov’t Is Counting Death of Anyone with Coronavirus as a COVID-19 Death, Regardless of Other Conditions

(08.04.2020)

“Right now, we’re still recording it, and the great thing about having forms that come in and a form that has the ability to mark it as COVID-19 infection, the intent is, right now — if someone dies with COVID-19, we are counting that as a COVID-19 death,” she said.

Birx was asked if that approach might skew the data.

14.04.2020 - 15:02 [ Make Schumer Cry Again / Youtube ]

Deborah Birx: If Someone Dies w/ COVID-19, We Are Counting That As a COVID-19 Death

LAB TESTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ATTRIBUTE A DEATH TO COVID-19 ACCORDING TO CDC GUIDELINES!

14.04.2020 - 15:01 [ Daily Wire ]

WATCH: Fauci Dismisses ‘Conspiracy Theories’ About ‘Inflated’ COVID-19 Death Toll

(10.04.2020)

„You know, Savannah, there is absolutely no evidence that that’s the case at all. You know, I think it falls under the category of something that’s very unfortunate, these conspiracy theories that we hear about. Every time we have a crisis of any sort, there’s always this popping up of conspiracy. I think the deaths that we’re seeing are coronavirus deaths, and the other deaths are not being counted as coronavirus.“

09.04.2020 - 14:32 [ The Hill ]

CDC issues new guidance for essential workers exposed to coronavirus

Under the old guidance, workers were told to stay at home for 14 days if they were exposed to someone who had tested positive for coronavirus.

The new guidelines will allow critical workers who have been exposed go back to work as long as they are asymptomatic and follow conditions like taking their temperature before going to work, wearing a face mask at all times and practicing social distancing at work as much as possible.

08.04.2020 - 04:34 [ Reuters ]

CDC removes unusual guidance to doctors about drug favored by Trump

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed from its website highly unusual guidance informing doctors on how to prescribe hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, drugs recommended by President Donald Trump to treat the coronavirus.

01.04.2020 - 16:52 [ Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security ]

Event 201 Recommendations: Public-private cooperation for pandemic preparedness and response

(17.01.2020)

Public health authorities should work with private employers and trusted community leaders such as faith leaders, to promulgate factual information to employees and citizens. Trusted, influential private-sector employers should create the capacity to readily and reliably augment public messaging, manage rumors and misinformation, and amplify credible information to support emergency public communications. National public health agencies should work in close collaboration with WHO to create the capability to rapidly develop and release consistent health messages. For their part, media companies should commit to ensuring that authoritative messages are prioritized and that false messages are suppressed including though the use of technology.

Accomplishing the above goals will require collaboration among governments, international organizations and global business.

01.04.2020 - 16:45 [ Johns Hopkins University ]

Pandemic simulation exercise spotlights massive preparedness gap

(November 06, 2019)

Event 201, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, envisions a fast-spreading coronavirus with a devastating impact

01.04.2020 - 11:56 [ New York Times ]

C.D.C. Weighs Advising Everyone to Wear a Mask

Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the C.D.C., confirmed in an interview with WABE in Atlanta, a National Public Radio member station, on Monday that the agency was reviewing its guidelines on who should wear masks. Citing new data that shows high rates of transmission from people who are infected but show no symptoms, he said the guidance on mask wearing was “being critically re-reviewed, to see if there’s potential additional value for individuals that are infected or individuals that may be asymptomatically infected.”

01.04.2020 - 11:51 [ Matt McCarthy, Asst Prof @ Weill Cornell / Twitter ]

NEW: CDC guidance on masks expected to change in next 10 days. Americans will be advised to wear masks in everyday life. Current recommendation is for high-risk groups only.

(28.03.2020)

CDC @CDCgov Mar 28 Replying to @DrMattMcCarthy:

CDC does not have updated guidance scheduled to come out on this topic. See current CDC guidance regarding the use of facemasks:

01.04.2020 - 11:14 [ New York Times ]

Infected but Feeling Fine: The Unwitting Coronavirus Spreaders

As many as 25 percent of people infected with the new coronavirus may not show symptoms, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns — a startlingly high number that complicates efforts to predict the pandemic’s course and strategies to mitigate its spread.

In particular, the high level of symptom-free cases is leading the C.D.C. to consider broadening its guidelines on who should wear masks.

31.03.2020 - 14:28 [ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC.gov ]

Pneumonia and Influenza Mortality Surveillance from the National Center for Health Statistics Mortality Surveillance System

(today)

Information for selected week and previous two weeks, New York City

Selected Week (week 11)
Total Deaths:
1,018

Week 10
Total Deaths:
1,049

Week 9
Total Deaths:
1,085

31.03.2020 - 14:25 [ Candace Owens / Twitter ]

WOW! I finally found the numbers I was looking for. Here is chart of TOTAL weekly deaths in NYC this year, by the week. This reveals that death totals have LOWERED in the city since the pandemic. Any media claiming that there are MORE bodies, is lying.

31.03.2020 - 14:09 [ Dr. Carol M. Swain, member of Black Voices for Trump Advisory Board / Twitter ]

What’re the criteria for determining #coronavirus is the cause of death for a person with serious pre-existing health conditions? I ask because eagerness to inflate numbers might lead to overzealousness. #Coronavirustruth #COVID19 @realDonaldTrump #CDC @CDCgov

31.03.2020 - 13:55 [ Jorge Salcedo / Twitter ]

What is the criteria to count COVID-19 deaths in the US?

COVID-19 as the the main cause of death?

Any dead person who test positive for it?

Do we distinguish between deaths WITH COVID-19 vs BECAUSE OF COVID-19?

Do all states use the same criteria?

28.03.2020 - 11:46 [ PrepareForChange.net ]

Event 201: Bill Gates & World Economic Forum Simulated Coronavirus Outbreak 6 Weeks Before First Case in Wuhan

(27.01.2020)

Event 201 is a pandemic tabletop exercise hosted by The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on October 18, 2019, in New York, NY. The exercise illustrated the pandemic preparedness efforts needed to diminish the large-scale economic and societal consequences of a severe pandemic. Drawing from actual events, Event 201 identifies important policy issues and preparedness challenges that could be solved with sufficient political will and attention. These issues were designed in a narrative to engage and educate the participants and the audience.

24.03.2020 - 00:26 [ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC.gov ]

CDC estimates* that, from October 1, 2019, through March 14, 2020, there have been:

flu hospitalizations: 390,000 – 710,000
flu deaths: 23,000 – 59,000

24.03.2020 - 00:22 [ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC.gov ]

Estimated Influenza Illnesses, Medical visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths in the United States — 2018–2019 influenza season

CDC estimates that the burden of illness during the 2018–2019 season included an estimated 35.5 million people getting sick with influenza, 16.5 million people going to a health care provider for their illness, 490,600 hospitalizations, and 34,200 deaths from influenza (Table 1).

20.03.2020 - 10:57 [ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC.gov ]

Estimated Influenza Illnesses, Medical visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths in the United States — 2018–2019 influenza season

CDC estimates that the burden of illness during the 2018–2019 season included an estimated 35.5 million people getting sick with influenza, 16.5 million people going to a health care provider for their illness, 490,600 hospitalizations, and 34,200 deaths from influenza (Table 1).

19.03.2020 - 14:11 [ Alli Hedges Maser / Twitter ]

JUST IN: @sanjaygupta says CDC has loosened its guidelines to allow health care workers who have been exposed to COVID-19 to continue working as long as they wear a mask. …and if they run out of masks, use a scarf or bandana. „This is concerning.“

18.03.2020 - 10:11 [ CBS News ]

Coronavirus pandemic straining medical supplies, forcing nurses to reuse masks with „no protection“

(17.03.2020)

„Nurses are being asked to actually reuse masks, including surgical masks, which provide no protection,“ Executive Director of National Nurses United Bonnie Castillo said.

She told CBS News that one of the group’s main concerns is a shortage of N-95 masks, which filter out 95% of airborne particles. Last week, the CDC posted new guidelines saying health care workers could use looser-fitting surgical masks as „an acceptable alternative.“

18.03.2020 - 09:42 [ New York Times ]

Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths

Published March 13, 2020
Updated March 17, 2020

15.03.2020 - 20:41 [ Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security ]

The Event 201 scenario

(October 2019)

The disease starts in pig farms in Brazil, quietly and slowly at first, but then it starts to spread more rapidly in healthcare settings. When it starts to spread efficiently from person to person in the low-income, densely packed neighborhoods of some of the megacities in South America, the epidemic explodes. It is first exported by air travel to Portugal, the United States, and China and then to many other countries. Although at first some countries are able to control it, it continues to spread and be reintroduced, and eventually no country can maintain control.

There is no possibility of a vaccine being available in the first year.

15.03.2020 - 20:36 [ Johns Hopkins University ]

Pandemic simulation exercise spotlights massive preparedness gap

(November 06, 2019)

Event 201, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, envisions a fast-spreading coronavirus with a devastating impact

14.03.2020 - 19:43 [ Michel Chossudovsky / Global Research ]

COVID-19 Coronavirus “Fake” Pandemic: Timeline and Analysis

(08.03.2020)

In the Event 201 Simulation of a Coronavirus Pandemic, a 15% collapse of financial markets had been “simulated”.

It was not “predicted” according to the organizers and sponsors of the event.

Private sector initiative. Participation of corporate execs, foundations, financial institutions, Banks, Big Pharma, CIA, CDC, No health officials on behalf of national governments or the WHO. The simulation exercise was held on the same day as the opening of the CISM World Militaty Sports Games in Wuhan.

14.03.2020 - 17:03 [ NBC News ]

GOP lawmakers continue to use ‚Wuhan virus‘ or ‚Chinese coronavirus‘

(12.03.2020)

His comments came two days after the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, agreed when questioned at a House hearing that it was „absolutely wrong and inappropriate“ to use such labels.

Redfield said the virus had now expanded beyond China to other parts of the world, particularly Iran, South Korea, Italy and „now all of Europe.“