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Crunchy Frog

(26,574 posts)
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 08:33 PM Mar 2020

CDC is witholding approval for private labs in NYS to begin testing.


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I don't know if this has already been posted here or not. I don't know why the state doesn't just get on with it, regardless of what the worthless CDC has to say.

I'm thinking about yanking my kids from school until they get this bullshit sorted out. I'm not worried about them, but we live with my 80 year old mother, and I'm not going to risk her or my lives over this shit policy.
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CDC is witholding approval for private labs in NYS to begin testing. (Original Post) Crunchy Frog Mar 2020 OP
Putin says: "Die, New York, die!" struggle4progress Mar 2020 #1
trump doesn't want the numbers to increase...that's his only concern spanone Mar 2020 #2
This is what happens when you put a Trump bootlick like Robert Redfield in charge of the CDC. SunSeeker Mar 2020 #3
They have permission now. Raftergirl Mar 2020 #4
That's still nowhere near the 2,000 per day capacity Crunchy Frog Mar 2020 #5
You are right it's not. Raftergirl Mar 2020 #7
Northwell is only 1 of the 7 private labs Massacure Mar 2020 #8
After discussing things with my mother, we've decided to Crunchy Frog Mar 2020 #6
don't wait for approval Demonaut Mar 2020 #9
That's what I say.... Sogo Mar 2020 #10

SunSeeker

(51,496 posts)
3. This is what happens when you put a Trump bootlick like Robert Redfield in charge of the CDC.
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 08:48 PM
Mar 2020

It looks like he is purposely limiting testing to keep "the numbers" down for Dear Leader.

CCD Chief Robert Redfield, a RWNJ Trump appointee, said at the CDC presser that the "most important thing" was to thank Trump.

Trump prompts Redfield for what was obviously a previously arranged compliment by saying to Redfield, "Do you have something to say?" At the 5:30 minute mark:



Trump stood next to him nodding as Redfield gushed, then Trump went on an unhinged tear contradicting the scientists and claiming people had complimented him on how well he understands all this. NUTS!

Raftergirl

(1,280 posts)
4. They have permission now.
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 09:28 PM
Mar 2020

Andrew Cuomo
@NYGovCuomo
·
1h
After days of advocating the federal gov't to expand #Coronavirus testing capacity, we just received word that Northwell Laboratories has been authorized to test.

Manual testing of 75-80 samples/day will begin at Northwell immediately.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">After days of advocating the federal gov't to expand <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Coronavirus?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Coronavirus</a> testing capacity, we just received word that Northwell Laboratories has been authorized to test.<br><br>Manual testing of 75-80 samples/day will begin at Northwell immediately. <a href="https://t.co/msbR6lnFDO">pic.twitter.com/msbR6lnFDO</a></p>— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) <a href="


?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 8, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Crunchy Frog

(26,574 posts)
5. That's still nowhere near the 2,000 per day capacity
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 09:36 PM
Mar 2020

that was described in the original tweet, and is still woefully inadequate.

After discussing things with my mother, we've decided to go ahead and take the boys out of school for the time being.

Raftergirl

(1,280 posts)
7. You are right it's not.
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 09:45 PM
Mar 2020

But they are also processing tests at NYS run labs, too, so there is more tests being processed then the 75-80 this private lab will be doing.

Massacure

(7,508 posts)
8. Northwell is only 1 of the 7 private labs
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 11:45 PM
Mar 2020

I don't know why the other 6 weren't approved. That is my reading of the tweets anyway.

Crunchy Frog

(26,574 posts)
6. After discussing things with my mother, we've decided to
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 09:44 PM
Mar 2020

take the boys out of school for the time being.

Once testing in this state is fully up to what it should be, and the extent of infection is a known quantity in this area...well, they probably will have closed down the schools by then anyway.

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