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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJun-21 9:21 AM 
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he doesn't like those numbers. Kellyanne Conway said the President was obviously joking. The people in the audience didn't think so

Wash Post:

Amid surging coronavirus infections nationwide, President Trump said at his campaign rally in Tulsa Saturday night that he told officials to administer fewer coronavirus tests to keep case numbers down.

After claiming the United States has tested 25 million people, Trump said: “When you do testing to that extent, you’re going to find more people, you’re going to find more cases. So I said to my people, ‘Slow the testing down, please!’ ” A White House official later told The Washington Post that Trump was joking.

Eight states on Saturday reported their highest single-day case counts since the pandemic began, and daily new infections nationwide exceeded 30,000 on both Friday and Saturday. The country has not seen daily totals that high in more than seven weeks.

Here are some significant developments:

  • Spain ended its months-long state of emergency on Sunday, allowing in tourists from most of Europe but warning that measures must be followed to avoid a second wave.
  • States across the South and West — Florida, Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, Utah, Washington, Nevada and Missouri — set records for single-day confirmed cases, and 13 states reached highs in seven-day new-case averages.
  • The test kits for detecting the nation’s earliest cases failed because of “likely” contamination at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a new federal review.
  • Six members of Trump’s campaign advance team for his Tulsa rally tested positive for the virus, according to the president’s campaign.
  • The National Institutes of Health said it halted a clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine for treating coronavirus patients, saying it “provides no benefit."
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From: LB136 DelphiPlus Member IconJun-22 10:54 AM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 20) 
 121021.2 in reply to 121021.1 

He probably thought he WAS joking. He put on a comedy act; it bombed. 

The crowd didn't seem that thrilled, but maybe that was my confirmation bias.

--Leslie-- Currently in New York City: Click for New York, New York Forecast

From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJun-22 10:59 AM 
To: LB136 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 20) 
 121021.3 in reply to 121021.2 

Pence told red state governors to say their number spikes are due to increased testing, so it is a strategy, not a joke. 

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From: Lyndy (Lyndy7) DelphiPlus Member IconJun-23 12:27 PM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 20) 
 121021.4 in reply to 121021.3 

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From: David (DAVEBUTLER) DelphiPlus Member IconJun-23 12:32 PM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 20) 
 121021.5 in reply to 121021.1 

Trump says it wasn't a joke. 


From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJun-23 12:35 PM 
To: David (DAVEBUTLER) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 20) 
 121021.6 in reply to 121021.5 

Once again mixed messaging from Trump and admin. The surrogates have been claiming it was a joke

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From: David (DAVEBUTLER) DelphiPlus Member IconJun-23 12:55 PM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 20) 
 121021.7 in reply to 121021.6 

Yup. They're The Gang That Couldn't Bullshit Straight.

(Apologies to Jimmy Breslin)


From: BlueManDudeJun-23 1:15 PM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 20) 
 121021.8 in reply to 121021.3 

Feds About To Bail On Supporting COVID Testing Sites In Texas And Other States

The Trump administration is ending funding and support for local COVID-19 testing sites around the country this month, as cases and hospitalizations are skyrocketing in many states.

The federal government will stop providing money and support for 13 sites across five states which were originally set up in the first months of the pandemic to speed up testing at the local level.

Local officials and public health experts expressed a mixture of frustration, resignation, and horror at the decision to let federal support lapse.

Texas will be particularly hard hit by the decision. The federal government gives much-needed testing kits and laboratory access to seven testing sites around Texas. But in the state, which is seeing new peaks in cases, people still face long lines for testing that continues to fail to meet overwhelming demand.

From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJun-23 1:20 PM 
To: BlueManDude  (9 of 20) 
 121021.9 in reply to 121021.8 

That must be what GOPers at hearing meant when emphasizing flexibility

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From: BlueManDudeJun-23 1:27 PM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (10 of 20) 
 121021.10 in reply to 121021.9 

Watching on C-SPAN... watching in horror at the questions from the wacko repubs. Dr. Fauci, do you think the press is being nice to the trump?

Adam Kinzinger seems to be the only sane repub asking questions.


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