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  • Daily covid death count could be scrapped ( United Kingdom )

    08/10/2020 5:09:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9 August 2020 | Anna Mikhailova
    A review will examine reports that officials were "over-exaggerating” the number of deaths from coronavirus. The official Covid-19 daily death toll may never be brought back following an investigation into Public Health England's method of counting it, the Telegraph understands. The conclusions of the review, which was ordered by Matt Hancock after it emerged officials were "over-exaggerating” deaths from the virus, are expected this week. One expected recommendation would be to stop daily reporting altogether and move to a weekly official death toll instead ... a significant proportion of the daily out-of-hospital death toll relates to patients who recovered from...
  • Preliminary Injunction Sought to Release Hydroxychloroquine to the Public

    08/03/2020 2:30:55 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 42 replies
    Today the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons filed its motion for a preliminary injunction to compel release to the public of hydroxychloroquine by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), in AAPS v. HHS, No. 1:20-cv-00493-RJJ-SJB (W.D. Mich.). Nearly 100 million doses of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) were donated to these agencies, and yet they have not released virtually any of it to the public. Millions of Americans fear attending political gatherings, religious services, and even large family get-togethers without the availability of early treatment if they were to contract COVID-19. Why should...
  • WOW Jake Tapper absolutely OWNED by Adm. Brett Giroir on Covid testing. Seriously. Notify next of kin.

    07/27/2020 3:02:59 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 36 replies
    CNN's Jake Tapper unhinged about enormous progress Trump Administration has made on testing, etc. https://t.co/AfHiuqmdCe— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) July 27, 2020
  • White House tells hospitals to bypass CDC on COVID-19 data reporting (report directly to HHS)

    07/14/2020 2:01:16 PM PDT · by maggief · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2020 | NATHANIEL WEIXEL
    Hospitals will begin sending coronavirus-related information directly to the Department of Health and Human Services, not the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), under new instructions from the Trump administration. The move will take effect on Wednesday, according to a new guidance and FAQ document for hospitals and clinical labs quietly posted on the HHS website. Previously, hospitals reported to the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network, which the agency describes as the nation’s most widely used healthcare-associated infection tracking system. CDC tracked information including how many beds are available, number of ventilators available and how many COVID-19 patients the...
  • Readout from the Vice President’s Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Best Practices on Safely Reopening America’s Schools

    07/08/2020 9:21:12 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | July 7, 2020 | Vice President Pence and others
    Today, Vice President Mike Pence led a discussion with the chief executives of approximately 50 States, territories, and the city of Washington, DC, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force to discuss local, State, and Federal COVID-19 response and best practices on safely reopening America’s schools. The discussion centered on addressing both the holistic health and the learning objective of our Nation’s students.Vice President Pence discussed best practices with our Nation’s governors on limiting the COVID-19 spread while keeping America open, including encouraging Americans to adhere to state and local guidelines and to wear face coverings when social distancing...
  • Doctors Can Still Prescribe Hydroxychloroquine to Patients, Says US Health Secretary as FDA Withdraws Emergency Use

    06/17/2020 9:00:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 06/17/2020
    Doctors can still prescribe anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to patients, US Health Secretary Alex Azar said, hours after the FDA withdrew the emergency use authorisation of chloroquine and HCQ in the treatment of COVID 19 patients. The US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision came on Monday after it concluded that the anti-malarial drugs may not be effective to cure the virus infections and lead to greater risks than any potential benefits. "At this point, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and chloroquine are just like any other approved drug in the United States. They may be used in hospital, they may be used in...
  • HHS Reverses Obamacare Rule, Allows Doctors to Opt Out of Performing Abortion, Gender Surgery

    06/13/2020 7:57:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/13/2020 | Rick Moran
    The Department of Health and Human Services has finalized a rule that repeals Obamacare policy relating to access to abortion and gender identity. The new rule will define “sex discrimination” in terms of a person’s biological sex, rather than gender. The Obamacare rule defined “sex discrimination” as including discrimination regarding gender identity, which the rule defined as “one’s internal sense of gender, which may be male, female, neither, or a combination of male and female.” Anyone who requires a list to define their gender needs help — badly.Under the new policy, hospitals can decline to perform “gender transition surgery” as...
  • Donald Trump Donates Quarter Salary to Heath and Human Services to Develop Therapies

    05/22/2020 3:45:32 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 22 2020 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump will donate his salary for this financial quarter to Heath and Human Services, according to the White House. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced the news, noting that the president would request the agency to use the fund “to develop new therapies for treating and preventing COVID-19 so we can safely reopen.” McEnany showed the press the check for $100,000 signed by Trump to HHS.
  • That moment when you realize that your tinfoil hat wearing friend was right about everything.

    05/16/2020 5:14:49 PM PDT · by EasySt · 163 replies
    Madison Area Lyme Support Group ^ | 05/16/2020 | EasySt
    I've known this was coming for a long time now, and it's one of those things that gets me marked as a tin foil hat wearing nutjob. But here we are. And Dad is here with me! The ApiJect syringes come with an optional RFID tag so that health care workers can track the GPS location and identity of the individual being injected. Via the Apiject.com website: https://www.apiject.com/ With an optional RFID/NFC tag on each BFS prefilled syringe, ApiJect will make this possible. Before giving an injection, the healthcare worker will be able to launch a free mobile app and...
  • HHS spokesman Caputo calls coronavirus whistleblower 'second coming of Christine Blasey Ford'

    05/14/2020 11:12:30 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14 2020 | Victor Garcia
    Former Trump campaign adviser and new Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) spokesman Michael Caputo blasted whistleblower Rick Bright Thursday, claiming he is disgruntled over his "profile" during the coronavirus pandemic. "I come to work here in Washington 24/7, like everybody else does," Caputo told "The Ingraham Angle." "There are 84,000 people at HHS who are working every day and Dr. Bright, who makes $285,000 a year, can't find his way to work. "To me, that's just -- I mean, for everybody back in my hometown who are locked down, who are losing their businesses, who aren't able to...
  • The Exoneration of General Flynn [Weekly Update]

    05/08/2020 5:10:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 8, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    Justice for General Flynn – and Our Country Judicial Watch Filed a Lawsuit for Fauci and WHO Records Court Allows Newsom to Give Cash to Illegal Aliens, But It’s Likely Illegal Feds Give $23 Million to ‘Community Organizations’ in Virus Fight Virus Drug Controversy: Was Trump Right? Justice for General Flynn – and Our Country We welcome the Justice Department’s decision to dismiss charges against former National Security Adviser, Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, an American hero who was victimized by the Obama administration and the Deep State. The targeting of General Flynn was a key part of the Obama/Clinton/Deep...
  • The Media Is Blatantly Lying About Trump’s Coronavirus Response

    05/04/2020 11:48:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 4, 2020 | David Marcus
    Conventional wisdom fueled by the media is that the White House ignored the coronavirus threat in January and February. It is absolutely false.There are times in the life of a body politic when conventional wisdom grows out of falsehoods. The danger of such a situation is that once it takes hold few people will actually look beyond the deception to discover the truth. We are living through just such a moment as much of our news media perpetrates a lie that the Trump administration was doing nothing to combat the novel coronavirus during January and February.Last week, The Federalist obtained...
  • Watchdog group sues for Fauci, World Health Organization communications

    05/04/2020 10:34:04 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, May 4, 2020 | Alex Swoyer -
    A conservative watchdog group filed a lawsuit seeking communications between Dr. Anthony Fauci and the World Health Organization in an effort to uncover if China and the WHO could have done more to prevent the coronavirus pandemic. Judicial Watch announced Monday it filed the lawsuit on behalf of the Daily Caller News Foundation against the Department of Health and Human Services. The news organization had requested communications between Dr. Fauci, who heads the National Institute of Allergies and Infections Disease, and his Deputy Director H. Clifford Lane with WHO officials about COVID-19 and about China, where the new coronavirus originated....
  • New HHS Documents Show The Wall Street Journal Missed The Real Story In Its Azar Hit Piece

    04/24/2020 5:06:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 24, 2020 | David Marcus
    An interview obtained by The Federalist reveals how the Wall Street Journal badly misled Americans about HHS Secretary Alex Azar's response to the coronavirus outbreak. Reporters get things wrong in articles all the time, it’s an imperfect world, but usually the most glaring mistakes don’t appear in the first sentence. In a recent Wall Street Journal article about House and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, this dubious feat was actually accomplished.“On Jan. 29, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told President Trump the coronavirus epidemic was under control,” reads the first sentence of the WSJ report.Michael Caputo, the...
  • NYT Story About Ousted HHS Director Rick Bright Starts To Crumble Almost Instantly

    04/23/2020 2:33:18 PM PDT · by bitt · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/23/2020 | SHELBY TALCOTT
    A report Wednesday from the New York Times about a top vaccine expert at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) who claims he was fired for opposing hydroxychloroquine has quickly fallen apart. Rick Bright, former director of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority [BARDA], said he was dismissed from his position because he opposed hydroxychloroquine. This is the anti-malarial drug that has been touted by President Donald Trump as a possible coronavirus treatment. NYT reporters Michael D. Shear and Maggie Haberman pushed Bright’s “scorching statement” following his dismissal, but heavily downplayed...
  • Health Chief’s Early Missteps Set Back Coronavirus Response

    04/22/2020 8:55:48 PM PDT · by rintintin · 46 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 22 2020 | Rebecca Ballhaus and Stephanie Armour
    <p>WASHINGTON—On Jan. 29, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told President Trump the coronavirus epidemic was under control.</p> <p>The U.S. government had never mounted a better interagency response to a crisis, Mr. Azar told the president in a meeting held eight days after the U.S. announced its first case, according to administration officials. At the time, the administration’s focus was on containing the virus.</p>
  • Trump names Caputo to HHS top communications role: report

    04/15/2020 6:13:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 15 2020 | Zack Budryk
    One-time Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo has been named to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) top communications position, Caputo told Politico on Wednesday. “I am honored to serve the President to the best of my abilities in this time of crisis and, in so doing, the American people,” Caputo, who will join the department as assistant secretary of HHS for public affairs, told the publication. The hire comes as the White House has grown suspicious of HHS Secretary Alex Azar, believing him to have portrayed himself to the press as attempting in vain in January to sound...
  • Trump Touted Abbott Lab’s Quick COVID-19 Test. HHS Document Shows Only 5,500 Are On Way For Entire U.S.

    04/13/2020 4:10:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | 04/13/2020 | Rachana Pradhan, Julie Appleby
    A quick 5-minute coronavirus test made by Abbott Laboratories and introduced with considerable fanfare by President Donald Trump in a Rose Garden news conference this week is giving state and local health officials very little added capacity to perform speedy tests needed to control the COVID-19 pandemic. “That’s a whole new ballgame,” Trump said. “I want to thank Abbott Labs for the incredible work they’ve done. They’ve been working around-the-clock.” Yet a document circulated among officials at the Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency this week shows that state and local public health labs...
  • Strategic National Stockpile nearly out of coronavirus N95 masks, other protective equipment, HHS says

    04/08/2020 8:16:38 PM PDT · by East Tennessee Redhead · 11 replies
    First two paragraphs: "The Strategic National Stockpile says its supply of N95 respirator masks, surgical masks, face shields, gowns and other medical supplies needed for front-line workers to fight the coronavirus pandemic across the country is nearly depleted. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) told The Associated Press Wednesday that the federal stockpile was in the process of distributing all remaining personal protective equipment in its inventory to state and local governments which will, in turn, pass it down to health care and essential workers who need it. HHS said it will keep a small portion in reserve...
  • HUGE! MN Senator and Dr. Reveals HHS Document Coaching Him on How to Overcount COVID-19 Cases -- WITH COPY OF DOCUMENT (VIDEO)

    04/08/2020 3:01:32 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 110 replies
    TheGatewayPundit ^ | April 8 2020 | Cristina Laila
    Dr. Scott Jensen, a Minnesota physician and Republican state senator said he received a 7-page document coaching him to fill out death certificates with a COVID-19 diagnosis without a lab test to confirm the patient actually had the virus. “Last Friday I received a 7-page document that told me if I had an 86-year-old patient that had pneumonia but was never tested for COVID-19 but some time after she came down with pneumonia we learned that she had been exposed to her son who had no symptoms but later on was identified with COVID-19, then it would be appropriate to...