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As if we need more evidence that Trump is @#$%& up the pandemic response.... COVID-19 Hospital Data Is a Hot Mess After Trump Take Control....no American should tolerate this arsehole any longer!
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: July 31, 2020 06:10PM
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As COVID-19 hospitalizations in the US approach the highest levels seen in the pandemic so far, national efforts to track patients and hospital resources remain in shambles after the federal government abruptly seized control of data collection earlier this month. Watchdogs and public health experts were immediately aghast by the switch to the HHS database, fearing the data would be manipulated for political reasons or hidden from public view all together. However, the real threat so far has been the administrative chaos. The switch took effect July 15, giving hospitals and states just days to adjust to the new data collection and submission process.

As such, hospitals have been struggling with the new data reporting, which involves reporting more types of data than the CDC's previous system. Generally, the data includes stats on admissions, discharges, beds and ventilators in use and in reserve, as well as information on patients. For some hospitals, that data has to be harvested from various sources, such as electronic medical records, lab reports, pharmacy data, and administrative sources. Some larger hospital systems have been working to write new scripts to automate new data mining, while others are relying on staff to compile the data manually into excel spreadsheets, which can take multiple hours each day, according to a report by Healthcare IT News. The task has been particularly onerous for small, rural hospitals and hospitals that are already strained by a crush of COVID-19 patients.
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Re: As if we need more evidence that Trump is @#$%& up the pandemic response.... COVID-19 Hospital Data Is a Hot Mess After Trump Take Control....no American should tolerate this arsehole any longer!
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: July 31, 2020 06:25PM
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Re: As if we need more evidence that Trump is @#$%& up the pandemic response.... COVID-19 Hospital Data Is a Hot Mess After Trump Take Control....no American should tolerate this arsehole any longer!
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: July 31, 2020 06:32PM
I agree with the thread title wholeheartedly, if we had a functioning Senate he'd be impeached for failing to protect the country (when he could have) and removed from office immediately. And his little dog Pence too...
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Re: As if we need more evidence that Trump is @#$%& up the pandemic response.... COVID-19 Hospital Data Is a Hot Mess After Trump Take Control....no American should tolerate this arsehole any longer!
Posted by: pdq
Date: July 31, 2020 06:39PM
From your link, another link to an excellent recent Vanity Fair article, How Jared Kushner’s Secret Testing Plan “Went Poof Into Thin Air”

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...Kushner oversaw a secret project to devise a comprehensive plan that would have massively ramped up and coordinated testing for COVID-19 at the federal level...But no nationally coordinated testing strategy was ever announced. The plan, according to the participant, “just went poof into thin air.”

It's not that the people Kushner brought together weren't smart, or that the task was too daunting...

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Kushner’s team hammered out a detailed plan...but the effort ran headlong into shifting sentiment at the White House. Trusting his vaunted political instincts, President Trump had been downplaying concerns about the virus and spreading misinformation about it—efforts that were soon amplified by Republican elected officials and right-wing media figures.

...Most troubling of all, perhaps, was a sentiment the expert said a member of Kushner’s team expressed: that because the virus had hit blue states hardest, a national plan was unnecessary and would not make sense politically. “The political folks believed that because it was going to be relegated to Democratic states, that they could blame those governors, and that would be an effective political strategy,” said the expert.

That logic may have swayed Kushner. “It was very clear that Jared was ultimately the decision maker as to what [plan] was going to come out,” the expert said.

RollingEyesSmiley5

As they say, read it and weep...
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Re: As if we need more evidence that Trump is @#$%& up the pandemic response.... COVID-19 Hospital Data Is a Hot Mess After Trump Take Control....no American should tolerate this arsehole any longer!
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: July 31, 2020 07:23PM
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Sarcany
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Damn.....sorry.....I looked, but apparently not close enough.
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