Covid-19 Hospital Data a Hot Mess

 
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31 July 2020 10:03
 

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/07/covid-19-hospital-data-is-a-hot-mess-after-feds-take-control/

According to The COVID Tracking Project, hospitalizations reached a peak of 59,885 on July 23, just shy of the high of 59,940 hospitalizations on April 15. The project reports that the number of hospitalizations has since declined but that the numbers they are reporting are likely undercounts.

Meanwhile, an investigation by NPR noted that there were irregularities in the process used by the Trump administration to grant TeleTracking Technologies the $10.2 million contract to set up the federal database. In particular, the CEO of the Pittsburgh-based company has links to the Trump Organization. Congressional investigators are now looking into the matter.

Just another moment of grift.

 
 
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31 July 2020 10:52
 

Wait. . . are you saying ignoring the virus is not making it go away, so we need to stop and/or sabotage the reports so it looks like it’s going away?  Isn’t this what Trump accuses China of doing to report lower infection numbers?

 
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31 July 2020 10:55
 
Skipshot - 31 July 2020 10:52 AM

Wait. . . are you saying ignoring the virus is not making it go away, so we need to stop and/or sabotage the reports so it looks like it’s going away?  Isn’t this what Trump accuses China of doing to report lower infection numbers?

And, additionally, provide a very lucrative medical tracking contract to a friend and ally of the prez.

 
 
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02 August 2020 08:29
 

Come on guys, it’s not like accurate data is important..

 
 
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02 August 2020 13:33
 

All the covid-19 hospital data should go first to William Barr who will then release it to the public.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/19/us/politics/mueller-report-william-barr-excerpts.html

quote from this Mueller Report article:  “But none of the excerpts were in context or even complete sentences, raising the question of whether he was portraying their thrust and tone accurately or skewing them to make them sound better for President Trump.”

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/07/politics/us-withdrawing-world-health-organization/index.html

quote from this WHO article:  “Sen. Robert Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee tweeted the news Tuesday.
“Congress received notification that POTUS officially withdrew the U.S. from the WHO in the midst of a pandemic. To call Trump’s response to COVID chaotic & incoherent doesn’t do it justice. This won’t protect American lives or interests—it leaves Americans sick & America alone,” he wrote.

 
 
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02 August 2020 14:31
 

Given that so many countries have banned entry for US travellers….  Yup.