Lie, Deny And Decry: Cheetolini’s latest mishandling of COVID-19


Lie, deny and decry.  Because that’s all he knows how to do.

Cheetolini’s heavy handed and hamfisted approach to not dealing with COVID-19 is failure upon top of kneejerk reaction on top of failure.  He won’t admit he’s ignorant and defer to the experts, makes things worse, then tries to take away the experts’ ability to address the crisis.  If this were only about corruption and incompetence, it would be barely tolerable.  But this is about a toddler who would rather destroy all the toys than let anyone else play with them.

Except they’re not toys.  He’s an infant who found his father’s loaded gun and any attempt to talk him into putting it down only leads to more anger, threats, and fired shots.  But unlike a firearm which inevitably runs out of ammo, this one keeps generating its own bullets.  It will continue to be a danger until someone has the courage to take it away from him.

Deny:

Two months ago, Cheetolini and Desantis openly started falsifying reported numbers of positive tests, active cases and deaths, mislabelling who knows how many as “pneumonia” or other causes.  There’s no telling what the real numbers are.

Florida governor under fire over claims state is ‘cooking the books’ on Covid-19

Republican Florida governor Ron DeSantis’s faltering response to soaring new coronavirus numbers in his state is descending into acrimony, after an accusation his administration is “cooking the books” in an effort to hide the true impact of the devastating pandemic.

The claim from [Rebekah Jones] the state’s former leading Covid-19 data scientist comes as Florida smashed its own one-day record for new cases of the disease on Friday with 8,942, after two successive days above 5,000 – by far the highest figures since the pandemic began.

Decry:

Last week, the regime began attacks upon Anthony Fauci, attempts to impugn him as “incompetent and a liar” for changing his statements at the data changed.  To the ignorant who believe in absolute truths that don’t exist, that’s intolerable.

Fauci: ‘Bizarre’ White House Behavior Only Hurts the President

Anthony Fauci isn’t about to quit, despite the White House’s clumsy attempts to stain his public image. More so now than at any other point in their uneasy partnership, it seems that if President Donald Trump wants to be rid of Fauci, he’ll need to fire him. In recent days especially, the White House has stepped up efforts to discredit Fauci, a move he describes as “bizarre.”

[. . .] Fauci told The Atlantic in a series of interviews this week. “When the staff lets out something like that and the entire scientific and press community push back on it, it ultimately hurts the president.”

Lie:

Then just yesterday, the regime dictated that doctors at the CDC will no long have (first) access to the data from hospitals.  For what purpose?  To hide the real numbers from the public and from scientists?  Do a kapo like Caputo really believe they can make it go away by pretending it doesn’t exist?

Coronavirus hospital data will now be sent to Trump administration instead of CDC

Hospital data on coronavirus patients will now be rerouted to the Trump administration instead of first being sent to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed to CNN on Tuesday.

The move could make data less transparent to the public at a time when the administration is downplaying the spread of the pandemic, and threatens to undermine public confidence that medical data is being presented free of political interference.

Michael Caputo, the assistant secretary for public affairs at the department, confirmed the change first reported by The New York Times earlier in the day, saying in a statement that the “new faster and complete data system is what our nation needs to defeat the coronavirus and the CDC, an operating division of HHS, will certainly participate in this streamlined all-of-government response. They will simply no longer control it.”

Apparently, they do.  Less than twenty four hours later, the data on COVID-19 was placed into a memory hole.  Forget the CDC, no one has access to it but those in the regime.

U.S. coronavirus data has already disappeared after Trump administration shifted control from CDC to HHS

Previously public data has already disappeared from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website after the Trump administration quietly shifted control of the information to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Since the pandemic began, the CDC has regularly published data on availability of hospital beds and intensive care units across the country. But Ryan Panchadsaram, who helps run a data-tracking site called Covid Exit Strategy, said that when he tried to collect the data from the CDC on Tuesday, it had disappeared.

“We were surprised because the modules that we normally go to were empty. The data wasn’t available and not there,” he said. “There was no warning.”

CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield told reporters on a conference call Wednesday that states were told to stop sending hospital information to the National Healthcare Safety Network site, the CDC’s system for gathering data, beginning Wednesday. Instead, all data will now be reported through HHS’ reporting portal, officials said, adding that the decision was made to streamline data reporting and to provide HHS officials with real-time data.

Two years ago, climate scientists took it upon themselves to protect their data, copying it and hiding it after Cheetolini ordered it destroyed.  Doctors and hospitals need to do the same, but compile and publicize the real data instead of hiding it. For everyone’s sake.

Even HMOs should know better than to falsify the numbers.  Dead people don’t pay premiums, and neither do millions of unemployed workers.

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  1. Pierce R. Butler says

    Amanda Marcotte: [Trump] is a predator who lives on consuming the professional careers of those he comes in contact with, a vampire whose life is sustained by sucking dry the reputations of the people around him.

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