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Important Thread by Sketchy Lady on CDC Blatant Incompetence

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  1. I live in Seattle, I have all symptoms of COVID-19 and have a history of chronic bronchitis. Since I work in a physical therapy clinic with many 65+ patients and those with chronic illnesses, I decided to be responsible and go to get tested. This is how that went.
  2. I called the Corona hotline, was on hold for 40 minutes and gave up. So I looked at the CDC and Washington public health websites. They told me to see a primary care doctor, but there's no information about testing.
  3. I called 2 primary care doctors. One told me they don't know where to get testing, and that I should not to seek out testing. The other one told me to go to an urgent care or ER. I called the Urgent Care, they also had no idea where tests are, but told me to call the hospital.
  4. I called the hospital. They do not have tests, but transferred me to the COVID-19 hotline to "answer my questions". Since I was transferred on a medical provider line, I actually got through. Progress!
  5. The lady with the hotline was very kind and professional and understood my concern about my own health and those at my clinic. (Which is currently being sanitized). However, I was told I do not qualify for testing. And I was not given a timeline or info on current resources.
  6. So. Who does qualify? Those who have been out of the country in the last 14 days, and those who have had contact with one of the few people who have been tested and come up positive. That's it.
  7. This is all incredibly frustrating because I am trying to do everything right in a system that punishes moments of "weakness" like taking days off. It's also scary to know that I won't be able to get help until I need life support.
  8. To sum up: this is not contained. No one knows what the fuck is happening. I can't work. WASH YOUR F**KING HANDS.
  9. Ah f*ck! Didn't realize there was a hashtag just for lil ol' me! Check out above thread ️ CoronaVirusSeattle
  10. Since this is getting attention. COVID-19 HOTLINE: 1-800-525-0127 DON'T CALL unless you are experiencing all symptoms or have been exposed to a case. Leave the lines open to people who need it most. Any other questions can be answered on the CDC, WHO, or WA public health sites.

The above Tweet chain is all you need to see to understand the CDC and FDA are run by idiots.

Why can't hospitals decide on their own who to test?

This is blatantly idiotic.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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I've read a virologist describing some details about the affects of the corona virus: blood, blood plasma and other elements of blood cause pulmonary edema so that the human can’t breathe and dies.
But what I haven't heard is, how do those fare those that "recover".
I know of a case with similar lung issues (not corona, bacterial), and that person has trouble breathing ever since. You might be able to limp, but not run.
Does anybody have more details on this?


You are absolutely right... "for every buyer there is a seller", which means for every there is a buyer. I sell 1000 shares of CMA and right on the threshold, Comerica buys it. It works for a while.


How many influenza outbreaks prompted the Fed to make an emergency 50 Basis point rate cut?


What's the point of testing? They don't have a known treatment for the condition. So anyone who is symptomatic should be assumed to have it. A specific diagnosis is not required.


Well, like everyone else these days, the FED board is worried about their reputation, not running the FED. If they did nothing they'd get vilified. If the rate cut does nothing, they'll make it a point to mention how much worse it would have been had they not cut.


It's called The Age of Incompetence.

Every larger organization in America, is ran by complete idiots by now. And every piece of America is "owned" by ditto.

Runaway government, and central bank, enabled abject morons, pretty much every one of them.

You can count on them very loudly and confidently pontificating about things way above their brain grade, though. And how "we" are the greatest (As if the "greatest" anything would have any use for their kind of retarded rabble...). And then, they'll scream for "The Law" to "find" something and "deem" someone, and The Fed to print more; in order to bail them out when they are wrong. Which they are about absolutely every single thing they have ever undertaken. Without exception. Period. As that's what being utterly incompetent at everything, is all about.


End result of all of this will be total loss of CON-fidence in hopelessly incompetent, corrupt government and the so-called "money" emitted from-thin-air in the $Trillions by their de-facto fiscal agent, the Federal Reserve.

Prepare yourselves accordingly.


Will there be a deadcat bounce or V shaped recovery in the near term?



I read above an interesting research bearing on SARS recovered patients as an answer to MAXIMUN_MINIMUS query.

I know what a chronic lung edema is as I live with that for more than two years now because of my hearth congenital failure.
It is life threatening and in order not to suffocate at night, you need at least a positive air pressure breathing device ( and oxygen from time to time)
. You can only try to keep the edema under control by using diuretics, avoid salt and have a correct weight and diet.

If like for SARS one quarter of covid-19 (not proved so far) "cured" people keep such sequelae than I wish good luck to them.
So be careful to not accept (without proof) the propositions of the Happy idiots who say that it is like a severe flu. Avoid taking risks.
The first best step is over here in Europe to stop immediately this new age habit of kissing friends (and relative) cheeks and shaking hands of others.
For the rest of the measures WHO and CDC are there ( sometimes too late because all these confinement measures kill the bubble economy) to save you.
Everywhere in the world now (and severily in Europe) Italy has become a second main infector. Why? Apparently, because 300.000 Chinese from a province near Wuhan freely moving from Italy to China were never quarantined in Italy side.

Infection symptoms are signals (inflammatory by essence) initiated and created by our global immune system detecting locally (abnormal proteins appearing in a cell) cell invader and destroyer like the coronavirus as an example. This virus appear (Chinese claims) to have in many cases the possibility to hide its firsts cells invasion trough proteins similar to the ones of the corona HIV virus . Hence this astonishing long range of incubation periodpattern.
.When such virus and or an opportunistic bacteria (septicemia) and or an opportunistic mold kill too many of our cells in a row because our immune system get overwhelmed, we normally die of a toxic shock caused by an overload of cell debris in the whole organism. Here with this coronavirus, The lungs but also the Liver, kidneys stop functioning in the fatal cases.


Will Seattle be our first Wuhan?


"Twitter Tells Employees to Stay Home"

Haven't heard of any prohibition of the public attending basketball games at the Staples Center in L.A., yet. Bernie had a rally at the Convention Center on Sunday. Still business as usual.


"Fed Doesn't Know Anything"

Well, they do know hot to create financial bubbles and distort markets.


Breaking: L.A. County is live at this moment with a press conference to announce a state of emergency, with 6 new cases of COVID-19.

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