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U.S. has more COVID-19 testing than most. So why is it falling so short?

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One can go into great detail in trying to answer the question raised in the title, but the simple answer is that the disastrous response in the USA to the pandemic is due to what appears to be intentional incompetence at the top.

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Well, that's a pretty easy one to answer - you can do all the testing you want....

But if your nation's leader, the one in charge of the response to the virus says things like; "it's contained", "it's just one person from China", "It'll disappear like magic", and "inject disinfectant".....

It ain't going to go well...

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the disastrous response in the USA to the pandemic

The worst bit was NY Gov Cuomo sending coronovirus patients to nursing homes.

But if your nation's leader, the one in charge of the response to the virus says things like; "it's contained", "it's just one person from China", "It'll disappear like magic", and "inject disinfectant".....

You people never learn, do you? Trump never suggested that people inject disinfectant into themselves. I know you won't bother to watch this, but I'll post the link AGAIN anyway -

Trump said WHAT about disinfectant?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXARy68kl1E

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You people never learn, do you? Trump never suggested that people inject disinfectant into themselves. I know you won't bother to watch this, but I'll post the link AGAIN anyway -

Their overriding hatred of Trump short circuits any ability to accurately process information, so I'm afraid you can go on posting the link until the cows come home but it won't have much effect.

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You people never learn, do you?

America has the 3rd highest mortality rate per capita, that's because there is a far higher rate of positive tests that the actual rate of increased testing, why , because of a failed pandemic response, the math will always prove the deniers wrong

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Their overriding hatred of Trump short circuits any ability to accurately process information, so I'm afraid you can go on posting the link until the cows come home but it won't have much effect.

heres a link for you, all of Trumps words and it doesn't help his case, total failure;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uLJkpH__os

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wtfjapan

heres a link for you, all of Trumps words and it doesn't help his case, total failure;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uLJkpH__os

Old clips, from the time when the WTO said the virus has no human/human transmission, when Nancy Pelosi invited peiple to party in Chinatown to show solidarity and when Joe Biden called Trumps travel ban xenophobic.

What is your point showing selective old clips and judge them with current knowlege?

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kyronstavic

their overriding hatred of Trump short circuits any ability to accurately process information, so I'm afraid you can go on posting the link until the cows come home but it won't have much effect.

Yeah I wonder why I waste my time here too. This really shows the power of the media, doesn-t it? The consumers of CNN, NYT, Guardian etc. have been whipped into such an emotional frenzy that rational thought has been completely shut off.

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What is your point showing selective old clips and judge them with current knowlege?

what are you talking about , all show Trump downplaying there virus from when it first started, claiming victory once the curve went down, then once he told stated to reopen and it spiked again , he still downplayed it shifting blame right up to July 22. Trump has been constituant from Jan 22 to July 22

and that's why coronavirus is now the Trump virus, covid45,

thats the way it is. Donald Trump

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Yeah I wonder why I waste my time here too.

dont worry Trump will be gone soon then you can waste your time on another site.

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wtfjapan

dont worry Trump will be gone soon then you can waste your time on another site.

If he is replaced with the current suggestion for replacement, you better knock on wood we survive that insanity. You really want a guy with early stage dementia in control of China policy and the nuclear button? The mind boggles.

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That's an easy question - Trump!

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 You really want a guy with early stage dementia in control of China policy and the nuclear button? The mind boggles.

You really want a guy you has beginning stages of Alzheimer's same thing that killed his father, a man whos overweight and unhealthy eating, Trumps a walking heart attack, stroke waiting to happen. Id be fine placing a bet that Biden will outlive Trump and have far more of his mental faculty intact. Trump is unwell both physically and mentally, his total failure for the last 3.5 yrs is proof of that

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The number of daily new cases in US is alarming considering the following,

The US Environmental Protection Agency reported the following products effective against the coronavirus, COVID-19,

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/lysol-disinfectant-approved-for-use-against-covid-19-heres-what-else-can-work

Also, status of Japanese drug Avigan,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favipiravir

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https://www.healthline.com/health-news/lysol-disinfectant-approved-for-use-against-covid-19-heres-what-else-can-work

yes bleach is a good disinfect same with alcohol , but its most certainly not good to inject, as it will kill you

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I went to a restaurant two days ago to pick up an order I called in.

I walked in with my mask and was met with the place packed full of people, side by side at the bar, all tables full, a bar area packed shoulder to shoulder and not a single person wearing a mask. And bars are supposed to be closed and restaurants at 50% capacity.

Nobody cares.

No one was more than two feet away from each other and they looked at me like I was an idiot for wearing a mask.

It was like the Yamanote at 8:15.

And that is why the city has one of the highest positivity rates in the world (over 24%) and answers the question of "why."

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Trump lovers. Your dear leader declared himself a wartime president back in March. There are now over 150,000 deaths and still counting. The buck stops where?

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@ Peter Neil

You weren’t in Japan then, right?

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