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Thu Feb 27, 2020, 11:31 PM

Tennessee doctor got his GOP rep to overrule CDC & repatriate infected cruise ship passengers.

This is how California got infected with Covid-19, and why we have a Covid-19 infected California woman who never left California fighting for her life now at a California hospital. As Rachel Maddow mentioned tonight, a Covid-19 infected Tennessee doctor from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan got his GOP Representative to pull strings in the Trump administration to overrule the CDC & repatriate the infected passengers. The CDC wanted the Covid-19 positive passengers to stay in Japan, and only have passengers who tested negative be repatriated. Trump's State Department ultimately overruled the CDC.

Tennessee doctor sparked evacuation from cruise ship

A Tennessee doctor with a friend in Congress was instrumental in bringing home hundreds of Americans who were stuck in Asia on a coronavirus-laden cruise ship, according to a new report detailing the government decision to evacuate the ship.

Dr. Arnold Hopland, who runs a clinic in Elizabethton, remains quarantined in Japan with his wife, Jeanie, who has tested positive for coronavirus. The couple were passengers on the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship where about 3,700 people were quarantined in their cabins for weeks as the infection spread.

While Hopland remains in Asia, his calls to Tennessee Rep. Phil Roe appear to be at least partially responsible for the decision to rescue other Americans from the ship. Hopland, who is friends with Roe, detailed the deteriorating conditions on the ship to the congressman, who then pushed the State Department to bring the travelers home.

In the end, Hopland's details and Roe's urging prompted officials to finally evacuate the ship, according to a deeply-soudeeply-sourced report by The Washington Post. "That tipped the balance," an unnamed senior administration official told the Post.

https://www.columbiadailyherald.com/news/20200222/tennessee-doctor-sparked-evacuation-from-cruise-ship

Then Trump's HHS sent unprotected, untrained HHS employees to greet these 14 infected evacuees. Trump had disbanded the pandemic response team. These HHS employees were not quarantined and mingled in the community surrounding Travis Air Force Base in California where the evacuees were supposedly quarantined. At least one HHS staffer stayed at a local hotel and left on a commercial air liner. About 10 days after the infected evacuees arrived, the woman from the area came down with Covid-19 and checked herself into a local hospital 10 miles from Travis.

It is now in our communities, thanks to a Tennessee doctor who had GOP connections strong enough to overrule the CDC. Then Trump's HHS and State Department made things worse by accepting the evacuees in the most incompetent, unsafe way possible.

Never mind the stock market, people will die because of this. And my beautiful state is now ground zero, thanks to Republicans.


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Reply Tennessee doctor got his GOP rep to overrule CDC & repatriate infected cruise ship passengers. (Original post)
SunSeeker Feb 2020 OP
Ilsa Feb 2020 #1
SunSeeker Feb 2020 #2
Warpy Feb 2020 #23
malaise Feb 2020 #31
Captain Zero Feb 2020 #3
SunSeeker Feb 2020 #4
spanone Feb 2020 #5
procon Feb 2020 #6
dalton99a Feb 2020 #7
Haggis for Breakfast Feb 2020 #8
BigmanPigman Feb 2020 #11
MontanaMama Feb 2020 #13
dalton99a Feb 2020 #16
The_REAL_Ecumenist Feb 2020 #18
Perseus Feb 2020 #21
Midnight Writer Feb 2020 #19
Brother Buzz Feb 2020 #9
SunSeeker Feb 2020 #10
BigmanPigman Feb 2020 #12
mopinko Feb 2020 #14
NBachers Feb 2020 #15
dewsgirl Feb 2020 #26
cstanleytech Feb 2020 #17
Perseus Feb 2020 #20
dewsgirl Feb 2020 #27
2naSalit Feb 2020 #29
central scrutinizer Feb 2020 #32
Beartracks Feb 2020 #22
deurbano Feb 2020 #33
C Moon Feb 2020 #24
2naSalit Feb 2020 #30
ck4829 Feb 2020 #25
struggle4progress Feb 2020 #28
lame54 Feb 2020 #34

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 11:34 PM

1. And the CDC told State that they didn't want

to be publicly associated with this decision in any way, because it was contrary to protocol.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 11:35 PM

2. Yes, the CDC knew the disaster that awaited. nt

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 01:57 AM

23. This gang of rich dumb fucks just didn't think about anything

but some kind of PR stunt, "bring 'em home!" and all that. Oddly enough, I agree that they should have been repatriated, but only after protocols to protect people rich men don't consider like van drivers and clerks were in place.

The problem is that you and I and everyone else who works for a living is invisible and expendable to this gang of idiotic bidnessmen. They will never consider anyone's well being but their own.

Let's hope this put paid to the fantasy that government should be run like a business.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 06:29 AM

31. The Con and his goons care about votes not protocol

How this virus will affect him and ReTHUGs is all that matters.

Run them out of office and lock them up.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 11:59 PM

3. who was the congressman ??????

He is up for re-election this fall and he needs to go.
Bloomberg if you are listening here is a seat to fund the democrat.

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Response to Captain Zero (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 12:03 AM

4. As stated in the article excerpt, Tennessee Republican Rep. Phil Roe.

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Response to Captain Zero (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 12:04 AM

5. Tennessee Rep. Phil Roe

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 12:09 AM

6. I don't know whether to laugh hysterically, or weep

in despair. Trump has weakened the government to the point where it no longer functions. Filled with incompetent toadies, sycophants and unqualified lackeys, this is the results we can expect from now on.

The of these two Republicans should become the topic of nightly news. Trump must be held accountable for putting his ass kissing cronies in charge of State instead of professionals who would stand up to pressure and safeguard the country.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 12:14 AM

7. Phil Roe is also a doctor.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 12:23 AM

8. A doctor of what ? 18th Century French Lit ?

Because any MD worth his shingle would know better than to do this.

When a single representative to Congress can over rule the ENTIRE CDC, we are totally and truly F U C K E D.

MAKE THIS CAMPAIGN ISSUE. EVERY CHANCE YOU GET.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 12:49 AM

11. Well said!

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 12:54 AM

13. T H I S.

Can he be censured by his fellow representatives??? He is unfit to serve. Unfit to practice medicine. Unfit to put gas in his car. Quarantine his ass from humanity. Jesus H Roosevelt Christ.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 01:15 AM

16. Phil Roe is not seeking reelection

WASHINGTON — Representative Phil Roe, Republican of Tennessee, announced on Friday that he would not seek a seventh term in 2020, becoming the first lawmaker this year to join the exodus of Republican lawmakers opting not to run for re-election as their party eyes another tough campaign cycle.

“As someone who practiced medicine for over 30 years, I said I would serve five or six terms because I never intended this job to be a second career,” Mr. Roe said in a statement. “After prayerful consideration, I have decided to retire at the end of the 116th Congress.”

Mr. Roe’s district, which Mr. Trump won by 57 points in 2016, is expected to remain firmly in Republican control.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/03/us/politics/phil-roe-retirement-congress.html

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 01:29 AM

18. He needs to have his FUCKING licence snatched & BOTH of these muthafuckas need to be jailed

for fucking ever!! I consider this to be a CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY. I am NOT a conspiracy theorist but I believe that this was done to California , ( I'm a native & I live less than 50 miles from Vacaville) by IGNORANT bastards who actually believe that this planet is flat, vaccines are from hell & other bullshit!! These fuckers seem to think that somehow, this virus will NOT affect them. WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK!! Sorry for my saltiness, my mama raised a lady but I am PISSED AF!!

IF you've ever seen "THE STAND", you'll see what we may very well be facing...

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Response to The_REAL_Ecumenist (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 01:51 AM

21. It is OK to let it out, better in writing at DU than in person

 

So please, tell us how you feel, you will find a lot of us feel the same as you.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 01:47 AM

19. Exactly. I'm just a fucking mailman and I know better than this.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 12:33 AM

9. The mystery patient just became a larger and scarier mystery

Solano County is home to Travis Air Force Base, where many travelers have been quarantined. But this patient became ill before the arrival of the passengers of the virus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship.


Turns out, it's a woman, and she spent eleven days in a Vacaville hospital, and it appears she wasn't in isolation! It wasn't until her condition went south and she was transferred the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento where she was tested for coronavirus.

Eleven days! And there's no way of telling how many people she came into casual contact with!

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Coronavirus: Infected Solano County patient wasn’t tested for 11 days

Only 200 test kits are available in California. Gov. Newsom promised on Thursday that more are on the way. Officials worried the virus is spreading through the community, but testing systems are far behind

February 27, 2020 at 11:21 a.m. | UPDATED: February 27, 2020 at 11:26 a.m.
A Solano County woman now critically ill with coronavirus was hospitalized for 11 days before her infection was revealed to healthcare workers, raising the potential of broader community exposure to the dangerous respiratory disease.

Suffering from flu-like symptoms, the patient brought herself to the 50-bed NorthBay VacaValley Hospital in Vacaville on Feb. 15, according to the Washington Post. She was transferred to UC Davis for advanced care four days later, on Feb. 19.

Suspecting coronavirus, UC Davis requested a test upon her arrival. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control conducted the test four days later, on Sunday, Feb. 23. Results were not returned until Wednesday, Feb. 26, according to a UC Davis statement.

Faced with the prospect of community spread of the disease, expanded testing is essential, said Gov. Gavin Newsom at a Thursday morning briefing in Sacramento.

<more>


https://www.thereporter.com/2020/02/27/coronavirus-want-a-test-to-see-if-you-have-it-youll-have-to-wait/

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 12:43 AM

10. The first evacuees were were brought to Travis Feb.5. She first sought treatment Feb. 15.

Travis AFB officials said Monday that 171 individuals made up the newest group of coronavirus evacuees at the base. The group of 171 people does not include those who previously arrived Feb. 5 and Feb. 7 at the base from the Wuhan area of China where the new coronavirus — officially named COVID-19 — is believed to have originated.
https://patch.com/california/benicia/cruise-ship-coronavirus-evacuees-arrive-travis-afb

So it still looks like it came from Travis.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 12:52 AM

12. Did others get flown into Miramar Air Base in San Diego?

I seem to remember hearing something about this location too.

Edit: I just Googled it and was correct.

"Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is one of four military bases that have been chosen to house up to 1,000 people who may require quarantine for coronavirus following travel in China."
"The other bases are Travis Air Force Base in Northern California; the 168th Regiment, Regional Training Institute, in Fort Carson, CO; and Lackland Air Force Base in Texas."

https://timesofsandiego.com/military/2020/02/01/mcas-miramar-chosen-to-quarantine-possible-coronavirus-victims/

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 12:55 AM

14. i wondered what the back story was. we knew there was one. not surprised it is this petty.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 01:09 AM

15. Republican bonus: It's California!

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Response to NBachers (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 05:04 AM

26. That was my first thought.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 01:25 AM

17. Makes me wonder if it was done deliberately as Trump has made it clear he hates California and

wants to punish the state and the people that live in it as much as possible.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 01:47 AM

20. Rachel Maddow said something today that I had said to a friend this afternoon

 

All the "incompetence" almost seems as if it was done on purpose, if you look at the sequence of actions:
1. get the people from the boat down to the land
2. place them in a hospital that has not been properly guarded for them to be in a secure quarantine
3. bring people from the government to "welcome" them, these people are not trained to handle infected people or set with special clothe or equipment to protect themselves
4. then let all these government people back with other civilians, one of them stays at a hotel and then flies back on a commercial airline.

What could go wrong?

It is either one of the highest demonstrations of incompetence, or it was competently done on purpose. With this administration it is hard to believe only one theory because they have shown time and again how evil they are, how putrid their souls and minds are which makes it hard to doubt that evil has thought out of some sinister action without considering the consequences. I could not tell what the goal would be, only they would know.

This book is being discussed, I am sure the author will start selling many copies now, maybe due for a re-print.

Dean Kootz "The Eyes of Darkness"
[link:https://nypost.com/2020/02/27/did-a-1981-dean-koontz-novel-predict-the-coronavirus/|

It really is not important if Kootz predicted this epidemic or not, there are people who say he did and some that he did not, but that is meaningless. What is important is the way he describes it, and the reason for it...The reason for it is...it is a weapon, and if that were true it is a very effective one that is bringing World markets down, not that the USA economy wasn't going to go down anyway thanks to "tax cuts" an other stupidities from this administration, but this is definitely accelerating it, and going beyond the USA.

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Response to Perseus (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 05:10 AM

27. I have been shoving the fact that all of this is beginning

to feel intentional to the back of my mind all week, at least the fact they seem to be encouraging the spread.

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Response to Perseus (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 05:42 AM

29. I became suspicious

about three days into the outbreak. The California link has made it seem more so.

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Response to Perseus (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 10:08 AM

32. The new MIHOP vs. LIHOP discussion

But ignorance and incompetence mixed with politics is probably the answer. Occam’s razor

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 01:52 AM

22. It's okay, because Republican talking head Rush Limbaugh says it's just the common cold, folks!

What an asshole.

Make no mistake, Republicans are dangerously incompetent and irresponsible. They have no business in government, since public service is not part of their core values, and no business discussing news in the media since truth and accuracy are not part of their paradigm.

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 02:42 PM

33. And smoking's not that bad! (Something Limbaugh, who now has advanced lung cancer, also said.)

And yet he has an audience....

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-rush-limbaugh-smoking-effects-cancer-diagnosis-20200203-4ma66mowazektovzh7hg2aynhq-story.html

<<“That [harm caused by secondhand smoke] is a myth. That has been disproven at the World Health Organization and the report was suppressed,” Limbaugh claimed. “There is no fatality whatsoever. There’s no even major sickness component associated with secondhand smoke. It may irritate you, and you may not like it, but it will not make you sick, and it will not kill you.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 2,500,000 nonsmokers have died from health problems caused by exposure to secondhand smoke since 1964.

Limbaugh went on to claim “firsthand smoke” isn’t that serious either. “Firsthand smoke takes 50 years to kill people, if it does,” he said. “Not everybody that smokes gets cancer. Now, it’s true that everybody who smokes dies, but so does everyone who eats carrots.”

Limbaugh went on to ask why the government didn’t ban tobacco if it was so dangerous before claiming the society had vilified smokers, even though “their purchases are funding children’s health care programs.”

“I would like a medal for smoking cigars, is what I’m saying,” Limbaugh added.>>

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 02:02 AM

24. So why are they doing this? I still think the GOP wants hysteria to thwart the upcoming election.

They KNOW they are going to lose if we are to have an honest election on November 3.
Remember, the GOP has immensely successful "think tanks" that have been working on every angle of keeping Trump and McConnell in power.
I smell a GOP rat.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 05:42 AM

30. +1

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 04:47 AM

25. Wow

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 05:21 AM

28. Putin says: "Look deep into my eyes! You are getting sleepy! Very sleepy! Virus good for Americans!"

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 02:44 PM

34. Why didn't they send them to Tennessee and not...

30 miles from my house

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