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Tue May 26, 2020, 02:59 PM

Trump Team Killed Rule Designed To Protect Health Workers From Pandemic Like COVID-19

Source: NPR

When President Trump took office in 2017, his team stopped work on new federal regulations that would have forced the healthcare industry to prepare for an airborne infectious disease pandemic like COVID-19. That decision is documented in federal records reviewed by NPR.

"If that rule had gone into effect, then every hospital, every nursing home would essentially have to have a plan where they made sure they had enough respirators and they were prepared for this sort of pandemic," said David Michaels, who at the time served as head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

"H1N1 made it very clear OSHA did not have adequate standards for airborne transmission and contact transmission and so we began writing a standard to do that," Michaels said.

HIV-AIDS rule set the standard for protecting workers

OSHA experts were confident new airborne infectious disease regulations would make hospitals and nursing homes safer when future pandemics hit. That's because similar rules had already been created for blood-borne pathogens like Ebola and Hepatitis.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/2020/05/26/862018484/trump-team-killed-rule-designed-to-protect-health-workers-from-pandemic-like-cov

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Reply Trump Team Killed Rule Designed To Protect Health Workers From Pandemic Like COVID-19 (Original post)
underpants May 2020 OP
IronLionZion May 2020 #1
Mr.Bill May 2020 #3
ananda May 2020 #5
central scrutinizer May 2020 #2
IronLionZion May 2020 #4
pazzyanne May 2020 #8
yuiyoshida May 2020 #7
TeamPooka May 2020 #10
Bernardo de La Paz May 2020 #6
kimbutgar May 2020 #9
NRaleighLiberal May 2020 #11

Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 03:30 PM

1. These assholes always promised to make America great again

People made assumptions on what that meant. So he took us backwards 100 years or so

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #1)

Tue May 26, 2020, 03:43 PM

3. They're getting exactly what they wanted.

A time before civil rights and voting rights.
A time when you could beat your children.
A time when you could beat your wife.
A time when the Police Chief belonged to the Klan.
A time when no one who wasn't white and born here could be a real American.

I could go one, but you get my point, I'm sure. These things are why Trump can do all the asshole things he does and not lose any support.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #1)

Tue May 26, 2020, 03:52 PM

5. Great for Trump and minions meant white again ...

... and anyone not white male and rich put in their place...

basically in the poorhouse or the grave.

Which is exactly where we are going now.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 03:33 PM

2. It's like they knew a pandemic was coming

And aggressively looked for anything that would lessen its impact and promptly eliminate it.

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #2)

Tue May 26, 2020, 03:45 PM

4. They're leaving it up to the private sector to find an efficient solution

by getting big government out of our lives, or something.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #4)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:31 PM

8. You can thank a libertarian/ tRump cult type person for this. nt

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #2)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:30 PM

7. What do racist want most?

Maybe to kill off a segment of the population they donít care for??

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #2)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:36 PM

10. experts knew one was coming.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:27 PM

6. When you strangle government in a bathtub, people die


Greed Over People

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:36 PM

9. Sadly if you told one of his cult members they'd be ok shrug their shoulders and say he is making

America great.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 05:53 PM

11. murderer. try him, convict, public death sentence on twitter.

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