Every news report about “infection levels” in US should come back to this incredible-but-true reality
No one has any idea how and where the virus has spread in US, because hardly anyone has been tested
-Chinese officials knew, and concealed for a long time.
-US doesn’t know. https://t.co/CptBC5XHPB
— James Fallows (@JamesFallows) March 6, 2020
Nebraska and Kentucky reported their first coronavirus cases. 25 U.S. states have now reported infections https://t.co/OABykRaPjW
— Bloomberg (@business) March 7, 2020
AIPAC confirms that two conference attendees have now tested positive for coronavirus. I reported 2 days ago this was likely. There were 18,000 people there, including 2/3rds of Congress. On Tuesday, thousands of conference goers visited Hill offices. https://t.co/pWeQQx2Gp0
— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) March 6, 2020
He said from his fully stocked hentai bunker https://t.co/8BzMUtx6Aa
— zeddy (@Zeddary) March 6, 2020
Toronto has another case of #COVID19 in a traveler who acquired the infection in…..Las Vegas.
You heard that right – Las Vegas.
The USA is exporting cases and the travel history is rapidly becoming irrelevant. https://t.co/g5QpObskW4
— Isaac Bogoch (@BogochIsaac) March 6, 2020
Yes, it’s (comparatively) ‘old news’… but, for my health, I refuse to hash through this kind of crap more than once a day.
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) March 5, 2020
Question: Have you considered not having campaign rallies?
Trump: No I haven’t… We had tens of thousands of people standing outside the arena
Question: Is there a risk that there’s that many people so close together
Trump: It doesn’t bother me at all pic.twitter.com/ZaMc6ayK4e
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) March 6, 2020
New: The Trump administration's insistence that containment should remain the primary way to confront COVID-19 – and repeated claims that it was working – ignored a series of alarm bells from experts inside & outside the US government
— Vera Bergengruen (@VeraMBergen) March 6, 2020
"I like the numbers being where they are." EVEN IF THEY'RE WRONG. HE'S ADMITTING IT. https://t.co/V2JVe0bpAn
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) March 6, 2020
Between Trump’s base who, God help us, actually believes him, and young people emboldened by the data that this is no big deal for them, good luck keeping a lid on rapid community transmission. https://t.co/GxcxR7bVak
— Schooley “Flatten the Curve” (@Rschooley) March 6, 2020
Depending on how bad this gets, the pivot will be from “we have perfectly handled the coronavirus” to “see this is why you can’t trust the government” as if the issue wasn’t putting incompetent grifters in charge of it.
— Adam Serwer?? (@AdamSerwer) March 6, 2020
CDC staff learned about the potential coronavirus case at the agency at the same time as other Americans – when Trump mentioned it at a press conference this morning. https://t.co/osAiA93tty with @anitakumar01 pic.twitter.com/d75ofw5V37
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) March 6, 2020
New York state coronavirus cases triple over 48 hours to 33 people infected; thousands under ‘precautionary quarantine’ https://t.co/n7hqKZCXzY
— Scott Gottlieb, MD (@ScottGottliebMD) March 6, 2020
The ‘Not So Much Grey, Just Dingy AF’ Lady has… no thoughts:
The President of the United States gave a ludicrous, utterly batshit briefing in which he raged about how he doesn't want widespread testing or to let those infected on cruise ships back on shore because it would hurt his "numbers," and NYT doesn't think it's worth mentioning. https://t.co/YzU85IToDv
— Susan Simpson (@TheViewFromLL2) March 7, 2020
Or, as the New York Times will put it tomorrow, “An Unconventional Press Conference From A President Who Upended The Political Establishment” https://t.co/SnrF6NWVjF
— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) March 6, 2020
Maggie Haberman would let her own parents die of coronavirus if it means getting the scoop on the next Hope Hicks beat sweetener
— local jack please ban the nazis person (@pleizar) March 7, 2020
Sign of the times: CROI, the retrovirus conference, is going virtual. Slated to start Mon., organizers are now telling attendees not to travel to Boston.#Covid19 is going to be so hard on the travel/hospitality industries. And the people who work in them. https://t.co/1ytnrYMMXr
— Helen Branswell (@HelenBranswell) March 6, 2020
Testing is a crucial component of understanding the coronavirus epidemic. The CDC has declined to make comprehensive testing numbers available, so @yayitsrob and I compiled data from the states on their testing: https://t.co/YD3NfBkyJ5
— Alexis C. Madrigal (@alexismadrigal) March 6, 2020
you know who *was* paying attention and made plans? Elizabeth Warren. *sigh*
— James Palmer (@BeijingPalmer) March 6, 2020
Buried in the article: Out of 3000 passengers, only 46 were tested.
*Of them*, 21 were positive for coronavirus. https://t.co/LnpOPrz6Zj
— Jeff Yang (@originalspin) March 6, 2020
The number of confirmed virus cases in the U.S. exceeded 200 and test kits remained in short supply, yet two Trump aides described the outbreak as “contained” https://t.co/qXSprzOGpa
— Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) March 6, 2020
Could we wait til summer before deciding whether or not any state was good at handling covid19 as a whole
— Rui Zhong 钟瑞 (@rzhongnotes) March 6, 2020
BREAKING: The University of Washington, with more than 50,000 students, is closing classrooms and moving to remote learning amid the coronavirus outbreak. https://t.co/aKPmDgviL0
— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) March 6, 2020
BREAKING: @Stanford cancels on-campus classes for next two weeks amid #Coronavirus concerns. Classes will be held online.
“Large-group events also are being canceled or adjusted.”
2 students in self-isolation after possible exposure.
— Ian Cull (@NBCian) March 7, 2020
Important to inject racism into everything, it is after all the fox brand. https://t.co/jrDcNHSkWB
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) March 6, 2020
Breaking: The New York attorney general’s office has just ordered disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker to stop misleading consumers about a fake cure for coronavirus.
— Frank Schaeffer (@Frank_Schaeffer) March 6, 2020
trash dog would be so much better https://t.co/LVKHVDcPmU
— James Palmer (@BeijingPalmer) March 6, 2020