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Connecticut’s governor really should resign if he did this
I saw this sort of thing a lot. If the Governor got called on it, which rarely happened, there would usually be a well-orchestrated song and dance, after which it would be found that the Governor was found to have been misinformed. Maybe the good citizens of Connecticut will be smarter than that, given that this was such an egregious misrepresentation.
I'm looking forward to reading the NYT report on the "profanity laced" tirade the Navy Secretary is going to give the Amiral Aquilino, Commander of the United States Pacific Fleet .
"“We are honored to receive such a wonderful and warm welcome from the people of Vietnam,” said Adm. Aquilino in a March 6 telephone briefing with journalists. " (Asia Times)
You'll terminate a deployment, but a good will visit after you have quarantined every ship in the fleet to prevent spread of Covid19? Why the good PR must go on!
Interesting that Congress gets one story and the press another.
Waiting for Trump to fire somebody in 3,2,1......
Guidelines recently released by the Centers for Disease Control bolster concerns that the death toll is being rigged to show a higher fatality rate.
“In cases where a definite diagnosis of COVID–19 cannot be made, but it is suspected or likely (e.g., the circumstances are compelling within a reasonable degree of certainty), it is acceptable to report COVID–19 on a death certificate as ‘probable’ or ‘presumed’,” the agency advises. “In these instances, certifiers should use their best clinical judgment in determining if a COVID–19 infection was likely.”
That clinical judgment, alarmingly, does not require administering a test to confirm the presence of the virus.
“Ideally, testing for COVID–19 should be conducted, but it is acceptable to report COVID–19 on a death certificate without this confirmation if the circumstances are compelling within a reasonable degree of certainty,” the guidelines state.