Mar 06, 2020

>What, specifically, do you think more testing will do?

The CDC & other testing authorities have been systematically denying requests by doctors and other health professionals, to test people who are at meaningful risk of Covid-19 infection. Indications are this is due to a lack of testing capacity.

There are numerous news reports of CDC refusing testing. It seems odd that anyone is missing them.

Here are some examples of what I'm referring to https://act.nationalnursesunited.org/page/-/files/graphics/N...

https://www.businessinsider.com/new-york-man-denied-coronavi...

https://news.yahoo.com/us-patient-coronavirus-unknown-origin...

Here's a case where doctors kept pushing back against CDC refusals. Eventually the woman tested positive. https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/breaking-floyd-county...

If these aren't enough examples of CDC's ongoing testing problems, there are plenty of others - all there for the searching.

Mar 06, 2020

This map seems effectively useless in the US, given absence of meaningful testing. Frontline nurses, treating COVID-19 patients, are having their tests stonewalled and delayed by the CDC:

https://act.nationalnursesunited.org/page/-/files/graphics/N...

I’ve seen multiple people referencing it to prove the absence of real threat in the US, which seems beyond absurd at this point.

Mar 05, 2020

Unions can have their downsides, but they’re also one of the few ways that workers can fight back against dangerous workplaces and expose those conditions to the public.

This is happening right now with the nurses’ union in California, who are exposing the CDC’s stonewalling and failure in testing for COVID-19 and the danger this is posing to everyone:

https://act.nationalnursesunited.org/page/-/files/graphics/N...