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      <h1 class=”thread-title”>CDCs sofailed coronavirus tests were tainted with coronavirus, feds confirm</h1>

      A federal investigation found CDC researchers not following protocol.
      by Beth Mole –
      Apr 20, 2020 11:16am EDTAs the new coronavirus took root across America, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent states tainted test kits in early February that were themselves seeded with the virus, federal officials have confirmed.

      The contamination made the tests uninterpretable, and—because testing is crucial for containment efforts—it lost the country invaluable time to get ahead of the advancing pandemic.

      Anyone else reporting yet?

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      I’m sure it will be part of the presser. But it will be Trump telling the Press.

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      NV Wino
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      but I can’t remember where. CRS

      I do recall that they said the tests were tainted with “synthetic covid-19.” Found that rather odd, since it seems like there’s plenty of the real stuff around. Why create a synthetic version?
      Why create a test for the virus in the same lab where you made the synthetic version?
      What happened to all the real doctors and researchers at the CDC and who are these people that replaced them? Everybody makes mistakes, but this seems like a really rookie one.

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      Fallout from the agency’s failed rollout of national coronavirus kits two months ago continues to haunt U.S. efforts to combat the spread of the highly infectious virus.

      By Sheila Kaplan  April 18, 2020

      Sloppy laboratory practices at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention caused contamination that rendered the nation’s first coronavirus tests ineffective, federal officials confirmed on Saturday.

      Two of the three C.D.C. laboratories in Atlanta that created the coronavirus test kits violated their own manufacturing standards, resulting in the agency sending tests that did not work to nearly all of the 100 state and local public health labs, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

      Early on, the F.D.A., which oversees laboratory tests, sent Dr. Timothy Stenzel, chief of in vitro diagnostics and radiological health, to the C.D.C. labs to assess the problem, several officials said. He found an astonishing lack of expertise in commercial manufacturing and learned that nobody was in charge of the entire process, they said.

      Problems ranged from researchers entering and exiting the coronavirus laboratories without changing their coats, to test ingredients being assembled in the same room where researchers were working on positive coronavirus samples, officials said. Those practices made the tests sent to public health labs unusable because they were contaminated with the coronavirus, and produced some inconclusive results.

      LINK–NewYorkTimes, C.D.C. Labs Were Contaminated, Delaying Coronavirus Testing, Officials Say

      If true, this is a fail at the highest levels.

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

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      who says cdc isn’t a government agency?

      “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States. It is a United States federal agency, under the Department of Health and Human Services, and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.[2]”


      I find it very hard to fathom how CDC would have such lax protocols unless it were deliberate, to purposefully undermine faith in cdc among the general public & the scientific community.

      Maybe there’s a problem with the supply chain that was producing the testing kits — it would be good to have it pinned down exactly where things went wrong.  my thought would be disruption of personnel & privatization/outsourcing of supply chain.

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      Is there anything this maladministration can’t botch?

      I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing.

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      Isn’t this a swab kind of thing?

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" Baelish

      VFTBNMW is, IMO, literally "take the blue pill".

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