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Levin: 60 Million Americans Got Swine Flu, Obama and Biden Stopped Testing
CNS News ^ | | July 17, 2020 | 3:20pm EDT | John Jakubisin

Posted on 07/17/2020 8:44:01 PM PDT by conservative98

Levin contrasted the coronavirus pandemic with the Obama-Biden response to the 2009 swine flu epidemic, especially their decision to stop testing, on his national radio show “The Mark Levin Show” Thursday.

Levin replayed a C-Span clip from May 2019 in which Ron Klain, a former chief of staff for Biden, says that the Obama-Biden response team “did every possible thing wrong.”

We had a bunch of really talented, really good people working on it and we did every possible thing wrong and 60 million Americans got H1N1 in that period of time.”

"Well, why didn’t they prevent it?" Levin asked. "Why didn’t they have everybody hunker down?”

A report by CBS in 2009 said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told states to stop testing. Levin quoted the CBS reporter Sharyl Attkinson, “In late July, the CDC abruptly advised states to stop testing for the H1N1 flu and stop counting individual cases.”

“The rationale given for the CDC guidance to forego testing and tracking individual cases was 'why waste resources testing for the swine flu when the government has already confirmed that there is an epidemic?'”

“But Obama, Biden said no more testing, therefore no more reporting on the consequences. This is so damning. This is so damning.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: 201905; 201907; biden; cdc; clowncar; delaware; ebolaczar; epidemic; fauci; h1n1; influenza; joebiden; joeclowncarbiden; levin; marklevin; obama; pandemic; ronklain; swineflu; testing
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1 posted on 07/17/2020 8:44:01 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: conservative98

No more testing = no more reporting on the consequences! - Biden & Obama, 2009 Swine Flu

2 posted on 07/17/2020 8:50:00 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: conservative98

Why don’t I recall any Swine Flu testing centers in parking lots?

How did so many get tested? I sure never even thought about it

3 posted on 07/17/2020 8:50:16 PM PDT by digger48
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To: nutmeg


4 posted on 07/17/2020 8:52:18 PM PDT by nutmeg (Mega prayers for Rush Limbaugh)
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To: bitt; WildHighlander57


5 posted on 07/17/2020 8:53:17 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: digger48

What about the article, they said they did everything wrong. Biden is caught in his lies again.

6 posted on 07/17/2020 8:54:06 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: conservative98

That was a big f***ing deal. !

7 posted on 07/17/2020 8:56:27 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Churchillspirit

18 Jul: 10WJAR: Rhode Island received 113 false positive COVID-19 test results from private lab
Health officials say that 113 individuals were told they were COVID-19 positive when they were actually negative.
RIDOH says the laboratory is located in New York and is a partner lab of East Side Clinical Laboratory...

RIDOH says the lab identified the issue with the accuracy and concluded that the initial sample handling in the lab produced the false positives with the batch...
The RIDOH told NBC 10’s Katie Davis that some of those false positive results included nursing home staff, but it is unclear how many.

17 Jul: VT Digger: Levine says Manchester Covid-19 cases may be false positives
By Katie Jickling
Health Commissioner Mark Levine cast doubt on the 59 reported Covid cases in Manchester on Friday, saying that the test results may have been false positives.
The Department of Health has confirmed just two of the cases in follow-up testing. Fifteen of the 59 have tested negative in subsequent tests, Levine said. ..

8 posted on 07/17/2020 8:57:21 PM PDT by MAGAthon (g)
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To: conservative98

Sorry. that number that’s used just always sticks out to me

9 posted on 07/17/2020 9:02:46 PM PDT by digger48
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To: MAGAthon

Variation on.......not who votes but who counts the votes.


10 posted on 07/17/2020 9:03:00 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: digger48

We also didn’t have sites like “Worldometer” that kept a daily score on all the people that got infected or that died.

Watching that thing has taken the place of the sports scoreboard. And the ease of access to and constant monitoring of those numbers has put this virus at a high level of consciousness of everyone’s mind and increased the collective paranoia.

11 posted on 07/17/2020 9:03:38 PM PDT by aquila48 (Do not let them make you care! Guilting you is how they control you.)
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16 Jul: The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine: Why no-one can ever recover from COVID-19 in England – a statistical anomaly
by Yoon K Loke, Carl Heneghan
People living in England have become increasingly concerned in the face of Public Health England’s (PHE) figures demonstrating a relentless daily toll of more than a hundred COVID-associated deaths several days a week (see Figure 1).

This is in stark contrast to the more reassuring recovery in neighbouring regions (Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland), where there are days with no COVID-associated deaths whatsoever.
One reason for this due is a statistical flaw in the way that PHE compiles ‘out of hospital’ deaths data, rather than any genuine difference between the regions of the UK...

Anyone who has tested COVID positive but subsequently died at a later date of any cause will be included on the PHE COVID death figures.

By this PHE definition, no one with COVID in England is allowed to ever recover from their illness. A patient who has tested positive, but successfully treated and discharged from hospital, will still be counted as a COVID death even if they had a heart attack or were run over by a bus three months later...

PHE data also confirm that more than 125 000 patients have been admitted to NHS hospitals for COVID, the majority being successfully treated and discharged. There are now less than 1900 patients in hospital. So, roughly 80 000 recovered patients in the community will continue being monitored by PHE for the daily death statistics. More and more people (who are mainly in the older age group) are being discharged to the community, but they clearly may die of other illnesses.

This is why ‘out of hospital setting’ deaths remain constantly high (Figure 1), even though the Office of National Statistics data shows there have been fewer deaths than the five year average in the last three weeks, and NHS England data shows a moving average of 19 deaths per day in hospital...

12 posted on 07/17/2020 9:05:30 PM PDT by MAGAthon (g)
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To: MAGAthon

17 Jul: BBC: Hancock calls for urgent review into coronavirus death data in England
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has called for an urgent review into how coronavirus deaths have been recorded in England.
It follows confirmation from Public Health England that reported deaths may have included people who tested positive months before they died.
Other UK nations only include those who die within 28 days of a positive test.

Officials say the publication of daily death figures will be paused while the issue was “resolved”...
A note on the government’s website read: “Currently the daily deaths measure counts all people who have tested positive for coronavirus and since died, with no cut-off between time of testing and date of death...

Prof Carl Heneghan from University of Oxford, who spotted the issue with the data, told the BBC there was “huge variation” in the numbers of daily deaths reported in England by PHE.
While NHS England currently reports 30-35 deaths per day, Public Health England (PHE) data often shows double that or more, he said.
The reason is that anyone who has tested positive for coronavirus but then died at a later date of another cause would still be included in PHE’s Covid-19 death figures.

“By this PHE definition, no one with Covid in England is allowed to ever recover from their illness,” Prof Heneghan says.
“We need correct and accurate statistics so we can really understand the trend - otherwise it’s very difficult to know what’s going on,” he added.
Figures release from PHE today show that just under 10% of coronavirus deaths in England happened more than 28 days after a positive test.
In almost half of those cases, Covid-19 was recorded as the main cause of death...

Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales only include deaths in their daily count if someone died within 28 days of a positive test...

Dr Susan Hopkins, from Public Health England, said there was no agreed method of counting deaths from Covid-19.
“In England, we count all those that have died who had a positive Covid-19 test at any point, to ensure our data is as complete as possible...

behind paywall:

17 Jul: UK Telegraph: Matt Hancock launches inquiry into true PHE coronavirus death figures
Government source says car accident fatality could have been counted, raising concerns true toll of virus has been inflated
By Henry Bodkin

13 posted on 07/17/2020 9:06:37 PM PDT by MAGAthon (g)
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16 Jul: WHCU: Positive COVID-19 tests at Tioga County nursing home attributed to ‘false-positives’
ITHACA, N.Y. (WHCU) – Eight employees at a Tioga County nursing home who tested positive for COVID-19 last week, actually had not contracted the disease.
The New York State Department of Health launched an investigation after employees all tested positive on the same day. It was determined the results were ‘false-positives’ after the same swabs were tested a second time. All individuals were released from quarantine...

17 Jul: Time of India: Testing asymptomatic people not advisable: Gujarat government
AHMEDABAD: The state government has maintained that it will not permit Covid-19 testing of asymptomatic individuals merely to eliminate doubts because this practice may lead to either a “false sense of security among people” or result in “unnecessary treatment burden”...

It reiterated its apprehension that testing asymptomatic persons would create confusion, but this time around, the government has based its argument on the accuracy of RT-PCR test...
...secondly, the RT-PCR test’s specificity is around 70%, leading to there being chances of false positives and negatives...

17 Jul: Daily Star: Same person, same day, 2 Covid-19 tests, different results
Same person, same day, two RT-PCR tests, two different results. One says that the person is positive for Covid-19, while the other says he is negative.
The situation is something experts had predicted earlier...
“The limitation of RT-PCR is that the sensitivity depends on the sample collection, the kind of sample, the kind of media being used for testing,” Dr M Shawkat Hassan, director of the department of laboratory medicine at Birdem hospital, had said at a webinar organised by Bangladesh Health Watch earlier this month.
Dr Bijon Kumar Sil, head of the microbiology department at Gono Bishwabidyalay, had previously told The Daily Star that people recovering from Covid-19 might test positive again because the PCR machine detects dead viral Ribonucleic acid in their sample...

16 Jul: Poynter: ‘Unsupported’: a powerful rating to flag COVID-19 conspiracy theories
The burden of proof is actually on those who spread false information. Not on fact-checkers to prove them wrong
by Cristina Tardáguila
“There is no evidence that hospital laboratories have falsified the number of COVID-19 positives. While false-positives can occur, experts agree that they are a rare event.”...

14 posted on 07/17/2020 9:10:51 PM PDT by MAGAthon (g)
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To: conservative98

60 million got the swine flu, and 12,500 died. We are currently having 500 to 1,000 people die of COVID-19 every day, a lot lower than it was during April/May. Am I missing something?

15 posted on 07/17/2020 9:16:51 PM PDT by jasonandtheb
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To: conservative98

IMHO (which I value) this whole excercise has everything to do with government control of the sheeple! Hook, line and sinker, many are, unfortunately, buying it!

16 posted on 07/17/2020 9:28:02 PM PDT by Road Warrior ‘04 (BOYCOTT The NFL & NASCAR! Molon Labe! Oathkeeper!)
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To: jasonandtheb

Fake numbers. How come most people who gets tested they say have Covid but have no symtoms? I bet if I got tested they would say I have it.

17 posted on 07/17/2020 9:28:05 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: conservative98
Fake numbers. How come most people who gets tested they say have Covid but have no symtoms?

There was an article posted the other day written by an epidemiologist who said that if you don't have any symptoms, YOU DON'T HAVE THE ILLNESS!
(You may have been exposed, but didn't develop the illness.)

18 posted on 07/17/2020 9:49:36 PM PDT by norcal joe
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To: conservative98

The night Trump won, it was reported that CDC staff were seen WEEPING!
Read the report at the link to understand that the “DEEP STATE” exists well OUTSIDE OF DC: IT’S GOVERNMENT WIDE! THEY HATE TRUMP AND WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO RUIN HIM.

19 posted on 07/17/2020 10:06:19 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (THE DEEP STATE HATES YOU!)
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To: digger48

They confirmed cases then the way they do now:

“I don’t feel so good...”

“Hmm! You must have what’s going around!” [Check!]

20 posted on 07/18/2020 1:03:44 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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