Happy Hour News Briefs
The NYTimes tells us that The Fourth Reich is demanding hospitals bypass the CDC and send their assorted reports and numbers directly to Alex Azar at HHS:
The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and, beginning on Wednesday, send all coronavirus patient information to a central database in Washington — a move that has alarmed public health experts who fear the data will be distorted for political gain.
The new instructions are contained in a little-noticed document posted this week on the Department of Health and Human Services’ website, Sheryl Gay Stolberg reports. From now on, H.H.S., and not the C.D.C., will collect daily reports about the patients that each hospital is treating, how many beds and ventilators are available, and other information vital to tracking the pandemic.
Oh hell, no. Just stop that s*** right there. Nip it in the bud.
The CDC needs that data, untouched and un-politicized, and if there’s one thing we know from watching HHS since the beginning of the Trump-Virus, Azar is a trumpie true believer.