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'Very Likely a Scandal': Demands for Answers as CDC Abruptly Deletes Guidance on Airborne Spread of Coronavirus

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/09/21/very-likely-scandal-demands-answers-cdc-abruptly-deletes-guidance-airborne-spread

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Does it matter if in fact we don’t demand change or redress of insane guidance moves already here?.

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Unfortunately, no, it does not.

The CDC is a zombie entity now. The text dropped into their website and deleted from their website was done against the wishes of resident scientists, but rather from above in the festering ranks of Trump’s HHS.

This occurrence actually made the CNBC front page, which is not known for its political reporting. That should tell you something.

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There is a dastardly plot going on here and we had better get to the bottom of it. These dozens of committee hearings that are NOT going on is proof that we are being left to die.

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As an environmental scientist/engineer, my specialty is hydrology, but I rubbed shoulders with a lot of air quality folks over the years–long before SARS-CoV-19 came onto the scene. Let me say that from a science perspective aerosols are very real, virus-sized particles are easily transportable in them, and that they do not “drop off” at six feet. Not the information you wanted to learn, but just the science, unfiltered science. Stay safe. In addition to distancing, masks, washing hands, EAT YOUR VEGETABLES AND TAKE VITAMINS.

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What is Redfield’s problem?

There could not be more clear proof of the existential and immediate danger of a Trump re-election than this story. Trump and his cronies have destroyed our agencies of government, the very institutions necessary to keeping the nation informed and safe. Untold numbers of lives are knowingly being placed at risk of serious illness or death. Here, we see the conduct of a fascist wannabe who would be unbound if he is allowed to remain in office. While our expectations of a Biden administration will not be set high, this kind of conduct would have no place in a Biden administration. The differences between the two men are stark and compelling.

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No different from OUR problem:  Donald J. Trump.

Right On.  Biden will skillfully hide his efforts to increase korporate kontrol of our lives, while Tweetle-Dumb will con­tinue to brazenly hasten Amerika’s descent into pseudo-christian fascism.

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As more local lockdowns begin, the hard truth is there’s no return to ‘normal’

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Why ask questions we already know the answer to? Of course it’s political interference. It’s from the anti-science administration. Q-Anon/Trump cultists believe the earth is flat, COVID isn’t real, C02 doesn’t heat the atmosphere, and the earth was made in six days and is 6,000 years old.
The right-wing war on science and honest information continues.
Impeach the liar again, Nancy, or resign and let AOC be Speaker of the House.

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Both political parties are bribed by corporations and billionaires.
But there are stark differences between Biden and Trump, between the GOP and the Democratic Party. Here’s what Trump/GOP are attempting to do that Biden and the Dems are not attempting to do:
• Preserve and expand white supremacy, gun culture, the Confederacy movement.
• Make it impossible for women to legally and easily access contraceptives and abortion. In general, reinforce a rigid, sexist, brutal patriarchy.
• Empower police, secret interagency officers, federal troops and the military to be used domestically against law-abiding, protesting citizens, using tactics/equipment meant for a war zone.
• Stop all efforts to reform policing; empower police to be even more violent, racist, militarist, and unaccountable.
• Completely destroy Social Security and Medicare.
• Privatize and/or shut down public school infrastructure.
• Bust all unions.
• Sabotage elections. Allow foreign money and intelligence agencies to subvert elections.
• Sabotage the right to vote and access to voting.
• Destroy the UN and the International Criminal Court in The Hauge.
• Privatize and otherwise destroy the USPS.
• Install a Christian Evangelical theocracy.
• Ally America more and more with Putin, MBS, Erdogan, Duterte, Bolsonaro, Kim Jong Un, and all the other most despotic, horrible rulers.
• Turn the president into a King; set up a Trump family dynasty succession in the Oval Office. Make nepotism a staffing policy. Create a cult of personality that worships Donald Trump as “God’s chosen one,” creating an army of rabid, armed traitors primed for a second Civil War.
• Make the president and president’s cronies immune from investigation, subpoenas, and imprisonment.
• Empower right-wing vigilantes to work with police to attack protesters. Defend right-wing extremist violence. Promote insane Q-Anon and other dangerous conspiracy theories.
• Stack Supreme Court and all federal courts with extremist right-wing lackeys.
• Get rid of Obamacare and any other health care expansion.
• Use DOJ against law-abiding citizens while preventing it from taking action against real criminals. Use DOJ, HHS, ICE and other agencies as a private army serving the president.
• Pardon war criminals and other miscreants.
• Attack climate science, pandemic science and most other science to further corrupt, destructive capitalist/political agendas.
• Weaponize space.
• Take away hard-won new rights from LGBTQ.

You can easily see why pragmatic progressives are voting for Biden.

As long as republicans believe that more democrats will die than republicans from coronavirus, republicans will not do what is necessary to combat this disease.

and somehow we are supposed to believer these proven prevaricators who have been shown to have already changed their stories to meet political considerations on numerous occasions–

When it gets right down to it, UncleFester, you’re right. And there are profound differences between those two election outcomes, as profound as the difference between sunlight and darkness.

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Until the criminal regime can be removed from Washington, we are going to see more and more situations of this sort.

Donald Trump and its (I DO NOT grant that Trump qualifies as human) cronies MUST be eradicated from the US government or there will be no United States.

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That equation trump & co may actually believe is a prime example of the reality of the utter depravity and unconscionable crimes of this regime from fuckin Hell!
4 more years? Yeah, right, we may not survive and certainly will be changed for the very worst from his first 4 malignant years!

You’re clearly a vote blue no matter who - and no matter the truth. You bought the propaganda.

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NO, she is a vote trump out no matter how! A voice of honest reason faced with an existential threat from a regime of such insane and malignant proportions and beliefs there is really no choice but to remove them from any position of power - if you think we support without reservation and strong criticism and denunciation you are missing the point and words of many! The entrenched DP or their betrayals are not the primary issue at this critical point in time and you should see that truth or something is very wrong…

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So gaslighting from Democrats is ok - but not from Republicans. Got it.

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Gaslighting? Oh, please! That shallow diversion is transparent crap and only serves to give cover to the actual daily and hourly depraved actions from the trump regime. This is not the DP talking, its me, not the DP.
The DP is no saint by any stretch, but an enemy, and most people that see trump as an existential threat also see the DP for what it is.

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