Anybody Catch the CDC Briefing Today?
I know there is an election going on, sportsing, and Kobe Bryant and whatnot... but did anyone happen to catch the CDC briefing? I didn't stick around to listen to the questions. I was too gobsmacked and overwhelmed - I don't think I could take listening to these fucking idiots soft peddle indifference and inaction amidst a global pandemic.
Needless to say I was a bit disappointed. Short rant to follow.
Let me sum it up for you with my initial response on the YT video below:
The head of the CDC called her kids school and asked them what is going to be done. Think about that for a fucking moment... She is an idiot and she is lying while saying nothing. The Head of the CDC called a school to ask what is going to happen. What the actual fuck!!!? She essentially said you are on your own.
They flew people around the country and talked the situation down to protect markets for 30 friggin' days and then tell us we may need to stay home and wash our hands. NPI, non-pharmaceutical interventions, I think that means no health care. Good thing we tested those 426 people nation wide in the last 30 days.
What where they fucking practicing? Where are the stockpiles of medicine? Where are the stockpiles of haz mat gear? What is the plan to keep supply lines open? Where are the plans to activate and engage volunteers? What is the plan other than you are on your own?
And closing with "sorry about the tests"? Fuck you lady!
What the fuck happened to our country? Billions of dollars for elections, trillions to drop bombs, and billions in CDC budget for what? "You're on your own. Cover your mouth and wash your hands. Hope you got cash... Don't ask me, ask your local school superintendent."
They are going to do nothing but keep a grisly score. I just have no words other than un-fucking-believable.