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    The CDC or a government agency run by a Trump crony?

    A federal dashboard that provides information to the public about COVID-19 data that is provided by hospitals has not been updated since a rapidly implemented rule for how hospitals report that kind of data was put into place.

    The new rule, issued July 10 by the Department of Health and Human Services, went into effect July 15. The last set of data is from July 14. Rather than send COVID-19-related data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as has been done since March, hospitals, hospital laboratories, and other acute-care facilities have been told to submit that information to a portal operated by TeleTracking Technologies Inc., a privately held data company.

    Health officials say the new process will reduce “confusion and duplication of reporting,” create more flexibility with what data is collected during the pandemic, and better allocate medications such as Gilead Sciences Inc.’s (GILD) remdesivir. (The terms of the experimental drug’s emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration requires that the medication is allocated by the federal government.)

    The decision prompted the National Governors Association to ask the Trump administration to delay the rule by 30 days. “Governors are requesting a 30-day delay of these new requirements, in order for hospitals to learn a new system, as they continue to deal with this pandemic,” the organization said Thursday. “In addition, governors urge the administration to make this information publicly available.”
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    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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