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The Biden Covid Response
« on: November 08, 2020, 11:08:47 PM »
https://buildbackbetter.com/priorities/covid-19/


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President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris have a seven-point plan to beat COVID-19.

Ensure all Americans have access to regular, reliable, and free testing.

Double the number of drive-through testing sites.
Invest in next-generation testing, including at home tests and instant tests, so we can scale up our testing capacity by orders of magnitude.
Stand up a Pandemic Testing Board like Roosevelt’s War Production Board. It’s how we produced tanks, planes, uniforms, and supplies in record time, and it’s how we will produce and distribute tens of millions of tests.
Establish a U.S. Public Health Jobs Corps to mobilize at least 100,000 Americans across the country with support from trusted local organizations in communities most at risk to perform culturally competent approaches to contact tracing and protecting at-risk populations.
Fix personal protective equipment (PPE) problems for good.

President-elect Joe Biden is taking responsibility and giving states, cities, tribes, and territories the critical supplies they need.

Fully use the Defense Production Act to ramp up production of masks, face shields, and other PPE so that the national supply of personal protective equipment exceeds demand and our stores and stockpiles — especially in hard-hit areas that serve disproportionately vulnerable populations — are fully replenished.
Build immediately toward a future, flexible American-sourced and manufactured capability to ensure we are not dependent on other countries in a crisis.
Provide clear, consistent, evidence-based guidance for how communities should navigate the pandemic – and the resources for schools, small businesses, and families to make it through.

Social distancing is not a light switch. It is a dial. President-elect Biden will direct the CDC to provide specific evidence-based guidance for how to turn the dial up or down relative to the level of risk and degree of viral spread in a community, including when to open or close certain businesses, bars, restaurants, and other spaces; when to open or close schools, and what steps they need to take to make classrooms and facilities safe; appropriate restrictions on size of gatherings; when to issue stay-at-home restrictions.
Establish a renewable fund for state and local governments to help prevent budget shortfalls, which may cause states to face steep cuts to teachers and first responders.
Call on Congress to pass an emergency package to ensure schools have the additional resources they need to adapt effectively to COVID-19.
Provide a “restart package” that helps small businesses cover the costs of operating safely, including things like plexiglass and PPE.


Plan for the effective, equitable distribution of treatments and vaccines — because development isn’t enough if they aren’t effectively distributed.

Invest $25 billion in a vaccine manufacturing and distribution plan that will guarantee it gets to every American, cost-free.
Ensure that politics plays no role in determining the safety and efficacy of any vaccine. The following 3 principles will guide the Biden-Harris administration: Put scientists in charge of all decisions on safety and efficacy; publicly release clinical data for any vaccine the FDA approves; and authorize career staff to write a written report for public review and permit them to appear before Congress and speak publicly uncensored.
Ensure everyone — not just the wealthy and well-connected — in America receives the protection and care they deserve, and consumers are not price gouged as new drugs and therapies come to market.
Protect older Americans and others at high risk.

President-elect Biden understands that older Americans and others at high-risk are most vulnerable to COVID-19.

Establish a COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Task Force, as proposed by Vice President-elect Harris, to provide recommendations and oversight on disparities in the public health and economic response. At the end of this health crisis, it will transition to a permanent Infectious Disease Racial Disparities Task Force.
Create the Nationwide Pandemic Dashboard that Americans can check in real-time to help them gauge whether local transmission is actively occurring in their zip codes. This information is critical to helping all individuals, but especially older Americans and others at high risk, understand what level of precaution to take.
Rebuild and expand defenses to predict, prevent, and mitigate pandemic threats, including those coming from China.

Immediately restore the White House National Security Council Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense, originally established by the Obama-Biden administration.
Immediately restore our relationship with the World Health Organization, which — while not perfect — is essential to coordinating a global response during a pandemic.
Re-launch and strengthen U.S. Agency for International Development’s pathogen-tracking program called PREDICT.
Expand the number of CDC’s deployed disease detectives so we have eyes and ears on the ground, including rebuilding the office in Beijing.
Implement mask mandates nationwide by working with governors and mayors and by asking the American people to do what they do best: step up in a time of crisis.

Experts agree that tens of thousands of lives can be saved if Americans wear masks. President-elect Biden will continue to call on:

Every American to wear a mask when they are around people outside their household.
Every Governor to make that mandatory in their state.
Local authorities to also make it mandatory to buttress their state orders.

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More testing - more drive in sites, increasing investment in R&D of new testing technologies

100,000 federal contract tracers, or something of that sort?

PPE made in USA using DPA.

More guidance - CDC giving more specific guidance for specific actives and setting - I hope they do this with factual data...

Nationwide Pandemic Dashboard - data on Covid status by ZIP code

No national mask mandate, pressurizing states to mandate instead






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Re: The Biden Covid Response
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2020, 11:20:08 PM »
Basically the Trump playbook for half of them.
Feelings don't care about your facts

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Re: The Biden Covid Response
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2020, 11:30:02 PM »
Many things Biden says is common sense things we should be doing.
Nothing is more simple than wearing masks.
Trumps playbook is to ignore it and make false claims hoping that it will go away.
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Re: The Biden Covid Response
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2020, 12:13:07 AM »
They’re going to be throwing a lot of money at this problem, let’s see what kind of ROI we get. Considering the state of our government it’s a real possibility that it’ll mostly be a colossal waste of money.

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Re: The Biden Covid Response
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2020, 01:38:20 AM »
https://buildbackbetter.com/priorities/covid-19/


TLDR

More testing - more drive in sites, increasing investment in R&D of new testing technologies

100,000 federal contract tracers, or something of that sort?

PPE made in USA using DPA.

More guidance - CDC giving more specific guidance for specific actives and setting - I hope they do this with factual data...

Nationwide Pandemic Dashboard - data on Covid status by ZIP code

No national mask mandate, pressurizing states to mandate instead

Basically nothing will be done better than before but managed to devise a plan with all sorts of meaningless social justice/virtue signaling agendas. 100k federal contact tracers? PPE made in the USA? Racial disparity task force? Reinforce relationship with the WHO? LMAO

I’m now of belief that Biden would’ve screwed up the COVID response 2x worse than Trump. Sure, he might have had the country (read:MSM) united in his meaningless plans to make the COVID response coincide with plans to make the world more eco friendly and safer for people of color. At least in trumps bungled response it out the onus on each state to figure out something better than the meaningless crap laid out here. And in March he would’ve proposed 100x worse.
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Re: The Biden Covid Response
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2020, 02:15:15 AM »
Basically nothing will be done better than before but managed to devise a plan with all sorts of meaningless social justice/virtue signaling agendas. 100k federal contact tracers? PPE made in the USA? Racial disparity task force? Reinforce relationship with the WHO? LMAO

I’m now of belief that Biden would’ve screwed up the COVID response 2x worse than Trump. Sure, he might have had the country (read:MSM) united in his meaningless plans to make the COVID response coincide with plans to make the world more eco friendly and safer for people of color. At least in trumps bungled response it out the onus on each state to figure out something better than the meaningless crap laid out here. And in March he would’ve proposed 100x worse.
What would you do if you were him?
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Re: The Biden Covid Response
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2020, 06:26:26 AM »
Mandate we should stay in basements

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Re: The Biden Covid Response
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2020, 06:57:58 AM »
They’re going to be throwing a lot of money at this problem, let’s see what kind of ROI we get. Considering the state of our government it’s a real possibility that it’ll mostly be a colossal waste of money.
Look how much money was wasted stock piling drugs that don't work. Trumps gamechanger comes to mind. I don't think they will be doing that.
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Re: The Biden Covid Response
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2020, 07:01:54 AM »
Basically nothing will be done better than before but managed to devise a plan with all sorts of meaningless social justice/virtue signaling agendas. 100k federal contact tracers? PPE made in the USA? Racial disparity task force? Reinforce relationship with the WHO? LMAO

I’m now of belief that Biden would’ve screwed up the COVID response 2x worse than Trump. Sure, he might have had the country (read:MSM) united in his meaningless plans to make the COVID response coincide with plans to make the world more eco friendly and safer for people of color. At least in trumps bungled response it out the onus on each state to figure out something better than the meaningless crap laid out here. And in March he would’ve proposed 100x worse.
More testing and pushing for more mask wearing is not a good thing?
What about just acknowledging the fact that this is getting worse and we are not rounding the corner?
You're so far up Trump's a** you can see Giuliani's feet.  HT Baruch

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Re: The Biden Covid Response
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2020, 09:31:16 AM »
What would you do if you were him?

-Faster test results is 1000x more important than scaling up quantity of testing which has been pretty sufficient.
-Tell us that you will approve a vaccine for those at risk as fast as possible based on risk/reward, not wait until 48.7k scientists verify its safety in 2028.
-Tell us how you will help people get back to work and help businesses. Not even a mention??
-Tell us how you will fight the states abusing executive orders and state of emergency
-Realize that contact tracing is an absolute waste after an outbreak. It’s a useful as hiring sex Ed teachers to serve in the maternity ward.

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Re: The Biden Covid Response
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2020, 10:05:54 AM »
It’s a useful as hiring sex Ed teachers to serve in the maternity ward.

Epic.
When you find yourself agreeing with me more often than not, it's time for a cheshbon hanefesh.

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Re: The Biden Covid Response
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2020, 10:15:41 AM »
It’s a useful as hiring sex Ed teachers to serve in the maternity ward.
If you want them not to make the same mistake it is useful.  ;)
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Re: The Biden Covid Response
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2020, 10:48:53 AM »
Basically the Trump playbook for half of them.

But taking complete credit for ALL of it.

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Re: The Biden Covid Response
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2020, 11:00:07 AM »
-Tell us how you will help people get back to work and help businesses. Not even a mention??

All of your points are excellent, A+, but for all those struggling financially, really struggling, this is of utmost importance and completely omitting it from any plan is a colossal failure.

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Re: The Biden Covid Response
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2020, 11:24:07 AM »
Business stimulus is a separate plan. Come on. It does say 'Provide a “restart package” that helps small businesses cover the costs of operating safely, including things like plexiglass and PPE'

-Faster test results is 1000x more important than scaling up quantity of testing which has been pretty sufficient.
-Tell us that you will approve a vaccine for those at risk as fast as possible based on risk/reward, not wait until 48.7k scientists verify its safety in 2028.
-Tell us how you will help people get back to work and help businesses. Not even a mention??
-Tell us how you will fight the states abusing executive orders and state of emergency
-Realize that contact tracing is an absolute waste after an outbreak. It’s a useful as hiring sex Ed teachers to serve in the maternity ward.
US Positivity rate is 9.6%. That's not enough. More tests = faster results. New testing tech = faster results.
It's a given that vaccine will be approved ASAP. What needs saying is that it will be safe.
He's not against the EOs.
It's a waste after an an outbreak but will be important before the next outbreak
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