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Trump replaces HHS watchdog who found 'severe shortages' at hospitals combating coronavirus

A spokeswoman for the IG's office said Christi Grimm will remain in her current role as principal deputy inspector general.

"HHS OIG has for more than 40 years held a deep commitment to serving taxpayers and the beneficiaries of HHS programs," Tesia Williams said in a statement.

"Our professionals have risen to a variety of challenges, including our groundbreaking work fighting the opioid epidemic and health care fraud, as well as oversight of the planning, response, and funding for COVID-19. We will continue to serve the American people by ensuring that their health and welfare are protected."



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by Oui (Oui) on Sun May 3rd, 2020 at 03:36:45 PM EST
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DHS report: China hid virus' severity to hoard supplies
Not classified but marked "for official use only," the analysis states that, while downplaying the severity of the coronavirus, China increased imports and decreased exports of medical supplies. It attempted to cover up doing so by "denying there were export restrictions and obfuscating and delaying provision of its trade data," the analysis states.

The report also says China held off informing the World Health Organization that the coronavirus "was a contagion" for much of January so it could order medical supplies from abroad -- and that its imports of face masks and surgical gowns and gloves increased sharply.

Those conclusions are based on the 95% probability that China's changes in imports and export behavior were not within normal range, according to the report.

by Cat on Sun May 3rd, 2020 at 09:46:20 PM EST
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From yr link ...

Science Says: What to know about the viral outbreak in China | AP News - Jan. 22, 2020 |

HOW WIDESPREAD IS IT?

China has identified more than 500 cases and 17 deaths, most of the illnesses and all of the deaths in Hubei province. Cases have also been confirmed in Thailand, South Korea, Japan, the U.S. and Taiwan. The outbreak coincides with China's busiest travel season as people visit their families or go abroad for the Lunar New Year holiday. That travel rush is expected to spread the disease more widely.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

Common symptoms include a runny nose, headache, cough and fever. Shortness of breath, chills and body aches are associated with more dangerous kinds of coronavirus, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In serious cases, the virus can cause pneumonia.



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by Oui (Oui) on Sun May 3rd, 2020 at 10:24:34 PM EST
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Let us also note, how early Mr Market signaled losses attributable to "lockdown" stalled production. And US gov eagerly anticipated return of manufacture, job growth, to USA.
by Cat on Sun May 3rd, 2020 at 11:24:55 PM EST
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