Oops: There Could Be A Big Problem With Brandon’s Test To Treat COVID Idea

This sounded good, but, the Brandon admin apparently didn’t give it a good think nor ask pharmacies for their input

Test to Treat: pharmacists say Biden’s major new Covid initiative won’t work

A major new Biden administration initiative to facilitate access to Covid-19 antivirals will have a limited impact and fail to mitigate certain health inequities, major pharmacist groups argue, because pharmacists are restricted from prescribing the pills.

Announced in Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, the “Test to Treat” program is meant to address the maddening difficulty Americans have had in accessing Covid-19 treatments. The administration will channel newly increasing stocks of antiviral pills to major retail pharmacies that have in-house clinics, providing one-stop testing and antivirals access.

The program, which the administration aims to provide for free (in the face of fierce Republican opposition to new Covid-19 spending), is also slated to roll out in Veterans Affairs clinics, community health centers and long-term care facilities.

Major participants include some 250 Walgreens stores, 225 Kroger Little Clinics and 1,200 CVS MinuteClinics. CVS clinics in particular are staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants, authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prescribe the two currently available Covid antivirals, Pfizer’s Paxlovid and Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics’ molnupiravir.

In a 9 March letter to Biden calling for pharmacists to be granted authority to prescribe these pills, 14 organizations representing pharmacies and pharmacists insisted Test to Treat’s impact will be compromised by the fact that such in-house clinics are relatively limited in number and largely in urban areas.

It surely doesn’t help that pharmacies are closing in major Democratic party run cities, due to rampant theft and danger to employees. This is a major blindspot in that, unless there is a nurse practitioner or PA, they cannot be prescribed. It looks like the Brandon admin said “here’s a great idea, let’s go with it!” without asking professionals.

Meanwhile, this is interesting, in that China is admitting a big outbreak

Covid-19 cases continue to rise in China’s worst outbreak since Wuhan

China reported thousands of new local Covid-19 cases Sunday amid the worst outbreak in the country since Wuhan in early 2020, according to the National Health Commission (NHC).

Health officials said 2,125 cases were reported across 58 cities in 19 of 31 mainland provinces, marking the fourth consecutive day China reported more than 1,000 daily local cases. More than 10,000 cases have been reported since the latest outbreak began in early March, the NHC said.

Saturday, the commission reported 3,122 local cases — the highest number of daily infections since the Wuhan outbreak and the first time new cases have exceeded 3,000 in a day, NHC data showed.

Throughout the pandemic, China has adhered to a strict zero-Covid policy that aims to stamp out all outbreaks and chains of transmission using a combination of border controls, mass testing, quarantine procedures and lockdowns.

Nearly half of the total infections in the latest outbreak have been reported in northeastern Jilin province, with 4,605 cases since March 1, when the first clusters of cases in Jilin’s border city Yanbian were identified, according to the provincial government.

Does anyone actually believe there have been no outbreaks since the initial one? And believe the numbers are not particularly high for such a populous country? It must be really bad if the ruling Chinese communist party are allowing this to be broadcast, and if it could threaten half their economy. It won’t be good for Apple fanboys

Foxconn Halts iPhone Shenzhen Site Due to Covid Lockdown

Apple Inc. supplier Foxconn is halting operations at its Shenzhen sites, one of which produces iPhones, in response to a government-imposed lockdown on the tech hub city.

The Taiwanese company, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., has its China headquarters in the area and a key manufacturing site in Guanlan. It is suspending operations at the two campuses and has reallocated production to other sites to reduce impact from the disruption, the company said in a statement. Foxconn didn’t specify the length of the suspension. The measures from the Chinese government call for non-essential businesses in Shenzhen to halt until March 20.

I’m sure iPhone users will argue that the this is an essential business.

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9 Responses to “Oops: There Could Be A Big Problem With Brandon’s Test To Treat COVID Idea”

  1. Hairy says:

    Now thst 90% us dems are vaccinated and unvaccinstrd q5 times more likely to die from covid anti viral not needed so much.
    Maybe the unvaccinsted just don’t want a better chance st staying alive?

  2. Hairy says:

    CVS is closing 900 stores nationwide as they realign and go more digital. Most are not in cities but smaller stores in suburban and rural areas. Unfortunately the areas having more Trump voters

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The pharmacy orgs WANT to be granted prescription privileges but medical groups and the FDA oppose it (for good reasons).

    We thought Repubs wanted to reduce regulations?

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  5. drowningpuppies says:

    Brandon has bigger problems than that.

    Pfizer understood the lipid nanoparticles in their COVID vaccine did not stay in the bicep muscle of the injected individual. Instead, the nanoparticles migrate from the injection site and collect elsewhere. Where do they go? “Pfizer knew, apparently, that it was going to the liver and the ovaries.”

    The New Vaccines Don’t Stop COVID But They Do Change Your DNA


    Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  6. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Emerald Robinson was fired by NEWSMAX (NEWSMAX!) for spreading false claims about vaccines.

    Mr Pillow, Mike Lindell, has hired her for his band of crackpots.

    Here’s what Ms Robinson said about the Covid vaccines…

    “Dear Christians: the vaccines contain a bioluminescent marker called LUCIFERASE so that you can be tracked. Read the last book of the New Testament to see how this ends.”

    You can’t spell luciferase without… wait for it… Lucifer!!! Luciferase is a firefly enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of its substrate, luciferin, yielding… light called bioluminescence! There are no luciferase gene sequences in any Covid vaccine.

    If one is incautious enough to read Ms Robinson’s essay, please read the papers she fails to cite as evidence that spike protein mRNA is reverse transcribed into DNA that is integrated into your genome!!

    There is no evidence that the vaccine mRNA gets incorporated into one’s DNA.

    There is no evidence that a furin cleavage site (FCS) was intentionally inserted into SARS-CoV-2 RNA.

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      Fired from Newsmax for spreading false claims about vaccine eh? When will CNN, MSNBC etcetera fire their people for spreading the false claims are safe? That the prevent the recipient from getting or passing on Covid? They are all lies too.

      It’s admirable that dOwd feels it’s important to not spread falsehoods about Covid. Now police your own. You can start with why the vaccine has never stopped the virus and go on from there. Then we can move on to whether 3 months of BLM riots or 3 hours of a Jan 6 riot constitutes an actual insurrection.

      And the My Pillow guy is an American just like you(?) and entitled to hire who he wants and support the person or opinion he wants. Just like you. And he should be free to do that without being harassed by banks, credit companies, politicians or crazies who seem to think a political disagreement gives them the right to harm others. You need to learn in our republic everybody does not have to agree with the great and powerful dOwd. And they’re entitled to disagree without being slandered. Even about Russia/Ukraine.

      Lets go Brandon, more women and children to kill in the Ukraine. More Americans to fuk with inflation.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Mr Brand0 responds as expected, but the facts are still the facts…

        There is no evidence that the mRNA vaccines change DNA.

        There is no evidence that a luciferase gene is inserted in the mRNA vaccines.

        There is no evidence that an FCS was intentionally inserted into SARS-CoV-2 RNA.

        Just because Mr Pillow and Ms Robinson are American (?) they are not immunized against criticism for their words and actions. Private businesses such as banks, credit companies and media do not have to work with people who could harm their businesses. Politicians have every right to criticize and correct falsehoods.

        Likewise, I have every right to criticize Emerald Robinson (and Brand0 and Teach) and their falsehoods.

        It will difficult for Mr Pillow or Ms Robinson to press a case for defamation since they make well-publicized mis-statements of fact.

        Now, would you like to discuss the studies I cited?

        We have come to realize that with cons, it’s always projection. Always. You whine about having your opinions suppressed, but that’s exactly what you want to do to others. You accuse others of just accepting what they’re told by their elites, but that’s what you do. And our experts are actual experts and your experts are Emerald Robinson and Tucker Carlson. And your confederates share the opinions of the likes of Emerald Robinson, DJt, Joe Mercola, RFK Jr, Andrew Wakefield, Naomi Wolf, FOX News, Newsmax, Aaron Rodgers, Robert Malone, Djokovic, Jenny McCarthur, Christiane Northrup, etc, without any further investigation.

  7. Hairy says:

    9 out of the top highest per capita death rates are in rates.being vaccinated improves your chances of not dying by about 93% the Trump vaccine was never thought to be 100% effective against “stopping” the virus. If you thought that you were mistaken
    The death ratexin the red states is much higher.

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