Testing And Monitoring

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  1. 1 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Good Morning Family! 💃🏾🕺🏾☀️

  2. April 17, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Yes, testing is the linchpin that allows us the knowledge of who has or has had Covid-19 and who is still very much at risk. Without a FEDERAL medical supply chain of all the components, governors are pitted against each other to bid for these whjie IMPOTUS washes his hands of any responsibility. Now we are starting to see the gun nuts and dead enders protesting in public because they are unwilling to make any sacrifice to keep people safer. Glad to live in a state with a proactive governor coordinating with her regional partner governors. #StayHome and #BeSafe a while longer.

  3. 3 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Gotcha! 😆😷

  4. April 17, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Morning, Dudette! How is it where you live?

    • 6 Dudette
      April 17, 2020 at 11:28 am

      Morning JF!
      Here we have Sunny 50s 60s in the daytime but Chilly 40’s at night.
      Housemate and I are already in tug of war over whether to keep using the heat. She’s all but “it’s hot” and I’m like “look at my teeth chattering, what is wrong with you?”
      [mutters to self: I believe that I will win!]

  5. 7 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 10:11 am

    This thread is weird & delightful! 😁🦐

  6. 10 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 10:13 am


  7. 14 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 10:21 am

    • 15 Dudette
      April 17, 2020 at 10:45 am

  8. 16 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 10:22 am

    Totally unexpected choices here. Apparently I should live in Maryland.

  9. 21 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 10:26 am

    • April 17, 2020 at 12:16 pm

      This is how TRUMP gets his message out…they are part of his Propaganda Machine…the MSM took Trump’s message about opening the so called economy..and ran with it…because it was the shiny new penny…the real question should have been…what about the lack PPEs…ventilators…gloves… masks.. testing testing..testing….etc…is there a concrete Federal Plan….

  10. 24 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 10:33 am

    This is AWESOME!!! 😆😂🤣

  11. 25 jer44
    April 17, 2020 at 10:34 am


  12. 26 ggail44
    April 17, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Good West Coast Friday morning Nerdy & TOD family.
    Here’s hoping that everyone is following not just social distancing while wearing a mask of some fashion, but more effective – Stay Home ❤️🙏🏽

  13. 27 Nerdy Wonka
    April 17, 2020 at 10:38 am

  14. 31 Nerdy Wonka
    April 17, 2020 at 10:43 am

  15. 32 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 10:43 am

    Vote By Mail / Absentee Ballot ✔️

  16. 33 jer44
    April 17, 2020 at 10:49 am

  17. 34 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 10:53 am

    My thoughts exactly!

  18. April 17, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Good morning, TODville. Let’s focus on a new beginning. Let’s do everything we can to bring this forward and end all this suffering and insanity.

  19. April 17, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to Hayes:
    “The more important point is we, the United States, can’t effect changes in the WHO if we’re not at the table.
    I know having been at the U.N. that one has to be in the discussions,
    and for us to say we’re not going to pay, we’re not going to be a part of it,
    is counterproductive because then we have no leverage.”
    “In some of the developing countries they don’t have water, or water is very precious…hard to have social distancing…the virus knows no borders…for humanitarian reasons we need to care about what happens in those countries, and for domestic security reasons.
    And so it’s really, really shortsighted to cut off our access or to have some influence over WHO….
    I don’t get that sense the Trump administration is thinking about the unintended consequences.”

  20. 38 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 11:08 am

  21. 39 marleysperson
    April 17, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Brings me joy! If you can donate to any of these fine Dem challengers, please do:) We need to change this country BLUE!

  22. 40 jer44
    April 17, 2020 at 11:09 am

    • 41 marleysperson
      April 17, 2020 at 11:52 am

      This makes me so sad. There is still a disconnect between their food scarcity and economic well being and who they choose to represent them. Tragic

      • 42 Obama Grandmama
        April 17, 2020 at 1:05 pm

        Saw some videos of dairy farmers and crop farmers tilling up their crops and dumping their milk. Also heard the fisherman have no restaurants buying their seafood. 🦞 Seems with long lines waiting for food that we need to figure out how to use these over abundant food items for those without money to buy food.

  23. April 17, 2020 at 11:15 am

    Madeleine Albright:
    “The Best Response to the Coronavirus is Resilience.”
    “Flawed as we are, we have built great civilizations, learned to coexist and — with catastrophic exceptions —
    live in peace. However, such accomplishments do not happen without obstacles.
    To be human is to be tested over and over, and we usually need abundant help from others.”

  24. 44 marleysperson
    April 17, 2020 at 11:15 am

    Is this legal?????

  25. 45 marleysperson
    April 17, 2020 at 11:20 am

    Caught in another lie


    US intelligence agencies alerted Israel to the coronavirus outbreak in China already in November, Israeli television reported Thursday.

    According to Channel 12 news, the US intelligence community became aware of the emerging disease in Wuhan in the second week of that month and drew up a classified document.

  26. 46 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 11:21 am


  27. 48 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 11:32 am

  28. 49 tnmtngirl1
    April 17, 2020 at 11:38 am

    🎉🎈Happy Birthday 🎂 to our Nancie McDermott. ❤️😘🎁

  29. 51 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 11:42 am

  30. 52 nena20409
    April 17, 2020 at 11:47 am

    Good Morning Beloved TODbots.💙💪💜
    Thank you, NW.🤗👒💁‍♀️
    Congrats, Dudette.⭐💯☺😚

  31. 54 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 11:55 am

    This Georgia girl loves New Yorkers! 😁❤️

  32. 55 nena20409
    April 17, 2020 at 11:58 am

  33. April 17, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    Insane anti-science = Doom’s faux ‘plan’ to open the economy.
    He advises areas of the U.S. with low numbers of coronavirus infections to begin pulling back on
    social distancing measures after May 1st.
    Utterly insane: Does your community have low or no testing?
    Or maybe the virus hasn’t reached your community yet. The meat packing plant in a little town in South Dakota is the worst outbreak in the country. Nursing homes are everywhere disastrously affected, e.g. the nursing home in NJ where 60 residents and 2 nurses died and 17 ‘overflow’ dead people were dumped in the shed.
    Small rural towns are as likely as anywhere else to be time bombs, untested, with people asymptomatic and the virus ready to break out, while residents persist in running around the country.

  34. 57 nena20409
    April 17, 2020 at 12:13 pm

  35. April 17, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    Trumpy righties of course using the virus as a political cudgel. Reportedly the me-me-tea party style group targeting Governor Whitmer who is doing such a stunning job – is financed by DeVos. The original tea party was financed by Koch and Exxon.

    • 59 jacquelineoboomer
      April 17, 2020 at 2:22 pm

      There has been a tragic amount of karma spread around during this pandemic. That’s all I’ll say to the people you name.

  36. 60 jer44
    April 17, 2020 at 12:14 pm

  37. 61 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 12:20 pm


    • April 17, 2020 at 2:43 pm

  38. 63 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 12:33 pm

  39. April 17, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    OH, MY. Gov Cuomo is not playing.

  40. April 17, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    HOW will Trump avoid mass testing after the death toll really gets into high gear?
    He ran away from the podium yesterday when asked “Do we have any idea of how many millions, tens of millions of tests they are going to need…is there a number out there?” And finally,”Tests of any sort?”
    Trump’s face said it all. Everything is a threat, the enemy out to get him, so there is no intelligent discussion permitted of any kind. He wants magical outcomes via no process. Just as long as he doesn’t have to do anything or get his hands dirty. Questions like these blow up the deep well of lies Trump tells himself.

  41. 68 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 12:43 pm


  42. 70 jer44
    April 17, 2020 at 12:43 pm

  43. 71 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 12:44 pm


  44. 72 jer44
    April 17, 2020 at 12:45 pm

  45. 73 jer44
    April 17, 2020 at 12:46 pm

  46. 74 jer44
    April 17, 2020 at 12:49 pm

  47. April 17, 2020 at 12:53 pm

  48. 79 jer44
    April 17, 2020 at 12:54 pm

  49. April 17, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    i see scrolling across the screen on MSNBC…that INTEL is going to investigate the origins of TYHEcorona virus…..smh…trying to create a new meme..which the press will chase down the rabbit hole….YET we are not doing enough testing…our health care professionals still do not have enough equipment and the Trump administration is is court to dismantle obamacare

  50. 83 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 12:56 pm


  51. 86 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 12:58 pm

  52. 87 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 12:59 pm

  53. 88 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm

  54. 90 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 1:01 pm

  55. 91 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Hmm 🤔

  56. 92 No Child Left Behind
    April 17, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    The Independent @Independent
    Republican governor suspends anti-Ku Klux Klan law after 70 years

    • 93 jacquelineoboomer
      April 17, 2020 at 2:04 pm


    • 94 Dudette
      April 17, 2020 at 5:21 pm

      I cannot stand Brian Kemp, but here even I ain’t mad at him for this one. They left out some important context. The headline is irresponsible.

  57. 95 pkayden
    April 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm

  58. 96 jacquelineoboomer
    April 17, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Thank you for topping all of your previous efforts, Nerdy darlin’! Now you’re keeping us close together during a pandemic! Take a bow. We love you.

    Thank you again!

  59. April 17, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    Maddow reported that:
    The Irish moved quickly and early on the virus e.g. by canceling St. Patrick’s Day parades.
    Now the Irish government has realized that out of 486 deaths, 250 of them are nursing home deaths.
    That is more than half of their national death toll.
    Thus the Irish PM has ordered measures like stay in place to continue because they’re working.
    And focusing on nursing homes…additional funding, staffing, priority for coverage testing, priority access to testing, redeploying senior staff rom Irish Medical Services, asking health workers to please volunteer in nursing homes. The Government will pay salaries, and provide all ppe, not just for doctors and nurses, also cleaners and caterers. Half of the deaths are elders. The Irish government sees that and has prioritized it to surge resources,
    staff and expertise, to repurpose resources, not worry about who works where, all to save those people at the most risk of dying.

    • April 17, 2020 at 2:14 pm

      Maddow: “You know we can do that. Just imagine. We could do that too, and it would make just as much sense to do it here as it would there. As it would anywhere. Where are you losing the most lives?
      And where are you slated to lose the most lives as this thing moves forward ? Focus there. To save the most lives. We could do that. But I don’t think we’re going to do it, at the national level, not with this government. The Trump administration at this point is refusing to even monitor the situation in American nursing homes, let alone provide them resources to fight this thing. Hell, they’re not even giving the individualized guidance on how to fight coronavirus. They’re just letting nursing homes figure it out themselves. You know, good luck!”

    • April 17, 2020 at 2:17 pm

      Maddow: “But I know some states are starting to try to take this seriously. So maybe Individual states
      could try to take that model, maybe groups of counties could try this together, more small consortiums could get together…but we’ve got to try something.
      Because it can’t just keep going like this…nursing homes can’t just be left to do this on their own…
      NBC news count as of tonight…5,760 Americans have died in nursing homes.
      But that’s only based on data from 29 out of the 50 states!
      NBC’s data indicates that in NY state alone…it appears that…residents in nursing homes…
      2.3% appear to have already been killed…
      How high do you think that numbers going to go?
      How high do you think that number is going to go in your state?
      How good a job is your state doing on this?”

  60. 106 marleysperson
    April 17, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    I find truth actually works well. DEVASTATING. Share! He deserves every bit of this.

  61. 107 nena20409
    April 17, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    Hey, Nerdy Wonka…🙇‍♀️🙏💪🙏💜💙👒💁‍♀️👇

    Simply, the Best!

  62. April 17, 2020 at 2:29 pm

  63. April 17, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    “Heartland hotspots: A sudden rise in coronavirus cases is hitting rural states without stay-at-home orders” (CNN)
    “Oklahoma saw a 53% increase in cases over the past week,
    according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
    Over same time, cases jumped 60% in Arkansas,
    74% in Nebraska,
    and 82% in Iowa.
    South Dakota saw a whopping 205% spike.”
    …”The bump in coronavirus cases is most pronounced in states WITHOUT stay at home orders.”

  64. 111 pkayden
    April 17, 2020 at 2:40 pm

  65. 112 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 2:41 pm

  66. 114 nena20409
    April 17, 2020 at 2:43 pm

  67. 116 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Testing is key. Effective testing is vital.

  68. 119 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 2:55 pm

  69. April 17, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    • April 17, 2020 at 3:54 pm

      He likes the benefits of being the President of the United States, but none of the work and none of the responsibility.

      He’s like a 5-year-old pretending to be king in his make-believe universe, where every morning starts with his loyal subjects telling him how wonderful he is. No one is allowed to tell him anything bad because he doesn’t want to have to make hard decisions. He is never [told when he is] wrong and there are no consequences for his bad behavior/decisions — at least not for him. He bears no responsibility for anything or anyone because it’s all about *him*. If it has nothing to do with benefiting him, he could care less.

      We are suffering because of a child playing in his fantasy world.

  70. 124 pkayden
    April 17, 2020 at 2:59 pm

  71. 125 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    I recall this too! A real President works to help in a crisis not exacerbate.

  72. 126 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 3:04 pm

  73. 127 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    • April 17, 2020 at 4:47 pm

      “The nation that always claims to know what’s best for every part of the world cannot sustain six months of quarantining so that people won’t die.”

      I have always felt that the US should be in a better position to deal with this pandemic — and any other crisis — given our vast resources. It’s as if the chaos and ineptness is deliberate.

      I saw this interview with the CEO of Decode Genetics. This company helped Iceland test 10% of its population for coronavirus and says it should be even easier to do this in the U.S. Ironically, the method that they used they learned from the US.

      [starting around the 2:14 time stamp]

      “It ought to be easier in a country your size with your incredible amount of talent that you have, with the incredible amount of resources that you have [talent and equipment in universities]…if you would bring this all to bear, you were to easily be able to do the same thing as we.”

      “…methods used in Iceland…to test widely to sequence the virus from everyone infected to bring about control, these are all methods that we learned from the Americans. You taught us how to do this but you haven’t been doing it yourself.”

  74. April 17, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    ad connects the dots

  75. 130 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 3:08 pm

  76. 131 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 3:09 pm

  77. 134 pkayden
    April 17, 2020 at 3:17 pm

  78. April 17, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    1800s-1900s Portraits Of Native American Teen Girls Show Their Unique Beauty And Style:
    #1 Marcia Pascal, Half-cherokee, Daughter Of U.s. Army Officer George W. Paschal, 1880s
    #2 O-o-be, The Kiowas, 1894
    #3 Cherokee Nanyehi, Lakota
    #4 Native American Girl, 1870-1900
    #5 Gertrude Three Finger, Cheyenne, 1869-1904, By William E. Irwin
    #6 Hattie Tom, Apache, 1899, By Frank A. Rinehart
    #7 Unidentified Native American Girl, Lakota, 1890
    #8 Elsie Vance Chestuen, Chiricahua
    #9 Native American Girl In Traditional Dress
    #10 Taos Pueblo Tribe Girl, 1880-1890
    #11 Hopi Girl, 1895
    #12 Tsawatenok Girl, 1914, By Edward Curtis
    #13 A Young Ute Woman, 1880-1900
    #14 A Kiowa Girl, 1892
    #15 Pretty Nose, Cheyenne, 1878, By L. A. Huffman
    #16 A Girl At Taos Pueblo, 1895, By H.s. Poley
    #17 Quanah Parker (Nocona), Comanche, 1848-1911
    #18 Hopi Girls, 1900, By Carl Werntz
    #19 Lizzie Long Wolf As A Performer In Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, 1886
    #20 Isabelle Perico Enjady, Chiricahuah Apache Prisoner Of War, 1886-1914
    #21 Hattie Tom, Chiricahua Apache, 1899, By Frank A. Rinehart
    #22 Native American Teen Girls, 1870-1900
    #23 Inusk, Kickapoo Chief’s Daughter, By Lenny And Jordan, 1880-1890
    #24 Julie Nelson, 1886
    #25 Comanche Girl, 1885
    #26 Kiowa Girl, 1890
    #27 Hopi Girl On Her Wedding Day, 1900
    #28 Amie And Carrie, Kiawah, By George A. Addison,1895
    #29 Hopi Girls, 1900, By Frederick Monsen
    #30 Alice, Unknown Tribe (possibly Cayuse, Walla Walla, Or Umatilla), 1900
    #31 Na-din-praquai-gizay (ramona)
    #32 Arapaho Girl Only Child Saved Out Of Sand Creek Massacre, 1870-1880, By Mckinney, Albert S.
    #33 Hopi Girls, 1900
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    #36 Susan Bullock-tibbitts, 1895
    —Please don’t miss these extraordinary photos—
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    • April 17, 2020 at 3:28 pm

      “Women were well respected in traditional Native American tribe culture,
      and although they generally had different roles from men, the Native American women often had the same rights as their male counterparts. They usually owned the home along with everything in it, and in some tribes, while the chief was a man, it was the women who were responsible for electing him. Because women’s activities were considered central to the welfare of the community in the Native American history, this gave them a certain level of social, political and economic power, and even today approximately 25% of Native American tribes recognized by the federal government of the United States are led by women.”

    • 137 Dudette
      April 17, 2020 at 5:35 pm


  79. 138 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 3:29 pm

  80. 139 nena20409
    April 17, 2020 at 3:42 pm

  81. April 17, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Next year,
    “Out beyond the ideas of right-doing and wrongdoing, there is a field I will meet you there. It’s the world full of things to talk about.” (Rumi)
    See ya there TOD!

    • 141 jacquelineoboomer
      April 18, 2020 at 12:53 am

      I have that printed and hanging on my wall. Some days I stand in front of it and read it slowly, and it always sounds like a reasonable and meaningful course to me. At least that’s one of my goals in life!

  82. 142 nena20409
    April 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm

  83. 144 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    • 145 jacquelineoboomer
      April 18, 2020 at 12:49 am

      I’m glad they were expelled and won’t be graduating. Also glad it will mark them for the rest of their lives. And we all know one or both of them learned it at home, so I doubt there will be any remorse.

      If even one other young person would learn a life’s lesson from this, it would be a positive outcome.

  84. 146 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    Yay Forever FLOTUS! 📖❤️

  85. 147 pkayden
    April 17, 2020 at 4:21 pm

  86. 148 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Aw, what a sweet idea!

  87. 149 pkayden
    April 17, 2020 at 4:24 pm

  88. 151 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 4:25 pm

  89. 152 Dudette
    April 17, 2020 at 4:26 pm

  90. 153 jer44
    April 17, 2020 at 4:40 pm

  91. 156 nena20409
    April 17, 2020 at 5:33 pm

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