Lack Of National COVID-19 Testing Leaves Nursing Home Front Line In Shadow | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Rachel Maddow points out that a search of local news outlets suggests coronavirus tragedy on a massive scale at congregate living facilities like nursing homes around the United States, but without any national testing or organizing plan, there is no way to get a measure of the scope of that part of the COVID-19 epidemic. Aired on 04/09/2020.
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Lack Of National COVID-19 Testing Leaves Nursing Home Front Line In Shadow | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

107 Comments on "Lack Of National COVID-19 Testing Leaves Nursing Home Front Line In Shadow | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Trump diverting testing kits and hiding it from everyone to keep his dead number LOW!!!

    • @Sicklady *oh ya… poor people who are having a medical emergency are saying “no dont call the paramedics i cant afford it”… thats one of the most moronic statements i have ever heard. i can see why you want me to stop… guess what i didnt. stop replying back… i know you think you are a victim but your not

    • @Sicklady i cant get over it… you think poor people are saying *help i need the paramedics… oh wait i cant afford it i will just die* 🙂

    • Donna Williams | April 10, 2020 at 4:29 PM | Reply

      @You Don’t Know Me They didn’t have testing kits at that time?

    • Donna Williams | April 10, 2020 at 4:32 PM | Reply

      @Sicklady How idiotic you would save test for when they have died and not before when sick! What a backward country!

    • Allan Gregory | April 10, 2020 at 4:42 PM | Reply

      Yep, hospitals are now told not to give Coronavirus as cause of death

  2. The only way to fight this failed response is by voting. Do your part.

  3. Baby drumphf | April 10, 2020 at 1:52 AM | Reply

    tRump doesn’t care about old people or people of Color. To him they are expendable & disposable!

    • Wendy's Garden | April 10, 2020 at 8:47 AM | Reply

      and yet he’s an old fat person. So strange.

    • @accordion_devotionals *your parroting what your communist teachers told you*

    • @Paul Wilsonthere you go, projecting again, pauly boy.

    • Librarian-at-Large | April 10, 2020 at 11:23 AM | Reply

      @Bill Cook PROBLEM IS THAT TO MAKE A DENT IN THAT POPULATION WHICH I AM IN AT LEAST 50 PERCENT OF ELDERLY WOULD HAVE TO DIE.

      AT THIS RATE WHERE LESS THAN TEN PERCENT DIE AND THE REST JUST BECOME SICKER; THE MEDICAL SYSTEM WILL FAIL WHEN THEY TRY TO TREAT ALL THE NEWLY SICK PEOPLE WITH FAILING HEARTS, FAILING LUNGS, FAILING KIDNEYS, FAILING LIVERS THAT WERE CAUSED BY THE VIRUS UNCHECKED.

      IF I GOT SICK, I’D DO A EUCALYPTUS STEAM TREATMENT TO KEEP MY LUNGS CLEAN. i AM ALREADY LOADING UP ON VITAMIN C (GRAPEFRUIT) AND TAKING KEY SUPPLEMENTS LIKE ZINC-RICH EGGS AND BEANS, GARLIC, TURMERIC, CAYENNE, AND SAGE TEA.

      AS A BLACK MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL PERSON, I WATCHED THE WASTE AND NEGLECT OF ALL CITIZENS WHO WERE POOR COMPARED TO RICH. I HAVE NEVER SEEN INFANT MORTALITY RISE IN AN AMERICAN POPULATION AS IT HAS IN BLACK COMMUNITY. BABIES BORN TO SLAVE WOMEN 200 YEARS AGO SURVIVED BETTER THAN BLACK BABIES DO TODAY!

    • @Cat Tracks This countries problems started long before Trump. The whole reason Trump was elected was this countries problems

  4. Baby drumphf | April 10, 2020 at 1:54 AM | Reply

    Do you really think tRump cares about old people? Does he care about people of Color? Do you think he cares about America, the Constitution or you or me?

    • Shelley Dwyer-Murphy | April 10, 2020 at 3:28 AM | Reply

      @Don Shuflin I don’t think he cares about them either. They are just useful to him and feed his massive ego. Narcissists aren’t known for caring nature.

    • Bruce W. Nelson | April 10, 2020 at 11:18 AM | Reply

      Trump is a sociopath. He cares for no one but himself.

    • Hmmm,using the word “care” with the asshat–….Let me think about that for a few years…..I’ll get back to you..

    • imiss toronto | April 10, 2020 at 12:57 PM | Reply

      Baby He should. He’s old.

    • You never stop in USA,
      We threw USA out in Obama era, but a liberal finished the job.
      USA is sick with hate you hate your country
      Voting hurt you lost and never stop.

  5. But he says we have tested more than any other country in the world. The delusional thinking of this Administration is a THREAT to the entire world

    • @Kat Hammett Most people who actually get tested are done so multiple times. In reality, there’s probably about 500k people whove been tested. So like 0.15% of the population.

    • @Matthew True, so even less actual individuals tested. That’s appalling isn’t it..

    • Donna L. Lena | April 10, 2020 at 9:16 AM | Reply

      Nathan R. …. a threat to THE UNITED STATES FIRST and then the failure of TRUMP is gone… no more threat to AMERICA and the rest of the world, he is discussing as a human being!!!!

    • Donna L. Lena | April 10, 2020 at 9:19 AM | Reply

      Disgusted with all this trump 💩!!!

    • Donna L. Lena | April 10, 2020 at 9:21 AM | Reply

      #🔥FIRETRUMP…. yesterday…. 3 years ago, 2020!!!!!!

  6. US Govt is hiding their numbers bcos Trump is eager to bring work back ASAP otherwise his own business including his family and partners will suffer losses.

  7. Powell Languages | April 10, 2020 at 2:18 AM | Reply

    Trump wants to stay in power. No lives matter.

  8. paidinfull cash | April 10, 2020 at 2:19 AM | Reply

    sorry to say , lookalike the health system in USA trying to genocide their own people. Trump said – “I don’t take responsibility at all”. Hope they can resolve this matter ASAP.

    • Climate Deception Network | April 10, 2020 at 11:31 AM | Reply

      @amity 150 I heard Fox’s Bill O’Reily said, “They’re on their last legs anyway” in regards to the dead an dying. Which tells me that he’s a “good German.”

  9. 🖕politicians saying China is hiding data. YOU are hiding data from the American people (not saying China may not be as well). You are either to afraid of the testing costs or the economic impacts of the truth. Either way you are cowards for not believing in the American people and their will to overcome. This is a message to ALL politicians.

  10. TRUMP HAS PULLED ALL FEDERAL FUNDING FOR COVID19 TESTING SITES, SAYS THEY SHOULD BE STATE FUNDED! HE IS TRYING TO SUPRESS THE NUMBER OF POSTIVE CASES TO MAKE HIMSELF LOOK GOOD.

    • @LM Parker hi LM, Hercules and his partner in spying, Cato, were America’s first intelligence group, he was a Boston tailor, he cut cloth for the redcoats, and gave information back to the boys, Washington & co

    • @LM Parker LM, I’m also a mulligan, your dad one of us?

    • TRUMP SAYS IT’S NOT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S JOB TO SET UP TESTING SITES ON EVERY STREET CORNER….. YES, IT IS,, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S JOB…. HE IS FAILING TO DO IT

    • @Paul Muggins that’s a really interesting story. He wasn’t a Mulligan but a Mullen. Researching this will certainly help the socially distant hours go by !!

    • America needs a True patriot

  11. Ruohong Zhao | April 10, 2020 at 2:32 AM | Reply

    I didn’t see the federal is acting like a whole country. I only see brave people from different states fighting on their own.

  12. In Australia, all nursing homes have closed their doors to all visitors, contractors and deliveries with deliveries being dropped off at the front door and staff take them inside and because of this action, we only have one death and that was caused by a staff member who was positive to the virus. Also, all staff members, including managers have their temperature checked before walking inside and gloves and masks are available to all staff and this is what needs to happen, otherwise the virus just takes over the way it is taking over nursing homes in the US

    • @amity 150 It is the responsibility of the home owners and managers to make sure their residents stay safe which is why here all staff have their temperature checked before entering the building

    • @Hanny Hawkins And that is what needs to happen for the elderly are very vulnerable and catch anything, unlike people with strong immune systems

    • @Alison T Some are ok while others miss seeing their families. Most of them do understand though what is going on and also understand why the managers are doing what they are doing

    • Hanny Hawkins | April 10, 2020 at 11:54 PM | Reply

      Ross YES! I feel so sorry for people with relatives in care in countries which haven’t done this. Thankfully, it’s working so far, except for one nursing home right at the start of the outbreak which got infected via an infected cruise ship.

    • @Ross done myself, can’t anymore as a carer, looking to return, hopefully as a diabetes educator, community care work

  13. MEND New Zealand | April 10, 2020 at 2:36 AM | Reply

    Don’t worry America by being greatest in The world …in fatalities by C19…as you have morphed from super power to super spreader..and sadly, 20,000 will grow to 100,000 thanks to mad Moron running your country

    • Librarian-at-Large | April 10, 2020 at 11:24 AM | Reply

      Many will obey Trump and go out for Easter and spread the virus.

    • @Gabe Dudley I’m pretty sure I didn’t panic when hearing the truth about our cases…What puts fear into people is that their government is hiding the REAL truth—..and that’s fearful. The asshat doesn’t mind killing thousands of people just as long as it doesn’t hurt his chance at more “winning”. You want the truth,or a being with blinders on?

    • @unworthy42 I have to interject here because I’m victim to it,too,with my new mantra–….”Don’t speak to stupidity,don’t speak to stupidity,don’t speak to stupidity”….I hope to live by it–…sometimes! lol!

    • @Gabe Dudley The only proof I need is your mental health record, it is obvious you are off your medication. Does this Satan speak to you?.

    • @Cleon P. you cant handle the real truth. Or ego cant even handle trump trying tell the truth. Self rightiousness

  14. Gaetano Vindigni | April 10, 2020 at 2:36 AM | Reply

    Only 1% of Americans have been tested.
    Criminal incompetence within the Executive branch of government.

    • Congress should be investigated for not investigating this virus in January, Schiff and Pelosi are looking at another round of impeachment inquires, not one person on the democratic side is looking at China and wondering why this pandemic happened, no they want to blame the president for all the deaths, for not having enough ventilators, for not having enough PPE equipment, for allowing beaches to be left open for spring breakers to use, for the shortage of toilet paper, for not having a vaccine, for not having enough testing kits. Well folks why are you not looking at your representatives that run your states and ask them why they were not prepared, why they didn’t have enough ventilators, Cuomo had the chance to order 16,000 of them and he didn’t do it, The president is doing what a president should be doing at this moment. Trump has shown to intelligent Americans what a leader looks like, unlike Obama who did nothing until 60 million and 300,000 of those were hospitalized with the swine flu in 2009-2010. Democrats like seeing folks die it is in their DNA, they like war, they like abortion, they like starvation, they like folks who OD, they like death and that is why I #walkawayfromthedemocraticparty.

    • Gaetano Vindigni | April 10, 2020 at 4:43 PM | Reply

      @zackery zackery
      April 5/20
      Number of infections/deaths in US> 333,593 (+8.4%) / 9,534 (+14%)

      April 5/20 (Sunday)
      Total deaths in the US are undercounted:
      The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention counts only deaths in which the presence of the coronavirus is confirmed in a laboratory test. “We know that it is an underestimation,” agency spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund said.
      And test kits are too few to use on the dead.

    • zackery zackery | April 10, 2020 at 6:53 PM | Reply

      @Gaetano Vindigni In NY 172K infected, 7.8K dead, only 18K need a hospital bed, that’s 10%. Javid Centre is virutally empty. The Navy ship Comfort is virutally empty.

      Thee are enough ventilators for the current number of people hospitalized across the country. In Georgia, the National Guard is closing their temporary hospital.

      There are 501K infected, 18.6K dead in US April 10, mostly in NY. The curve is flattening already.

      California only has 20K infected and 599 dead. The curve is also flattening here.

    • @Paul Wilson I’m an Australian Paul. My country and our little cousin New Zealand are benefiting greatly from high rates of testing and tracking of all contacts. Our gov, put life before money, closing all borders. The proof is in our very low death toll. But if trolling with no real knowledge or facts makes you feel happy,,,,,,,,

    • Poor dim beasts.

  15. It already wiped out a nursing home in my hometown…
    This is a nightmare.

    • BELIEVE ME PhraseDupesMinds | April 11, 2020 at 3:44 AM | Reply

      @Paul Wilson what’s that get us a garbage patch in the ocean mercury in the fish nuclear waste leaking into the water icebergs melting glaciers gone is that our common sense

    • BELIEVE ME PhraseDupesMinds | April 11, 2020 at 3:49 AM | Reply

      @DoubleRR Play ww2 vets

    • YOUR HOME AFH | April 11, 2020 at 9:12 AM | Reply

      Not sure where you are but near our facility as well. Its TERRIBLE. People often overlook patients in nursing home or assisted living facilities.

    • toolittoquit | April 13, 2020 at 7:31 PM | Reply

      My Lord, that’s my worst nightmare. I currently work as a housekeeper at a nursing home. We have active cases but thankfully they’re half of what they were. Granted, we only had a handful of cases compared to the ones in this piece. We’re already shorthanded though, I’m cleaning 2 to 3 times the rooms I usually do a day..

    • @toolittoquit See if you can leave the windows open! I have heard when breeze blows through, it cleans out the microdroplets containing the virus… don’t know how cold it is where you are…

  16. misanthrop Elohim meth | April 10, 2020 at 2:44 AM | Reply

    Within a few days America will have the highest death rate of any country in the world
    That’s when a country is spending nearly a trillion dollars in military a year but can’t afford a costless health care system and no social and financial security for their own society and also the Corona virus will devastate your prison population who have been willfully left behind I hope the ridiculous amount of weapons and ammunition American people have been bought are a good substitute for food

    • @Jelly Belly 👏👏👏👏your TDS is exactly why Trump is gonna win by a landslide. Tyvm!

    • Paul Muggins | April 10, 2020 at 8:58 PM | Reply

      @amity 150 yep bro he can’t be as thick as we all think…. cunning clown, Emperor penguin……

    • @J Glow – absolutely now grab all your family and friends and pack those churches on Easter and prove mainstream media and science wrong. Don’t forget those hugs and kisses too!!

    • Tristian Herrera | April 11, 2020 at 2:09 AM | Reply

      China is lying about their numbers they lost over 20 million cellphone signals. Keep in mind cellphones are more important to them then to us as the government feeds them propaganda and has Face ID scanners for the Ccp etc etc. Cnn,msnbc and fox are not realiable news outlets they are just background noise to me. Y’all should expand and and get news from every where each network has its own biases and manufactures our consent.

    • Tristian Herrera | April 11, 2020 at 2:14 AM | Reply

      amity 150 I could argue the same about the left eugenics comes was promoted be Sanger who targeted black babies because she was a racist she started plan parenthood. I’ve already seen you post the same thing on other threads stop passing propaganda like it’s truth

  17. A civilisation is measured by how it treats its weakest.

    • Hanny Hawkins | April 10, 2020 at 5:39 AM | Reply

      That’s a well known saying everywhere except modern America. When did it forget this most basic of human values?

    • @Hanny Hawkins certainly not acting like it at the moment. Good luck to you and your family stay educated and safe, stay home and we’ll all do our part to help.

    • Powell Languages | April 10, 2020 at 7:16 AM | Reply

      If that is really true we are in trouble.. big trouble.

    • Wendy's Garden | April 10, 2020 at 8:45 AM | Reply

      100% true. We have a long way to go. I look at somewhere like New Zealand, and I see it is possible, that humans have it inside ourselves to be better. I listen to Cuomo, and he gives me hope for us.

    • Donna L. Lena | April 10, 2020 at 8:46 AM | Reply

      Bono Budju …. absolutely true🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  18. Berkleley Dilworth | April 10, 2020 at 2:48 AM | Reply

    America, you have become the laughingstock of the world. Your leadership is a joke.

    • @Kay On Bass And wow,what a bite!!

    • BELIEVE ME PhraseDupesMinds | April 11, 2020 at 3:54 AM | Reply

      None of this was funny and I ain’t no joke it’s all very scary the only one world there’s nowhere to go and we’re all scared if you ain’t and you think it’s funny you’re fooling yourself very scary for all the reasons

    • We’ve been trying to get rid of this piece of dump for some time now 🙁

    • Michelle Bowen | April 12, 2020 at 9:08 PM | Reply

      Ya why did Trump say no to the tests? WHY ?!

    • You think the leadership is broke now; wait until Biden gets in. Then enjoy the collapse of the world as we know it. I’ll be eating popcorn and laughing my butt off.

  19. Still don’t have testing kits by now. Are you kidding me?

  20. Shelley Dwyer-Murphy | April 10, 2020 at 3:24 AM | Reply

    Thank you, Rachel.

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