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It would be trivially easy for Google to build what Trump described. This was probably a Google lobbyist spitballing to help however they could & with idea to bring HQ into loop later. Google’s looking for any angle to seek favors they can in DC right now, esp via Jared. https://t.co/h55JUF7PS1— Luther Lowe (@lutherlowe) March 13, 2020
This was the little box at the top of the chart that everything else in the testing flow depends on. So what happens to the rest of that process to direct people to testing facilities now?— Matthew Panzarino (@panzer) March 13, 2020
*Trump said Google was making a website "very quickly" to direct people to drive-through coronavirus tests— Peter Kafka (@pkafka) March 13, 2020
*Pence said he'd have info on *when the site would be available* by Sunday night
*Google seems to think none of this is happening soonhttps://t.co/cb5yYhPrlr
Update. To be clear. Sundar Pichai sent a memo - yesterday - asking for volunteers and 1,700 people raised their hand. But they aren’t yet involved and it’s unclear how many will ultimately be needed or used for the project.— Ina Fried (@inafried) March 13, 2020
3:42 p.m. ET on Friday: Trump says Google is developing a nationwide website that will be “very quickly done” to help qualify Americans for drive-thru tests.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 14, 2020
Google, 94 minutes later: We aren’t close to having this ready and it’s not guaranteed to be nationwide. https://t.co/MHms6eCz8a
Donald Trump just stood at a podium in the Rose Garden and blatantly lied about Google developing a website that would screen people on whether or not they need a test for the coronavirus. We know this because moments later Google flatly denied it. This is our reality.— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) March 13, 2020
So.— Matthew Panzarino (@panzer) March 13, 2020
- Verily building the site, not Google (they are both Alphabet companies)
- The site is not ready and will not be ready 'on Sunday' or soon.
- The scope of the site is currently planned to be 'the Bay Area' at launch, not 'America'
Google's parent company says it is "developing a tool to help triage individuals for Covid-19 testing....is in the early stages of development, and planning to roll testing out in the Bay Area, with the hope of expanding more broadly over time..." https://t.co/BvEgIsvj99— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 13, 2020
I spoke too soon: we'll also hand over key health data to Google...what could possibly go wrong? 😨— Albert Fox Cahn🔯 (@FoxCahn) March 13, 2020
"the announcement raises more questions than it answers...It’s unclear what data Google will collect and whether logging in will be mandatory, for example."https://t.co/YeioMeUiFy https://t.co/koUPnlnENR
Statement from Verily: "We are developing a tool to help triage individuals for Covid-19 testing. Verily is in the early stages of development, and planning to roll testing out in the Bay Area, with the hope of expanding more broadly over time.— Google Communications (@Google_Comms) March 13, 2020
SCOOP: As the country struggles to cope with the #coronavirus, the Trump administration is blocking states from expanding their Medicaid programs to help. That sharply differs from what D & R administrations have done in past crises, @NoamLevey reports. https://t.co/RK92UU1wTk— David Lauter (@DavidLauter) March 13, 2020
During the H1N1 flu outbreak and after Hurricane Katrina & 9/11, federal officials allowed states to waive Medicaid rules to quickly enroll millions. Trump admin hasn't followed suit despite please from states, medical groups, @NoamLevey reports. https://t.co/RK92UU1wTk— David Lauter (@DavidLauter) March 13, 2020
#trump is blocking #Medicaid from fighting #coronavirus.— Not My Russian Puppet (@NotMyRussPuppet) March 13, 2020
Senate #Republicans blocked #CoronaOutbreak relief for victims.
Democrat @RepKatiePorter is waging an epic fight to get Americans tested.
*Democrats want to save us.
*Republicans want to save moneyhttps://t.co/EF73vm0AON
This MUTHERFUСKER!*!*!— ☭Nova🍇Shpakova☭ (@NovaShpakova) March 14, 2020
The #Trump regime is blocking states from expanding their #Medicaid programs to cope with the #coronavirus. #eugenics #FalseFlagPandemic #ClassBasedEugenics #CoVid19 #CoronaVirusUpdates #SocialismOrBarbarism https://t.co/ktqDqSybLohttps://t.co/QaP23KQI2H
“Medicaid could be the nation’s biggest public health responder, but it’s such an object of ire in this administration,” said Sara Rosenbaum, a Medicaid expert at George Washington University. “Their ideology is clouding their response to a crisis.” https://t.co/Iqj7KBmrIE— Linda Fader (@lindafader) March 13, 2020
One reason federal health officials have not acted appears to be President Trump’s reluctance to declare a national emergency. That’s a key step that would clear the way for states to get Medicaid waivers to more nimbly tackle coronavirus. https://t.co/7dHaAhHjFC— Charles Ornstein (@charlesornstein) March 13, 2020
Despite mounting pleas, the Trump administration isn’t allowing states to use Medicaid more freely to respond to the coronavirus crisis by expanding medical services. It could be because CMS administrator Seema Verma has been trying to cut enrollment. https://t.co/c7mPFM565v— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) March 13, 2020
Captain COVID strikes again.— victoria (@Doh_Doh_Burrd) March 13, 2020
Seema Verma is an expert on ensuring that people with the most critical needs, are not given the help they need through Medicaid expansion.
Expect nothing less than all the worst people to handle #Covid_19. #OneVoice1https://t.co/DbLFNHch3H
Trump said Google is building a website to help people determine whether they need a test for COVID-19 and that "Google has 1700 engineers working on this right now." But Google says that Verily is "in the early stages of development" on such a tool.https://t.co/TR1cUOtNyt— Axios (@axios) March 14, 2020
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"The easiest way to speed Medicaid waivers is a declaration from the president of a national emergency. Obama issued such a declaration in 2009 during the H1N1 outbreak." The AMA, Hospital and Nurses Associations have called for Trump to do so. He hasn't.https://t.co/thrJjEtpmD— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) March 13, 2020
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