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WPBTiger
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This federal commitment is enough to start reopening from coronavirus, JBE says
Looks like it will be May 15

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday discussed the state’s coronavirus response with President Donald Trump, calling a recent commitment by the Trump administration to deliver 200,000 tests a month to Louisiana “sufficient” to start a phased reopening, likely in mid-May.

Edwards, a Democrat who won reelection last fall despite Trump coming to Louisiana to repeatedly campaign against him, continued to strike a conciliatory tone he has deployed since the election ended. He praised Trump’s aid to Louisiana, including a field hospital, Navy officers and ventilators, along with the new promise of more testing. Trump likewise said testing has allowed Edwards to be successful in his response to the virus.

“They’ve committed to resourcing Louisiana’s request for 200,000 test kits per month,” Edwards said of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “That gets us to 43 out of every 1,000 tested each month. We believe that’s sufficient for us to move forward as we’re able to reopen our economy.”


lsuroadie
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re: This federal commitment is enough to start reopening from coronavirus, JBE says
right now.

not tomorrow, not after lunch. now.


Chuckiee
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re: This federal commitment is enough to start reopening from coronavirus, JBE says
I don't believe shite this dude says anymore.


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ell_13
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re: This federal commitment is enough to start reopening from coronavirus, JBE says
Louisiana has already performed 112,000 tests in April. With a max of almost 11,000 in one day (back in the middle of the month). Right now we are only doing about 4-5k per day as needed. Is 200k really necessary at this point?

This all seems like grandstanding.
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boosiebadazz
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re: This federal commitment is enough to start reopening from coronavirus, JBE says
I think he knows he’s on thin ice right now and he’ll face open revolt if he tries to move it past May 15


fightin tigers
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re: This federal commitment is enough to start reopening from coronavirus, JBE says
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deliver 200,000 tests a month to Louisiana “sufficient” to start a phased reopening, likely in mid-May.


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“They’ve committed to resourcing Louisiana’s request for 200,000 test kits per month,” Edwards said of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “That gets us to 43 out of every 1,000 tested each month.


43 out of 1000?

What's the math they are using?


Oilfieldbiology
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re: This federal commitment is enough to start reopening from coronavirus, JBE says
There is literally a thread exactly titled this on PT.
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Oilfieldbiology
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re: This federal commitment is enough to start reopening from coronavirus, JBE says
4.5 million divided by 200,000


Eat Your Crow
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re: This federal commitment is enough to start reopening from coronavirus, JBE says
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Is 200k really necessary at this point?

No.

Testing is a red herring.


ell_13
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re: This federal commitment is enough to start reopening from coronavirus, JBE says
That’s my point. Case totals is as well. All that should matter at this point is hospitalizations and vent use. Since those are the metrics that actually matter and mean something to our readiness to handle the spread.


Methuselah
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re: This federal commitment is enough to start reopening from coronavirus, JBE says
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I think he knows he’s on thin ice right now and he’ll face open revolt if he tries to move it past May 15



You gotta approach it like this:

1 - He's gonna keep pushing this thing back two weeks at a time.

2- If he doesn't and starts opening on May 15, he has bowed to the mighty will of the OT and the Louisiana legislature (the ones in the right party, of course).

That way, you will always be right.


Stretch Suba
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re: This federal commitment is enough to start reopening from coronavirus, JBE says
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Edwards, a Democrat who won reelection last fall despite Trump coming to Louisiana to repeatedly campaign against him, continued to strike a conciliatory tone he has deployed since the election ended.


The Advocate is such a joke. They are essentially JBE's PR team.


fallguy_1978
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re: This federal commitment is enough to start reopening from coronavirus, JBE says
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The Advocate is such a joke. They are essentially JBE's PR team.

I read today that LA lost over 20k jobs year over year from 3/19-3/20. This was measured pre Rona shutdown in an expanding economy. Never better.
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bigpapamac
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re: This federal commitment is enough to start reopening from coronavirus, JBE says
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All that should matter at this point is hospitalizations and vent use.


Exactly. Y’all remember when this whole “flatten the curve” thing was just about not overwhelming hospitals? Now it has become about tests per day, etc as the goalposts keep moving around.


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tzimme4
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re: This federal commitment is enough to start reopening from coronavirus, JBE says
Once we reopened were going to hear the constant bitching about mandatory facemask for 2-3 months


waiting4saturday
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re: This federal commitment is enough to start reopening from coronavirus, JBE says
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. Is 200k really necessary at this point?


No it’s not, but that ain’t going to stop Governor Roberto


DavidTheGnome
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re: This federal commitment is enough to start reopening from coronavirus, JBE says
Starts. Phased. Etc

They’ll let 11 people gather not 10. We have to take our state back, they won’t just give it to us.


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illinitiger
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re: This federal commitment is enough to start reopening from coronavirus, JBE says
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Testing is a red herring


This. Why is this the new DEM talking point? Tests do not equal cure, why are they hung up on this?


loogaroo
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re: This federal commitment is enough to start reopening from coronavirus, JBE says
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Once we reopened were going to hear the constant bitching about mandatory facemask for 2-3 months


I can't wait to see what happens when it's 95 degrees and 110% humidity.


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loogaroo
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quote:
. Is 200k really necessary at this point?


No it’s not, but that ain’t going to stop Governor Roberto



Like 12k vents?


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