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Coronavirus patient was twice denied testing by Trump CDC — and only got it after ‘adamant urging’ from doctor

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A woman who has been diagnosed with coronavirus was twice refused testing under guidelines from President Donald Trump’s Centers for Disease Control, and only got tested for the virus after the doctor who examined her pushed for it.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that a 46-year-old woman went to the Floyd Medical Center in Georgia on Saturday and reported having flu-like symptoms.

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The woman was subsequently screened, treated, and released without being tested for coronavirus — but she came back two days later reporting that her symptoms had gotten even worse.

After being notified of her return to the hospital, the Georgia Department of Public Health once again authorized her release on the grounds that she still did not meet the testing criteria for coronavirus.

Floyd Medical Center officials nonetheless kept her at the facility, and the doctor who examined her succeeded in getting her tested after employing “adamant urging” with the Department of Public Health.

“The preliminary test result was deemed positive,” the hospital said of the tests. “Additional confirmatory testing is being performed and results from CDC are anticipated in the coming days.”

The Trump administration has struggled to respond to the spread of the virus, and on Thursday it admitted that it would not meet its goal of sending out 2,500 test kits throughout the country.

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REVEALED: White House pushed FEMA to give its biggest coronavirus contract to a company that never had to bid

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Last month, as a deadly new virus swept over the globe, one Canadian defense contractor predicted on an earnings call that it would lead to a big business opportunity in the U.S. Thanks to the White House, that bet paid off just a few weeks later in a $96 million no-bid deal.

In an unusual move, even in times of disaster, the White House stepped into the federal purchasing process, ordering the Federal Emergency Management Agency to award a contract to AirBoss of America. The Trump administration has rushed through hundreds of deals to address the pandemic without the usual oversight, more than $760 million reported as of this week, but the AirBoss transaction is the single largest no-bid purchase, a ProPublica analysis of federal purchasing data found.

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Trump mocked as a ‘gibbering lunatic’ for continuing to lie about how tariffs work at latest coronavirus briefing

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At Friday's coronavirus task force press briefing, President Donald Trump repeated, for the umpteenth time, his false claim that the government of China is paying the tariffs imposed on Chinese goods in the United States, as opposed to American businesses and consumers — something that he has repeatedly been corrected on. This time, he even went out of his way to note that people have debunked this claim, but saying that he still believes it anyway.

Commenters on social media exploded in frustration at the president's refusal to understand basic concepts of world trade.

Trump is repeating his false claim that China is paying most of the tariffs, specifically noting that people say it's not true and then rejecting this true point.

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Trump randomly takes a shot at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after he’s asked about re-opening the country on May 1

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During a press briefing addressing the nation's coronavirus response, President Trump took an opportunity to fire a shot at Alexandria Ocasio Cortez in repose to a question from CNN's Jim Acosta.

Acosta pointed out that Trump's own health officials seem to be "in doubt" as whether or not the country can reopen on May 1. Acosta asked Trump if he would listen to his officials if they decided reopening on May 1 was a bad idea.

Trump replied that he "listens to all of them" and has "great respect" for his medical advisers, adding that he told Dr. Anthony Fauci that he should "move to New York" and "run against AOC [Alexandria Ocasio Cortez]."

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