Today, @CDCDirector said: "The overwhelming number of deaths, over 75%, occurred in people who had at least 4 comorbidities. So really these are people who were unwell to begin with and yes, really encouraging news in the context of Omicron." This is eugenicist.
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It is "encouraging" to @CDCDirector that chronically ill & disabled Americans are dying. It's no wonder that @CDCgov has consistently refused to issue guidance protecting the health & wellbeing of chronically ill Americans – our deaths clearly don't count.
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Will the @JoeBiden @WhiteHouse let these eugenicist remarks by @CDCDirector stand? Will @POTUS demand an apology and retraction? Or does President Biden agree that it's "encouraging" that chronically ill & disabled Americans are dying?
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I clipped the entire question to @CDCDirector and her full answer – my video doesn't take her out of context. You can check for yourself, the entire clip is on @GMA's site (available at goodmorningamerica.com/news/…) and is 3m 11s long

Jan 8, 2022 · 3:53 AM UTC

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How many of us have four or more chronic conditions? Lots. (Source: rand.org/blog/rand-review/20…)
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Honestly… I have no idea how that clip could possibly be better with broader context. She said the quiet part OT loud… with a smile! 🤯
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I just want to be transparent about sourcing and context
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Replying to @mattbc
Thank you for this! The clip makes it so much easier to find what’s being discussed, and the link to the full video is great sourcing. I truly appreciate you taking the time to do this
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She’s really encouraged that a lot of people are dying
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Imagine if a government or public health official in China said that
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Good God, wth are you trying to do here?! No, this is not that . “In the context of Omicron”. That’s what she said. Healthy people aren’t dying at the rates of alpha & delta. Omicron good news: less people are dying. Consistent bad news: comorbidities increase risk of death.
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Stop defending it. Stop trying to twist it around she said something awful and it is right there for everyone to see.
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And after this interview, she danced off the floor singing “only the sick die young”. Her bedside manner really sucks. And guarantee you, a good number will only hear “can go out after 5 days anywhere and visit anyone if I have a mask (of any type) WITH me.
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The more I watch this, the more I think her “encouraging” comment is about how well vaccines are working, but she doesn’t actually say that, and bringing up the comorbidities at all is tone deaf at best. Many people have multiple comorbidities…
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