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Mayors urge for more COVID-19 testing sites in Santa Clara County

Original post made on Apr 30, 2020

Mayors from every city in Santa Clara County co-signed a letter to county leaders this week offering their assistance in creating new testing sites.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 30, 2020, 1:22 PM

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Posted by Robyn
a resident of another community
on Apr 30, 2020 at 2:27 pm

They look like the honorable Keystone Cops. Some leaders they are.
We are living in a third world environment.

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Posted by SC Parent
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 30, 2020 at 2:43 pm

"I think it's pretty clear at this point that if we wait for someone who has control to show up on our doorstep and start offering tests in some great number, we can be waiting a while," Simitian said.

Thanks, Joe. Has sitting around and waiting been your approach so far? Thanks for clarifying why we don't have testing. The COUNTY is responsible for providing this service - specifically the County Health Officer, who has the authority to require us to shelter in place. Her bosses are accountable also - who are they? Oh yes, you Joe. Let know if you need a hand getting up from your stoop.

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Posted by Trump failed America by failing to provide tests he promised.
a resident of Rex Manor
on Apr 30, 2020 at 3:04 pm

> Thanks for clarifying why we don't have testing.

It's clear.

Trump received numerous warnings in JANUARY from every intelligence service. He was also granted access to the functioning WHO tests in JANUARY. Our National Pandemic Team was fired by Trump in 2018.

He promised us in FEBRUARY and MARCH we could have all the tests we want.

“Anybody that needs a test, gets a test. They’re there. They have the tests. And the tests are beautiful.”
— Donald Trump, March 6

Yet the whiners somehow think a mayor or supervisor is the one to blame. Trump bragged about the DPA for a month and STILL has yet to use it to provide adequate testing. That is why we are still shut down.

This week Trump promised 5 million tests a DAY. The next day he admitted he lied.

Trump has failed America. This is the Trump Pandemic Response (or lack of) that has brought on the Trump Depression.

Please feel free to delineate how a mayor is supposed to overcome the Trump Pandemic Response.

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Posted by Mike94040
a resident of Gemello
on Apr 30, 2020 at 5:01 pm

Perhaps someone in Santa Clara County government can do what the Governor of Maryland did, and buy stuff from Korea. We must have some connections in the various purchasing departments in the Cities within this County.

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Posted by ronewolf
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 30, 2020 at 5:02 pm

This sense of urgency is good. It would have been better 2-3 months ago. But as we can only go forward, how about translating this from a request - help us pls - to a demand - help us right now, in this amount (say 2% of residents tested/day by end of May) - to action - we'll do the testing ourselves starting now!

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