The CDC has stopped disclosing the number of Americans tested For Coronavirus

Dan Broadbent

The CDC has reportedly stopped disclosing how many people in the United States have been tested for COVID-19.

According to a report, the CDC has stopped disclosing how many people in the United States have been tested for COVID-19.

If you'll recall, this is the same CDC headed by Dr. Robert Redfield, who believes that AIDS is god's judgment against homosexuals. We've moved on from using a sharpie to edit maps, to AIDS denial, to withholding pertinent information regarding public health. Nice.

As of late this afternoon, the CDC has not responded to a request for comment.

John Hopkins CSSE has been tracking global COVID-19 cases and fatalities. As of this writing, There are nearly 90,000 confirmed cases and 3048 fatalities.

Hopefully, this was just some type of error and is not an intentional blocking of information. I won't hold my breath.

And just as a reminder, as I posted on the aSE Facebook page earlier today, the biggest thing you can do to protect yourselves from COVID-19 (or any other pathogen, for that matter) is to wash your damn hands. Seriously.

Don't buy a mask to protect yourself. It won't offer you any real level of protection (only an N95 mask protects from it anyway). And since you're probably not a medical professional who wears masks on the reg, you're going to mess around with it and adjust it as you wear it, meaning you're touching your face, which pretty much defeats the purpose of you wearing the mask in the fist place.

If you're sick and coughing, masks can protect you from spreading whatever gross stuff you have. But buying masks just for "protection" has resulted in a shortage of masks, and if you buy a bunch of N95 masks, you are contributing to a shortage of masks for actual medical workers who need them and know how to use them properly.

If you're sick, stay home and away from people. If you cough, cough into your elbow.

And for the love of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, wash your damn hands.

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