Daily Beast: Two weeks ago, Brett Barry walked into a CVS near his home in Phoenix to get a coronavirus test. Barry, a 55-year-old professional “mentalist”, had a tooth implant scheduled for the next week, and his dentist’s office required a negative COVID-19 test result before the surgery.
One cannot disagree with facts, only deny them. Perhaps, then the president thinks Arizona, Texas, Florida and other states are “in a good place” despite a severe spike in cases that threatens to overwhelm their hospitals.https://t.co/UA1nhaVmtx
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) July 8, 2020
Nearly half the employees at an Arizona ICE detention center have tested positive for COVID-19. https://t.co/AKomSrW4FM
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 8, 2020
I’m an ER Doctor. I’m not sending my kids to school in #Arizona during a fucking pandemic. I’m okay risking my life to treat #Covid patients, but not my kids. It’s time we start standing up for our rights and our kids’ future Arizona. Get your shit together @dougducey!!
— Cleavon Gilman, MD🌵 (@Cleavon_MD) July 8, 2020
It took three days just to schedule a testing appointment, and the pharmacy said it could be up to a week before his results came back. But a week went by, and Barry’s dentist appointment came and went, and the results did not show up.
BREAKING NEWS: @realDonaldTrump asks Navy to send USNS COMFORT to Arizona to assist with COVID-19 pandemic.
— Jeff Swanson 💨🌊 (@swanson1954) July 2, 2020
2016: “We need to secure our borders!”
2020: Mexico closes its border to us. https://t.co/0WPEOmfhQ8
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 3, 2020
As of yesterday, 14 days after Barry was tested for the coronavirus, he still had not received his results.
Scary math on Arizona. 500 new cases per million people per day. Test positivity more than 25%. Likely 3-10 cases undiagnosed for every diagnosed. Each person with Covid infectious for about a week = At least 1 in every 70 and possibly 1 of 20 people in Arizona likely infectious.
— Dr. Tom Frieden (@DrTomFrieden) July 4, 2020
“What really pisses me off is I sheltered [in place] for three months,” Barry said, adding that he has diligently been wearing a mask in public since April. “And now it looks like we’re going to have to start over again.”
"Arizona has now activated crisis standards of care, which protects hospitals from legal liability for triaging patients, according to guidelines that take into account a person's likelihood of survival, the extent of their sickness and other factors."https://t.co/UD0IiHGMQE
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) July 1, 2020
States w/ highest % positive COVID-19 tests (7-day avg)
1) Arizona: 25.7%.
2) Florida: 17.8%.
3) Nevada: 15.6%.
4) South Carolina: 15.1%.
5) Alabama: 14.5%.
6) Texas: 14.5%.
7) Mississippi: 13.7%.
8) Georgia: 13.4%.
— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) July 4, 2020
As coronavirus cases surge in Arizona, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego says some mistakenly thought the state's blistering heat would combat the spread of the virus: "Turns out Covid-19 is pretty tough." https://t.co/S1hYw8ndpM pic.twitter.com/EaIP47tuge
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) July 8, 2020