Biden also won 33 delegates and Sanders won 11 delegates
Total delegates now
IT's hard to say what happens now on Super Tuesday after South Carolina. South Carolina basically says that the moderate to conservative Democratic electorate aren't going to elect Sanders but might elect Biden. To me, this is what South Carolina is saying in regards to the whole country at this point.
Since Trump was asking for Republicans to vote in the Democratic primary for Sanders, Trump sees this too. Trump may not be able to beat Biden but feels he could beat Sanders.
and on top of this Sanders doesn't really care if one Democratic House member or Senator gets elected. He is only in this for himself to become president.
Which is sort of ridiculous because he can't really do anything without a Democratic House and a Democratic Senate behind him if he became president.
But, in regard to the Democratic party Sanders was NEVER a Democrat. Sanders has always been an Independent Socialist. To think he is suddenly something else is to fool yourself. A 78 year old man is not just suddenly going to turn from an Independent Socialist to a Democrat. It just isn't going to happen.
Strangely enough, Trump was never a Republican either. He ran as a Republican because Democrats didn't like him even though Trump was ALWAYS a Democrat in the past.
I finally got curious about how and why the CDC managed to botch COVID-19 testing so badly. The answer isn’t complicated, but I still have questions.
The whole story is pretty short. The CDC test is a PCR¹ assay, a well-known and fairly easy diagnostic to perform. However, to make sure it isn’t simply flagging everything as the target virus, PCR tests always include an unrelated sample of DNA as one of the reagents. If everything is working properly, the unrelated sample should never produce a positive response. Unfortunately, the CDC bit off more than it could chew and created a test for multiple viruses—and then botched the reagents for one of them. The result was lots of false positives, which in turn meant that the CDC restricted use of its test to a very small number of laboratories that followed a very specific protocol. They also declined to allow state labs to simply create their own PCR tests.
Beyond this the details are unimportant except to say that the COVID-19 tests used in other countries are also PCR assays, so it’s not as if the CDC was breaking new ground here. And eventually the CDC agreed to limit its test just to COVID-19, which means it no longer has the false positive problem. This took several weeks, and I’m curious why it took so long. But what I’m really curious about is why the CDC didn’t just approve the use of PCR tests that were already being used in China, Europe, and elsewhere. Is there some reason that the United States of America just has to have its very own test instead of using someone else’s test that’s already in the field?
¹Polymerase Chain Reaction. More precisely, it’s an RT-PCR, or Reverse Transcription PCR, which can be used to detect RNA strands. This is what’s needed in the case of COVID-19.
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