Two governors requested coronavirus testing kits for their states, and the CDC wouldn’t commit to providing them.
Andy Slavitt tweeted:
I talked this afternoon to 2 governors who told me the CDC will not commit to getting them tests.
Whether because they don’t want the numbers known or incompetency, state & local governments feel abandoned. https://t.co/F56ZB7OheR
— Andy Slavitt (@ASlavitt) March 8, 2020
Trump is trying to hold the number of coronavirus cases down by not providing an adequate number of test kits so that people can be tested. If people can’t be tested, they also can’t be added to the number of confirmed cases in the United States.
The administration is trying to cover up their bungled coronavirus response by underreporting the number of people who test positive for the virus.
There is no reason for the CDC not to immediately give testing kits to any state that requests them. South Korea has demonstrated that widespread testing is the best way to contain and control the outbreak. If the United States doesn’t provide an adequate number of testing kits, it could be facing a public health catastrophe.
The CDC has been politicized and is doing Trump’s bidding.
At a time when America needs a rapid response, governors can’t get coronavirus test kits.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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