Trump tells press he’d slow coronavirus testing. Never had the balls to tell Fauci!

At a hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health and other federal officials said that no one had told them — including President Trump — to slow down testing for the coronavirus. The statements came after Trump has repeatedly said that more testing would lead to more infections being revealed…

Trump has been much criticized for his handling of the coronavirus outbreak. The U.S. has the largest number of confirmed cases in the world — more than 2.3 million — as well as the most deaths — about 120,000. The daily number of people dying with COVID-19 has declined in recent weeks, but the number of cases is rising in many parts of the country…

Later in the testimony, Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., asked Fauci and Redfield whether they had been consulted about Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the World Health Organization. Fauci and Redfield said they had not been directly consulted, but that they keep working with the agency on health matters.

“The CDC has a long history of working with WHO. We continue that collaboration,” Redfield said. “We continue working at the technical scientist-to-scientist level.”…

Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., raised the issue of how the virus has disproportionately endangered African Americans and other minorities…

“Obviously, the African American community has suffered from racism for a very, very long period of time,” Fauci said. “And I cannot imagine that that has not contributed to the conditions that they find themselves in, economically and otherwise. So the answer, congressman, is yes.”

The hearing was interesting, useful. I always get a chuckle over the number of times Trumpo blathers out talking points aimed at the lower lifeforms who automagically vote for him. And, then, an enterprising newsperson checks up and verifies that the Trumpet hasn’t done a damned thing.

Not that he hasn’t instituted the most evil destruction of law and progress in American history. He just can’t stop lying.

5 thoughts on “Trump tells press he’d slow coronavirus testing. Never had the balls to tell Fauci!

  1. Judas goat says:

    “Trump plan to cut federal support for Covid-19 testing sites sparks alarm : Funding for 13 testing sites, including seven in Texas, will end this month – a move officials warn could cause further spread” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/25/us-coronavirus-testing-sites-federal-support-cut-officials-alarm
    “Trump administration ending support for drive-thru testing sites : Seven sites are in Texas, which is experiencing record numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.” https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/24/trump-administration-drive-through-coronavirus-testing-338217
    “Coronavirus deaths in U.S. projected to surpass 200,000 by October” (6/17/20) https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/17/coronavirus-deaths-in-us-projected-to-surpass-200000-by-october.html

  2. Serial Murder says:

    “The three most populous states set records for new coronavirus cases daily and there are fears of “apocalyptic” surges in major Texas cities if the trend continues.” https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/25/health/us-coronavirus-thursday/index.html
    “Coronavirus has killed at least 121,979 people and infected nearly 2.4 million nationwide, according to Johns Hopkins.” (Last updated: June 25, 2020 at 11:45 a.m. ET) https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/health/coronavirus-us-maps-and-cases/

  3. 3Card Monte says:

    (6/24/20): The Trump administration is not abandoning federally funded coronavirus testing sites, the administration’s COVID-19 testing czar said Wednesday. https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/504400-trump-not-withdrawing-support-from-covid-testing-sites-official-says
    Adm. Brett Giroir, the assistant secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services, said that even though the government will stop directly funding 13 community-based coronavirus testing sites, the amount of testing will not decrease and the sites should not lose resources.
    “We are not withdrawing support,” Giroir said. “We are providing federal support in a different way.”
    (6/25/20): Members of the Texas congressional delegation on both sides of the aisle are asking the Trump administration to reconsider its decision to halt direct funding to several coronavirus testing sites in the Lone Star State, where there has been a surge of Covid-19 cases.
    The transition away from these federally funded sites began in April, but the latest debate over federal funding comes after President Donald Trump on Saturday lamented the rise in coronavirus cases in the US, blaming increased testing. https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/25/politics/texas-coronavirus-testing-trump-funding/index.html

  4. Turnabout says:

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said Friday that the White House coronavirus task force is “seriously considering” pool testing for Covid-19 and acknowledged to The Washington Post that the Trump administration’s current testing strategy has proven inadequate. https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/26/politics/anthony-fauci-testing-coronavirus-task-force/index.html
    The proposal is still in the discussion stage and is not expected to be announced at the task force briefing later on Friday, Fauci told CNN.
    Although President Donald Trump has repeatedly downplayed the need for increased testing — and suggested last week that he asked for testing to be slowed down — the nation is experiencing a surge in confirmed cases, demonstrating the nation’s inability thus far to get a grip on the spiraling pandemic.
    Fauci first mentioned the discussions in an interview with The Washington Post published on Friday morning. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-health-202/2020/06/26/the-health-202-the-trump-administration-is-eyeing-a-new-testing-strategy-for-coronavirus-anthony-fauci-says/5ef4f629602ff1080718f308/

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