Days after repeating his claims that "we have the best testing in the world" and "the cases are created because of the fact that we do tremendous testing," Trump this week resisted attempts by
"Every time you test, you find a case, and you know, it gets reported in the news we found more cases," Trump said. "If, instead of 50, we did 25, we would have half the number of cases. So, I personally think it's overrated. But I am totally willing to keep doing it. ... And I'm OK with it. The experts are saying it's a good thing to do. But again, it makes us look bad, but they say it's good. I don't mind looking bad, if it's a good thing."
Trump's comments reveal the thinking of a man more concerned with things that "make us look bad" than with a deadly pandemic that has already killed more than 140,000 of his fellow Americans. The governors, mayors and health care workers on the front lines of the fight against the virus have different opinions about the value of COVID testing.
Governors from Trump's own
"So many nationwide actions could have been taken in those early days but weren't. While other countries were racing ahead with well-coordinated testing regimes, the Trump administration bungled the effort," Hogan wrote. "Meanwhile, instead of listening to his own public health experts, the president was talking and tweeting like a man more concerned about boosting the stock market or his re-election plans."
A surge in new cases from this second, wholly preventable wave of coronavirus across the
"It's almost like, what are we accomplishing in that time?" said CEO
But the fact that such shortages and delays still exist months into this crisis is an indictment this
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