By Theodore Shoebat
The US was a lot slower than other countries in producing Covid-19 tests, as we read in a recent report from Business Insider:
After President Donald Trump declared a national emergency during a press conference on Friday, he declined to take responsibility for the US’s persistent delays in administering tests for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
The US was far slower to produce test kits through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention than other countries, creating ongoing delays in getting the tests to state-level public-health authorities and healthcare providers.
There are over 1,800 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the US, including 41 deaths. At the press conference, Trump followed nearly 20 states in declaring a state of emergency over the coronavirus outbreak.
Not only has the US tested far fewer of its citizens per capita than other developed countries, but doctors and patients have also expressed frustration at US patients not meeting the CDC guidelines for testing or being able to get a test despite showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
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