On Saturday, at a rally in Oklahoma, President Trump said that he had asked that testing be “slowed down” to keep the US numbers steady. After the fact his advisors claimed that the statement was made in jest. Dr Fauci confirmed this during a congressional hearing. He testified that Trump has never directed him to slow down the testing of coronavirus. “I know for sure, and to my knowledge, none of us have been told to slow down on testing. That just is a fact. In fact, we will be doing more testing.” He went on to say that they are working on more contact tracing and so will, in fact, be ramping up testing for coronavirus.
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