Why Didn’t The U.S. Use W.H.O.’s Coronavirus Tests?
The United States chose not to use coronavirus testing kits made by the World Health Organization (WHO) and instead preferred to develop its own. As the U.S. lags behind other Western countries in COVID-19 testing, critics are wondering why the U.S. chose to use its own test rather than using WHO’s.As the pandemic spreads throughout the world, WHO has been urging countries to test for the virus as often as possible to prevent spreading the virus any further. WHO has provided 1.5 million tests to 120 countries. WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday, “You cannot figh...
Contradicting Trump, Obama Medicare Head Andy Slavitt Says Coronavirus Tests Won’t Be Widely Available For 2 Months
Andy Slavitt, former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for President Barack Obama, tweeted Monday afternoon that the estimated time for adequate tests for the coronavirus to be distributed nationwide is eight weeks.Slavitt said, “Because we can’t get a straight answer from the Trump Administration, I have checked with lab companies. The best estimate is it will be 8 weeks before we have all the nationwide testing we need.”This contradicts previous statements by President Donald Trump, who earlier this week said, “Anyone who wants a test can get a test.”Trump was q...