As of 05-17-20 reported cases in USA 1,523,703 reported Deaths 90,893 and Trump has been very concerned with the actual numbers attached to coronavirus cases and has made clear he wanted to keep the numbers low to help his re-election campaign. We all know that the truth is that Deaths are under-reported and cases are way under-reported because the evil Trump has kept us from testing.
Trump has said, “we don’t want everybody taking this test,” referring to coronavirus testing. “It’s totally unnecessary. This will pass through and we’re going to be even stronger for it.” Last Thursday Trump said testing for coronavirus is “overrated,” and complained that the more tests are conducted, the more cases there are. “When you test, you have a case,” “When you test, you find something is wrong with people. If we didn’t do any testing, we would have very few cases.”
So with that in mind, the despicable Trump administration has ordered an “innovative” and “first of its kind” at home coronavirus testing program, that has the support of public health experts, to cease.
The program is based in Seattle, Washington, and allowed residents to easily test for coronavirus. One of the program’s benefits is 43 percent of its more than 12,000 participants so far were asymptomatic. To date, the program has identified many previously-undetected COVID-19 cases.
The Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network (SCAN), operated by researchers from the Seattle Flu Study and Public Health – Seattle & King County, and had an “in-person technical adviser” from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was authorized by the State of Washington.
The FDA ordered SCAN to:“……discontinue patient testing and return of diagnostic results to patients until proper authorization is obtained,” saying it had “concerns about safety and accuracy.”
SCAN’s researchers say they had, “submitted data validating both the safety and reliability of the swabs in the home-based collection.”
One researcher not affiliated with the program called halting it “bizarre.” We call it typical blatant Trump-style suppression of the truth.