Trump Coordinating With Governors On More COVID Tests


President Trump says he’s coordinating with state governors to access more coronavirus tests. He says he’s also spoken with all 50 governors and connected them with a list of labs in each state which can help provide more testing units.

After saying he had ‘total authority’ over the country, Trump now believes the states should lead the efforts in ensuring their local hospitals have the resources to diagnose coronavirus.

As for those complaining about his efforts, Trump noted that some governors – naming Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland and Governor J. B. Pritzker of Illinois – “didn't understand” the full capacity of their resources before asking for federal assistance. Meanwhile, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will be visiting the White House today to further discuss resources and availability.

Where does the United States stand with COVID-19? At last check, there are more than 787-thousand cases across the United States – with just over 42-thousand patients succumbing to the illness – though more than 73-thousand have recovered. Globally, the numbers remains at just over 2.4-million people infected by the virus – with more than 170-thousand dead. On the plus side, more than 652-thousand have recovered.

On a related note...while Trump is confident about reopening the country, the Director General of the World Health Organization is warning the public that the peak of the coronavirus is yet to come. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says "the worst is yet ahead of us" as some nations are slowly easing gathering restrictions. Dr. Tedros did not specify why he feels the effects of the pandemic can get worse.

Source: White House