It’s not just testing, coronavirus spike can’t be attributed to expanded testing capacity, data shows
A health care worker use a nasal swab to test Eric Rodriguez for COVID-19 at a pop up testing site at the Koinonia Worship Center and Village on July 22, 2020 in Pembroke Park, Florida.
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As coronavirus case counts pile up across the U.S., President Donald Trump continues to blame testing — in rallies, interviews, and on Twitter — for the recent surge in the outbreak.
“If we didn’t test, you wouldn’t be able to show that chart,” Trump said in response to a question from Chris Wallace about rising U.S. Covid-19 cases in a Fox News interview that aired on July 19. “If we tested half as much, those numbers would be down.”
But a CNBC analysis of testing data found that even as the U.S. has increased its testing capacity, cases of the virus are …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]