Obama calls out the lack of a ‘robust system of testing’ for coronavirus in the US
- Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday criticized the lack of a “robust system of testing” for coronavirus in the US.
- “Social distancing bends the curve…But in order to shift off current policies, the key will be a robust system of testing and monitoring – something we have yet to put in place nationwide,” Obama tweeted.
- The US is well behind other nations in terms of testing for coronavirus per capita.
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Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday offered veiled criticism of the Trump administration’s failure to establish a “robust system of testing” for the novel coronavirus.
“Social distancing bends the curve and relieves some pressure on our heroic medical professionals. But in order to shift off current policies, the key will be a robust system of testing and monitoring — something we have yet to put in place nationwide,” Obama said in a tweet.
The former commander-in-chief’s comments echo recent recommendations from the World Health Organization, which has said that social distancing is “buying time” but must be paired with widespread testing in order to defeat the pandemic.
The US has struggled to implement testing on a broad scale, which is …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]