Saturday, August 29, 2020

States Won't "Slow The Testing Down, Please"

In a rebuke to the COVID-19 testing guidelines dictated to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by a cynical, reckless White (Supremacist) House, at least 33 states will continue to test people who have been exposed to others but have no symptoms. Under pressure from demagogue and promoter of injecting disinfectants Donald "COVID Donnie" Trump to mask the true extent of the virus for political purposes, the CDC had issued guidance that such testing may be unnecessary. Some of the states rejecting Trump's "slow the testing down" ploy include deep red states like West Virginia, Wyoming and Oklahoma. States with Republican governors that followed
Trump's demand to reopen prematurely like Texas and Florida and were burned as a result have also rejected the latest CDC guidelines.

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Asymptomatic spread is how we got here. From the beginning of the pandemic in the U.S., Trump has been trying to sabotage testing, which reveals new COVID-19 cases and serves as a reminder of his incompetent and negligent handling of the virus' spread as the cases grow.

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