During VP Pence’s virus press conference, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn confirmed that the US will be able to perform around 1 million tests by the end of the week. What this means is simple – more tests, more positives. And we wonder – absent G& actual action, not just talk – if this will take the shine back off stocks.
However, there is one more concerning thing as US authorities appear to take a page out of communist China’s authoritarian playbook. As Jedd Kegum noted on Twitter, the CDC has stopped disclosing the number of Americans tested for coronavirus.
On the left is how the website looked last night. On the right is what it looks like now, with the testing info removed.
Coming right as CDC says it will be massively expanding testing, the analyst warns: “The lack of testing is a scandal…This is the coverup.”
Dr. Benjamin Chan, a New Hampshire state epidemiologist, said during a press conference that one of four people reently tested for coronavirus came back positive.
Eight US states have no confirmed cases of the coronavirus: Washington, California, Illinois, Rhode Island, New York, Florida, Oregon and New Hampshire
During a short, impromptu briefing with reporters after his meeting with drug company CEOs at the White House on Wednesday, Trump hinted at tightening travel restrictions, something critics have been demanding.