Trump put the U.S. way behind on coronavirus testing
South Korea has tested nearly 250,000 more people for COVID-19 than the United States
Both South Korea and the United States confirmed their first COVID-19 cases on January 20, 2020. So why, as of Tuesday, had South Korea tested nearly 10 times more people for coronavirus than the United States?
Answer: Trump’s negligence.
Despite Trump’s promise that “anybody who wants a test gets a test,” COVID-19 tests are still not widely available for people in the United States. There does, however, appear to be an exception for the rich and well-connected.
Trump’s failure to provide widespread coronavirus testing is costing American lives.