Monday’s Washington Post front page might confuse some readers: “As coronavirus testing expands, a new problem arises: Not enough people to test.”
That’s odd. After months of claiming that America lagged the world in testing capacity, the partisan media never corrected itself. It just changed the story and moved on.
Here are the facts the media left out. Under President Trump, the United States has built the strongest Coronavirus testing system in the world. In addition to performing more tests than any other country on Earth—by far—America has now conducted twice as many tests per capita as South Korea, long considered a gold standard for testing.
On every supply issue, from ventilators to testing to the availability of food, President Trump has mobilized a massive response across government and the private sector. As a result, many areas today see their testing capacity exceed demand—exactly what happened with ventilators after President Trump drastically expanded production.
Being overprepared is a good “problem” to have, and it didn’t happen by accident. Thanks to the hard work of President Trump, our public health experts, and private sector leaders, America is more ready than ever for a safe, phased reopening.
By the numbers: America leads the world in testing!