You’d be hard pressed to find someone more ignorant than the president of the United States. His unwillingness to learn even the most rudimentary aspects of that job is well known and documented in books such as “The Imposters” and “A Very Stable Genius.” A case in point is his view of the relation between testing and COVID–19. Here are examples from the public record.
President Trump said coronavirus testing makes the U.S. look bad, “so I said to my people, ‘Slow the testing down.’”
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"Think of this, if we didn’t do testing, instead of testing over 40 million people, if we did half the testing we would have half the cases,” Trump said at a press conference at the White House. “If we did another, you cut that in half, we would have, yet again, half of that. But the headlines are always testing.”
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The logic, if you want to call it that, is dumbfounding. From Trump’s assertions you would have to conclude that if there were no tests at all, then there would be no disease.