USA – Fauci: US won’t slow down COVID-19 testing

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, told lawmakers Tuesday that the US will be increasing coronavirus testing, saying, « we’re going to be doing more testing, not less, » in response to President Donald Trump’s recent claim that he asked his administration to slow down testing during the pandemic.

The testimony from Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, came during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
« To my knowledge, none of us have ever been told to slow down on testing. That just is a fact. In fact, we will be doing more testing, » Fauci said on a witness panel of top officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services…