BFF-48 Fauci: Trump never told officials to slow COVID-19 testing

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Fauci: Trump never told officials to slow COVID-19 testing

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – US disease expert Anthony
Fauci told Congress Tuesday that Donald Trump never told him or other
officials to curb coronavirus testing, essentially contradicting the
president who told supporters he had urged such slowdown.

“None of us have ever been told to slow down on testing,” Fauci told
a House panel on US efforts to mitigate the pandemic, adding that “in
fact we will be doing more testing” instead of less.

Trump raised alarm bells Saturday when he told a Tulsa campaign
rally — where most attendees were not wearing masks or following
social distancing guidelines — that testing is a “double-edged
sword,” and that
he had told his experts to “slow the testing down.”

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