Indianapolis – May 11, 2020 -Today from the Rose Garden, President Donald Trump gave his first update on the Wuhan virus since April 27. POTUS updated the American people and media on testing.
Joining President Trump in the Rose Garden for today’s briefing was Rear Admiral Brett Giror, Assistant Secretary for Health, Brad Smith, Deputy Administrator and Director of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Alex Azar, Secretary of the United States Department of Health & Humane Services.
President Trump spoke about the United States’s unparalleled ability of testing capability. “It’s not even close,” he remarked. President Trump was referring to the testing capabilities in the United States for the Wuhan virus. “The United States will pass 10 million tests this week alone,” he added.
Not only is the United States ahead of the rest of the world in testing, but POTUS announced today that there is money being sent out to each state to continue their Wuhan virus testing capabilities. “The money is going out,” he stated.
Along with testing, POTUS gave everyone a brief update on the venilator supply. The nation’s ventilator supply is “virtually unlimited,” POTUS said. The United States has been sending ventilators to other countries and that’s building up good will and saving many lives Trump added. POTUS mentioned that Germany and the United States are leading the world in lives saved per 100,000.
During the month of May, Trump announced that FEMA and Health and Human Services will be delivering 12.9 million swabs to states nationwide.
“We will transition into greatness, that’s a phrase you’re going to hear a lot.” “The greatness is going to be in the fourth quarter, but it’s really going to be next year.” – President Donald Trump
Rear Admiral Giror stated that “Today we will top over 9 million tests and thats twice the per capita testing of South Korea.” “Last week we did over 1.9 million tests,” according to Admiral Giror. “Our percent positives are trending in the right direction,” he added.
After all remarks, President Trump opened the floor to questions from the media.
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