Dr. Fauci Says The Private Sector Saved Us On Coronavirus Testing, Government ‘System’ Couldn’t Handle It

The nation’s leading infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told NBA player Steph Curry on Thursday that the government “system” delayed coronavirus testing, but the private sector was stepping up […] The post Dr. Fauci Says The Private Sector Saved Us On Coronavirus Testing, Government ‘System’ Couldn’t Handle It appeared first on The Political Insider.

Dr. Fauci Says The Private Sector Saved Us On Coronavirus Testing, Government ‘System’ Couldn’t Handle It
The nation’s leading infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told NBA player Steph Curry on Thursday that the government “system” delayed coronavirus testing, but the private sector was stepping up and getting things done. The Government Could Not Do What the Private Sector Can Regarding Testing The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could not keep up with the demand for COVID-19 testing, Fauci explained in an interview with the basketball star, suggesting the government can’t keep up with the private sector in this regard. Dr. Fauci: Govt testing system was inadequate, private sector made difference "Hundreds of thousands of tests are out there now..because we got private sector involved "The system is changed predominately because it's being handed over to commercial firms who know how to do it" pic.twitter.com/sKILn8woEZ — Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) March 27, 2020   RELATED: Would Dr. Anthony Fauci Prescribe Chloroquine to Coronavirus Patients? ‘Of Course’ He Says “We have hundreds of thousands of tests that are out there now, mostly because we got the private sector involved, of the companies who know how to make it well, make large amounts,” Fauci told Curry, explaining the initial lag in testing. Curry asked Dr. Fauci later what exactly was holding up coronavirus testing. “What are the things inhibiting those [the tests] being accessible to the masses?” he asked. Dr Fauci to Steph Curry on lack of coronavirus testing: “The system, the way it was set up, was not geared” to handle this current crisis. Fauci says that has changed since the private sector got involved. — Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) March 26, 2020 “Well, there should be nothing now that’s inhibiting it,” Fauci replied. “But originally, the system, the way it was set up, Steph, was not geared to this kind of massive capability of instantaneously, safely getting a test, getting it done in a really good period of time – not days and days, but hours.” “Right now, the system is changed, predominately because it’s being handed over to the commercial firms who know how to do it,” Fauci continued. “It started off as a public health measure from the CDC, it now needs to be, and is being handed off to, the commercial group.” RELATED: Biden: It’s Trump’s Fault That We Have Coronavirus Hyped to talk all things COVID-19 with Dr. Fauci of the @NIAIDNews tomorrow. This is a conversation for YOU so submit questions with #SCASKSFAUCI and join at 10am PT tomorrow (Mar 26). Let’s get it! pic.twitter.com/7DC0dty6u6 — Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 25, 2020   Dr. Fauci On The Media Trying to Drive a Wedge Between Him and the President: ‘I would wish that that would stop’ Dr. Fauci also addressed how the media has been trying to drive a wedge between Fauci and President Trump. “I would wish that that would stop because we have a much bigger problem here than trying to point out differences,” Fauci stressed. “When I have made recommendations, he’s [Trump] taken them; he’s never countered or overridden me; the idea of pitting one against the other is just not helpful.” “I wish that would stop and we’d look ahead at the challenge we have to pull together to get over this thing,” Dr. Fauci said. Here is the entire interview: View this post on Instagram Thank you to everyone who tuned in earlier today on Instagram Live! I wanted to make sure everyone had access to the conversation on COVID-19 with Dr. Fauci of the @NIAID. Please share as much as possible. Thank you! #SCASKSFAUCI A post shared by Wardell Curry (@stephencurry30) on Mar 26, 2020 at 3:20pm PDT The post Dr. Fauci Says The Private Sector Saved Us On Coronavirus Testing, Government ‘System’ Couldn’t Handle It appeared first on The Political Insider.