The federal government’s testing failures cost the US a month in preparing for and fighting the spread of COVID. Mammoth investigation by NYT team >
Trump has done a ton wrong, but what this article makes clear is that the original sins were the CDC developing a faulty test and the FDA dragging its feet on allowing states to rely on private tests, neither of which Trump had anything to do with.
“The result was a lost month, when the world’s richest country—armed with some of the most highly trained scientists and infectious disease specialists—squandered its best chance of containing the virus’s spread.” #TrumpVirus #TrumpGenocide #TrumpPandemic
Every single person should read this story. This is Trump's original failure on the coronavirus -- he was not on top of testing. And because of that, we haven't tested enough, we've had to socially distance and ultimately, we've had to stop our economy.
As coronavirus took hold in the US, "large-scale testing of people who might have been infected did not happen...the result was a lost month, when the world’s richest country...squandered its best chance of containing the virus’s spread." Utterly damning
In the U.S., between late January and early March, large-scale testing of people who might have had the coronavirus did not happen because of technical flaws, regulatory hurdles, business-as-usual bureaucracies and lack of leadership at multiple levels
This lack of testing was like driving at night without any headlights. That's what we did for months because of slow reactions, faulty science, too narrow a standard for testing, and denial and magical thinking at the top. Tragic.
It didn’t have to be this bad. How the Trump administration in the world’s richest nation with the best scientists failed the first step of controlling the virus: deploying a test for the pathogen. An important read from a stellar NYT team.
THE LOST MONTH -- New in tomorrow's paper, our deep look at the failure to test for the virus in February, leaving the US largely blind as Covid 19 spread silently around the country. w/
“The first time Dr. Robert Redfield heard about the severity of the virus .. was around New Year’s Day .. And what he heard rattled him; in one grim conversation .. the director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, burst into tears.”
"The world’s richest country—armed with some of most highly trained scientists & infectious disease specialists — squandered its best chance of containing the virus’s spread. Americans were left...blind to the scale of a looming public health catastrophe."
The failure to get adequate testing up and running is a national scandal. At a minimum, it will cost thousands of lives, millions of people their jobs, and hundreds of billions of dollars of lost economic activity. We should be furious.
Together, the challenges resulted in a lost month, when the U.S. squandered its best chance of containing the coronavirus’s spread. Instead, Americans were left largely blind to the scale of a looming public health catastrophe.
The United States lost a month to the Trump 's incompetence and laziness on coronavirus testing, losing its best chance of containing the virus’s spread. A massive new report attempts to reveal the scope of the administration's failure.
Fauci told members of Congress that the early inability to test was “a failing” of the administration’s response to a deadly, global pandemic. “Why,” he asked later in a magazine interview, “were we not able to mobilize on a broader scale?”
Jan. 1: China tells Trump admin that this is a horrific pandemic. Jan 20: First American gets coronavirus. The time we lost waiting for him to realize what everyone was telling him is heartbreaking.
**You’re going to want to read this. How the world’s richest country squandered its shot at containing the coronavirus. via
The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19
From our story on "The Lost Month" -- Large-scale testing of people who might have been infected did not happen — because of technical flaws, regulatory hurdles, business-as-usual bureaucracies and lack of leadership at multiple levels
“Had we had done more testing from the very beginning and caught cases earlier we would be in a far different place.” — ⁦⁩. This is exactly why diagnostic testing is a key pillar of pandemic preparedness & explains our situation
Great piece but to be clear: Many countries & quickly realized that the German-developed #COVID19 test distributed by was very accurate by early February. But the CDC refused to use it. Why? I think this is the bottom line. cc
Thorough tick-tock of U.S. CDC testing debacle omits important detail--and I say this not to too my own horn but to point out fact: I asked Nancy Messonnier on Jan. 26 why the US wasn't using WHO test. Near end of audio:
This is excellent.
Tragic, chilling, catastrophic - but required reading. Watching this unfold here since Feb has been agonizing.
Stunning report from the NYT detailing just how badly Trump bungled getting usable coronavirus tests and its broader impact: “The result was a lost month, when the world’s richest country ... squandered its best chance of containing the virus’s spread.”
Trump is responsible for that lost month and the tragic results that are now too late to avoid. In a just world, he’d be held accountable
An early lack of screening in the U.S. let the coronavirus pandemic spread largely undetected. Read our investigation of the institutional errors and regulatory hurdles that allowed that to happen. Here’s a timeline.👇
This story assiduously details how Trump and his administration fumbled the response to Coronavirus through incompetence, nonchalance, and malevolence. The US would be in a very better situation right now with a more competent, less chaotic President
Amazing detail from NYT's deep dive on Trump's epic testing fiasco: HHS chief Azar *actively downgraded* his warning to the country about the severity of what was coming, contradicting another top official who *got it right* but had infuriated Trump:
Fascinating look into the #coronavirus testing debacle. Textbook JFK School of Govt case: less villains so much as people unprepared for their jobs & for this crisis making poor decisions & not moving quickly enough to alter policy when it was not working.
This is a brilliant piece from ( & others) on one of the most catastrophic US policy failures in recent times: the Trump team's testing fiasco.
The face of federal failure: "The result was a lost month, when the world’s richest country squandered its best chance of containing the virus’s spread. Instead, Americans were left largely blind to the scale of a looming public health catastrophe."
“The result was a lost month, when the world’s richest country — armed with some of the most highly trained scientists and infectious disease specialists — squandered its best chance of containing the virus’s spread”
Must-read story on how Trump administration lost a month to prepare for the virus because of lack of testing. Failures of 3 top officials & their agencies: Redfield, Hahn and Azar. US may have world’s worst outbreak, and testing still lags badly.
“The members of the coronavirus task force typically devoted only five or 10 minutes, often at the end of contentious meetings, to talk about testing, several participants recalled.”
this NYT piece on “the lost month of testing" is an absolute must read
This is an excellent piece. And shout out to ⁦⁩ who got on the health beat two weeks before Coronavirus hit the US and has been working relentlessly since. Talk about rising to the moment.
This details the US catastrophic #COVID19 testing failure (although it was clearly > 1 month) by and will likely be seen in US history as its worst public health disaster
The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19 . A detailed look at the delays and their ultimate costs, with , , , ,
“You can’t stop it if you can’t see it.” How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19. with
Secretary of HHS is at the podium at the White House praising all the parts of the government for how they have handled testing for COVID 19. For some context, here's our recent story on the Lost Month.
The lost month: How a failure to test blinded the U.S. to Covid-19 — How the Trump administration in the world’s richest nation with the best scientists failed the first step of controlling the virus: deploying a test for the pathogen
Everybody saw it coming. How the world’s richest country — armed with some of the most highly trained scientists and infectious disease specialists — squandered its best chance of containing the virus’s spread.
This tick-tick on the CDC, FDA, and HHS is right on. We’ve been calling February the lost month for a couple weeks. That was the crucial moment.
The Lost Month: 🧪How a failure to test blinded US to #COVID19 🧪Absence of robust screening until it was far too late revealed failures across the government 🧪Technical flaws, regulatory hurdles, lapses in leadership let it spread undetected for weeks
Brutal, infuriating account of the US gov’s historic failure. HHS, CDC, FDA and above all the White House messed up in avoidable ways, downplaying, politicizing, and failing to coordinate. Now more Americans are sick, out of a job, or dead because of it.
These denials of reality from the White House in the middle of the NYT's tick tock on how they bungled the tests are something, man.
this describes a catastrophic and infuriating failure at almost every level of government, with agencies managed by unqualified appointees and constant turnover leaving those not gutted or understaffed unprepared to meet an immediate threat
Trump's incompetence will kill thousands.
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci told members of Congress that the early inability to test was “a failing” of the administration’s response to a deadly, global pandemic. “Why were we not able to mobilize on a broader scale?”
Between late January and early March, large-scale testing of people who might have been infected did not happen because of technical flaws, regulatory hurdles, business-as-usual bureaucracies and lack of leadership at multiple levels
As #SARSCoV2 #coronavirus spread across the US in late January - early March, large-scale testing of people who might have been infected did not happen - because of technical flaws, regulatory hurdles & lack of leadership at multiple levels. #COVID19
I've been baffled by how slowly the FDA & CDC moved on testing, when we have so much capacity. This investigative piece by answered a number of questions.
“The result was a lost month, when the world’s richest country — armed with some of the most highly trained scientists and infectious disease specialists — squandered its best chance of containing the virus’s spread“
The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19
“as the deadly virus from China spread with ferocity ... large-scale testing of people who might have been infected did not happen — because of technical flaws, regulatory hurdles, business-as-usual bureaucracies and lack of leadership at multiple levels”
Just starting to work through this but I suspect it will be a landmark report on what went wrong in the American response
Read this - why the US is so dangerously behind on testing. Failure of leadership of the highest, unforgivable order - via
I've been tweeting about the disastrous lack of testing, our country's original sin of this calamity. This article lays it out well. #coronavirus #COVID19 #california is still behind
The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19
"The result was a lost month, when the world’s richest country — armed with some of the most highly trained scientists and infectious disease specialists — squandered its best chance of containing the virus’s spread."
Someday we are going to regret the intense focus on #covid19 #coronavirus testing. #PhysicalDistancing #handwashing #PPE #isolation
A utter and complete debacle by our federal government
The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19
Read: The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19 - The New York Times
Many stories have already been written on this, many more accounts, postmortems, and details will be coming out— the American public health catastrophe that will be considered the worst in the country's history
This, however, is a hilarious sentence. The idea that Trump would have been laser-focused on coronavirus if not for impeachment is laughable on its own, but the piece even acknowledges that during this time he was in full-on denial mode!
The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19
“The result was a lost month, when the world’s richest country — armed with some of the most highly trained scientists and infectious disease specialists — squandered its best chance of containing the virus’s spread.“
My libertarian friends are right to worry about government failure.
This tour de force by and Katie Thomas on the lost month in the effort to create a functional coronavirus test
Absolutely damning indictment of US policy response ... The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19
The Lost Month: lack of leadership, bureaucracy, technical flaws & regulatory hurdles led to the world’s richest country - armed with highly trained scientists & top infectious disease specialists — squandering its best chance of containing the coronavirus
By now you've read a million articles about the U.S. failure to test for coronavirus. Here's a good one
If Donald Trump is right that his China ban delayed the arrival of the virus, what did he do with the time he bought? He wasted every damn minute of it.
I would love to hear from folks who study organizations and regulatory policy but it sounds like one of the problems was that the FDA has been performing exactly as it was designed to perform.
The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to the Severity of #COVID19. Technical flaws, regulatory hurdles and lapses in leadership let #coronavirus spread like wildfire via #globalhealth
Terrific piece. The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19
More on the complete failure of our Government (Trump Admin) -- The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19
Perfect conditions for an outbreak. Inept heads of CDC, HHS and FDA and a president more interested in re-election
#oncoalert #CCC19 Failure to Test Blinded US to Covid19 Lost month when world’s richest country with most highly trained scientists/specialists squandered best chance to contain virus
The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to #COVID19 - while it’s easy to blame ⁦⁩, this is a tragic story of ineptitude at all levels of the federal health bureaucracy - ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
And if you think that this is simply due to Trump’s mismanagement or the mismanagement of people he appointed, think again. The problems go much deeper and precede this administration.
"But having the ability to diagnose the disease 3 months after it was first disclosed by China does little to address why the United States was unable to do so sooner, when it might have helped reduce the toll of the pandemic".
The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19 - The New York Times
Between these two stories lies an extraordinary failure of this country to take health seriously and ahead of profits. A primer set that doesn't work, and greed in the ventilator market.
“The world’s richest country — armed with...highly trained scientists and infectious disease specialists — squandered its best chance of containing the virus’s spread. Americans were left largely blind to the scale of a looming public health catastrophe.”
Incredibly nauseating but 100% consistent with what we have all seen for the past two months in the US. The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19
The takeaway from this piece is that the medical professionals and technocrats at the CDC and FDA deserve much of the blame for the ineffective initial response to the virus
"The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19"
And, of course, the great testing debacle. We still don't have clear answers as to why certain choices were made. Critical context was that their boss, Trump, was making it very clear he just wanted to ignore pandemic 4/
The US testing fiasco: no one with gravitas & authority in charge; failure of leadership at multiple levels; technical snags, bureaucratic rivalries & impediments. Result: a nation of 327 million blinded as the pandemic races ahead.
The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19 🦠 The entire system is broken beyond repair...
Pretty basic. The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19
Incredible piece detailing the lost month -- fumbled efforts to get large-scale testing underway
The lost month: How a failure by US Govt to test for COVID-19 blinded America to the emerging #coronavirus crisis via
Lesson learned? Germany had screening tests, protection equipment and ventilators in large scale before the outbreak. How and Why?
via Unfortunately this LOST months will cost many lives #COVID2019
Intended to distract from US failures — US far outpaces all nations in #COVID19 cases & deaths because it: * repeatedly neglected warnings from & , * failed to prepare for testing, #PPE, tracing & distancing, * relied on ineffective #TravelBan.
The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19 #youregonnaneedabiggerboat
The missed opportunities....the lost month & what could have been done. #COVID19 #Covid_19
The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19 | Excellent reporting by Michael D. Shear , Abby Goodnough , Sheila Kaplan , Sheri Fink , Katie Thomas , & Noah Weiland
From , a bleak tick-tock of how the US fell so far behind in testing
Pandemic as a campaign event.... Here's to absorb
via Too much regulation and bureaucracy? Yup. But who appointed these people? Who supervised them? You all know the answer.
Clinical diagnostic test fiasco-AT LEAST one month delay-- is responsibility of HHS and WHITE HOUSE ((Trump) not getting FDA and manufacturers together to make and distribute the million tests needed to get out in front in time to control pandemic.
Main hero: “[Fauci COS] Harrison began with an ultimatum: No one leaves until we resolve the lag in testing.” Otherwise, arrogance (CDC), new FDA head and culture of caution, weak Sec HHS The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19
The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19
Reading this, you might think Trump is just another bureaucrat and not President.
"large-scale testing of people who might have been infected did not happen — because of technical flaws, regulatory hurdles, business-as-usual bureaucracies and lack of leadership at multiple levels"
The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to #COVID19 19
A gripping Whodunnit! But the killer is still out there... accountability for #coronapocolypse begins 11/3 #NovemberIsComing