“The notion that everyone needs to be tested for the coronavirus is nonsensical,” said Donald Trump’s press secretary Kayleigh McEnany today. Her explanation: because COVID-19 tests would have to be given over and over again.
The stupid, it burns.
This is an obvious nonsensical lie, and contradicts what public health experts and the obvious basics of science and math tell us about COVID-19.
At a briefing with reporters at the White House on Wednesday, Trump’s Press Sec Kayleigh McEnany said “the notion that everyone needs to be tested is nonsensical,” because even if we tested every American now, they would have to retest an hour later.
Let’s dismiss a myth about tests now. If we tested every single American in this country at this moment, we would have to retest them an hour later and an hour later after that. The notion that everyone needs to be tested is nonsensical.
WH Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany: If we tested every American right now, we would have to retest them again an hour later.
She said it is "nonsensical" to test everyone and that vulnerable populations at nursing homes or ppl working in meat processing plants should be tested.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) May 6, 2020