Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar Told Trump in January that Coronavirus Was ‘Under Control’ and Bragged of Creating ‘Fast’ Tests
The Wall Street Journal reports that Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told President Donald Trump on January 29 that the coronavirus pandemic was “under control.”
Azar reportedly told Trump that “the U.S. government had never mounted a better interagency response to a crisis” and that it also created a test kit for the virus in the “fastest” time ever.
In reality, the deadly virus was not under control and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention refused to allow any testing beyond it’s own testing kits, which took weeks to manufacture and were found to be contaminated.
An unidentified source told the Wall Street Journal that Azar yelled at CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield: “Did you lie to me?”
While Azar repeatedly failed, researchers from the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center were busy tracking the coornavirus, notes the New York Times.