President Donald Trump falsely claimed at the White House that COVID-19 testing (which is still limited) has somehow “created” new cases of COVID-19:
We test more than anybody by far. And when you test, you create cases. So, we’ve created cases. We have all of these cases and, you know, it’s a double-edged sword. At the same time we have the lowest mortality — or just about the lowest mortality in the world. We’re doing a great job.
But we have the best and certainly, by far, the biggest testing program anywhere in the world. If you tested China or Russia or any of the larger countries, if you tested India, as an example, the way we test, the numbers would be very surprising.
ABC News reports that a survey by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) found that there is still a lack of testing.