“What we need to do is improve connectivity with the tests that are available as well as with the capacity that, in some cases, is not used, without fault of the governor or the local population, whom there are now – should be between a year and a half to more than two million tests per week, “Fauci told George Stephanopoulos of ABC. “There are people who say,” We need more, maybe we need it two or three times. “We are striving to achieve this goal, but in the meantime, with what we have, if used strategically, we think most people could enter phase one after passing this 14 day period. . “
He continued: “We know this is a problem and it has just been mentioned, there are things that stand in the way, that George, we need a partnership between the federal government and the local population, including including the governors, to help them with things they may not have access to. “
The president also said that the federal government cannot be responsible for testing in every community, saying “the tests are local”.
“The governors wanted to have total control over the opening of their states. But now they want us, the federal government, to take the tests,” said Trump. “The tests are local. You can’t do both things. The tests are local. It’s very important. It’s great. But it’s local. And we’re going to do it at a level in a very short period of time. ”
“We have to put in place something that is effective and that we can count on, and we are not there yet,” said Fauci.