in the vicinityVideoRep. Wasserman Schultz questions to Dr. Fauci in the House Oversight coronavirus hear
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz questions to Dr. Fauci in the House Oversight coronavirus hear.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute for allergies and infectious diseases, said on Thursday, to preserve the ability of Americans tested for Corona Virus is not up to the standard of other countries, by the United States should be better equipped.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., asked about the ability of people to take the test while she pointed out that health care workers have been denied to test the access. Fauci offered his comments at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield non-specific information about who was responsible for the test-access.
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“The system is not really geared to what we need now — what you said for questions,” Fauci. “This is a failure.”
Earlier, Redfield had said, he was not only responsible for the testing to public health laboratories that used these labs to run the tests. Fauci was brutally honest about what that means ultimately.
“The fact is that the way the system was set up, is that the public health component, the speeches of Dr. Redfield, was a system in which she asks it in public and a doctor, and you get it. The idea of someone getting it easily, the way people in other countries do it, we are not set up for the” Fauci.
“I think we should be? Yes, but we are not.”
“OK, this is really responded annoyingly,” Wasserman Schultz.
Later in the hearing, Fauci noted, a further weakness in the system that prevents you from being infected by the estimate of the number of people.
“The system how to do it is a much broader function of determining what the penetrance is not in the company now is ready for us,” he said. “And what the CDC is doing is that they are different cities – it began with six, and then, you are not going to extend it – where you have to wait for someone to ask to take the test.”
He added: “you go to the people who walk into an emergency room or a clinic with an influenza-like illness and test for coronavirus. If you do, on a broader level across the country, you will begin to get a feel for what the penetrance is, and that’s a different process.”
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Fauci said that the system was not set up for this early, that is not the reason why the government is still investigating how many people in the country are currently infected.
“We hope it will be reasonably quick,” he said, “but we are not there now.”