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U.S. President Donald Trump examines a coronavirus testing kit as he prepares to speak during the daily coronavirus response briefing in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that more than 1 million Americans had been tested for coronavirus and urged people to continue to follow social distancing measures through April to prevent the virus from spreading.


"Every one of us has a role to play in winning this war. Every citizen, family, and business can make the difference in stopping the virus. This is our shared patriotic duty. Challenging times are ahead for the next 30 days and this is a very vital 30 days," Trump told reporters at the White House.

He referred to the testing number as a milestone.


Trump said the United States had begun to acquire personal protective equipment from overseas.


"We're getting it from all over the world and we're also sending things that we don't need to other parts," he said.


Trump said he had just spoken with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and that the United State would be sending Italy about $100 million worth of medical supplies that are not needed in the United States.


(Reporting by Steve Holland, Daphne Psaledakis, Tim Ahmann and Jeff Mason; Editing by Tom Brown)



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Trump’s claim of 1 million Americans having been tested are a claim for which no evidence has been presented.   Even if true, this represents around a 1/4 of one percent of the population wh

Yep, still around 1/4of one percent of the population.   Trump was aware of the threat back in January, for six weeks he did nothing.

You can posit all the alternative reality scenarios you like, but I hope that you, unlike Trump, understand that alternative reality isn't reality. The fact is Trump had a demonstrably abysmal approac

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4 minutes ago, Nyezhov said:

Thats the new Abbot test huh. Cool. Great job

hear hear!

Doubtful, as Abbott has said that they expect to start production of the test sometime this week.  50,000 tests per day is nice but demand will still outstrip supply. Why wouldn't they license the process to other labs so many labs could produce tests simultaneously?



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53 minutes ago, klauskunkel said:



"Made in China! Did we pay for this?!?"

I think they are made up in New England, but Im sure China is involved in the supply chain. For now.

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1 hour ago, Srikcir said:

"US had begun to acquire personal protective equipment from overseas."

In February 2020 Trump announced US was transporting to China nearly 17.8 tons of masks, gowns, gauze, respirators, etc. Https:/edition.cnn.com/2020/03/29/opinions/coronavirus-personal-protective-equipment-obeidallah/index.html


Certainly a testament to Trump's generosity but - Trump considers 100,000 Americans dead from proper interdiction of the virus to be win?

May I add almost all aids to China are from overseas Chinese' own purse. The Chinese commerce chamber in Thailand did donate to China too before Govt. banned alcohol and mask shipping. And back then many of us just laugh at how those Chinese and Govts. are overeacting...


China did stress they Never recieve Any aids from US gov-affliction. 



Quote: "US officials said on many occasions that they are going to offer $100 million to assist China and other countries impacted by the coronavirus. I'm not sure whether others have received it, but I can clearly tell you that so far, China has not received any funds or supplies donated in the name of the US government.

The US Agency for International Development once said it would provide masks, protective suits and other medical supplies to China, but it only notified us on March 11 that those supplies were ready. 


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