Admiral Brett Giroir, a member of the White House’s coronavirus task force, said on Sunday that the US has enough tests to complete testing goals, if they are used in the right way.
“We want to improve our testing, but we have enough tests right now, if we use them in the right way, to achieve the goals that we need to achieve,” Giroir told CNN.
“What is true now, is that anyone who needs a test can get a test,” he said. “I feel like going somewhere, so I need a test, that is not where we are.”
Giroir said that we are in the middle of a serious pandemic, which we are trying to, and starting to control, in hotspot states. Data shows that the percent positivity is being flattened or decreased and hospitalizations are going down, he said.
“But let me be clear, we need to prioritize testing,” Giroir said. “Everyone who needs a test, we’re prioritizing that and they will get it.”