2020-08-04 15:28:30

White House Scrapped Nationwide COVID Testing Plan to Hurt Blue States

As the U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 155,000, there is still no national testing program, with widespread shortages and delays hampering efforts to contain the pandemic.

This continues months after President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner launched a White House task force with the goal of establishing a national testing plan.

Democracy Now! speaks to investigative reporter Katherine Eban, whose explosive Vanity Fair report chronicles Kushner's fumbling efforts and the sudden decision to abandon the project on political grounds.

"The participants expected that at any moment in early April, the plan would be announced," says Eban. "It vanished into thin air."

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