Was this necessary?
Recently, Texas senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz wrote a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services as well as to the Federal Emergency Management Agency saying that they object to the Trump administration’s plan on cutting back “federal support of drive-through COVID-19 testing sites in Texas and other states.”
The letter states, “Now is not the time to end a program that is working and successfully increasing testing capacity — especially for underserved communities in the state. Due to the recent rise of COVID-19 cases in Texas, cities need additional time to prepare for the transition to state and local control of the testing sites.”
“Maintaining the CBTS sties is critical to Texas’ testing capacity. As the CBTS program is set to expire on June 30, I urge you to grant an extension of the program for the testing sites in Texas.”
The thought of ending federal support for coronavirus testing came when President Trump stated that he was asking officials to slow down testing.
Trump had said, “When you do testing to that extent, you’re going to find more people, you’re going to find more cases. So I said to my people, ‘Slow the testing down, please!'”
Later, however, many White House officials stated that Trump was merely joking.
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