Trump Blames Obama For Lack Of Coronavirus Testing

NBC News reports:

President Donald Trump on Friday criticized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for being ill-prepared to test for the coronavirus and he blamed President Barack Obama for the situation.

Two issues have led to the slow process in testing for COVID-19. One was that the CDC had initially put out narrow guidelines for who could be considered for testing. Those criteria were eventually expanded and so far about 11,000 specimens have been tested, according to the CDC.

South Korea, on the other hand, has been testing nearly 20,000 people each day for the disease, according to reports. There were also technical issues with the test kits in which they tested for more than just the novel coronavirus, and the glitch affected the integrity of the kit.