Tag Archives: Brett Giroir

Testing Czar Says Home COVID Testing Is Unfeasible

The Washington Post reports: White House testing czar Brett Giroir on Tuesday tamped down calls from many public health experts for the federal government to approve and fund more cheap antigen tests that can be taken regularly at home. But while in the past Giroir has suggested that kind of widespread coronavirus screening would be unhelpful, he now says it …

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Testing Czar: Time To “Move On” From Drug Promoted By Trump’s Demon Semen Doc, No Evidence It Works

Business Insider reports: The White House coronavirus testing czar said Sunday it was time to “move on” from the discussions surrounding hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the coronavirus days after President Donald Trump again defended the drug. “There may be circumstances — I don’t know what they are — where a physician may prescribe it for an individual, but I …

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LIVE VIDEO: Fauci, Redfield, Giroir Testify Before House

The New York Times reports: Two days after U.S. deaths surpassed 150,000, three familiar federal health officials, including Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, will return to Capitol Hill to testify in front of a new audience: the House’s special select committee investigating the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic. Dr. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, will be joined on …

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Testing Czar: I’m Not Afraid To Press Trump On Testing

The Hill reports: Adm. Brett Giroir, the assistant secretary of Health and Human Services who is leading the administration’s coronavirus testing efforts, said Sunday that nobody on the White House coronavirus task force is afraid to press President Trump on the need to expand testing. “Everyone at the administration understands the importance of testing. Nobody in the task force is …

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Testing Czar Rejects Trump’s Attack: “None Of Us Lie”

Politico reports: “Look, we may occasionally make mistakes based on the information we have, but none of us lie. We are completely transparent with the American people,” the Trump administration’s coronavirus testing czar Brett Giroir told NBC’s “Today” show. Giroir’s remarks came after Trump retweeted a message Monday from Chuck Woolery, the conservative former game show host, who wrote online: …

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Trump Czar Aiming For 40-50M Tests Monthly By Fall

Talking Points Memo reports: Adm. Brett Giroir, who is overseeing the Trump administration’s coronavirus testing efforts, said on Tuesday that he hopes the U.S. will be testing tens of millions of people a month by the fall. “So by September, taking every aspect of development, authorization, manufacturing and supply chain into consideration, we project that our nation will be capable …

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Trump Contradicts Testing Czar On Availability Of Tests

Axios reports: President Trump claimed at a press briefing Monday that any American who “wants” a coronavirus test can get one — contradicting his testing coordinator Brett Giroir, who just moments earlier said that tests are mostly reserved for people who “need” one because they present symptoms or are participating in contact tracing. Trump used the briefing largely to celebrate …

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WH Doctor: Brace For “Peak Death Week” [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: The United States entered what an official called the “peak death week” of the coronavirus on Monday while a watchdog report said hospitals were struggling to maintain and expand capacity to care for infected patients. The U.S. death toll, which topped 10,000 on Monday, was rapidly closing in on Italy and Spain, the countries with the most fatalities …

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