From Lee Lofaso@2:221/360 to All on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 01:05:10
Make America Great Again.
Go shout it to the mountain, old man.
NPR's Investigations Team dug into each of the claims made from the
podium that day. And rather than a sweeping national campaign of
screening, drive-through sample collection and lab testing, it found
a smattering of small pilot projects and aborted efforts.
In some cases, no action was taken at all. Target did not partner with
the federal government, for example.
And a lauded Google project turned out to not to be led by Google at
all, and then once launched was limited to a smattering of counties in California.
The remarks in the Rose Garden highlighted the Trump administration's
strategic approach: a preference for public-private partnerships. But
as the White House defined what those private companies were going to
do, in many cases it promised more than they could pull off.
• Drive-Through Testing Largely Nonexistent At Retail Partners
• Home Testing Promised, But Not Implemented
• No Screening Website To Facilitate Drive-Through Testing
"What became clear in the days and weeks or even in some cases
the hours following that event was that they had significantly
over-promised what the private sector was ready to do," said
Jeremy Konyndyk, senior policy fellow at the Center for Global