52M COVID-19 tests, fast-track vaccinations

Trump administration employs all-of-government response

Posted on Jul 27, 2020

The Trump Administration and Coronavirus Task Force have worked around the clock with an all-of-government response to combat the virus.

Last week, the President announced the vast majority of states have 60 days worth of supplies due to this Administration’s efforts to restock our national stockpile and deliver to local leaders and hospitals.

He added that FEMA has deployed millions of pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) with no requests by governors currently unfulfilled. In addition, FEMA has delivered PPE shipments to 15,400 Medicaid and Medicare certified nursing homes across the country.

Protecting the most vulnerable is a top priority for this administration.

The Department of Health and Human Services will be distributing an additional $5 million from the Provider Relief Fund to all nursing homes with those in higher risk areas receiving more funding.

The U.S. continues to lead the world in testing with over 52 million coronavirus tests complete.

Admiral Giroir said, “About half the tests in the country are done either as point of care, meaning you get the result in 15 minutes, or done in a local hospital which is generally a turnaround time of less than 24 hours.”

The United States’ ability to achieve a nearly four-fold increase in testing capacity in two months and ability to identify asymptomatic cases is a testament to the public-private partnerships forged by the Trump Administration.

President Trump announced last week that 19 states have less than 5% of positive test rates and 8 states have less than 2% positive test rates.

America’s nationwide positive test rate is continuing to decline and is currently at 8.8% compared to over 16% in April. Furthermore, fatalities have fallen nationwide by 75% since mid-April.

Developing therapeutics and a vaccine have been at the forefront of the Trump Administration.

Thousands of vials of remdesivar have been delivered to heavily impacted states to treat patients.

And, in a historic timeline the Trump Administration announced 100 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be produced and delivered immediately following final approval with additional 500 million doses soon after.

The wall along America’s southern border currently has more than 250 miles constructed. With President Trump’s early shutdown of the southern border, nearly 190,000 illegal immigrants were prevented from entering the U.S. and potentially spreading the virus.

Through the continuous and all-of-government approach to combating the virus, the Trump Administration is ushering in a great American comeback.

For more updates on the Trump Administration’s bold response to COVID-19, visit americafirstpolicies.org.