04.08.2020

Obama suggests a 'robust system of testing and monitoring' is needed before US can ease current coronavirus measures

Obama suggests a 'robust system of testing and monitoring' is needed before US can ease current coronavirus measures Photo Courtesy CNN

Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday said it would not be feasible to relax current measures to combat the spread of coronavirus without a "robust system of testing and monitoring — something we have yet to put in place nationwide."

The tweet presents a notable contrast in tone compared to the views of President Donald Trump, who on Wednesday morning tweeted that the country's economy must reopen "sooner rather than later" and that the pandemic "must be quickly forgotten" for those who haven't lost a loved one. But coronavirus testing is still not widely available, limiting the ability to relax current social distancing guidelines to prevent a resurgence of the virus.
 
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