Admiral Brett Giroir demonstrates using a self-swab rapid test for COVID-19, which he says delivers results in 15 minutes. The Trump administration announced a plan to distribute 150 million of the tests nationwide
President Trump formally announced a plan to disperse the 150 million rapid coronavirus tests first promoted by the White House in August. “The difference between August and now is just that they had to be assembled,” says Admiral Brett Giroir, director of US coronavirus testing.
"Good luck. Hope you don't test positive." -- Trump to Admiral Brett Giroir, who is set to demonstrate how to take the rapid Covid-19 test
Despite concerns about rapid tests, Admiral Brett Giroir said "these are better for outbreak control in congregate settings."
The media continue to lie and push false narratives about COVID-19 testing. "Testing Czar" Testing Czar Admiral Brett Giroir pushed back on all of it, correcting the media at every turn.
At Senate hearing, Admiral Brett Giroir on White House task force warns all improvements in #COVID19 numbers "could be fleeting, or even reversed" if Americans don't follow wearing masks & avoiding crowds, @CBSNews rpts:
Admiral Brett Giroir warns that all recent improvements in U.S. COVID-19 numbers "could be fleeting, or even reversed" if Americans don't follow a national plan and exercise personal responsibility -- "especially wearing masks and avoiding crowds." LIVE:
Admiral Brett Giroir warns that all recent improvements in U.S. COVID numbers "could be fleeting, or even reversed" if Americans don't follow a national plan and exercise personal responsibility — "especially wearing masks and avoiding crowds"
Admiral Brett Giroir: “We cannot test our way out of this or any other pandemic… A negative test does not mean you won’t be positive tomorrow. A negative test does not substitute for avoiding crowds or wearing a mask or protecting the vulnerable with your actions”
“By the end of this week, we will have delivered, according to schedule, nearly one million point of care tests to 1,019 of the highest risk nursing homes, with another 664 nursing homes scheduled for next week.” -Admiral Brett Giroir
Not true, per Asst. Health Secretary Admiral Brett Giroir: "There is no question that the more testing you get, the more you will uncover – but we do believe this is a real increase in cases, because the percent positivities are going up."
Admiral Brett P. Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health, says the administration’s testing plan has three phases: Launch. Scale. Support Opening Up Again. He says federal govt will be able to supply every state with tests they need in the future.
1) We want to prioritize the most vulnerable and most impacted. 2) We don't want testing to threaten the acute care system. 3) We want to balance the need for resources across the healthcare system between diagnosis and treatment. More from Admiral Brett Giroir:
The president is thanking Admiral Brett Giroir while discussing the distribution of supplies but Giroir is responsible for testing....so I am confused by that.