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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."

The current spike in new #coronavirus  cases is due to an increase in cases, not because of more testing, Admiral Dr. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health for the US Department of Health and Human Services confirmed to the House Select Committee on Coronavirus.

Adm. Brett Giroir: "We are not flattening the curve right now. The curve is still going up." Full video here:

Exchange between Rep. @NydiaVelazquez  and Adm. Brett Giroir on whistleblower complaint. Full video here:

Asst. brett giroir'>Health Secretary Brett Giroir said of positive cases in COVID-19 testing on Thursday: "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."

Adm. Brett Giroir, the govt's coronavirus testing coordinator, says the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile will have 50,000 ventilators as of next week, thanks to Trump's use of the Defense Production Act. In March, Dr. Fauci said there were 12,700 ventilators in the stockpile.

HHS testing czar Brett Giroir said Wednesday that the United States' coronavirus testing capacity is at risk of being overwhelmed in some states by a surge in new infections and increased surveillance efforts in nursing homes and jails

Dr. Anthony Fauci, @CDCDirector  Dr. Robert Redfield, Dr. Stephen Hahn @SGottliebFDA ) & ADM @hhsgovir '>Brett Gir @HHSGovir  () testify before @gophelpt @helpcmtedemse'>Sen @GOPHELPt @HELPCmteDemse - LIVE at 10am ET on @cspanradio3 '>C-SPA @cspanradio3 , & online here:

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, @CDCDirector  Dr. Robert Redfield, Dr. Stephen Hahn @SGottliebFDA ) & ADM @hhsgovir '>Brett Gir @HHSGovir  () testify before @gophelpa @helpcmtedemste'>Se @GOPHELPa @HELPCmteDemste - LIVE on @cspanradion3 '>C-SP @cspanradioN3 , & online here:

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WATCH: Dr. Anthony Fauci (NIAID), Dr. Robert Redfield (CDC), Dr. Brett Giroir (HHS) and Dr. Stephen Hahn (FDA) testify at Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing. Stream on our FB page

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Adm. Brett Giroir says 27 million tests have been performed so far and testifies that now during reopening “the need for testing is the greatest.” A much different message than Trump’s who has called testing “overrated” and a “double-edged sword” because it makes US “look bad”

LIVE --> Dr. Anthony Fauci, @CDCDirector , Dr. Robert Redfield, Dr. Stephen Hahn @SGottliebFDA ) and ADM @hhsgovir '>Brett Gir @HHSGovir  () testify before @gophelpa @helpcmtedemste'>Se @GOPHELPa @HELPCmteDemste - LIVE on @cspanradion3 '>C-SP @cspanradioN3 , & online here:

WATCH: "The best estimates now of the overall mortality rate for COVID-19 is somewhere between 0.1% and 1%," Adm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health at HHS, says. "That's lower than you heard probably in many reports ... it's not likely in the range of 2 to 3%"

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.

Trump has increasingly put responsibility for testing on states. When a doctor emailed Brett Giroir, the WH testing coordinator, about supplies, Giroir replied: “There is zero probability we can help on plates,” referring to plastic trays used in testing.

Brett P. Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, says there is "excess capacity" for testing and he isn't sure why Maryland Governor Larry Hogan ordered some 500,000 tests from South Korea.

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 brett giroir'>Admiral Brett Giroir:

WATCH: "The best estimates now of the overall mortality rate for COVID-19 is somewhere between 0.1% and 1%," Adm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health at HHS, says. "That's lower than you heard probably in many reports ... it's not likely in the range of 2 to 3%"

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