BREAKING: Secret Service Director Resigns
CNN's Jim Acosta Did Not Just Say That Regarding Trump's Remarks About the...
NBC Pollster Hurls Kamala Harris' Candidacy Into a Furnace
Here's What Top Dems Allegedly Threatened Biden With During Their 'Palace Coup'
Whistleblower: Snipers Were Stationed on the Roof During Trump Rally But Left Due...
Harris Locks Up Enough Support Among Dem Delegates to Become Party's Nominee
Why This Prominent Biden Donor Is Holding Back Now That Harris Is at...
Musk Reveals the Very Personal Reason He's Vowed to Destroy the 'Woke Mind...
Here's What Biden Told Trump After Assassination Attempt
Another 'Conspiracy Theory' Becomes Reality
Should Trump Debate Harris?
A Massive Illegal Immigrant Caravan Just Left Southern Mexico for the U.S.
New Climate Change Theory: Excessive Heat Is Making Days Longer
Democrat Governor Reverses Course, Says She Will Not Serve As Harris' VP
Don't Overthink It, Republicans. The Case Against Kamala Harris Is Straightforward.
Tipsheet

Report: Biden Rejected a Plan in October to Ramp Up Testing Supply

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Biden White House was slammed this week as Americans rushed to stores and clinics for Wuhan coronavirus tests ahead of Christmas, only to find empty shelves.

Advertisement

During an interview with ABC News, Biden admitted to the shortfall while falsely claiming nobody saw the latest variant of the virus coming. 

But now, new reporting from Vanity Fair shows Biden was offered an extensive testing production plan back in October. 

On October 22, a group of COVID-19 testing experts joined a Zoom call with officials from the Biden administration and presented a strategy for overhauling America’s approach to testing.

The 10-page plan, which Vanity Fair has obtained, would enable the U.S. to finally do what many other countries had already done: Put rapid at-home COVID-19 testing into the hands of average citizens, allowing them to screen themselves in real time and thereby help reduce transmission. The plan called for an estimated 732 million tests per month, a number that would require a major ramp-up of manufacturing capacity. It also recommended, right on the first page, a nationwide “Testing Surge to Prevent Holiday COVID Surge.”

The antigen tests at the center of the plan can detect the virus when patients are at their most contagious. Though less sensitive than polymerase chain reaction (PCR) laboratory tests, which can detect the virus’s genetic material at any stage of infection, antigen tests provide a quick snapshot in time for those seeking assurance that they are safe to travel or won’t accidentally infect vulnerable relatives.

The plan, in effect, was a blueprint for how to avoid what is happening at this very moment—endless lines of desperate Americans clamoring for tests in order to safeguard holiday gatherings, just as COVID-19 is exploding again.

Advertisement

Meanwhile, Biden's plan to ship 500 million tests to Americans is already falling apart and the infrastructure to get the job done hasn't been set up yet.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement