The country was testing people for the virus at the fastest pace in the world, which appears to have allowed early detection of cases, keeping its mortality rate lower than average.
Every epidemiologist has been stressing for weeks that the top priority is testing. Even now. This is still the greatest nation on earth, with an ability to recognize urgent need, and respond with unparalleled talent and resources. Yet widespread testing is still not happening. Because one man wasn’t listening to the experts, and had other priorities in mind.