Top doctor says White House coronavirus task force still missing 50% of testing data
April 3, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.
Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, gestures to a chart as President Donald Trump listens as they speak about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Dr. Deborah Birx said that the White House coronavirus task force is missing 50% of the data for coronavirus tests that have been conducted.
(CNN)Dr. Deborah Birx said that the White House coronavirus task force is missing 50% of the data for coronavirus tests that have been conducted.
Birx, one of the top officials on the White House's coronavirus task force, said that part of the $2 trillion economic stimulus measure that was signed into law by President Donald Trump requires that all tests conducted get reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"Well, I'm telling you, I'm still missing 50% of the data from reporting," she said.
"I have 660 (thousand) tests reported in.
We are still not receiving 100% of the tests. "
When pressed about the possibility that 1 in 3 tests had produced false negatives, Birx said, "I haven't seen that kind of anomaly. "