Schumer Identifies What He Believes Is Missing From Trump’s New Coronavirus Guidelines

President Donald Trump unveiled new guidelines for states to follow to reopen their economies, but Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is convinced there is still something missing.

“It’s called testing,” Schumer said. “If we don’t have a strong, adequate testing regime, we’re going to have real trouble.”

He noted the only way to send employees back to work is by knowing who has the virus and who does not.

Watch his comments below:

Schumer pointed to a $30 billion proposal rolled out by the Senate Democratic leadership to implement an immediate plan for testing as a solution to the problem.

“The testing regime is scattershot and totally inadequate for the job that’s needed to get the country back to work,” Schumer said.

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski pointed out to Schumer that Trump has repeatedly said testing should be done at the state and local level as opposed to the federal level.

“We agree but not, each state can’t come up with its own test. Many of the states are inadequate to come up with their own test,” Schumer said. “We need a national program, distribute it to the local governments.”

Trump’s guidelines are on how states could reopen their economies on a phase by phase basis, as IJR previously reported.

The first phase is for states that see a downward trend in new cases. This phase allows for some businesses to open if they can maintain social distancing guidelines.

In phase two, non-essential travel can resume and schools and daycare centers can reopen.

The third phase allows employees to return to work and hospitals and nursing homes to allow visitors.

As of Friday afternoon, the United States has over 672,000 confirmed cases and more than 33,000 deaths.

Responses

  1. This administration is guaranteeing that not enough testing is getting done. Small labs need more funding, so they can pitch in with the volumes needed. Millions PER WEEK need to be tested, to get to the point where we can get safely back to work again. Only 860,000 tests were done this week. That’s not nearly good enough.

    King Donald The Loser said that there would be tests done in parking lots by now. None are being done.

    His Majesty had no idea about how to handle this situation and he is incompetent.

    #outnow
    Refusefascism(dot)org

  2. Apparently, memory deficient Schumer can’t remember that testing is already under way and more test kits are being manufactured. Why call for something that’s already happening? Now, what old hook nose should be worried about is Democrats like himself obstructing the aid package increase for small businesses. But, like the other obstructionist Democrats, he’s holding the bill hostage so he and Pelosi can attach needless Democrat interests that have nothing to do with the outbreak. Looks like Morning Joe is the only worthless show that would give this dolt a soapbox for his crap.

  3. Apparently, memory deficient Schumer can’t remember that testing is already under way and more test kits are being manufactured. Why call for something that’s already happening. Now, what old hook nose should be worried about is Democrats like himself obstructing the aid package increase for small businesses. But, like the other obstructionist Democrats, he’s holding the bill hostage so he and Pelosi can attack needless Democrat interests that have nothing to do with the outbreak. Looks like Morning Joe is the only worthless show that would give this dolt a soapbox for his crap.

    1. Great to be reminded the D’RATs had also been known as “Obstructionists”. That title seemed to have dropped off the radar when they began being tagged as “Socialists”, “Fascists”, “Nazi wannabes”, “Haters of America” and “Racists”.

  4. Schumer “thinks” he knows? When did Chuckie obtain the capacity to “think” as a taxpayer parasite?

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