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White House denies report that national coronavirus testing plan was scrapped to hurt blue states

July 31, 2020


The White House on Friday denied a report claiming the Trump administration scrapped plans for a national coronavirus testing strategy to make Democratic governors in some of the hardest-hit states look bad as “entirely false.”

According to an article published Thursday in Vanity Fair, a team led by the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, created a national testing plan early in the nation’s response to the pandemic that called for the federal government to coordinate the distribution of test kits to heavily impacted areas, among other recommendations. The publication said it had obtained a copy of the plan.

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