Laurie Garrett: U.S. Does Not Have ‘Any Strategy’ For COVID-19 Testing | The Last Word | MSNBC

Laurie Garrett: U.S. Does Not Have ‘Any Strategy’ For COVID-19 Testing | The Last Word | MSNBC 1


Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter covering global pandemics, tells Ali Velshi that test results for coronavirus in the U.S. "come too late in the game," hampering efforts to curtail the pandemic. Garrett says testing is "completely random, so when we do get test results it's hard to know what to make of it.” Aired on 7/17/2020.
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Laurie Garrett: U.S. Does Not Have ‘Any Strategy’ For COVID-19 Testing | The Last Word | MSNBC

51 Comments on "Laurie Garrett: U.S. Does Not Have ‘Any Strategy’ For COVID-19 Testing | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. The death toll could reach the 2 million Trump has been claiming his actions prevented.

  2. brilliantly said and explained, ty ms garrett and mr velshi.

  3. Mary Trump is right. It’s not that t’rump won’t do what it takes to help America, he simply cannot. He’s not wired to think of anyone but himself. And switching to the strategy that Fauci and the experts have been telling us to do all along would be an admission of being wrong. And no body count, 100,000. 200,000. 300,000 will ever be more important that the 1 person he cares about the most: himself.
    Great pick there, t’rump supporters! 😆😅

    • @DATING HARLEY QUINN That makes sense. I’m not a specialist but it is clear to a layperson that the way he acts is not a conscious choice, but a hard-wired defect. So there’s no “one day he’ll change” once it gets serious. 100k, 200k, 300k dead Americans. It’s all the same to him.
      Be safe, be well, and thanks for the knowledge! 🙏

    • DATING HARLEY QUINN | July 18, 2020 at 2:30 AM | Reply

      @Ro G – Im sorry I cant articulate it any better – its just that its so messed up a normal brain can not understand it. He 100% believes if he does not know about the bad thing, it did not happen. And if he does know about the bad thing – the only reason it is important is cos it made him look bad. And the only reason it happened is cos someone is jealous of his perfection and they are doing it deliberately to make him look bad. So the priorities are.
      1) avoid seeing things that make you look bad
      2) destroy the evil jealous people who force you to look at things that make you look bad
      3) feel good again
      And he 100% in the very core of his being thinks that this makes the universe perfect – if he is happy – the universe is happy.

    • John Goldsworthy | July 18, 2020 at 2:33 AM | Reply

      @DATING HARLEY QUINN Thank you. You’ve explained it very well.

    • DATING HARLEY QUINN | July 18, 2020 at 2:33 AM | Reply

      @Ro G – So yeas – 1 million dead people is, to him, someone trying REALLY HARD to make him look bad – it is a motivation to get the person making him look bad. It NEVER enters his head to do something about the 1 million dead people.
      He CAN NOT tell the difference between a fake story about 1 million dead and 1 million dead human beings. They are only dead in the context of how they make him look. So he deals with both things exactly that same – as you can clearly see every day.

    • DATING HARLEY QUINN | July 18, 2020 at 2:36 AM | Reply

      @John Goldsworthy – THANK YOU

  4. Richard Alexander | July 18, 2020 at 12:56 AM | Reply

    tRump’s plan to fight Covid-19: Deny, distract, and find someone else to blame.

  5. Awolfe Canada | July 18, 2020 at 12:58 AM | Reply

    I feel like USA should go online and have a fund raiser because the Dumpster is purposely slowing down the testing you need a go fund me seriously

  6. When my roommate was feeling sick. Drove him to urgent care. They rested him. Untill the results came back. We all stayed in and waited. No going out for a week. That’s what civic duty should look like. Or if you do go out wear a mask and be extra careful to limit contact with others.

    • It takes 7-10 days just for symptoms to onset. Then you are contagious for 14 days. If you are exposed. You need to isolate for at least 3 weeks.

    • Richard Christie | July 18, 2020 at 2:43 AM | Reply

      @SAMMY D Mary waited in until the results came back. That happened to take a week. That is both responsible and correct. If her friend’s results came back negative and both she and friend were feeling well then she’s free to get on with life. If they came back positive then yes, her isolation would be extended.

  7. Sir. Lancelot | July 18, 2020 at 1:07 AM | Reply

    Here’s the sad truth about the Coronavirus. It’s not going to go away. It’s not!🤷‍♂️And there’s several reasons why it’s here to stay.

  8. Does it not bother any American that the impeached president and all his lieing goons are tested everyday and have thier results within minutes??????

  9. debbie duccini-day | July 18, 2020 at 1:14 AM | Reply

    The U.S. cannot possibly have a strategy against the virus if we have a “president” and administration who denies its reality one minute and ignores it the next. Trump would like to hide it and focus on his reelection.

  10. In Australian, you get tested with a wait of less than 30 minutes and get results in less th a n 24 hours. Its not hard. This is normal in developed countries other than the US.

    • Thomas Johnson | July 18, 2020 at 2:16 AM | Reply

      We have the same test only some people get that one.

    • Phi thag Namuang | July 18, 2020 at 2:30 AM | Reply

      In the Netherlands the same. And everybody who wants can get a test.

    • Richard Christie | July 18, 2020 at 2:36 AM | Reply

      Same in NZ, but the USA? well, they need to make sure the cheque doesn’t bounce and the insurance is valid before they even start.

    • Here in Scotland we had 17 new cases yesterday and no deaths. The wearing of facemasks in shops and public transport is mandatory. I cannot understand the reluctance in some Americans to wear one. It’s such a simple thing to do and If it saves even just one life, surely it’s worth it.

    • Thomas Johnson | July 18, 2020 at 11:16 AM | Reply

      @Lee Simpson Where I live in the United states everyone is wearing a mask indoors at stores, ect. We have very low cases. Some big inner cities are bad because blacks and Hispanics don’t listen so their infection rate is 3 times higher, and young adults don’t care they just want to party. They are the reason for the high infection numbers.

  11. Bill Robbins | July 18, 2020 at 1:27 AM | Reply

    Failed leadership! If trump would have let Dr Fauci do his job, it’d be national stratedgy. Instead of letting each Govenor from states decide.

  12. Anthony Hafciojoni | July 18, 2020 at 1:28 AM | Reply

    Governor Hogan, A REPUBLICAN, forced to buy his own test kits from KOREA!!! after lack of federal help.
    Donald Trump, it’s time to resign!

    • Virginia O'Flaherty | July 18, 2020 at 12:24 PM | Reply

      Yeah but today in Maryland we discover that Hogan is going with in person voting, not mail in voting. Our Boards of Election in Maryland are struggling to get enough election judges to cover the polling places. I see and hear ads everywhere begging people to volunteer to do this work. Voter suppression? I know so.
      He has been on the media circuit promoting a book he wrote. He is positioning himself for bigger and better. Maryland has a lot of Corona Virus and a lot of questions about the tests he procured in South Korea.
      I say the Black Lives Matter protests were a sacrifice worthy to be made in the face of the pandemic. The defeat of Trump and every single person in political office who has supported his agenda is imperative. Action – such as volunteering to work for the elections in your communities – is also a sacrifice worth making to insure free and fair elections and the complete defeat of Trump and all of his Republican supporters.
      Additionally it is paid, $200.00 plus about $50. for the training time. And you don’t declare it on your income taxes!

  13. curandero verde | July 18, 2020 at 1:33 AM | Reply

    The US has no government

  14. Lucy Ann McWilliams | July 18, 2020 at 1:33 AM | Reply


  15. mister kluge | July 18, 2020 at 1:41 AM | Reply

    yes, the strategy is to ignore it, and cover up the numbers as much as possible, and claim everything is fine.

  16. Not once have I heard anyone use the words MENTALLY ILL!!!!! VOTE HIM OUT

  17. Covidiot-45: Hide the numbers so that I can declare the virus finally goes away, like a miracle

  18. Fauci said the following months ago for this same reason: assume everyone is positive including yourself. mask up and self quarantine and do the social isolation. these are so much easier to do than fighting on a ventilator for your life.

  19. Obama would have had a comprehensive plan to deal with this problem.

  20. 2B06 Dior Tan | July 18, 2020 at 6:38 AM | Reply

    “I Tell My People To Slow Down The Testing”

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