Trump’s failure to curb the coronavirus spread is evident to all US citizens and other countries as well. As the elections are closer, Trump is trying very hard to cover up those failures through various strategies.
One of those very obvious strategies is to bash someone else instead of acknowledging one’s failures. Recently, Trump tweeted how the WHO has failed to warn the world about the pandemic earlier that it should have.
He also threatened to reassess the US funding to WHO as he thinks that it is under Chinese influence. However, Trump has taken another step to make amends and has formulated a strategy at the White House.
This strategy will ensure the greater capacity of US states to carry out coronavirus tests is available. The Trump administration also claims that most of the work for implementing this strategy has been completed.
Two documents were received and one of them was a “testing blueprint” while the other was a “testing overview”. Trump recently carried out a news conference in the Rose Garden where he announced the plan.
He claimed in his speech that they will be using the complete strength of the federal government to help the states get rid of the coronavirus pandemic. As expected one of the documents i.e. the testing overview, tries to cover up past failures.
The document contains the details that hides how the government failed to curb the virus efficiently. It enlists a total of eight responsibilities which is claimed by them to be the federal government’s responsibilities.
The Trump Administration also claims that they have already completed seven of these eight responsibilities. The document that is a testing blueprint is a kind of partnership.
The partnership is between the private sector, the federal government sector, and the US states. However, the partnership eventually puts most of the burden on individual states and not the government itself.
As far as the designing, executing, and funding of the coronavirus testing plan is considered, it is the responsibility of the individual states. However, the states continuously called out the federal government responsible for all of the above.
They claim that they do not possess the kind of resources or expertise required to handle large-scale pandemics.