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Trump's National Emergency testing update...
[quote]During today's press conference in which he declared the new coronavirus to be a national emergency, President [b]Trump announced that Google was developing software that would be central to the US' containment strategy[/b]. Trump, along with Dr. Deborah Birx, the administration's Coronavirus Response Coordinator, said that Google's Web portal would be central to the process of helping US residents take advantage of a promised expansion of the country's testing capacity.
Google's role in the process was mentioned twice, first by Trump himself, who said, "Google is helping to develop a website. It's going to be very quickly done—unlike websites of the past—to determine whether a test is warranted, and to facilitate testing at a nearby convenient location." He went on to claim that Google currently had 1,700 engineers working on the project right now.
Two hours later, however, Google communications felt compelled to issue a statement saying that nearly everything about this is either not quite right or badly mistaken. The portal is being done by a different company, and [b]isn't even ready for testing in the single location it's planned for[/b]: California's Bay Area.
[quote]We are [b]developing a tool to help triage individuals for Covid-19 testing[/b]. Verily is [b]in the early stages of development, and planning to roll testing out in the Bay Area, with the hope of expanding more broadly over time[/b]. We appreciate the support of government officials and industry partners and thank the Google engineers who have volunteered to be part of this effort.[/quote]
As of this report, the administration had not not clarified what its actual plan is. Given that key figures in devising said plan were acting as if this portal were ready for use just a few hours ago, it may take them some time to develop one.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/03 ... us-portal/
Trump is such an idiot!
In a press conference at the White House, President Trump announced that 1,700 Google engineers were working on a coronavirus screening site. That site was supposedly the first step in a new screening process that would lead people from figuring out if their symptoms warranted more testing to the location of new “drive through” testing stations. But Trump was wrong. This screening site isn’t being developed by Google . Instead, it’s being built by Verily, Alphabet’s life science division.
I should mention that Verily is a company under the Alphabet umbrella, as is Google. Nonetheless, Trump spouts our fake news, which is exactly what he accuses the media of doing.