The CDC has stopped disclosing the number of Americans tested for coronavirus
The novel coronavirus continues to wreck havoc in the United States. Washington state is hit the most with 6 deaths reported and at least 25 total cases confirmed statewide as of yesterday, March 2, 2020. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stopped disclosing the number of Americans tested for coronavirus.
As you can see from the screenshot below, the on March 1, the CDC reported only one death. The data was later deleted or removed on March 2.
Hats off to Judd Legum who first wrote about the story on Twitter.
BREAKING: The CDC has stopped disclosing the number of Americans tested for coronavirus.
On the left is how the website looked last night. On the right is what it looks like now, with the testing info removed.
The lack of testing is a scandal.
This is the coverup. pic.twitter.com/za5w9dkEKq
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) March 2, 2020
This is unacceptable.
I just sent a letter to @CDCDirector demanding answers to why their website removed public data on the number of patients tested in the United States.
— Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) March 3, 2020