Schumer, Dems slam Trump again on testing

Tuesday’s letter also encourages the administration to invoke the Defense Production Act and use the money allocated in the relief bill to produce testing kits and materials, as well as increase laboratory capacity and public health personnel.

Additionally, Democrats are asking the administration to establish specific plans for manufacturing tests, creating an antibody testing program, ensuring access to tests for all communities including those that are underserved, and investing in more testing data.

“Your Administration needs to do much more to stand up enough testing to effectively trace, control, and suppress the spread of the virus, and it is essential that you do so in a manner that is transparent and accountable,” Democrats wrote. “The health of our nation — physically, behaviorally, and economically — depends on it.”