On Tuesday, in an appearance on CNN, White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Anthony Fauci said that by “end of May, the beginning of June,” everyone who needs a coronavirus test should be able to access one.
Fauci said that, “The issue about tests is that, as we get into the next weeks to several weeks to a month, as we get into May and June, from what we’re hearing…from the people in the task force who deal directly with the companies, namely the major firms that make the tests…we will have a very, very increased production so that by the time we get to those months, we should have what we need. But I’m always the skeptic in the group, and I always say, okay, I hear you, I believe you, but let’s see what happens.”
CNN’s Jake Tapper later asked Fauci when those who need a test would be able to access one.
Fauci responded, “Everyone who needs a test, according to the way we’re approaching the identification, isolation, contact tracing, keeping the country safe and healthy, that, hopefully, we should see that as we get towards the end of May, the beginning of June, Jake, that’s what I’m being told by the people who are responsible for the testing. I take them for their word. If that doesn’t happen, I’m going to go to them and say, what happened here, why didn’t it happen, and how can we fix it?”