A cold civil war is brewing of some sorts. There’s never been a hot civil war during an outright plague outbreak, but we haven’t had a centralized government thousands of miles away micromanaging so ineffectively.
They (the Trump administration via the FDA and Human Health Services (HHS)) literally will not authorize or permit  any of the pharmaceutical companies to produce test kits for the COVID-19 coronavirus, even though South Korea has released all the Intellectual Property rights.
The CDC argues, ineffectively, that a mere testing procedure could “cause further infection”  and that is the primary reason why Evergreen Health hospitals in Seattle, Washington, have stopped testing people altogether.
Congress has extremely little oversight and can only, basically, publicly criticize these people and government bodies.
I watched every minute of the impeachment trial and at the time, I thought it was a load of crap. I realized at the time that we had a MAJOR viral pandemic raging in Wuhan, China, and no one was focused on that but instead some weak quid quo pro argument that literally went nowhere.
Now, I am beginning to wonder if the rushed-before-Christmas sham impeachment trial may have been a very well coordinated act to disarm the impeachment threat when we really need it the most.
P.S. I am a Centrist politically and pretty much no one has ever represented my interests except, possibly, Ron Paul. I voted for Ralph Nader in 2000, no one in 2004, Obama in 2008, Libertarian Gary Johnson in 2012 and Donald J. Trump in 2016.
I supported Donald Trump as President until his coronavirus misactions and misstatements beginning in February 2020 and culminating in my public repudiation of my support on 9 March 2020.
“We are not changing our standards for issuing Emergency Use Authorizations [for rapid test kits].”FDA Issues New Policy on Coronavirus Diagnostics, 29 Feb 2020
“In partnership with the CDC, [EvergreenHealth Hospitals in Seattle]… as of March 3, 2020, we have halted performing nasopharyngeal testing our outpatient clinics….
“The CDC has determined that… there is increased risk of transmission when performing any narsopharyngeal testing.”They took down the article after I exposed it, but here is an archive
I have repeatedly called the EvergreenHealth hospital chain and left word, numerous times, on the voicemail of their Media Liaison, but have not been contacted to date.