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By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews, March 30, 2020
(CNSNews.com) – Critics including Hillary Clinton (“He did promise ‘America First’”) to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes (“We are quite literally doing a worse job of containing the virus than any other country on earth”) are trashing President Trump over the fact the U.S. is now reporting more confirmed COVID-19 cases than any other country.
But numbers of confirmed cases is a function of testing and reporting. As testing in the U.S. has ramped up, it was only a matter of time before that testing would detect sizeable numbers of cases moving through the American population.
Some of the world’s most populous nations, Pakistan and Indonesia among them – have carried out very little testing for countries with populations of 233 million and 267 million, respectively. India (pop. 1.3 billion) and Nigeria (pop. 214 million) are even further behind.
In the United States (pop. 332 million) more than 850,000 tests had been carried out as of early Monday (more than 710,000 of them negative), according to the COVID Tracking Project. ….