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Red tape makes this pandemic worse

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Coronavirus is frightening.

I'm working from home, practicing "social distancing." Experts say it'll help "flatten the curve" so fewer people will be infected simultaneously. Then hospitals won't be overwhelmed.

But the infection rate grows. Doctors and hospitals may yet be overwhelmed.

It didn't have to get to this point.

Coronavirus deaths leveled off in South Korea.

That's because people in Korea could easily find out if they had the disease. There are hundreds of testing locations -- even pop-up drive-thru testing centers.

 

Because Koreans got tested, Korean doctors knew who needed to be isolated and who didn't. As a result, Korea limited the disease without mass quarantines and shortages.

Not in America. In America, a shortage of COVID-19 tests has made it hard for people to get tested. Even those who show all the symptoms have a difficult time.

Why weren't there enough tests?

Because our government insists on control of medical innovation. That's the topic of my new video.

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