6 very simple questions on testing for the coronavirus

Has the U.S. really tested more for COVID-19 than any other country? 6 very simple questions on testing, answered by critical care physician Dr. Taison Bell.

04/27/2020 6:58 PM


  • Ken H.
    10/26/2020 15:21

    Total tests is not dependent on per capita. It’s a straight forward number. 1,2,34. Can’t you idiots count? The Obama administration left behind an antiquated system that didn’t work. Dr Fauci said so himself, that testing was inadequate to start and that we had to develop better testing which we did and we tested more than anyone else. Period. Per capita isn’t the issue. If you conduct 500 tests and your total population is only 1200 you have a great per capita yet you’ve only tested 500 people. 501 tests is more tests people.

  • Jerry P.
    10/26/2020 12:30

    I would hate for this Dr to do surgery on any Republican. He’s getting paid by Democrats and probably the Biden campaign. WHAT DO YOU THINK HES GONNA SAY?

  • Jerry P.
    10/26/2020 12:21


  • Debbie K.
    10/14/2020 03:42

    Be a doctor and stop playing politics!!! Who cares who you endorse!!!

  • Frank N.
    10/13/2020 14:31

    Political loser

  • Linda S.
    10/12/2020 22:29

    Dr Bell you support Biden So were was Biden’s plan in the beginning of this pandemic You say he has a better plan will it’s a little late he is not even President Where were you what was your plan Propaganda propaganda Propaganda You can’t be much of Doctor to not think our President did a great job TRUMP AGAIN MAGA ❤️💯🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • Mark B.
    10/11/2020 13:00

    Sorry Doc As soon as you made that commercial you became part of the lying political hacks being propped up by the media Everything you said is already being done by our President And Joe doesn’t have a clue except what he is told to say by his handlers

  • Lisa L.
    10/10/2020 20:27

    Dr Taison Bell... You are an educated man being duped! Stick to medicine not politics. Biden and the Dems called Trump’s decision to close travel from China (something AL experts agree saved lives) a bad idea. Remember Pelosi dancing and telling folks to “Come to Chinatown..There’s nothing to worry about..”? People have such a short memory! Does anyone recall the weakest economic recovery in American history under Obama Biden? The plane load of money sent to Iran the biggest sponsor of terror in the world? The lame and useless campaign? Otto’s sentence to a torturous death? The export of American jobs to China? The shuttering of all the factories? The beginning of a campaign to target those of faith...unless that faith was Muslim ? More households fall to below poverty status? All under Obama/Biden. Fast forward to the economic recovery under Trump’s leadership, a roll back of all the regulatory red tape strangling American workers, an economy where my husband, our sons, our nieces have multiple job offers, Otto comes home to Rest In Peace, our troops aren’t fighting pointless wars, Kayla Mueller’s family has an end to their terror, lowest unemployment for women, black Americans, Hispanic Americans and Asian Americans, highest home ownership for black Americans in history, most Americans ever to leave the sick cycle of welfare dependency. I may not like a lot about Trump’s personality, but guess what? It’s not a popularity contest. It’s about results and I have no desire to go back to the era of an articulate bullshitter who did absolutely nothing for Americans but preach at us, and enrich himself and hurt my family and my country. Wake up America 🇺🇸

  • HA N.
    05/16/2020 07:59

    His statement of asymptomatic might not be tested positive might be misleading. We found 85% of infected youth has no symptoms, meaning they can be detected if tested

  • Michael L.
    05/15/2020 18:59

    Lie lie

  • Uwe C.
    05/13/2020 12:58

    Not true. Amerika tested until yesterday around 28.000 of 1 Million. Spain, Belgium above 50.000. Evan Russia has tested 41.000 of 1 Million.

  • UmAskia
    05/12/2020 20:20


  • Jabier G.
    05/12/2020 16:43

    Just to let the trumpas followers seize his brain capabilities

  • Larry S.
    05/11/2020 22:56

    Trump REPEATEDLY blames Obama for "broken tests" for a virus that didn't even exist yet. Yeah. That's how dumb your President is. COVID-19 DEATHS IN THE US. March 01 6 April 01 6,394 May 10 79,429 I'm not seeing the GREAT JOB Trump keeps bragging about.

  • Greg C.
    05/11/2020 10:50

    Keep lying donnie the idiots believe you

  • Patricia S.
    05/11/2020 08:38


  • Linda D.
    05/09/2020 23:26

    Yes Trump should get his facts checked before he comes out with stupid statements like that !! America is definitely lagging behind most countries in the world 🌍🇦🇺

  • Jackie R.
    05/09/2020 19:13

    You don’t need to test everyone in this country, that would be an impossible task to begin with. Our President is doing a good job for what he has to work with. So sick of the negativity that surrounds this man, just because you Democrat’s lost the election. Who do you think brought this virus here in the first place, I could think of a few names, NP, HC, CS,.👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻😡

  • Jermaine J.
    05/08/2020 12:18

    Check this out. We’re teammates in high school.

  • Edward C.
    05/08/2020 04:29

    Anarchy Today the United States of America is in a state of complete disarray. This is not due to any errors by their doyens of their planning commissions. The bureaucracy has always been doing an admirable work in keeping the large nation that is bordered by three oceans. The stumble is because of the machinations of one man and his acolytes. Indeed the USA cannot progress with its current administration led by Donald the Ignoramus Trump. This obtuse man used xenophobia to gather the vermin who prey on society to support his candidacy to become President. Since the rats outnumber the cats, the rats of society managed to get their leader into the White House. They have thus made a colossal error in judgement for the wealthy educated sagacious of society went into hibernation. Besides , they lacked a cohesive articulate leader who could appeal to the hearts and souls of the rats and other vermin who constitute the uneducated ignorant masses of American society. Until Donald Trump completes his term in office and ceases being the President of the USA, the old beloved phrase ‘living the American dream’ has been put on hold. The world has always been envious of the prosperity evident in the lifestyles and thought patterns of American citizens. Now the world could deride America as being equal to a third world nation. It would be the hope of the less fortunate who live in underdeveloped or developing nations for they always enviously hope for America to fail. Would this be the lasting legacy of Donald Trump ? Could this be the permanent result of the Trump presidency. Has America peaked? Is it on the way down to penury and desolation ? Some may say that only time will tell! However, I beg to differ insomuch that over time, the world has seen America face internal upheavals such as the Lincoln and Kennedy assassinations, the debt crisis , the mortgage crisis, the Great Recession of recent history, the Great Depression of the not too distant history and the civil war that nearly split the American public into creating two countries from the shambles of the first . America faces Ebola, MERS and SARS. America survived economic collapse after the 9/11 attack on the twin towers and the Pentagon. After each debacle, the redoubtable American fortitude and determination saved the nation. The Americans now face Covid 19. However they will find a cure for it and vanquish it soon enough. I estimate 18 months, based on my observations and subsequent inference from reported news and opinions of scholars , scientists , doctors and experts. America’s enemy currently is not Covid19. The enemy is Donald Trump. His megalomania and psychopathic ramblings and erroneous decisions have shocked educated Americans who had been ensconced in their lofty castles of capitalism, for they had lived in a world of comfort and fun. Now that they have been jolted awake from their stupor, it is almost a certainty that they will topple the mad man who sits in the White House and save the nation from deteriorating to lesser standards from that which they have been accustomed to. It is in November that the war of the two solitudes of vermin vs lions , shall play out. The result will determine the fate of America for the next five years, along with the fate of a world that is reeling with shock from the effects of the Covid19 virus. The world awaits with bated breath. Long live the bastion of democracy. Rekindle the American dream . Rise up good folk and give your support to the lions as they surge forward to rescue democracy from the vermin that control America today. Come November we welcome you to cross us back over this twilight and shame. Rise up Democrats.