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Congresswoman gets CDC to OK free coronavirus tests

Using some quick math and a sharp grilling, Rep. Katie Porter of California got the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to say “yes” to free coronavirus testing for all Americans. (via @BrutNews)

Representative gets promise for free testing

Who is Katie Porter

Katherine Moore Porter was born on January 3, 1974 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Her father was a farmer-turned-banker. She attended Phillips Academy, Yale University, and Harvard Law School. By 2001, she had her bachelors in American studies and her Juris Doctorate. She also studied under Senator Elizabeth Warren. She has been teaching as a tenured professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law since 2006. California Attorney General Kamala Harris made Porter the state’s independent monitor of banks in a $25 billion mortgage settlement and as monitor, she oversaw an implementation of $9.5 billion in settlement reforms.

In 2018, Porter won the election for United States Representative of California. As Representative she introduced the Help America Run Act which was passed in October 2019. She is currently on the committee on financial services, committee on oversight and reform, the asian pacific american caucus, and the progressive caucus. Currently, she is going viral for her interrogation of the CDC where she got them to promise free coronavirus testing for uninsured Americans.

How to prevent the virus

Since the coronavirus taskforce predicts that a coronavirus vaccine will not be perfected for another year or year and a half, it is best to start looking into at-home prevention methods. Health professionals are asking citizens to stop buying medical masks as they are often worn improperly, and tend to be more effective for those with the virus rather than those trying to avoid getting sick. Also, the mass stockpiling of these devices are preventing medical workers from having the proper supplies. Other known prevention methods include rigorously and frequently washing hands, using hand sanitizer if soap is unavailable, disinfecting any and all surfaces, and preparing medicine and food supplies in case of infection.

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03/13/2020 4:04 PMupdated: 03/13/2020 4:05 PM
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1206 comments

  • Muhammad-Isa G.
    3 hours

    God blessed America. Salute!

  • Anupama P.
    a day

    Great

  • Pheiga G.
    a day

    Mam we need you in India ❤❤❤❤

  • Lohith K.
    a day

    This is what happens when Government privatise all essential services without knowledge..

  • Da B.
    2 days

    right after watching this i went to get checked and now i have a 12k bill .... can seone explain this to me ??

  • Brandon R.
    2 days

    Isn’t she the amazing woman who called out a bank owner on what they pay their employees and his only excuse was “I’d have to consult her” or something

  • Arun K.
    2 days

    Can i know the senator name?thank you

  • Mahesh A.
    3 days

    purai hernu hai dai kada cha

  • Ignatius G.
    3 days

    Once the test kit is available to test at home , these costs will decrease.

  • Jefry J.
    3 days

    Good leading question by the senator... 👍👍👍

  • Katherine N.
    4 days

    You are a joke!!!! Fix it!

  • Katherine N.
    4 days

    It’s a pandemic not epidemic

  • Katherine N.
    4 days

    Step down

  • Katherine N.
    4 days

    Dr Redfield you’re a lousy human and doctor

  • Rajasekaran K.
    4 days

    Damn good

  • Gowtham V.
    4 days

    Stop invading other countries and mind your own business.. that alone will make your people to feel secure..

  • BhaVik V.
    4 days

    this is superiority

  • Amarjit S.
    4 days

    They spend on other unnecessary things trust me I work for them

  • Rodrigo L.
    4 days

    olha que mulher incrível.

  • Johnny N.
    4 days

    Excellent approach... How I hope our leaders are able to have such approach to get the right thing done.