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demise placebo-controlled trial

comparing the Gilead drug REM disappear

with a placebo it was highly powered

with about a thousand ninety plus

individuals so it is the first truly

high-powered randomized

placebo-controlled trial it was an

international trial involving multiple

sites not only in the United States but

in various countries throughout the

world including Germany Denmark Spain

Greece the UK etc the primary end point

was the time to recovery

namely the ability to be discharged when

you have a study like this we have a

data and safety monitoring board which

looks at the data and they are

independent so there's no prejudice on

the part of the investigators because

they're doing the trial or the drug is

from a certain company the data and

safety monitoring born on Monday

afternoon contacted me on April 27th

first on Friday the week before and then

again on April 27th and notified the

study team namely the multiple

investigators who are doing the study

throughout the world

that the data shows that REM de Sevilla

has a clear-cut significant positive

effect in diminishing the time to

recovery this is really quite important

for a number of reasons and I'll give

you the data it's highly significant if

you look at the time to recovery being

shorter in the REM death severe arm it

was 11 days compared to 15 days and

that's a p-value for the scientists to

a-listening of 0.001 so that's something

that although a 31 percent improvement

doesn't seem like a knock out hundred

percent it is a very important proof of

concept because what it is proven is

that a drug can block this virus and

I'll give you an example in a moment of

why we think looking forward this is

very optimistic the mortality rate

trended towards being

better in the sense of less deaths in

the REM decibel group 8% vs. 11% in the

placebo group it has not yet reached

statistical significance but the data

needs to be further analyzed the reason

why we're making the announcement now is

something that I believe people don't

fully appreciate whenever you have

clear-cut evidence that a drug works you

have an ethical obligation to

immediately let the people who are in

the placebo group know so that they

could have access and all of the other

trials that are taking place now have a

new standard of care so we would have

normally waited several days until the

data gets further without the I and

cross the T but the data are not going

to change some of the numbers may change

a little but the but the conclusion will

not change so when I was looking at this

data with our team the other night it

was reminiscent of 34 years ago in 1986

when we was struggling for drugs for HIV

and we had nothing and there was a lot

of anecdotal reports about things that

maybe did work maybe not people were

taking different kinds of drugs and we

did the first randomized

placebo-controlled trial with AZT which

turned out to give an effect that was

modest but that was not the endgame

because building on that every year

after we did better and better

we had better drugs of the same type and

we had drugs against different targets

this drug happens to be blocking a

enzyme that the virus uses and that's an

RNA polymerase but there are a lot of

other enzymes that the virus uses that

are now going to be targets for this

this will be the standard of care and in

fact when we look at the other trials

we're doing we were going to do trial

with another antiviral actually it isn't

an antiviral it's an anti-inflammatory

a monoclonal antibody we're gonna now

compare the combination of REM that's a

bit with this so as drugs come in we're

gonna see if we could add on that so

bottom line you're going to be hearing

more details about this this will be

submitted to a peer review journal and

will be peer reviewed and pro

but we think it's really opening the

door to the fact that we now have the

capability of treating and I can

guarantee you as more people more

companies more investigators getting

involved it's gonna get better and

better so I'll stop there but I'd be

happy to answer any questions

no this has nothing to do with vaccines

this is treatment for people who are

already infected vaccines is to prevent

infection in those who are at risk

no nothing more than that would I

continue at the press conferences that

we have regularly keep you up to date

that everything is on track with the

phase one study we're in the third part

of it we're gonna go into Phase two in

the summer but nothing has changed that

anything I've said when we had press

conference we know Johnson and Johnson's

well if a healthy candidate another one

of several candidates that are moving

along of course we're gonna have a lot

of shots on goal when it comes to

vaccines that's good that's good

yeah well I think it's a beginning I

thought Tony explained it really well

it's a beginning it means you build on

it I love that as a building block you

know just as a building block I love

that but certainly it's a it's a

positive it's a very positive event from

that standpoint and we're gonna be very

careful as we open a lot of people a lot

of Governors are opening I know you're

very advanced you're going to be very

advanced and getting it going but we're

good we're doing it very carefully we've

learned a lot over the last couple of

months and if there's a fire we're going

to put it out if there's a little ember

burning we're going to put it out we're

going to put it out very quickly and I

think we've learned how to do that there

have been some areas that have really

started up and we put it out very

quickly so we've learned a lot yeah

please stop the spread guidelines expire

tomorrow do you intend to extend those

well look Mike do you want to explain

what we're doing on that I think mr.

president we've we've issued the

guidelines now is actual

45 days ago first 15 and then 30 days to

slow the spread and frankly every state

in America has embraced those guidelines

at a minimum or even done more and now

our focus is working with states as as

governors like Governor John bel Edwards

unveiled plans to open up their states

again and the new guidance that we've

issued is guidance for how they can do

that safely and responsibly and so the

not only the gating criteria for when we

believe it's appropriate for states to

enter phase one are included but also

the very specific guidelines for when

states open and how they can open in in

as the president said in a safe and

responsible way are included in the

president's guidelines for open up

America again the current guidelines I

think you can say are very much

incorporated in the guidance that we're

giving States to open up America again

but maybe mr. president I think saying

well they'll be fading out because now

the governors are doing it I've had many

calls from governors governor of Texas

Greg Abbott and many many governors

Tennessee Arkansas was speaking to a lot

of different people and they're

explaining what they're doing and I'm

very much in favor of what they're doing

they're getting it going and we're

opening our country again do you want to

explain that please I think from

California they made slow the spread the

phase one of their four phases so every

governor is adapting both currently

where we are and moving forward of how

to move through phase 1 phase 2 phase 3

so if a governor feels like they haven't

met the creating criteria some of them

have made that their own first phase one

and some of them made up phase zero so

we've been very encouraged to see how

the federal guidelines have Health

informed or at least provide a framework

for governor's and moving forward all

the way through from what they now call

either phase zero all the way through

phase three and Roger says you know

governor of Florida was here yesterday

and he gave I thought a really good

presentation of how he's doing it what

he's doing how he's opening you might

have seen it and he did a very good job

I thought mr. president I would say that

if you look at the plan that you I had

put out for 30 days to stop the spread

the mitigation measures that you

promoted then that plan are carried

forward in the guidelines for reopening

and so it's it's it's sort of a seamless

way to do it by keeping those mitigation

measures in in place that you need to as

you were yelping especially for the

vulnerable population so it's it's

really uh I would agree with the vice

president that it is carried forward not

just theoretically but expressly in the

document that you gave us another thing

thank you for mentioning the vulnerable

people because we've made it clear from

over the last eight weeks that there was

certain risk groups that were

particularly vulnerable to serious

disease that has held up we see in most

of reports about 95 to 96 percent of the

individuals with serious disease and

hospitalizations are still in those

groups I think in a way that's

reassuring but it also should be a

message to all of our vulnerable

populations as we have said for the last

eight weeks in phase one and in phase

two as well as in slow the spread we've

been very clear about them continuing to

shelter and those families protecting

them from becoming infected mr.

president what are you hoping to learn

about China and the World Health

Organization with this investigation

you've commissioned with the

intelligence agencies right it's coming

in and I'm getting pieces already and

we're not happy about it

and we are by far the largest

contributor to w-h-o world health and

they misled us I don't know they must

have known more than they knew because

they came after what other people knew

that weren't even involved we knew

things that they didn't know and either

they didn't know they didn't tell us or

you know right now they're they're

literally a pipe organ for China that's

the way I view it so I'm wishing and

we're looking and we're watching and

again we give five hundred million

dollars and we have over the years from

400 to 500 for a long time for many

years and China is giving 38 million

dollars and yet they seemed to work for

China and they should have been in there

early they should have known what was

going on and they should have been able

to stop it at that when you talk about

stopping the spread or stopping the

embers that could have that could have

been stopped there and then why did

China allow planes to fly out but not

into China but they allow planes to come

out and planes are coming out of Wuhan

and they're coming out to going all over

the world they're going to Italy very

very big time to Italy but they're going

all over the world but they're not going

into China what was that all about so we

had another you'll hear up we're coming

up with a very distinct recommendation

but we're not happy with it we're not

happy with it

even today I've heard some statements

that are very positive there's nothing

positive about what happened in China

having to do with this subject nothing

positive at all and I finished a number

of months ago with a trade deal and you

would have thought it would have been

like somebody would have said hey they

could have stopped that at the source

they didn't have to let airplanes fly

out and loads of people come out and

we're lucky as Tony said we're lucky

that we stopped it in January coming

into our country from China outside of

our citizens you know people now say oh

well you shouldn't have let our citizens

back in let's let's forget about that

one we're lucky we stopped in January a

lot of people long after that date as

you know thought that the measure that I

took was much too strong john breaux

well lucky we stopped at then you know

we put a we put a border we put a ban on

people coming in from China so we'll

have a recommendation pretty soon but we

are not happy with the World Health

Organization World Health with China to


can I ask the question of Technology you

know there was also a study out of China

of room des beer that came out today

that didn't find a significant

statistical significance with the

treatment and wondering if you saw that

it was a Lance of study and widen yeah

it's an underpowered study and it was I

mean it's not the kind of study way

that's the reason why I was very

explicit and saying this is a randomized

controlled deceiver controlled trial

that's powered to the tune of over a

thousand in hospitalized patients and

the endpoint was a clear endpoint the

time that you essentially are discharged

and the secondary endpoint of death so

even though I mean I don't like to

poopoo other studies but that's not an

adequate study and everybody in the

field feels that mr. president what can

you do to help businesses with liability

issues as workers come back in states

that have opened up well as you know we

just worked with the meat processors and

if you think about it that form of

delivery we have tremendous product we

have ample supply but there was a

bottleneck caused by this whole pandemic

and it was pretty it was potentially

pretty serious and I just got off the

phone with the biggest in the world I

mean the biggest distributors there are

and the big companies that you've been

reading about they are so thrilled

they're so happy they're all gung-ho and

we solved their problems we unblocked

some of the bottlenecks and I'm sure

you've seen it I'm sure you've heard I

spoke to him about two hours ago signed

something very important last night in

terms of defense production act and it

was very important there with there was

so happiness there like it's like a new

business but they were they were being

very unfairly treated very unfairly

treated so the farmers are very happy

and the ranchers and they the companies

that we're talking about you know the

ones I'm talking about because they're

all they've all become very well known

they were well known anyway they're big

companies but they're now being treated

fairly they're they're thrilled and that

whole bottle neck is broken up

protects them well they use it that's

what we did we used it and it helps them

greatly greatly to do what they have to

do because they're ready to do it but

they they needed some help what are you

well we're doing that we're gonna have a

report on that probably this afternoon

we're gonna have good form of protection

and through quarantine when we find

somebody that's not we're going to be

very they're going to be very careful

they are as to who's going into the

plant and the quarantine is going to be

very strong and we're going to make

people better when they have a problem

we're going to get them better hopefully

they're going to get better you know we

have a very good record of having people

getting better a lot of people don't

talk about that John Bell where people

go in statistically but you don't read

about the tremendous success we've had

we've had we're just about number one in

the world in terms of success Germany's

doing well we're doing well a couple of

countries are doing okay but we're doing

very well so the statistics are very

good on that so we're gonna we're gonna

get them better yesterday well right now

what's happening that the FDA literally

as we speak is working with Gilead to

figure out mechanisms to make this

easily available to those who needed

with regard to getting to the market

we'll obviously have to be approved by

the FDA for licensure and the FDA is

very well aware that this is something

that is very important so I'm sure

they're going to be moving very

expeditiously but I can't give you a

date kind of when this would be used in

the earlier phases or in the late places

yeah this and thank you for that

question because there are a lot of

different permutations this is in

hospitalized patients and the end point

was the time to discharge so it's

unclear yet right now from this study

whether or not it would be better for

early we don't know it could be but we

only make statements about what we've

proven and the only thing is improving

now is in hospitalized patients so good

question but we don't have the answer

thank you

physically speaking GG shrinks 4.8% sure

to reaction on that so if you look at

what's going on in the market where the

markets at 24,000 and this came from us

blind we never knew we had the greatest

economy ever in the world in the history

of the world we had the best economy I

say it openly nobody even challenges it

and they would if they thought it was

wrong we had the best economy ever and

we're gonna have it again what happened

is look at the market today 24,000 above

24,000 I think you have an in fact I'll

ask you to say a couple of things about

that but if you would have said that we

would have had the worst pandemic since

1917 over a hundred years ago with the

disturbance to a hundred and eighty four

countries at least because that was as

of last week and that a market would be

we're at 29,000 and now we're going to

be a 24,000 and we were at although I

think we're having one of the best weeks

we're having one of the best periods in

terms of stock market which to me is

jobs and future I don't view it as a

stock I've you it as jobs and future if

you would have said to me that would be

a twenty four thousand and we you know

it's we started off at a when I was

elected the number was much lower much

much lower as you know it's called in

the teens but if you would have said we

would have been at 24,000 with what

we've gone through as a country John bel

it's pretty amazing and I think I read

where this is one of the best weeks in

the stock market this last short period

of time that we've had in since the

1950s or 1940s so I think there's a

tremendous feeling of optimism in this

country I can only say that is going to

be a tremendous feeling of optimism I

think the third quarter is transitional

it's a it would were transiting into but

it's a very transitional period I think

it's going to do good but I think the

fourth quarter is going to be fantastic

I think next year all of the fruits of

what we've all done together between the

doctors and the business people and


thank you very much of course you're a

doctor but all of the work from the task

force all of the people that have worked

so hard we're gonna have a tremendous

year next year

and you're gonna start to see that I

think in the fourth quarter maybe even

in pieces of the third quarter but

that's again very transitional now it's

about growth it's about growth we're

gonna be in great shape because we're

growing and we could have done it the

other way you don't spend anything and

you're flat for years you know there

there are ways of looking at it we you

have to throw money at it but we're

throwing money at the people that lost

their job unfairly you saw some of the

people yesterday in the White House

where they were good they were down and

out and we came along and helped them so

we could have been flat for a long time

as a country or we could grow I think

you're gonna see tremendous growth it's

a stimulus and it's it's a it's a great

stimulus now they want more stimulus and

they're pushing for things though but I

don't know that we should be working

with states that have been suffering for

through bad leadership or bad management

for 25 years and I we're supposed to fix

that so we're gonna have to talk about

that maybe they should have brought that

episode I think he's III don't know him

I've never spoken him I think he's a

very very good man who had a very bad

day and then he wanted to be Ernest

Hemingway you know he starts writing

long memos you can't do that when you're

a captain of a ship

especially that ship that's the that's

the ultimate nuclear aircraft carry and

the best in the world 5000 crew members

and he decides to become an Ernest

Hemingway you can't do that you can't do

that with that being said I said he just

had he had a bad day we all have bad


well I don't want to I don't want to

comment but I have my feelings on it and

I just think he's a very good man or a

bed and I think the acting secretary is

a very good man also and he had a bad


they both had bad days you want another

truth they both had bad days and that

can happen they were under a lot of

pressure because it went very public and

so they'll be seeing me at a certain

point but I think he's a very good man I

think they're both very good men but you

know when you talk about spreading so

it's sorted with two people then it went

to 12 people they don't want to I got a

report yesterday was 851 people now they

have 5000 people so it starts with a

little group and then a few a few weeks

later how long is that for weeks

800 and some weren't people and their

sailors they're young there there is one

death as you know there's one death this

about 10 people in the hospital right

now but there'll be we expect all to get

better but there is one death out of it

but that spread like wildfire right

think of that you know it was 2 and 12

but then you we thought it ended at 41

you didn't think so I don't think you

thought so just the right environment

for spread like that it was it was a

tough environment we will very soon be

testing 5 million people well I don't

know where it came yes I'd like to refer

to these two people because I don't know

where it came up everyone kept saying

you said there'd be five that was a

study that came out somebody came out

with a study of five many people do I

think we will I think we will but I

never said it we're testing millions of

people we're testing more people than

anyone any country in the world by far

by double by much more than double more

than everybody else combined with

testing but somebody started throwing

around five million

I didn't say 5 million somebody said 5

million I think it might have been the

Harvard report there was a report from

Harvard and they said 5 million well we

will be there but I didn't say

a bit I didn't say it but somebody came

out with a report saying five million it

sounds like a lot yesterday I looked at

Debra I said what's with the five

million I think that was from the

Harvard report but we are going to be

there at a certain point we'll be there

but we're we're more advanced than any

country in the world on testing and not

only that the testing is the best at not

only the most we've not only done the

most even when you look at so many

people they love the Abbott Laboratories

test you might have had it did you have

it but everybody comes in - they give

them the test in five minutes they know

they're okay or they're not okay so far

we haven't found any we're not okay but

it's a great test but we that was not

even nobody even thought of that two

months ago or three months ago you know

that was developed over a very short

period of time brilliantly developed by

Abbott so now we'll be at whatever

number it is but we're so far advanced

over and in and you know it'd be really

good if the press would give credit for

it to the people that have done such a

good job because they're always say well

you know you're doing millions but what

about five million I'm saying where did

that number K keep asking where does it

come from I really learned this morning

I think it was probably the Harvard said

that'd be nice and sure will be nice and

we'll be there but but again we didn't

say it who said it is a report we have

other reports talking about a much lower

number but we're doing better than

anybody in the world by far the people

that have worked on it have been

incredible and you know John Bella's

Testament to a testing is one of the

great reasons that you've been

successful in Louisiana yes sir with a

lot of help from from our federal

partners and the best news that we got

as a state quite frankly in all states

got it was on Monday when that bull

jawar said that our plans had all been

received last Wednesday and they were

going to be able to resource the testing

kits so I don't know about five million

for the country but Louisiana's going to

do our part with two hundred thousand

per month and I think if you extrapolate

that out that comes close to me I don't

know what time period you're talking


edmodo are said to Time magazine that

five million tests per day is simply not

possible do you agree with that so what

have we have talked about it what was in

the blueprint and talking with states

and you can see I mean this is

Louisiana's curve they got to this curve

of mitigation and containment across the

state with about twenty six thousand

tests per million or about twenty-six

yeah twenty-six thousand tests per

million so million of their population

so these tests and I've been very clear

about it these are RNA tests which means

you take the virus out of their your

nose you've got to crack the virus open

extract out the RNA amplify the RNA and

then get an answer and you can see

that's happening inside of machines

sometimes lab directors and lab

technicians have to physically mix all

of those reagents that's when you hear

about extraction reagents and why

they're needed and so what what we had

in the blueprint is really a call to

action to really work on developing

antigen tests like we use for flu

because when you're using an antigen

test in a doctor's office then you can

get to potentially that number I'm not

sure we need that number I don't want to

validate that number but I'm saying is

with this current test and the

complication of how it has to be run

that's not physically possible and I

think that's what Admiral girar was

speaking to but we've as we talked about

ID now we continue to develop more

testing and different platforms but I

think we do need that kind of new

breakthrough - a new technique a new

measurement to get to the kind of

numbers that Harvard is talking about

but I think we've made it clear all

along that states have controlled and

mitigated with the current number and as

you heard from the governor he didn't

shut everything down there was still he

has a curve like this was still a

significant number of Louisianans

working so I think what every governor

is working on is how do I get the most

people I can back to work and still

maintain high level of safety and I

think what's the road map

and the criteria and the testing come

together to create that this will not be

a testing alone piece and as you just

heard about the Roosevelt and I bring

this up every time this asymptomatic

spread will be important and we just

heard about 800 cases 10 are less than

10 in the hospital or 10 to 15 in the

hospital 800 10 or 15 in the hospital if

you're only diagnosing symptomatic cases

you may be missing a large part of the

spread and I think that's why

strategically using testing in a new way

a monitoring way a monitoring way to

proactively find asymptomatic

individuals particularly when they

surround our most vulnerable groups

whether it's Native Americans our

long-term care facilities we want

governor's to simultaneously work on

finding the cases as they did so

superbly and then work on a proactive

measurement to find the asymptomatic

cases and I think those two pieces have

to come together and I think that's

what's in the blueprint that's what

we're having the calls with the states

with and really see how do we

effectively use our current testing

capacity to ensure we're both monitoring

and diagnosing and you know we're

interesting about that number is that I

remember when we did a million we said

we just did a million and the media said

oh when are you going to do two million

I said soon pretty soon then we do two

million and then they said when you're

gonna do five billion in other words

it's sort of a setup because no matter

what and by the way when we hit five

million what are we gonna hit 10 million

it's a little bit of a trap you know

it's called the media trap it pertains

to me it doesn't pertain to other people

but it's what I've had to experience for

five years I don't know I heard the five

billion is totally unnecessary now that

doesn't mean we're not going to hit it

pretty easily but I again I think it's a

media trap I think the number you know

I've just all I know is this president

moon of South Korea because we've heard

a lot of good things about South Korea

have good relationship he called me to

congratulate me on the testing he said

your testing is the greatest in the


how did this happen I kept hearing about

South Korea South Korea and he said I

want to just tell you that what you've

done with testing is incredible okay so

our people should be congratulated and

what they'll do is no matter what if we

test as they say 325 million people

they're going to say when are you going

to test them twice okay so you know it's

a trap it's really a media trap but but

that's okay look we are better than

anybody in the world on testing we have

tested more than anybody in the world

and we have the best tests in the world

and that's been all developed over the

last couple of months because we started

off with nothing we had nothing we had

absolutely nothing and that included

ventilators and that included I always

say the cupboards were bare they were

bare in the military and they were bare

medically in terms of pandemics or

epidemics or whatever you want to call

it so our people have done an incredible

job yeah better gaming you think that

China is playing a better game in terms

of influence well they've been known for


and they play the game and I guess we've

had people over the years that never

really focused on that game you know who

would think you'd have to play the game

and it's to a large extent public

relations you know public relations or

whatever but China's not to be

congratulated for what happened just so

you understand it they're not to be

congratulated for what took place and

w-h-o is essentially congratulating them

and when they start doing that we've got

problems and again the United States

pays almost 500 million and they pay 38

million a year 500 million versus 38

million a year so there are lots of

different people that we can give this

to you know we can give this money to

lots of different incredible groups are

a lot of groups out there doesn't have

to go to the WHL we can give it to

groups that are very worthy and get much


bang for your buck but we're gonna make

a decision into not to just a future if

I could I just like to have John Bell

finish up by talking about the great

success in Louisiana and you've worked

with our two great senators and they

were absolutely Johnna bill and and they

were really calling me a lot and saying

we got to take care of Louisiana so you

had a great relationship with them we

did I know senator Kennedy worked on the

respiratory I'm sorry the ventilator

issue and senator Cassidy and I work

last night we're talking about testing

and what we can do going forward with

the blueprint because he and dr.

Redfield and discuss that but but we've

obviously turned the corner in Louisiana

and we're in a much much better place

than we thought was even possible five

or six weeks ago I will tell you and and

that's because of our local partners and

our federal partners and and hard work

we've had a lot of lessons to learn

because there's no blueprint for this

there's a blueprint for testing now but

there's no blueprint for a governor how

do you respond to it to a pandemic so

we've had a steep learning curve but I

will tell you we're in a much better

place the field medical stations that

you provided the the Navy medical

personnel that you sent to Louisiana the

testing that we had early was the key

and that has informed our testing

strategy going forward and we're excited

about the opportunity to have the test

kits that we need allocated starting in

the month of May to get to the 200,000

will do 43 persons per 1000 that's what

we're going to get to a clinic and we're

going to we're going to be in much

better shape after that mr. president we

look forward to getting past this we're

turning to a newer sense of normalcy

which I don't think will come officially

and fully until we get the vaccine but

we look we're looking forward to moving

we're looking forward to moving ahead

and and just appreciate your work and

your your contributions to our efforts

very helpful what's an honor working

with you and just people of Louisiana

great people

it could they've really gone through a

lot well I'll just say they're the best

I'll tell you what they're right there

they're great people have enough test

kits and supplies to run as many tests

as you think you need well what I

believe is that with the commitments

that were made this past Monday by

Admiral Gerard that that haven't looked

at all 50 state plans for testing going

forward that they've committed to

resourcing Louisiana's request for

200,000 test kits per month that gets us

to 43 out of each of every thousand

tested every month we believe that

that's sufficient for us to move forward

as we are able to start reopening the

economy we know the lab capacity is

there we have dr. B you here with me

he's done a phenomenal job he's

responsible in large measure for that

curve coming down and so we feel pretty

good at that level and that's one of the

reasons I wanted to be able to come up

here today at the president's invitation

to thank him for that commitment because

this I'm only speaking for myself but

having been part of all the calls with

the governor's this is the big piece

that we've been looking for and with

that commitment we really feel much

better about going forward that's great

great job would you like to say

something dr. weir we know the

importance of testing we can't treat

what we don't find and early on we we

knew that we had a problem and we knew

that we need to search our testing and

so we were grateful to have that support

especially in the epicenter in New

Orleans in the in the parishes right

around there so that we could get a

sense of what's going on with kovat and

then we've continued that pattern

through the rest of the state it's been

great and all of that is coming

everything went and now it's coming and

you'll be in a position I think you said

43 that's a big number that's a great

number you could do that that'll be a

fantastic number one thing I think I'd

like to just finish by saying so we

reached a million cases and that's a

it's a tremendous amount and the reason

is because of testing because other

countries don't test so you if you don't

test you're not going to find cases the

reason we have a million take a look at

number two number two is a fraction of

that because they don't test they they

don't have the ability to do what we're

doing so it's a number that in one way

sounds bad but in another way is really


an indication that our testing is so

superior I mean to think that we have

more people more cases than China and

does anybody really believe that but the

testing is different and and I think

also the transparency is much different

the transparency is like from day and

night we have totally transparent

whatever it is it is but because of our

great testing and because of what we've

done and the amount we've done we are

able to point out far more cases than

anybody else says if other countries did

the kind of testing that we had that

we're a much bigger country than most

also in terms of people but if other

countries did this kind of testing you'd

see numbers it would be much different

okay thank you all very much mr.

president how essential is it of these

states wait