THE US presidential candidate and the first Hindu member of Congress Tulsi Gabbard on Thursday (12) said that testing for coronavirus is a “major issue” in the US.
She opined that testing should be free of cost for all.
In a video, shared on Twitter, she said: “I agree with much of what the president proposed, however, there are two things he did not address. One, the lack of availability of tests for coronavirus. The second, people don’t need to pay for going and taking the test.”
In another tweet, Tulsi said: “Major issue still is testing! There’s not enough, criteria too narrow. These tests must be easily accessible, free, quick results and no bureaucracy/red tape to get the test.”
Early briefing on #CoronavirusPandemic from CDC, FDA, and other Federal agencies. Major issue still is testing! There’s not enough, criteria too narrow. These tests must be easily accessible, free, quick results and no bureaucracy/red tape to get the test! #Covid_19
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) March 12, 2020
Reminding that everyone is together in this, Tulsi urged not to politicise the issue.
She is the only woman candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 US presidential election.
Tulsi was elected to the Hawai‘i State Legislature in 2002 when she was just 21 years old, becoming the youngest person ever elected in the state.