NYTimes report is damning. It's not naming sources but in this case it seems legit to me (they'd just get fired). You be the judge.
The most damning part of the NYTimes report is the Navarro memo written in January....
El Presidente on April 7:
More for the paywall-challenged:
Another detail: Trump ordered the HHS (who controls all US health agencies incl CDCs) to hold classified meetings since mid-January - a move deemed highly unusual & one which forced some people out of the meetings since they didn't have the security clearance to attend. Then finally put Pence in charged who's ordered the CDC not to speak publicly about the coronavirus.
Summary of the 2 months since h2h transmission confirmed:
Jan 15 - Whitehouse orders HHS meetings to be classified; labs begin preparing ad hoc tests
Jan 20 - First case confirmed, linked to China (a pre-requisite of being tested)
Jan 30 - Public Health Emergency declared by Health Secretary Alex Azar
Feb 20-25 - Stock market tanks on public warnings from health officials
Feb 26 - Alex Azar fired, Mike Pence placed in charge of Corona Taskforce
Feb 27 - Pence orders HHS not to speak publicly about the virus without clearing it with him
Mar 1 - So far only 472 tests conducted in US
Mar 13 - Testing criteria opened up to allow non-China-linked patients to be tested
Mar 16 - Testing begins in ernest