Statement from Sen. Berger on COVID-19

Raleigh, N.C. — Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) today released the following statement:

“Government leaders are making decisions without the benefit of relevant and obtainable data. Unfortunately, they don’t know how prevalent the virus is and has been in the population. Therefore, we do not have sufficient, reliable information to understand true hospitalization and fatality rates.

“That necessary data is easily obtainable through random sample testing, which world-renowned scientists at Harvard and Stanford have been recommending for some time.

“We owe it to the hundreds of thousands of newly unemployed North Carolinians to check the math.

“If the true data supports the most stringent measures, then presenting that data to the public will increase compliance and confidence in government. If the data does not provide such support, then easing of current restrictions will be possible to do safely.

“We must immediately conduct random sample testing to know the answer.”

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