Photo: Getty We’re committed to keeping our readers informed. We’ve removed our paywall from essential coronavirus news stories. Become a subscriber to support our journalists. Subscribe now. In his Friday the 13th coronavirus press conference in which the president shook the hands of several guest CEOs, President Trump announced that his administration would soon create a website to help Americans throughout the country access COVID-19 tests; designed by Google, it would be “unlike websites of the past.” Despite the apparent dig at the rollout of healthcare.gov, Google soon confirmed that Trump’s description of the project was way off mark: It was being developed by a subsidiary of Google’s parent company, would only be accessible in San Francisco, and would not be ready as early as Trump predicted. (Nearly a month later, test shortages persist throughout the country, to say nothing of the significant delays caused by testing companies’ backlogs, which number in the tens of thousands.) Now, the Trump administration is facing its own IT issues: On Monday, the While Bloomberg reported that several banks were not able to register in that time period, larger problems still exist in the program: Though Amazon Web Services was brought in last week to… Read full this story
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