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Kushner Firm Built the Coronavirus Website Trump Promised

The Atlantic
March 30, 2020


On March 13, Donald Trump promised Americans they would soon be able to access a new website that would ask them about their symptoms and direct them to nearby coronavirus testing sites.
He said Google was helping.

That wasn't true.

But in the following days, Oscar Health - a health insurance company closely connected to Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner - developed a government website with the features the president had described.

A team of Oscar engineers, project managers, and executives spent about five days building a stand-alone website at the government's request, an Oscar spokesman told The Atlantic.
The company even dispatched two employees from New York to meet in person with federal officials in Washington, D.C., the spokesperson said.

Then the website was suddenly and mysteriously scrapped.

The site would not have helped many Americans even if it had launched.
Today, more than two weeks after the president promised a national network of drive-through test sites, only a handful of such sites have opened, and fewer than 1 million Americans have been tested.

The full extent of Oscar's work on the project has not been previously reported.
The partnership between the administration and the firm suggests that Kushner may have mingled his family's business interests with his political interests and his role in the administration's coronavirus response.

Kushner's younger brother Joshua is a co-founder and major investor in Oscar, and Jared Kushner partially owned or controlled Oscar before he joined the White House.
The company's work on the coronavirus website may have violated federal ethics laws, several experts said.

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Elessar · 26-30, M
What about the fact he went from "it's just the flu, everything must stay open" to "if we'll have 200,000 casualties we'll be lucky" in a few days? 😑

 
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