In March and early April, Kushner gathered a team to devise a nationwide coronavirus testing plan.
A public-health expert in regular contact with the team told the magazine that "the political folks" thought a nationwide response was a bad political move.
The source suggested that some close to Kushner thought it was best to hold back and blame governors.
Members of Jared Kushner's coronavirus task force considered a national-scale testing plan early in the US's coronavirus outbreak.
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Several states, both red and blue, have seen significant increases in coronavirus cases since beginning to ease lockdowns.
Arizona, Florida, and Texas — all of which have Republican governors — are among the states that now have more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 people. »