Tag: Coronavirus testing


White House denies report that national coronavirus testing plan was scrapped to hurt blue states

July 31, 2020


The White House on Friday denied a report claiming the Trump administration scrapped plans for a national coronavirus testing strategy to make Democratic governors in some of the hardest-hit states look bad as “entirely false.” According to an article published […]


Coronavirus testing chief says ‘no way on Earth’ US can test 5 million a day, despite what Trump says

April 29, 2020


President Donald Trump said he thinks the U.S. will “very soon” be able to test 5 million people a day for the coronavirus – but there’s “no way on Earth” the country can reach that goal, according to the government’s […]


Why has the US rollout of coronavirus testing been so poor?

March 16, 2020


Nearly 20,000 people are being tested every day for Covid-19 in South Korea. Screening has been aggressively rolled out, with people undergoing nose and throat swabs at drive-through testing stations without even having to leave their car. In a few […]


Responding to Coronavirus Testing Problems, US Government Expands Number of Labs That Can Run Tests

March 3, 2020

Via: Time Health

After a slow and criticized rollout of U.S. government-designed testing kits for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, federal agencies enforced new policies to scale up capacity to conduct tests and produce results more quickly. On Feb. 29, the US Food and […]

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Coronavirus: CDC finds some test kits sent to states are faulty

February 13, 2020


The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that some coronavirus test kits delivered to state laboratories are faulty. The test kits were delivered to enable states to carry out testing locally rather than transporting samples to […]