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Covid-19 testing delays create a public health nightmare as schools and workplaces try to reopen

Tech Article by Christina Farr, posted online at CNBC, August 2, 2020.

The data seems to tell us that the epidemic is cooling off in the U.S.. As cautious disease detectives, we worry it’s not so simple. The President is yelling at Uncle Tony blaming the surge on too much testing! The White House ordered hospitals to redirect data to the White House instead of the CDC. Reports are flooding in that testing supplies are running low and results are delayed in many states. This article walks through these issues, raising further concerns that we are increasingly flying blind in this pandemic.

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