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America’s coronavirus testing is a disaster. Here’s how we could fit it

Article by Mark Newman, online at, August 13, 2020.

For a disease that has an incubation period of up to two weeks, testing becomes nearly pointless if patients have to wait more than a week for results. So how did we get to the point where 25% of tests in New York city take at least a week to process? What explains a 10 day wait in Georgia? How can a Dallas lab overbill up to $2,300 for a single test? Here, a healthcare CEO gives his answers and offers a vision for how we right the testing ship.

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