Covid-19 testing delays create a public health nightmare

As more citizens are lining up to get tested, more are finding themselves waiting a week or longer for their results to arrive. As talks about at-home testing increases, experts express their concerns.

“One of the reasons people may be slow to move in that direction is because we want every test to perform as well as the best test,” said Rich Davis, a clinical microbiology lab director at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. “But that’s not always possible, and adoption of a new approach requires the adoption of a new way of thinking about what the test does.”

Read more on the public health crisis around testing.

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