August 27, 2020

Sens. Warren, Smith press major labs over coronavirus testing delays as flu season approaches

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Tina Smith pressed five of the nation’s largest testing labs over delays in processing coronavirus tests as the flu season approaches.

Labs across the country have struggled to keep pace with the rapid rise of coronavirus cases earlier this summer, leading to long lines at testing centers and turnaround times of more than a week for some patients. Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said that long turnaround times render coronavirus tests a “complete waste” because it takes so long to get results that people can’t self-isolate once they find out they have the virus.

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By:  Will Feuer
Source: Sens. Warren, Smith press major labs over coronavirus testing delays as flu season approaches