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U.S. Lags the World in Testing, Leads the World in COVID-19 Cases   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Document: "The first case of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] in the United States was diagnosed in Washington state on January 20, 2020. After 12 weeks, and the appearance of over 600,000 cases of COVID-19 and over 25,000 deaths, the United States still lacks a national testing strategy to reliably and consistently test patients across the country. Instead, states have been forced to respond with limited federal support, leaving a patchwork of testing efforts across the country, limited data on the spread of the disease, and scarce supplies for testing and protection of health care workers. As of April 14, more than 150,000 people are being tested each day, and more than 2.8 million tests have been performed. This is far below the amount of testing per capita that has been done in other countries."

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2020-04-15
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U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow: https://www.stabenow.senate.gov/
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