Shark Tank: New Tests for COVID-19, Hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, May 7, 2020 [open pdf - 251KB]
This is the May 7, 2020 hearing on "Shark Tank: New Tests for COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. From the opening statement of Lamar Alexander: "In April, the owners of a senior living facility gave a COVID-19 diagnostics test to 2,500 employees and residents, that is 26 communities in Tennessee and Kentucky. According to the owner Gary Keckley, there were 'very few who tested positive of the 2,500.' Those who tested positive were all without symptoms and they were all put in quarantine. This is what Mr. Keckley told the Tennessean newspaper, 'Because of the fear, we decided the only way to make sure residents didn't have the virus was to test them. There is no substitute for testing everybody,' Mr. Keckley said. All roads back to work and back to school lead through testing. [...] This hearing is about how we will find those new technologies that are needed to rapidly produce tens of millions of tests in one of the most ambitious scientific enterprises in recent memory headed by one of our country's most distinguished scientists." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Francis Collins and Gary Disbrow.
S. Hrg. 116-492; Senate Hearing 116-492
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