New York Times: Six months later, pandemics in the U.S. never solved the testing crisis

As in the first months of the coronavirus epidemic in the United States, testing is still a serious problem.

New York Times: Six months later, pandemics in the U.S. never solved the testing crisis

This was reported by The New York Times on Tuesday, July 7.

Previously, this was due not only to the supply crisis, but also to officials’ misunderstanding of how to respond to the situation. Then, as it seemed, the United States has solved the problem, and in June, 15 million tests were conducted. That’s about 3 times more than in April. However, the success was short-lived.

“In recent weeks, as cases [of the disease] have increased in many states, demand for testing has increased dramatically, exceeding capacity, and creating a new crisis of testing”, –  the publication writes.

In addition, according to local officials, in many cities, the problem is exacerbated by a combination of factors: lack of specific supplies, lack of stock in laboratories processing test results, and the rapid spread of the virus in 40 states.

As previously reported by News Front, the coronavirus epidemic in the United States began on January 15. For a long time, the authorities persistently ignored the problem. As a result, the United States is now the country most affected by the coronavirus. The total number of infected there has reached 3 million people, the number of fatalities – 132 thousand.

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