1. Increased US Testing Will Reveal More Coronavirus Cases  NPR
  2. U.S. Plans ‘Radical Expansion’ of Coronavirus Testing  The New York Times
  3. FDA allows new diagnostic technologies to test for coronavirus before receiving emergency approvals  TechCrunch
  4. COVID-19 Testing Now Available in Hawai'i  Big Island Now
  5. FDA allows coronavirus testing outside the CDC and before agency review  FierceBiotech
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More labs will soon have the ability to test sick people for the novel coronavirus, and experts say they'll finally have more of a sense of how it's spreading through communities in the U.S. More labs will soon have the ability to test sick people for the novel coronavirus, and experts say they'll finally have more of a sense of how it's spreading through communities in the U.S.

Increased U.S. Testing Will Reveal More Coronavirus Cases : NPR

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said today that it would allow new diagnostics technologies to be used to test for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at elite academic hospitals and healthcare facilities around the country. The agency’s new initiative comes as critics have assailed various U.S. government agencies for being woefully underprepared to effectively address […]The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said today that it would allow new diagnostics technologies to be used to test for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at elite academic hospitals and healthcare facilities around the country. The agency’s new initiative comes as critics have assailed various U.S. government agencies for being woefully underprepared to effectively address […]

FDA allows new diagnostic technologies to test for coronavirus before receiving emergency approvals – TechCrunch

To broaden capacity and access to coronavirus diagnostics in the U.S., the FDA issued a new policy over the weekend allowing “high-complexity” laboratories—such as certain academic medical centers and other institutions—to develop and operate their own tests.To broaden capacity and access to coronavirus diagnostics in the U.S., the FDA issued a new policy over the weekend allowing “high-complexity” laboratories—such as certain academic medical centers and other institutions—to develop and operate their own tests.

FDA allows coronavirus testing outside the CDC and before agency review | FierceBiotech

“Great move by @US_FDA to clear red tape and immediately expand testing of coronavirus in U.S. hospital labs. This substantially increases testing capabilities across the country. https://t.co/LqYXOpatmK”

Kevin McCarthy on Twitter: "Great move by @US_FDA to clear red tape and immediately expand testing of coronavirus in U.S. hospital labs. This substantially increases testing capabilities across the country. https://t.co/LqYXOpatmK"

“.@realDonaldTrump I believe you like to get rid of red tape. It’s time to break through bureaucracy of agencies like CDC & FDA so anyone w/ symptoms can get tested for Coronavirus. These tests must immediately be made available at Dr.’s offices, hospitals, airports, schools, etc. https://t.co/fz6y73AE3B”

Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 on Twitter: ".@realDonaldTrump I believe you like to get rid of red tape. It’s time to break through bureaucracy of agencies like CDC & FDA so anyone w/ symptoms can get tested for Coronavirus. These tests must immediately be made available at Dr.’s offices, hospitals, airports, schools, etc.… https://t.co/QIcSBZTY7E"

“Today, the FDA approved our application to develop our own test for the Coronavirus. That is not the only good news: after asking the CDC for weeks, they have finally sent us new kits that will allow us to run the CDC's test locally.”

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Twitter: "Today, the FDA approved our application to develop our own test for the Coronavirus. That is not the only good news: after asking the CDC for weeks, they have finally sent us new kits that will allow us to run the CDC's test locally."

“BREAKING: When I spoke to @VP, I urged him to approve New York State’s #coronavirus test — we just received word that our test has been approved by the FDA. This will expedite wait time and improve NY’s ability to more effectively manage the coronavirus situation as it unfolds.”

Andrew Cuomo on Twitter: "BREAKING: When I spoke to @VP, I urged him to approve New York State’s #coronavirus test — we just received word that our test has been approved by the FDA. This will expedite wait time and improve NY’s ability to more effectively manage the coronavirus situation as it unfolds."