U.S. health officials probe coronavirus test problems at CDC  POLITICOView Full Coverage on Google News
It is unclear which senior health officials, at which agencies, knew about the CDC test problems and when they learned of them.

U.S. health officials probe coronavirus test problems at CDC - POLITICO

The Trump administration has ordered an independent investigation of the lab.The Trump administration has ordered an independent investigation of the lab.

CDC lab for coronavirus test kits may have been contaminated

After weeks of stalled testing for the coronavirus, the United States now has enough diagnostic kits to test 75,000 people, with more on the way, Alex M. Azar II, the health and human services secretary, said on Sunday. The Trump administration has faced widespread criticism for a slow and scattered delivery of testing materials to states, where only 12 labs are capable of diagnosing the virus. Mr. Azar’s announcement, on CBS’s “Face the...

U.S. Plans ‘Radical Expansion’ of Coronavirus Testing

The Health and Human Services Department has launched an investigation into a manufacturing defect in an early testing kit for the coronavirus, according to an administration official.The Health and Human Services Department has launched an investigation into a manufacturing defect in an early testing kit for the coronavirus, according to an administration official.

Manufacturing Defect in Some Early CDC Test Kits Being Probed - WSJ

“Sen. Rubio released a statement after two individuals in #Florida, including a resident of Manatee County & a resident of Hillsborough County, tested presumptively positive for the #coronavirus. https://t.co/U1AmaafEqQ”

Senator Rubio Press on Twitter: "Sen. Rubio released a statement after two individuals in #Florida, including a resident of Manatee County & a resident of Hillsborough County, tested presumptively positive for the #coronavirus. https://t.co/U1AmaafEqQ"

“Here's what's gonna happen with coronavirus in the US. 1) We have not been testing cases, but we are starting now. 2) We will find hundreds of cases suddenly, because of testing backlog. 3) Media will use this as a political stick, amplifying the panic when this happens.”

Grummz on Twitter: "Here's what's gonna happen with coronavirus in the US. 1) We have not been testing cases, but we are starting now. 2) We will find hundreds of cases suddenly, because of testing backlog. 3) Media will use this as a political stick, amplifying the panic when this happens."

“#BREAKING: Top scientist says Atlanta lab where CDC tests for #coronavirus may have been contaminated; CDC says it worked with FDA to investigate problem https://t.co/mxg8pazZZP”

Matthew Keys on Twitter: "#BREAKING: Top scientist says Atlanta lab where CDC tests for #coronavirus may have been contaminated; CDC says it worked with FDA to investigate problem https://t.co/mxg8pazZZP"

“Nike HQ near Amsterdam closed for deep clean after employee tested positive #covid19 - approximately 2000 staff https://t.co/21yOpMSrRz #coronavirus”

anna holligan 🎙 on Twitter: "Nike HQ near Amsterdam closed for deep clean after employee tested positive #covid19 - approximately 2000 staff https://t.co/21yOpMSrRz #coronavirus"

As the virus begins spreading in the west of the country, where the first death was reported Saturday, public health experts warned the US has several characteristics unique among wealthy nations that make it vulnerable.As the virus begins spreading in the west of the country, where the first death was reported Saturday, public health experts warned the US has several characteristics unique among wealthy nations that make it vulnerable.

Coronavirus time bomb: America's uninsured and brutal work culture - World - The Jakarta Post

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 virus likely spread for weeks due to strict testing restrictions set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a scientist pointed out.The virus likely spread for weeks due to strict testing restrictions set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a scientist pointed out.

CDC Testing Limits May Have Delayed Coronavirus Response In Washington State | HuffPost Canada

Americans have rushed to buy one-use masks and prepared for the worst as the coronavirus takes hold in more states around the U.S., But according to Axios, the lab working on creating the test kits for detecting the virus may have been contaminated. “A top federal scientist sounded the alarm about what he feared was […]

Lab making coronavirus test kits may have been contaminated: report – Raw Story

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed on Sunday that it is investigating a manufacturing defect in some initial coronavirus test kits that prompted some states to seek emergency approval to use their own test kits.The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed on Sunday that it is ...

U.S. agency investigating production of faulty coronavirus test kits - Reuters

Bloomberg - Are you a robot?

The FDA is determined to step up the pace of coronavirus testing in the US to cope with the recent coronavirus outbreak, and it's willing to greenlight technolo...The FDA is determined to step up the pace of coronavirus testing in the US to cope with the recent coronavirus outbreak, and it's willing to greenlight technolo...

FDA allows new coronavirus testing tech before it gets emergency approval | Engadget

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Saturday that it will now allow academic hospital labs across the country to begin testing for COVID-19, with the agency estimating that around 300 to 400 medical centers will be able to start effective immediately.

FDA Approves Coronavirus Tests in Academic Laboratories Across U.S. | Nasdaq

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

WASHINGTON: The US Department of Health and Human Services confirmed on Sunday (Mar 1) that it is investigating a manufacturing defect in some ...WASHINGTON: The US Department of Health and Human Services confirmed on Sunday (Mar 1) that it is investigating a manufacturing defect in some ...

US agency investigating production of faulty COVID-19 test kits - CNA

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

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health is now capable of in-state testing for COVID-19 and, on average, results can be ready within 24-48 hours of a sample being collected.

Maui Now : DOH: Hawai‘i Labs Now Capable of COVID-19 Testing

FDA allows certified hospital labs to create and use their own coronavirus tests.FDA allows certified hospital labs to create and use their own coronavirus tests.

New FDA policy expands coronavirus testing by hospital labs - The Washington Post