Administration Ramps Up COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing

By Kelly Lienhard / March 13, 2020 at 11:40 PM
Vice President and Coronavirus Task Force Head Mike Pence announced a new phase of COVID-19 diagnostics testing Sunday (March 15), as testing moves from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) manual test to industry-developed high-speed tests during the upcoming week. The new tests, created by Roche and Thermo Fisher, were granted emergency use authorization at “unprecedented speed” by FDA, according to Brett Giroir, HJS assistant secretary and former acting FDA chief, and will be rolled out to over...

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