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The Science Behind Coronavirus Testing, and Where the U.S. Went Wrong

America was never prepared for this

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AsAs has been widely reported, a major bottleneck in addressing the novel coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. is the extremely limited testing capacity. While South Korea has tested over a quarter million people, the U.S. has performed only 33,000 tests to date*, just three times South Korea’s…

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Anna Minkina

Anna Minkina

@Anna_Minkina is a PhD Candidate in Genome Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she develops novel genomics technologies.

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