Trump's planned economic revival may be blunted by lack of coronavirus testing - 2020-04-10
(CNN) President Donald Trump says America does not need and will never have mass coronavirus testing , despite warnings by experts that a comprehensive program is vital to getting life back to normal.
The inadequacy of testing for the virus has been a constant deficiency of the government's handling of the pandemic from the start. Fixing this deficiency, as well as creating antibody testing that can identify if someone has already had the disease and may be less apt to get it again, may be the key to effectively reopening the economy while preventing a second wave of infections. It could also help identify which workers can return to work, and those who still present a risk of infection.
Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN on Friday that those antibody tests are coming "within a period of a week or so" and would be especially important "for health care workers, for first-line fighters."