Lexi Churchill

Emergency medical providers are scrambling during the coronavirus crisis — and the federal government is lagging behind

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Key missteps at the CDC have set back its ability to detect the potential spread of coronavirus

As the highly infectious coronavirus jumped from China to country after country in January and February, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lost valuable weeks that could have been used to track its possible spread in the United States because it insisted upon devising its own test.

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