The U.S. health care system isn't set up great for COVID-19 testing

Dec 24, 2021
We have a slow regulatory process, fragmented providers and a focus on treating disease over preventing it.
Binax COVID-19 testing kits are handed out in the in Brooklyn, New York on Dec. 23. While about 40 companies manufacture COVID tests in Europe, stricter regulations mean only about a dozen manufacturers are approved in the U.S.
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The new holiday tradition: rapid COVID-19 tests?

Dec 17, 2021
Rapid tests could make holiday gatherings safer, but they can be hard to find when demand surges.
Rapid at-home COVID tests can be difficult to find during surges in cases. Above, an environmental protection organization distributes tests in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on Dec. 17.
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