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U.S. COVID-19 Testing Down

According to press reports, coronavirus testing in the U.S. has taken a dip for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

The current situation has raised concerns among the nation’s stakeholders.

Daily testing has dipped by over 2% month over month to date.

Reports noted that 733,000 people have been tested each day this month on average, down from nearly 750,000 in July.

Officials reckon that millions of people may need to be tested each day to arrest the spread of the disease, including many who don’t feel sick.

“We’re clearly not doing enough,” a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner reportedly said.

There is the danger that more and more people are becoming complacent and therefore not seeking out testing.

The country is yet to put a robust system in place as well as create an impactful local community campaign.

Testing has now tapered off to 50,000 per day but needs to be ramped up to much more.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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