On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing how and where people in the Bay Area can get tested for COVID-19. Later in the show, we’ll discuss the overwhelming requests for test kits across the country. As the country ramps up testing, the number of cases will drastically increase, according to public health officials.
What explains the slow rollout? According to a new Washington Post investigation, as other countries rolled out tens of thousands of tests, the CDC’s effort in the US stalled for six critical weeks from mid-January until the end of February. What could have been done differently and how can the testing backlog be resolved?
Catherine Ho, health reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle
Neena Satija, investigative reporter for The Washington Post
SF Chronicle: Bay Area coronavirus tests: Where can I get one?