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AP: Testing blunders slowed coronavirus response


Michael Biesecker, investigative reporter, Washington, and science and health colleagues Mike Stobbe, New York; Matthew Perrone, Washington; and Candice Choi, New York, created a detailed timeline and cohesive narrative to reveal just what went wrong with the coronavirus tests that led to the crippled U.S. response to the outbreak. The team traced the U.S. testing response since the first cases emerged in China, including the changing government directives about who could be tested and the daily totals for how many patients had been tested during the critical month of February. Other news organizations were days behind AP’s reporting.

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