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CDC Takes Heat on Capitol Hill Over Coronavirus Testing Kits

  • Top official Redfield is grilled on slowed rollout of tests
  • ‘The virus spread and people died,’ congressman says
Robert Redfield on March 11.
Robert Redfield on March 11.Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has long had a reputation as the global leader in managing disease outbreaks. That’s now in question.

As the novel coronavirus has spread in the U.S., with more than a thousand cases and at least 36 deaths, the CDC is under increasing heat to defend a shaky rollout of crucial testing kits.