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Fauci Concedes Shortage of U.S. Coronavirus Tests Is ‘A Failing’

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Fauci Says U.S. Testing System for Coronavirus Is `A Failing'
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The lack of widespread testing for the coronavirus is “a failing” of the U.S. public health system, the government’s top infectious disease scientists told lawmakers, even as the nation’s surgeon general said separately that not everyone needs to get tested.

“The system is not really geared to what we need right now -- what you’re asking for -- that is a failing,” said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “It is a failing. Let’s admit it.”