The Theranos Whistleblower Has a Warning for Coronavirus

Tyler Schultz says the company would be thriving in the current conditions

Coronavirus Blog Team
Medium Coronavirus Blog
1 min readMay 2, 2020

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The Theranos whistleblower has a warning for coronavirus. Tyler Shultz, the whistleblower who helped uncover alleged fraud at Theranos, writes that the relaxed regulations, misinformation, and a big potential payout for testing companies during the coronavirus pandemic are reminiscent of the conditions that cultivated Theranos:

In today’s world, inaccurate COVID-19 tests could embolden people to leave their homes when they are infectious or to behave as if they are immune when they are not. The FDA is doing its best to strike the right balance between speed and safety, but thus far we as a nation have been too slow to be effective while cutting too many corners to be reliable. Now more than ever we need the public to put its trust in science, so I hope the diagnostic community can rise to the occasion as healthcare professionals and frontline workers have during this pandemic.

Read his full story below.

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Coronavirus Blog Team
Medium Coronavirus Blog

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