White House Outbreak Is Not a Failure of Testing

Guarding against Covid-19 requires a layered defense

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The Covid-19 tests that involve shoving a swab up the nose, so-called PCR tests, are not only uncomfortable but involve a frustrating lag for lab work to provide results. At the White House, where things move fast and lots of people come and go, there was a great need for a much quicker…

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