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Repost: Widespread coronavirus testing in US is ‘weeks, if not months, out,’ says CEO of test manufacturer Roche

March 24, 2020 by Stephen Tauber

  • The United States won’t be able to test broadly for the coronavirus for “weeks, if not months,” Severin Schwan, CEO of Swiss diagnostics maker Roche, told CNBC on Monday.
  • Testing in the U.S. has been hampered by delays and a restrictive diagnostic criteria that limits who can get tested.
  • At the moment, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that only those most at risk from the virus should get tested. […]