POLITICO Pro reporters on Thursday, 4/2 held the fourth in a series of conference calls for subscribers to discuss the coronavirus pandemic. Delivered daily by 10 a.m., Pulse examines the latest news in health care politics and policy. With help from Zachary Brennan and David Lim . Labs nationwide are overwhelmed by patient samples amid a shortage of critical supplies. — Health … But across the month of February, as my colleague David Lim at Politico first reported, the tests that they sent out to labs across the country simply did not work. David Lim is on Facebook. POLITICO Pulse. health care. On Tap — Another observational study reignites hydroxychloroquine safety questions.

David Lim NEW: Commercial labs tasked with doing the majority of U.S. #COVID19 testing now say they are sitting on unused capacity due to fewer samples being sent in. Why the U.S. isn’t on track to open up. David Lim / Politico: Coronavirus testing hits dramatic slowdown in U.S. — The number of coronavirus tests analyzed each day by commercial labs in the U.S. plummeted by more than 30 percent over the past week, even though new infections are still surging in many states and officials are desperately trying to ramp up testing so the country can reopen.
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