North Carolina National Guard Soldiers work with local health and emergency officials to conduct drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing for employees of a Chatham County food processing plant on April 23, 2020.

North Carolina National Guard Soldiers work with local health and emergency officials to conduct drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing for employees of a Chatham County food processing plant on April 23, 2020.

From the beginning, the federal government has failed to supply enough testing to fully treat and contain the COVID-19 public health crisis.

A patchwork of testing systems has sprung up across the states to try and manage the situation. But public health officials say it’s not enough.

Last night, the White House announced a plan to increase coronavirus testing across the country but left implementation to local leaders.

Dr. Ashish Jha is the director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. He says the only way to safely re-open the economy is to increase testing.

Diane spoke with him Tuesday morning.

Guests

  • Dr. Ashish Jha Director, Harvard Global Health Institute

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