Billions of dollars in federal funds earmarked for boosting nationwide Covid-19 testing remain unspent months after Congress made the money available, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In April, Congress allocated roughly $25 billion for federal agencies and states to expand testing, develop contact-tracing initiatives and broaden disease surveillance. According to HHS data, […] The post Somebody or something is failing us appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.
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The Trump administration has reversed its decision to cut federal resources for coronavirus testing sites
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