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Wed Mar 11, 2020, 10:48 AM

10. A little more from the article:

Some of the testing components are manufactured by Qiagen, a multinational leader in molecular testing headquartered in Germany. Spiking demand for its products has prompted the company to increase production to three shifts a day, seven days a week, at plants in Germany and Spain.

"This now is an unprecedented situation," said Qiagen corporate spokesman Thomas Theuringer. "Demand is exploding, especially in the United States ... and this is stretching our capacity."

The Centers for Disease Control is looking into the shortage, CDC Director Robert Redfield told Politico on Tuesday. “I’m confident of the actual test that we have, but as people begin to operationalize the test, they realize there’s other things they need to do the test, said Redfield.

Michael Mina, a Harvard professor of epidemiology, tweeted Monday that the testing components are critical.


It sounds like other countries planned ahead and most have the necessary components, but not the United States.

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