This week, the U.S. tested about 264,000 people a day, the highest level in the pandemic so far.
But the federal government has failed to expand testing capacity in any meaningful way, he said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the country’s foremost public-health agency, has been almost “totally useless” on testing, he said.
“It is really stunning and disappointing.”Caitlin Rivers, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, also struggled to articulate the lack of any federal plan this week.
The U.S. needs a federal team relentlessly focused on assessing and expanding its ability to test for the coronavirus, she said.

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