Feds dropping support for cv testing sites...
How does this make any sense???
We don't have any where near sufficient testing as it is with what we have. We can't lift these stay at home restrictions unless we identify and isolate those with the disease through testing.
Why on earth are they doing this?? I am more than outraged. $500B slush fund for trump to give to his corporate donors, but we can't get federal support for virus testing?
Some local officials are disappointed the federal government will end funding for coronavirus testing sites this Friday. In a few places those sites will close as a result. This as criticism continues that not enough testing is available.....
A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services tells NPR, "Many of the Community-Based Testing Sites (CBTS) are not closing, but rather transitioning to state-managed sites on or about April 10."
The agency and a spokesperson for FEMA say the CBTS program originally included 41 sites. It was intended as a stop-gap to bring testing to critical locations, especially for health care facility workers and first responders.
"The transition will ensure each state has the flexibility and autonomy to manage and operate testing sites within the needs of their specific community and to prioritize resources where they are needed the most," the HHS spokesperson said. https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/08/829955099/federal-support-for-coronavirus-testing-sites-end-as-peak-nears?fbclid=IwAR0hO2pl6jtH3xa9Zv5ahMdwxLkcfQvcyEsmND8_99L8KpjFMcsgj9vvYlk