US plans to make ‘millions’ of ‘easy-to-use’ tests by end of summer


Nurses work at a drive-thru testing site for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York, U.S., May 6, 2020.

Brendan McDermid | Reuters

The U.S. plans to make millions of “accurate and easy-to-use” coronavirus tests by the end of the summer and even more before flu season as states ease social distancing measures and Americans head back to work, the head of the National Institutes of Health said Thursday.

“I must tell you, senators, this is a stretch goal that goes beyond what most experts think will be possible,”¬†NIH Director¬†Francis Collins said

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