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Corona virus testing in the US was long anticipated prior to when the testing kits were made available. Although it is not entirely clear why such was the case. It has been insinuated that the level of seriousness accorded to the spread of the virus within the US and other parts of the world, might be one of the reasons for the delay. Considering the rapid spread of the Coronavirus and its imminent effects evident in China, The US as well as other countries could have acted faster when they has fewer cases of infection in certain regions. Although, not every government understands “how fast is fast enough?” That is a question Thailand- a third world country sharing borders with China has answered with their response approach by putting all the necessary measures in Place to contain the spread of the virus. At the moment, The US Government in conjunction with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has made test kits available to several designated locations and test laboratories within the country to enable voluntary testing for specific individuals.
Such individuals include, persons exposed to the virus, either through contact with an infected person, or has visited a country with confirmed cases of the virus. Airports in general are locations of easy contraction and anyone who has been to or through an airport should be testes or provided access to testing. Testing individuals at airports and other border transit locations should be made available as well. Any limitation in the availability and accessibility of testing could also be a loop hole in the process. It seems The US Government is applying the testing approach it has adopted in order to test those who might be potential carriers of the virus first, before testing the entire population.
We recommend you call your doctor if you are experiencing any of the coronavirus symptoms. If you are fit and equipped to visit one of the several test locations where they are available – please do so. Also see the coronavirus infection prevention guide.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). (2020, March 14). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html
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