Frustrated Illinois Gov. announced Sunday his state is taking charge of coronavirus tests in the wake of the ’s “profound failing” to deliver promised supplies.
The state is currently conducting , but Pritzker said Illinois needs to be doing 10,000 tests daily, according to health experts.
“The White House has promised millions of tests for weeks now, and they’re just not here,” the Democratic governor said at his daily press briefing. “I’m not going to wait on promises from the federal government that may never be fulfilled. We need this testing capacity now. So, we’re building it ourselves in Illinois.”
The governor called the “loss of essentially the entire month of February” without major testing as leading to