As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US surpasses 11,000, major cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York are in lockdown. Experts say a lack of available testing has been a major setback for the US and has prevented the country from getting ahead of the pandemic.
Former Utah Republican Governor Mike Leavitt suggested the US could have done better in terms of testing.
“When the after-action report is written on this episode, it’s clear to me that a couple of things will have been learned. The first is that they need to open up to tests that have been validated in other countries,” Leavitt said.
Leavitt said the US faces a unique challenge: a scattered and large population.