Health care workers hold a swab used for COVID-19 testing at the ProHEALTH testing site in Jericho, N.Y., Tuesday March 24, 2020. Steve Pfost/Newsday RM via Getty Images hide caption
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When it comes to testing for COVID-19, there are two competing narratives. The Trump administration claims the U.S. has been doing well and has enough testing capacity.
“By our best estimates, we have enough testing capacity today for every state in America to go to Phase 1,” Vice President Pence said Monday night at a White House press briefing, referring to the administration’s guidelines for gradually reopening the nation.
But many public health officials, hospital administrators and state leaders disagree.
Earlier this week,