Dr. Sanjay Gupta shared the frustration many Americans are feeling as the country continues to struggle with Covid-19 testing issues.
Gupta's frustration stemmed from seeing his family wait four hours to get tested for the virus.
"My wife and girls got tested the other day and they waited four hours to get their testing still. That's now in July. Why is it still so challenging? Has testing been minimized or at least not accelerated appropriately in this country?" Gupta asked Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tonight during CNN's global coronavirus town hall. "Why can't I get a test and be comfortable knowing I don't carry the virus? Why aren't we at that point now?"
"I will echo it is a critical piece, and that I've always said we need readily accessible, timely results, testing. It's fundamental," Redfield answered.
Redfield said that the country needs "more testing and breakthroughs, we need more rapid testing that can get results in real time."
The country is currently conducting roughly 600,000 tests across the US per day, Redfield added.