Adm. Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health at the US Department of Health and Human Services, said, “I have never been told to slow down testing, or to reduce our efforts – and in fact, we built on testing every single month.”
He told CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta that the US is at “an inflection point” in terms of testing.
“All the investments and research that we've done over the past few months – and indeed over the past few years – we're reaping those benefits now with point of care testing,” he said.
This month, over 100 million tests should be available, he said. “Between 55% and 60% of those – that's 55 to 60 million – will be rapid point of care,” he added.
“This really puts us at an inflection point that we can really protect the elderly, we could protect the vulnerable, and we can do those kinds of screening testing for schools and work that we've been talking about for months now we have the tools to do that,” Giroir told Gupta.