Covid-19 Rapid Test Shortages Seen Compounded by Slow Federal Action

Long authorization process is part of nationwide failure to make and distribute enough of the tests, public-health experts say


By Austen Hufford and Brianna Abbott
Photo illustration: David Fang

As rising Covid-19 infections stoked demand for tests across the U.S. in December, California-based LumiQuick Diagnostics Inc. shipped 100,000 rapid tests to a hospital customer—in Germany.

LumiQuick didn’t receive authorization from the Food and Drug Administration to sell Covid-19 tests domestically after waiting several months for a decision.


Publish : 2021-12-31 10:22:00

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