Most US states behind testing levels needed to ease lockdowns: study

Washington (AFP) – Despite recent progress, the majority of US states don’t yet have sufficient COVID-19 testing capacity to consider relaxing stay-at-home orders after May 1, according to an analysis by Harvard researchers and the health news site Stat.It directly contradicts the position held by President Donald Trump that the US has caught up after months of fumbling and is now “doing a great job in testing.”In reality, just 19 states are ready, according to the analysis, including Alaska and Montana which have been relatively spared from the pandemic.On the other hand, 31 states and the Di…

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