According to a report from a bipartisan committee of specialists assembled by the Rockefeller Structure, the U.S. ought to invest a whopping $75B to “repair” its “flawed” system of COVID-19 diagnostic screening.
The $25B the U.S. federal government dedicated for COVID-19 screening a number of months back was not dealt with. Those funds need to be more than sufficient for scale up.
Decrease test processing time from todays 5-14 days to 48 hours (appears to be a logistics concern).
U.S. COVID-19 screening capacity still constrained – AACC
Quick expansion of testing capability from todays 4.5 M tests each week to 30M tests weekly by October.
The Foundation states it will invest an extra $50M toward realizing the emergency requirements laid out in the report. It provides no further details to support the $75B figure.
Massive scale-up of screening tests to determine asymptomatic providers.
Coronavirus screening available in every state – CDC