White House COVID Dx Goals Potentially Feasible but More Funding, Coordination Needed, Experts Say
The timelines the administration set this fall for ramping testing in the event of a health emergency are potentially doable but largely aspirational at the moment.
Backed by almost $9 million in funding from NIH, the organization is working to address what has largely been a gap in testing data throughout the pandemic.
CDC Grants Could Indicate Shift Toward More Federal Funds for Public Health Lab Construction
The agency announced last month that it provided $175 million to seven states and localities to either build, expand, or renovate public health laboratory space.
Laboratories of all kinds are automating their workflows, particularly those involving sample prep and other preanalytical steps.
The administration has proposed steps such as funding increased production of testing supplies and ensuring schools have access to more frequent testing.