As we start to see the introduction of in-home testing for the coronavirus, we’re also learning more about mistakes made at the CDC. According to a new report by The Washington Post, there were issues with cross-contamination. … This is particularly disturbing, I think, when many people think of the CDC it’s kind of like the gold standard when it comes to research and advice on diseases… The getting reliable tests out to the hospitals, the clinicians, to the public health labs around this country was delayed and the big unanswered question was what was the cause of the original delay, and what we’ve reported is that there was a violation of sound manufacturing practices at the CDC in Atlanta that resulted in contamination of the COVID-19 test kits. And those kits then went out to public health laboratories around the country, and false positive results immediately showed up in those laboratories. Those results were reported back to the CDC and the CDC took quite a long time to get on top of what was causing the problem and to remove the component of the test kit in which the false positive results had repeatedly emerged.
Contamination at CDC Lab Reportedly Led to Delay in Coronavirus Testing
Published May 25, 2020 | Best in Video