Testing availability has been met with a surge of demand
Despite warnings to the contrary, the US has moved largely for a return to normalcy in spite of the current outbreak. According to the testing information provided by the HHS, over $10 billion has been allocated to states, territories, and local jurisdictions in order to expand access to testing.
Even so, actual testing availability has been met with a surge of demand as the retreating epidemic makes a harrowing return. Testing kits will play a pivotal role in the coming weeks as healthcare providers struggle once more to stem the tide of infections despite a lack of adequate equipment. While for now, the government response does seem sufficient to provide at least a steady stream of testing supplies, the sheer number of infected individuals has brought about delays in processing the results of those tests.