Early CDC test kits were delayed because of contamination issues, HHS report affirms

CNN (06/20/2020)
  • One type of coronavirus test kit produced by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January (2020) was likely contaminated.
  • An investigation discovered that the contamination did not cause false results but may have delayed the CDC’s ability to provide test kits.
  • The CDC has encountered previous problems with contamination, partly because the CDC did not follow its own protocols.
  • This has caused delays in the US’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.