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What goes on inside those test tubes to detect whether a person is positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19?

The pace of coronavirus testing in the United States has seen a meteoric rise in the past week. But the country still lags in tests relative to its population, despite having the world’s most reported coronavirus cases, the New York Times reports. Read more here: https://nyti.ms/2QNSklE

PRODUCTION CREDITS:

Digital Producer: Emily Zendt
Narrated by: Caitlin Saks
Research and Production:
Caitlin Saks
Ari Daniel
Robin Kazmier
Sukee Bennett

Additional Footage:
CDC
Medical Animation provided by Scientific Animations: https://www.scientificanimations.com/

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