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'A hot mess': Americans face testing delays as virus surges

 

Motorists queue up for blocks to take advantage of free COVID-19 testing outside the Pepsi Center early Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

AUSTIN, Texas - With a cough and shortness of breath, it took Austin, Texas, resident Sam Lee three tries to get a COVID-19 test.

The first time, he showed up an hour before the public testing site was set to close and was told they had reached capacity. He was turned away from a second center when rain shut it down, and voluntarily left a third after someone ahead of him said they had been waiting in line for more than three hours.

"If you have symptoms and you are just driving around the city trying to figure out how you can get a test, for people who are positive, it is not ideal," said Lee, who finally got a test on June 29 after he showed up at a site before dawn and waited for more than two hours. Another five days passed before he was able to view the results online, and he didn't receive a text with the results until seven days after being tested.

https://www.startribune.com/australia-isolates-virus-prone-state-serbs-oppose-lockdown/571670242/

 

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