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White House to Scale Up Rapid COVID-19 Testing

Newsy talks with infectious disease specialist Dr. Dana Hawkinson about the accuracy of rapid antigen tests.

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Nearly one million people have died from the coronavirus worldwide in the past few months. The U.S. has the highest death toll with more than 204,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. And health experts warn that number could double this winter.  The U.S. also has more COVID cases than any other country — with more than 7.1 million.

Newsy talked with infectious disease specialist Dr. Dana Hawkinson of the University of Kansas Health System about the accuracy of rapid antigen tests.

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