US supply chain is stretched to the limit with the current pandemic. Knowing who is infections is vital in containing the pandemic. If the US falls short on testing then we my be in the dark in taming the coronavirus.

With testing increasing across the nation as well as many platforms for healthcare providers to use, could there be a shortage and bottlenecks in the system? Testing labs try to anticipate the demand for COVID-19, but it is likely the number of people wanting testing may be underestimated. With a potential shortage on the horizon, rationing access to test may be a reality, prioritizing test to front-line health-care workers and the sickest of patients once again. Alex Greninger told The Atlantic “The testing supply chain wasn’t meant for this kind of onslaught of volume across the world at the same time.”

The Atlantic: A Dire Warning From COVID-19 Test Providers