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WHO reports China making 1.6M COVID-19 diagnostic kits per week, describes therapy and vaccine R&D priorities

WHO: China makes and deploys 1.6 million COVID-19 tests/week; the U.S. is just starting to ramp up capacity

February 28, 2020 11:26 PM UTC
Updated on Mar 25, 2020 at 12:27 AM UTC

A WHO report on a Feb. 16-24 mission to China to assess the COVID-19 outbreak summarizes the situation on the ground, highlights countermeasure R&D initiatives, challenges and needs, and identifies critical knowledge gaps.

What stands out is the dramatic speed with which China has developed and deployed diagnostic tests -- and the contrast with the U.S...