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Federal officials allowed distribution of COVID-19 antibody tests after they knew many were flawed

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CBS 60 minutes

6/25/20

Federal officials allowed distribution of COVID-19 antibody tests after they knew many were flawed

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Congress is investigating why the FDA didn't regulate the antibody tests flooding the market during the pandemic. 60 Minutes reports, Sunday.

Over the course of a three-month investigation, 60 Minutes has learned that federal officials knew many of the coronavirus antibody tests sold in the U.S. were seriously flawed, but continued to allow them to be sold anyway. That story, Sunday.

...Laredo, Texas, wound up getting thousands of antibody test kits from a Chinese company. The untested kits were then tested by the city's health director, Dr. Hector Gonzalez, who found the tests accuracy to differ wildly depending on when it was given and how long after a person was exposed to the virus. The small sample he tested was only about 20% accurate. "We had such high hopes to test… we were ready to do public drive-through testing… Now we couldn't. We were on hold," recalls Gonzalez....

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Incompetence or malfeasance?

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Incompetence definitely, possibly malfeasance. Our Federal Government did not act quickly to begin with. 

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