Fauci says US considering new testing strategy because “something’s not working” currently

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said Friday that the White House coronavirus task force is “seriously considering” pool testing for Covid-19. 

The proposal is still in the discussion stage, and is not expected to be announced at the task force briefing later today, Fauci told CNN. Dr. Fauci first mentioned the discussions in an interview with The Washington Post published on Friday morning.

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Peeling back this pandemic’s layers of inequality

Here’s data straight from state websites as of Tuesday: In South Carolina, black Americans account for 56% of deaths, though the state’s entire population is just 27% black. While black Americans represent 15% of Illinois’ population, they account for 42% of deaths there. In Louisiana, 59% of people who’ve died from the disease are black, a group that makes up only one-third of the state’s population.

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