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Health Experts Say Lack Of Tests Could Harm Efforts To Slow Coronavirus

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In Massachusetts, there are 108 known cases of coronavirus. More than 80 are being traced back to the Biogen conference at a Boston hotel last month.

But as of last count, only about 200 people had been tested in the state. Some health experts are concerned that a lack of testing could harm efforts to slow the virus.

Dr. Sharon Wright, senior medical director of infection control and hospital epidemiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, joined WBUR's Morning Edition to discuss.

This segment aired on March 13, 2020.

Bob Oakes Twitter Senior Correspondent
Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.

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