Fitzgerald Says It's 'Outrageous' To Put COVID Testing Burden On Local Governments

This comes after the Health and Human Services Secretary said testing shortages are on the states

KDKA Radio Staff
July 27, 2020 - 12:38 pm

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    PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - There are some states that are struggling to get enough COVID-19 tests for the people that need them.

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    The Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Sunday that the issue is with the states rather than it being a federal issue.

    Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald told Mangino on KDKA Radio Monday that testing needs to be coordinated on a federal level.

    “We’re all struggling, we’re all struggling with testing, we’re struggling with the quickness of getting the test results back because if we don’t get the results back in a timely manner then that type of data is not as useful,” said Fitzgerald.

    He went on to say that it is “outrageous” to pass the buck to local officials.

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