White House Embraces Drive-Through Virus Testing, Plans Website - (MSN via NewsPoints Desk)

  • According to people familiar with the plan, the White House is meeting Friday with executives from the technology and other sectors to discuss development of a web portal that would direct people to drive-through sites for COVID-19 testing, as reported by MSN.

  • President Donald Trump and top health officials are meeting with executives from LabCorp, Quest Diagnostics and Roche Diagnostics, as well as Walmart, Target, CVS and Walgreens, according to the people.

  • The White House said later that Thermo Fisher Scientific, Signify Health, LHC Group and Becton Dickinson and were also invited.

  • The meeting comes as the Trump administration seeks ways to speed up access to testing for the quickly spreading virus.

  • Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told lawmakers this week that the lack of widespread testing for Americans thus far is a "failing."

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