Want to Get Tested for Coronavirus? You Might Need a Few Million Followers

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And the federal government has been slow to respond to the pandemic, compared with other countries. The U. S. has tested, according to the best available data, around 125 people for every one million people in the country.

But even as hospitals ration tests to feverish patients, popular Instagram influencer Arielle Charnas of Something Navy told her followers she got tested despite, according to Charnas, not meeting criteria for testing in her state. (She tested positive.

Celebs and influencers are getting tested for coronavirus, while regular people—some of whom have high fevers or who've been exposed to other cases—struggle to get help.

She had reportedly been exposed to a person at a birthday party who was later diagnosed with COVID-19. (Jenner tested negative. ) “Jenner wanted to make sure she was being proactive in getting tested,” the source said.

The same week, also in Los Angeles, a man who performed CPR on his wife as she died after contracting the coronavirus was told he did not meet criteria to be tested for the virus, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The man’s daughter told the paper that the hospital said test kits were available in limited quantities, and that, though he was running a low fever, her father could only be tested if he were “hospitalized in critical condition.

Meanwhile, four players on the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets tested positive for the coronavirus even though, reportedly, only one was showing symptoms of COVID-19.

Do the well-connected go to the front of the line? Should that happen? ” a reporter asked President Trump on Wednesday during a White House press conference. “No, I wouldn’t say so,” the President responded. “But perhaps that’s been the story of life. © 2020 Condé Nast. All rights reserved.

Kris Jenner was tested for the coronavirus, a source told Entertainment Tonight.

Doctors told him that he wouldn’t be tested unless he showed certain symptoms of the virus.

In comparison, Australia has tested more than 1,000 people per million, Italy has tested more than 2,000 people per million, and South Korea has tested more than 5,000 people per million.

Coronavirus tests are scarce in the United States due to, according to reports, a series of breakdowns in the public health sector—too much bureaucracy, poor organizational systems, not enough equipment.

The current moment in America feels like a cross between the premise of a Marvel movie and a really high-production-value Bernie Sanders ad: A state of emergency has been declared in the United States in the face of a deadly pandemic that no scientist fully understands.

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