Most US states fall short of recommended testing levels

WASHINGTON (AP) — As businesses reopen in more of the U.S., an overwhelming majority of states still fall short of the COVID-19 testing levels that public health experts say are necessary to safely ease lockdowns. That’s according to an Associated Press analysis. Rapid, widespread testing is considered essential to tracking and containing the coronavirus. But the AP analysis of metrics developed by Harvard’s Global Health Institute indicates that 41 of the nation’s 50 states fail to test widely enough to drive their infections below a key benchmark. Also Friday, Democrats approved a massive $3 trillion coronavirus response bill in the House over Republican opposition.