The Margin: One woman’s miserable experience trying to get tested for the coronavirus

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A Seattle woman claiming to have “all symptoms” of the coronavirus shared her exhausting tale of trying to get tested.

Under the name “Sketchy Lady,” her detailed account of an “incredibly frustrating” experience with the CDC went viral on Twitter TWTR, -2.28% overnight.

Here’s the full thread:

At last count, there were a total of 92,314 cases of COVID-19 and at least 3,131 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. In the U.S., a cluster of infections in Washington, home to “Sketchy Lady,” has led to the deaths of six people there, with a total of 107 confirmed cases.

That number is expected to rise due to expanded testing in the wake of botched attempts early on. “Clearly, there have been problems with rolling out the test,” Thomas Frieden, former director of the C.D.C. told the New York Times. “There are a lot of frustrated doctors and patients and health departments.”

Michael Osterholm, an epidemiologist at the University of Minnesota, called it a “silent epidemic” that won’t be silent any longer. “Testing will show it.” he told the Times. “This is not a surprise — it shouldn’t have been.”

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