Viable Coronavirus Test Kits Awaiting FDA Approval | MSNBC

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A German laboratory has been ramping up production of a machine used for testing for the coronavirus. The devices are awaiting FDA approval before they can be used. NBC News’ Richard Engel reports from the lab near Dusseldorf, Germany. CLARIFICATION: The testing kits referred to in this video are not self-testing kits and have not been sent to the U.S. as of March 12.

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Hundreds Of Coronavirus Self-Test Kits Sitting In U.S. Awaiting FDA Approval | MSNBC

98 Comments on "Viable Coronavirus Test Kits Awaiting FDA Approval | MSNBC"

  1. SkyeRangerNick | March 11, 2020 at 4:04 PM | Reply

    This is so outrageous. There are no words to express this fully.

    • Better English | March 12, 2020 at 7:24 AM | Reply

      @Schmelson Hefflefinger In a country with a FAKE President its no surprise you think everything is fake.

    • Schmelson Hefflefinger | March 12, 2020 at 7:31 AM | Reply

      Better English Nobody axed you.

    • Better English | March 12, 2020 at 7:37 AM | Reply

      @Schmelson Hefflefinger Axed me ? what does that mean ? Does it mean attack me with an axe or did you mean asked me ? In that case no one asked you either and I hope they didn’t axe you.

    • Schmelson Hefflefinger | March 12, 2020 at 9:26 AM | Reply

      @Better English I gotta say that you may be the most insipid, humorless leftist twit on You Tube. It is true….the left can’t meme and the left has no detectable sense of humor or ability to recognize sarcasm or irony. (Such as my response and your screen name.) Suggest you give up all social media. I should be laughing at you but nay…I am overpowered with incredulity.

    • daren darensky | March 12, 2020 at 10:17 PM | Reply

      @SkyeRangerNick First shoot all the lawyers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  2. Bildgesmythe | March 11, 2020 at 4:05 PM | Reply

    Is America great yet? Quit fighting your political opponent and fight the virus.

  3. Biasly Unbiased | March 11, 2020 at 4:06 PM | Reply

    America the Banana Republic, Money over Lives

  4. Trump’s reasoning:

    No testing = no new cases = selfish, deadly Trump “victory” – It’s time the Orange Floater was flushed for good.

    • @Fred A YES, IF America knew the TrumpVirus is targeting commy dimwits the country would would break-out in mass celebrations 🤣

    • he was going to leave those people on that ship, for the same reason
      why should those cases ”count against us.”

    • Emmanuel Ramírez | March 11, 2020 at 5:41 PM | Reply

      He just likes the number where they are now, he said 15 and getting better when this started in the states. He didn’t want the people off the cruise ship cause he only cares about numbers that make him look good. How blind (ignorant) can people be not to be able to see it, he really is the most embarrassing thing to have aver happen in this country. God bless us all, we really need it.

    • @Emmanuel Ramírez But Trump* said Cocid-19 will probably just go away. He’s just naturally good at understanding these things, the doctors said so.

    • Hildebeast Clinton | March 11, 2020 at 9:23 PM | Reply

      It’s the end of the Trump Presidency –

  5. The FDA should make the approval of the test kits the top priority.
    Who knows? Is big pharma blocking the FDA from prioritizing the approval?

    • @Mae Gary BUT YOUR A PUTIN BOT Trump Virus has mutated and is coming for all commy Putin bots 🤣

    • @Michael Wuj Trump doesn’t want higher numbers. It’s pretty simple.

    • @sunrize601 And you do? 🤣 NO kidding he doesn’t and that’s why he started taking action while the dimwits were doing their clown show and showed no concern for a stupid virus. And the first thing the dimwits did was criticize what he did. How simple is that?

    • FDA is more diligent in checking the test kits, because the first batch they had were all faulty.

    • Deanna Delmar | March 12, 2020 at 2:29 PM | Reply

      It is the trump’s FDA and the trump’s courts and the trump’s monies. The trump is the only one that matters. He told the whole world that in one of his “me me me” interviews. People should have believed him. That is the ONLY words out of the trump mouth that we should believe!

  6. Muhammad Nimji | March 11, 2020 at 4:15 PM | Reply

    This administration is dilustional, incompetent and arrogant in it’s approach to the virus.

    • @Muhammad Nimji Leave the country NOW, its your only hope.

    • Muhammad Nimji | March 11, 2020 at 8:56 PM | Reply

      Michael Wuj After you as it would definitely do you good to see the reality in life. But, I guess trash doesn’t get picked up much, does it?

    • @Muhammad Nimji You know nothing about facts and reality. You may even think you came from an ape🤣

    • Muhammad Nimji | March 11, 2020 at 9:45 PM | Reply

      @Michael Wuj Now, now Michael, you shouldn’t be blowing your own trumpet as to where you came from! Hmmm, I guess being ignorant and clueless to the truth is pure bliss for you! Trump once said he loved the un-educated. Well! you must be gaga land!

    • Felipe Arango | March 12, 2020 at 5:49 PM | Reply

      Michael Wuj do you want Americans to die to this virus because they are Democrats? How truly sad.

  7. Trump doesn’t want there to be tests, because he’s afraid the numbers of infections will go up. That’s the type of dangerously irresponsible sociopath we’re dealing with when it comes to Trump.

    • @Wednesday’s Child Russian people good, communism very bad.
      Good information, thanks. I prefer to stay home when sick and haven’t seen a doctor in many years. It seems when I do go with someone else, many times I catch some bad bugs. At 63 and taking everything into consideration, the last place I would go is healthcare unless it was absolutely necessary. Best wishes.

    • Wednesday's Child | March 11, 2020 at 9:57 PM | Reply

      @Michael Wuj agree 100 percent

    • surely you joke, mein failüre | March 11, 2020 at 10:12 PM | Reply

      @Crystal Giddens Are you implying that the US is unable to make accurate test kits? Because this is something the rest of the world doesn’t seem to be having any trouble doing. Heck, China even has a test to see if you’ve gotten it sometime in the recent past but recovered on your own.

    • 88Gibson LesPaul | March 12, 2020 at 2:54 AM | Reply

      @Crystal Giddens In the first part of March, South Korea was testing almost 4,000 person per million in population. During that same period, the US was testing 5 (five) persons per million of population. In other words, 5 million people would get 25 tests.

    • Trump don’t want to face the truth which is too horrible !

  8. Ralph Sanchez | March 11, 2020 at 4:16 PM | Reply

    My father went in to get checked, he thought he had the flu. He got checked for the flu and does not have it. The doctors said he may have coronavirus but could not test him because they said they had no tests!!! This was in Denver, Co.

  9. Penny McCUlloch | March 11, 2020 at 4:18 PM | Reply

    What is going on with the American heath system. The rest of the world has had a reliable test for weeks. The GOP is incompetent. VOTE BLUE.

  10. Tequila D'killa | March 11, 2020 at 4:19 PM | Reply

    What a joke the US has become
    It’s worse than a second world nation

    • @Iceberg Rose Sorry but nothing in life is free. You know that. 😃 Is anyone in your country providing that care and not being paid? IF so, THAT would be truly “free”, OTHERWISE someone is paying for the “free” – and both our countries ALREADY have that in one form or another. Of course Not aborting babies would allow them to be born and have a good start TO LIFE. And if they were raised to follow the laws of GOD — JUST IMAGINE the wonderful world we would have. Instead, man knows everything and will only learn the very bitter lesson the hard way. But there is hope after that lesson is learned. Best wishes

    • daren darensky | March 12, 2020 at 7:53 PM | Reply

      @Crystal Giddens Yes, for its greedy lawyers, corrupted politicians, for the Federal reserve bank, EPA- mafia, ETC

    • daren darensky | March 12, 2020 at 7:56 PM | Reply

      @Michael Wuj First you have to enter in order to leave. you wont get me on that!!!!!!!!!

    • daren darensky | March 12, 2020 at 10:16 PM | Reply

      @Crystal Giddens stupidity I can live with………..but arrogance with stupidity no way

    • i think Crystal Giddens is a republican, me too, but not like that, THATS called lunacy

  11. This is what i call terminal stupidity….

    • Susan Sullivan | March 11, 2020 at 7:39 PM | Reply

      yes turd trumpo is terminally stupid.

    • Terminal stupidity. That’s in the thesaurus under the entry Donald J Trump.

    • Hildebeast Clinton | March 11, 2020 at 9:23 PM | Reply

      It’s the end of the Trump Presidency –

    • @Susan Sullivan money?

    • Ryan Jeffers | March 13, 2020 at 2:49 AM | Reply

      Trump is not stopping this, the bureaucratic process is! Let me ask you this, since the virus is hurting the economy, we can conclude trump would want this! Many agencies in the American government are not influenced by the president! FBI, CIA, FDR, FDIC, FDA(especially) and DHS! The Senate has more authority over these agencies rather than the president, if the president had complete control over these agencies, we Americans would have more to fear! Our agencies are part of the checks and balances, only if martial law is declared do the agencies take orders directly from the president! Since the Senate is dominated by Democrats(chinese shills), you should be raging against them, you know the democratic states that have high poverty, high cost of living, poor healthcare programs, high abortion, high crime(including violent deaths) and foriegn ties to companies and governments!

  12. We’re trying to reinvent the wheel. It’s not a drug, it’s a proven test used worldwide. This is so stupid. 🤦🏻‍♂️

    • Wednesday's Child | March 11, 2020 at 6:02 PM | Reply

      @Pink Freud 30 years of pushing things overseas is not Donald Trump’s fault. Right now the Germans have the capacity to do the test. It’s called cooperation.

    • @Wednesday’s Child So much BS. The ‘old tests had flaws’ was the test the CDC made. And yes it was flawed to the point of unusable – 40% accuracy. The CDC actually started distributing these test kits and that is when the Labs using them discovered they were faulty.
      The German made tests that was offered to the US weeks before the CDC tests became available was declined. Those test units had a 98% accuracy.

      South Korea fast tracked the development, accreditation and manufacture of their own test kits with a 95%+ accuracy rate. Not sure of their fastest result turn a-rounds, but their Drive Thru tests centers were doing a 6 hour result notification!

      There is no test in the US that is currently in use that takes around 1 hour for results back! Expect 24 hours+ to get results back. Which is much better than the first testing regime where the CDC required samples from positive tests ( which were classified as a ‘presumptive positive test’) to be sent to them for verification – which had taken up to 3 days.

    • Wednesday's Child | March 11, 2020 at 8:19 PM | Reply

      @gb nq the original test was made by the CHINESE and it took 3 days. That’s why the Chinese would say, oh that person was reinfected. They were not reinfected, the test failed. The S. Korea test takes DAYS TO DO and there’s no follow up, that is why CDC didn’t want to do the “drive” through test that takes 3 days. That old test made by the Chinese is the test used in Europe. The CDC had them send samples to them(with original Chinese test) so that they could check and recheck so that many people would not be missed as was in China and Italy. So the CDC decided to make a new rapid test, but there was a failure with one of the components, so they recalled it. This is a new test and it’s more accurate than the one that caused ITaly and China to miss so many cases. see the new accurate test in clip above.

    • @Wednesday’s Child South Korea: 6 hour results from a new test distributed *February 7th* . It does appear however that it could be up to 3 days before results are back. Understandable I guess when they are now doing 15,000 + tests a day. The test itself doesn’t take days – will be the backlog causing delays.

      The Chinese were not the first to create a test kit. All their positives were initially done in laboratories. After identifying that it was a new virus and then confirming sequencing of the virus, the Chinese eventually released the genome sequencing of the RNA of the virus on the 12th January.

      That sequence is what ANYONE anywhere can use to develop their own tests.
      The very first developed test was in Germany.
      That is the test that the WHO sanctioned and was offered to the USA. The USA declined and instead got their CDC to make their own (failed) test kit.

      South Korea also developed, produced and distributed their own test kits within weeks. And yes, South Korea now export those kits to other countries.

    • Deanna Delmar | March 12, 2020 at 2:24 PM | Reply

      But the trump wants ALL MONIES to pour into his “businesses”. All the monies!!!!!

  13. GolDreadLocks | March 11, 2020 at 4:28 PM | Reply

    And how many more die, or become infected from now until the end of march!!?
    Very ridiculous decision to wait!!

    • Iceberg Rose | March 11, 2020 at 5:03 PM | Reply

      This is just the start, who knows what it will look like this time next week.

    • Guess what! You may never know, indeed even now you probably barely know, how many people will or have died from Novel Corona *because* your country only has 1/3 medical examiners (for legit autopsies) and 2/3 coroners (with zero qualifications in anything).
      See John Oliver’s “Death Investigations” episode.

      Very fking scary in the context of this outbreak in which even the assigned Chinese Medical Examiner was terrified, yet courageous enough, to do 2 of the handful of autopsies China was willing to risk exposing it’s staff to for the benefit of all our comparatively flailing Nations & the necessary sciences & research of the pathogen in the human body.

      Consequently, it is all our duties to give up our dead to autopsy, or demand that the Nation requires it in this exceptional situation. Not t mention, we should all probably begin to realise the science *must* come first AND it is possible specialised cremation may be warranted. We don’t know yet. We just do not know. Because China did not disclose this, yet the bodies of the dead were part of the big ruckus over censorship in recent weeks 😕

    • @Pink Freud Time for baby bot to go to bed 🤣

    • You clearly know nothing about why validating a test is important.

  14. literally, Anybody else for President…2020!

  15. BTS_TXT tea time | March 11, 2020 at 4:42 PM | Reply

    In layman’s term, TRUMP and his ADMINISTRATION while doing some private meetings with DRUG COMPANY EXECUTIVES and PRIVATE MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS want to PROFIT out of this pandemic…

    That’s your president.

  16. “i like the numbers where they are”
    no testing, no bad numbers.

  17. Tania Elliott | March 11, 2020 at 4:55 PM | Reply



  18. it’s waiting for Rump to figure how much he or his buddies can make off it.

  19. “Hundreds”
    Sorry, still not impressed…
    S. Korea, have been testing 10K people, per day… for weeks…

  20. trump is incompetent. This is even more proof of that.

    • THEREALHYPE HYPE | March 13, 2020 at 2:29 AM | Reply

      Not only that he comes out and blatantly LIES ..OHHH IS ALL WORKING OUT GREAT!! WE HAVE TESTS FOR PEOPLE !! This guy is a nut !

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