Kansas lags in COVID-19 testing, clouding state's reopening
April 17, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas plans to start using 3D printers to manufacture its own swabs to test for the novel coronavirus as officials look to improve the state's near-bottom national rank in testing before lifting a stay-at-home order.
Gov. Laura Kelly and her top public health administrator, Dr. Lee Norman, have complained for weeks that Kansas isn't a priority for testing supplies and personal protective equipment from the federal government or even private vendors, making it difficult to get them. The state's struggles have continued with the Democratic governor under increasing pres...