'A hot mess': Americans face testing delays as virus surges
July 8, 2020
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With a cough and shortness of breath, it took Austin, Texas, resident Sam Lee three tries to get a COVID-19 test.
The first time, he showed up an hour before the public testing site was set to close and was told they had reached capacity. He was turned away from a second center when rain shut it down, and voluntarily left a third after someone ahead of him said they had been waiting in line for more than three hours.
"If you have symptoms and you are just driving around the city trying to figure out how you can get a test, for people who are positive, it is not idea...