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LA County wants to secure less expensive, more convenient coronavirus tests

LA County wants to secure less expensive, more convenient coronavirus tests
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A health care worker prepares to administer a nasal swab to a driver for a coronavirus test at The Diamond baseball stadium in Lake Elsinore on Saturday, March 21, 2020. (File photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

Los Angeles County health officials are eagerly awaiting better tests that are less expensive and more convenient than the current way the county tests for the new coronavirus. “It’s not so much the accuracy of the test,” explained Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer during a Monday, Sept. 14, briefing. “Better testing for us means much less expensive, either a point-of-care test or one you can take in your home that you can take very frequently. Once we get those tests, it will be a game-chang…

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