Coronavirus testing is 'a mess' in the US, report says

Coronavirus testing is disorganized and cannot tell people if it's safe to go to work or school, a new report finds.


UC Riverside chemical engineering professor Haizhou Liu studies water treatment. He co-authored a paper calling for more research into how to remove coronavirus from public drinking and wastewater treatment systems. He says scientists recognize that coronavirus can live in both drinking water and sewage and that conventional treatments inactivate or kill the virus, but that more needs to be known about that process and how to improve it. The toilet to tap water system LA county uses has tested 4,319 water samples and only 4 positive Covid-19 tests have occurred. That’s a pretty low percentage, but it shows the virus is being passed on through municipal drinking water systems.