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'Vast majority are not reported': Home coronavirus tests make it impossible to track all cases

Ken Alltucker

Thousands of people traveling for the holidays this week will first test themselves for coronavirus without a doctor, lab or any medical oversight.

While these quick home tests are hailed as a major convenience and a smart way to protect loved ones, they’ve also raised a significant challenge for public health officials. How can agencies comprehensively track cases and trends when many consumers don’t report home test results?

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