Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said the federal government is approaching coronavirus testing on a "community by community" basis. The outbreak is a "series of small epidemics" across the U.S. and requires localized strategies for testing and treatment, she said Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation."
"What we're trying to do is look at this in a very data-driven, granular scientific methodologies to predict community by community the testing that is needed. At the same time, working with every laboratory director across the country that have these multiple platforms to really understand and find solutions for them on their issues related to supplies," she said.
"We [have] a series of small epidemics across the United States," Birx said, noting that Boston, Chicago, and Ohio are potential new hotspots.