Why The U.S. Is So Far Behind On Coronavirus Testing President Trump's guidelines for reopening the country put the onus on governors across the nation. But many say they don't have enough testing supplies to reopen their states.

A Harvard infectious disease specialist explains why testing in the United States is still a problem.

Plus, a couple share the lessons they learned from the 1918 flu pandemic. (He's 107-years-old. She's 100.)

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Why Testing Is Still So Far Behind

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Why Testing Is Still So Far Behind

Why Testing Is Still So Far Behind

Why Testing Is Still So Far Behind

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During a coronavirus task force press briefing on Sunday, President Trump and Vice President Pence played a video of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo giving a press conference. Trump has a cat-and-mouse-like relationship with Cuomo, who has gotten a lot of attention during this crisis and holds daily news conferences where sometimes he disagrees with the president. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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During a coronavirus task force press briefing on Sunday, President Trump and Vice President Pence played a video of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo giving a press conference. Trump has a cat-and-mouse-like relationship with Cuomo, who has gotten a lot of attention during this crisis and holds daily news conferences where sometimes he disagrees with the president.

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President Trump's guidelines for reopening the country put the onus on governors across the nation. But many say they don't have enough testing supplies to reopen their states.

A Harvard infectious disease specialist explains why testing in the United States is still a problem.

Plus, a couple share the lessons they learned from the 1918 flu pandemic. (He's 107-years-old. She's 100.)

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This episode was produced by Anne Li, Gabriela Saldivia, and Brent Baughman, and edited by Beth Donovan.