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States accused of fudging or bungling COVID-19 testing data

May 19, 2020 - Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - As large parts of the U.S. ease their lockdowns against the coronavirus, public health officials in some states are being accused of bungling infection statistics or even deliberately using a little sleight of hand to make things look better than they are.

The result is that politicians, business owners and ordinary Americans who are making decisions about reopenings and other day-to-day matters risk being left with the impression that the virus is under more contro...