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Citation From the March 12, 2020, edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom

ED HENRY (CO-ANCHOR): On the negative side people are saying this morning, hang on a second, he did not spend a lot of time on testing. And a lot of doctors, like you say, it's key for us to figure out exactly how many people have this virus.

DR. MARC SIEGEL (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): I am still deeply concerned about this exact point. And I think it's a vulnerability. I'm not knowing that it's the president's fault, but clearly it's a vulnerability. Everybody keeps saying the test kits are there, they’re there. Let me tell you the problem. Medical centers like mine are saying don't go to your doctor right now if you have a cough, shortness of breath and fever, and please don't come to the ER. So what do you do? You hunker down at home. You call Dr. Siegel, he says I want to test you. Well, I have been calling all over the place. I have the medium to test you with, but I can't get the results back fast that I want. It's still going to the city or state health departments. We need --

HENRY: And are they overwhelmed right now, or--

SIEGEL: Overwhelmed and slow. So it’s a couple days before I can get a result. I want it to be hours. I want it to be hours, so I don't keep people home for days waiting for a test result. That's where the improvement has to come. We need hundreds of thousands of tests around the country.