As confirmed cases of coronavirus continue to climb in the U.S. and around the world, questions about the virus have grown too, including how to know whether you have it or not and where and how to get tested. Unlike other diseases with distinct symptoms, novel coronavirus, formally known as COVID-19, has signs that mimic a cold or flu, including fever and cough, but also include shortness of breath. Symptoms range from mild in the majority of cases to severe, requiring hospitalization and critical care. Some countries have been more aggressive than others in testing, like South Korea, which deployed tens of thousands of tests early on in the outbreak, compared to the United States, which initially only tested those with travel contacts. The number of people tested in the U.S. has grown since then, but experts say the government should be testing more. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, called the testing system that was in place “a failing.” Here’s what you need to know about testing: Do I need a test? It depends. Despite President Trump saying last week that “anyone who wants a test can get a test,” officials


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