Many test kits that were airlifted by the University of Washington out of China have been deemed contaminated. Since this development, the university has temporarily halted all testing that utilizes the airlifted kits. The Washington Department of Health has also recalled roughly 12,000 kits that were distributed by the university to local health jurisdictions. Furthermore, the Health Department released a statement in which they stated that they do not possess the supplies that are necessary to replace all of the recalled kits.
If the U.S. did not rely so heavily on China for manufacturing of essentially everything, even medicinal products, this issue would not occur. Once again, thanks to both a dependency on China, as well as a lack of safety and stability in China, the U.S. is suffering.