Dr. Jen Ashton discusses the importance of testing

She said testing would reveal the average age of patients and what preexisting medical conditions, if any, patients had.
0:52 | 03/16/20

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Back to your questions tonight let's get right to our doctor John asked him he's been with us every step of the way that headline from France obviously we need to know more there at but it underscores when you hear that half of the people in critical condition under sixty rank. Why we need testing in this country so we can see what the demographics are who is coming down with this in where in this country so important and we. Also need the testing snow how many people have the virus can not showing symptoms. We also need the clinical data on the US patients release stated that has not been reported yet. For me to the average age what preexisting medical conditions how many are serious and how many are critical we have not seen that DD yet. It's like to keep the pressure up and doctor Jones going to be here right with me tonight we're gonna the special 20/20 this evening what you need to know 10 PM eastern. Whole panel of doctors taking your questions you can tweet me where he pouring through all between the newscast here and when we come mommy or 10 PM eastern so please tweet us your questions and Chelsea them.

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