What's California's Department of Public Health Hiding At The $1.7B COVID Testing Lab? Lawmakers Demand AnswersState Senate Republican Leader, Scott Wilk, is demanding answers from the Department of Public Health following an ongoing CBS13 investigation into shocking public health failures at the state's $1.7 billion COVID testing lab. The state said it would make it's investigation public by mid-March but now says "the investigation is ongoing" as problems continue and the lab contract is set to renew at the end of the month.
Parents Plan To Sue California Over School COVID Mandates: The Science Behind Their FightLocal parents are teaming up with a group from Southern California who successfully sued the state to reopen schools. They plan to sue the state again over school quarantine and mask mandates.
Delayed Investigation Report, Denied Interview Requests Amid School False Positives & Quarantines Linked to CA COVID LabAfter months of denied requests for information and interviews from public health officials, CBS13 turned to the Governor for answers. His response indicated he may not be aware of what's been going on inside the state's $1.7 billion COVID testing lab.
Getting Answers: Who Can Penalize You For Not Getting Vaccinated?A recent CBS News Poll found four in ten Americans say they either don’t want the COVID-19 vaccine or aren’t sure if they're going to get it. But can they be required to get vaccinated?
Are False Positives or Sensitive Tests Responsible For School COVID Spikes? CBS13 Investigates - Troubled State LabAt least one school district has paused COVID testing after students got false-positive results from the state's troubled COVID-19 testing lab. Another says their positivity rate increased 1000% after switching to the state lab which has a 60% higher positivity rate than CA overall. Administrators are now calling for a state-wide moratorium on asymptomatic PCR testing for student athletes.
Delayed School COVID Results, Canceled Games and Contamination Concerns - More Trouble For CA COVID LabParents are demanding answers now a month after the state was supposed to release its investigation into its troubled COVID testing lab.
CBS13 Investigates: Should School Athletes Use Rapid COVID Tests Instead of State Lab PCR Test?Delayed COVID tests from the state lab forced some schools to cancel their football games Friday. Other teams decided to get rapid tests before the game and got to play. Now, two of those teams are quarantined because, when the state's results finally came in on Sunday, a player who had a negative rapid test Friday got a positive result from the state lab.
Same COVID Test, Different Results: FDA Looking Into State Lab 'Test Result Concerns'Same COVID test, same measure of virus, several different results: Negative, Positive, Inconclusive. So, who is right? The FDA says it’s looking into “test result concerns” related to the PerkinElmer COVID test at the center of the state’s $1.7 billion dollar lab contract.
PerkinElmer Sues Whistleblower After Allegations About Troubled CA COVID Testing LabFollowing a CBS13 investigation into the state's COVID testing lab and its $1.7 billion contract with PerkinElmer, the company is now effectively suing one whistleblower and indicating it may sue others.
Regulators Find 'Significant Deficiencies' At CA COVID Testing Lab - Whistleblowers RespondState regulators found "significant deficiencies" at the state COVID testing lab that has also been the focus of a CBS13 whistleblower investigation.
‘Inconclusive’ COVID Results Should Be ‘Reported as Positive’ – CA Lab COVID Test No Longer FDA AuthorizedTens of thousands of inconclusive COVID test results from California’s billion-dollar lab should be reported as positive, according to the FDA. The $1.7 billion dollar state lab contract requires test be FDA authorized. It isn’t.
Questionable COVID Results - More Concerning Whistleblower Allegations From State COVID LabNew whistleblowers are coming forward following a CBS13 investigation into California’s billion-dollar COVID testing lab - sharing new allegations including concerns over compromised COVID results after quality controls failed.
CA's Billion-Dollar COVID Testing Lab Under Investigation Following CBS13 Whistleblower ReportOne day after a CBS13 investigation revealed shocking whistleblower allegations from inside California's billion-dollar COVID testing lab, state regulators have launched an investigation of their own.
Asleep At Lab: Whistleblower Allegations From Inside CA’s Billion-Dollar COVID LabLab techs sleeping while processing COVID samples for testing. COVID test swabs found in the restrooms. These are just two of the concerning allegations from whistleblowers about what's happening inside the state’s new billion-dollar COVID testing lab.
Will 'My Turn' App Fix Vaccine Data Delays?It was initially billed as a COVID-19 vaccine sign-up tool, but on Monday Newsom promised the state's new "My Turn" app will also fix vaccine data delays.