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Cuomo calls on Trump to invoke DPA for antibody tests

Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the Trump administration Friday to invoke the Defense Production Act to drastically ramp up production of testing that Cuomo says is integral to jumpstarting New York’s economy.
“We have 9 million people we want to get back to work,” Cuomo said during his daily briefing at the Capitol. “You’re going to need government intervention to make that happen. And the federal government is in the best position to do that.”
The state Department of Health has begun making hundreds of antibody tests — which can be used to detect people who had been infected with the virus but recovered and built up immunity. It will be producing up to 2,000 per day in the next two weeks. By comparison, New York is testing more than 25,000 people a day now for the coronavirus.