A scientist made a coronavirus test in 24 hours in Jan. Why was his head-start wasted by the US?

In the first week of January, reports emerged that a mysterious new form of pneumonia had affected dozens of people in China. Some were in a critical condition, and a number had invasive lesions on both lungs.

A scientist made a coronavirus test in 24 hours in Jan. Why was his head-start wasted by the US?
In the first week of January, reports emerged that a mysterious new form of pneumonia had affected dozens of people in China. Some were in a critical condition, and a number had invasive lesions on both lungs.