Calls grow for US to rely on rapid tests to fight pandemic

  • Certidied medical assistants conduct coronavirus rapid testing Wednesday in the student health center at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

  • A student, seated left, waits for a coronavirus test Wednesday at the student health center on campus at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

WASHINGTON — When a Halloween party sparked a COVID-19 outbreak at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, school officials conducted rapid screening on more than 1,000 students in a week, including many who didn’t have symptoms.