I was refused testing for Covid-19. What this means for the US coronavirus pandemic

Source: L. Buchanan, K.K. Rebecca Lai and A. McCann, “U.S. Lages in Coronavirus Testing After Slow Response to Outbreak.” The New York Times, March 17, 2020

Question: What happens when we wait to test until disease symptoms are extreme; when we ration tests, awaiting future cases instead of proactively testing potential carriers now?

Answer: We exacerbate an already uncontrollable pandemic.