Test positivity rates measure the success of a testing program. Even though the US performs a huge number of tests, high test positivity rates across the country show that that it still isn't enough.
July 30, 2020 • ~7 min
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Making coronavirus testing easy, accurate and fast is critical to ending the pandemic – the US response is falling far short
Ideally everyone could get tested frequently for the coronavirus. No state is close to achieving this, but some are doing better than others. What are the challenges in meeting demand for testing?
July 24, 2020 • ~9 min
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Countries across the globe responded differently to the pandemic, and results show a difference in effectiveness as well.
May 27, 2020 • ~8 min
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The government doesn't know how many people have died of COVID-19, in part because it didn't require nursing homes to report cases to the CDC. In some states, over half of deaths are in nursing homes.
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Here's one way to test more people for coronavirus with fewer resources.
April 9, 2020 • ~6 min
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A group of population experts have called on governments in Latin American and the Caribbean to urgently ramp up testing for COVID-19 before it's too late.
April 8, 2020 • ~6 min
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The hard truth is that this ship has probably sailed.
April 1, 2020 • ~7 min
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