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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Group testing for coronavirus – called pooled testing – could be the fastest and cheapest way to increase screening nationwide
Screening multiple samples with a single test gets more people diagnosed using fewer supplies. Two health policy researchers explain how it works and how it could help the U.S.
July 2, 2020 • ~8 min
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Expanding coronavirus testing is one of the most important tasks public health officials are tackling right now. But questions over accuracy of the two main types of tests have rightly caused concern.
May 6, 2020 • ~10 min
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