Cheap, frequent COVID tests could be ‘akin to vaccine,’ professor says

Shifting the U.S.'s COVID-19 testing strategy to emphasize inexpensive, daily tests would break national transmission chains within weeks, an infectious disease testing expert said.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 11, 2020 ~6 min

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A way to manage surge in nursing home COVID-19 cases

Efforts to protect nursing home patients should include moving residents from facilities and increased testing, said Harvard epidemiologist Michael Mina.

Al Powell • harvard
April 6, 2020 ~8 min

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As confirmed cases of coronavirus surge, path grows uncertain

Harvard epidemiologist Michael Mina said as many as 100,000 people are likely already infected with the new coronavirus, with many more likely to come.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 3, 2020 ~6 min

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