Need an expert? COVID-19 and the importance of public testing

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A COVID-19 test

Members of the media may directly contact the following experts:

Raywat Deonandan (English only)
Epidemiologist and Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences

“Health care system crises like the COVID19 pandemic are not elemental disasters delivered by the gods, but rather are manageable aspects of 21st century globalized life. They can be overcome with good leadership, investment, and planning.

The secret weapon is something that exists now, that we can manufacture or purchase: tests, and lots of them.

The deployment of rapid, frequent, public testing at a national scale would allow society to return to productive normalcy while keeping the disease to a simmering annoyance.”

To read more: COVID-19: OUR SALVATION LIES IN TESTING

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