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Testing for the Pathogen During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Future Ones   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "The United States has failed to deploy adequate testing for the presence of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2] during the Covid-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic and has been unable to avoid continued spread of the virus. In this report, we explain why such testing is an essential factor in efforts to control the pandemic, why adequate testing has been difficult to achieve, and why the United States has not met the challenge. We conclude by recommending ways to provide more extensive testing in this and future epidemics."

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2020-08-18
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OPCAST Ad-Hoc Pandemic Response Group
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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs: https://www.belfercenter.org/
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