National Decision Point: Effective Testing and Screening for Covid-19   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "The best tools for shifting back to some form of normalcy are effective masking and distancing measures to mitigate spread, coupled with sufficient Covid-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] tests paired with sophisticated strategies for their effective use. This report describes how to offer the latter in ways that can be tailored to local circumstances and risk tolerances. The goal is to give schools, businesses, and other critical institutions a pathway toward operating safely even for higher-risk populations and with continuing community spread. There are four basic elements to a testing strategy that can contain outbreaks, inform public health decision-making, and respond to local Covid-19 prevalence rates: [1] Assessments of the risks of infection and death depending on local spread and population characteristics. [2] Meaningful and measurable goals for acceptable infection reduction through screening and surveillance. [3] Calculation of budgetary and administrative constraints. [4] Adequate supplies of sufficiently reliable tests."

Rockefeller Foundation; Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
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