What we can not accurately measure, we can not effectively control

As articulated in the above short but insightful video (WHAS11, 2020) – accurate, efficient, and effective COVID 19 testing is critical in slowing down and abating the spread of the virus. Accurate COVID 19 testing will facilitate this by:

Accurate COVID 19 testing will facilitate this by:

  1. Identifying those infected and affected,
  2. Enabling their timely treatment,
  3. Learning trends and patterns on how the virus spreads,
  4. Developing COVID 19 mitigation plans, and
  5. Eventually attenuating the impact of the virus to the overall population (US Department of Health & Human Services, 2020).

References

US Department of Health & Human Services. (2020). Why COVID-19 testing is the key to getting back to normal. https://www.nia.nih.gov/news/why-covid-19-testing-key-getting-back-normal.

WHAS11. (2020, April 13). COVID-19 coronavirus: The importance of testing, the knowledge provided. [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDcN3ax6eM4.