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