Regular, rapid, and affordable COVID-19 testing will make it possible to identify and isolate infected students more quickly. Rapid tests could help slow the virus' spread by enabling all at-risk students to be detected and effectively quarantined. Research shows that if done properly, rapid and regular testing protocols could drive down infections close to zero.
In the workplace, rapid tests could prevent 88% of viral transmissions if repeated regularly (twice a week) and with isolation of those who test positive, according to research published by Dr. Daniel Larremore, an applied mathematician who models infectious diseases at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
World travel is a critical part of our global economy. Rapid tests could enable airports to safely reopen, testing both departing and arriving passengers, with follow-up testing for several days following travel. This would allow tourism industries to reopen for business while protecting both visitors and airport & hospitality staff.