NYTimes Opinion | Rapid Tests Are the Answer to Living With Covid-19

On Friday, October 1st, Michael J. Mina, professor of epidemiology and immunology & infectious diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Steven Phillips, vice president of science and strategy at the Covid Collaborative, contributed a guest essay to the New York Times titled, ‘Rapid Tests Are the Answer to Living With Covid-19’.

rapid tests versus pcr

Despite Vaccines, the Need for Rapid COVID-19 Tests Remains

The need for rapid COVID-19 tests will certainly continue throughout 2021, despite the great progress made on vaccines.  Shots will reach everyone who wants them, sooner or later, but perhaps not as quickly as we may like.  Rapid tests could be made available right now, without a prescription, so we don’t have to wait months for the vaccine to arrive.

COVID-19 Cases Still Growing, Links to Academic Papers

On October 24th, the United States tracked 78,702 new infections of Covid-19, a +32% 14-day change. The same day, 871 new COVID-related deaths were counted, this represents a +15% 14-day change.  Click to find links to important academic papers from experts at Harvard, the University of Colorado at Boulder, Yale University, and more.

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