Issues with Testing for COVID-19

Executive Summary Testing for COVID-19 involves examining secretions from the nose and mouth for genetic material from the virus using a technique called polymerase chain reaction (PCR). It is very effective at identifying who is actively shedding virus and thus can infect others. It will not identify who has been infected, who is infected butContinue reading “Issues with Testing for COVID-19”

Covid-19 Testing vs. Social Distancing

A lot has been said about testing for COVID-19. Many people have suggested that we have been late in getting mass testing started. In fact, even without a test we did the prudent tasks of social distancing and essentially instituting a quarantine on anyone from affected areas (travel ban from Asia). It is always betterContinue reading “Covid-19 Testing vs. Social Distancing”