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The U.S. needs to significantly increase its testing capability for the coronavirus in order to safely start reopening the country, experts say.
If the current approach of telling everyone to stay home is to be lifted, widespread and faster testing will be needed to identify infected people for isolation. Easing stay-at-home orders in the absence of sufficient testing would risk reigniting the outbreak.
The article goes on to state the following:
Leading estimates have called for between 750,000 and 1 million tests per week. On the surface, the U.S. is getting closer to hitting those numbers, after an extremely slow rollout of tests in the initial weeks of the outbreak.
The US conducts more than 100,000 tests a day, according to The COVID Tracking Project. According to the site, it shows the cumulative record of US daily COVID-19 testing totals.
“Each day’s total is generally as of 4pm ET that day, so data that comes in from states after that cut-off will usually show in the next day’s total,” the website says. “We do occasionally delay our release if it appears that a large state report is about to come in just after 4pm.”
I think the only possible plan after the summer, till a vaccine, is massive test-and-trace. (@Noahpinion is talking this up).
US is doing shelter-in-place now bc we screwed up testing in Jan/Feb.
We have a second shot in July/Aug.
Barring unexpected, it's the only way to reopen.
— histedlab (@HistedLab) April 3, 2020
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