Sumary of Here’s Why Diagnostic Tests Are As Important As Vaccines When It Comes To Stopping Covid In The U.S.:
- Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images Infectious disease expert Dr. Mark Kortepeter discusses the importance of easy-to-use, readily available, and inexpensive Covid-19 diagnostic tests as case counts start to rise again.
- When we think of countermeasures for a disease, we usually consider three things: diagnostic tests, treatments, and preventive measures, like vaccines.
- The Importance of Diagnostic Tests Every newly minted “disease detective” in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the CDC learns the basic steps of hunting down and stopping an outbreak.
- In early October, President Joe Biden announced a $1 billion priority investment to increase the availability of Covid tests.