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The Strategy of Rapid Testing

by Michael J. Critelli

As the Covid-19 crisis remains out of control, the American public is obsessed with three questions:

  1. What are my chances of getting infected or infecting others?
  2. If infected, what are my odds of dying?
  3. What can I do right now to protect myself and my loved ones?

People can wear masks and minimize their viral load exposure as a response to the 3rd question. And clinicians are improving risk prediction. But we're a long way from the kind of predictive diagnostics we need.