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Experts Say Two Million People Per Week Must Be Tested Before Reopening

Centers for Disease Control
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Covid-19 diagnostic panel.

On this edition of Your Call, we're speaking with epidemiologist Gregg Gonsalves about the current status of testing for COVID-19 across the US.

According to Johns Hopkins, the US has tested less than 5.6 million people. Gonsalves says we need to test at least two million people per week before businesses around the country can reopen. Will contact tracing be effective in stopping the spread? What questions do you have about testing and where we are today?


Dr. Gregg Gonsalves, codirector of the Global Health Justice Partnership, assistant professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, and contributor to The Nation

Web Resources: 

The Nation, Gregg Gonsalves: Beating Covid-19 Will Take Coordination, Experimentation, and Leadership

The Nation, Gregg Gonsalves: Testing. Testing. 1-2-3 Testing

NY Times, Apoorva Mandavilli: Coronavirus Antibody Tests: Can You Trust the Results?

NPR, Selena Simmons-Duffin: How Contact Tracing Works And How It Can Help Reopen The Country