Morning Jolt: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know about Coronavirus Testing

On the menu today: Everybody and their brother keeps emphasizing that this country needs a lot more testing for the coronavirus . . . but has anyone walked you through what the logistical hurdles and complications are? If you want something beyond someone pounding the table and repeating "we need more testing!" then read on.

The Technicalities of Large-Scale Testing

You've heard it over and over again — "The key to reopening our society safely is testing, testing, testing."

The United States has had a nice jump in recent weeks, from about 140,000 tests per day to around 200,000 per day. But it's still well below what most public-health experts think we need to really keep the outbreak under control in even a partially reopened society. Our economy is trying to function with as little human interaction as possible, and we see the results. Reopened businesses are going to get people in physical contact again, and even if everyone tries to follow social-distancing guidelines, we're ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY April 29 2020
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WITH JIM GERAGHTY April 29 2020
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Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know about Coronavirus Testing

On the menu today: Everybody and their brother keeps emphasizing that this country needs a lot more testing for the coronavirus . . . but has anyone walked you through what the logistical hurdles and complications are? If you want something beyond someone pounding the table and repeating "we need more testing!" then read on.

The Technicalities of Large-Scale Testing

You've heard it over and over again — "The key to reopening our society safely is testing, testing, testing."

The United States has had a nice jump in recent weeks, from about 140,000 tests per day to around 200,000 per day. But it's still well below what most public-health experts think we need to really keep the outbreak under control in even a partially reopened society. Our economy is trying to function with as little human interaction as possible, and we see the results. Reopened businesses are going to get people in physical contact again, and even if everyone tries to follow social-distancing guidelines, we're ...   READ MORE

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