3 mn read COVID-19 diagnostic testing can provide information to: (1) Is the patient infected? (2) How bad is the COVID-19 pandemic? (3) What can be done to contain the disease and prevent it from spreading without collapsing the healthcare system? Massive testing can serve to put the pandemic under control by preventing the influx of infected people from outside and containing & mitigating the infection within. Otherwise, a serious measure such as a total city lockdown may have to be taken to be effective.
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