I am confused about testing for COVID-19. Can you help?

Testing and Contact Tracing

A: Yes! To help, we have two excellent posts written by our colleague, Your Local Epidemiologist (YLE).

Post 1: PCR vs. Rapid antigen test:

PCR (rapid or not) outperforms the antigen test. Still, there is promise in the new tests being developed and YLE goes through the numbers here.

Post 2: The CDC’s new testing guidelines:

Summary and how to make sense of testing recommendations with decision tree made by YLE.

We thank YLE for these two informative posts. And if you need a quick primer on testing, this one is brief and informative.

We hope you all have a safe and peaceful weekend. Stay safe. Stay sane.

#COVID19 #testing #pcr #antigen #yourlocalepidemiologist


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