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Veterinary Epidemiologist Urges ‘Fast, Frequent Testing’ for COVID-19

Science (Aug. 3) – In an article calling for a “radical shift in testing strategy” to adequately contain the coronavirus pandemic, Rebecca Smith, an epidemiologist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, says, “we need fast, frequent testing,” which could mean faster versions of existing RNA tests or new kinds of tests aimed at detecting viral proteins.