While the public may view vaccination as a priority right now - and it is a priority - widespread testing still is essential for infection control. — Romney Humphries, medical director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
While the public may view vaccination as a priority right now - and it is a priority - widespread testing still is essential for infection control. — Romney Humphries, medical director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Covid-19 testing numbers dropped in the US -- here's why testing still matters
Without testing, there's no way to keep track of where the pandemic is headed and whether vaccines are working. And there's no way to make use of one of the most important tools for fighting infectious diseases: contact tracing.

"While the public may view vaccination as a priority right now - and it is a priority - widespread testing still is essential for infection control," Romney Humphries, medical director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, said during an Infectious Diseases Society of America briefing Thursday.

"This will help us track the real impact. Are we truly seeing a reduction in cases?" she said. Testing can also help track variants.
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