How COVID testing can halt infections and inform research on variants
COVID testing slacked over the summer. At-home COVID tests are costly and hard to find.
We speak about the continued need for testing with Stephen B. Thomas, director of the Maryland Center for Health Equity in the University of Maryland School of Public Health, and Dr. Adena Greenbaum, assistant commissioner of the Bureau of Clinical Services for the Baltimore City Health Department.
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Then, Luke Tallon, of UMaryland Genomics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, describes how variant COVID strains are analyzed. He says testing is integral, “Encouraging broader testing would have a very positive impact not just on understanding these variants of concern but on understanding community spread." Learn more about UMSOM's genomic sequencing work here.