For the last weeks I was very convinced that mass testing would be one of the best ways to make reopening societies safer. This piece from Michael Hochman on statnews.com had me think about that. The idea is that frequent testing allows us to identify asymptomatic spreaders. But simply mass testing everyone regularly won’t solve the problem alone.
Even with testing every two weeks and a 24-hour lag in results, universal testing would catch less than half of asymptomatic carriers