Coronavirus pandemic has struck the world hardest in recent times with the most massive impact on the medical and financial wellbeing of humans across the globe. The situation has not been under control in terms of numbers; however, now the world seems to come on terms with the pandemic.
LabCorp CEO Says Current Level of COVID-19 Testing Sufficient for the US to Reopen
The CEO of LabCorp, Adam Schechter, a major manufacturer of Coronavirus test kits, has said that the United States is ready to start to open with the current testing numbers. Adam Schechter ensured that the current level of testing is sufficient for the country to begin economic activities. According to him, the US does not need 2 million tests to be ready to reopen.
Senators think otherwise
Senators from Democratic and Republican parties had cited that the current levels of testing are not adequate for detecting the outbreak as most states reopen.
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Medical Researchers call for a higher rate of testing
Harvard medical researchers also said that at least 29 Million tests are required per day until late July to safely open the economy.
More testing needed for the economy to reopen
Massive and active testing can enable employers and employees to return to work with assurance. Officials also believe that rapid testing and detection can only check the virus spread as states open or ease out lockdown restrictions.
Schechter Believes Current Numbers are sufficient
Schechter said that the current numbers are good. He said during the interview on CNBC,
“I’m not convinced that we need to have 2 to 3 million tests per day,”
“I believe that we are ready to start to open up states with the testing that’s available today, and that’s only going to increase over the coming weeks.”
Different parts of the economy need different levels of testing.
He also said that the economies in different sectors would require distinct levels of testing so that employees get back to work faster. He added,
I think that it’s still unknown exactly how many tests are going to be needed, but I do think different industries are going to look at testing differently, and even certain employers will look at testing differently for certain employees than others, service from Us.