In the latest issue of the Pathologist, Dr. Jack Regan discusses the strategic priorities and technologies that could prevent the next global pandemic:
Our inability to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2 has largely been due to the lack of sufficient surveillance and diagnostic infrastructure – including better point-of-care testing.
Arguably, our failure to adequately prepare for a novel pathogen has resulted in the COVID-19 pandemic, which, at the time of publishing, has claimed over 605,000 lives and caused 2.3 million hospitalizations in the US alone. We expect similar threats to emerge in the future – so what should we be doing differently to better prepare and prevent a repeat catastrophe?
Read on and learn how open-access, multiplex testing can prevent future outbreaks.