COVID-19 Testing Insights from Doug Melancon, MD
COVID-19 has brought much disruption to our lives, our families, and economies around the globe. Before a treatment and/or vaccine arrives, testing will be one of the main tools that can start the easing of social distancing and help determine which healthcare workers are safe to go to work after exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Advent is very fortunate to have Doug Melancon, MD as our healthcare analyst with more than 26 years of experience covering the healthcare sector, an MD from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine and an MBA from the University of Illinois. In the attached paper, Doug explores the importance of the different tests available for COVID-19, including PCR and serology tests, as a potential tool to inform policy makers on when the economy can restart. We are aware that there is a lot of information being disseminated about the virus and we sought out to simply consolidate the facts about the various tests in development and how they can potentially stabilize our economy and bring our society back together.
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