COVID-19 Testing: Possibilities, Challenges, and Ensuring Equity

David Relman Ashish Jha Jill Taylor Georges Benjamin

Presenters' slides (PDF): David Relman, Jill Taylor, Georges Benjamin

Webinar transcript (PDF)



The fifth COVID-19 Conversations webinar gave an update on testing for COVID-19, what data different tests will provide, how we can use that data to inform plans to ease physical distancing, and the equity issues we must all consider regarding what populations can access testing and how we can ensure equal access for all.

Our expert panel:

  • David Relman, MD (Moderator) — Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University
  • Ashish Jha, MD, MPH, Director Harvard Global Health Institute, and K. T. Li Professor of Global Health, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Jill Taylor, PhD, Director, Wadsworth Center, New York State Public Health Department
  • Georges C. Benjamin, MD — Executive Director, American Public Health Association

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