Re-purposing the COVID-19 testing system

The UK, and many other countries, fell short by not having a large scale testing program up and ready. By the end of the crisis, we will have built such a system for covid-19 – at enormous cost and effort.

Rather than shut that system down, there is an the opportunity to re-purpose the testing (and tracing) capability to identify other pathogens, and to seek to reduce other forms of illness and infection more effectively.

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