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Without Testing We Do Not Know Where the Virus is and Who Has It
Background Briefing with Ian Matthews
We begin with the U.S. having close to 500,000 COVID-19 cases, by far the highest in the world, and at the same time one of the lowest rates of testing for the virus with less that 1% of the population tested so far. Dr. Robert Bollinger, Professor of Infectious Diseases at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the founding director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education who has more than 35 years of experience in international public health dealing with HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, antibiotic-resistant infections and other emerging diseases, joins us. We discuss the urgent need for testing since we cannot begin to address this pandemic unless we know where the virus is and who has it.