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Out of one, many – the benefits of pooled Covid-19 testing

Julia Schaletzky, Executive Director, Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND) and Immunotherapy and Vaccine Research Institute (IVRI) | May 6, 2020

The U.S. is testing about 200,000 people a day — way fewer than the millions a day which most experts say will be needed. We’ll need to be regularly testing anywhere groups of people gather: schools, workspaces, apartment buildings, prisons and more.

If immigrants are not protected from COVID-19, everyone will suffer

Irene Bloemraad, professor of sociology | April 21, 2020

Even though the virus is blind to people’s citizenship or visa status, immigrants can be especially vulnerable to infection, serious illness, financial hardship, and hateful discrimination. To mitigate the dangers that immigrants face — and the repercussions for everyone in the United States — we need more public-private partnerships.