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Testing is key and it is expanding in the US and our community — finally! However, I believe that we need to integrate a “suspect” or clinical case definition as part of Influenza-like Illness (ILI) and COVID-19 surveillance. We want to track and trace all possible cases. (https://onesalud.com/2020/04/07/make-sure-everyone-counts-change-the-way-we-define-covid-19/). Until we are responding to clinical COVID-19Continue reading “The Next (Predicable) Test SNAFU”
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Links to CDC guidance for local communities to reopen public places. Links to the 17 page documentation and the graphic decision flowcharts are included.
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