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Covering Coronavirus: Can We Pass the Test?

05/13/20     ,

May 13, 1 p.m. ET

The Center for health Journalism at University of Southern California, Annenberg hosts this webinar on testing for COVID-19. 

Dr. Michael Osterholm of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy and Apoorva Mandavilli  of the New York Times will discuss why testing has been described as essential for easing restrictions and reopening the country. But experts widely agree that the U.S. has nowhere near the number of test kits and lab capacity we need. Meanwhile, huge questions remain about the reliability of antibody tests that have flooded the market with no FDA oversight. In this webinar, we’ll hear from a leading infectious disease expert and top reporter on whether or not we can test our way out of this crisis — and what that means for near-term efforts to reopen states and jumpstart the economy. For more information and to sign up for the webinar, go here.