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When Should You Get Tested for COVID-19?

Ideally, you could get tested for COVID-19 at any time. During a pandemic of a virus that frequently causes no symptoms, it’s always a good idea to know your status. However, there are cases where it’s particularly important to get tested. If you are feeling sick, make sure to get a test. Fatigue, a cough,…

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How are COVID-19 Tests Administered?

You’ve no doubt been hearing all about the importance of COVID-19 testing since March. But less has been written about how these tests are actually administered. There are a few different ways that samples are collected, though some are used more often than others. Nasal and nasopharyngeal swabs have been pretty common throughout the COVID-19…

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The Importance of Widespread COVID-19 Testing

Nearly every public health expert and organization agrees that—in the absence of a COVID-19 vaccine—widespread testing is key to curtailing the pandemic. It’s crucial on the individual level of isolating people who are infected and their close contacts. But it is equally important on a national/global level; extensive testing allows experts to identify virus hotspots…

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Get Tested Before You Show Symptoms

There’s been much talk about asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic COVID-19 spread. However, these terms differ. Asymptomatic refers to people who test positive for the virus but never show symptoms. Pre-symptomatic people are those who can spread COVID-19 in the time between when they catch it and start showing symptoms. It’s still unclear how much of COVID-19…