A Brief Summary of the Three Types of COVID-19 Testing

Earlier today I was griping about Deborah Birx’s unwillingness to provide a straightforward description of what our COVID-19 testing plan is. However, although I still can’t translate her gobbledegook, it occurs to me that I can at least perform a public service by describing the three basic categories of testing. So here it is.

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