Q&A: Pool Testing Needed to Slow COVID-19’s Advance


Kevin Kavanagh, MD, the founder of the patient advocaty group Health Watch USAsm, has been sounding the alarm about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from the beginning. He tells Infection Control Today® that it might be time for pool or community testing.

Kevin Kavanagh, MD, is the founder of the patient advocacy group Health Watch USAsm, and is also a member of Infection Control Today®’s Editorial Advisory Board. Kavanagh tells lays out his argument to ICT® about why states or individual companies, organizations, or institutions need to seriously consider pool or community testing to help contain contamination caused by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Kavanagh, a frequent contributor to both ICT®’s print and online publications, early on predicted that this pandemic has the potential to upend the world. He’s been right all along, Kavanagh insists, and takes this opportunity to defend himself against allegations by some that he’s been an alarmist.

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