CES COVID-19 STATE OF THE UNION:
TESTING REMAINS CRITICAL FIRST-LINE DEFENSE

 

In a fast-paced keynote interview as part of the health track of this year's virtual CES, Andrea Wainer, Executive Vice President, Rapid and Molecular Diagnostics at Abbott, talks with Michelle Fay Cortez, science and technology reporter for Bloomberg.

 

What does Wainer see as the state of COVID — and testing — as 2021 gets underway?

 

"Testing is a critical first-line of defense," she told Cortez. "It needs to be used in context with other hygiene practices of wearing your mask and washing your hands and by no means does this replace that. It comes together along with vaccinations. So, the more you can test, the more you can catch the virus. It's just simple math. Because at any one point in time, anyone can become infected."

 

For the full interview, click here.

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