Professor Leo Poon, Principal Investigator at C2i and Co-Director of HKU-Pasteur provided an editorial on mass screening strategies fo COVID-19 for Clinical Chemistry.
In this publication, Professor Leo Poon, Principal Investigator at C2i and Co-Director of HKU-Pasteur, comments the different strategies that have been taken so far by governments to control the pandemic, from mitigation to suppression approaches.
Irrespective of which approach is used for controlling this pandemic, both approaches require comprehensive and accurate public health data to inform policy making or management.
For Professor Poon, a multi-pronged approach is needed to control the circulation of SARS-CoV-2 in humans to a more manageable level, with more affordable and accessible vaccine options, effective antivirals or therapeutics, practical nonpharmaceutical interventions, and cost-effective and highly sensitive nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) for mass screening at the community level.
>>> Full text: A Push for Real Normal: Mass Screening for COVID-19