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Testing Is on the Brink of Paralysis. That’s Very Bad News.

Testing Is on the Brink of Paralysis. That’s Very Bad News.

Jonathan Zittrain, Margaret Bourdeaux, and Beth Cameron call on governors to unite

“Our pandemic fight requires prompt testing results — and singular cooperation among the states to achieve them,” argue Jonathan Zittrain and Margaret Bourdeaux with Beth Cameron in an op ed for The New York Times. “Sorting out testing is foundational to slowing the spread of the virus. From there, governors can build a comprehensive national plan of attack. Doing so will require new forms of coordinated governance. In the absence of federal leadership, it’s up to governors to step to the fore.”

In addition to a call for unity, the authors propose steps governors should take to improve the current testing delays in the U.S.

Read more in The New York Times

Zittrain and Bourdeaux are co-leaders of the Berkman Klein Center’s Digital Pandemic Response working group. Learn more about the BKC Policy Practice: Digital Pandemic Response and read brief essays on digital contact tracing from the Digital Pandemic Response working group.  

 

 

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