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New terms you might hear in the days to come

Blanket testing: Testing everybody in a region, whether or not they show symptoms. In an isolated northern Italian village of 3,000 people, blanket testing led the number of people with coronavirus symptoms to drop by 90% in 10 days, reports an Italian academic in the journal BMJ. Everyone with a positive result was quarantined. (Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and member of the White House coronavirus task force, says the U.S. needs help from the private sector to do…

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Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin Tayag

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.