by Raywat Deonandan, PhD
Epidemiologist & Associate Professor
University of Ottawa
(I add my credentials to these COVID-19 blog posts in case they get shared. I want readers to know that my opinion is supposedly an educated and informed one)
Slovakia did an amazing thing this month. They tested two thirds of their population over a couple of weekends to find close to 58,000 active cases. The UK was so inspired by what they saw, that they did a similar thing in Liverpool, as well.
That got my spouse (a family doctor) and I talking this morning about whether mass testing could be a tolerable way out of the COVID mess for parts of Canada. So this blog post is a real-time thought experiment in which I take a stab at describing how such a strategy might work in some Canadian provinces.