More testing is not the solution, at least not the solution to reopen the country. Epidemiologists from UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University write this. They draw this conclusion based on their new modeling study. Many tests are necessary, the researchers also emphasize, but it is not enough to decide to reopen the country.
“A lot of testing is good and it really should be done, but if we drop the measures, it will surely go wrong.”
Many tests are therefore not the solution to throwing up the country a lot again – the only real solution is to wait for the vaccine, the only question is how many will vaccinate themselves right now.
The problem with testing, according to researchers from Utrecht, is that everyone is contagious at a different time. One day you test negative, but the next day you may suddenly be infected. A lot of testing does not help to stop the spread itself.
The Utrecht study sees nothing in De Jonge’s plan that everyone should be tested every month, according to the researchers, it will not make any difference. The country is not opening up faster.
De Jonge wants to increase the test capacity to ten million tests per month by March 2021.
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