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6 mins | May 13, 2020

How quick and dirty COVID tests can help end the weariness

Tim Harford: a mass programme is needed because we cannot wait for an effective vaccine. For the Undercover Economist, the coronavirus pandemic is as much an information problem as it is a health one. "A few people are infected, but we don't know who." What are some potential solutions then? Testing, testing and more testing. In his Financial Times column, Harford explains why easily accessible tests could help to bridge the huge information gap.

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