How can COVID-19 testing be used as a strategy to end the pandemic? What is the difference between rapid tests and PCR tests? How are rapid tests useful, and how are they used in other jurisdictions to allow people to congregate safely? And what is BC’s testing situation, and what can be done better to drive COVID-19 transmission down so we can participate in our daily lives safely, while also protecting the health care system?
Tune into Protect Our Province’s third briefing to find out!
Date: Wednesday, November 3
Time: 12 noon PDT
Melody Ma, Community Rapid Testing advocate, UBC Medical Laboratory Science alumna
Dr. Victor Leung, Infectious Disease physician and medical microbiologist specializing in infection prevention and control and Antimicrobial stewardship
Dr. Lisa Barrett, MD, PhD Clinician Investigator and Infectious Disease specialist, Dalhousie University, Department of Medicine. Pioneer of rapid testing programs in the community in Nova Scotia.
Paul Tupper, PhD, Professor, Canada Research Chair, Department of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University.