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COVID-19 Testing: Community Pharmacy Role in Point-of-Care-Testing | Abstract
Journal of Medical Diagnostic Methods

Journal of Medical Diagnostic Methods
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9784

Abstract

COVID-19 Testing: Community Pharmacy Role in Point-of-Care-Testing

Patrick Mutunga Mwanza*

Globally, while COVID-19 new cases are slowing in some countries, a global rise in prevalence has been noted. Measures to combat the pandemic have varied across the developed, developing, and underdeveloped countries with different levels of outcomes. Amidst the global effort to bend the infection arc, one cross-cutting issue is that all these interventions have been almost entirely reactive. As we now look toward the future, countries that have implemented lockdowns and social distancing may consider how to ease rules and “open up” their economies in ways that avoid a second wave of infection. This requires a new mindset, more proactive strategies, targeted and thoughtful execution. Pharmacist role in early detection is central part of the solution.

Published Date: 2020-08-03; Received Date: 2020-06-17

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