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Coronavirus: systematic screening still in progress

2020-05-22T15:20:07.141Z

DECRYPTION - In late April, the government was targeting 700,000 tests per week. "We are less than 350,000 tests," confirms the president of the national union of biologists. How to explain this difference?



Since the end of containment, the strategy implemented is to quickly identify new cases of Covid-19 and the people who have been in close contact. As Jérôme Salomon reminded in his press point of May 19, "you must be tested if you have the slightest doubt" . It is then a question of practicing a PCR test, carried out by means of a swab introduced rather deep in the nose or the throat. But while in late April the government was targeting 700,000 tests per week at the time of deconfinement, the account is not there. "We are less than 350,000 tests per week," confirms François Blanchecotte, president of the national union of biologists. How to explain this huge gap?

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“Even if the symptoms are very weak, we don't hesitate to test. However, I have prescribed fewer than ten since deconfinement, ” explains Doctor Pascal Plouzeau, based in Joué-lès-Tours. Which, recalls the doctor, is not surprising since the curve of the epidemic drops. Same sound of

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