News in Review COVID-19: Testing and Containment

News in Review COVID-19: Testing and Containment

Many infectious disease experts believe Canada should be testing everyone for COVID-19 to find out who is contagious, and not just the people who have symptoms. They say rapid testing may be one of the tools that could help. They’re cheaper, faster and can be used at home. Many countries around the world use rapid tests. But Health Canada has been slow to approve their use here. It argues that they are not as accurate as the PCR test. This despite the Centers for Disease Control having stated that rapid tests are right up to 80 per cent of the time. So is Canada’s COVID testing all wrong?

  • 2021
  • 00:18:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2021
Curio.ca users can access content from outside their institution. You must find your access code and then create an account.

Teacher Guide(s)

  • NIR-21-02 - PPT - COVID-19: Testing and Containment

    NIR-21-02 - PPT - COVID-19: Testing and Containment

  • NIR-21-02 - PDF - COVID-19: Testing and Containment

    NIR-21-02 - PDF - COVID-19: Testing and Containment

Can be found in