Pooled testing is super beneficial

The blog Marginal Revolution first introduced me to the idea of pooled testing a few months ago. They’re back on the topic with even more interesting detail. “The primary benefit of pooled testing is obvious. If 1% are infected and we test 100 people individually we need 100 tests. If we split the group into five pools of twenty then if we’re lucky, we only need five tests.” Though the best case is unlikely, their math shows pooled testing increases effective test capacity by 4x. learn more

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