Unlike bacteria and fungi, viruses exist in a gray area between “living” and “non-living” because of the way they are structured and how they reproduce. As we face down the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to understand not only how viruses work, but how our immune system responds.
Contact tracing is the process of working with an infected patient to help them recall everyone with whom they have had close contact, then, warning the exposed individuals of their potential exposure.
An important piece of information that we lack is an accurate picture of the current spread of COVID-19. One way to get that information is to deploy widespread and high-quality serologic antibody testing.