We would need to be testing people who aren’t exhibiting any symptoms — not limiting tests to the sickest patients.
The U.S. is now testing more than 100,000 people a day, but it’s still not enough.
We would need thousands of health care workers across the country to track down, test and potentially isolate people who have interacted with confirmed coronavirus patients.
We have barely begun building up that workforce.
We would need a plan for how to transition recovering coronavirus patients from hospitals to post-acute care, raising the risk of the virus spreading through nursing homes, assisted living facilities and rehab centers.