Dr. Atul Gawande on “assurance testing” and a new vision of what public health really means.
In order to rapidly scale COVID-19 testing across the United States, Ariadne Labs and the Cambridge Innovation Center co-launched the Assurance Testing Alliance (ATA). The ATA is a group of leading organizations who are collaborating to make it easier for employers, schools, and other organizations of any size to get testing at a very low cost and to make it easier for universities and others with labs to make their currently underutilized testing capacity available.
This initiative at Ariadne is being led by Chairman, Atul Gawande, who will drive the strategy and technical assistance to support the rapid and effective scaling of the ATA to serve communities most in need. For more information, please visit assurancetestingalliance.org.
Dr. Atul Gawande joins WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss the need to improve and scale testing in the US.