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WVU in the News: How to Have a Safer Holiday Season

In this week's edition of the Covid Q&A, Bloomberg writer Kristen Brown looks at how to have a safe holiday with a few Thanksgiving-themed questions from around the newsroom. Professor Chris Martin weighs in on a question about rapid testing: 

What's the best way to use rapid tests, if a bunch of family are staying together? 

“Rapid, or antigen, testing is fast, convenient, and can provide much-needed peace of mind for the holidays,” Dr. Martin said. Still, he stresses that these tests are less sensitive than other tests performed in a health care setting, like PCR tests.

“Because of this, rapid testing should never replace other measures, which start before the Thanksgiving gathering,” he said.

Read Martin's entire response and the full story by Bloomberg.