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Messaging on Covid-19 testing ‘confused’ – Health Protection Director

By CATHERINE REILLY | August 5, 2020

The public messaging and understanding around the role of Covid-19 testing has become “increasingly confused”, the HSE national director of health protection warned in a June paper. “In particular there is a growing perception that a test is a control strategy and a negative test result is in some way ‘protective’. There…

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