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School absences, anger in OC as hunt for COVID-19 tests turns up fruitless for many

Voice of OC, Jan. 6, 2022

January 6, 2022

School absences, anger in OC as hunt for COVID-19 tests turns up fruitless for many

“I honestly can’t believe that we’re two years into this and many of us still have trouble receiving easy access to tests,” [said] Daniel Parker, [UCI associate professor of public health] …. Public health experts like Parker have repeatedly said accessible testing is a cornerstone of the pandemic response. “Part of the problem is that much of our testing is approached from an individualized medical process rather than a public health, population process,” said Parker, of UCI.