Everlywell has developed a kit for COVID-19 and will launch on March 23, 2020. This is extremely important because it allows the scientific community to get the numbers needed to effectively plan response strategies for the next 18 months – the expected timeline for vaccine distribution. Right now, due to limited access to tests, scientists and policymakers are dealing with a lot of unknowns, including the number of actual cases – as a dearth of tests means many with symptoms are simply asked to stay home to minimize the spread. Everlywell has developed a plan to support a testing capacity of a 250,000 tests per week, which means a greater availability of data, which will in turn inform the next steps in managing this pandemic.
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