Duke University schools the country on how to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic - News Summed Up

Duke University schools the country on how to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic


Duke University is sometimes referred to as a pretty good knock-off of fancier schools farther north. At Duke, students lived together on-campus and off, mingled in dorms and attended classes and labs. There was “the Duke Compact,” a pandemic version of an honor code entered into by every student who came to campus. It implemented the pooled testing program, which relayed highly accurate results in 18 to 30 hours. Those models fleshed out the contours of an effective pooled testing program, and showed that Cornell’s veterinary labs — which were skilled in the testing of herds of dairy cows — could carry it out.


Source: Los Angeles Times November 21, 2020 14:02 UTC



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