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Director, Center for International Development
Sumitomo-FASID Professor of International Finance and Development


Several policy proposals to suppress severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have been supporting mass individual testing in the USA and other countries.1, 2, 3 With restricted testing capacity, such testing is not only infeasible for low-income countries, but also an inefficient use of scarce testing kits that adversely affects the global supply of testing kits.


Majid, Farhan, Saad B. Omer, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja. "Optimising SARS-CoV-2 Pooled Testing for Low-Resource Settings." The Lancet Microbe 1.3 (July 2020): E101-E102.