Why do we need the consortium?
In addition to being a global health crisis and an economic crisis, COVID-19 is
In addition to being a global health crisis and an economic crisis, COVID-19 is fundamentally an information problem of a size and scale the world has never seen before. As with any complex, global information problem, the solution requires intelligent use of data and technology, and the ability for the right parties to come together to create ecosystems of impact.
With millions of lives impacted and billions of dollars lost in economic activity, a systematic approach to testing better enables US businesses create safer workplaces. Even as vaccine adoption continues, testing remains a critical part of workforce health and safety for the foreseeable future.
There is a steep learning curve for everyone - companies, employees, government, citizens, etc - to deploy cheap rapid tests at scale: screening technologies, supply chain, data management, implementation, etc. We can stay ahead by sharing information across companies.