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Is One Diagnostic Test for COVID-19 Enough?

by Michael McAleer 1,2,3,4,5
1
Department of Finance, Asia University, Taichung 41354, Taiwan
2
Discipline of Business Analytics, University of Sydney Business School, Sydney 2006, Australia
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Econometric Institute, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 3062 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Department of Economic Analysis and ICAE, Complutense University of Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
5
Institute of Advanced Sciences, Yokohama National University, Yokohama 240-8501, Japan
J. Risk Financial Manag. 2020, 13(4), 77; https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm13040077
Received: 10 April 2020 / Revised: 10 April 2020 / Accepted: 11 April 2020 / Published: 17 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue COVID-19’s Risk Management and Its Impact on the Economy)
There is no doubt about the importance of diagnostic testing in an emergency; specifically, which range of tests is available, where and when they are dispensed, and who might be tested using laboratory-developed tests, or other diagnostic tests including experimental tests. This includes testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease. Testing is essential to “flatten the curve” of the number of confirmed positive cases of the disease, in addition to handwashing, isolation, and social distancing, among other essential measures. Is one diagnostic test enough to obtain the correct decision about a confirmed positive outcome? View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; diagnostic testing; confirmed positive outcomes COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; diagnostic testing; confirmed positive outcomes
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McAleer, M. Is One Diagnostic Test for COVID-19 Enough? J. Risk Financial Manag. 2020, 13, 77.

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