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The Grandview research report states that “The global COVID-19 diagnostics market size is valued at USD 19.8 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.1% from 2021 to 2027. These tests are critical in the management of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for accurate diagnosis as well as for tackling the spread of the infection.” (Research Report)

A detailed breakdown of essential testing required can be found in the following location. (Details)

The foreword to an Action Plan by Rockefeller Foundation states: “We have brought together experts and leaders from science, industry, academia, public policy, and government – across sectors and political ideologies – to create a clear, pragmatic, data-driven, actionable plan to beat back Covid-19 and get Americans back to work more safely.” (Action Plan)

According to the Harvard Global Health Institute, the U.S. would need 4.4 million tests every day to reach what Prof. Jha calls “a basic level of proactive testing.” The idea is to do regular testing of some of the highest risk groups. This scenario calls for screening all nursing home residents and staff twice a week,  and weekly testing of every police officer and emergency medical technician, firefighter, prison inmate, and guard, as well as teachers and staff in K-12 schools, and all university students. (Harvard Report)