In an op-ed published today, Curi CEO Dale Jenkins—along with former FDA Commissioner Dr. Mark McClellan and LabCorp Executive Chairman and former CEO David King—propose some steps needed to responsibly move forward out of the COVID-19 lockdown. The steps include preparing the health-system for a post-COVID situation, growing testing and tracing capacity, and building up our stores of PPE and key test supplies. You can read the op-ed here.
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