Novel coronavirus infection rates decreased over the past few weeks, and several countries are planning to ease stay-at-home restrictions that will permit some businesses to open.
The global economy is in a freefall, and small and large companies struggle to survive.
There is no specific treatment for coronavirus, and a vaccine is still months away. Virus testing for coronavirus is key, but it’s difficult to administer to millions of people. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a technique used to amplify small segments of DNA; in layman’s terms, once you have your throat swabbed during a coronavirus test, the swab is ready for polymerase chain reaction testing. This test is not cheap, and PCR testing is not 100% accurate. A positive test result is 100% accurate, but 30% of the time you can receive a false negative result, meaning that people with an active Covid-19 infection still test negative for the disease.
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