Paul Romer and Senator Bill Cassidy Discuss the Importance of Testing in Order to Return to Normalcy

Friday, April 24, 2020 - Testing is a crucial element to restoring normalcy and understanding where the virus is in our population.

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Economist and policy entrepreneur Paul Romer is a co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences and University Professor in Economics at NYU. He has spent his career at the intersection of economics, innovation, technology, and urbanization, working to speed up human progress. He discusses, along with Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, how rapidly increasing the use of COVID-19 tests – for both current infections and antibodies – could start us on the slow path back to normalcy.

Although COVID-19 testing across the U.S. is increasing it still isn’t meeting demand. That’s why Paul Romer believes we need better incentives to get labs to produce them. Because the only way people will feel comfortable going back to work or to a restaurant is if they believe we have a handle on who has this virus and how to contain outbreaks.

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