Every day, millions of Covid-19 tests are performed around the world. Because of the pandemic, everyone is aware of the importance of diagnostic testing. But, as I pointed out earlier, diagnostic tests are necessary for a wide range of conditions that affect all of us, not just pandemic threats. Good clinical care begins with the first step of diagnosis. But easy access to diagnostics is far from guaranteed. In fact, a report published today, The Lancet Commission on Diagnostics, estimates that nearly half of the global population lack access to basic diagnostics for many common diseases.
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