It's widely acknowledged we need much more widespread testing available if we are to create public confidence that we can all resume economic activity without falling ill. And, due to both lack of funding and lack of political will over the years, governments do not have the capacity to ramp up such testing.
The public-private model of funding and service delivery is being tested as a viable model to step in where neither the public nor private sector can provide enough resources on its own. In this press release, eTrueNorth, a healthcare technology company, is announcing its partnership with the U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services to provide drive-up testing facilities at various retail outlets around the country.
It's a good start at tackling an enormous challenge. And we will tackle it only if we all do it together.
eTrueNorth, the U.S.-based healthcare technology company that enables laboratory testing at retail pharmacies, is enabling new drive-through COVID-19 testing sites that are opening daily in partnership with a growing list of national pharmacy chains that include Walmart, The Kroger Co., and McKesson’s Health Mart. Work to begin this public-private partnership began on March 13 and includes funding by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Just over 45 days from its beginning, the public-private partnership is opening new parking lot sites in towns and cities across the nation daily.