Emphasis on rapid testing and contact tracing

by Robert Asselin – Senior Vice President, Policy, Business Council of Canada

In a Canadian Press story about an internal briefing note by Finance Canada that says the key to recovery is the level of trust people have in their government’s ability to contain the virus, Robert Asselin provided his perspective on how we need to do more when it comes to rapid testing and contact tracing.

“Nine months into this crisis, it is still not in place in most of the country. The patchwork approach to testing and tracing has been inefficient and very costly from both a health and economic standpoint.”

Robert Asselin, Senior Vice President, Business Council of Canada