Screenshot 2020-06-01 at 08.19.04The Covid-19 testing backlog and proposed testing strategies outside hospital settings in South Africa are threatening patient management and compromising health care workers’ safety. The Covid-19 pandemic has created a national crisis in South Africa, requiring a State of Disaster to be enforced. As frontline clinicians and public health specialists at the forefront of this crisis, we signal an urgent need for a course correction of our testing strategy to focus it on saving lives and the integrity of the country’s health system. Acceleration of change must occur, and unnecessary testing for reasons outside of these goals must be stopped…..more