The unpredictable respiratory season: influenza and COVID-19
On the threshold of the 2021-2022 respiratory season, this timely update centers on influenza A&B, the COVID-19 pandemic and steps healthcare systems are taking to prepare for the upcoming (and uncertain) respiratory season.This expert discussion will include evidence-based updates and practical experience regarding rapid testing across overlapping respiratory illnesses. From acute to ongoing vigilance, we will explore methods to accommodate various testing needs and use cases.
- Provide an update on influenza A&B and COVID-19 infections and variants;
- Summarize steps healthcare systems are taking to prepare for the upcoming (and uncertain) respiratory season;
- Describe use cases and testing scenarios for molecular and antigen testing - what works, when and where;
- Apply practical experience and evidence to the use of rapid influenza (and COVID-19) testing in improving efficiencies of care, operations, and workflow
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