Sara Jahnke, Ph.D./Firefighter Research EMS1
Not all COVID-19 antibody tests are created equal – an important point to consider when determining who is best serving on the front lines.
First responders are used to being “essential” and on the front lines of any disaster – natural or manmade. The current pandemic is no exception and has required organizations to pivot their policies, practices and response in an unprecedented manner.
While the rest of the nation has been ordered to stay at home or shelter in place, first responders have been told not only to keep working, but also to show up to all the homes and establishments at the highest risk.
As the national conversation turns to re-opening, testing and data-based decisions are taking center stage as the key to understanding the pandemic – and who is safe to return to work.
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