Local COVID Antibody Tests Expanding Rapidly [VIDEO]
Dr. G.E. Ghali, Chancellor at Shreveport's LSU Health Science Center, talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the expanded antibody testing, what those tests may say about Coronavirus projections and when Governor John Bel Edwards rules for "stay-at-home" might be loosened.
Ghali tells KEEL listeners that it's "a little bit premature" to completely reopen the economy. "We've got some things we need to put in place. Like many people have said, 'It's not like a light switch. We can't turn it on that quickly.'"
The Chancellor also talks about the rapidly growing availability of COVID 19 antibody testing, which will give a more accurate number of people who have unknowingly already had the virus. It is estimated that as many as 50% of those infected exhibit no symptoms.