It's October 2020. Time to take a hard look at truth, untruth, and the consequences of pretending there's no difference.
Back in April 2020, we encouraged labs to treat the pandemic as a marathon, not a sprint. Now more than 6 months later, it's looking more like an ultra-marathon. How does our advice stand up?
If you have an instrument without reagents, a device without kits, a PCR method without swabs, a test without controls, an assay without validation, capacity wihout a plan ... This is Not a Test
A few months into the Covid19 crisis, we need to stop treating it as a short-term crisis and start preparing it like it's a long-term emergency.
In an age of mushrooming measurements, we must apply the same vigilance to our selection and use of indicators as to our best implementation of those metrics. Three books provide an opportunity to assess the downside of too many measurements, metrics, and indicators.