Dean Mary Ellen Glasgow Discusses Importance of COVID-19 Testing with Channel 11 News

School of Nursing Dean Mary Ellen Glasgow was interviewed by WPXI Channel 11 News as part of an investigation into why COVID-19 testing was not implemented more quickly throughout Western Pennsylvania and its effects.

Glasgow began her career working on the AIDS epidemic. Like COVID-19, she said, testing was crucial in understanding and containing the AIDS epidemic.

Glasgow believes that the lack of early testing may have led to a false sense of security. "When numbers are low because we haven't tested, people think this isn't a problem," said Glasgow. "Through widespread testing, we can gain a more accurate picture of COVID-19 spread throughout our state and communities."

The story aired Monday, March 30, on Channel 11 News WPXI.com.

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