A pleasant surprise awaited us this morning. Georgia, a state not exactly known for an aggressive approach towards testing for COVID-19 (see where they stand in national per capita testing), will be rolling out random antibody testing in Dekalb and Fulton counties. From april 28 - may 4, screeners will be randomly selecting households to approach and take samples from. This is important because as of recently, the only people getting tested in Georgia were symptomatic or recently exposed to COVID-19. If you truly want to understand a virus like COVID-19, you need to more aggressively test a random section of the population.
An antibody test was recently completed in LA County in California with preliminary results showing between 2.8% and 5.6% of the adult population have an antibody to the virus.
Read more about the testing on the Georgia Department of Public Health website.