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WBUR: Initial results from a massive experiment: Over 3 million coronavirus tests at New England colleges

By Casey Goldberg
November 25, 2020


December 02, 2020

In August, more than 100 New England colleges launched a massive experiment: What happens if you bring students back to petri dish campuses in the midst of a pandemic, but put huge energy into prevention culture and testing them once or twice a week?

The colleges partnered with the Broad Institute, a research giant that pivoted to mass coronavirus testing, in hopes the proposition could work well enough to salvage at least a partially on-campus fall.