Using Wastewater To Prevent Future COVID-19 Surges
Monday, October 24, 2022, By Julia Mazzer
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David Larsen, associate professor of public health in the Falk College spoke with Newsday for the story “Wastewater a key barometer of COVID-19, scientists say.” The article highlights recent research showing that wastewater can be a useful predictor for future COVID-19 surges, as it is able to detect the virus before it increases to the greater population. Larsen states, “But all those people use the bathroom. And the virus is shed in the feces that comes through in the wastewater,” referring to those who do not have access to COVID-19 tests.