Author: amourad

In this seminar we draw on our research into diagnostic testing during and after the West Africa Ebola outbreak, for Neglected Tropical Diseases, and for COVID-19, to sketch out possible directions for an anthropology of testing. Anthropological approaches to technology, medicine and society, we argue, prompt us to pose fundamental questions about who, and what, […]

Testing and Trust is a rapid qualitative study investigating public understandings, expectations and experiences of Covid-19 testing in Lothian, Scotland and how testing strategies influence public trust in health services and government response. The study is being led by the DiaDev project team at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science, and […]

Testing capacity has taken centre stage of the international response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the epidemic curve has peaked and dipped, so have the meanings and value of testing been dramatically expanded beyond medical and public health uses to include such purposes as restarting economies or regaining intimacy with loved ones. Effective testing strategies […]

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