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At $30 million a month, is NYC’s in-school COVID testing program still worth it?

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New York City's in-school COVID testing program swabs a slice of each school community every week. But that program comes at a significant cost, roughly $30 million a month on average, Chalkbeat has learned. Public health experts say the current level of surveillance testing can be valuable. City officials say they are planning to continue the program and are searching for new funding sources.
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NYC Spends $30 Million a Month on In-School COVID Tests. Are They Worth It?

Some health experts say the data is useful, but others argue that the money would be better spent on vaccination efforts and improved ventilation.

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At $30 million a month, is NYC’s in-school COVID testing program still worth it?

"It’s difficult to argue that that’s the best use of money to keep an individual safe," said Jay Varma, a top health advisor to former Mayor Bill de Blasio who designed the testing program.

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