CARTA Members in the News: Dr. Robert (Chip) Schooley

Jun 9, 2020

San Diego Union-Tribune: How your poop is being used in the fight against COVID-19

Scientists have found an unexpected ally in the fight against COVID-19—a tool so powerful, it might help zero in on coronavirus outbreaks before they happen. Some—like health officials at UC San Diego—have found the existing science so compelling that they’re already planning on weaving it into their COVID-19 testing and surveillance strategies. Dr. Robert “Chip” Schooley, an infectious disease specialist at UC San Diego Health, said, by fall, the university expects to begin testing the wastewater from all of its dorms on a weekly basis.

(Source: UC San Diego Daily News Brief)