(CNN)There’s a lot about Iceland that other countries could envy: Its spectacular natural surroundings, its place among the world’s happiest countries, and, now, its large-scale testing for the novel coronavirus, which could influence how the world understands the outbreak. Experts have said comprehensive testing is key to controlling coronavirus, and creating a more accurate picture of the spread of Covid-19. This island-nation of 360,000 is doing just that. As of Tuesday, Iceland had tested more than 17,900 people for the virus — nearly 5% of its population. And while its National University Hospital tests people who are high-risk or show symptoms, nearly half of Iceland’s tests have been conducted by biopharma company deCODE Genetics, focusing on the the wider population. Crucially, deCODE’s “screening program accepts everybody who is not showing symptoms and not currently in quarantine,” Iceland’s Directorate of Health said in a statement, adding that Iceland-based company was doing it on the behalf of the Chief Epidemiologist and the health agency. What have been the main findings?DeCODE, a subsidiary of US biotech company Amgen, has so far tested about 9,000 self-selected people.”The results of the additional tests performed by deCODE have given an indication that efforts to limit the


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