Maybe you’re thinking of someone else. I’m not an advocate for testing everybody everywhere 3 times a day. I am an advocate for aggressive targeted testing.
In the absence of vaccines, large-scale, reasonably targeted testing has been used in just about every country that has managed to contain large outbreaks. SK, VN, HK, SG, NZ, AUS.
There’s a difference between testing aggressively in a targeted manner and testing everybody everywhere.
Once the cat is out of the bag there’s no getting back to 0 but aggressive, targeted testing gives you the ability to find out where the cases are and then identify the infected as quickly as possible so that you can cut off many of the transmission chains.