Testing

Bill Gates on COVID-19: Most US tests are “completely garbage” (arstechnica.com)

arstechnica.com

For 20 years Bill Gates has been easing out of the roles that made him rich and famous—CEO, chief software architect, and chair of Microsoft—and devoting his brain power and passion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, abandoning earnings calls and antitrust hearings for the metrics of disease eradication and carbon reduction.

Submitted by mo2 on Sat, 08/08/2020 - 18:16

The US Is Disastrously Behind in Covid-19 Testing. Again (wired.com)

wired.com

In most places in America, it’s not hard to get a Covid-19 test right now. You can walk into a clinic, pharmacy, even your local Wal-Mart, and walk out again, nose swabbed, without too much trouble. Getting the results of your test, on the other hand ... well, let’s just say you should be prepared to wait. And wait.

Submitted by Admin on Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:43
arstechnica.com

People who recover from COVID-19 but test positive for the virus again days or weeks later are not shedding viral particles and are not infectious, according to data released Tuesday by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Submitted by mo2 on Wed, 05/20/2020 - 14:46
npr.org

The Food and Drug Administration is cautioning the public about the reliability of a widely used rapid test for the coronavirus. The test, made by Abbott Laboratories, has been linked with inaccurate results that could falsely reassure patients that they are not infected with the virus.

Submitted by mo2 on Thu, 05/14/2020 - 21:58

The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued an emergency use authorization for the first at-home Covid-19 test that uses saliva samples, the agency said in a news release.

With the test, people can collect their own saliva at home and send their saliva samples to a lab for results.

Submitted by mo2 on Sat, 05/09/2020 - 12:12