A new path forward with cheap, frequent, at-home antigen tests for COVID-19
The research of Dr. Michael Mina and others has demonstrated how cheap, frequent, at-home testing (the technology already exists) could dramatically reduce the spread of COVID-19, even if the test is less sensitive than RT-PCR. Please see our COVID-19 update 98 for more info on quick paper antigen tests.
Check out our comparison chart below. Which one seems like a better idea for a screening test? (Note: RT-PCR is currently the primary test used for screening in the United States).