A new path forward with cheap, frequent, at-home antigen tests for COVID-19

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    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).

    A chart comparing PCR-RT and paper antigen COVID-19 tests

    3 Comments

    1. Chris Kenron on July 27, 2020 at 4:49 pm

      Have you told President Trump

    2. Jack Wilson, DMD on July 31, 2020 at 4:48 pm

      I am a dentist, I have enjoyed listening to all the updates. We are an aerosol producing profession. These updates are very important to the dental profession .
      Do you know where we can obtain the paper tests.

      Thank you
      Jack Wilson, DMD

    3. Robert J Bigoss on August 1, 2020 at 7:12 am

      Economical, anywhere, anyone, fast result paper Antigen testing makes perfect sense to me.

      Please post when they are available for the general public.

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