I feel like Sisyphus right after he loses his grip on the boulder. People are finally coming around the realization that high-volume screening of asymptomatic people is a powerful tool for disease control and does not require high-sensitivity tests. (e.g.
Is there a single good policy or political argument *against* accelerating FDA approval and manufacturing of these rapid DIY tests?
Another testing option for schools and general public #COVIDー19
This could be a game-changer for school safety, and for elimination. These tests, which cost less than one dollar to make can be performed by people at home on a near-daily basis. "They can effectively be akin to a vaccine that was introduced tomorrow"
Harvard Chan School's says cheap, frequent testing is the best chance to halt the spread of COVID-19, but regulations stand in the way.
Cheap, frequent COVID tests could be ‘akin to vaccine,’ professor says via
Cheap, frequent COVID tests could be ‘akin to vaccine,’ professor says – Harvard Gazette
“A Harvard epidemiologist is calling for a shift toward a cheap, daily, do-it-yourself test that can be as effective as a vaccine at interrupting coronavirus transmission—and is the only option for a quick return to an approximation of normal life.”
Harvard Gazette: Cheap, frequent #COVID19 tests could be ‘akin to vaccine,’ professor says
A daily $1 test for COVID could act like a vaccine, and we have the technology now -- "If everyone who tests positive stays home, he said, the widespread effect would be similar to that of a vaccine, breaking transmission chains"
The underappreciated importance of cheap, frequent, accessible #COVID19 tests in development via
Cheap, frequent COVID tests could be ‘akin to vaccine,’ professor says – Harvard Gazette
Cheap, frequent #COVID tests could be ‘akin to #vaccine,’ professor says: via