Feeling down? Some good news -> rapid, cheap mass antigen testing could bring us all more normality safely. Think of what’s happening in professional football (safe bubbles) also happening for other parts of society.
GREAT NEWS Covid tests that give results in 15-30 minutes are becoming available. Germany’s ordered 20 million. France, Switzerland, numerous other countries are all signing up. NOT SUCH GREAT NEWS Looks like the UK’s trying to develop its own version 🤦‍♂️
#Covid19 tests that give results in minutes to be rolled out across world. Global initiative will supply 120m rapid antigen tests to low- and middle-income countries, by via #GlobalHealth
“This is the ACT-Accelerator in action. It is proof that by working together at a massive global scale, we can develop & deploy a vital new tool to help contain and fight the pandemic." - #UniteToFight
"This is not just a new test – it’s the money and the deployment plan to get it to where it’s needed, fast." , Exec Director of 🌍 #ACTAccelerator #ACTogether | |🗞️ 👇
Another demonstration that multilateralism is needed more than ever. Congrats and #development partners for saving many thousands of lives and slowing the pandemic in both poor and rich countries. ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
Covid-19 tests that give results in minutes to be rolled out across world
Covid-19 tests that give results in minutes to be rolled out across world | World news | The Guardian
Tests for #coronavirus that show on-the-spot results in 15-30 min will be rolled out across the world. In global initiative to fight #COVID19, 120 million rapid antigen tests will be supplied to low- & middle-income countries for US$5 each or less.
Good news for & the whole world ACT-Accelerator already proving its worth 👏🏼👏🏼 'This is the power of global collaboration' -
is this what good news feels like? *ducks*
Huge gratitude to and ACT for heroic work to bring affordable rapid antigen tests to the people. Combined with empathetic community-based contact tracing = a powerful opportunity to decrease time to #SARSCoV2 diagnosis & improve health outcomes.
New #COVID19 rapid tests will provide results in 15-30 minutes rather than hours or days, enabling countries to increase the pace of testing, tracing, and treating people for COVID-19 at the point of care.
1st rapid #covid19 antigen test up to standards to be released. “This is the #ACTAccelerator in action...proof that by working together at a massive global scale,we can develop & deploy a vital new tool to help contain and fight the pandemic.”
“This is not just a new test – it’s the money and the deployment plan to get it to where it’s needed, fast. This is the power of global collaboration.” Annnddd where does the #US govt fit in with these collabs⁩? 🤦‍♀️ #COVID19Response
‘While North America tests 395 people per 100,000 population daily and Europe tests 243, Africa tests fewer than 16 – and most of those are in Morocco, Kenya & Senegal.’ - ⁦⁩ on promise of rapid #COVID19 tests to be secured through ACT-A
This is a game changer in the fight against #COVID19 and very good news for the world. Faster, cheaper & globally available diagnostics are crucial to stop #COVID19.
Rapid COVID-19 tests ready to scale - ⁦⁦now ⁦⁩ just needs the funding! Covid-19 tests that give results in minutes to be rolled out across world ⁦
#COVID19 tests that give results in minutes to be rolled out across world Global initiative will supply 120m rapid antigen tests to low- and middle-income countries.
Covid-19 tests that give results in minutes to be rolled out across world
Covid-19 tests that give results in minutes to be rolled out across world.
“The WHO-approved rapid antigen tests are faster and easier, as well as cheaper, and could be used for screening in schools, universities and workplaces. Countries that can afford it could screen more generally.”
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Global roll-out of COVID-19 tests that give results in minutes, with 120M to be distributed in LMICs at low cost. "The quick & easy tests will allow mass screening of health workers, who are dying in disproportionate numbers in low income countries."
Covid-19 tests that give results in minutes to be rolled out across world
As the risk increases of racing into a global trade war for #COVID19 vaccines, its incredibly good news that the #ACTaccelerator by , , , , etc. is ensuring equitable access to rapid AB tests
But is the UK going to buy them or continue with the dodgy deals ?
Covid-19 tests that give results in minutes to be rolled out across world
Covid-19 tests that give results in minutes to be rolled out across world. The quick and easy but high-quality tests will allow mass screening of health workers, who are dying in disproportionate numbers in low-income countries. #GlobalHealth #Health4All
Now this is literally "world beating" Boris. Why wouldn't we buy them? “The UK government is keen to get rapid virus tests, which were central to the “moonshot” proposals leaked recently, but it is not clear if they intend to buy these tests. ”
I'm still looking forward to Matt Hancock announcing: "this looks better than what we have, let's buy into it"