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“I’m hoping that this headline might go well as a bumper sticker!  These new saliva test (article below), are available now, can be handed out free to all, and can be used by anyone every day, just as we brush our teeth.  They use paper strips you spit on and you see the results immediately.   So if the US Congress can push Trump to ramp up production with the Defense Production order and override his veto we can all resume most of our normal lives!

~Hazel Henderson, Editor”

Portable, point-of-care COVID-19 test could bypass the lab, study finds

August 31, 2020

Source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau

Summary: Researchers have demonstrated a prototype of a rapid COVID-19 molecular test and a simple-to-use, portable instrument for reading the results with a smartphone in 30 minutes, which could enable point-of-care diagnosis without needing to send samples to a lab.

 As COVID-19 continues to spread, bottlenecks in supplies and laboratory personnel have led to long waiting times for results in some areas. In a new study, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign researchers have demonstrated a prototype of a rapid COVID-19 molecular test and a simple-to-use, portable instrument for reading the results with a smartphone in 30 minutes, which could enable point-of-care diagnosis without needing to send samples to a lab.

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