Easy-to-Administer Coronavirus Test

by Ernie Gorrie ⌂ @, Saturday, September 19, 2020, 10:30 (39 days ago)

Here’s hoping this can be quickly adapted to more places, making testing for coronavirus more accessible.

Most children in British Columbia can say goodbye to those icky swabs and uncomfortable Covid-19 tests as the Canadian province launches a new gargle method for students ages 4 to 19.

"It is one of the first of its kind around the world," said Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, at a press conference Thursday.

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control says the new test is just as accurate as tests using a nasal swab and is much easier to administer for children.

While the sample will still have to be taken to a lab for processing the test does not have to be administered by a healthcare professional.


I hope this can help the Troncones/Zihuatanejo area as the ovillanta has benefitted Troncones/Majahua.

Two coastal communities in Guerrero have decided to invest in a mosquito trap developed by a researcher at a Canadian university in an effort to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses.



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