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.




Easy-to-Administer Coronavirus Test

by hromero ⌂ @, Saturday, September 19, 2020, 11:54 (39 days ago) @ Ernie Gorrie

Interesting article about the old tires being used as mosquito traps. That is something new for me but it looks like it was started back in 2016. I would be curious to hear from residents in Troncones what their experience with these has been and would be interested in trying it myself. The mosquitos are horrible this year. An unfortunate result of our abundant and much appreciated rains.

Humberto Romero

Mosquito Project

by Point Bob, Saturday, September 19, 2020, 19:15 (39 days ago) @ hromero

I donated to this...when I was there 2 years ago I kept my eyes open for tires hanging about But unfortunately didn’t see any.
So my assumption is that this project never really worked. If you use the search you will see that this started in 2016. It appears that a considerable sum was raised through a Go Fund Me campaign.

Mosquito Project

by Ernie Gorrie ⌂ @, Sunday, September 20, 2020, 00:48 (39 days ago) @ Point Bob

I think the ovillantas are mostly on people’s property. I know I have had one for years and paid for one for a local person’s lot.

One thing I do notice is that there seems to be many fewer mosquitos than in the pre-ovillanta time.