FAST FIVE: Millions Of 15-Minute Coronavirus Home Testing Kits Will Be Available To UK Public "Within Days"
Millions Of 15-Minute Coronavirus Home Testing Kits Will Be Available To UK Public “Within Days” Authored by Elias Marat via TheMindUnleashed.com, New 15-minute home coronavirus tests will soon be available over the counter or via home delivery within days in the UK, according to public health authorities, in a move that could see the country make vast strides toward tampering down fears and restoring some normalcy amid the ongoing pandemic.
The Guardian reports that millions of the test kits could be available as soon as next week, allowing people with symptoms who are self-isolating to find out if they have been infected through a simple device-similar to an OTC pregnancy test-that involves pricking a finger and analyzing a drop of blood for IGM, an antibody which appears in the early stages of infection.
Sharon Peacock, director of the national infection service at Public Health England (PHE), told members of parliament on the science and technology committee that the government is waiting for the tests to be evaluated sometime this week before they are made available to the general public.
Peacock said: “Several million tests have ben purchased for use.
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