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First at-home COVID-19 test gets green light

Original post made on Apr 21, 2020

The first COVID-19 diagnostic test that can be administered at home has been authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to an agency statement issued Tuesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 3:15 PM

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3 people like this
Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 21, 2020 at 3:37 pm

Will most medical insurance programs cover these tests or are they for rich people only?


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Posted by @Resident
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Apr 21, 2020 at 3:47 pm

Define rich people.
I know some who consider having medical insurance a thing that rich people have.


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Posted by Test2
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Apr 21, 2020 at 8:03 pm

What are the differences between nose swab test vs throat swab test?


4 people like this
Posted by skeptical
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 21, 2020 at 8:35 pm

Earlier, under pressure from the country's Chief Doctor, President Trump, FDA authorized emergency use of antimalarial drugs for COVID-19 without any
data or studies to support that. Therefore, the credibility of FDA is LOW.

Why can't these tests be sent to our primary care physicians to be administered? At-home temperature checks can be done with a thermometer.


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