Australian Researchers Create Fast COVID-19 Blood Test, U.S. Lacks Basic Swab Testing That Takes Days
In another success for socialized medicine, researchers in Australia have created a 20-minute blood test that can check to see if someone currently is infected with COVID-19 and if there has been a coronavirus infected in the past (VIDEO BELOW).
The researchers — from BioPRIA, Monash University’s Chemical Engineering Department and ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent BioNano Science and Technology (CBNS) — announced their breakthrough in the medical journal ACS Sensors, notes Reuters:
Short-term applications include rapid case identification and contact tracing to limit viral spread, while population screening to determine the extent of viral infection across communities is a longer-term need.
Back in the U.S., the patchwork for-profit health care system is still failing to provide enough basic swap testing (which takes days to get results from), reports CNN, the New York Times and CBS This Morning.