Folks are pretty up in arms over the latest coronavirus (Covid-19), and until we have more accurate information I can’t blame them. Some people are heading to the hospital at the first sign of any cold-like symptoms. Others with symptoms are unknowingly infected and staying home as they don’t want to step foot inside of a hospital. Not sure what the right balance is, but a home testing kit is one of the smartest options I have heard of to date. Read on for details of a coronavirus covid-19 home test kit that is on the way.
This cootie is a tricky one as infected carriers of the virus can be asymptomatic and contagious for quite a while. This means they feel great and go about their normal life infecting others. I believe this is why the “true” numbers around infections and death rates are all just speculation at this point. It is also why a cheap home test kit for the virus is the right answer.
The team at the Gates Foundation have funded a project that will be making coronavirus kits that can be used at home. The kits will return results in 1-2 days and if they get a positive match for SARS-CoV-2/covid-19 they will let local heal officials know as well. Fingers crossed this home test kit arrives soon.