Yeeeoooowww! UK coronavirus mass home testing to be made available ‘within days’… – Slugger O’Toole
Some light at the end of the tunnel, and for a change, it is not a train. From The Guardian:
Thousands of 15-minute home tests for coronavirus will be delivered by Amazon to people self-isolating with symptoms or will go on sale on the high street within days, according to Public Health England (PHE), in a move that could restore many people’s lives to a semblance of pre-lockdown normality.
Prof Sharon Peacock, the director of the national infection service at PHE, told MPs on the science and technology committee that mass testing in the UK would be possible by next week.
The UK government has bought 3.5m tests, which the health secretary, Matt Hancock, mentioned on Tuesday with no suggestion that they would be available to the public so quickly, and is ordering millions more.
Amazon has agreed to carry out distribution and the tests will also go on sale in chemist shops.
NHS workers or anyone else will be able to know if they have had the virus and are therefore immune, which means they could resume their normal lives, no longer having to work from home or keep their distance from other people. It is widely thought that having Covid-19 makes people immune to the disease or that if they get it a second time, they do not transmit it.
God bless all those smart feckers in white coats who paid attention during their A-Level chemistry and biology classes. We salute you!
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