$1 Kit Diagnoses COVID-19 in 10 Minutes

River D'Almeida, Ph.D
2 min readApr 5, 2020

Researchers have begun efficacy testing for a new SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic kit that claims to be able to test for COVID-19 infection in just 10 minutes. In the absence of approved COVID-19 vaccines or antiviral therapies, a cost-effective and widely-available diagnostic kit is the best bet for flattening the curve, particularly in cities about to be hit hard by the ongoing pandemic.

Once the diagnostics are found to meet stringent regulatory standards, the kit’s creators plan to mass-produce the tests in Senegal and United Kingdom. They are projected to be…

River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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