Home Testing

Please find a way of doing fast and accurate testing that can be done at home, perhaps that logs a result online and issues a ‘pass’ to be able to get out and have contact with others. People who test positive then go into quarantine for 14 days.

Quick and efficient testing with some kind of proof seems to be the only way to get things up and running properly.

Why the contribution is important

Because it allows society and economy to open up without using huge restrictive / social distancing measures that make it impossible for businesses to operate. It won’t be long before unrest means people start breaking rules (it’s already happening really) and the ability to mass test seems like the only way around this until there is a vaccine, which may not even be possible.

by RedRuby on May 11, 2020 at 12:43PM

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  • Posted by Confused May 11, 2020 at 13:19

    Excellent comment seems obvious the only way forward test test test a lot of words and spin from politicians not much action
  • Posted by alexandra97 May 11, 2020 at 13:19

    It’s worth noting that the swab for covid-19 isn’t just an easy swab to do yourself. Many swabs need to be retaken as the initial is deemed insufficient. While home testing may be ideal for those who have healthcare experience it would not benefit everyone and it would be better for a clinician to undertake swabs.
  • Posted by Feriface May 11, 2020 at 13:22

    14 days will not be sufficient. Once someone knows that they are affected let them take the responsibility to do regular checks to ensure that they are free of the virus first before coming out of quarantine. I agree to this idea but also add in an app where people can declare if they are affected. It does not have to be specific in order to for people to remain anonymous. It should be based on the areas we live in. However, this will allow the public to see which are infection hotspots. Create red and blue and green zones so people in certain areas can take more caution than those in other areas. Give back more of this responsibility to us as citizens and ask us to step up and protect ourselves and everyone else.
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