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'Radical' COVID Testing Plan Could Offer A 'Return To Normal,' Journalist Says

The COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered schools and businesses and altered life across the globe, but journalist Alexis Madrigal says comprehensive, rapid testing might be the key to a safe reopening. For his latest article for the Atlantic, Madrigal talked with public health experts, including Harvard epidemiologist Michael Mina, who cite the potential benefits of widespread testing for the virus with a simple, at-home saliva test that uses a paper strip similar to a home pregnancy test. Such a test would be less accurate than the current PCR test for COVID, but it would offer results in minutes — rather than days.

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