New Initiative Puts At-Home Testing to Work in the Fight Against COVID-19

New Initiative Puts At-Home Testing to Work in the Fight Against COVID-19

New Initiative Puts At-Home Testing to Work in the Fight Against COVID-19Posted on April 6th, 2021 by Dr. Francis CollinsCredit: nito/ShutterstockThankfully COVID-19 testing is now more widely available than it was earlier in the pandemic. COVID Test.” The initiative, the first large-scale evaluation of community-wide, self-administered COVID-19 testing, was launched last week in Pitt County, NC, and will start soon in Chattanooga/Hamilton County, TN. The initiative will provide as many as 160,000 residents in these two locales with free access to rapid COVID-19 home tests, supplied through NIH’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative. The goal is to assess the benefits of self-administered COVID-19 testing and help guide other communities in implementing similar future programs to slow the spread of COVID-19. The test is called the QuickVue At-Home COVID-19 Test.

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