Published in


The Case for the Rapid (but Imperfect) Test

Image: Yuri Samoilov via flickr/CC BY 2.0

Imagine if every morning before you showered you spit into a test tube, and by the time you got out, you knew if you had Covid-19. That result would dictate whether you went to work or saw friends or if you stayed home and isolated.

This technology exists, and some experts say it could be a pandemic game-changer, but critics of the idea, including the FDA, say the tests aren’t reliable…




Your life, sourced by science. A publication from Medium about health and wellness.

Recommended from Medium

Life Comes at You Fast

NEWS | Jail time seen as reason two of Piston 6 test positive for COVID-19 — transport group

The Truth Behind the US Vaccination Rate

4,120 new Covid cases, 4 deaths in Chhattisgarh; active tally at 19,222

Science & Soul News

Questions, Questions…

Get-Now Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing BY - Sheila Videbeck

Healthcare Risk Assessment

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Dana G Smith

Dana G Smith

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental

More from Medium

7 Easy Ways to Help Your Dog Live a Much Longer

Improving My Health

Body scan meditations: Love them or hate them

Taking Care of Your Heart: How stress & nutrition impact heart health