A 5-cent sensor could detect the coronavirus in 10 minutes at home

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It’s still a way off, but a feasible, fast, at-home SARS-CoV-2 test is on the horizon. One of the hardest parts of controlling COVID-19 is that it’s very difficult to know if you or someone you know is carrying it asymptomatically. So you might let your guard down, spend time in close proximity to someone else, and help it spread. Testing is useful to curb this issue, but the wait on a test result can still take days . So it’s difficult to say for sure, at any given moment, if you actually have COVID-19 or not. Read Full Story

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This ultra-fast, low-cost COVID test could give accurate results in fewer than five minutes

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The new rapid test from Oxford University could be rolled out by mid-2021. The results for some COVID-19 tests can take days or even weeks to get back to patients because of delays in the system, rendering the tests nearly useless: If someone doesn’t know they have the virus right away, they’re less likely to quarantine themselves and it becomes difficult or impossible for contact tracers to find other infected patients in time to stop the spread of the disease. Rapid tests exist, but aren’t always accurate, and still suffer from supply-chain issues for the materials used to make them. But a new low-cost test in development at Oxford University that can share results in minutes may have solved those problems. Read Full Story

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The coronavirus will reshape how we build offices—and where we build community

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If you’re working from home most of the time, will you still develop friendships with your coworkers? Like many Americans, while many parts of sheltering in place have been difficult, I have enjoyed not seeing my colleagues as often during the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies see this, too: Many are starting to wonder why they pay so much rent for space that this crisis has revealed might not be necessary. Read Full Story

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Why Hiring Someone in Marketing May Be Your Best Move for Growth

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If you run a small to medium business, you probably know the importance of marketing. You’ve also probably realised your business could grow much quicker if you could get on top of your marketing. But where to start? You know your business, but marketing can still seem so difficult and time-consuming. It can also be […] The post Why Hiring Someone in Marketing May Be Your Best Move for Growth first appeared on Cemoh and is written by julie .

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This Bill Gates-backed program in Seattle is sending at-home COVID tests to anyone who wants one

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The Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network is trying to get a true sense of the spread of infection among asymptomatic people without forcing people to expose healthcare workers or themselves. Coronavirus testing in the U.S. still lags behind other countries, and most of the tests that happen now go to those with symptoms—so we still have little sense of how many people are truly infected. (By some estimates, as many as 50% of those with COVID-19 may not have symptoms, and many others with mild symptoms are also unlikely to be tested.) Read Full Story

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The real reason your company might not do COVID testing: The cost

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Few employers are testing their workers regularly, according to new research—and it’s not because tests are hard to come by. Frequent testing is crucial to curbing the spread of COVID-19 , especially for those who still have to go into their physical workplaces rather than work from home. But few employers are testing their workers regularly, according to new research—and it’s not because tests are hard to come by. Read Full Story

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Utah is running mass COVID-19 tests: Why aren’t other states?

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The state is testing anyone with symptoms and will soon start randomized testing to try to get a real sense of the spread of the virus. If you go to the hospital now in New York or San Francisco with symptoms of COVID-19 that aren’t bad enough to keep you in the hospital—maybe you have a fever and a cough and some shortness of breath but can still get enough oxygen on your own—you may be told to assume that you have the virus and go home and rest. Because there are no specific drugs that target the disease, doctors are rationing tests for use on people in the hospital whose diagnosis might change their treatment plan. But the state of Utah is taking a different approach: testing as many people as possible. Read Full Story

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COVID-19 antibody tests are here. But can you trust them?

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Antibody tests, which show if someone has successfully fought COVID-19, could help people get back to work. But companies are selling them without FDA approval, leading to questions about their accuracy. Companies usually turn to the firm PeopleG2 to run background checks on employees. Now, they can use PeopleG2 to buy up blocks of COVID-19 tests to see if workers have developed immunity to the disease. Read Full Story

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The key to stopping the coronavirus spread are new tests that prioritize speed over accuracy

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Moderately accurate screening tests still reduce transmission but would allow us to test a lot more people—and get results faster. Broad access to testing is one of the most powerful tools to keep the COVID-19 pandemic under control until there’s an effective vaccine in use. Diagnostic testing , which is used in medical settings to determine whether someone is infected with the coronavirus, is costly, slow, and overstretched in the U.S. But that’s not the only type of test that can be used. Read Full Story

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How to design a user-friendly COVID-19 test

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Americans may soon be able to screen themselves for COVID-19 at home. But designing the perfect kit is no simple task. Existing COVID-19 tests have a terrible user experience. You have to wait in line, sometimes for hours, to get one. If you’re getting tested, you probably already feel quite ill. And then you may have to wait hours, even days , for results. Read Full Story

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