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New 15 minute Covid-19 infectious test

July 10, 2021 — BarryK

Wow, this test equipment is now being manufactured in Perth, Western Australia. It was developed by scientists at UTS, a university in Sydney:

I heard about it on the radio, while driving my car, a few days ago. They are manufacturing the test equipment with the intention that they be installed at places like airports. Cost per unit will be about a quarter of a million AU Dollars, and AU$25 per test.

The guy being interviewed on the radio said that it is easy to adapt to detect other viruses.

It is a saliva test, not that horrible probe shoved up the nose, and here's the thing -- it detects when people are infectious, before they show symptoms. Quoting from the above link:

A person with COVID-19 may be contagious 72 hours before starting to show symptoms. With the sensitivity of our optical technology, we aim to identify the viral protein in saliva from asymptomatic but already infectious patients. This would allow for much more effective contact tracing and rapid discovery of pockets of disease before it is transmitted to others.

72 hours, that's 3 days, no wonder the virus spreads through our communities!

YouTube video:

A company called Alcolizer has, on  June 10, 2021,  received a Federal grant for manufacturing this test system, here in Perth. The new device will be called the "Virulizer". Fantastic!   

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