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Easy, fast coronavirus testing is critical to controlling the virus. AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

Will the new 15-minute COVID-19 test solve US testing problems?

The new BinaxNOW antigen test is quick, easy, accurate and cheap. It could solve the US testing problem, but the emergency use authorization only allows people with COVID-19 symptoms to get tested.
The polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, is used to copy strands of DNA. (Pixabay/PixxlTeufel)

The road to COVID-19 testing: The role of a Canadian biotech pioneer

COVID-19 tests rely on a process developed at a biotech company co-founded by a Canadian. Canada’s current testing expertise needs to be channelled to prepare for the next wave, and the next pandemic.
There are functional tests for coronavirus, but not enough of them are being done. AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Making coronavirus testing easy, accurate and fast is critical to ending the pandemic – the US response is falling far short

Ideally everyone could get tested frequently for the coronavirus. No state is close to achieving this, but some are doing better than others. What are the challenges in meeting demand for testing?

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