Still getting a negative RAT after a COVID exposure and days of symptoms? It might be time to consider a PCR.
Rapid tests can be an incredibly useful tool for early detection of COVID-19. Unfortunately, they sometimes leave people with more questions than answers.
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With the relaxation of mask-wearing mandates, there’s even more need to know how much over-the-counter tests help.
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One of the consequences of the failure of developing countries like South Africa to authorise self-testing is that it is driving a thriving black market.
One study suggests the virus takes an average of 36 days to clear from the body after symptoms first appear.
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The public has been left to their own devices as all our previous safeguards collapse around us. We urgently need a “vaccines-plus” strategy to flatten the curve.
An expert in global public health answers questions on omircron.
Rapid testing for COVID-19 is an extra safety measure that can help prevent spread of infection, and help you have a more normal holiday, especially if you are visiting vulnerable people.
Knowing when and how often to use rapid tests is key to getting an accurate picture of your COVID-19 status.
The two types of COVID-19 tests – antigen and PCR – work in very different ways, which is why one is fast but less accurate and the other is slow and precise.
Unvaccinated people are ten times more likely to contract COVID, and more likely to pass it on than vaccinated people.
As Australia moves to the next phase of managing COVID-19, these tests will become more commonplace.
We’ve made advances towards delivering new devices to empower even people with basic medical knowledge to administer malaria tests in the field.
With a bit of preparation, role play and modelling the type of behaviour you’d like to see in your child, the process can be plain sailing.
Who’s a good doggie? Sniffer dogs might one day be able to screen people for COVID-19 in large crowds. But not when they’re hungry or need a good lie down.
As the epidemic is increasingly under control, more healthy than infected people will be told to self-isolate or quarantine.