I don’t think this is getting enough attention. Bill Gates has been arguing that we need a simple home-based test like a pregnancy test, and he funded and deployed one in the Seattle area. Breakthrough?
He mentions in his talks that they’ve tried really hard to speed things along given the time urgency but still work through all the approvals. They had the state and county health officials on their side helping to administer the tests, along with an inspector assigned by the CDC, but unfortunately the FDA shut it down. Not sure if anyone knows why. Trump and Kushner have said widespread testing makes them look bad, so maybe that’s it?
Maybe it can be deployed in another country like Canada.