Just giving each employer a tool to force test all of the employees every week would cover a lot of the population, plus add in all mass gathering events and you will pick up lots of other people.
My friend said his mother is in the high risk age group and terrified of Covid, however not enough for her to stop going to restaurants daily, so I get the feeling the spread won't stop without some form of forced compliance and I can't see any jurisdiction forcing enough of their citizens to vax to stamp out the virus - if a vax even appears. Anyway, a device that is rapid, cheap and accurate for mass testing is not available today.
Yes, I mentioned twice that current mass testing devices are inaccurate - reread my first and last sentences. The ones promising to be both fast and accurate use different technology, which is what makes the biotech world go round.
Yes, each company with different tech is irrelevant to the other. Therefore Abbott promises are unrelated.
It was stated that the rapid testing isn’t as accurate. That’s what they use around the president. One of those governors tested positive with rapid testing and did another test that they sent off and it came back negative.
Here is a different test that is quick but obviously not smartphone enabled. I read a few articles about schools in other places who are starting to use this test and one said it had 98% accuracy.
Abbott DOESN'T have anything to do with this test either - there are many companies who are working on better testing systems. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/covid-19-rinse-and-spit-test-school-aged-children-bc-1.5728927
I agree the rapid tests are not accurate. If positive on rapid test I would get a blood draw for PCR test which is very accurate.