Thursday, August 27, 2020

Abbott Rolling Out Game-Changing C19 Test

Good news on the Covid-19 testing front.   The Wall Street Journal reports today:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency-use authorization to Abbott Laboratories ABT 7.03% for a $5 rapid-response Covid-19 antigen test that is roughly the size of a credit card.

The low-cost, rapid-response test could be administered in a doctor’s or school nurse’s office and uses technology similar to home pregnancy tests. It returns results in about 15 minutes.

The emergency approval comes as demand grows for greater access to Covid-19 diagnostic tools that deliver results in minutes, rather than days to help quickly contain infections.

Abbott said Wednesday it plans to ship tens of millions of the newly authorized tests in September, with plans to increase production to 50 million tests in October. If the company is able to do so, the October total would amount to roughly double the number of tests performed in the U.S. in July. Rest of article.
This is going to be a game-changer on the Covid-19 front.  However, the test will be more than $5 as it will require processing and evaluation.


Anonymous said...

Yeah, what’s the false reading rate on it though

Anonymous said...

Game changer? Not really. It’s just a faster test.

Anonymous said...

I fucking hate the term "game-changer". It's so popular these days. Whenever I read it, I think that the person is probably an idiot with a limited vocabulary. Use some big boy words.

Anonymous said...

11:19 It is probably more accurate than pointing an IR thermometer at someone's forehead.

Anonymous said...

a real barn burner. greatest invention since sliced bread. I can do this all day 11:46 cretin

Anonymous said...

11:46, yeah tell us how we could all do better and what idiots we are for uttering the first, easiest, most over-used term that comes to mind......right after dropping the F-bomb, which is certainly the easiest, most base, mindless term used in today's "communication." Nice irony, pal. 1000 to 1 you're a "progressive."

Anonymous said...

11:42, it can be. Turn your brain on.

Anonymous said...

Probably the biggest medical miracle maybe ever. Some people may say the polio vaccine, but this is the biggest ever. We have the best scientists, the way they learn and experiment, no other country could do it. Everyone said there’s no way we could come up with a test like this, and I did it and proved them all wrong. Everyone is now talking about how great we are. Convfefe

Stakeholder said...

I agree with you. This is a game changer for many reasons. The performance characteristics of the test are listed in the document which apparently some observers didn't read. 1. The test isn't perfect but it is very good. 2. The results are available in 15 minutes. 3. Abbott (you have a typo in the title of the article, KF) priced it to the doc and clinic at $5 per card. 4. Abbott will be producing many millions of the cards in September.

This relatively cheap test does not require any instrumentation. It can be easily deployed at schools, employee centers, hospitals or healthcare facilities, airports, etc., and production guarantees of millions means it will be available in weeks.

All of which means it is a game changer.

Anonymous said...

Will Antraw Lubumba open the restaurants now.

Anonymous said...

@1:05, the restaurants are already open. Do you want them to be double open?

Anonymous said...

" I fucking hate the term "game-changer". It's so popular these days. Whenever I read it, I think that the person is probably an idiot with a limited vocabulary. Use some big boy words.

August 27, 2020 at 11:46 AM"

Just remember 11:46 . . . we are all in this together during these challenging times.

During these unprecedented times, all businesses are here for you.
Even the Insurance industry is committed to Clorox bleach.

Now . . .

Play the two sad piano notes while a pitiful man with a sad deep voice tells you why to spend money with his business.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah, Ho hum. Increase chaos, I love it.

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