COVID-19 testing

  1. How to test for the coronavirus?

    How to test for the coronavirus?
    SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is responsible for the current pandemic that took thousands of lives since the end of 2019 and still in 2020. The researchers now limited information regarding COVID-19 by observing how the virus behaves and manifests itself to humans. Current studies are focusing on finding out how SARS-Cov-2 affects the human body, what is the most effective treatment, and which testing method allows them to diagnose cases and control the pandemic at the same... → Continue reading
  2. Why self-testing is not recommended

    Why self-testing is not recommended
    There are several arguments on why COVID-19 rapid test kits should be performed by health care professionals only. In this article, we consider the reasons why self-testing at home is not recommended when it comes to the novel coronavirus. What are the risks for the individual and the community? Before looking at the hazards of self-testing, let's analyze a bit the virus's characteristics. Key characteristics of SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 SARS-Cov-2 spreads easily, by respiratory droplets, making... → Continue reading

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