AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce If you’re wealthy, Live in LA school district or a NYC hot spot , RapidTests are available. Release them to the entire population. Harvard’s strip test costs a $1 a day. Only RapidTests requiring a device costs a little extra. Not what they’re charging , because the Quidel or BD machine cost around $9000. Why only the rich or emergencies, they work, we should all have testing at home and Stop Outbreaks and find the virus before it spreads.

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/16/style/does-rapid-covid-testing-work-weddings-parties.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce There are RapidSalivaTests that are faster than SalivaDirect! Harvard has sponsored RapidTests as well. Results in 15 minutes. No School should reopen account to virologists if Covid is raging in ourCommunities. These RapidTests should be in all our homes, in schools and work. They detect the virus when people are infectious and asymptomatic. Outbreaks can be controlled and the sick can be quarantined! These tests are GameChangers

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AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Why are we allowing Covid to cause a disproportionately large number of deaths in the Latino, African American, Native Americans, & elderly, when we have the Rapid Salive tests ready for production at Yale, Harvard, BD , Quidel, Sherlock Industries , Rutgers, 25 BioSciences. We the People need minor cash to prevent these deaths, why aren’t they available to the population. It’s only a $1/day and we save lives, stop outbreaks & resume living. The sick stay home and the healthy are out!!!

http://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-deaths-strike-early-for-many-minorities-11597582801

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce SalivaDirect used to help Labs to detect Covid in 10 min & clear Backlog. We don’t have enough tests to justify reopening schools. Children get the Virus. It’s prudent to use SalivaDirect & other tests similar to it in Schools, families, work place. Then we could reopen Society. What’s holding us back from using these Cheap Simple Frequent test in our homes ? We can stop Outbreaks. Go on living?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/08/16/coronavirus-covid-updates/

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Trump is responsible for loss of life in our Country. We are 4% of the World’s population & 25% of all deaths. While we are waiting for a Vaccine &/or Medication, we have a Simple Cheap Frequent In your home Saliva Test ready for public use and scale up. Why aren’t we providing funding for this test now? The NBA uses SalivaDirect. There are 14 other simple tests made at small Labs: Abbott Labs, Rutgers University Genomics & BD all these 15 min tests taken daily would prevent virus outbreaks. They are a Game Changer. Back to school and work safely! ,

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/04/joe-biden-donald-trump-election-coronavirus-do-your-job

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Allow rapid testing for all Americans in their homes on a daily basis . It’s available & cheap $1/day, easy , like SalivaDirect or Rutgers or Abbott Labs ? Approve for everyone, scaling up may cost $5.4 Billion. Prevents Putbreaks, tests those asymptomatic, easy to trace contacts in 24 hours, Game Changer. Open schools & economy. Healthy go out and those testing positive stay home. Better outcomes. Pooling of tests can be accomplished, too!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/07/31/coronavirus-covid-live-updates-us/

Testing Letters | This Week in Virology

From Charles: Dear GOP Senator; When I have written to you in the past I have tried to see both sides of an issue. When it comes to our national response to SARS-COV-2, I can only see a needlessly failed policy. If you disagree, please explain the graph at: https://flic.kr/p/2jo9bxq It is a comparison of … More Testing Letters | This Week in Virology

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce TrumpsGOP is not pro people, they’re pro Big business & Big businesses got 3/4 of last stimulus Bill. Reality: People, need a Social Safety net, unemployment insurance, a Basic Luving wave for those who have been without work, additions to Medicare & Medicaid, child care funding extra cash for support. I support a Basic Living Wage during Covid Time, until you curtail the outbreak with a simple cheap in home daily test with results in 15 min A game changer for schools & businesses Why wait for the vaccine?

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/07/30/upshot/coronavirus-stimulus-bill.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Pooling of tests in the States with Low infections would work and increase the numbers tested. However, in States with high rates of infection, we still require more testing on an individual basis. As Americans lose control over virus deaths, it’s not to late to introduce a Universal 3 week lockdown to stop viral spread and to introduce the simple cheap in home tests. Masks and social distancing SavesLives. It’s a fact along with constant hand washing. We’re not fighting freedom, we’re fighting a virus that has no boundaries. Be well & stay safe.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/07/27/upshot/coronavirus-pooled-testing.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Leading assistant Secretary of HHS supports frequent alternative testing to mitigate and crush this virus. They are considering batch testing in Scolld and Universities to detect the virus early. In a clinical setting you want perfection. To prevent the virus from spreading in the general population you need less accurate and more frequent inexpensive test sing and tracing . It’s the only way to stop viral spread. SalivaDirect is one test. There are 15 others in development. Cheaper faster and easier with results in minutes will save lives and. Our Economy. It is the right way to think. Just like Government & clinicians have found that early masking , though not perfect would have saved lives. “The perfect is the enemy of the “good”. Finally, I feel hopeful we’ll oversee this virus and thrive!

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/28/opinion/coronavirus-testing-antigen-pooling.html