Engineers developing no-touch, mail-in, fast-scan test for COVID-19, other outbreaks
There would be no tents set up in parking lots. No long lines of cars. No medical staff in full protective gear. No waiting for results.
Instead, you’d take your own COVID-19 diagnostic test at home with a $1 (or so) kit. You’d take your own nasal and cough samples. You’d spread the samples on a card. You’d stuff the card in an envelope with a virus-killing coating and let everything incubate overnight. Then you’d drop the envelope at a collection center or in the mail.