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Stanford Developing Inexpensive At-Home COVID Test

Researchers at Stanford University are working on a COVID-19 test that people can administer in the comfort of their own homes.

The test, which detects the coronavirus in a person’s saliva, takes no more than 10 minutes to self-administer, and it delivers results within 30 minutes, according to Stanford researchers. Its accuracy rate is said to be equal to professional clinical tests.

Developers say the test will be priced at about $5 when it becomes available.

Would more people test for COVID if they could do it themselves? Would the availability of home tests drive down the country’s coronavirus numbers?

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