We've received your requests for a brief summary video (to share!) of Dr. Mina's research and how inexpensive (approx. $1), at-home, COVID-19 tests (results in 15 minutes) could be utilized to dramatically slow the spread of this pandemic (and open up schools etc. in a faster and safer way).
Dr. Mina is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health and a core member of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics. Dr. Mina's research has demonstrated that the sensitivity (accuracy) of these simple saliva or swab paper antigen tests (the technology already exists) is high enough to detect the vast majority of infectious #COVID19 and could be utilized frequently at home.
2 Initial Ways to Help
1) Please share this video with friends, colleagues, and elected officials. If possible, use the hashtag #RapidTestsNow
2) For templates and streamlined ways to contact your governor and representatives in Congress about rapid COVID 19 testing, visit https://www.rapidtests.org
For a more in-depth summary of Dr. Mina's research and ideas: https://youtu.be/h7Sv_pS8MgQ
Michael Mina, MD, Ph.D.'s bio: https://ccdd.hsph.harvard.edu/people/michael-mina
Dr. Mina's New York Times article about a new COVID-19 testing paradigm: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/03/opinion/coronavirus-tests.html
Dr. Mina's research paper: Test sensitivity is secondary to frequency and turnaround time for COVID-19 surveillance (Pre-print) https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.22.20136309v2
TWiV 640: Test often, fast turnaround, interview with Michael Mina: https://youtu.be/kDj4Zyq3yOA
Follow Dr. Mina on Twitter: https://twitter.com/michaelmina_lab More info and ways to get involved: https://www.rapidtests.org