I think this is important ! Maybe there is some flaw in my reasoning, but, as I see it, this could be one of the most life-changing innovations in the world right now. There has been very little talk of it in the media – where the news has all been focussed on new hopes of an effective vaccine. But it seems to me this RAPID COVID 19 TEST is the answer to a prayer. You can do it yourself, and the result is ready in exactly 15 minutes. This is my first result.
The fact that there is no coloured lower line in the display means that I have tested NEGATIVE – in other words there is at the most, a tiny amount of the virus in my body, and I am not infectious to those around me. If I were anywhere near becoming infectious, as I understand it, there would be a faint line in the lower position. And if the line were solid, it means I am definitely infected and infectious (whether or not I have symptoms) and must quarantine immediately. So the fact that I and my PA Sally, who took this picture, both took the test earlier today gave us a free pass to work safely together all day. Of course it was a working day so this was legal anyway, but it has added greatly to our feelings of safety. This for me is life-changing. It will hopefully enable me to get my studio running safely again. More later —- but let me know what you think, folks. Of course all this depends on whether the test is truly as sensitive as they’re claiming – over 96 per cent. We shall see if this is verified.
But for now …. A cautious hurrah !
This test costs around 12 English pounds.