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If we actually got these tests into the average American's home and we asked every American to use a test twice a week, it takes 30 seconds to use -- as you brush your teeth, you use a Covid test -- that would be enough to empower people to know their status, and if they are positive, they would be able to essentially know that they're positive and make the appropriate changes.
Let's say it's a Monday or on Day Zero you get exposed. Day three, you might turn positive on a PCR later that night. Day three and a half or maybe early day four you might turn positive on an antigen test. And so, the whole idea of twice a week is to shave off a considerable part of people's infectious course, and so, if you're using it twice a week, even if you turn positive in the middle of your two tests, by the time you do test, especially because it's rapid, you'll be able to pull yourself out when you've only been spreading for one and a half or two days instead of five days and six days.
You pick up your iPhone if you want and do a one-click reporting if you want, and if not, you keep it to yourself and you yourself know that you're infectious today. And so, you won't go visit your grandma in the nursing home, maybe you won't go to church, maybe you won't eat lunch with your buddies, but it's on your terms.
I think this test is the most equitable way to approach fighting this pandemic today. It is a test that can truly be scaled to every household, rich or poor. People can use it on their own terms, regardless of any politics, regardless of how they feel about this virus. You know, and if people don't want to use it, that's their prerogative. But as long as we can get a large number of people using it twice a week, we can actually start to really contain this virus.
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