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Can at-home tests help Orange County get a handle on the pandemic?

Daily Pilot, Dec. 10, 2020

December 10, 2020

Can at-home tests help Orange County get a handle on the pandemic?

UC Irvine doctoral student and researcher Julia Zakashansky said at-home tests are necessary to combat the spread of the virus. Zakashansky and UC Irvine professor Michelle Khine are currently developing an at-home saliva test for COVID-19. … “So what we’re trying to allow is for a device that you can use and read yourself, within an hour of actually collecting your saliva,” Zakashansky said, comparing it to a pregnancy test.