Companies ditch plans for rapid spit tests at home

 

Source: Katherine J. Wu ( Paid Registration )

For months, public health experts have been eagerly watching the companies developing spit tests for the coronavirus that could be used at home, producing results in a matter of minutes.

If these rapid saliva tests worked, as many news articles have pointed out, they could greatly expand the number of people getting tested. Some experts have even said they could perform as well as a vaccine in curbing the spread of the coronavirus and paving a path back to normalcy.

But so far, the technology is not panning out as some have hoped.

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