New COVID Breath Test Gives Near-Instant Results

Researches used technology for detecting lung cancer.

Researchers in Wales have come up with a device that can analyze COVID-19 from breath samples.  They have employed a technology that detects lung cancer to create a device that can identify the coronavirus from other respiratory infections. They hope to have it ready for general use by May 2021.

Trials for the new device have been conducted in several countries. So far, scientists have determined that COVID-19 leaves a specific “signature” in expelled breath samples that has been confirmed by traditional nasal swab testing.

At the University of Miami, another breath test developed by Israeli researchers is also being tested.  Dr. Roy Weiss at that university’s school of medicine said, “It’s as simple as a kazoo—you just blow into it. And if it works, it will be a game-changer. It would allow us to test at a fraction of the cost and time, and as frequently and whenever necessary. There could even be stations before a football game. People would blow into the tube, get their results in a minute, and then, if they’re negative, go in and enjoy the game.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For researchers across the globe who are working on better testing and better therapeutics for dealing with the COVID-19 virus.
  • For individuals and families afflicted with the coronavirus, and in shared grief with those who have lost loved ones.
  • For the president’s administration as it continues seeking treatments and cures for the virus.

Sources: Newsmax, BBC


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