Scientists publish open letter calling for Quebec to make use of fast testing

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With a month-long curfew instituted Saturday, officers should benefit from the anticipated decline in instances to counter the unfold by means of higher screening, which is “all of the extra necessary in a context the place attainable variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, that are extra infectious, may unfold in Quebec,” the letter reads.

Utilizing fast checks may assist to establish optimistic instances extra rapidly, significantly these amongst asymptomatic sufferers and those that have been at so-called “super-spreader” occasions, the letter states

“On this regard, we consider that the straightforward and extensively obtainable entry all through the territory to fast checks … permitting a end result to be obtained in a couple of minutes might be a game-changer, particularly in locations of propagation.”