How reliable can corona tests be at home?


The FAZ Knowledge Podcast with Joachim Müller-Jung and Sibylle Anderl
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Rapid antigen tests for at home could become an important and easy tool in the fight against the corona pandemic. New studies suggest that. When does politics set the course for this?

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Joachim Müller-Jung

Joachim Müller-Jung

Editor in the features section, responsible for the “Nature and Science” section.

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Our papers from the podcast:

A. Lindner, C. Denkinger, F. Mockenhaupt et al., MedRxiv, 2021, “SARS-CoV-2 patient self-testing with an antigen-detecting rapidtest: a head-to-head comparison with professionaltesting”

S. Hoehl, S. Ciesek et al, mexRxiv, 2020, “At-home self-testing of teachers with a SARS-CoV-2 rapid 1antigen test to reduce potential transmissions in schools2Results of the SAFE School Hesse Study”

M. Mina & K. Andersen, Science, 2021, “COVID-19 testing: One size does not fit all”

M. L. Bastos et al, Annals of Internal Medicine, 2021, 1. “The Sensitivity and Costs of Testing for SARS-CoV-2 Infection With Saliva Versus Nasopharyngeal Swabs”

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