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Home tests for COVID-19 allowed in the US

In the United States, Ellume's rapid COVID-19 tests are allowed at home.

Writes about this Washington Post.

This decision was made by the Federal Food and Drug Administration.

This test does not require sending samples to a laboratory or special permission from a doctor — it can be freely purchased at the pharmacy.

After that, you need to make a swab in the nose and activate the reagents — the result will be ready in 20 minutes.

The FDA noted that authorities are seeking to expand American access to testing, reduce the burden on laboratories, and help people avoid unnecessary hospital visits.

As previously reported, on December 21, the European Medicines Agency will make an official decision on the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine.

We also wrote that Spain expects to provide herd immunity from COVID-19 by the end of the summer of 2021 if a sufficient number of citizens are vaccinated by that time.

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