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University of Southern California study says COVID-19 rapid tests could be the key to reopening schools more safely


Another University of Southern California study has discovered that COVID-19 rapid tests could be the way to returning schools all the more safely.

“The guarantee of these tests is that they can distinguish individuals who are irresistible inside 15 minutes,” said USC Schaeffer Center Covid Initiative Director Dr. Neeraj Sood.

Sood said the investigation is remarkable in that it took a gander at the accuracy of COVID rapid tests, especially in young children.

Researchers discovered the tests could distinguish a COVID infection dependent on viral burden, and do it rapidly.

They say if understudies and educators are tried double seven days, the rapid test could be more compelling in securing schools than the conventional PCR test once per week, which takes additional time.

“Assuming you rehash the test the child, you will presently distinguish this child as being covid positive, so these tests are truly helpful in environments where you can do this rehash or sequential testing with the goal that when individuals become irresistible the tests can recognize them,” Sood said.

At the point when Los Angeles Unified School District starts one week from now, the district will test everybody nearby once seven days utilizing the conventional PCR tests.

A few parents said rapid tests double seven days would not cause them to feel any more secure.

“It truly wouldn’t have an effect. It’s less the testing or the measure of testing that would reassure parents,” said LAUSD parent Alberta Moore.

Moore isn’t sending her 10th grader class kickoff since she says it would be too troublesome this late in the year.

She additionally said it’s the by and large COVID case rates in the district and vaccinations that will have the effect for her family.

“At the present time the entire testing and checking in consistently is somewhat of a problem,” she said.

USC said it doesn’t have an organization with LAUSD right now. LAUSD didn’t promptly react to remark about utilizing rapid tests

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