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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Abbott on Friday announced it received approval for a test that is capable of delivering positive results of the coronavirus in as little as five minutes, and it will begin making those tests available to health care providers next week. The Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use authorization for the point-of-care test on Friday, the company said in a statement. The test can detect negative results in 13 minutes. The company said it plans to ramp up manufacturing so it can deliver 50,000 tests per day.

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Cool...

Looks like we are seeing some innovation in how some of this testing is being developed and deployed.

Hopefully in the future we will be better equipped to handle stuff like this.

#1 | Posted by sawdust at 2020-03-28 10:08 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

CDC and FDA screwed up. Happens to the best. Lots of learnings from this event.

#2 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-03-28 10:34 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

What good is the learning, Sawdust, if we elect another Trump, or re-elect this one?

A pandemic was gamed-out when Trump first came into office, and he did worse than nothing. He dismantled the very agencies we needed. It was gamed-out a year ago. Nothing done. Nothing reviewed. Nothing planned.

Trump screwed up bigly, repeatedly, and is still screwing up. You want a good response to this? Get rid of him and Pence. Get them out of the way. Blaming the CDC and FDA for this only goes so far. Blame Trump and his heads of the CDC and FDA - his appointees. His CDC head, Redfield, was called out at the time he was appointed as seriously questionable because he has weird-ass ideas on HIV/AIDS.

www.motherjones.com

#3 | Posted by YAV at 2020-03-28 10:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Do we have to study for it?

#4 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-03-28 11:54 AM | Reply

"Sawdust, if we elect another Trump, or re-elect this one?"

Interesting question. If Bernie gets the nom, you'll have no choice but to re-elect Trump or elect another Trump/

#5 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-03-28 12:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I'll vote for Bernie.
No question about it.

#6 | Posted by YAV at 2020-03-28 12:18 PM | Reply

Five minutes is a lifetime. Ask Der Dotard how much crosses his mind in that time...

#7 | Posted by catdog at 2020-03-28 12:27 PM | Reply

CDC and FDA screwed up. Happens to the best. Lots of learnings from this event.

#2 | POSTED BY VISITOR_

The buck stops at the cdc now?

Nice try. This belongs to Trumpy. Lock stock and barrel.

Humpy and the deplorables own this.

Humpy Trumpy should have had this tests available months ago.

Better late than never I guess.

Too bad for all those who will have died needlessly.

It will only add to the stack of Trumpy's crimes against America. I hope he lives happily in our courts forever after.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-03-28 12:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I'll vote for Bernie. No question about it."

Why.

He's no different than Trump. Actually, probably a worse option.

I'd vote for anyone that ran against Trump. Except for Bernie. If Bernie gets the nom, I'll go anything I can to fend him off. Trump is bad, Bernie is like a really ------- stupid, really ------- clueless left wing version of Trump.

#9 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-03-28 12:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Read it. www.washingtonpost.com
CDC and FDA tried a top down single point of failure approach that discouraged competing tests from being developed.

#10 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-03-28 01:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"CDC and FDA tried a top down single point of failure approach that discouraged competing tests from being developed."

So Much Winning!
#MAGA

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-28 01:06 PM | Reply

It's a good link in #10 - I read that a couple of weeks ago. "To the extent that there's someone to blame here, the blame is on poor, chaotic management from the White House and failure to acknowledge the big picture."

The head of the FDA and the CDC are Trump appointees. Gottlieb, who left the CDC March 5th 2019 and was a Trump appointee believes "The mistake we made is we took a very linear approach rather than an all-of-the-above approach."

The CDC has been under the doofus Redfield - who's a wacko.

So yeah, the FDA and CDC screwed up, and both report to Trump who clearly doesn't want to have this on him. Hell, when asked he flat out stated 'I don't take responsibility at all.'

#12 | Posted by YAV at 2020-03-28 02:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

But he hires the best people...

#13 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-28 02:23 PM | Reply

BTW - let me just say this test could be a game changer. It could get us back to work in a safe and responsible way. I will also state that I believe 50,000 a day is woefully inadequate. Abbott needs to license this at least, so that that number can be significantly increased. Not to mention how much money Abbott could make off this.

Licensing it and getting that production per day number up will help the entire planet and it would also be ethical. Keeping it to themselves, unable to produce more than 50,000/day is short-sighed and unethical IMHO.

#14 | Posted by YAV at 2020-03-28 02:41 PM | Reply

"The company said it plans to ramp up manufacturing so it can deliver 50,000 tests per day."

Same rate at which known cases of coronavirus are increasing in America...

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-28 02:44 PM | Reply

Same rate at which known cases of coronavirus are increasing in America...

Thanks for making that point clear. Good job.

At 50,000/day It would take 18 years to produce enough tests to test everyone in the U.S., just once.

#16 | Posted by YAV at 2020-03-28 02:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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