In this time of uncertainty, getting tested for the coronavirus has been difficult to access for many people and for those that are tested, the wait for answers can be torturous. The FDA has approved a test that can give answers in 45 minutes.
Rigorous testing of the population is one thing that has been shown to help with the pandemic in other countries. Lack of testing for a variety of reasons has been a real issue as the pandemic amped up around the world. This new test is able to be administrated and give a diagnosis in less than an hour.
This will allow people to act quickly and decisively. They will know for certain that they should be quarantined or to take their symptoms seriously which may help to save lives. It should start making its way into hospitals and care facilities soon.