“A Cheap, Simple Way to Control the Coronavirus”

When I see a headline like this, I’m likely to think, oh sure, and turn the page. This time I read the article. To my surprise, it would be possible to supply most Americans with a year’s supply of Covid-19 do-it-your-self daily virus test kits at a cost of something like $3 a day per person –– simple as pie, spit on a paper strip with results in 15-minutes. Not 100% accurate but close enough to it. Test positive and you self-quarantine. This could slow down spreading tremendously. The cost in the U.S. might be something like 300 billion dollars a year. It would be a good investment.

It’s in the category of good things that might happen.