How Rapid Virus Tests Can Reopen the Economy
Financial Review, November 12, 2020
When Melbourne pathologist Mark Thacker's daughter recently booked a dentist appointment to have her wisdom teeth removed, she was forced to take a COVID-19 test three to five days beforehand.
"For that test result to be accurate on the day she goes in, she and the six people at our house would have to be in isolation for the three to five days before," says Mr Thacker, director of
"So in reality, the lab test result would be outdated by the time she arrives at the dentist."