Arizona’s lack of COVID-19 testing capacity has resulted in long lines for tests and long wait-times for results. But a new partnership between ASU and the Arizona Department of Health is looking to change all of that. We spoke with ASU Biodesign Institute executive director, Dr. Josh LaBaer about the new test and how they hope to make testing smooth.
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Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute developed the test and got emergency approval from the Food and Drug Administration. The test is supposed to be a lot more pleasant than the long cotton swab going into your nose.
Professor Konrad Rykaczewski has created a design for cooling vests. He's been planning this project for two years, and hopes he can get people to think more about the future.
ASU has been developing the saliva-based testing for several months and is currently using them to test staff and students ahead of the fall semester. Expanding the testing options to the general public is a step in the right direction, ASU President Michael Crow said.
“These extraordinary records are from single lightning flash events,” said Randy Cerveny, an Arizona State University professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and the “chief rapporteur” of weather and climate extremes for WMO. “Environmental extremes are living measurements of what nature is capable of on this planet.