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Fujifilm says new coronavirus test can produce results in two hours

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Thats great. If only we had a government here that was interested in using it.

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Do it but two types of tests required. Those who have the virus and those who had the virus and recovered.

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However, you may want to reconsider, since the tests might themselves have Covid-19 in them.

https://www.infowars.com/unnamed-5g-whistleblower-claims-that-people-are-being-infected-with-coronavirus-via-covid-19-tests/

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While globally there’s 5 min tests that’s easier to use. This is what you get with amakudari.

Either way, Japan don’t and will not test many people anyways.

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Haven't they invented a 5 and 14 minute version (the 14 min one was the one Trump took yesterday)

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While globally there’s 5 min tests that’s easier to use. This is what you get with amakudari.

No, test for antibodies in blood (which obviously require taking blood) are faster, but also require more time to become positive because the antibody response comes later than the virus replication.

There is not much information but if this test detects directly the virus it can be done with a swab and it becomes positive earlier during infection, it is also usually much more sensitive because it works by amplifying the virus RNA, so even a very small amount can be detected.

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FreedomLives!

However, you may want to reconsider, since the tests might themselves have Covid-19 in them.

https://www.infowars

As soon as you use Alex Jones' site as a source, you've lost me.

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Why is the government or talking to Trump? I just watched Fox News this morning and Trump showed everyone his 14 minute test. Why is Japan just now bragging about 2 hours? Come on Japan, let’s get with the program. Our life depends on it.

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Germany has ordered millions of Avigan from this company, I hope it starts saving people in mass scale soon!

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Is the government willing to use it? Time for massive testing

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Published online on 22/3/2020

US approves coronavirus test with 45-minute turnaround

The US health regulator has approved a test which could detect coronavirus in patients in about 45 minutes, according to the developer of the units.

The device is made by Cepheid, a California-based company, which said units would be ready to be shipped next week.

Also about the 15 minute test:

Earlier on Monday, it was revealed the TGA had approved another COVID-19 test which could produce results in just 15 minutes.

That test searches for antibodies rather than the virus itself, meaning it can miss positive cases, especially early in the course of the disease, when a patient's immune system has not yet created antibodies.

2 hours is not bad but others can do it in 45 minutes.

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Fujifilm says new coronavirus test can produce results in two hours

Didn´t Abbot Labs just announce one that produces results in 5 minutes? Lots of fog of war in the whole situation

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If the drug works in treatment, great.

@ Zichi...you are right, we need to also be testing who has HAD the virus (and thus are antibody armed and safe to work, eat out, whatever).

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Guidelines for testing could be reevaluated, relqxed, recalibrated, whatever, to accommodate more testing but we can't test everyone, meaning no guidelines. Testing takes time, reaources, personnel. If testing is allowed for everyone who wants it then medical care for those who need it could be delayed. Of course some form of prioritization could be implemented but it might be hard to do once the floodgates have been opened.

Anyway, if we can test anyone any idea how would we know if someone had been sick and safe to be with or just asymptomatic and still shedding the virus actively?

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ian...someone who has been sick and is now fine will have antibodies in their blood that will show on a test.

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Why? Because a two-minute test is too quick and convenient?

https://www.google.com/amp/s/thehill.com/homenews/administration/490388-fda-authorizes-new-two-minute-test-for-coronavirus%3famp

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So there is no longer a reason not to get to work and test the entire population. This could be done within weeks. The reason I know that it's possible is that all Japanese carry a cellphone and just to sign up for one here takes at least two hours sitting in shop waiting.

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so who's buying stock in fujifilm's subsidiary?

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Buying stock in Fujifilm is kind of stupid though, it have already went up recently, it should be shorted instead, because there's no way Fujifilm would have much cash-flow from Covid-19.

Fujifilm have no experience developing and marketing drugs overseas, so they'd be relying pretty much solely on the Japanese market.

In Japan, there's no real market for Covid-19 diagnosis tests or treatment. Testing is max 1000 a day on a good day, and therefore, potential new patients for treatment is also capped at 1000 per day. Assuming this virus lasts this entire year, that's just 150,000 tests and 150,000 treatments for the maximum market for Japan for the entire year.

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Buying stock in Fujifilm is kind of stupid though, it have already went up recently, it should be shorted instead, because there's no way Fujifilm would have much cash-flow from Covid-19.

Fujifilm have no experience developing and marketing drugs overseas, so they'd be relying pretty much solely on the Japanese market.

In Japan, there's no real market for Covid-19 diagnosis tests or treatment. Testing is max 1000 a day on a good day, and therefore, potential new patients for treatment is also capped at 1000 per day. Assuming this virus lasts this entire year, that's just 150,000 tests and 150,000 treatments for the maximum market for Japan for the entire year.

Let's hope they read your post then, as it seems you know their business better than they do.

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The accuracy of the tests needs to be published.

PCR is about 97% accurate. The others range from 30%-85% accurate, but nobody is publishing that. Some "approved" tests are less accurate than a psychic.

Fast, but incorrect is still useless.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/who-has-covid-19-what-we-know-about-tests-for-the-new-coronavirus-11585868185

Health experts say they now believe nearly one in three patients who are infected are nevertheless getting a negative test result.

That's 66% accurate. The only reason these tests are allowed is due to the screams for testing, so the FDA relaxed the normal accuracy mandates. They will roll those back in the next few months, but there is money to be made now before that happens. Testing is a business first.

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