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Wed Apr 22, 2020, 02:02 AM

A Company Will Be Releasing A Home Covid-19 Testing Kit-Test & Mail In For Results - Is This Safe?..

One does the swabbing in home. Pop the swab in the mail. In a couple of days you receive the results.

My question is: Could the U.S. Mail System be contaminated by these tests going through the mail?

What about the mail handlers - can they contract the virus?

Think about it - some of the tests will be positive - meaning that whomever sent it in has the virus and could have also contaminated the mailing envelope.

Also - any one of these envelopes can get damaged in transit or through the sorting machines. What about the other mail that might come in contact with these mail-in tests? Can it become contaminated?

Has anyone addressed this question. Is this safe?

Just asking.

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intrepidity Apr 2020 #1

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Wed Apr 22, 2020, 02:08 AM

1. I'm nearly certain the swabs will be contained

in a plastic sleeve or something.

I suppose if people still licked envelopes to seal, that could also raise concern.

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