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Sat May 16, 2020, 03:55 PM

FDA suspends Gates-backed at-home COVID-19 testing program

Source: Reuters

An at-home coronavirus testing project in Seattle backed in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said on Saturday it was working with U.S. regulators to resume the program after being suspended by the Food and Drug Administration.

The Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network (SCAN), which aims to monitor the spread of the novel coronavirus in the region, had said it was suspending its testing of patient samples collected at home after the Food and Drug Administration tightened guidelines to require emergency approval first.

“The FDA has not raised any concerns regarding the safety and accuracy of SCAN’s test, but we have been asked to pause testing until we receive that additional authorization,” SCAN said.

Separately, the FDA on Saturday approved a standalone at-home sample collection kit for Everlywell Inc, a health and wellness company, which launched its kit in March.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-tests/fda-suspends-gates-backed-at-home-covid-19-testing-program-idUSKBN22S0QA



I'm sure that this isn't related to Melinda Gates: US coronavirus response 'lacking leadership at the federal level'

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erronis May 2020 OP
truthisfreedom May 2020 #1
mr_lebowski May 2020 #2
LiberalLovinLug May 2020 #3
iluvtennis May 2020 #4
TomCADem May 2020 #5

Response to erronis (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 04:06 PM

1. because this won't get 45 re-elected.

He has to stop the testing. It's the only way he can hide his real legacy.

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Sat May 16, 2020, 04:46 PM

2. I don't think its directed at Gates especially, the FDA failed to regulate the testing and it turned

into the 'Wild West' with lots of bullshit testing systems all across the country.

Now they're trying to claw back their authority.

I expect Gates' testing will back in business soon.

At least AFA the FDA is concerned.

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Sat May 16, 2020, 05:25 PM

3. Add to that, I suspect, its because there s no money in it for Trump

And, someone who criticized him would be benefiting.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #3)

Sat May 16, 2020, 06:14 PM

4. + agree. nt

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:54 PM

5. At Home Testing? Yup. That Is Way Too Convenient for Trump

Also, this does not make sense given that Trump has the FDA greenlighting various experimental treatments, yet it seems that several months after the pandemic started in January, the federal government still can't figure out what tests work? Really?

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