The company ‘e25bio‘ has made a simple paper strip test, which only identifies Covid-19’s infamous spike protein that allows it to hook onto, spread and infect others so well, its the best cheapest test which does not require doctor or a machine and is just like pregnancy test, a simple paper strip, can be mass produced for the common good and used simply by anyone. It gives result in 5-15 minutes and only gives a positive if you are actively contagious. The virus will have nowhere to live without being discovered each day. This will go a huge way in ending the pandemic now and keeping it out of our lives daily, until its starved into effective extinction, the universal participation of a population in this daily contagious test, will also soon end the practical need for masks, social restrictions, travel restrictions and most importantly allow elderly and vulnerable, (whom our governments are effectively abandoning) to now escape this danger and need to ‘cocoon’ for remaining years waiting for vaccine or cure that may not exist.
Natural virus fighting antibodies, are only occurring in 5% of Covid-19 virus survivors, and those antibodies are weak and only remain in body for 4 month or less. So vaccine does not look likely despite hype, state escapism and also stock profiteering. Even if one luckily has some affect, it will take decades to build up effective defence. I am in no way against vaccines as a concept, a vaccine or cure that was effective soon would be of course great, but doing nothing to actually end the virus’s root ability to ravage the population untested and unseen, while just waiting for a miracle possible vaccine to save us, will be unforgivably irresponsible.
Free daily home testing for the contagious form of the virus, by mass producing these simple, cheap, self administered, non invasive and quick test strips, this is a ready to go solution, that will save lives and restore society and all we can produce, by shining an inescapable light on this virus at root, in every home each day.
We’re only waiting for governments with the ambition and care of our welfare to initiate extraordinary state production to mass produce this solution quickly and effectively for our common good, materials this test requires are not in anyway limited, its mass production can be unlimited, the lives and money it will save by ending the pandemic reliably will make its production for free to all obviously worth it, even if you don’t just believe and care for society and value the lives of our humanity.
(When people where able to be together freely without the responsible need for masks and restrictions, at Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, March 17th 2016 – by Antonio Carty)
In Ireland where I live, hope the government may go for this, but in the absence of that, our largest and most progressive party Sinn Fein could be the movement to help achieve this real solution, to save us in our health and society now and for long term, instead of the meandering descent into disintegration and unknown depths, that our present government is leading us blindly down, trying just for a slow inevitable burn through our population at best, instead of actually ending the pandemic most practically, by shutting it down at root each day, made possible with this simple free test. This idea is a sound logic mixed with just a little leap in effort and imagination to achieve it. I hope we may all support this and that Sinn Fein will help back this in Ireland at least and we may go for it.
Best wishes Antonio