Scientists debate rule change to allow for self-testing

“The Health Minister’s advisory committee (MAC) on Covid-19 is discussing whether the government

should scrap rules that stop people from being able to do their own Covid-19 tests at home, school or work,” reported Business Day (29 November 2021).

MAC member Ian Sanne, CEO of Right to Care, said his personal view is to make testing more widely available by permitting the sale of test kits through pharmacies. He said  we are underdiagnosing Covid-19, and the quantum being seen through the national database is enough to manage the public health decision-making.

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