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FDA opens door to rapid, at-home testing for COVID-19

Correction & Clarification: This story originally misstated which companies vying to create a fast, cheap at-home coronavirus test would be eligible for $50 million through a competition hosted by XPRIZE.

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday opened the door to COVID-19 testing that could be fast, cheap and handled entirely at home – if companies don’t find the rules too burdensome.

Routine screening of people who don’t know they have COVID-19 could transform the fight against the disease.

“These types of tests will be a game-changer in our fight against COVID-19 and will be crucial as the nation looks toward reopening,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn said in a statement announcing how the agency will approve at-home tests.

So far, the FDA hasn’t allowed anyone to sell tests for at-home use.

Lab tests to detect the coronavirus are accurate, but they’re often restricted to people who have COVID-19 symptoms.

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30 Father’s Day gift ideas on Amazon that you can ship right to his door

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Finding a perfect gift that expresses your appreciation for Dad can be a challenge — which is probably why you’ve been putting it off for a bit. Whether you’re in need of a last-minute gift or simply want to be prepared, Amazon’s speedy two-day Prime shipping can definitely come in handy. Although Father’s Day is less than two weeks away, there’s still enough time to find something that is thoughtful, affordable and will arrive at his doorstep on time.

Whether he appreciates a new kitchen gadget or gifts with a personal touch, there’s something for every kind of dad on our list.

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