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Do rapid at-home tests detect the omicron variant?

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Travelers pass a sign near a COVID-19 testing site in Terminal E at Logan Airport, Dec. 21, 2021, in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Travelers pass a sign near a COVID-19 testing site in Terminal E at Logan Airport, Dec. 21, 2021, in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Testing is weighing heavily on people's minds right now.

Dr. Michael Mina has been an advocate of rapid antigen tests throughout the pandemic. In fact, he's told anyone who will listen that tests should be "fast, frequent and accessible." He's also been a vocal critic of federal sluggishness in ramping up fast testing.

Mina recently left Harvard University, where he was on faculty at the T.H. Chan School of School of Public Health, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, to join a private company that helps people take rapid tests.

Mina, now chief science officer at biotech software company eMed, joins us to talk all things testing.

This segment aired on January 4, 2022.

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