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How come the U.S. doesn't have at-home flu test kits?

Before COVID, at-home tests were considered an anomaly. But in the wake of the pandemic, people are starting to wonder why they aren’t more common. At-home flu testing could solve a lot of problems: getting the right medication to people infected after the onset of the symptoms, avoiding copay and the overall convenience of knowing whether you have an infection.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks to STAT reporter Brittany Trang on why America doesn’t have at-home flu tests.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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