TONIGHT on UnpublishedTV: COVID-19 Rapid Testing

TONIGHT on UnpublishedTV: COVID-19 Rapid Testing
Posted on October 26, 2020 | Unpublished Admin | Written on October 26, 2020

Author's Video Note:


Tonight’s UnpublishedTV panel discussion is on the demand for rapid, effective Covid testing.




  • Dr. Steven Newmaster, Genomics Professor at the University of Guelph
  • Christine Neilson, CEO of the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science
  • Jason Kindrachuk, PhD Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair, Department of Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases University of Manitoba

However you’re watching and listening to our show, whether through our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, or on our podcast channelsiTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, iHeartRadio and more—I would like to remind you that you can “cast your vote” on this topic at, and then email your MP to tell them why.

Our question this week was: Do you think effective and accurate rapid Covid tests will be available in Canada by the end of 2020?

  • 43.8% = Yes
  • 56.2% = No

At you will find a podcast on this issue as well as articles, opinion pieces and research on this topic.

So, let’s get started!

Steven: What has been keeping Canada behind others countries when it come to rapid testing?

Jason: Can Health Canada speed up it’s approval process or it doing it’s due diligence?

Christine: Labs and techs are overwhelmed with processing samples. What will a simple home based test, saliva test do to alleviate the pressure?

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