Point-of-care testing: The Govt's life-saver for Indigenous communities

A 45-minute swab turnaround could prevent catastrophe, says Professor James Ward

A program of rapid point-of-care testing will be a game-changer for remote Indigenous communities otherwise at risk of devastation if there was an outbreak of COVID-19, a leading public health researcher says.

Professor James Ward.

Professor James Ward, director of the University of Queensland’s Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, said the 45-minute turnaround of the PCR swab tests for SARS