Given incubation time and new research indicating that you might not be infectious for more than 5-7 days, it really becomes a waste of resources to wait for more than 24 hours on a PCR test result.


It means that if you get tested on symptom onset and wait for 3 days to receive the result, your infectious stage is more or less over when you get it.

So what do we do until we have cheap at home tests (they are coming, but certification takes time)?

When you think you’re at risk (because, for example, the Corona App tells you), try to get a test but don’t wait for the result. Act as if you are infected and in your infectious stage. Isolate for 5 days. Simple, IMHO.

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