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Covid self-tests finally arrive in France


DECRYPTION – Politicians and doctors regret that these devices are only available in pharmacies.

From next Monday, it will be possible to obtain Covid self-tests in French pharmacies. Already available for several weeks in various European countries and in the United States, these tests, similar to antigenic tests but which can be carried out oneself, aroused much controversy before being deployed on the French market. The Minister of Health said last Thursday on France Inter “Not at all on the defensive in relation to that” just after insisting that he himself had tried one of these devices and that it was not “Not easy”. What to raise a serious doubt on the maneuverability of these devices, knowing that Olivier Véran is a doctor… It is in fact necessary to carry out a nasal sample with a swab to insert 2 to 3 centimeters in the nostril, then to soak it in a reagent, place the solution on the test and wait about 30 minutes before reading the result.

“Public ownership of these tests relies heavily on

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