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Dr. Fauci encourages people to use at home COVID-19 tests; follow instructions closely

Dr. Anthony Fauci is encouraging people to continue to use at-home COVID-19 tests after the Food and Drug Administration said they may be less sensitive at detecting the Omicron variant.

News 12 Staff

Dec 29, 2021, 11:18 AM

Updated 901 days ago

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Dr. Anthony Fauci is encouraging people to continue to use at-home COVID-19 tests after the Food and Drug Administration said they may be less sensitive at detecting the Omicron variant.
“What the FDA is saying today is that when you look at Omicron, its ability to detect Omicron, some of the tests have a diminution further of the sensitivity, but they still say the tests are useful and should be used,” says Dr. Facui.
The FDA also says people should continue to use the tests and be sure to follow the instructions closely.
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The agency recommends following up with a molecular test if you have virus symptoms or were exposed to someone with COVID-19.


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