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NIH Unveils Website for Self-Reporting COVID-19 Results
The National Institutes of Health has announced a new website that allows users to anonymously report results of any brand of at-home COVID-test results. The site, MakeMyTestCount.org, was developed through the NIH’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) Tech, one of four programs under the NIH RADx initiative aimed at speeding innovation in the development, commercialization, and implementation of technologies for COVID-19 testing.
“COVID-19 testing remains an essential tool as the United States heads into the holiday season and people navigate respiratory viruses,” according to the NIH. “While taking a rapid COVID-19 test has become commonplace, test results are not often reported. COVID-19 test results provide valuable data that public health departments can use to assess the needs and modify the responses in the local community, the state, or the nation.”
Access the news article on NIH’s website.
Mayo Clinic Reveals How to Self-care at Home When COVID-19 Positive
A new video from the Mayo Clinic details how to self-care at home after testing positive with COVID-19. Mayo Clinic preventative medicine physician Dr. Melanie Swift offers key tips, noting that people should stay home for at least five days and isolate from others in the household during this time.
"It's simple things, getting rest, staying really well-hydrated," she said. "And sometimes you may want to take a Tylenol or acetaminophen for symptoms of fever."
She also explained when to seek additional medical care, noting: "If you find that you're having trouble breathing, you need to get medical attention. Chest pain or pressure in the chest is another reason to stop with the self-care and get medical attention."
Hear more in the Mayo Clinic Minute video.
See more ANSI member efforts in the ANSI COVID-19 Resource Webpage Highlighting Standardization Community Response.