Tagged: saliva testing

Border tech - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton May 13, 2021

Marc Daalder tallies a few of the failures in getting better tech rolled out at the border. On Sunday, National Party Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop revealed that a voluntary rollout of saliva-based testing of border workers had seen just 339 saliva tests performed since it began in January. “Public health experts have recommended introducing regular saliva testing across … Read More

Test, test, test - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Feb 18, 2021

My column over at Newsroom this week points out the fairly obvious. The government can add daily saliva testing for everyone at the border to the existing testing regimen. If daily testing winds up proving the swab tests to be redundant, ditch the swab tests when we find that out. If it turns out they’re both useful, keep both. Read More