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COVID Test Tissues

Sneeze or blow your nose into tissues that change colors to indicate positive for COVID
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Tissues infused with testing agent the same way tissues are commonly infused with lotion.

Inspired by COVID testing masks that are already a thing, this would be useful when you sneeze or have a runny nose, symptoms that might propt you to get tested.

You'd have to hold onto them for a few minutes to note the color change but I think this could actually work.

The test chemical might remain inert until activated by moisture. Alternatively, a spray could be applied that would activate the test but the simpler one step system would obviously be preferrable.

doctorremulac3, May 02 2022

COVID indicating masks. https://ucsdnews.uc...er-against-covid-19
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       Being derivative this idea lacks the "innovative" side of the [+/-] I gave the other idea. [-]
Voice, May 02 2022


       That being said, I don't believe these exist and I think they'd fulfill a role that the existing mask indicators don't. Especially now that manditory mask mandates are getting phased out.
doctorremulac3, May 02 2022

       As far as I understand it (which isn't saying much...), the "test strip" is in an inert dry state in the "proper" testers, so it should be able to be in the same state within (between the plies) a tissue. To get the "2 stripes", I was thinking stripes of the 2 reagents across the tissue, but multi-layered might work better.
So we get tissue - T-stripe layer - C-stripe layer - T-stripe layer - tissue
(2 T-stripe layers for symmetry)
neutrinos_shadow, May 02 2022

       Yea, whatever the configuration, activated by the mucous right? I'm thinking this has to have been thought of.
doctorremulac3, May 02 2022


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