Rapid Coronavirus Test Kits Are Headed For Washington

OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington State Department of Health expects a federal shipment of nearly 150,000 rapid coronavirus testing kits will arrive within five to 10 days, officials announced late Wednesday. By November, the state anticipates it will have received 2.3 million kits.

Right now, the Abbott BinaxNOW antigen tests are approved only for people exhibiting symptoms, but the state may later extend their use to include anyone who is exposed to a confirmed case. According to DOH, the tests are typically less accurate than standard molecular tests, and their effectiveness for people without symptoms has not undergone rigorous study. Interpreting the results can also be complex.

According to the Abbott website, the test involves taking a nasal swab and inserting it into a test card. Within minutes, results are available and can be stored on an optional app, which generates a new QR code for each test result.

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Vancouver Eyewear Company KITS Partners With Professional Tennis Player and Kits Beach Athlete, Vasek Pospisil

Partnership marks KITS’ passion for supporting Canadian athletes

KITS, Canada’s fastest growing eyecare brand, announced today its partnership with Kitsilano-based tennis star Vasek Pospisil. The partnership marks the company’s dedication to supporting Canadian athletes.

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Inspired by the athlete’s history, where growing up he trained on the courts at Kits Beach Tennis Club, and the important connection between tennis and eye health, this partnership is the beginning of the company’s commitment to supporting Canadian athletes. As part of the partnership, KITS is supporting Vasek’s journey as he builds on his 4th round finish at the US Open and competes in the upcoming French Open and beyond.

“To play at the top of your game, you need hard work, a strong purpose, and a great team,” said Vasek Pospisil of the partnership with KITS. “I’m excited to partner

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