A test that can detect whether a person was exposed to COVID-19 and whether or not they still have virus-fighting antibodies in their system has been approved by Health Canada after a “priority scientific review.”
Called DiaSorin LIAISON, the test was approved for use in the U.S. in April. It is the first of its kind to be approved in Canada and is a significant step in efforts to understand immunity against the virus. Another 18 tests have been approved by the agency, but those tests simply identify infection.
The new test identifies antibodies, which are developed to fight disease and can linger after infection, likely providing some form of immunity, though it’s uncertain for how long.
This is good news for sure, as it will help immensely, as now we can tell who has had it or who hasn’t. Slowly we are working through things.
Hi Folks. Well … to start things off we are seeing lots of sunshine this morning here in Port Loring Ontario Canada, and the good news is it will remain with us for most the day. Tonight however we will see a few clouds entering into the picture, along with some showers tomorrow. But as much as I don’t like the rain, it will bring in the warm weather that we are all looking for. And next week will be the best yet this year for warm temperatures. I have to tell you … I am looking forward to it. Saturday might be a nice day too if things goes to plan. We will see. The good thing is the snow has left us and hopefully we won’t see anymore until winter. I hate to even mention that word winter. On another note our air quality here in Port Loring is Excellent today and will remain that way for most of the week. With so many business’s not open and cars off the highways the pollution is down to almost nil in certain areas. Which will help immensely with this virus that is going around today. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning and traffic is slow. Which it should be. The grass is greening up nicely and won’t be long before it has to be cut. The dandelions our out, so fresh dandelion tea is on the menu for later on today for my lovely wife and me. There is nothing that can spur your immune system more than Dandelions. Which again is needed with what is going on in the world today. Amazes me most folks don’t take advantage of what is right outside the front door in a lot of cases. It is still quite cool this morning with temperatures sitting at 1.8 C | 35.24 F. It will warm up as the day moves forward. I did start the wood furnace once again, but thinking I might have to let it burn out once things warm up a bit. I should mention that we did have a touch of frost this morning and there was ice on the bird bath. So that shows how cold it is outside. So with that I am off for my morning cup of tea and will let the day unfold around me. I have to finish up a new Podcast for Friday, which I will post as I always do. Take care, do what is right to keep yourself safe and others. GW