Double Whammy! – Home Test For COVID-19 And Flu/Cheap Diabetes Drug May Decrease Risk For Long COVID


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This week’s video is a double whammy! We cover the first FDA approved over-the-counter test for both COVID-19 and Flu (A and B). We also cover a new study that demonstrated a decrease risk for Long COVID in those treated with Metformin during their acute COVID-19 infection.

The FDA approved with an emergency use authorization (EUA) the first home test that can test for COVID-19, Influenza A, and Influenza B with what seems like fairly good accuracy! False negative rates were about 10% for both COVID-19 and Influenza.…

A new study in pre-print found that Metformin, a cheap drug typically used to treat Type 2 Diabetes, may actually decrease your risk of developing Long COVID-19 by as much as 42% if taken during your acute COVID-19 infection.…

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