Agree entirely. As Prof Skerritt emphasised in today’s presser with Hunt, the RAT is a screening test not a diagnostic test. Early days so let’s see how well governments perform now in communicating the role these tests should play in Australia. If it can be clearly articulated, then a sufficiently large proportion of us will use the tests responsibly to make them a worthwhile inclusion in the community’s toolkit.I’m going with the concept that if we aim for perfect we will fail.
People may well (in fact, likely) be fully symptomatic yet never ever test. Likely not get vaxxed. Can’t do anything about those. They won’t bother with this test either. They just don’t care. It’s a bust. They will only get tested if they need urgent medical treatment. This test will not change that scenario.
However the self test will certainly pick up many who have a conscience to aid society and their family.