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Antibody tests: where are they, and are they really any use to you and me?

They are cheaper, quicker and will help with community surveillance, but they have their limits

Senior science reporter

Almost a month has passed since President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in a Sunday night “family meeting” that the government was introducing antibody testing for Covid-19.

For many people, the leap from that single sentence to “I can soon get tested at my local pharmacy in just minutes” was an easy – and optimistic – one to make.

On closer inspection, however, we are still months away from antibody testing being part of the Covid-19 landscape...

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