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
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...