Wellness 4 Humanity to deploy COVID-19 test kit vending machines

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Wellness 4 Humanity, a social enterprise organized to provide easier access to COVID-19 infection and antibody testing, plans to roll out vending machines to offer COVID-19 home test kits, according to a press release.

The vending machines — which will dispense EUA-authorized rapid antigen and RT-PCR saliva tests — will soon be available in major cities across the U.S., including New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Dallas.

The machines will offer two tests, both available through contactless purchase and payment on a mobile device. The Trustpass Rapid Antigen at-home test kit provides results in 15 minutes, with no shipping or lab work required, and has 97.4% accuracy and 100% specificity, according to the release.

The at-home saliva RT-PCR test is done through a saliva collection rather than through the invasive and uncomfortable nasopharyngeal “brain scraping” swabs and sent to a partner lab using a prepaid FedEx shipping label. Customers receive their results from the saliva RT-PCR test within 48 hours with 99% accuracy. Results are sent to customers via an app through which Wellness 4 Humanity issues test results and declares someone “COVID-19 safe.”

Wellness 4 Humanity’s COVID-19 testing kit vending machines were developed in partnership with San Francisco-based Swyft Inc., a software and technology services company that sells, manages and/or operates unattended retail solutions for retailers and brands.

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