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COVID-19 testing continues to be a crucial part of the U.S. strategy to combat the virus.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - NOVEMBER 12: Sister Dominga Zapata performs a COVID-19 test at a test site run by CORE at St. Benedict the African Catholic Church in the Englewood neighborhood on November 12, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Illinois. Today Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a stay-at-home advisory as the city topped a 14 percent positivity rate, recording nearly 2,000 new case a day. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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FDA Approves University Of Illinois COVID Saliva Test

Being hailed as “groundbreaking,” the rapid saliva test developed by the University of Illinois’ SHIELD team received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration on Monday. Reset talks with one of the leaders of U of I’s SHIELD team about how the test works and why it’s a gamechanger.

GUEST: Dr. Martin Burke, professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois

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