The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a quick and affordable saliva-based test that makes it possible for more than 60,000 students, faculty and staff to get checked twice a week for COVID-19. We speak with one of its creators, Dr. Martin Burke about the large scale implementation of this method and the upcoming challenges with flu season quickly approaching.


  • Dr. Martin Burke, Associate Dean for Research, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, professor of chemistry, leader of SHIELD Illinois

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