Flattening the Curve, the Inaccessibility Curve

Aira Agents are ready to assist with inaccessible pandemic-related tasks.

Nearing the two-year mark and still, a great deal of information related to the pandemic remains inaccessible. Aira can assist; we have modified our Covid-19 Promotion by updating eligible tasks. At-home testing and reporting, along with submitting vaccination credentials and researching protocols, now qualify.  

 

Testing is serious business. Whether you’re fulfilling a negative-test requirement or experiencing symptoms, it’s important to work with a trained professional. Aira Agents understand how to direct people through complex tasks. Their skills are developed through hours and hours of experience working with a wide variety of people, on an equally wide variety of tasks. Like a pilot, you want to fly with someone who has accumulated many hours of experience in the cockpit.

 

A little more about testing and where Aira Agents fit. There are essentially two categories of testing, one of which Aira Agents can assist with.

 

  1. Antigen tests: This test is frequently referred to as a rapid test, a rapid antigen test, an at-home test or a rapid home test. This test detects protein fragments specific to the Coronavirus. It can be done at home and turnaround time for results is usually very quick.  Aira Agents can assist with these tests and with submitting the corresponding results.
  1. PCR tests: This test is considered the “gold standard” in SARS-CoV-2 detection. This test actually detects RNA, the genetic material that is specific to the virus and can detect the virus within days of infection, even in people who have no symptoms. The test is done by a medical professional. Turnaround time is longer, generally in the two to three day range but results can be in as little as 24 hours. When demand is high, results can take a week or longer.  Aira Agents are not involved in these tests.

For additional context, the following information about self-testing is taken directly from the Center for Disease Control website:

 

  • Covid-19 self-tests, also referred to as home tests, are one of many risk-reduction measures, along with vaccination, masking, and physical distancing, that protect you and others by reducing the chances of spreading SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.
  • Self-tests can be taken at home or anywhere, are easy to use, and produce rapid results.
  • You can use self-tests, regardless of vaccination status, or whether or not you have symptoms.
  • Follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions for performing the test.
  • If you test positive, you should isolate and inform your healthcare provider, as well as any close contacts, immediately.
  • A positive self-test result means that the test detected the virus, and you are very likely to have an infection and should stay home or isolate, wear a mask if you could have contact with others, and avoid indoor gatherings to reduce the risk of spreading disease to someone else.
  • A negative self-test result means that the test did not detect the virus and you may not have an infection, but it does not rule out infection. Repeating the test within a few days, with at least 24 hours between tests, will increase the confidence that you are not infected.

There are so many entities responding to the pandemic, doing the demanding and crucial work to keep all of us safe. Until all of the websites and risk mitigation tools are fully accessible, Aira can be the back stop. 

 

Any questions about your personal health, about vaccinations as they relate to you, or about the results of your test, should be addressed to your healthcare provider.

 

You can find more information about the Aira Covid Promotion here