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Understanding the current COVID -19 testing landscape with Guy Zajonc | Nov. 11, 2021

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Guy Zajonc Chairman/CEO Thrive Testing & Biosafety is today's guest

Guy Zajonc Chairman/CEO Thrive Testing & Biosafety. joins Cool Science Radio to talk with John and Lynn. We're almost 2 years into this pandemic and somehow COVID-19 testing can still feel like a mystery. Where do I go to get tested? Which test do I need? What is most accurate? How soon will I get my results? Guy will help us understand the current landscape of testing. We will also speak with him about a 15-second test his company is developing that detects exposure to COVID before the infection takes hold and is contagious.

John's curiosity with science and technology began at the age of 7 with the country's space program. With a subscription his parents gave him to Popular Science and Popular Mechanics along with other periodicals and Walter Cronkite's evening broadcast he studied everything space. He followed the lives of America's test pilots and astronauts who piloted Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. His curiosity in how things were built led him to dismantling the family's window fan, toaster and lawnmower. Taking apart things was easy. Putting them back together, well, not so much. John grew up in New York state and Massachusetts with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He received a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Maryland.
Lynn Ware Peek is a long-time contributor to KPCW. She joined the station in 2008 with Tales from the Wasatch Back, was a reporter from 2012 to 2016, and co-hosts and produces two of KPCW’s Public Affairs Hour shows, The Mountain Life, on health and lifestyle, on Wednesdays and Cool Science Radio, tackling science and technology every Thursday.