Marie Claire | Covid-19: who is the woman that could flatten the curve of transmission in Australia


When the curve of infections by coronaviruses grew exponentially, the representatives of Marie Claire international, we were faced with a clear goal: to share testimonies of all the editions of the world of empowered women who fight to curb the pandemic.

From Argentina we interviewed a medical a infectóloga of the German Hospital, to a woman who had to fight to return to your country, after you get stranded in Jamaica.

In addition, a contributor who resides in Spain tells us how it is the confinement far from home, and another of Paris, collected the testimonies of latino people isolated in the French capital.

Because women put into operation the world, and much more in times of crisis. Here we are recovering from that joint work, the story of Maria Halasz.

Halasz lives in Sydney, Australia. Is the CEO of the company Cellmid, a company biological designed the test kits rapid for the coronavirus.

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“In January I noticed the rapid spread of the coronavirus and I immediately felt a sense of urgency. I wanted to help, even though I knew what we were facing.

However, what we did know was that this was coming. Andin 2007, scientists warned us about a coronavirus that could be very dangerous.

Being the CEO of the company in which we investigated the development of drugs and diagnostics, we saw continuously the data coming from China.

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What became clear was the importance of the test trials. So at the beginning of February we started to look for alternatives for testing generalized.

And here was our opportunity to help. In the past two months we have been playing our part in the unceasing effort of Australia to combat the pandemic of COVID-19.

How? Through an agreement to provide rapid diagnostic tests (RDT). That works in the following way: it uses a method of detection of specific viruses that detects the infection through a small amount of blood of the patient and is placed in the test kit.

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The technology is amazing, what really makes it is observe how the body responds to the infection and the results arrive within three to 15 minutes.

Essentially means that the 18 hours a day that my team and I are working worthwhile, our company of biotechnology ethics is doing something to help flatten the curve of the virus, which hopefully means we’ll get out of this nightmare sooner than expected”.

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