Inventor of First COVID-19 Saliva Test Dies Unexpectedly

Andrew Brooks, who helped developed one of the first coronavirus tests, had died of a heart attack.

Brooks, a Rutgers University’s research professor, was a significant part of the COVID-19 research team that developed one of the first FDA approved saliva test, according to CNN.

The virus pandemic started in the U.S. in March 2020. The test was approved a month later by the Food and Drug Administration and authorized for home-use one month after.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy last week called Brooks “one of our state’s unsung heroes,” also saying his work “undoubtedly saved lives.”¬†KEEP READING
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