Retired Colonel Matt Hepburn, an army infectious disease physician heading up DARPA's response to the pandemic, appeared on '60 Minutes' to demonstrate the technology.
Holding up a vial of green tissue-like gel, which contains the chip, Hepburn proclaimed,
"You put it underneath your skin and what that tells you is that there are chemical reactions going on inside the body, and that signal means you are going to have symptoms tomorrow."
"It's like a 'check engine' light," Hepburn added, noting that those with the chip "would get the signal, then self-administer a blood draw and test themselves on site."
"We can have that information in three to five minutes," Hepburn continued, adding "as you truncate that time, as you diagnose and treat, what you do is you stop the infection in its tracks."
Hepburn also declared that DARPA has developed a filter to remove the virus from the blood via a dialysis machine, and that the FDA has approved it, and it has already been used on 300 patients.