By Bernard J. Wolfson, Kaiser Health News
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Health officials in South Korea have approved a test to detect both COVID-19 and seasonal influenza from the same samples, which would help prevent disruption at hospitals as the pandemic stretches into the flu season.
By Associated Press
Four dogs of different breeds trained by Finland’s Smell Detection Association started working at Helsinki Airport on Wednesday.
By Jari Tanner, Associated Press
Leader Carrie Lam says the testing program, which will last up to two weeks, will allow residents to be tested on a voluntary basis. The testing is aimed at identifying people who are infected with the coronavirus but have exhibited…
By Zen Soo, Associated Press
With Congress back in session, lawmakers are considering another round of coronavirus relief. Two of the major sticking points are prolonging increased unemployment benefits and protecting against coronavirus-related lawsuits. What do Americans think about these two issues, as they grapple…
Since the earliest days of the coronavirus pandemic, public health experts have emphasized that having an efficient system for wide-scale testing was key to bringing the COVID-19 outbreak under control. But in reality, virus testing in the United States has…
By Sharon Begley, STAT
Using temperature checks to find contagious people is like trying to catch tennis balls in a soccer net: way too many can get through.
By Laura Santhanam
As states reopen and Americans are still struggling to figure out how they can safely return to work, school and other parts of their lives, being able to interpret and understand the numbers that do exist has become even more…
By Lisa Desjardins
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testified before Congress Tuesday, referring to the spread of COVID-19 in a dozen U.S. states as “a disturbing surge.” Fauci and other top health experts reiterated the…
By Cara Anna, Associated Press
Shortages of testing materials, protective gear and other medical items have jolted African authorities into facing uncomfortable truths. Richer countries are elbowing them out in the race to obtain crucial supplies, and the continent relies almost entirely on imports for…
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