Tag: Covid-19 testing

Pentagon, Federal Government Push for Employee Vaccinations

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In a campaign to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19, President...

Summer Camps Hit With COVID Outbreaks — Are Schools Next?

The U.S. has seen a string of COVID-19 outbreaks tied to summer camps in recent weeks in places such as Texas, Illinois, Florida, Missouri and...

Biden Kept His Promise to Increase COVID Testing Capacity

Before vaccinations were widely available, covid-19 tests were considered one of the few tools to help control the spread of the coronavirus. That’s why then-candidate...

Concerts May Be Safe to Attend With Proper Safety Precautions

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Researchers in Spain have shared heartening results from the first randomized...

The Water Was Bad Before COVID, Now Trust Is Hard to Win Back

On any given day, you might find Brenda Hampton driving around rural Lawrence County in Alabama with her truck bed weighed down with pallets of...

Rapid COVID Tests Are Coming to Stores Near You

  Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Scientists and lawmakers agree that over-the-counter covid tests could allow...

Everything We Thought We Knew Was Wrong

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Today marks one year since the day the World Health Organization...

FDA Authorizes First Molecular At-Home, OTC COVID-19 Test

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization...

COVID-19 Testing Sees Decline, but Remains Essential, Experts Say

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A recent decrease in the number of Americans seeking testing for COVID-19 has experts...

US Boosts Virus Sequencing Efforts as More Variants Emerge

Nearly $200 million is being added to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 tracking efforts to find new strains of the virus. The...

SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests Most Sensitive in Men, Middle Aged

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Tests to detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 are most sensitive among people...

Feds Planning for More Rapid At-Home COVID-19 Tests by Summer

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Feb. 5, 2021 — The Biden administration is pushing to make...

More Than One Third of COVID-19 Infections Are Asymptomatic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A systematic review suggests at least one third of SARS-CoV-2 infections...

British PM Says New Variant May Carry Higher Risk of Death

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday the new English variant of COVID-19 may be associated with a higher level of...

Biden Signs 10 New Orders to Help Fight COVID-19

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. President Joe Biden signed 10 new executive orders on his second day in office...

US Tops 4000 COVID-19 Deaths Reported in 1 Day

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The United States reported 4033 coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday, the most...

FDA Warns of False Negative COVID Tests From Virus Mutations

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. US regulators warned about the potential risk for false negative results...

California Hits Record COVID-19 Deaths as New Variant Found

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County surpassed 10,000 deaths from...

FDA Clears First OTC Rapid At-Home COVID Diagnostic Test

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the first COVID-19 diagnostic test that can be completed at...

How COVID-19 Highlights the Uncertainty of Medical Testing

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Dr. Jacqueline Chu considered the man with a negative coronavirus test on the...

A Reality Check on COVID-19 Risks From Air Travel

The holidays are approaching just as COVID-19 case rates nationwide are increasing at a record-breaking pace, leading to dire warnings from public health experts. The...

Rapid Testing Is Less Accurate Than the Government Wants to Admit

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European Dermatologists Unhappy With Pandemic Teledermatology

European dermatologists shifted en masse to teledermatology during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and most of them disliked the videoconferencing experience intensely, according to...

Patients Testing Positive for Both COVID and Flu

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Following national public health warnings about a possible “twindemic,” reports are...

A Snapshot of COVID’s Global Havoc

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Some medical societies feature sessions at their annual meetings that feel...