Maker of Popular Covid Test Told Factory to Destroy Inventory

One of the leading producers of rapid tests purged supplies and laid off workers as sales dwindled. Weeks later, the U.S. is facing a surge in infections with diminished capacity.

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At-Home Covid Testing Is Here

But does it work?

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Rapid Testing for Children Barrels Ahead, Despite a Lack of Data

Testing companies have revealed little about how their products perform in minors. That could be a problem.

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A Rapid Test Offers Hope for Community Screening

In a small study in San Francisco, Abbott’s BinaxNOW identified infectious people nearly as accurately as a P.C.R. test.

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Nevada Halts Use of Rapid Coronavirus Tests in Nursing Homes

Two tests made by Quidel and BD repeatedly delivered false-positive results, prompting the state to stop using them.

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The White House Bet on Abbott’s Rapid Tests. It Didn’t Work Out.

Federal officials relied too heavily on the tests, then took the results for granted, experts say.

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Backed by Federal Funds, New Virus Tests Are Hitting the Market

Six months into the pandemic and with no coherent national testing strategy, the Trump administration is encouraging private development of an array of faster and cheaper techniques.

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Your Coronavirus Test Is Positive. Maybe It Shouldn’t Be.

The usual diagnostic tests may simply be too sensitive and too slow to contain the spread of the virus.

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Your Coronavirus Antibodies Are Disappearing. Should You Care?

Declining antibody levels do not mean less immunity, experts say. Besides, two widely used tests may detect the wrong antibodies.

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Coronavirus Testing Used by the White House Could Miss Infections

A study found that the Abbott ID Now machine was less accurate when it processed short, dry swabs.

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Trump Praises Barr for Dropping Charges Against Flynn

In a Fox News Channel interview, Mr. Trump also angrily revived grievances about special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and promised a swift economic rebound.

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White House Rattled by a Military Aide’s Positive Coronavirus Test

President Trump said he and Vice President Mike Pence, as well as the White House staff, would now be tested on a daily basis.

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On the Front Lines, Testing Shortages Cloud Decisions on the Economy

In both red and blue states, governors, health departments and hospitals are finding innovative ways to cope, but still lack what experts say they need to track and contain outbreaks.

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