How Nick Saban Made It to Alabama’s Kickoff on Saturday

Alabama’s immense resources and a newly developed Southeastern Conference policy paved the way for Saban to return to the field only days after he tested positive for the coronavirus.

#alabama, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #saban-nick, #southeastern-conference, #tests-medical, #university-of-alabama

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White House Opposes Expanded Coronavirus Testing, Complicating Stimulus Talks

Some administration officials say testing Americans with no symptoms of the coronavirus would hurt the economy and restrict civil liberties. Democrats and some prominent experts say it would slow the virus and bolster economic growth.

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What Does ‘Negative’ on a Coronavirus Test Really Mean?

President Trump’s recent tests are a reminder that although many products exist, none test for infectiousness.

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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 Revokes Halt on Rapid Antigen Testing in Nursing Homes

The reversal came just hours after the federal government threatened the state, calling the prohibition on the tests “illegal.”

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The Private Sector Can’t Pay for Everything

With stimulus delayed amid waffling by President Trump, employers have been left to fend for themselves. The results have been troubling.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #tests-medical, #united-states-economy

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That Airport Spa? It’s a Coronavirus Testing Clinic

XpresSpa used to offer pedicures and chair massages at airports. Now it’s in the coronavirus testing business.

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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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Trump’s Return Leaves White House in Disarray as Infections Jolt West Wing

The West Wing was mostly empty, cleared of aides who were sick or told to work from home, and staff in the White House residence were in full personal protective equipment.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #joint-chiefs-of-staff, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #tests-medical, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-building-washington-dc, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020

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Trump’s Return from Walter Reed Leaves White House in Disarray

The West Wing was mostly empty, cleared of aides who were sick or told to work from home, and staff in the White House residence were in full personal protective equipment.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #joint-chiefs-of-staff, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #tests-medical, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-building-washington-dc, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020

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Whistle-Blowing Scientist Quits Government With Final Broadside

Dr. Rick Bright, who said he was demoted at the health department for blowing the whistle on a politicized coronavirus response, remains concerned about White House interference.

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White House Ignores Local Mandates, Giving Virus a New Hold in D.C.

The outbreak at the White House and on Capitol Hill underscored how difficult it is for a city with almost no control over the federal government it houses to sustain progress.

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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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White House Is Not Contact Tracing ‘Super-Spreader’ Trump Rose Garden Event

Since President Trump’s Covid diagnosis, numerous associates have tested positive, but the White House has not aggressively investigated the outbreak.

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Against the Coronavirus, Imperfect Measures Do the Most Good

Speed and scale may matter more than absolute effectiveness when it comes to tests, masks, treatments and vaccines.

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How to Identify the Different Symptoms of the Flu and Covid-19

With fears of a “twindemic” in the United States this fall, here’s a guide to understanding what’s making you feel terrible.

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Contract Tracing, Key to Reining in the Virus, Falls Flat in the West

Tracing is seen as a vital tool to avoid lockdowns and open economies, but that requires a robust system, widespread rapid testing and public trust. All are lacking in the West.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #england, #germany, #great-britain, #tests-medical

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Americans Should Learn From Trump’s Infection

Forget the snark. Just wear a mask.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #epidemics, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Biden Campaign Races to Adjust to New Uncertainty in Campaign

Joe Biden tested negative for the coronavirus and planned to go ahead with campaign events. But President Trump’s hospitalization injected new volatility into the race a month before Election Day.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #tests-medical, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Even the White House’s Testing Regime Couldn’t Stop Coronavirus

The key to slowing down the spread of infections is to have few, if any, close contacts. There’s just no getting around it.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hicks-hope-c-1988, #masks, #tests-medical, #trump-donald-j, #trump-melania

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Trump Has the Coronavirus. Could Biden Have It Too?

It’s dangerous to assume that a negative test means you can’t spread this disease.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hicks-hope-c-1988, #tests-medical, #trump-donald-j, #trump-melania

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Colleges Learn How to Suppress Coronavirus: Extensive Testing

While many campuses are struggling with major outbreaks, some schools have successfully contained the virus.

#amherst-college, #broad-institute, #colby-college, #colleges-and-universities, #cornell-college, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delaware-state-university, #duke-university, #tests-medical, #wesleyan-university

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Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Test Positive for Covid-19

The president’s result came after he spent months playing down the severity of the outbreak that has killed more than 207,000 in the United States and hours after insisting that “the end of the pandemic is in sight.”

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Rapid Coronavirus Spit Tests Aren’t Coming Soon

You won’t be buying a rapid spit test anytime soon. But nose-swab versions might be on the way.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e25bio-inc, #orasure-technologies-inc, #research, #tests-medical, #your-feed-healthcare

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Pandemic Highlights Deep-Rooted Problems in Indian Health Service

Few hospital beds, lack of equipment, a shipment of body bags in response to a request for coronavirus tests: The agency providing health care to tribal communities struggled to meet the challenge.

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The Coronavirus Mostly Spares Younger Children. Teens Aren’t So Lucky.

Younger children are about half as likely as older teenagers and adults to become infected, new studies suggest.

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‘It’s Not in My Head’: They Survived the Coronavirus, but They Never Got Well

With 7 million known cases of the coronavirus across the country, more people are suffering from symptoms that go on and on.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #tests-medical

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Helsinki Airport Uses Dogs to Sniff Out Coronavirus

Several animals now working on a trial at Helsinki’s airport have been trained to detect the virus by scent on arriving passengers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dogs, #helsinki-finland, #research, #tests-medical

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Britain Scrambles to Avoid a Second Lockdown

The government is contemplating a number of new measures — so many that Britons are growing confused and resentful.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #england, #johnson-boris, #newcastle-on-tyne-england, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical

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C.D.C. Reverses Testing Guidelines for People Without Covid-19 Symptoms

The agency now says anyone exposed to an infected person for more than 15 minutes needs a test. An earlier guideline saying it might not be necessary had shocked public health experts.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #giroir-brett-p, #health-and-human-services-department, #medicine-and-health, #redfield-robert-r, #tests-medical, #your-feed-science

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CDC Virus Testing Guidance Was Posted Against Scientists’ Objections

A controversial guideline saying people without Covid-19 symptoms didn’t need to get tested for the virus came from H.H.S. officials and skipped the C.D.C.’s scientific review process.

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How to Get a Virus Test Result in N.Y.C. in 48 Hours or Less

With schools set to reopen this month, families can get quick results at public hospitals and new rapid testing clinics as the city works to improve its testing system.

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As Second Wave Builds, U.K. Enters New Coronavirus Testing Crisis

Surging demand following the reopening of schools has generated a backlog of 185,000 tests, just as the pace of infections threatens to explode.

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Even as Cases Rise, Europe Is Learning to Live With the Coronavirus

Protections like wearing masks, which have proved divisive in the United States, are now widespread on the continent, helping people get on with their lives with calculated risk.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #europe, #france, #masks, #politics-and-government, #tests-medical

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How Companies Are Getting Speedy Coronavirus Tests for Employees

Intermediaries are finding labs with capacity for companies seeking to make sure workers are virus-free. But many employers choose to avoid the cost.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #medicine-and-health, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #tests-medical, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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How My 2-Year-Old Planted a Coronavirus Story Idea

After another child at my son’s day care tested positive, I ran into obstacle after obstacle trying to get him a test. I quickly learned I wasn’t alone among concerned parents of young children.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #day-care-centers, #parenting, #tests-medical, #united-states, #washington-dc

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What if Trump Fought the Virus as Hard as He Fought for His Wall?

Many thousands of American lives would have been saved.

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A University Had a Great Coronavirus Plan, but Students Partied On

An unexpected upswing in positive tests at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign showed how even the most comprehensive approaches to limiting the virus’s spread can break down.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #fraternities-and-sororities, #parties-social, #physics, #tests-medical, #university-of-illinois-urbana-champaign, #xkcd

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Coronavirus Tests Are Supposed to Be Free. The Surprise Bills Come Anyway.

Congress sought to ensure that patients would not face costs connected to the virus. But rules are not always being followed.

#consumer-protection, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #tests-medical

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It’s Not Easy to Get a Coronavirus Test for a Child

As schools reopen, many parents still can’t find a test nearby, impeding the fight against the virus.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #tests-medical, #united-states

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New York Will Test the Dead More Often for Coronavirus and Flu

New regulations require a ramp-up in testing for patients with symptoms, as well as people who weren’t tested before they died.

#autopsies, #autumn-season, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #influenza, #new-york-state, #tests-medical, #viruses

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Daily Coronavirus Testing at Home? Many Experts Are Skeptical

The buzzy idea is impractical, critics said. And there isn’t yet real-world data to show it will work.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #harvard-university, #health-and-human-services-department, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #shortages, #tests-medical, #united-states

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: What It Is, How to Manage It

Often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, PCOS can play havoc with your fertility. Here’s how to recognize the symptoms and take action to protect your reproductive health.

#diabetes, #estrogen, #hormones, #infertility, #insulin, #menstruation, #obesity, #polycystic-ovary-syndrome, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #preventive-medicine, #tests-medical, #women-and-girls

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Robert Pattinson Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Halting ‘Batman’ Production

Work on the film first shut down in March because of the pandemic, which has staggered the entertainment industry.

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N.Y.C. School Plan Hinges on Hundreds of Thousands of Virus Tests

To keep schools safe after reopening, the city plans mandatory tests of 10 percent of students and teachers. If parents refuse, their children will have to learn at home.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #teachers-and-school-employees, #tests-medical, #united-federation-of-teachers

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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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University of South Carolina Disciplines Fraternities for Virus Violations

Disciplinary action is taken over parties and large gatherings as cases mount on campus.

#colleges-and-universities, #columbia-sc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fraternities-and-sororities, #parties-social, #quarantines, #school-discipline-students, #shutdowns-institutional, #south-carolina, #tests-medical, #university-of-south-carolina

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Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Why the Wealthy Get Quick Test Results

Some New Yorkers are turning to concierge medical practices and small laboratories, paying more to get results in as little as 24 hours.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #goodman-j-david, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tests-medical

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Ignore the C.D.C. and Expand Testing

The agency’s new guidelines are wrong, so states have to step up on their own to suppress the coronavirus.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #tests-medical, #united-states

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A Quick Virus Test? Sure, If You Can Afford It

Standard tests in New York City can take days or weeks. Wealthier people are turning to concierge services and small laboratories to get results in as little as 24 hours.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hamptons-ny, #high-net-worth-individuals, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #quest-diagnostics-inc, #tests-medical

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