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In alarming move, CDC says people exposed to COVID-19 do not need testing [Updated]

In alarming move, CDC says people exposed to COVID-19 do not...

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Enlarge / Signage outside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Second update 8/26/2020 3:00pm: In a press briefing Wednesday afternoon, Admiral Brett Giroir—Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services and lead for COVID-19 diagnostic testing…
CDC’s Changed Testing Guidelines Could Lead To Less Testing, Experts Fear

CDC’s Changed Testing Guidelines Could Lead To Less Testing, Experts Fear

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Testing contacts of those with confirmed cases of the coronavirus is a common public health practice. New CDC guidelines make it optional. David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Testing contacts of those with confirmed cases of the coronavirus is a common…
COVID spit test is faster, cheaper, avoids shortages—and now greenlit by FDA

COVID spit test is faster, cheaper, avoids shortages—and now greenlit by...

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Enlarge / A doctor wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) prepares to take a saliva swab from a patients during coronavirus symptom tests in the coronavirus outpatient clinic at the Paracelsus Clinic in Zwickau, Germany, on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories The US Food and Drug Administration this weekend authorized a saliva-based…
US COVID-19: 70K new cases a day, 60K hospitalized, testing swamped

US COVID-19: 70K new cases a day, 60K hospitalized, testing swamped

Enlarge / Vehicles make their way to a COVID-19 test site in Los Angeles, California on July 21, 2020. California on July 21 reported a total of 400,769 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, approaching the numbers of New York, the state with the most cases. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories The US surpassed 4…
NY partygoers get subpoenas after stonewalling COVID-19 contact tracers

NY partygoers get subpoenas after stonewalling COVID-19 contact tracers

Enlarge / This picture taken on April 5, 2019, shows nurses waiting for patients at the Rockland County Health Department in Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York, amid a measles outbreak. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Test, isolate, trace, quarantine: these are the bedrock public health measures proven effective at stamping out an infectious disease before…
US logs record 40K COVID-19 cases in a day as experts brace for rise in deaths

US logs record 40K COVID-19 cases in a day as experts...

Enlarge / Vice President Mike Pence speaks after leading a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the Department of Health and Human Services on June 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories The US logged nearly 40,000 new cases of COVID-19 nationwide Thursday—the highest daily total yet in the course of…
Wuhan swabs 9 million people, tests 6.5 million for COVID-19 in 10 days

Wuhan swabs 9 million people, tests 6.5 million for COVID-19 in...

Enlarge / WUHAN, May 15, 2020 - Residents take nucleic acid tests at a testing post set up at a primary school in Dongxihu District in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, May 15, 2020. Wuhan will arrange nucleic acid tests for all residents who have not been tested before, in order to better know the…
Scientists Warn CDC Testing Data Could Create Misleading Picture Of Pandemic

Scientists Warn CDC Testing Data Could Create Misleading Picture Of Pandemic

Kansas National Guard member Roy Manns, from Topeka, Kan., writes down results as he runs samples through an Abbott COVID-19 testing machine at a drive-thru testing site on Wednesday in Dodge City, Kan. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption toggle caption Charlie Riedel/AP Kansas National Guard member Roy Manns, from Topeka, Kan., writes down results as he…
Recovered COVID-19 patients test positive but not infectious, data finds

Recovered COVID-19 patients test positive but not infectious, data finds

Enlarge / Medical staff transport patients of a sanatorium where mass coronavirus infections occurred to hospital in Daegu, South Korea, March 19, 2020. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories People who recover from COVID-19 but test positive for the virus again days or weeks later are not shedding viral particles and are not infectious, according to…
11 million tests in 10 days: Wuhan lines up after COVID-19 cluster

11 million tests in 10 days: Wuhan lines up after COVID-19...

Enlarge / Medical workers take swab samples from residents (L) to be tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus, in a street in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on May 15, 2020. - Authorities in the pandemic ground zero of Wuhan have ordered mass COVID-19 testing for all 11 million residents after a new cluster of…

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