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Wait Times Increase for COVID-19 Test Results

Cara Christ, MD, director, Arizona Department of Health Services. Carole Jean Smith, retired pharmacist, Davie, FL. Kelly Smith Aceituno, spokesperson, LabCorp. Kimberly Gorode, spokesperson, Quest Diagnostics. Healthvana website: FAQs. Amesh A. Adalja, MD, senior scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Baltimore. News release, Sonora Quest Laboratories: ”Sonora Quest Collaborates with State and Healthcare Leaders… Read More »

NIH Launches $500 Million Contest to Produce Best COVID-19 Test

WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2020 — A competition between researchers is part of a $ 1.5 billion program that seeks to speed development of accurate, quick and easy-to-use COVID-19 tests, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Wednesday. The NIH invites “all scientists and inventors with a rapid testing technology to compete in the COVID-19… Read More »

Washington state troopers test coronavirus positive: ‘We have another enemy now’

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Washington state patrol officials recently reported several positive COVID-19 cases among their troopers, a local news outlet said. Eleven officers were exposed to the novel coronavirus and two officers tested positive in Southwestern Washington, KEPR reported. CONNNECTICUT POLICE… Read More »

CRISPR-Based Test to Diagnose COVID-19 in Less than One Hour

Transmission electron micrograph of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Image credit: NIAID With the COVID-19 pandemic growing globally, new ways of detecting the infection is the need of the hour. University of California, San Francisco researchers have recently published a paper in Nature Biotechnology outlining their approach to diagnose COVID-19 infections from respiratory swabs using CRISPR. The… Read More »