Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Hong Kong biotech firm says its 30-minute coronavirus tests are ‘comparable’ to the ‘gold standard’

SINGAPORE — Fast and accurate coronavirus tests have become a reality, according to genetic testing firm Prenetics. The Hong Kong-based company last week told CNBC that the accuracy of its rapid coronavirus tests is comparable to the “gold standard” of PCR testing. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been widely used to detect coronavirus infections… Read More »

Overnight retreat spurred 116 coronavirus cases after student developed symptoms: CDC report

An overnight retreat in Wisconsin this summer involving 152 high school-aged boys, counselors and staff resulted in 116 coronavirus infections after one student who had tested negative for the virus a week prior to the trip began exhibiting symptoms shortly after arrival. According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) case report, the… Read More »

Pelosi gives White House 48 hours to reach coronavirus stimulus deal before election

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called on the Trump administration to reconcile remaining disputes on coronavirus stimulus legislation within 48 hours as lawmakers attempt to pass a bill before the 2020 election. Pelosi set the 48-hour deadline on negotiations after speaking with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday night for more than an hour. They agreed… Read More »

U.S. is staring down a ‘substantial third wave’ of coronavirus cases. Here are the numbers

A patient arrives at the Emergency entrance to Maimonides Medical Center, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, U.S., October 14, 2020. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Colder temperatures are arriving in the Northern Hemisphere, and an insidious rise in new coronavirus cases in the… Read More »

Does working in daycare increase coronavirus risk? New study suggests no

Exposure to child care was not associated with a heightened risk of coronavirus infection for providers, according to what authors say is the largest study of its kind. Researchers from Yale University gathered data from over 57,000 child care providers in the U.S. amid the first several months in the pandemic to assess for an… Read More »

White House physician clarifies timeline on Trump’s coronavirus progress after confusion

White House physician Dr. Sean Conley clarified President Trump’s coronavirus timeline after media confusion on Saturday. Conley’s timeline of Trump’s diagnosis and treatment during a press conference on Saturday morning had some confused, as he said at around 11:45 a.m. that the president was 72 hours into his diagnosis. He clarified that Trump was tested… Read More »