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  • Dallas rules protesters as high-risk, eligible for subsidized COVID-19 testing

    06/09/2020 3:17:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/09/20 | Alexandra Kelley
    City officials in Dallas have declared protesters a high-risk population, and are particularly susceptible for coronavirus infections. Due to this new status, protesters now qualify for federally subsidized coronavirus tests. The Dallas Morning News reports that the city will open up a pop-up testing location for those who have participated in civil rights protests over the past 10 days. The site will be near the American Airlines Center and is expected to open Wednesday. The pop-up location will be run by the Parkland Health and Hospital System, as well as the city of Dallas. Since protesters are now designated a...
  • Demand Surges For Abbott Labs Rapid Coronavirus Test As New Data Support Accuracy

    05/23/2020 9:25:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 05/23/2020 | Bruce Japsen
    Demand for Abbott Laboratories rapid test for the Coronavirus strain Covid-19 continues to surge while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reviews the product and more data comes out to support the diagnostic’s accuracy. The FDA last week said it had received 15 adverse event reports about Abbott’s ID NOW Covid-19 test, which has been hailed by the White House, drugstore chains, researchers and clinicians because it can deliver positive results in as little as five minutes and negative results in 13 minutes. As of Friday morning, Abbott said more than 2 million ID NOW rapid molecular tests had been...
  • First at-home coronavirus test approved by FDA

    04/22/2020 9:24:48 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 28 replies
    KVAL (CBS, Eugene Oregon) ^ | April 22nd 2020 | Kaylin Jorge
    The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first at-home test for the coronavirus. It's made by LabCorp, that said due to limited quantities, it will first be made available to healthcare workers and first responders... The FDA approval is not a "general authorization for at-home collection of patient samples" and only applies to the LabCorp testing kit. Right now, the kits are available in Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.
  • This is a Test

    04/21/2020 4:05:11 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 43 replies
    email from a friend | 4/21/2020 | unknown
    Something for seniors to do to keep those "aging" grey cells active! 1. Johnny's mother had three children. The first child was named April. The second child was named May. What was the third child's name? 2. There is a clerk at the butcher shop, he is five feet ten inches tall and he wears size 13 sneakers. What does he weigh? 3. Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world? 4. How much dirt is there in a hole... that measures two feet by three feet by four feet? 5. What word in the...
  • FDA authorizes first at-home coronavirus test

    04/21/2020 7:46:58 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 21 2020 | James Rogers
    The FDA has authorized the first diagnostic test with a home collection option for COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus. In a statement released Tuesday, the FDA said that it had reissued an Emergency Use Authorization for LabCorp to COVID-19 RT-PCR Test to permit testing of samples that were self-collected by patients at home using LabCorp's Pixel by LabCorp COVID-19 Test home collection kit. "Throughout this pandemic we have been facilitating test development to ensure patients access to accurate diagnostics, which includes supporting the development of reliable and accurate at-home sample collection options," said FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn.
  • Will antibody tests for the coronavirus really change everything?

    04/20/2020 6:39:11 PM PDT · by eastexsteve · 24 replies
    Nature ^ | 18 APRIL 2020 | Smriti Mallapaty
    Touted as society’s way out of widespread lockdowns, scientists say the true potential of these rapidly developed tests is still unknown.
  • Airline passengers undergo Covid-19 blood tests before boarding

    04/16/2020 11:24:59 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | April 16, 2020 | Karla Cripps
    Dubai-based airline Emirates has begun carrying out Covid-19 blood tests on passengers at the airport prior to flights. According to a statement released by the airline, the first rapid Covid-19 blood tests took place on Wednesday at Dubai International Airport, with passengers on a flight to Tunisia all reportedly tested before departure. The tests were conducted by the Dubai Health Authority at the Group Check-in area of Terminal 3 and results were available within 10 minutes. Emirates claims to be the world's first airline to conduct such tests. "We are working on plans to scale up testing capabilities in the...
  • Anyone Near Trump, Pence Will Be Given Rapid CCP Virus Test: White House

    04/03/2020 9:38:20 PM PDT · by bitt · 19 replies
    epoch times ^ | 3/30/2020 | ZACHARY STIEBER
    The White House said on Friday that anyone who will be near President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence will be given a rapid test to see if they have COVID-19, the new disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus. “As the physician to the president and White House Operations continue to protect the health and safety of the president and vice president, starting today anyone who is expected to be in close proximity to either of them will be administered a COVID-19 test,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in...
  • FDA approves 5-minute Coronavirus test by Abbott Labs

    03/29/2020 6:07:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/29/2020 | By MICHELLE FAY CORTEZ
    Abbott Laboratories is unveiling a coronavirus test that can tell if someone is infected in as little as five minutes, and is so small and portable it can be used in almost any healthcare setting. The medical-device maker plans to supply 50,000 tests a day starting Wednesday, said John Frels, vice president of research and development at Abbott Diagnostics. The molecular test looks for fragments of the coronavirus genome, which can quickly be detected when present at high levels. A thorough search to definitively rule out an infection can take up to 13 minutes, he said. Abbott has received emergency...
  • Apple's COVID-19 Screening Tool is online

    03/27/2020 10:12:43 AM PDT · by reintarnation · 20 replies ^ | 4/27/2020 | Tim Apple
    This tool can help you understand what to do next about COVID-19. Let’s all look out for each other by knowing our status, trying not to infect others, and reserving care for those in need.
  • Can Anyone In Y Let us Know if NY is Actually Doing 16,000 Tests/Day?

    03/26/2020 3:17:40 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 31 replies
    3/26/20 | Originalbuckeye
    Sorry for the Vanity, but I have friends who BELIEVE Cuomo, that NY is testing 16,000 people per day. Anyone in New York want to comment?
  • GOOD NEWS! First US Test Developed to See if People Were Already Infected by Coronavirus -- Will Help Put America Back to Work!

    03/24/2020 6:56:05 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 94 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 03/24/20 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said there are “probably “hundreds of thousands of people” who have already had COVID-19, didn’t know they had it, and recovered. Cuomo continued to say these New Yorkers “should be tested for antibodies so they could go back to work and keep the economy going.” And now there is a test that will show if a person was already infected by the coronavirus and have developed anti-bodies. This new test could help put Americans back to work sooner rather than later.
  • This blood test can tell us how widespread coronavirus really is

    03/18/2020 2:49:46 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 54 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 3/18/20 | Antonio Regalado
    A test can see if a person has ever been infected, even if they had no symptoms. by Antonio Regalado Mar 18, 2020 How widespread is the new coronavirus? How many people get it and don’t even know? What is the actual death rate? Those are some of the biggest questions that science doesn’t have the answers to. But a team at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York City just developed the very test we need to tell us. Their test, described in a preprint paper released today, looks for tell-tale antibodies to the coronavirus in people’s blood,...
  • Stanford Medicine COVID-19 test now in use

    03/08/2020 9:30:23 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 11 replies
    Stanford [University] Medicine ^ | March 5, 2020 | Krista Conger
    The Stanford [University] Health Care Clinical Virology Laboratory has launched a diagnostic test developed for the virus that causes COVID-19. The test is being used for patients at Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health suspected of being infected with the respiratory virus SARS-CoV-2...It is expected to deliver results within 12-24 hours. As with all currently available tests, it’s not yet clear how long a person needs to be infected before testing positive, or whether someone who's infected could be identified by the test before displaying symptoms. Clinical virologist Benjamin Pinsky, MD, PhD, associate professor of pathology and of infectious...
  • Watch SpaceX's Crew Dragon in-flight abort test at 8 AM [to 0900] ET on Saturday

    01/17/2020 5:06:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    Engadget ^ | 01/17/2020 | Richard Lawler
    One of the last major steps before SpaceX flies its Crew Dragon craft with real NASA astronauts onboard is an "in-flight abort test." Scheduled to take place during a four-hour window on Saturday, Sunday or Monday morning, it will test the vehicle's ability to safely get back to Earth if there's a problem during ascent. Come back here just before 8 AM ET on January 18th, and if the weather holds then you should see the Crew Dragon separate from its Falcon 9, then eventually land in the Atlantic Ocean. Even if you wake up a little late, keep an...
  • Explosion during rocket test kills 'elite' of Russian nuclear center. (Sarov)

    01/16/2020 7:23:51 PM PST · by Rabin · 31 replies ^ | 12.08.2019 | Dmitry Sudakov
    The death of employees is a bitter loss for the entire nuclear center. The victims of the explosion developed special hardware and software; a leading electronic engineer, the head of the research and testing group a category 1 test engineer, and the deputy head of the research and testing department. It took the centre a year to arrange preparations for the tests in the water area of the White Sea. We put up appropriate stands, conducted the certifications. We conducted serious instruction works, prepared equipment, programs, techniques and discussed everything. It seemed that everything was prepared accordingly, adding that "the...
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    11/09/2019 9:59:53 PM PST · by SteveH · 90 replies
  • Donell Cooper: Basketball star banned after drug test shows him to be pregnant

    08/07/2019 5:34:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    The Independent via Yahoo ^ | 8/05/19 | Alessio Perrone
    An American basketball player was suspended after an attempt to cheat at a urine drug test backfired spectacularly ­– revealing he was pregnant. The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) banned Donell “DJ” Cooper Jr, a 28-year-old point guard who last played for AS Monaco, for two years for “fraud” after a urine sample was found to contain a hormone commonly associated with pregnancy. Cooper, a Chicago native and former college standout, had gone undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft but developed a successful pro career in Europe.
  • UK mom wishes she could have aborted 4-year-old, sues govt for ‘wrongful birth’

    07/19/2019 6:48:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 12, 2019 | Lisa Bourne
    July 12, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A mother in the U.K. is suing England’s National Health Service (NHS) for more than £200,000 ($249,000 U.S.) for “wrongful birth,” alleging that health care workers did not conduct tests that would have revealed her unborn son’s Down syndrome. Edyta Mordel told London’s High Court that had she known he would be born with Down’s, she would have aborted her child, now four-year-old Aleksander, the Daily Mail reports. Mordel, 33, says she requested the tests during her pregnancy and was devastated when her baby was diagnosed with Down’s after birth. The case is legally classified...
  • Music students score better in math, science, English than non-musical peers

    06/30/2019 6:09:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 115 replies
    Medical XPress ^ | June 24, 2019 | American Psychological Association
    High schoolers who take music courses score significantly better on exams in certain other subjects, including math and science, than their non-musical peers, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. "It is believed that students who spend school time in music classes, rather than in further developing their skills in math, science and English classes, will underperform in those disciplines. Our research suggests that, in fact, the more they study music, the better they do in those subjects." "Students who participated in music, who had higher achievement in music, and who were highly engaged in music had...