Using 'pooled' samples for COVID-19 testing can be cheaper and just as effective
Researchers from Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois found that using pooled Covid testing instead of individual sampling can be cheaper and effective at schools.
Conclusions for PracticeThe current findings suggest there may be a benefit to COVID-19 public health campaigns targeting families with lower educational attainment and more conservative regions in the United States.
Plasma d-dimer levels to rule out pulmonary embolism in hospitalized COVID-19 patients is not the right assay to use, new research suggests. Most patients already have levels greater than 0.05 μg/mL.Medscape Medical News
Allegheny County Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen said Wednesday afternoon that she's hopeful that the region will start turning the corner on the latest wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. "Even though it doesn't feel like it sometimes, I believe there is cause for optimism," Bogen said during the regular weekly Allegheny County Covid-19 briefing Wednesday afternoon. She also noted the preparations for the approval of vaccinations for children ages 5-11. The county has been averagi ng between…
Threats of physical violence and death often greet scientists who speak to the media about COVID-19, prompting calls to protect and defend scientists and to condemn intimidation.Medscape Medical News
Banned from the Florida hospital room where her mother lay dying of COVID-19, Jayden Arbelaez pitched an idea to construction employees working nearby.Associated Press
Anxiety and depression symptoms increased in adults last winter as COVID-19 surged in the United States but declined in the spring as COVID activity approached its nadir.Medscape Medical News
Jair Bolsonaro ’s comments called ‘stupid and selfish’ in country where 600,000 people have died of CovidCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 600,000 of his citizens have lost their lives to a Covid-19 outbreak he once pooh-poohed as a “little flu”, but Brazil’s science-denying president,Jair Bolsonaro, has announced he will decline to be vaccinated, saying “it makes no sense” for him to do so.“With regard to the vaccine, I’ve decided not to have it any more,” the 66-year-old populisttold a right-wing radio station on T...
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday launched an expert group that will examine the origins of new pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Three of the largest employers in Texas confirmed they will follow President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate that requires employees of major companies to get vaccinated against COVID-19.WebMD Health News
Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin both report that 97% of their employees have complied with Covid-19 vaccination policies as the two organizations approach Nov. 1 deadlines.