Sequencing tests, which pick up on variants, have be federally approved before their results can be disclosed to doctors or patients.
Kids between the ages of 3 and 12 will be tested for antibodies in an attempt to measure COVID's undetected spread among Israeli children.
Some public health experts say you should only get tested if you're symptomatic, but others suggest more frequent testing to keep an eye on variants.
Starting July 31, unvaccinated guests who don't show proof of travel insurance won't be allowed on Carnival's cruises and won't receive a refund.
The tech company received the green light from the Food and Drug Administration amid efforts to boost its preparedness and response program.
The French health ministry announced Monday that it has identified a new coronavirus strain, and patients had at first tested negative for infection.
Airlines demand a negative COVID-19 test to fly, but don't mandate isolation before and after the result. That makes no sense.
A robust immune response to new pathogens may also offer some explanation.
Independent restaurants can buy COVID-19 test kits from DoorDash for $US100 for 25 tests. DoorDash is partnering with Cellex, whose rapid tests provide results in about 15 minutes. Restaurant owners told DoorDash that access to affordable, rapid tests is crucial to survival. Visit the Business section of Insider for more […]
India’s daily coronavirus cases have plummeted since September. The nation is now reporting just 8 daily cases per one million people, among the lowest per-capita rates in the world. Experts say the decline is puzzling. The difficulty of recording rural cases, combined with strict public-health measures, may offer some explanation. […]
Hotel chains like Marriott, Hyatt, and Hilton are now offering on-site COVID-19 tests at several international locations. The CDC now requires all international travellers flying into the US to test negative for COVID-19 prior to boarding. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Major hotel chains around the world are […]
Oakland International, in California, is the first US airport to sell COVID-19 tests in vending machines. The saliva tests require people to spit in a tube, return the sample to a lab, and wait 48 hours for a result. Prices of the coronavirus tests, made by Wellness 4 Humanity, range […]
The Seychelles is allowing visitors with the COVID-19 vaccine to visit the country. Travellers from its list of approved countries, or people flying in via private aircrafts, are also allowed. Tourism-depednent countries around the world are desperately looking for ways to increase travel in 2021. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
Nine months into the pandemic, some US states were still short of personal protective equipment, COVID-19 tests, and other vital medical supplies, the Government Accountability Office said in a report Monday. About half of the 47 states and territories that responded to the watchdog’s survey in mid-October said they were […]
As Thanksgiving approaches, Americans must decide whether to gather with their loved ones amid the dramatic surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Many public-health experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, are tweaking holiday traditions and hunkering down at home with just their immediate families. Here’s how nine public-health experts are choosing […]
The US needs to place a bigger emphasis on COVID-19 testing, Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board, told the Financial Times. President Trump’s flagship COVID-19 scheme, “Operation Warp Speed” is a government program that funds vaccine development efforts by drugmakers. “We need to be […]
A recent study found that an artificial-intelligence model could tell the difference between a regular cough and a COVID-19 cough – even forced coughs from asymptomatic carriers. The AI identified 98.5% of the coughs from people with coronavirus infections, asymptomatic or otherwise. The researchers hope to incorporate the model into […]