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Costco is selling at-home COVID-19 tests for $130

Costco is selling COVID-19 tests that you can take in the comfort of your home. The test uses saliva samples, which buyers mail to a testing centre. They receive results in 24 to 48 hours. The test kit costs $US130 on Costco.com. Costco is charging an extra $US10 for the […]
Costco is selling at-home COVID-19 tests for $130
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One chart reveals how Biden and Trump differ on their coronavirus plans

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, Over the weekend, President Donald Trump’s doctors said he’s no longer a “transmission risk.” The president also claimed that […]
One chart reveals how Biden and Trump differ on their coronavirus plans
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How Hazel Health won over Centene

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, Over the weekend, President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. If confirmed, the more conservative […]
How Hazel Health won over Centene
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Apple’s pushing deeper into healthcare

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, Today in healthcare news: What Apple’s new products tell us about its healthcare ambitions, Pfizer’s execs are feeling confident […]
Apple’s pushing deeper into healthcare
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Florida on Labour Day reported its fewest new COVID-19 cases in nearly 3 months

Florida on Monday reported its fewest new coronavirus cases in nearly three months, according to the Associated Press. Public-health officials have expressed concern, however, that Labour Day celebrations might reverse the state’s progress. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The end of a long holiday weekend in Florida was […]
Florida on Labour Day reported its fewest new COVID-19 cases in nearly 3 months
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The most powerful people influencing Trump on healthcare

Hello, Welcome to Dispensed, Business Insider’s healthcare newsletter. I’m Kimberly Leonard, and I’m BI’s healthcare reporter focused on policy and politics. I’m guest hosting our newsletter today from Philadelphia. Thanks to a quick turnaround in coronavirus testing provided for free in Washington, DC, I was able to get cleared before […]
The most powerful people influencing Trump on healthcare
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The CDC quietly modified coronavirus testing guidelines to exclude people who are asymptomatic, potentially limiting our understanding of the true scope of the virus

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention quietly modified its testing guidelines on Monday and no longer recommends people who are asymptomatic to get tested for the virus. Experts are concerned this will hinder our understanding of the true scope of the outbreak in the US. Last week, the World […]
The CDC quietly modified coronavirus testing guidelines to exclude people who are asymptomatic, potentially limiting our understanding of the true scope of the virus
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What you need to know about convalescent plasma

Welcome to Dispensed Daily , your daily dose of healthcare news from Business Insider’s healthcare editor Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer and the healthcare team. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, In today’s Dispensed: a recap of how convalescent plasma works, World Health Organisation guidance on […]
What you need to know about convalescent plasma
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A bipartisan group of 7 US governors banded together to purchase COVID-19 testing equipment in the absence of a strong federal testing program

Seven states – Maryland, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, North, Carolina, and Virginia – have entered into an agreement to purchase 3.5 million COVID-19 tests. “With severe shortages and delays in testing and the federal [Trump] administration attempting to cut funding for testing, the states are banding together to acquire millions […]
A bipartisan group of 7 US governors banded together to purchase COVID-19 testing equipment in the absence of a strong federal testing program
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My visual-spatial disability meant I struggled with everything from boarding a bus to recognising my own face in the mirror. Then I challenged my insecurities with jewellery-making.

As a teenager, Insider reporter Margot Harris was diagnosed with a learning disability that impaired her visual-spatial reasoning. She moved through her teen and college years saddled with insecurity – after all, she writes, “what normal adult forgot what her own face looked like and cried over puzzles intended for […]
My visual-spatial disability meant I struggled with everything from boarding a bus to recognising my own face in the mirror. Then I challenged my insecurities with jewellery-making.
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Trump contradicts White House press secretary on getting tested multiple times a day: ‘I don’t know of any time I’ve taken two tests in one day’

President Donald Trump expressed that he “didn’t know” about being tested more than once a day, a contradiction to a statement made earlier by White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. McEnany told reporters on Tuesday that Trump gets tested “more than anyone, multiple times a day.” Trump addressed his top […]
Trump contradicts White House press secretary on getting tested multiple times a day: ‘I don’t know of any time I’ve taken two tests in one day’
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A California teen who seemed to be recovering from his coronavirus symptoms died in self-isolation despite testing negative for the virus

A 13-year-old California teen died with symptoms of coronavirus last Thursday after he tested negative for the virus,CBS affiliate KCBS-TV reported. The family told KCBS-TV that the teenager seemed to recover from his symptoms before he died in his bedroom, self-isolating from his family. An autopsy will determine whether Cheng […]
A California teen who seemed to be recovering from his coronavirus symptoms died in self-isolation despite testing negative for the virus
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We just got a better look at Walmart’s growing healthcare ambitions

Welcome to Dispensed Daily, your daily dose of healthcare news from Business Insider’s healthcare editor Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, We’ve made it to the start of another work week. Hope everyone’s found some time to take off this summer […]
We just got a better look at Walmart’s growing healthcare ambitions
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US coronavirus cases hit highest single-day total with over 36,000 new cases

The US surpassed its highest single-day total of new coronavirus cases on Wednesday. Health departments across the country recorded a combined total of more than 36,000 new coronavirus cases. The previous single-day record was on April 25 with 34,203 cases, The Washington Post reported. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
US coronavirus cases hit highest single-day total with over 36,000 new cases
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Fauci says 2nd wave of COVID-19 is ‘not inevitable’ in the fall

Dr. Anthony Fauci has consistently warned of the lingering threat of the novel coronavirus and has acknowledged the possibility of a so-called second wave of cases in the fall and winter. But the US’s leading infectious-disease expert added a shade of optimism to his prognosis in a CNN interview Wednesday […]
Fauci says 2nd wave of COVID-19 is ‘not inevitable’ in the fall
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Trump: ‘I tested very positively in another sense so — this morning. Yeah. I tested positively toward negative, right. So, I tested perfectly this morning — meaning I tested negative.’

President Donald Trump went on a riddle of a tangent Thursday in response to a question about how much longer he would be taking the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine. After he said he planned on wrapping up the treatment in two days, Trump added that he once again tested negative for […]
Trump: ‘I tested very positively in another sense so — this morning. Yeah. I tested positively toward negative, right. So, I tested perfectly this morning — meaning I tested negative.’
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A New York Times reporter followed coronavirus swabs from a New Jersey drive-thru testing site to a lab hundreds of miles away, and it shows why the testing in the US is still slow and limited

Although the US has ramped up its coronavirus testing capacity in recent weeks, the country still lags behind others in testing per capita. According to figures from the COVID Tracking Project, the US has tested just over 2.9 million people as of April 13, or just about one in every […]
A New York Times reporter followed coronavirus swabs from a New Jersey drive-thru testing site to a lab hundreds of miles away, and it shows why the testing in the US is still slow and limited
Tech

A Florida lab is using self-driving vans to ferry coronavirus tests

The Mayo Clinic in Florida is using four driverless shuttles to ferry coronavirus test samples from a drive-in testing site to its processing lab. The shuttle program was set up by a partnership between the Jacksonville Transport Authority and two autonomous driving companies: Beep and Navya. The CEO of the […]
A Florida lab is using self-driving vans to ferry coronavirus tests
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Unusable masks, expired supplies, and shortages of thermometers: Here’s exactly what’s in the government coronavirus report that Trump dismissed as ‘wrong’

Hospitals around the US faced significant challenges as they ramped up their response to the coronavirus pandemic. A lack of testing, insufficient protective gear, and shortages of supplies from thermometers to hand sanitizer plagued their responses, according to a report released Monday by the inspector general of the US Department […]
Unusable masks, expired supplies, and shortages of thermometers: Here’s exactly what’s in the government coronavirus report that Trump dismissed as ‘wrong’
Strategy

Gov. Andrew Cuomo: New York just boosted its total number of coronavirus tests by almost 50% in the past day. Here’s how the state is doing compared to other countries.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo held a press conference on Friday addressing the coronavirus outbreak. He announced that the state had processed 10,000 new coronavirus tests overnight and said the state was now testing at a higher per-capita rate than South Korea or China. While the 10,000 test results in […]
Gov. Andrew Cuomo: New York just boosted its total number of coronavirus tests by almost 50% in the past day. Here’s how the state is doing compared to other countries.
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‘It is unclear why quality control did not detect this issue’: Early CDC tests couldn’t distinguish between the coronavirus and water

The CDC botched its early development of coronavirus test kits, which could not differentiate between the novel coronavirus and lab-grade water, according to a government email obtained by The Wall Street Journal. The delay in coronavirus testing has forced federal, state, and local governments to accelerate their response to the […]
‘It is unclear why quality control did not detect this issue’: Early CDC tests couldn’t distinguish between the coronavirus and water
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Trump has tested negative for coronavirus, White House says

President Donald Trump has tested negative for the novel coronavirus, the White House announced Saturday. Trump announced earlier that day he was tested for the virus, even though the White House physician released a memo on Friday saying the president did not need to be tested. Though Trump said he […]
Trump has tested negative for coronavirus, White House says
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The coronavirus bill will provide free testing, benefits, paid leave. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

The House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act in the government’s first step to providing widespread financial support for workers and families affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The bill includes several measures intended to provide financial relief including increased free testing, benefits, and paid sick, family, and […]
The coronavirus bill will provide free testing, benefits, paid leave. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
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A high school teacher in Mexico has been suspended after he allegedly forced students to wear cardboard boxes on their heads to stop them from cheating

A high school teacher in Tlaxcala, Mexico, drew controversy last week when images surfaced online of students taking an exam while wearing cardboard boxes over their heads. Enraged parents said the boxes were humiliating and violated their children’s human rights. In a Facebook post, the school said it respected the […]
A high school teacher in Mexico has been suspended after he allegedly forced students to wear cardboard boxes on their heads to stop them from cheating
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27 great schools that don’t require SAT or ACT scores

The SAT and ACT are two of the most common metrics schools use to determine who they allow in. But many students suffer from crippling test anxiety, which can impact scores and lower their chances of attending their college of choice. Recent studies suggest that standardised tests disproportionately favour white […]
27 great schools that don’t require SAT or ACT scores
Strategy

3 Terrible Learning Habits You Probably Picked Up In School

If you don’t know how to learn well, you’re basically screwed. So say Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of “Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning.” “We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives,” they write. “Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job […]
3 Terrible Learning Habits You Probably Picked Up In School
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At-Home DNA Testing Kit Saves Woman’s Life

[credit provider=”Flickr/nosha” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/nosha/4668325959/”] For the price of a night out, individuals can learn key elements of their genetic composition from new DNA testing kit for booming private genetic testing market. For Carole Kushnir, a test that she took out of simple curiosity about her genetic make-up revealed a double risk […]
At-Home DNA Testing Kit Saves Woman’s Life
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You May Only Need One Invasive Colon Cancer Screen

[credit provider=”flickr/armymedicine” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/armymedicine/6382971901/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] For some people, one colonoscopy at age 50 may be enough for their whole lives, a new study suggests.In the study, patients that had no signs of cancer on their first colonoscopy lived just as long regardless of whether they received follow-up screening with a colonoscopy every […]
You May Only Need One Invasive Colon Cancer Screen
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What Our DNA Can Tell Us About Ourselves

[credit provider=”Wikimedia/Robin Skjoldborg” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lone_Frank.jpg”] Danish writer Lone Frank trained as a research scientist in biotechnology before becoming an award-wining science journalist.In her latest book, My Beautiful Genome, she turns her science on herself by embracing the latest developments in personal genomics to find out what these tests can tell us […]
What Our DNA Can Tell Us About Ourselves
Strategy

We Really Are Stupider When People Expect Us To Be

[credit provider=”statigr.am/gabipineda” url=”http://statigr.am/p/305589673058966094_44453397″] Being tested for intelligence is a pretty nerve-wracking experience. Somebody’s about to put a number on how smart you are, which can be very intimidating. In a piece in the New York Times, Annie Murphy Paul argues that the level of stress we feel significantly impacts performance, and […]
We Really Are Stupider When People Expect Us To Be
Markets

CFA Charterholder: These Are The 6 Concepts I Totally Blew Off For Wall Street’s Hardest Exam

[credit provider=”Pursuit of Happyness screengrab via Youtube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLyidgrAl70″] The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams are this Saturday.  Consisting of three levels, they are considered to be the most difficult exams taken by Wall Streeters with fewer than 20 per cent of candidates passing all three tests on the first try.  The average […]
CFA Charterholder: These Are The 6 Concepts I Totally Blew Off For Wall Street’s Hardest Exam
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Behold The Carl’s Jr. ‘Ice Cream Brrrger’

[credit provider=”Carl’s Jr.”] Behold, an ice cream burger. Well, “brrrger,” actually.Carl’s Jr. is testing this thing out in select locations in Orange County, California, according to the Huffington Post.
Behold The Carl’s Jr. ‘Ice Cream Brrrger’
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