Stories tagged: "coronavirus testing"


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Trump Will Get Top-Notch Care for COVID-19. Not All Americans Can Say the Same.

The care Trump is likely to receive in the coming days will set him apart from most people who’ve contracted the virus, a disproportionate percentage of whom have been Black, Latino, or low-income.

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CDC Suddenly Changes Guidance to Discourage Coronavirus Testing, Alarming Scientists

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly revised its coronavirus testing guidance to excluse asymptomatic people.

A technician prepares COVID-19 coronavirus patient samples for testing. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
These 7 States, Including NC, Are Banding Together to Buy 3.5 Million Rapid COVID-19 Tests

The bipartisan state compact comes after months of testing shortages and delayed results, which have hindered many states’ abilities to reign in worsening outbreaks.

How COVID-19 spread from one family party in Catawba County to 41 people. Image via Catawba Co. Public Health.
Long Waits for Tests Means COVID-19 Can Spread Faster

Labs in NC are taking more than a week to give test results because of surges in cases and supply chain issues. That's making it hard to stop the disease.

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Trump Is Pulling Money From COVID-19 Testing Sites in 5 States as Cases Explode

“We know there are people who are sick and not getting tested. The more testing we have in the community, the better.”

Medical workers perform a coronavirus test on driver at the Temple University Ambler campus in Ambler, Pa., Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
40 Coronavirus Testing Sites Lose Federal Funding Even Though Tests Are Still Hard to Get

The decision to end funding for these sites could exacerbate the existing shortage of COVID-19 tests just as many states are hurtling toward their peak in cases.