Stories tagged: "coronavirus testing"

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These Arizonans Rolled Up Their Sleeves and Volunteered for COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Despite Risks

Arizona could see a COVID-19 vaccine rolled out by the end of the year—thanks in part to those who volunteered for the clinical trials.

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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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Americans Are Being Charged for COVID Testing That’s Supposed to Be Free

Health data firm Castlight found that insurers are holding patients responsible for about 2.4% of coronavirus claims, according to a recent New York Times article.

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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.

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These 7 States 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.

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Kushner Had a ‘National Testing Strategy’…Until He Decided It Was Better to Let Blue States Struggle

Vanity Fair article details Kushner's task force that planned a national testing strategy and then gave it up to punish blue states.

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Can College Campuses Reopen Safely? Probably Not Yet.

Faculty are increasingly sounding the alarm as colleges nationwide struggle to come up with a coronavirus strategy.