Category: COVID-

COVID-19 ‘170 Times Less Deadly than Accidents’ as Cause of Death
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COVID-19 ‘170 Times Less Deadly than Accidents’ as Cause of Death

A public policy research institute that describes itself as “a resource for independent thinkers” has published a study that concludes the COVID-19 infection caused by the novel coronavirus is “170 times less deadly than accidents” as a cause of death in the United States. In a phone interview with Breitbart News, James Agresti, president of…

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A new FDA-authorized COVID-19 test doesn’t need a lab and can produce results in just 5 minutes
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A new FDA-authorized COVID-19 test doesn’t need a lab and can produce results in just 5 minutes

There’s a new COVID-19 test from healthcare technology maker Abbott that looks to be the fastest yet in terms of producing results, and that can do so on the spot right at point-of-care, without requiring a round trip to a lab. This test for the novel coronavirus causing the current global pandemic has received emergency…

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FDA updates COVID-19 testing guidelines to allow self-swab tests
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FDA updates COVID-19 testing guidelines to allow self-swab tests

The FDA has updated its guidelines for COVID-19 testing procedures to make the process easier and less uncomfortable for patients, as well as to help limit the impact of testing on the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) used by healthcare workers, including protective masks, face shields, gloves and gowns. The change means that people…

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How big tech is taking on COVID-19
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How big tech is taking on COVID-19

Over the past week, one thing has become painfully clear for U.S. residents: COVID-19 is going to permeate every aspect of our lives for a long time to come. Those of us in and around tech have been noticing this for months now. First through the impact on our friends and colleagues in Asia, who…

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As national COVID-19 cases top 1000, insurers waive treatment fees and U.S. preps stimulus
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As national COVID-19 cases top 1000, insurers waive treatment fees and U.S. preps stimulus

The number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. crossed 1,000 on Tuesday as President Donald Trump met with the nation’s largest insurers and members of his cabinet to discuss how to pay for treatment and lessen the financial blow of the disease’s spread. With the nation’s healthcare apparatus beginning to get a better understanding of…

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U.S. response to the COVID-19 coronavirus moves from “containment” to “mitigation”
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U.S. response to the COVID-19 coronavirus moves from “containment” to “mitigation”

In interviews across major television networks on Sunday, U.S. officials all but admitted that efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, have failed and that the country now needs to move to mitigate the effects of the continuing spread of the disease on the nation’s health and economy. “We now are seeing…

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