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Three Coronavirus Vaccine Developers Report Promising Initial Results

LONDON — The race for a vaccine against the coronavirus intensified on Monday as three competing laboratories released promising results from early trials in humans. Now comes the hard part: proving that any of the vaccines protects against the virus, and establishing how much immunity they provide — and for how long. “What this means […]

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Oxford coronavirus vaccine induces strong immune response, early trial results suggest

A coronavirus vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca is safe and shows signs of inducing an immune response, according to early clinical trial results published Monday in the medical journal The Lancet. The trial did not look at whether the vaccine prevents coronavirus infection, however. That’s a question that will be […]

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Long delays in getting test results hobble coronavirus response

The long testing turnaround times are making it impossible for the United States to replicate the central strategy used by other countries to effectively contain the virus — test, trace and isolate. Like catching any killer, speed is of the essence when it comes to the coronavirus. “Instead of going from one step to the […]

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People Are Waiting Longer For Coronavirus Test Results Due To Increased Demand – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – With increased demand for testing, the wait times for results are increasing, too. After getting tested because of an exposure at work, Wayne Jackson was told it would take three to five days. “We’ve had such an increase in the influx of people wanting to get tested,” says Rick Rickman, CRNP, of […]

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U.S. to offer ‘surge’ coronavirus testing to help with shortages, ease delays in results

Federal health officials are creating temporary “surge testing” spots to help control the spread of the coronavirus and ease hospitalizations in Florida, Louisiana and Texas. As the COVID-19 epidemic shows no signs of slowing, there are many reports in hard-hit states of long lines for diagnostic coronavirus testing and significant delays in getting results. The […]

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Coronavirus antibody test results show high rate in Blaine County

Preliminary results show that nearly a quarter of the county’s adult population has antibodies to the virus. KETCHUM, Idaho — New information has been released on an antibody study in Idaho’s first coronavirus hot spot — Blaine County. Preliminary results from the study, which was conducted last month, show that 23% of the county’s adult […]

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Pa. is mixing coronavirus test results. That could distort our view of the disease. · Spotlight PA

Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and PennLive/Patriot-News. Sign up for our free weekly newsletter. Update, May 22: On Friday, a spokesperson for the Department of Health, Nate Wardle, told Spotlight PA and other media outlets he had given out erroneous information about […]

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Security lapse at India’s Jio exposed coronavirus symptom checker results – TechCrunch

Since the start of the outbreak, governments and companies have scrambled to develop apps and websites that can help users identify COVID-19 symptoms. India’s largest cell network Jio, a subsidiary of Reliance, launched its coronavirus self-test symptom checker in late March, just before the Indian government imposed a strict nationwide lockdown to prevent the further […]

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WV MetroNews Electronic reporting increases coronavirus test results

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s positive test rate for coronavirus fell below three percent Sunday. The DHHR said the rate fell to 2.69 percent after a large number of tests were submitted because of the agency’s new electronic reporting requirement. There have now been 39,184 coronavirus tests conducted in West Virginia with 1,053 positive tests and […]

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