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C.D.C. Labs Were Contaminated, Delaying Coronavirus Testing, Officials Say

Reading Time: 4 minutes Fallout from the agency’s failed rollout of national coronavirus kits two months ago continues to haunt U.S. efforts to combat the spread of the highly infectious virus. By Sheila Kaplan Sloppy laboratory practices at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention caused contamination that rendered the nation’s first coronavirus tests ineffective,…

Coronavirus update: Florida labs not reporting negative test results, report says

Reading Time: 3 minutes Fox 35 News ran an investigation of the figures, contacting local locations listed in the state’s report By Kayla Rivas Incomplete reporting from some Florida laboratories resulted in errors on the state’s report on virus positivity rates, according to a Fox 35 News report. “Countless labs have reported a 100 percent positivity rate, which means every…

Coronavirus has significantly weakened, could disappear without vaccine, top doctor reveals

Reading Time: 2 minutes By CHRIS ENLOE The coronavirus has significantly weakened and could even disappear on its own, according to a top Italian doctor. Dr. Matteo Bassetti, the head of the infectious diseases clinic at the San Martino hospital, said in an interview Sunday that COVID-19 patients who would have died two or…

Illinois Governor’s stay-at-home order infringes civil liberties, rules judge

Reading Time: < 1 minute By John Solomon State Rep. Darren Bailey won his court case against the governor’s executive order on Monday An Illinois judge on Monday ruled that Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order to slow the coronavirus violates individual civil rights. Republican Rep. Darren Bailey sought a temporary restraining order against the governor’s…

Chloroquine Is a Potent Inhibitor of SARS Coronavirus Infection and Spread (Also Inhibits SARS-COV-2 COVID-19)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chloroquine Is a Potent Inhibitor of SARS Coronavirus Infection and Spread Conclusion: Chloroquine is effective in preventing the spread of SARS CoV in cell culture. Favorable inhibition of virus spread was observed when the cells were either treated with chloroquine prior to or after SARS CoV infection. In addition, the…

Italian scientist says she discovered main mechanism behind COVID-19

Reading Time: 5 minutes Annalisa Chiusolo shows how controversial drug hydroxychloroquine could make people immune to virus * Top Israeli researcher: ‘theory lacks backing’ COVID-19 damages the hemoglobin, impairing the ability of red blood cells to transport oxygen throughout the body, compromising the lungs and resulting in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), Italian pharmacology…

Covid-19 Antibody Test for $119

Reading Time: 2 minutes Erin Dobrzyn, Digital Storyteller A physician visit is not necessary for this test. Blood-draw service available by appointment. As of April 28, 2020, individuals can now purchase a COVID-19 antibody test for themselves online, without visiting a doctor’s office, through a website run by Quest Diagnostics called QuestDirect. The service…

Antibody tests could be key to reopening the country. Here’s how they work.

Reading Time: 5 minutes Adrianna Rodriguez, Amanda Morris, Jim Sergent, Nicole Schaub, and Janet Loehrke, USA TODAY Updated 1:38 p.m. EDT Apr. 20, 2020 Antibody testing will help health experts better assess how many people contracted the novel coronavirus, Covid-19 (Wuhan Virus). After weeks of sheltering in place, Americans are asking how soon we can…

The Three Tests for COVID-19 (Wuhan Virus)

Reading Time: 3 minutes Article from NPR explaining the three different types of testing that will be available for Covid-19: Testing for the coronavirus has been very much in the news. The first and most urgent focus is on increasing access to tests to diagnose people with current infections. But now other tests are…

There It Is: CDC Equates Coronavirus Hospitalizations to Seasonal Flu and Finally Admits It’s MUCH LESS Dangerous for Children

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Jim Hoft and Joe HoftPublished May 2, 2020 at 11:08am In late February, nearly a month after Presient Trump banned travel from China to the United States in January, the CDC terrorized Americans by claiming the Wuhan coronavirus had a mortality rate of 2.3% at its epicenter. The CDC compared the coronavirus mortality…