The Federal Government Is Planning To Order 5-Minute Coronavirus Tests — But Not Nearly Enough For Everyone Who Needs One
The White House has said the machine will revolutionize the beleaguered testing system in the US. But the feds have only planned to order enough tests for up to 5,500 people, according to emails obtained by BuzzFeed News.
“We need to figure out how we are going to live in a time of plague,” said one doctor.
This week, researchers in New York City started collecting blood from COVID-19 survivors. The hope is that their immunity can be shared with others.
A Woman With Lupus Said Her Health Care Provider Is Stopping Her Chloroquine Prescription And Thanked Her For The “Sacrifice”
"The fact that they thanked me for my 'sacrifice' is disturbing," she told BuzzFeed News. "I never agreed to sacrifice my health and possibly my life and cannot believe that I am being forced to do so."
"If you just have millions of people taking a drug with known toxicities, haphazardly, we are going to see major safety problems.”
An anti-malaria drug called chloroquine is just one of many drugs being repurposed in an attempt to treat the surge in COVID-19 cases in the US. Big questions remain about whether they’ll actually work.
A vital month of testing time was lost in the US because of a bad strategy and an unreliable CDC test.
"I Don't Take Responsibility At All": How Trump Said He's Handling The Coronavirus Outbreak Around The Country
The president blamed "rules, regulations, and specifications from a different time" for any shortfalls in coronavirus testing.
The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Spread To Millions In The US. We Don’t Have Nearly Enough Hospital Beds If It Does.
Models suggest that the US could be headed toward 150,000 COVID-19 cases by the end of the month, with only 45,000 ICU hospital beds nationwide. But there are some things we can do to help.
"'Pandemic' is not a word to be used lightly," said WHO's director-general.
We contacted health officials in all 50 states and Washington, DC, to find out how many Americans have actually been tested for the coronavirus.
The Peace Corps Botched Its Evacuation From China At The Height Of The Coronavirus Outbreak, Volunteers Say
Dozens of Peace Corps volunteers were rushed out of China, gathered in Thailand, and fired from the organization, with some heading back to the US without a voluntary quarantine.
Hong Kong is testing over a thousand people a day for coronavirus, while the US has only tested a total of 445 — partially because the CDC’s test didn’t work.
“Ultimately, we expect we will see community spread in this country,” the CDC said.
WHO is still declining to declare the outbreak a pandemic, indicating that the COVID-19 illness has spread worldwide. A pandemic would not mean that the disease has become any more deadly.
Bad ventilation and a botched quarantine on the Diamond Princess likely caused hundreds of illnesses and two deaths in the largest outbreak outside China.
Some 15,000 coronavirus case numbers were added on Wednesday night, the biggest jump seen so far in the outbreak, driven by doctors in the hardest-hit Chinese province changing how they diagnose cases.
Internal documents obtained by the Massachusetts attorney general as part of a new lawsuit are the clearest indication yet that the e-cigarette giant aimed its early advertising at young people who've never smoked.
Experts are making wildly different predictions about the future of the coronavirus. "We are at the blind-men-feeling-the-elephant stage of this outbreak.”
Congressional investigators found that leading e-cigarette maker Juul marketed its products to high schools and Native American tribes with claims that it could help smokers.