Blood donors will help researchers figure out how long novel coronavirus antibodies last

This post was originally published on this siteThe American Red Cross is testing all donated blood for novel coronavirus antibodies and will use that information to learn more about the spread of

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FDA authorizes CRISPR-based test for COVID-19

This post was originally published on this siteThe Food and Drug Administration has authorized a COVID-19 test that uses the gene-editing technology CRISPR and returns results in around one hour.

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We’ve known how to make healthier buildings for decades

This post was originally published on this sitePeople in the United States spend upward of 90 percent of their time indoors — inside homes, apartment buildings, schools, and offices. With

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Why we’re still relying on a century-old strategy to treat COVID-19

This post was originally published on this siteCOVID-19 research is advancing at an unprecedented speed, but one strategy doctors are leaning on to treat COVID-19 patients looks more antiquated

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What is contact tracing?

This post was originally published on this siteDuring an infectious disease outbreak, one of the best tools public health experts have is old-school detective work: finding each sick person and

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Arresting people for coughing won’t keep communities safer

This post was originally published on this siteOver the weekend, a man in North Dakota was arrested for coughing at a local Walmart. The store, like all Walmart stores, was limiting the number of

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After recovering, COVID-19 patients struggle to know when to stop isolating

This post was originally published on this siteReyhan Harmanci is feeling better. After cycling through an illness she thinks was COVID-19, with headache, fever, and nausea, her symptoms started

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Doulas in New York City are preparing to go digital

This post was originally published on this siteTwo New York City hospital systems are barring anyone except the person in labor from the delivery room, including spouses, partners, and family

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Personal privacy matters during a pandemic — but less than it might at other times

This post was originally published on this siteDuring a disease outbreak, one of the best tools at the disposal of public health officials is low-tech detective work. When a person is diagnosed

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Fearful reactions to the new coronavirus can put lives at risk

This post was originally published on this sitePeople in the US are worried about the new coronavirus outbreak. That concern is warranted: the virus is a scary new threat, it can cause serious

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