Tag: Covid-19 testing

Biomarker, Innovation

WHO issues COVID-19 testing guidance

March 10, 2022

Via: Fox News

The World Health Organization says it has issued guidance advising people on how to test themselves for the coronavirus, months after critics said the lack of recommendations was compromising efforts to stop the pandemic in poor countries. At a press […]

News, Regulatory

HHS commits $4.8B to COVID-19 testing for the uninsured

May 26, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

The new funding is a slice of Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan approved in March. The economic stimulus package has helped spur a surge in enrollment in Affordable Care Act plans during a special signup period now underway and […]


CDC quietly revises coronavirus guidance to downplay importance of testing asymptomatic people

August 26, 2020


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is no longer recommending testing for everyone who’s been exposed to Covid-19, saying people who don’t have symptoms “do not necessarily need a test.” The agency quietly revised its testing guidance for asymptomatic […]


Coronavirus cases in New York top 200,000 as the outbreak appears to slow

April 14, 2020


The coronavirus has now infected more than 200,000 people across New York state as the Covid-19 outbreak begins to slow and the country continues to ramp up its testing capacity. New cases across the state rose by 7,177 on Monday, […]


FDA relaxes regulations around Covid-19 diagnostics

March 17, 2020


The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has relaxed the regulations around diagnostics for Covid-19 to expedite the availability of testing. Tests developed and used by laboratories across the country can now be authorised by state Departments of Health without […]

Innovation, Research

US health network develops rapid response Covid-19 test

March 13, 2020


New Jersey-based health network Hackensack Meridian Health’s Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) has created a rapid response test for diagnosing Covid-19. The developers hope this will allow for a more effective triage system in hospitals and better control the […]