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NHS and care home staff will get access to coronavirus antibody tests from next week

NHS and care workers will FINALLY get free coronavirus antibody tests after Number 10 agrees deal with pharmaceutical giant Roche Hundreds of thousands of frontline NHS and care workers to be offered the tests Tests scour the blood for antibodies, produced by body in response to COVID-19 Presumed that presence of antibodies provides degree of… Read More »

COVID-19 survey shows 85% of primary care practices lack personal protection equipment and tests

A new survey has found that 46% of primary care physician practices have no capacity for COVID-19 testing and 51% lack adequate personal protective equipment. More than half, 52% of practices, report COVID-19 is having severe and near severe impact on their practice. Fifty-eight percent have cancelled well and chronic care visits to accommodate need… Read More »

Harvard experts say Massachusetts may need 1.4 million COVID tests

This is part of our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak may bring. Massachusetts may ultimately need 1.4 million tests for COVID-19 and have to conduct tens of thousands a day, Harvard infectious disease… Read More »

Phillippines mission to UN on lockdown in New York after diplomat tests positive for coronavirus

The Philippine Center New York, which houses the Philippine mission to the United Nations is on lockdown Friday morning after a female diplomat tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday. About 12 diplomats work at the mission on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The staff is currently “isolated and in good condition.” “As of today, the Philippine Mission is in… Read More »

At-home hospital care costs less, uses fewer tests, Annals study finds

Dive Brief: The average total cost of care provided to patients at-home instead of in the hospital was 38% less costly, according to a recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine that sought to compare costs and outcomes of hospital-level care provided at home and in the hospital. Home patients were readmitted less frequently… Read More »