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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 »

Sex Query of The Week: Is It Okay to Masturbate When You Are Not Having Enough Action with Your Partner During Lockdown?

Masturbation (Photo Credits: Unsplash) Q.  Like many other couples, I am stuck at home with my partner. While I should be having a lot more sex these days because of all the extra time, we are not doing it enough. In fact, we had more sex before lockdown and when things were normal. This makes… Read More »

More than 9,000 healthcare workers have contracted COVID-19 as of last week, CDC says

Healthcare workers who treat patients infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus are at risk of contracting the disease themselves due to frequent exposure and proximity to such patients. New figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detail the extent to which this is true, finding that 9,282 healthcare workers across the country are… Read More »

Pence Pledges High-Speed Coronavirus Testing From 2,000 Labs This Week

Federal officials are moving ahead with plans to address the screaming shortage of testing for the coronavirus by setting up many more drive-through testing centers around the country and speeding the capability of commercial laboratories to process multiple samples at once. Adm. Brett P. Giroir, the assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health… Read More »

Word of the Week: ‘Dehumanizing’

In 1994, Hunter S. Thompson wrote some of the choicest words ever included in an obituary. Richard Nixon “was a swine of a man,” Thompson wrote. “His body should have been burned in a trash bin.” He was not reluctant about maligning the dead. “I have written worse things about Nixon, many times, and the… Read More »

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

The Friday Breeze Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes, who reads everything on health care to compile our daily Morning Briefing, offers the best and most provocative stories for the weekend. Happy Friday! And Happy Valentine’s Day, where we at KHN have compiled some of the best #HealthPolicyValentines from Twitter (this seems the right group for that… Read More »