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Dr. Birx asking CDC to investigate 3 coronavirus hotspots: LA, Chicago, DC

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Three major U.S. cities remain persistent hotspots for coronavirus — even amid stay-at-home restrictions — so White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said Friday she’s asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to find out why. Birx identified… Read More »

These Labs Rushed to Test for Coronavirus. They Had Few Takers.

When a stay-at-home order in March all but closed the revered labs of the gene-editing pioneer Jennifer Doudna, her team at the University of California, Berkeley dropped everything and started testing for the coronavirus. They expected their institute to be inundated with samples since it was offering the service for free, with support from philanthropies.… Read More »

Coronavirus: NHS England official cautions against buying antibody tests

People in England have been cautioned against using coronavirus antibody tests being sold by some retailers. NHS England’s medical director Prof Stephen Powis said experts were “evaluating” antibody tests, which show if someone has already had the virus. Such tests are not yet available through the NHS, but some are being sold commercially. “I would… Read More »

Returning to Exercise After Recovery From Coronavirus

Is it OK to resume athletic training, even if you have gotten through a bout of Covid-19 or tested positive for coronavirus or suspect you might have been infected? Two new expert-consensus statements from pulmonologists and cardiologists, published separately in The Lancet and JAMA Cardiology, urge caution. The new statements point out that the always-thorny… Read More »

With Allergy Season Here, Itchy Throat, Nose ‘More Likely To Be Allergies Rather Than The Coronavirus’ – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The warm weather is bringing a flood of pollen and doctors say allergy symptoms can be similar to some symptoms of COVID-19. Allergies are known to cause some respiratory problems and so can the coronavirus. While there is some overlap, doctors say the symptoms are distinct. People were out around the Philadelphia… Read More »