The blood tests – which can tell whether someone has had Covid-19 – were previously described by prime minister Boris Johnson as “game-changing”.
A new study from China showed that antibodies faded quickly in both asymptomatic and symptomatic COVID-19 patients during convalescence, raising questions about whether the illness leads to any lasting immunity to the virus afterward. The study, which focused on […]
There is broad consensus that widespread SARS-CoV-2 testing is essential to safely reopening the United States. A big concern has been test availability, but test accuracy may prove a larger long-term problem. While debate has focused on the accuracy […]
Good morning. (Don’t get California Today delivered to your inbox? Here’s the sign-up .) For weeks, officials have said California’s reopening will be incremental and varied across the state. On Tuesday, it became a little clearer what that actually […]
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first antigen test that can rapidly detect whether a person has been infected by the coronavirus, a significant advancement that promises to greatly expand the nation’s testing capacity. The test, by […]
Abstract Rapid, sensitive and specific detection and reporting of infectious pathogens is important for patient management and epidemic surveillance. We demonstrated a point-of-care system integrated with a smartphone for detecting live virus from nasal swab media, using a panel […]
The Atlantic Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here . For months, the lack of testing for the novel coronavirus in the United States has allowed, ironically, […]
Elmhurst Hospital is one of four hospitals in New York City where Cuomo said workers are being tested for antibodies associated with the coronavirus. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday that the state is expanding testing for the virus. New […]