Indonesian firm busted for allegedly washing and reusing nasal swabs for thousands of coronavirus tests since December 2020

The Indonesian government has vowed to issue “strict punishment” for some staff of a state-owned pharmaceutical company accused of washing and reusing cotton swabs for COVID-19 tests at a busy international airport. At least five people employed by Kimia Farma Diagnostika are accused of washing and reusing nasal swabs for thousands of coronavirus tests since… Continue reading Indonesian firm busted for allegedly washing and reusing nasal swabs for thousands of coronavirus tests since December 2020

England to offer everyone 2 free rapid coronavirus tests each week

Everyone in England will be able to receive two Covid-19 tests for free every week as the U.K. government double down on its efforts to reopen the economy. People living in England will be able to order the tests, which provide results in about 30 minutes, online, or collect them locally, the government announced Monday.… Continue reading England to offer everyone 2 free rapid coronavirus tests each week

FDA Approves 2 Rapid, At-Home COVID Tests

More consumers will soon be able to test themselves for COVID-19 from the comfort of their own home. On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration approved two rapid antigen home tests for use in the U.S. Americans will soon be able to purchase Abbott’s BinaxNOW and Quidel Quickvue tests at drug stores. The two options… Continue reading FDA Approves 2 Rapid, At-Home COVID Tests

Cross River, Jigawa, Kogi, Osun, Ebonyi, Adamawa and Zamfara are not conducting enough COVID-19 tests – NCDC DG

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu has averred that some states are not conducting enough COVID-19 tests.  Ihekweazu said this at the presidential task force briefing on COVID-19 on Thursday December 10. Some of the states he said are not conducting enough tests include Cross River, Jigawa, Kogi, Osun, Ebonyi, Adamawa… Continue reading Cross River, Jigawa, Kogi, Osun, Ebonyi, Adamawa and Zamfara are not conducting enough COVID-19 tests – NCDC DG

NFL positive COVID-19 tests from NJ lab could be false

The NFL revealed Sunday that several positive COVID-19 tests were found a day earlier by one of its testing partners. Among teams reporting false positives, the Minnesota Vikings said they had 12, the New York Jets 10, and the Chicago Bears nine. The league has asked the New Jersey lab BioReference to investigate the results… Continue reading NFL positive COVID-19 tests from NJ lab could be false

NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson ‘confused’ by his COVID-19 tests

Jimmie Johnson is just as confused as everyone else about his plight with the coronavirus. A positive test caused the seven-time NASCAR champion to miss the first race of his career, and it was followed three days later by a negative test. He never suffered any symptoms and was tested only after his wife, bothered… Continue reading NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson ‘confused’ by his COVID-19 tests

Trump Sitting On Funds Meant To Boost Coronavirus Testing, Top Democrats Say

Top Senate Democrats are demanding to know why the Trump administration has not yet spent funds that Congress allocated earlier this year to ramp up the nation’s coronavirus testing and contact tracing capacity. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.), the top Democrat on the Senate health committee, wrote a letter… Continue reading Trump Sitting On Funds Meant To Boost Coronavirus Testing, Top Democrats Say