Dentists Can Open May 11; Antibody Testing Begins

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CONCORD, NH — Dentist offices in New Hampshire have been closed since the beginning of the new coronavirus pandemic, except for emergencies, but Monday, offices can reopen, “if they so choose,” according to Gov. Chris Sununu. The governor made the announcement Friday that a new guidance advisory was being circulated, […]

Former NFL player returns to St. Louis to open COVID testing lab

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“I bring a championship mentality to anything I am involved in,” Super Bowl champ Sylvester Williams said of his new venture: Quantum Laboratory. BRIDGETON, Mo. — Inside a Bridgeton office building, a renovated dentist’s office now houses Missouri’s only Black-owned testing lab: Quantum Laboratory. It’s an $800,000 facility with former […]

San Francisco reopening mass COVID-19 testing site

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San Francisco this week will reopen a mass testing site for COVID-19, with health officials citing a local surge in coronavirus cases due in part to the highly contagious delta variant. The San Francisco Department of Public Health and Mayor London Breed (D) said in a joint announcement Monday that the testing […]

Thailand to expand virus testing at factories

BANGKOK — Authorities in Thailand say they plan to expand coronavirus testing to thousands of factories in a province near Bangkok as they reported 365 new cases around the country and one new death. Authorities have focused their efforts on migrant workers in Samut Sakhon, a province next to the […]

Covid-19 Vaccine Makers Turn Toward Testing Children

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Pharmaceutical companies and health officials are homing in on a key sector of the population that has been largely left out of planning for Covid-19 vaccines: children. Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE, whose jointly developed vaccine is now being rolled out in the U.K., became the first Covid-19 vaccine developers […]

8 things to know about coronavirus testing

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CLOSE The CDC just sliced the recommended quarantine time in half for some cases of exposure to COVID-19. USA TODAY Maria DeMartini started trying to book COVID-19 test appointments five days before her flight to Hawaii in mid-November. The Chicago nurse checked Walgreens. None available. Then CVS. Everyone in her group […]

New WNY company offering at-home COVID-19 testing

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — What if you could get tested for COVID-19 without leaving your home? One local nurse practitioner says it’s possible. “We hope to just make things easier for people in this time of uncertainty,” said Piava Rioli, a nurse practitioner with Kaleida Health. She and her business […]