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Vaccines Adapted for Variants Will Not Need Lengthy Testing, F.D.A. Says

The Coronavirus Outbreak liveLatest Updates Maps and Cases Vaccine Rollout See Your Local Risk New Variants Tracker Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Vaccines Adapted for Variants Will Not Need Lengthy Testing, F.D.A. Says The agency’s new guidance will speed the development of vaccines that protect against more… Read More »

Dried blood spots have clear advantages over mini tubes when it comes to lab analysis of home collected samples for HIV and syphilis testing

Blood samples taken at home and sent by post to labs to screen for HIV and syphilis are more likely to be successfully processed when the collection technique used is dried blood spots rather than mini tubes, investigators from the UK report in Sexually Transmitted Infections. Close to 95% of dried blood spot samples were… Read More »

New testing rules changed overnight

Daniel Andrews has announced new testing measures to help stop the spread of coronavirus. New COVID-19 testing rules will come into force in Victoria from midnight tonight. Anyone deemed a close contact of a coronavirus case or a case themselves who’s been ordered to undertake the mandatory 14 days of quarantine will need to take… Read More »

Louisiana is ‘blind’ to coronavirus as Hurricane Laura shutters testing sites

While Lousiana appears to have avoided the worst projections for Hurricane Laura, the storm is disrupting the state’s coronavirus response at a particularly crucial time as schools reopen, state officials and epidemiologists said. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards warned earlier this week that the storm would disrupt the state’s coronavirus response efforts. “The challenge is… Read More »