• First study to detect Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 in maternal bloodstream and placenta in cases of stillbirth and pregnancy complications

    8 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Data indicate that pregnant women with COVID-19 had an increased risk for stillbirth when the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was the dominant strain in the United States. Researchers identified the Delta variant in the blood and placentas of several women with COVID-19 who had stillbirths and pregnancy complications.
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  • Website for free virus tests is coming. How will it work?

    8 days ago - By ABC News

    A new federal website to request free COVID-19 test kits will launch Wednesday, with the first shipments going out to Americans by the end of the month
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  • Biden team regroups after high court loss on shots-or-test

    8 days ago - By ABC News

    The White House is pushing ahead with other efforts to prod people to get COVID-19 shots after the Supreme Court put a halt to the administration's sweeping vaccinate-or-test plan for large employers
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  • Can Rapid Antigen-test Detect Omicron Variant?

    Can Rapid Antigen-test Detect Omicron Variant?

    9 days ago - By Medindia Health

    Researchers in Germany are set to analyze the sensitivity of rapid antigen-test for detecting the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19.
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  • Risk of airborne COVID-19 transmission low during visual field testing

    Risk of airborne COVID-19 transmission low during visual field testing

    9 days ago - By Healio

    The risk of airborne transmission of COVID-19 between patients during Humphrey visual field testing is low, according to data published in the Journal of Glaucoma.
    “There is no significant difference between aerosol count in the bowl of a HFA before, during and after testing,” Nikhil Jain, MBBS, of University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in London, and colleagues wrote. “This suggests the risk of airborne transmission of COVID-19 is low between subsequent patients.”
    Researchers compared data from two experiments to determine the likelihood of COVID-19
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