Tag Archives: Testing

Coronavirus: Tackling testing delays ‘number one’ priority, says minister

Plans to prioritise coronavirus tests and put NHS staff at the top of the list will be published in the coming days, the justice secretary has said. People in care homes would also be a priority, while schools could also be considered, Robert Buckland said. Resolving delays with testing was “the number one issue”, he… Read More »

Kids Are Missing Critical Windows for Lead Testing Due to Pandemic

This story also ran on CNN. This story can be republished for free (details). CLEVELAND — Families skipping or delaying pediatric appointments for their young children because of the pandemic are missing out on more than vaccines. Critical testing for lead poisoning has plummeted in many parts of the country. In the Upper Midwest, Northeast… Read More »

Trump administration fends off accusations it tampered with CDC testing guidelines

The Trump administration fought back against accusations that it pressured the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to revise its recommendations in order to limit access to coronavirus tests. “Let me tell you right up front that the new guidelines are a CDC action,” said Adm. Brett Giroir, the Trump administration’s testing coordinator, Wednesday. “As… Read More »

Consistent Inaccuracies in COVID-19 Testing and Reporting

The only consistent thing about COVID-19 testing and reporting so far is their inconsistency. Head-scratching “errors” have plagued us from the get-go, and it sure doesn’t seem to be getting any better. I guess it just goes to show that even with access to incredible data-crunching technology, human ineptitude will ensure no one becomes the… Read More »

Health Insurance and Demand for Masking, Testing and Contact Tracing – New Data from The Commonwealth Fund

The coronavirus pandemic occasioned the Great Lockdown for people to shelter-at-home, tele-work if possible, and shut down large parts of the U.S. economy considered “non-essential.” As health insurance for working-age people is tied to employment, COVID-19 led to disproportionate loss of health plan coverage especially among people earning lower incomes, as well as non-white workers,… Read More »