US coronavirus testing has dropped dramatically: a 13% decrease in 2 weeks. Public-health experts say the system is broken.

Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images The weekly average of daily coronavirus tests administered in the US is now 13% lower than it was at the end of July. Insufficient testing makes it hard to identify new cases in time to contain an outb.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 14th, 2020

Coronavirus cases are rising across Southern states — but for many Southern governors, lockdowns are off the table

Dave Creaney/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Southern states have seen a sharp rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations over the last few weeks. Some public-health experts have at.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 16th, 2020

How a testing system created by the porn industry during the HIV epidemic could help Hollywood resume production in the coronavirus era

Reuters/Patrick T. Fallon The California Department of Public Health announced .....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytJun 7th, 2020

The founder of a contact tracing firm that"s fielded 80,000 job applications in 5 weeks describes what he"s looking for in an applicant

AP Photo/Steven Senne Public health experts say the US needs an "army" of contact tracers who can help contain coronavirus outbreaks by tracking down everyone patients have come .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 30th, 2020

PCL Construction rolls out portable coronavirus testing centers

Most public health experts continue to insist that there’s no way of knowing how m.....»»

Category: realestateSource: bdcnetworkApr 26th, 2020

Two drive-thru coronavirus testing sites open in hard-hit Broward County

Two drive-thru coronavirus testing sites opened Thursday in Broward County, which has the most cases the state with 89. Broward Health opened a mobile testing unit in Pompano Beach to handle 300 patient per day. The public health system asks that pa.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 19th, 2020

: Asymptomatic children who contract COVID-19 may ‘shed’ coronavirus for weeks

New insights into coronavirus transmission among children shed light on the pandemic at an important time for families, communities and public-health officials......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 3rd, 2020

: Asymptomatic children who contract COVID-19 may transmit coronavirus for weeks

New insights into coronavirus transmission among children shed light on the pandemic at an important time for families, communities and public-health officials......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 2nd, 2020

Coronavirus update: Health experts express alarm at CDC change in testing guidelines that exclude asymptomatic patients

Health experts expressed alarm Wednesday at the news that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed its guidance on testing for COVID-19 and will no longer recommend a test for people who show no symptoms......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 26th, 2020

6 public-health experts offer a coronavirus agenda for Biden and Harris" first day in office, should they win

Drew Angerer/Getty Images The winner of the 2020 US presidential election will inherit the worst public-health crisis in a century. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have promised that if they take office in January, .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 16th, 2020

The US"s contact-tracing system is broken. Testing delays set it up for failure.

AP Photo/Russ Bynum Contact-tracing efforts in the US have been hampered by testing delays and staff shortages. As a result, many states missed their window to catch new coronavirus cases before outbreaks ballooned. The virus .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 6th, 2020

This color-coded chart will help you decide when to leave the house during the pandemic

Evaluating the riskiness of different activities during the coronavirus pandemic can be tricky.  A team of public health experts cr.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 25th, 2020

There"s cautious optimism that Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations are plateauing in Austin

After weeks of sobering reports, Austin public health officials are cautiously hopeful that coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are trending in the right direction. That would be welcome news for businesses that are closely watching for renewe.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 22nd, 2020

California, hailed for its early coronavirus response, now has the US"s highest case total. Here"s what went wrong.

California has recorded more coronavirus cases than any other US state, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Public-health experts say the state's outbreak spiraled out of control after.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 22nd, 2020

Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 3.9 million and Trump’s late move on face masks criticized by health experts

The number of U.S. cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 3.9 million on Wednesday, a day after President Donald Trump finally encouraged Americans to wear face masks in public, marking a break with his approach to the pandemic thus far......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 22nd, 2020

Top US coronavirus testing czar defends public health officials after Trump shared a tweet accusing them of lying about the pandemic

Top US coronavirus testing czar Adm. Brett Giroir came to the defense of public health officials after Trump shared.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 15th, 2020

Librarians and other public employees in Phoenix are being asked to help with coronavirus testing because the city doesn"t have a health department

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gal.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 8th, 2020

The US"s failed coronavirus response continues to snowball — even as federal officials insist they"re "winning the fight"

Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images The US is experiencing another surge in coronavirus infections, led by rising cases in the South. Public-health experts say the cases are a continuati.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 23rd, 2020

US economic recovery being slowed by "uneven" public health responses, Dallas Fed president warns

Ann Saphir/Reuters An uncoordinated effort to contain the coronavirus can impede the US recovery from economic recession, Robert Kaplan, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, said. Precautions such as wearing a mask and testing for n.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 15th, 2020

"The effect is greatest when 100% of the public wear face masks": Growing body of research shows the role of face coverings in curbing the spread of the coronavirus

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Several new studies underscore what health experts have maintained since the coronavirus spread across the globe. Face masks help to reduce the highly contagious disease's rate of spread. Research.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 13th, 2020

Putin is failing to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, and Russians know it

Vitaly Nevar/Reuters Russia's COVID-19 story is one of paradoxes. Despite an underfunded public health system, new cases have plateaued since m.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 10th, 2020