Day: March 7, 2020

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How testing failures allowed coronavirus to sweep the U.S.

Why the United States declined to use the WHO test, even temporarily as a bridge until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could produce its own test, remains a perplexing question and the key to the Trump administration’s failure to provide enough tests to identify the coronavirus infections before they could be passed on, […]

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Should people with flu-like symptoms be tested for COVID-19?

In South Korea, where the new coronavirus illness is raging, there are drive-through sites at which people can be tested. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States this week lifted most restrictions on testing for COVID-19, as the respiratory illness sweeping the globe is known, to expand testing “to a wider […]

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Why isn’t Europe better prepared for the Coronavirus outbreak?

More than two months since first known cases were reported in China, the number of confirmed infections reached more than 5,500 in EU member states on Friday. Yet observers say the aggressive measures needed to curtail an epidemic has yet to materialize. Czech Republic’s Health Minister Adam Vojtěch said ahead of the meeting in Brussels […]

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