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Experts argue that limiting access defeats the purpose of rapid testing

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On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized Quidel’s Quickvue at-home rapid test for emergency use, bringing up the number of rapid tests authorized by the FDA to four.

Some experts have been calling on the U.S. government to scale up at-home rapid testing for months, arguing that…

‘Continue to be grateful, every day. There are more than half a million empty chairs in houses all across this country.’

Exactly a year ago, on March 1, 2020, the first Covid-19 case was confirmed in New York City. Craig Spencer MD MPH, an emergency room physician in New York, saw his first Covid-19 patients a few days after that. Today, in Elemental, he published a heartbreaking letter expressing everything he…

Reminder: A negative pre-flight test isn’t a guarantee you’re not contagious

Pre-flight testing is now require for anyone traveling internationally into the United States. Photo: Ting Shen/Xinhua via Getty

At the end of January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance for everyone traveling internationally into the United States, including U.S. citizens: The CDC said everyone coming from a foreign country into a U.S. …

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