Stanford Health Care hospitals resume almost all procedures after widespread employee testing
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Stanford Health Care hospitals resume almost all procedures after widespread employee testing

STANFORD — Previously delayed surgeries, diagnostic tests and other procedures at Stanford Health Care hospitals resumed on Monday after the system tested over 11,000 of its 14,000 employees. The university health care system announced on Tuesday that 99.7 percent of employees without symptoms tested negative following a decision to provide COVID-19 exams for all patient-facing […]

New Mexico health officials question the usefulness of antibody testing
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New Mexico health officials question the usefulness of antibody testing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico health officials are now questioning the usefulness of antibody testing. KRQE News 13 spoke with Dr. David Scrase of the Human Services Department, who’s helping guide New Mexico through the coronavirus pandemic. State health officials were hoping the antibody test would provide key information to safely reopen the economy. […]

Hospital Hacks, Tips for Small Practices
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Antibody Testing Update, PPE Gender Divide

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today:  FDA Announces Antibody Test Regulation  The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new requirements for COVID-19 antibody tests Monday, altering an earlier policy […]

Testing pooled samples for COVID-19 helps Stanford researchers track track early viral spread in Bay Area | News Center
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Testing pooled samples for COVID-19 helps Stanford researchers track early viral spread in Bay Area | News Center

The prevalence of the virus that causes COVID-19 was tracked during the early days of the pandemic by pooling samples from people with upper respiratory symptoms in a study conducted by researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine. Combining samples from several people at a time allowed the scientists to estimate the prevalence of the […]

US allows use of 1st drug shown to help virus recovery
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US allows use of 1st drug shown to help virus recovery

The latest:There have been more than 1.1 million coronavirus cases in the United States, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.The U.S. death toll has surpassed 64,000 people, according to Hopkins. The FDA issued an emergency-use authorization on Friday for remdesivir in hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19.New York became the latest state to close schools […]