1 in 10 Boston residents tested have COVID-19 antibodies, Walsh says

1 in 10 Boston residents tested have COVID-19 antibodies, Walsh says

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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Friday the results of a study that evaluated community exposure to COVID-19.Of the Boston residents tested, 9.9% tested positive for antibodies, and 2.6% of those tested who were asymptomatic tested positive for COVID-19. About 1 in 10 residents in the study have developed antibodies, and about 1 in 40 currently…
Montana reports 4 new COVID-19 cases in Big Horn County, including 3 teenagers

Montana reports 4 new COVID-19 cases in Big Horn County, including 3 teenagers

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Montana reported four new COVID-19 cases on Friday, all of them in Big Horn County, according to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map.The new cases jump the state total from 462 to 466 and also increased the number of active cases from 15 reported on Thursday to 19.The number of active cases in Yellowstone County…
How Covid-19 Testing Works

How Covid-19 Testing Works

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There are three types of Covid-19 tests: genetic, antibody and antigen. More than 630 distinct tests are commercially available or in development, and some major players include Abbott, Roche, Thermo Fisher, LabCorp and the CDC are involved. CNBC explores how…
Coronavirus vaccine: This week’s updates from Oxford and the NIH

Coronavirus vaccine: This week’s updates from Oxford and the NIH

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The race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine is on, as scientists work as quickly as they can to find a way to prevent the disease that has sickened more 4.4 million people and killed more than 300,000 worldwide.Full coverage of the coronavirus outbreakOn Friday, Dr. Francis Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health,…
Over 100 experts are calling on states to mandate masks, face coverings

Over 100 experts are calling on states to mandate masks, face coverings

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(CNN)Experts, medical professionals — even Nobel Prize winners — are urging governors in an open letter to mandate that anyone in public or at work wear masks and face coverings to prevent spreading Covid-19. A recently published, peer-reviewed study is recommending that all governments mandate wearing face masks and face coverings in public. The coverings…
Coronavirus “may never go away,” World Health Organization warns

Coronavirus “may never go away,” World Health Organization warns

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A top World Health Organization official warned Wednesday against trying to predict when COVID-19 will disappear. Instead, WHO Emergencies Director Dr. Mike Ryan said the novel coronavirus will be hard to wipe out completely. According to John Hopkins University's latest data, more than 4.4 million people worldwide have been infected and nearly 300,000 have died…
U.S. employers wary of coronavirus ‘immunity’ tests as they move to reopen

U.S. employers wary of coronavirus ‘immunity’ tests as they move to reopen

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. employers have cooled to the idea of testing workers for possible immunity to the coronavirus as they prepare to reopen factories and other workplaces. FILE PHOTO: Shalonda Williams-Hampton, 32, has her blood taken by Northwell Health medical workers for the antibody tests that detect whether a person has developed immunity…
CDC issues alert to doctors on rare COVID-19 ‘mystery illness’ in kids

CDC issues alert to doctors on rare COVID-19 ‘mystery illness’ in kids

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health alert to physicians Thursday on what has emerged as a rare but potentially deadly condition linked to COVID-19 in children.The illness, which the CDC calls "multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children," or MIS-C, has been reported in at least 19 states and Washington, D.C. It was…
Places without social distancing have 35 times more potential coronavirus spread, study finds

Places without social distancing have 35 times more potential coronavirus spread, study finds

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Areas in the United States that do not adhere to any social distancing policies face 35 times more cases of the novel coronavirus, according to a study published Thursday in a peer-reviewed health-care journal.The study, published in the journal Health Affairs, looked at the policies mandating social distancing, and found that the longer a measure…
Colorado man died of alcohol poisoning, but death was later blamed on coronavirus: report

Colorado man died of alcohol poisoning, but death was later blamed on coronavirus: report

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Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.A Colorado man who died of alcohol poisoning had his death classified as due to the coronavirus, possibly shedding light on a skewed virus death toll in the state, according to a report on Thursday.Sebastian Yellow, 35, was found dead by police on…

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