A: Probably not, at least not now. Several medical startups in recent weeks began rolling out, or were preparing to roll out, test kits that could be delivered to your doorstep by a courier. Patients could take a saliva or throat swab, follow the instructions on putting the sample in a vial, and place the kit outside their doorstep, and a courier would take it to a lab. The Food and Drug Administration warned consumers it had not authorized home-test kits, and the companies suspended sales. But the FDA has acknowledged the potential value of home testing and is working with companies to evaluate tests for accuracy and efficacy. On April 21, the FDA authorized the first at-home test, made by LabCorp, in which consumers use a swab to collect a nasal sample and send it back to the company. The FDA said it will be available in most states and will require a doctor’s order. … [Read more...] about Bay Area coronavirus testing: Should I get a test? When will testing ramp up?
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We, as callous followers blame Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida, Sani Abacha as ‘dealers’ absolving ourselves as co-creators of Nigerian realities. In that song, Lagbaja sees no difference between the blamers and the blamed. Characterising the blamers within the microcosm of their influential spaces, the musician spotlights the hypocritical critics whose behaviours are the same the same. Clothed in his symbolic faceless attire which represents the voice of the unheard, Lagbaja recalls how Nigerians asked him to lampoon those in government, claiming they are all thieves. In a conversational tone, Lagbaja replies na you be them, na dem be you, you and them na the same. In other words, ‘we’ are the thieves we asked Lagbaja to lampoon. Lagbaja after years of castigating the leadership, reflected and realised that the leaders and followers possess a difference of a cup half empty and half full. … [Read more...] about Majority na corruption, minority na exception
8:47 a.m. Birx says it’s ‘difficult to tell’ if 2nd shutdown may be needed: Despite President Trump’s vow that the country will not close down again in a potential second wave of the coronavirus, Dr. Deborah Birx said Sunday that it’s “difficult to tell” whether that step will be needed. Birx, the White House coronavirus coordinator, stressed on ABC’s “This Week” that “we have to really assure” the availability of tests that can detect infection in people without symptoms. “What I’m worried about is what are we putting in place to find asymptomatic cases,” including proactive tests in dense environments like nursing homes, transportation and meatpacking plants,” she said. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: Newsom urges phasing out California youth prisons as shutdowns erode populations
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said the COVIDSafe app is playing a strong role in Australia’s response to the pandemic and several countries have expressed interest in learning from its positive impacts. If a user is diagnosed, the app works to identify other users who have been in close proximity for 15 minutes or more in the previous three weeks. … [Read more...] about The Latest: Faithful return to St. Peter’s Square
Though the names fill the whole page and continue onto three additional pages, the tribute highlights just 1 percent of the country's total losses. As of Sunday morning, the newspaper reports that the total number of deaths is nearing 100,000 as at least 97,059 people have died from COVID-19 related illness. … [Read more...] about New York Times Fills Entire Front Page With Names of Coronavirus Victims