Still getting a negative RAT after a COVID exposure and days of symptoms? It might be time to consider a PCR.
Here’s what we know from the limited data publicly available.
A sore throat is more common with Omicron than Delta, but that doesn’t mean a throat swab will give you a more accurate – or earlier – result.
With access to testing limited and without other ways of measuring likely infection rates, New Zealand’s confirmed COVID cases are likely to be just a fraction of the total.
Researchers at Florida International University successfully trained One Betta, a Dutch Shepard, and three other dogs to detect COVID-19 on face masks. The dogs got it right 96% to 99% of the time.
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Dogs have such sensitive noses that they can be trained to detect the odors of crop pests, endangered species, illegal drugs – and diseases like COVID-19.
Nigeria’s President Buhari at the 2021 Intra-African Trade Fair in Durban, South Africa.
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The current spate of travel bans is rather hasty and irrational given that we know that the variant is in several countries already.
Children have been hearing about the dangers of COVID since the pandemic began. Here’s how to help them understand and cope with a positive diagnosis.
Nigeria must increase its testing capacity to deal with rising COVID-19 cases
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Nigeria must increase its testing capacity and do more genomic studies to deal effectively with the Delta variant of COVID-19.
COVID-19 cases in Indonesia are rising and are expected to keep doing so for another two weeks until the effects of restrictions and mask mandates are seen.
Some people can still get sick after getting vaccinated for COVID-19.
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Vaccinated people can still get infected with the coronavirus. So if you have symptoms of COVID-19, getting tested can protect others and help health officials keep an eye on the virus.
In-person learning can start as long as schools operate safely, says the CDC.
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In-person learning can safely resume as long as schools take steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell in a scene from the film ‘Groundhog Day.’
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For many of us, the popular film, ‘Groundhog Day’ may bring up fond memories of a classic comedy. But a scholar argues there’s more to the film – it’s a lesson in mindfulness.
The new rapid test is available without a prescription, but only 20 million are set to be sold by the middle of next year.
A new over-the-counter COVID-19 test has been authorized by the FDA. Though it can be used to test people with and without symptoms, moderate cost and limited production mean it isn’t a game-changer.
Airline health advice has so far mostly focused on staying hydrated and avoiding deep vein thrombosis. What passengers really want, however, is free hand masks, hand sanitiser and more space between passengers.
A home in New York decorated for 2020 Halloween.
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For members of the minority religion of Wicca and witchcraft – part of contemporary paganism – Halloween is not just a children’s holiday: It is both a celebration and acceptance of death.
Yo-yoing lockdowns are costly and to be avoided if at all possible. Here is what we can do to dramatically improve testing and tracing.
More testing will actually help us move forward faster. There are a few things we should do in Victoria to ensure the number of people getting tested for COVID-19 remains high.
Easy, fast coronavirus testing is critical to controlling the virus.
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The new BinaxNOW antigen test is quick, easy, accurate and cheap. It could solve the US testing problem, but the emergency use authorization only allows people with COVID-19 symptoms to get tested.
The centralised system that made NZ’s initial pandemic response so successful also explains the recent failures at the border.
Black markets thrive online and flourish during pandemics and other crises.
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The global pandemic has fueled illicit online sales of COVID-19 commodities, some of which are dangerous or illegal. Researchers are assessing the size and reach of this underground market.