Graphene is sensitive down to the single molecular level.
Graphene based COVID tests are quick and robust.
Despite the latest tweaks to border testing rules, the risk of imported infection remains very high. NZ's wider response needs upgrading —including reducing the large numbers of infected returnees.
The pilot of mass testing people in Liverpool failed to pick up over half of cases, but this isn't the end of the road for antigen testing.
There have been a few accounts of patients who have tested positive, then negative, then positive again for COVID-19.
So, if you have ever tested positive, there is a chance you could contract the virus again. And you could infect other people. You should still take the necessary precautions.
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A new review from the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences says managing the pandemic into 2021 will mean persisting with the measures that have made Australia's response successful so far.
Here’s what you need to know about COVID-19 clearances before travelling.
Rapid tests for COVID-19 are easy to administer and give fast results.
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In September, production of rapid tests really ramped up in the US. But due to low accuracy and massive numbers needed, these tests alone are unlikely to have much of an effect on the pandemic.
As NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian discovered after continuing to work while awaiting the result of a COVID test, you don't necessarily get any extra credit for 'sickness presenteeism'. And rightly so.
Apia harbour on the island of Upolu, Samoa, where the deadly influenza virus came ashore in 1918.
After recent suspected COVID-19 cases and with repatriation flights postponed, Samoa takes no chances.
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Migrant workers' families suffer from limited access to pandemic-related health care and loss of income.
Private insurers saw telehealth claims increase over 4,000% from 2019 to 2020.
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Widely adopted in the US when pandemic precautions kept people home, telehealth faces a challenge as insurance coverage changes, right when its popularity had surged.
A new test developed in Australia will reportedly be able to tell us whether someone has a high 'viral load'. But that doesn't automatically make them a 'superspreader'.
How does COVID-19 progress after you test positive?
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With a COVID-19 outbreak in the White House, people are watching the health of President Trump and many others. A doctor explains the possible course for this unpredictable disease.
A new test, which can diagnose COVID-19 in 15 minutes, has been approved by the TGA. But it's no silver bullet.