‘Utter shambles’: GPs and medics decry NHS test-and-trace system

Sarah-Jane Marsh, the hospital boss who is NHS test and trace’s director of testing, offered a “heartfelt” apology for people being sent long distances away from home. “It’s our laboratory processing that is the critical pinch point. We are doing all we can to expand quickly,” she said.

BCCI medical team member tests positive for COVID-19

On September 1, Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan had confirmed that there are no fresh coronavirus cases in the contingent. He also said that the ones who tested positive earlier will be tested once again only after their 14-day quarantine period is over.

Volunteer: Mass testing boosts HK’s confidence to quell virus

Chen, a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, has worked in the community testing center at Choi Hung Road Sports Centre for five and a half days. Once she finished her work at her clinic in the morning, she would come to the center to help collect residents’ specimens until 8 pm.

Rapid, Inexpensive, Easy COVID-19 Saliva Test Could Soon Be Available

Cepko agreed that the biggest obstacle to a massive rollout is setting up the infrastructure, the labs, and billing methods. Another bit of good news is that Harvard has agreed to keep any licensing fees low. In the Bay area, one corporation is already planning on launching several pilots using the Harvard test as soon […]

Dancing With The Stars talents Peta Murgatroyd and Vernon Davis get COVID-19 tests before joining the rest of the cast at rehearsal

Green with envy! His snug, black leggings and tank were understated but the former Olympian couldn’t help but add some pizzazz with florescent green shoes that perfectly complemented his Kelly green Birkin bag

Three medical aspirants end lives in Tamil Nadu fearing failure in NEET

On Saturday night, M. Motilal, 21, who was preparing to attempt NEET for a third time, allegedly ended his life at his house in Tiruchengode, Namakkal district. His father Murugesan runs an electrical shop. Motilal had passed Class XII in 2017, scoring 1,081 marks. 

Medical aspirant in Madurai ends life, fearing failure in NEET

The 19-year-old girl, M. Jothi Sri Durga, left behind a letter in which she said, “I have prepared well for the examination, but still I fear …what if I do not get [a medical] seat.” She also left behind an audio message for her family. The girl, whose father Murugasundaram, is a sub-inspector of police, […]

3 medical college aspirants commit suicide in Tamil Nadu ahead of NEET 2020 exam

As to the reason for taking the extreme step, Sridurga said in a note that she had prepared well for the exam but was scared of the result. She requested not to blame anyone and conveyed her apologies to her parents for her decision.

Machine that processes 15,000 swabs per day, a 20-second saliva test and £28-a-go nostril sample analyser: How accurate are the tests being lined up for Boris Johnson’s ‘Operation Moonshot’ plan to check 10million people a DAY?

The test’s threshold is so high it detects people with the live virus and those with few genetic fragments that are leftovers from infection and no longer pose risk, Dr Michael Mina, an epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said. 

Should you get tested for the breast cancer gene?

If you’re keeping up with the Kardashians, you may already know that they got the BRCA gene test on last week’s episode. The reality show matriarch, Kris, thought it would be a good idea since they have a family history of breast cancer. But Khloe, 31, took some convincing. After watching her father succumb to esophageal cancer in 2003, she didn’t want to obsess […]