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FDA authorizes new Covid-19 antibody test that quantifies specific levels of antibodies

FDA authorizes new Covid-19 antibody test that quantifies specific levels of antibodies

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization for Kantaro Bioscience’s Covid-19 antibody test kit, the group announced on Wednesday. The newly authorized antibody test, called COVID-SeroKlir, identifies and measures precise levels of antibodies that are present in a person after Covid-19 recovery. The FDA confirmed to CNN on Wednesday that…MORE

Thanksgiving could be the ‘mother of all superspreader events,’ health expert warns

Thanksgiving could be the ‘mother of all superspreader events,’ health expert warns

The coronavirus pandemic is raging across the US as cases explode and deaths spike. More than 2,100 Covid-19-related deaths were reported Tuesday, the highest single-day number since May. The United States recorded more than 171,000 new cases, Johns Hopkins University reported. A record-breaking number of patients are hospitalized at more than 88,000, the highest number…MORE

50 ways to celebrate a birthday during a pandemic

50 ways to celebrate a birthday during a pandemic

Dear Mom: You mean the world to me. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we can’t celebrate your 50th birthday in person like we had envisioned earlier this year. I sit here working from home and quarantining as CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy…MORE

Need a Covid-19 nurse? That’ll be $8,000 a week

Need a Covid-19 nurse? That’ll be $8,000 a week

In March, Claire Tripeny was watching her dream job fall apart. She’d been working as an intensive care nurse at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado, and loved it, despite the mediocre pay typical for the region. But when Covid-19 hit, that calculation changed. She remembers her employers telling her and her colleagues to “suck…MORE

Here’s a look at how the different coronavirus vaccines work

Here’s a look at how the different coronavirus vaccines work

There’s good news about coronavirus vaccines. At least three of the experimental vaccines show remarkable efficacy, at least according to information released by the makers in news releases. Global vaccine giant AstraZeneca reports its vaccine prevented coronavirus infection 62% of the time when people got two doses a month apart. But in a subgroup of…MORE