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Don’t carry out a coronavirus rapid test outside during winter

The cold can affect the results of a COVID-19 antigen test. For this reason, the medical technology firm nal von minden from Moers, Germany, emphasises that the rapid tests should not be used outside in winter in temperatures under 15 degrees Celsius. Correct usage of the NADAL® COVID-19 antigen test is extremely important in order… Read More »

Test and Trace was hit by ‘huge’ IT problems that led to ‘delays in squashing care home outbreaks’

Bungling Test and Trace scheme was hit by ‘huge’ IT problems last month ‘that led to delays in squashing outbreaks in care homes’ – as official data suggests system is finally getting better Leaked NHS emails reveal an IT failure occurred in mid-October At the time, the second wave of the coronavirus was in full… Read More »

COVID-19 tracker: Johnson & Johnson aims to test shot in kids; President Trump talks firing Fauci post-election

Johnson & Johnson plans to start testing its vaccine hopeful in children as young as 12. Meanwhile, Aspen Pharmacare entered a preliminary agreement to crank out J&J’s shot in South Africa.  The UK’s drug regulator is investing £1.5 million in an artificial intelligence tool to track vaccine side effects. And India’s Bharat Biotech hopes to launch… Read More »

Without an effective test and trace we’re destined for lockdown

Yes, Boris and his sidekick Matt Hancock have made glaring and costly mistakes during the Covid pandemic. Their mantra, “We follow the science”, is hollow and at times dishonest. Follow the science they haven’t. The most glaring example of not following the science came to light earlier this week when the SAGE scientists made public… Read More »

Sleep test may help diagnose and predict dementia in older adults

Dementia is a growing problem for people as they age, but it often goes undiagnosed. Now investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have discovered and validated a marker of dementia that may help clinicians identify patients who have the condition or are at risk of developing it. The… Read More »