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Trump knew testing Covid-19 vaccines would take months, Woodward book shows

Trump also suggests that’s why he initially pushed so hard for the use of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, because the malaria drug had already been tested and approved for other uses. “Well, we’re doing great on vaccines,” Woodward quotes Trump as saying in his latest book, “Rage.” “The problem with a vaccine is a vaccine… Read More »

HIV self-testing increases uptake of HIV testing, but with poorer linkage to care

A study has concluded that HIV self-testing is safe, increases testing uptake and increases the yield of HIV positive results among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people. Among female sex workers, results are more mixed. While HIV self-testing improves testing uptake, it does not increase the yield of positive results and… Read More »

The Mysterious White House Testing Scheme That Did Not Protect Trump

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis is raising fresh questions about the White House’s strategy for testing and containing the virus for a president whose cavalier attitude about the coronavirus has persisted since it landed on American shores. The president has said others are tested… Read More »

Peter Navarro: Trump’s talk about slowing down coronavirus testing was ‘tongue-in-cheek’

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said President Trump was joking when he said he asked officials to “slow down” coronavirus testing. Navarro was asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday to react to the president’s comments during his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “Come on now, Jake. You know it was tongue-in-cheek,” Navarro said. “Come… Read More »

False-negative COVID-19 tests highlight need for testing accuracy

As communities across the U.S. have struggled to cope with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, many have focused on the lack of widespread testing as a major barrier to safely reopening the country. As progress has been made on this front, the concern has shifted to testing accuracy, predominantly with antibody tests, which are… Read More »