U.S. Coronavirus Testing Gets A Potential Breakthrough
17 Mars, 2020, 15:58 | Auteur: Yves Courtet
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have, however, loosened these criteria and now allow doctors to use their own discretion about other circumstances that might warrant testing for people with symptoms. CDC officials also said this earlier this month, when they expanded their testing criteria February 27 after the first USA case of unknown origin was confirmed.
Problems with USA testing became apparent in early February, when public health labs across the country reported that they could not validate a coronavirus test developed by the CDC.
The administration also tapped a new "czar" housed at the Department of Health and Human Services, putting Adm. Brett Giroir in charge of coordinating testing efforts among public health service agencies.
Despite the CDC saying the decision to test has been up to doctors, it may not have been implemented this way at state or local levels.
"For most people, COVID-19 infection will cause mild illness; however, it can make some people very ill and, in some people, it can be fatal", the World Health Organization says.
After more than a month in which tests themselves were show to become available, the official said that 4.8 million have now been distributed. "We are working with the private sector at an urgent pace to make these tests available on as many diagnostic platforms as we can in the coming weeks". These settings could include concerts, sporting events, religious gatherings, movie theaters, shopping malls, and public transportation.
The first batch of testing kits distributed by the CDC to state health departments earlier this year were faulty.
"As soon as that case was recognized, we met and we revised our case definition for persons under investigation", CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said in February.
Should you get tested?
The CDC is asking people to consider the risk of spreading the coronavirus to others during travel.
As of Thursday, North Carolina has 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19, up from nine reported as of Wednesday, but a lack of access to testing makes the real number of infections impossible to calculate. At the time, meeting attendees who didn't have symptoms but wanted to be tested at emergency rooms were turned away because they weren't sick. The FDA eventually approved a simplified version of the test, and authorized public health labs to create their own tests in-house.
According to the CDC, the first thing you should do if you believe you have been exposed to the virus and are showing symptoms is to call your doctor. The number of tests available also factors into their decision.
If I have symptoms, where should I go to get tested?
"As the pandemic evolves, it's likely more companies [will] develop tests and bring them to market", he said.
Le Canada ferme ses frontières aux non-résidents
Lundi en début d'après-midi, plus de 400 cas étaient officiellement confirmés au Canada , contre 150 vendredi. Par ailleurs, les rassemblements intérieurs de plus de 250 personnes sont également interdits.
Khorasan Razavi province, home to the holy Shiite city of Mashhad, was not among the reported provinces with fresh cases. It has since shut schools, postponed cultural and sports events and discouraged travel ahead of the New Year holidays.
He's trained yesterday and he'll train today but I don't think he's had enough training sessions with the team. I've got a great staff. "I'm a red and I think I know what this club needs", Solskjaer said.
Actor-director John Krasinski and singer Dua Lipa were then to appear on " SNL " as host and musical guest, respectively. If you're missing Saturday Night Live during this trying time, dozens of episodes are available to stream on Hulu .
Sterling fell to its lowest against the USA dollar since October while Johnson was speaking, down two thirds of a cent on the day. The Society of London Theatre, which represents the West End, said theatres would close from Monday night until further notice.
The speed of an epidemic depends on two things - how many people each case infects and how long it takes cases to spread . The average time from vulnerability to developing symptoms is just five to six weeks, but maybe up to a couple of weeks.
The coronavirus epidemic has spread to all provinces in Canada, the chief public health officer said on Sunday. And anyone who shows symptoms of coronavirus will not be able to return to Canada, added Trudeau.
Federal Reserve made on its benchmark interest rate during the second emergency meeting it held in a month to support the economy. Brent's premium to WTI is close to its narrowest since 2016, making USA crude oil uncompetitive in global markets.
Israel's Chief Rabbinate said last week that Jewish worshippers should not come to the Western Wall or pray en masse there. Kuwait confirmed 20 new cases in the past 24 hours, reporting a total of 100 to yesterday, state news agency Kuna said.
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