Rob Stein

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Fauci Reveals He Has Received Death Threats And His Daughters Have Been Harassed

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

During an online forum sponsored by Harvard, Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses how his high-profile position has affected his family personally.


As Pandemic Widens, How Did We Get To This Point?

Monday, August 03, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak is getting worse in many parts of the country, and the U.S. will likely need to learn to cope with having the virus be a part of life for many more months.


Federal Push For Faster, Cheaper Coronavirus Tests Focuses On 7 New Technologies

Friday, July 31, 2020

The National Institutes of Health is giving $248.7 million dollars to seven companies developing new technologies for testing, including use of the revolutionary gene-editing technique CRISPR.


Pandemic Is Overwhelming U.S. Public Health Capacity In Many States. What Now?

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

With the coronavirus spreading out of control in many parts of the U.S., some experts say the strategy of testing and tracing can't contain the pandemic until lockdowns bring case numbers down.


Gene Therapy Shows Promise For Hemophilia, But Could Be Most Expensive U.S. Drug Ever

Monday, July 20, 2020

The first gene therapy for hemophilia could be approved by the FDA within six months, according to the drugmaker, raising hopes among families. But the drug's price could be $3 million per patient.


U.S. Wants To Ramp Up COVID-19 Testing To 100 Million A Month By September

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Why is the US suffering such a shortage of testing? The Trump administration is promising to perform 100 million tests by September. Is that realistic?


Antigen Test For COVID-19 Isn't As Reliable As Genetic Test, Experts Caution

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Doctors are using a new antigen test that is a faster method to spot people infected with the coronavirus. It's cheaper and simpler but may be less reliable.


As Coronavirus Surges, How Much Testing Does Your State Need To Subdue The Virus?

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A new NPR/Harvard analysis finds most states' testing efforts still fall far short of what's needed to beat back the pandemic. Find out how your state is doing.


A Year In, 1st Patient To Get Gene Editing For Sickle Cell Disease Is Thriving

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Since receiving a landmark treatment with the gene-editing tool CRISPR, a sickle cell patient has the strength to care for herself and her children — while navigating the pandemic.


Supplies Sent To Labs By Trump Administration To Boost Testing Are Not Always Helpful

Monday, June 22, 2020

The program shipping swabs and other supplies to labs is one of the Trump administration's efforts to ensure sufficient coronavirus testing. But some of these supplies have turned out to be hazardous.


Public Health Experts Warn The U.S. Lacks Resources To Contain The Coronavirus

Thursday, June 18, 2020

New coronavirus hot spots are emerging around the country, and many public health experts say the U.S, is still falling short on having enough testing and contract tracing to contain the virus.


U.S. Hits 2 Million Coronavirus Cases As Many States See A Surge Of Patients

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

New cases are rising in at least 20 states, even as restrictions on daily life continue to ease. The U.S. total represents more than 25% of the confirmed cases worldwide.


As Cities Hit Hardest By COVID-19 Reopen, Red Flags Emerge In Other Areas

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Troubling signs are emerging that new coronavirus hot spots may have started to erupt around the United States as the country has begun to reopen.


Race, Ethnicity Data To Be Required With Coronavirus Tests In U.S.

Thursday, June 04, 2020

The federal government says that as of Aug. 1, all laboratories must include detailed demographic data when reporting test results in order to help fight the pandemic nationally.


Experts Fear Mass Protests May Cause New Coronavirus Outbreaks Around The U.S.

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Protests over George Floyd's death continue sweeping across the U.S., creating new dangers. Public health experts fear the coronavirus could begin erupting in new outbreaks around the country.


CDC Director Says New Analysis Exonerates Agency On Testing Delay

Friday, May 29, 2020

CDC chief Robert Redfield says that earlier testing for the coronavirus would have been like "looking for a needle in a haystack." But other health experts dispute his assertion.


Antibody Testing Is Increasing, But A Positive Result Doesn't Prove Immunity

Saturday, May 23, 2020

As more people get tested for antibodies to the coronavirus, fears rise that they'll let down their guard mistakenly believing antibodies guarantee protection.


Scientists Warn CDC Testing Data Could Create Misleading Picture Of Pandemic

Thursday, May 21, 2020

The CDC combines results of a test that spots people who are actively infected with results from another one that looks for antibodies. Scientists say it could create a false picture of the pandemic.


Getting An Antibody Test For The Coronavirus? Here's What It Won't Tell You

Thursday, May 21, 2020

As more and more people get tested for antibodies to the coronavirus, infectious disease specialists worry that those tested — and their employers — may not understand the limits of the results.


FDA Worries COVID-19 Test Misses Too Many People Who Are Infected

Friday, May 15, 2020

The Food And Drug Administration is raising concerns about the accuracy of the Abbott ID Now Coronavirus test, which returns results within 15 minutes. The FDA worries about false negative results.