Rob Stein

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CDC Expands Definition Of Being At Increased Risk Of Having Caught The Coronavirus

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines a "close contact" as spending a total of 15 minutes within 6 feet of an infected person over a 24-hour period.


Coronavirus Test Results Are Still Taking Too Long, A Survey Shows

Monday, October 19, 2020

Coronavirus test results are coming back faster but still taking too long to help fight the pandemic effectively, a national survey shows.


Coronavirus Test Results Get Faster, But Still Too Slow To Help Slow Disease Spread

Monday, October 19, 2020

The average wait time for results has dropped to about three days, but that is still too slow to keep infected people from unknowingly spreading the virus, researchers report.


Trump Plans To Resume Public Activities With South Lawn Appearance

Saturday, October 10, 2020

President Trump says he is feeling well, but questions about his health continue to swirl just over a week after his tweet that he'd tested positive for the coronavirus.


'Reckless': Doctors Question Trump Resuming Activities So Quickly

Friday, October 09, 2020

Trump's physician said Trump could resume "public engagements" as soon as Saturday. But experts say that may be too soon, both for his own health and the safety of those around him.


White House Outbreak Highlights Dangers Of Test-Only Strategy To Prevent Infections

Monday, October 05, 2020

Even regular testing is no substitute for routine mask-wearing and social distancing along with quarantining for those who've been exposed to the coronavirus, experts say.


3 Scientists Win Nobel Prize For Hepatitis C Virus Discovery

Monday, October 05, 2020

The scientists' work led to a test to protect blood transfusion recipients from hepatitis C and drugs to treat the infection that have saved millions of lives, according to the Nobel Assembly.


What A Positive Coronavirus Test Means For President Trump's Health

Friday, October 02, 2020

President Trump and the first lady have contracted the coronavirus. At 74, Trump could be at risk of developing serious complications from the virus.


Can The U.S. Use Its Growing Supply Of Rapid Tests To Stop The Virus?

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Some public health experts hope the growing availability of faster, cheaper tests could lead to a new strategy of widespread testing — one that could finally get the pandemic under control.


CDC Reverses Controversial Guidelines Regarding Coronavirus Testing

Friday, September 18, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed its controversial suggestion that people who have been exposed to someone with the virus don't need to be tested if they have no symptoms.


Trump Administration Blocks FDA From Regulating Many New Medical Tests

Friday, August 21, 2020

The Trump administration has blocked the Food and Drug Administration from regulating many new tests, raising concerns about the reliability of new coronavirus tests and the FDA's independence.


Why Is It So Hard To Get Tested For The Coronavirus Months Into The Pandemic?

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Many localities require a negative coronavirus test for various activities, such as traveling or visiting an older relative. But finding a test with a quick enough turnaround can be challenging.


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.