Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 test results: What you need to know to understand them

Testing has been vital during the pandemic. Negative COVID-19 test results have allowed people the freedom to work and travel, while positive results have been used to isolate infected individuals and protect the wider community.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Herd immunity: can the UK get there?

Now that Britain and the US are crossing the 50% threshold of their populations vaccinated with the first dose, are they reaching herd immunity and can things return to normal soon?

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tracking down hidden COVID infections

Widespread and repeated testing, including of healthy people, is an effective tool in the fight against COVID-19, write Patrick Jenny and Wolf-Dietrich Hardt. With this approach, we have a chance against the new and more ...

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Why we need to test COVID-19 tests

During the first peak of the coronavirus pandemic, it became apparent that the processing of the standard COVID-19 test using nasal swab samples, while considered a gold standard, was slow, taking over 24 hours to give results ...

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