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Nearly 18,000 airport workers sealed in for testing after 7 cases detected

Enlarge / This photo taken on November 22, 2020, shows health workers in protective suits waiting to conduct COVID-19 coronavirus tests on staff at Pudong Airport in Shanghai. Getty | STR Nearly 18,000 workers were sealed into Shanghai’s main airport Sunday and tested for COVID-19 in one night after authorities detected seven cases linked to …

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Facebook is testing a Nextdoor-like ‘Neighborhoods’ feature in Canada

Beck Diefenbach / Reuters Facebook is testing a feature called Neighborhoods that would allow users to join community-based groups, much as you can with Nextdoor. Screenshots spotted by social media consultant Matt Navarra show the product being used in Calgary (also using the Canadian spelling “neighbourhoods”), giving users the opportunity to enter a profile including …

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This congressperson wants to ramp up COVID-19 testing

Enlarge / Doctor in protection gloves examining & organising test kit for COVID-19 in laboratory. Tang Ming Tung | Getty Images The US’s COVID testing failure has unfurled in stages. First, there weren’t close to enough tests, thanks to cascading policy failures and supply chain issues. Once the supply problem gradually came under control, it …

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CDC dramatically restores COVID-19 testing advice marred by political meddling

Enlarge / The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters stands in Atlanta, Georgia, US, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Getty | Bloomberg In a dramatic move, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday restored its recommendation to test people who have been exposed to the pandemic coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, but don’t have …

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Google asks to test a new type of wireless broadband

Google Google has asked the FCC for permission to conduct secret wireless broad tests using the 6GHz spectrum in multiple cities across the US, according to a document spotted by Business Insider. It wants to run “experimental propagation testing in the 6GHz band” to see if the frequencies can provide “reliable broadband connections,” the redacted …

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Testing labs trounced, hospitalizations skyrocket as COVID-19 surges on

Enlarge / Vehicles make their way to a COVID-19 test site in Los Angeles, California on July 21, 2020. California on July 21 reported a total of 400,769 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, approaching the numbers of New York, the state with the most cases. Getty | Frederic Brown The US surpassed 4 million …

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NY partygoers get subpoenas after stonewalling COVID-19 contact tracers

Enlarge / This picture taken on April 5, 2019, shows nurses waiting for patients at the Rockland County Health Department in Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York, amid a measles outbreak. Getty | JOHANNES EISELE Test, isolate, trace, quarantine: these are the bedrock public health measures proven effective at stamping out an infectious disease before it …

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US logs record 40K COVID-19 cases in a day as experts brace for rise in deaths

Enlarge / Vice President Mike Pence speaks after leading a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the Department of Health and Human Services on June 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Getty | Joshua Roberts The US logged nearly 40,000 new cases of COVID-19 nationwide Thursday—the highest daily total yet in the course of the …

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Hype and hope: Wearables in the covid era

The NBA’s strategy of using luxury wearable devices to detect and prevent COVID-19 among basketball players looks awfully good on paper. It also torments us by both suggesting a techno-silver bullet as well as offering a view on how the rich and famous enjoy an elite level of safety during a devastating pandemic.  Because this …

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Recovered COVID-19 patients test positive but not infectious, data finds

Enlarge / Medical staff transport patients of a sanatorium where mass coronavirus infections occurred to hospital in Daegu, South Korea, March 19, 2020. Getty | Lee Sang-ho | Xinhua News Agency People who recover from COVID-19 but test positive for the virus again days or weeks later are not shedding viral particles and are not …

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