Testing

Colleges Need To Test Frequently

(CNN) - As college campuses prepare to reopen; a new study suggests they should frequently screen students for COVID-19. Researchers found that testing students every two days, even with a low-quality test, could keep infections at a more controllable…

Gilead To Test Inhaled Version Of Remdesivir

(CNN) - The company that makes the antiviral drug Remdesivir is about to test an inhaled version of the medication as potential COVID-19 treatment. Remdesivir is the only drug right now that has emergency-use FDA approval to treat COVID-19…

Red Cross To Test All Donations For COVID Antibodies

Charleston, SC (WCSC) - The American Red Cross is now testing all blood, platelet, and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The organization made the announcement on Monday. The test which was authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration…

CDC Test Babies Born To Moms With Virus

Orlando, FL (WFTV) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now advising doctors test all newborns delivered to women with potential COVID-19 infections. The CDC says babies are most likely exposed to the virus through respiratory droplets…

Walgreens Drive-Thru Testing Coming To 49 States

(CNN) - Walgreens is expanding its drive-through testing for COVID-19. The announcement on Monday follows a similar one from CVS. Walgreens says it will provide the tests in 49 states plus Puerto Rico. It says it's working with government…

Experts Say Testing Must Increase 3X To Reopen U.S.

(CNN) - A new academic article says the U.S. must more than triple coronavirus testing to safely open the economy. Researchers at Harvard's Global Health Institute and School of Public Health say the goal should be at least 500,000…

Reports: Facebook Testing A 'Downvote' Button

(CNN) - Facebook is testing out a "downvote" button," according to multiple news reports. Tech-crunch reports Facebook is testing the button on five percent of Android users in the United States whose language is set to English. It reports Facebook…

Bill would require students to pass citizenship test

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) —Sen. Arthur Orr and Rep. Terri Collins said Monday they are introducing a bill that will require all Alabama high school seniors to pass a citizenship test. The bill will be presented in the 2017 legislative session…