Starting in January, Medicare will pay $75 for tests that take longer than two days, and will only pay $100 per test to laboratories that process most of their Covid-19 tests in less than two days.
Google’s sister company launched a program in California and other states to help route patients to nearby coronavirus testing. Dr. Vivian Lee, president of health platforms for Verily, shared lessons learned from that effort and Verily’s work with schools and businesses.
An Excel spreadsheet was behind IT glitch that caused thousands of positive COVID-19 tests to be omitted from the UK’s official records, according to press reports. The issue that left almost 16,000 positive results going unreported has been blamed on the way Public Health England… Read More »Excel spreadsheet blamed for UK’s COVID-19 test and trace woes
Doctors have called for rules to be tightened on coronavirus antibody tests in the UK amid fears that false readings could put the public at risk. It’s not even known for sure that having antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus confers immunity. But with many other… Read More »UK doctors call for tighter rules on coronavirus antibody tests
Shots: Verily has expedite the COVID-19 testing with a new lab-based at South San Francisco. The lab will use the technology from Thermo Fisher Scientific’s TaqPath test kit that has received the US FDA’s EUA to test COVID-19 Verily has submitted a EUA for an… Read More »Alphabet’s Verily Establishes CLIA-Certified Lab Focusing on COVID-19 Testing
Just under 6% of England’s population – around 3.4 million people – had been infected with coronavirus by the end of June according to an estimate based on antibody tests. More than 100,000 people tested themselves for antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus that can lead… Read More »Around 3.4m people infected with coronavirus in England – study